Graco Contender 65 - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives

Graco Contender 65

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Q: Hi, I see there is a recall on the Graco My Ride 65. We have a Graco contender 65, so we are ok with the Contender? Thank You.
Q: I am trying to decide on a new seat for my 2 yo. She is 27.6 lbs and 36.75 in tall. I would like to stay under $150-175. Any feedback on these styles: Britax Roundabout G4.1, Graco Size4Me 65, Graco Contender or any other suggestions? Thanks!

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Review by Kathrina 0 0
Pros
  • Seat features a Simply Safe Adjust Harness System that can be adjusted with just one hand, unlike other baby seats that requires dismantling for adjustment;
  • Side-impact tested that provides additional ...
Cons
  • When installed rear-faced, this car seat may be too big or bulky for small cars;
  • Cup holder cannot be removed for cleaning, you have to unscrew it which can be a hassle as toddlers are always spilling ...
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Review by Azanta Rezwana 0 0
Pros
  • Both rear- and front-facing mode
  • Can accommodate children up to 65 pounds
  • Crash tested and safe for baby
  • 5-point harness system
  • 8 different headrest positions
Cons
  • No recline positions
  • Harness needs constant readjusting
Extremely popular in its price range of less than $150, the Graco Contender 65 can be used to accommodate children up to 65 pounds. You can use this convertible car seat in both rear- and front-facing... Read full review
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Adjustable features
Harness Type Harness Type
5-point
Adjustable Recline Adjustable Recline
Yes
Padding or insert included Padding or insert included
Yes
Adjustment Features Adjustment Features
Integrated belt lock-off for easy vehicle seat belt installation.
Child Restrictions
Age Range Age Range
Newborn and Up
Weight Range Weight Range
20lb - 65lb
Height Range Height Range
52 inches
Rear facing weight limit Rear facing weight limit
40 lbs
Rear facing height limit Rear facing height limit
1 inches
Booster seat Booster seat
No
Installation
How the seat is installed How the seat is installed
Installed directly into the car (the seat is not movable)
LATCH Connectors LATCH Connectors
SuperCinch LATCH connector
Car Size Car Size
  • Small (e.g. Toyota Prius)
  • Medium (e.g. Kia Optima)
  • Large (e.g. Dodge Charger)
  • SUV / Minivans
Premium Features
Detachable cover Detachable cover
Yes
Machine washable cover Machine washable cover
Yes
Stroller system compatible Stroller system compatible
Yes
NHTSA Rating
NHTSA Evaluation of Securing the Child NHTSA Evaluation of Securing the Child
4
NHTSA Evaluation of Ease of Use NHTSA Evaluation of Ease of Use
3
NHTSA Evaluation of Installation NHTSA Evaluation of Installation
3
NHTSA Evaluation of Labels NHTSA Evaluation of Labels
3
NHTSA Evaluation of Instructions NHTSA Evaluation of Instructions
3
Physical Features
Color Color
Arabella
Weight of the seat Weight of the seat

5.2 lbs
 
Dimensions Dimensions
1.8 x 1.5 x 2 ft
General Info
Brand Brand
Graco
Description Description
The Contender 65 can be used as a rear-facing seat for kids from 5 to 40 pounds and in a forward-facing position for children from 20 to 65 pounds. The headrest is 8-position adjustable, and the harness offers a 5-point front-adjust system. Users say that this model is easy to install and doesn’t take up much space in the car.
Details
  • Graco Contender 65 Convertible Car Seat
  • Arabella
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Popularity Popularity
93 / 100
Release Date Release Date
18 Nov 2013
Warranty Warranty
1 year from date of purchase.
Return Policy Return Policy
If such a defect is discovered during the limited warranty period, we will, at our sole option, repair or replace your product at no cost to you.
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Key features
  • Rear-facing infant from 5 - 40 pounds
  • Forward-facing toddler from 20-65 pounds
  • Safe Adjust Harness System
  • Built-in 5-point harness system
  • One-hand, 8-position adjustable headrest

Graco Contender 65 is a very popular and one of the cheaper options. It's in the top 3 bestselling convertible car seats and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Baby Trend Protect Sport or Evenflo Platinum Symphony LX .

Graco Contender 65 was released in 2013. There are a lot of newer convertible car seats on the market. Show newer Convertible Car Seats

Graco Contender 65 is $31.57 less expensive than an average convertible car seat ($169.99).

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Hi, I see there is a recall on the Graco My Ride 65. We have a Graco contender 65, so we are ok with the Contender? Thank You.
Related: Graco Contender 65, Graco My Ride 65, Convertible Car Seats | Submitted by anonymous 446 days ago

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I am trying to decide on a new seat for my 2 yo. She is 27.6 lbs and 36.75 in tall. I would like to stay under $150-175. Any feedback on these styles: Britax Roundabout G4.1, Graco Size4Me 65, Graco Contender or any other suggestions? Thanks!
Related: Graco Size4Me 65, Britax Roundabout G4.1, Graco Contender 65, Convertible Car Seats | Submitted by Angela 476 days ago

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We are looking for a different car seat for our 6 year old grandson he's 44 lbs and 45 inches very skinny . And tall we are unsure what to get .Where looking at Alpha Omega Elite car seat.
Related: Safety 1rst Alpha Omega Elite, Convertible Car Seats | Submitted by Angel 189 days ago

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I have a three year old, a 5 year old and a 7 year old. Which carseat would be best for all three?
Related: Diono RadianRXT, Britax Frontier G1.1, Convertible Car Seats | Submitted by Vanessa 299 days ago
A: Sitting three children in a back seat that are older

If you are sitting three across, the Radian Diono RXT seat would be best for all of them. It fits all stages. For your seven year old, you could buy the version that does not have the five point harness which is a tad cheaper. 

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What car seat is safest between the graco 4 ever and the Nautilus 65
Related: Graco 4ever, Graco Nautilus, Convertible Car Seats | Submitted by Athena 343 days ago

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-budget is $400 max.
-My one year old daughter will be using the seat. She is 28" tall and 19 lbs. now.
- We drive a Subaru Outback.
-We fly at least once a year on a cross country flight and will need to bring the carseat. I like the option for her to use it on the plane instead of checking it.
I am torn between the Diono Rainier/Radian or the Britax Marathon Click Tight.
Questions:
-Safety comparison.
-Is the side impact better for the Rainier? But then what did the Radian score better on the Insurance rating? That's confusing.
Thanks for your assistance. This decision is not easy!
Related: Diono RadianRXT, Britax Marathon ClickTight, Convertible Car Seats | Submitted by Katie 356 days ago
A: Britax Marathon vs. Radian Diono

If you are flying, the Radian is definitely the better choice. It folds up and can be put in the overhead compartment. This is also a great feature if you have people at work ride with you at lunch or something and need the space in your vehicle. The Britax Marathon is a great seat, but very large. It would be a bear to travel with. I like both seats, but it depends on why and where you are using it. Do you have a small car? Do you have another car seat in the vehicle? Are you having another child? If you want a really safe seat that is both portable and comfortable and narrow, then choose the Radian. If you want a huge seat that is easy to put into the car, safe, etc but takes up half of the backseat, choose the Britax. They are both safe. I am buying the Radian for my car and the Britax for my Durango.

I hope this helps.

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I am having a hard time deciding between these two. My daughter hates the car seat and I am hoping once we transition, it will get better. They both have a lot of nice features but I'm wondering if anyone has had experience with both. Does your child prefer one over the other? Do you feel one is easier/safer than the other? Thank you
Related: Chicco Nextfit Zip, Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit, Convertible Car Seats | Submitted by Lakyn 368 days ago

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