Graco Contender 65 - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives

Graco Contender 65

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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 What type of harness is used to secure the child
5-point
Adjustable Recline Can the seat’s recline angle be adjusted?
Yes
Padding or insert included Extra padding is required to have a newborn or small baby fit properly in a convertible car seat
Yes
Adjustment Features How the straps and buckles adjust to ensure that the child is secured
Integrated belt lock-off for easy vehicle seat belt installation.
Child Restrictions
Age Range
Newborn and Up
Weight Range Minimum weight to maximum weight
20lb - 65lb
Height Range Minimum height to maximum height
52 inches
Rear facing weight limit How long can the child sit rear facing in this seat? (weight)
40 lbs
Rear facing height limit How long can the child sit rear facing? (height)
1 inches
Booster seat Can the convertible car seat be used as a booster seat?
No
Installation
How the seat is installed If the seat is clicked into a base, the seat can can be taken out of the car easily with the child still in it.
Installed directly into the car (the seat is not movable)
LATCH Connectors What LATCH system connectors does the seat use to be secured in the vehicle?
SuperCinch LATCH connector
Car Size What size vehicles does this seat work with?
  • Small (e.g. Toyota Prius)
  • Medium (e.g. Kia Optima)
  • Large (e.g. Dodge Charger)
  • SUV / Minivans
Premium Features
Detachable cover Does the car seat cover come off and on easily?
Yes
Machine washable cover Can the carseat cover be put in the washing machine?
Yes
Stroller system compatible Can this car seat be used with a compatible stroller system?
Yes
NHTSA Rating
NHTSA Evaluation of Securing the Child National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the United States ranking from 1-5, 1 being the worst and 5 being the best
4
NHTSA Evaluation of Ease of Use National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the United States ranking from 1-5, 1 being the worst and 5 being the best
3
NHTSA Evaluation of Installation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the United States ranking from 1-5, 1 being the worst and 5 being the best
3
NHTSA Evaluation of Labels National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the United States ranking from 1-5, 1 being the worst and 5 being the best
3
NHTSA Evaluation of Instructions National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the United States ranking from 1-5, 1 being the worst and 5 being the best
3
Physical Features
Color Mouse over a color for a picture
Sapphire
Weight of the seat

5.2 lbs
 
Dimensions
1.8 x 1.5 x 2 ft
General Info
Brand
Graco
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.
Size
Size Variations Mouse over a size variation for a picture
Popularity 0-100 scale indicating how frequently people buy the product online. Recalculated daily.
95 / 100
Release Date
18 Nov 2013
Warranty
1 year from date of purchase.
Return Policy How long the trial period is and what the return policy is like
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

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Questions about Graco Contender 65

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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 337 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 366 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 79 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 190 days ago

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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 233 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 246 days ago

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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 258 days ago

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