April 2021

Convertible Car Seat Rankings Report

This report contains an aggregate consensus of Convertible Car Seat rankings posted by key online experts, as of April 2021.

Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend Convertible Car Seats.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of Convertible Car Seats, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for April 2021 ranking

We ranked Graco 4Ever DLX 4-in-1 Car Seat #1 in April 2021 because:

  • 6 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Convertible Car Seats” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Graco 4Ever DLX 4-in-1 Car Seat as #1.
Critic endorsements:
babylist

One and Done

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Best Convertible Car Seat

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BabyGearLab

Pros
Cup holders
Easy harness adjustments
Machine wash cover

Cons
Price
Disappointing quality for the price

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Verywell Family

Best Overall

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Healthline

Best Convertible Car Seat for Lasting Use

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Parenting Pod

Best for Low-Weight Babies

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We ranked Nuna RAVA #2 in April 2021 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Convertible Car Seats” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Nuna RAVA as #1.
Critic endorsements:
babylist

Modern,Stylish and Safe

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Most Splurgeworthy Convertible Car Seat

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BabyGearLab

Best for Quality

Pros
Great crash test results
Easy to install
High quality
Comfy

Cons
Expensive
Heavier
Stiff buckle

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Verywell Family

Best Splurge

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Strolleria

Most Popular Convertible Car Seat

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We ranked Britax Boulevard ClickTight #3 in April 2021 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Convertible Car Seats” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Britax Boulevard ClickTight as #1.
Critic endorsements:
babylist

Best Convertible Car Seat with Extra Protection

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Easiest Convertible Car Seat to Install

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Strolleria

Best Rated Convertible Car Seat

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Healthline

Best Convertible Car Seat for Easy Install

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We ranked Graco Extend2Fit #4 in April 2021 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Convertible Car Seats” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
babylist

Great for Extended Rear-Facing

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Best Convertible Car Seat for Rear-Facing Toddlers

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BabyGearLab

Best Crash Test Result

Pros
Best crash test results
Rear-facing till 50 lbs
Price

Cons
Not the best quality
Harder belt installation

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Parenting Pod

Best Extended Rear-Facing

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Best Rear-facing Convertible Car Seat

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We ranked Diono Radian 3RXT #5 in April 2021 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Convertible Car Seats” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
babylist

Slim Profile

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Verywell Family

Best for Tall Kids

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Healthline

Best Narrow Convertible Car Seat

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Parenting Pod

Best For Travel

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Best All-In-One Convertible Car Seat

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We ranked Cosco Scenera Next #6 in April 2021 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Convertible Car Seats” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Cosco Scenera Next as #1.
Critic endorsements:
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Best Affordable Convertible Car Seat

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Verywell Family

Best for Travel

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Healthline

Best Convertible Car Seat for Travel

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Parenting Pod

Best for Budget

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We ranked Clek Foonf #7 in April 2021 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Convertible Car Seats” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
babylist

So Many Safety Extras

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Sleekest Convertible Car Seat

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BabyGearLab

Best for Narrow Seat Width

Pros
Anti-rebound bar
Easy to install
Steel frame

Cons
Higher price
Heavy
Rethread harness

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Strolleria

Most Unique Safety Features

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We ranked Britax Boulevard Clicktight ARB #8 in April 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Convertible Car Seats” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Britax Boulevard Clicktight ARB as #1.
Critic endorsements:
BabyGearLab

Best for Easy Installation

Pros
Easy to install and use
Cozy comfort
Nice quality

Cons
Average crash test results

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Best Convertible Car Seat for Easy Install

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We ranked Britax Marathon ClickTight #9 in April 2021 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Convertible Car Seats” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
BabyGearLab

Pros
Easy ClickTight installation
Comfy quality

Cons
Heavier
Price
Clip LATCH anchors
Below average crash test results

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Verywell Family

Most Comfortable

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Parenting Pod

Best Without Booster

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We ranked Safety 1st Grow and Go #10 in April 2021 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Convertible Car Seats” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
babylist

Best Budget Convertible Car Seat

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Verywell Family

Best 3-in-1

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Healthline

Best User-friendly Convertible Car Seat

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We ranked Evenflo Tribute LX #11 in April 2021 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Convertible Car Seats” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
BabyGearLab

Best Bang for the Buck

Pros
Budget-friendly
Better crash test results
Narrow

Cons
Thin padding
Harder to install
Lower quality

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Verywell Family

Best Budget

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Healthline

Best Budget-friendly Convertible Car Seat

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We ranked Clek Fllo #12 in April 2021 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Convertible Car Seats” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
BabyGearLab

Pros
Comfy
High-quality

Cons
Hard to use
Heavy
Price
Harder to install

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Parenting Pod

Best Fit For Narrow Spaces

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the Bump

Best Convertible Car Seat for Small Cars

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We ranked Cybex Sirona M #13 in April 2021 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Convertible Car Seats” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
BabyGearLab

Pros
Easy to install
Nice quality
No-rethread height adjustment

Cons
Disappointing crash tests
Price, wider
Harder to carry

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Healthline

Best Convertible Car Seat with Hot Car Technology

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Best Convertible Car Seat for Advanced Safety Technology

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We ranked Chicco NextFit Sport #14 in April 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Convertible Car Seats” rankings.
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Most Foolproof Convertible Car Seat

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Parenting Pod

Best Belt Tightener And Zip-Off Fabric

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We ranked Cybex Sirona S SensorSafe #15 in April 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Convertible Car Seats” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
babylist

Most Innovative Convertible Car Seat

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Strolleria

Most Innovative Convertible Car Seat

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We ranked Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 #16 in April 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Convertible Car Seats” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
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Most Comfortable Convertible Car Seat

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Best Convertible Car Seat for Big Kids

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We ranked Graco SlimFit All-in-One #17 in April 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Convertible Car Seats” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
BabyGearLab

Pros
Price
Easy LATCH installation
Easier to use

Cons
Average crash result analysis

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Verywell Family

Best for Small Cars

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