July 2021

Convertible Car Seats: Aggregated Ranking Report

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

At a glance - July 2021 Ranking

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Rank Change Price Convertible Car Seat
Verywell Family
Strolleria
Healthline
Parenting Pod
the Bump
babylist
what to expect
BabyGearLab
Parents
Good Housekeeping
1
- Check price Nuna RAVA
2
1
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4
7
7
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9
2
- Check price Cosco Scenera Next
8
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1
4
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6
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2
3
+1 $279 Graco 4Ever DLX
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2
2
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2
2
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7
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4
+1 $191 Graco Extend2Fit
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5
3
5
9
2
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5
+1 Check price Clek Foonf
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3
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7
5
5
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7
6
+1 $275 Diono Radian 3RXT
9
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4
6
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-
-
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8
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7
-4 $325 Britax Boulevard ClickTight
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2
6
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1
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8
New * $380 Britax One4Life
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1
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1
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9
-1 $70 Evenflo Tribute LX
4
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9
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3
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10
-1 $130 Safety 1st Grow and Go
5
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7
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3
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11
- $499 Maxi-Cosi Pria 85
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6
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4
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5
12
- $357 Britax Boulevard Clicktight ARB
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4
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1
13
- $240 Britax Marathon ClickTight
3
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8
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14
- $350 Uppababy Knox
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5
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3
15
New * $270 Chicco NextFit Zip
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3
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9
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16
-1 Check price Nuna EXEC
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10
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3
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17
-1 $180 Chicco NextFit Sport
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7
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3
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18
- $180 Graco SlimFit All-in-One
7
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4
19
-9 $500 Cybex Sirona S SensorSafe
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4
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-
-
-
-
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8
20
-1 $298 Cybex Sirona M
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5
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9
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21
-1 $380 Clek Fllo
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9
7
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22
New * $380 Evenflo Gold Revolve360
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6
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10
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23
New * $264 Graco SlimFit3
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8
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11
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We ranked Nuna RAVA #1 in July 2021 because:

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

Best Splurge

Pros
Modern, sleek design
Easy seat belt installation
Added legroom for comfort

Cons
Expensive

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Strolleria

Most Popular Convertible Car Seat

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babylist

Modern,Stylish and Safe

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Most Splurgeworthy Convertible Car Seat

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BabyGearLab

Best for Quality

Pros
Top-quality
Better crash analysis
Easy to install

Cons
Heavy & wide
Expensive

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Good Housekeeping

Best Looking Convertible Car seat

Pros
Weight range: 5-50 pounds rear-facing, 25-65 pounds forward-facing
Height range: Up to 49 inches
Carrier weight: 27.2 pounds
Carrier width: 19 inches

Cons
Expensive at $450

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We ranked Cosco Scenera Next #2 in July 2021 because:

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

Best for Travel

Pros
Easy to travel with
Inexpensive

Cons
Not very comfortable
Lacking features

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Healthline

Best Convertible Car Seat for Travel

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Parenting Pod

Best for Budget

Pros
The seat’s fabric is both washer- and dryer-safe
the seats comes with detachable cup holders
has a one-year warranty
price tag is low

Cons
With a forward-facing weight limit of just 40 pounds
no booster option
this car seat probably won’t fit your child past preschool

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Best Affordable Convertible Car Seat

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Good Housekeeping

Best Value Convertible Car Seat

Pros
Weight range: 5-40 pounds rear-facing, 22-40 pounds forward-facing
Height range: 19-40 inches rear-facing, 29-43 inches forward-facing
Carrier weight: 7 pounds
Carrier width: 17.5 inches

Cons
Only approved for children up to 40 pounds

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We ranked Graco 4Ever DLX #3 in July 2021 because:

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

Best Convertible Car Seat for Lasting Use

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Parenting Pod

Best for Low-Weight Babies

Pros
easier-to-remove fabric cover
one-step LATCH installation

Cons
This car seat’s rear-facing weight limit is 40 pounds
it only has a year-long warranty

