Comparing Advocate with Maxi Cosi Pria 85
Overall I'm happy with this car seat. The main reason is because the advocate style has extra side protection. Since I've installed it on a side seat, not in the middle of back seat, I wanted this one. So for safety I feel it's the best out there! Easy install once you get it figured out. I used the latch system to install it. Installed with seatbelt too to compare but the seat belt strap is somewhat in the way when you load your baby into the seat as it sticks out a little. I liked the latch better because it's latched below so no seatbelt strap is sticking out at all. Basically when it sticks out I mean baby's legs can brush against it when getting them in car. Once in car seat seatbelt is not touching the baby. But for convienience of baby in and out, I did latch instead of seatbelt strap install and works great, it doesn't move an itch either way installing. Tightly secured! Had fire dept help with install first time. I also have the maxi cosi pria 85 in my husbands car. Comparing the 2, for install ease I like the britex better. For baby comfort, I like the pria 85 better because it is a lot more roomy and spacious when baby in it. But it's rated for 85lbs and britex is 65 lbs. Install on maxi cosi pria is more difficult to get tight fit though. My husband had to put a lot of weight on it to get it to tighten. For me, I wanted easy install in case I had to move it in and out sometime. So for safety and easy install I picked britex. But love the pria 85 in my husbands truck for long road trips as it's more comfy for my daughter who is 1. So if you get 2 car seats I like having these 2 for different reasons. Hope that helps someone. Britex for safety side impact and easy install. I also like the ease of tightening the straps on baby. Glides easier than pria 85 does when baby is in seat. Maxi cosi pria 85 for soft fabric and cozy for long trips!
Straps tighten easy on baby
Snug install fit
ConsNot as roomy as maxi cosi pria 85
Best UsesEvery day use