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babylist

Babylist Parent Pick

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Best Convertible Car Seat

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Parents

Best for Big Kids

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We ranked Graco Extend2Fit #4 in July 2021 because:

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

Best Extended Rear-Facing

Pros
Easy LATCH installation
High rear-facing weight limit
Fits babies weighing 4 lbs and up

Cons
Seatbelt installation can be difficult
Does not convert to a booster seat

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the Bump

Best Rear-facing Convertible Car Seat

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babylist

Best Convertible Car Seat 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 for longer
Reasonable price

Cons
Average quality
Harder to install with the vehicle belt

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We ranked Clek Foonf #5 in July 2021 because:

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

Most Unique Safety Features

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babylist

So Many Safety Extras

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Sleekest Convertible Car Seat

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BabyGearLab

Best for Narrow Seat Width

Pros
Easy installation
Comfortable
Additional safety features

Cons
Harder to use
Heavy
Expensive

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Good Housekeeping

Best Constructed Convertible Car Seat

Pros
Weight range: 5-50 pounds rear-facing with infant insert, 22-65 pounds forward-facing
Height range: 19-43 inches rear-facing with infant insert, 30-49 inches forward-facing
Carrier weight: 38 pounds
Carrier width: 16.9 inches

Cons
Expensive at $500
Requires separate infant insert to use from birth
Rethread harness requires manual harness adjustments

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We ranked Diono Radian 3RXT #6 in July 2021 because:

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

Best for Tall Kids

Pros
Slim and narrow
12 position headrest
Comfortable

Cons
Hard to install
Heavy

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Healthline

Best Narrow Convertible Car Seat

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Parenting Pod

Best For Travel

Pros
The Radian can rear-face up to 45 lbs
its cover is machine washable
It has a one-year warranty
this seat is suited for infants as well

Cons
seat is hard to install
heavy

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Parents

Best for Big Families

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We ranked Britax Boulevard ClickTight #7 in July 2021 because:

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

Best Rated Convertible Car Seat

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Healthline

Best Convertible Car Seat for Easy Install

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Easiest Convertible Car Seat to Install

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We ranked Britax One4Life #8 in July 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Convertible Car Seats” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Britax One4Life as #1.
Critic endorsements:
babylist

Best All-in-One Convertible Car Seat

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Parents

Quickest Setup

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We ranked Evenflo Tribute LX #9 in July 2021 because:

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

Best Budget

Pros
Good for travel
Inexpensive
Easy to install

Cons
Not as comfortable as other options
Height allowance

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Healthline

Best Budget-friendly Convertible Car Seat

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BabyGearLab

Best Bang for the Buck

Pros
Super inexpensive
Better crash test results
Narrower width

Cons
Lower quality
Harder to install

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

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

Best 3-in-1

Pros
Good value
Lightweight
Machine washable pads

Cons
Installation can be tricky

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Healthline

Best User-friendly Convertible Car Seat

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babylist

Best Budget Convertible Car Seat

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We ranked Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 #11 in July 2021 because:

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

Best Convertible Car Seat for Big Kids

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Most Comfortable Convertible Car Seat

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Good Housekeeping

Best Convertible Car Seat for Big Kids

Pros
Weight range: 14-40 pounds rear-facing, 22-85 pounds forward-facing
Height range: Up to 40 inches rear-facing, 29-52 inches forward-facing
Carrier weight: 23 pounds
Carrier width: 23 inches

Cons
Not approved for babies under 14 pounds
Magnetic chest clip can be tricky

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We ranked Britax Boulevard Clicktight ARB #12 in July 2021 because:

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

Best for Easy Installation

Pros
Foolproof installation
Easiest to use
Comfortable

Cons
Average crash test results
Higher Price

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Good Housekeeping

Best Overall Convertible Car Seat

Pros
Weight range: 5-40 pounds rear-facing, 20-65 pounds forward-facing
Height range: Up to 49 inches
Carrier weight: 29.4 pounds
Carrier width: 18.5 inches

Cons
Heavy and bulky

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We ranked Britax Marathon ClickTight #13 in July 2021 because:

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

Most Comfortable

Pros
Easy to install
No rethread required
Comfortable

Cons
No booster seat option

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Parenting Pod

Best Without Booster

Pros
comfortably padded and shaped
It also uses the least amount of flame retardant chemicals
offers easy cleanup, and is just 1.5 inches wider than the Clek seat
making it one of the easier convertible car seats to fit in a back row with three-car seats.

Cons
This car seat can’t be used as a booster, and it rear-faces only to 40 pounds, not 50. Also, its fabric isn’t machine washable.

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We ranked Uppababy Knox #14 in July 2021 because:

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

Best Convertible Car Seat Warranty

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Good Housekeeping

Best Convertible Car Seat for Switching Cars

Pros
Weight range: 14-45 pounds rear-facing, 25-65 pounds forward-facing
Height range: Up to 49 inches
Carrier weight: 32.5 pounds
Carrier width: 18.8 inches

Cons
Installation is more complicated than other options
Not suitable for newborns

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We ranked Chicco NextFit Zip #15 in July 2021 because:

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

Best Easily Washable Convertible Car Seat

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babylist

Easiest to Clean Convertible Car Seat

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We ranked Nuna EXEC #16 in July 2021 because:

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

Best Splurge-worthy Convertible Car Seat

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Parents

Coolest Design

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We ranked Chicco NextFit Sport #17 in July 2021 because:

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

Best Belt Tightener And Zip-Off Fabric

Pros
seat pad is comfortable
it’s easily adjustable
offers nine reclining positions
zipper feature allowing you to easily remove the fabric for washing
has many safety features such as a Superior DuoGuard protection with a deep rigid shell and EPS energy-absorbing foam, plus a steel frame (or rather steel-reinforced frame).

Cons
it’s not clear what the warranty is.

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Most Foolproof Convertible Car Seat

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We ranked Graco SlimFit All-in-One #18 in July 2021 because:

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

Best for Small Cars

Pros
Good for small cars
No rethreading required
Easy installation

Cons
Straps are hard to tighten
Straps cannot be removed to clean

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Good Housekeeping

Best 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat

Pros
Weight range: 5-40 pounds rear-facing, 22-65 pounds forward-facing, 40-100 pounds booster
Height range: Up to 49 inches, 43-57 inches booster
Carrier weight: 19.5 pounds
Carrier width: 19.9 inches

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We ranked Cybex Sirona S SensorSafe #19 in July 2021 because:

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

Most Innovative Convertible Car Seat

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Good Housekeeping

Best Convertible Car Seat with Built-in Sensor

Pros
Weight range: 4-50 pounds rear-facing, 22-65 pounds forward-facing
Height range: 17-49 inches rear-facing, 28-49 inches forward-facing
Carrier weight: 30.4 pounds
Carrier width: 19 inches

Cons
Bulkier design
Expensive at $500

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We ranked Cybex Sirona M #20 in July 2021 because:

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

Best Convertible Car Seat with Hot Car Technology

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the Bump

Best Convertible Car Seat for Advanced Safety Technology

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We ranked Clek Fllo #21 in July 2021 because:

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

Best Fit For Narrow Spaces

Pros
anti-rebound bar is a unique feature which adds stability during a crash
lessening the impact of the rebound and reducing the seat’s rotation and movement during and immediately following the impact
It also has a steel-reinforced substructure, inner and outer energy absorbing foam layers
adjustable deep headrest.

Cons
heavy
doesn’t have a no-fail installation system
needs a special insert
Its fabric is also not machine washable.

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the Bump

Best Convertible Car Seat for Small Cars

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We ranked Evenflo Gold Revolve360 #22 in July 2021 because:

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

Best Rotating Convertible Car Seat

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Parents

Easy Access

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We ranked Graco SlimFit3 #23 in July 2021 because:

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

Best Convertible Car Seat for Three Across

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Parents

Best Fit

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