Britax Frontier 85 Harness Booster Car Seat Livia

This item is discontinued.
A new Frontier model, the Frontier 85 Booster Car Seat. In addition to having an 85 pound harnessed weight capacity we have increased the top harness height as well as incorporated integrated cup holders and have also redesigned the belt path for an easier installation. The new Britax frontier 85 combination harness 2 booster boasts best in class forward-facing five-point harnessed weight capacity up to 85 pounds with an industry-leading 20" shoulder harness height. The seat also serves as a vehicle belt-positioning booster up to 120 pounds. Featuring true side impact protection with one-hand adjustable harness height system, versa-tether and engineered energy management zones, the frontier is designed to be the safest high capacity seat in the industry. Loaded with comfort and convenience features, such as comfort foam, integrated cup holders and fixed armrests, the frontier is the ideal seat for the child graduating from their convertible car seat without compromising safety.
Product Reviews
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40 Reviews
Ratings Snapshot
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Long Island, NY
Verified Buyer
Great Booster
August 3, 2013
Love this seat! Easy installation and easy for my 5 yr old to get in/out of!
Columbus, Ohio
You can't go wrong buying a Britax from Albee baby!!
July 7, 2013
Great safe carseat! The fabric is really nice on this seat. Great buy!
Burbank, California
Verified Buyer
My daughter loves her new seat.
July 6, 2013
This is exactly what I was looking for. My daughter loves it. The cup holders are a big plus.
Abc@gmail c.
Los Angeles
Best cars eat I found out there
June 26, 2013
Solid car seat, very comfortable, easy to get in and out. Nothing tangling. Love the cup holders. Big any safe. Very good investmants. My baby is not 2 yet but she is big and loves it.
San Jose, CA
Verified Buyer
My daughter loves it
April 27, 2013
Forth Britax seat we've bought and it lives up to their reputation for quality. Only minor issue is that it's hard to loosen the tether strap. You need to stick your thumb through the slot to push on the lever to release the straps.And lastly the anchoring strap that runs through the back of the seat and anchors it to the vehicle seat is really hard to tighten.
middletown, nj
Verified Buyer
April 22, 2013
I purchased this for my granddaughter, she loves it, she is 4 years old but does not have the weight for a regular booster like her friends, so this looks like a big girl chair, but is still safe for her, and she loves the color
  • easy to install
Elm Grove, Louisiana
Verified Buyer
Love it!
April 21, 2013
This car seat was the next step after outgrowing our Britax Frontier. Love it!! This site had the best price (and I searched hard!). Great buy! Love Britax!
  • Super safe. My daughter loves the cup holders.
  • My daughter can't release the seatbelt by herself (which may be a pro to you!).
Phoenix, AZ
Verified Buyer
Good booster seat to grow with!
April 4, 2013
My daughter loves her big girl seat in her favorite color. We love that it grows with her and is still a 5-point harness. One suggestion we have is to pull the LATCH adjusting belt in where the child's waist belt is to tighten. Otherwise, angle of the belt against the seat may make it difficult to tighten.
  • Britax reputation and safety ratings
  • Five point harness that grows into a booster seat
  • Easy to install using LATCH
  • Heavy
  • Really wide so impossible to get 3 kids (with or without boosters or carseats) in one row when we are using this.
  • Cupholders do not collapse
Verified Buyer
April 1, 2013
We were looking for a new 5 point harness for our 5 year old. Her last car set was expiring soon and we still wanted to stay with a britax. Thankfully we found this britax frontier 85. It is amazing! Our daughter feels like a big kid since it has the high back booster feel (and converts to it later on) and it has the 5 point harness that we absolutely wanted. Great fit in our car. And I love that it does not expire for 9 years! Best price I found as well!
san diego, ca
Verified Buyer
great buy!
March 22, 2013
I have always bought britax carseats so when it came time for a booster, this was a no brainer! I like the fact that it has the 5 point harness, I can use it for now until my kids get bigger then it can be used with just the seatbelt. The color was a very nice rasberry color, my girls love it and so do I :) I would recommend this seat to anyone looking for a booster that is transitioning from a carseat. This has extra saftey and I like that.
  • everything about it, I like.
  • nothing I don't like about it
Houston, TX
Verified Buyer
Great seat!
March 21, 2013
This is a perfect booster seat. We have a graco, too and that one has a buckle that is so hard to unbuckle. This one actually has a great, easy to use buckle. Good comfort. It is soooo secure when placed with a latch. My daughter loves the color and loves the cup holder!
Verified Buyer
Great seat!
March 14, 2013
We needed to move our three-year-old out of her Britax Marathon so that our 7-month-old could begin using it and this is the seat we chose. Our daughter chose the color of her new seat (pink) and loves it. I love that this seat has built-in cup holders. Finally, Britax! I think this seat is excellent.
  • Cup holders
  • Color choices
  • Can use a variety of ways, depending on age, height, etc.
Miami, FL
Verified Buyer
Great experience - both item and seller
March 12, 2013
Item arrived faster than expected, and is of course the high quality you'd expect from Britax. I will say that this is a gargantuan seat. Check out the dimensions if space is an issue on the manufacturer's website. We have one of these in the third row of a 2006 Honda Odyssey, and we cannot fit two adults in that row with that seat in there. Even with the size, I'm very happy with this seat, as I feel like my daughter got the booster seat she wanted (and cupholders, as she loves to point out to anyone who will listen), but I still have the safety of a car seat. I'd buy this item again, and would definitely use Albee Baby again, since they were the cheapest price I found after extensive searching.
Chapel HIll, NC
Verified Buyer
As great as I expected from Britax.
February 27, 2013
Great quality, easy instructions, my daughter loves it!
Salinas, ca
Verified Buyer
Best car seat/booster seat
February 20, 2013
  • Heavy duty!
Verified Buyer
Armrests both snapped off
February 9, 2013
I love Britax carseats, they are the only brand I buy. The frontier is for the most part a great seat. I have two complaints though. First, the armrests were ridiculously short for my 4 yr olds arm to rest on in the first place, but in the matter of 3 months both broke off where the plastic screws on to the seat. We ended up just taking them off. Also, the seat fabric is only held on underneath by a small tab so when my daughter wiggles around the seat fabric comes loose and bunches up. Unfortunately, the tab to fix it is under the seat and nearly impossible to reach without removing the seat.
  • Sturdy. Strong. Safe
  • Armrests, seat fabric bunching, stains don't easily wash out.
Wichita, KS
Verified Buyer
Great Seat
February 7, 2013
This is a great seat that will last our long torso daughter until she is big enough to not need a booster. The install was a bit of a pain, but once we discovered it must be outboard and not center, we were fine. DD loves the seat. Also purchased a pink seat we hope to pass down to her twin siblings when they graduate from their convertible seats.
  • Ease of use
  • Easy adjust to raise harness straps
  • Cup holders
  • DD CAN'T losen the straps the way the adjuster is located
  • Couldn't get a tight install in the center seat, has to be outboard (not a major issue for us, but might be for some folks!)
Verified Buyer
Britax Frontier booster seat
February 4, 2013
My daughter loves her new car seat. Comfortable, safe and supportive. Easy use, she locks in all by herself. Highly recommended. Great experience with Albee baby, easy and quick.
Verified Buyer
Best booster with harness on the market!
January 28, 2013
I have a 4 year old daughter that was in a Boulevard prior to getting the Frontier. It is such a nice transition for both of us. She still has the safety of the 5 point harness yet the look and feel of a "big kid" seat. Worth every single penny. Do not hesitate to purchase this item. It is a heavier seat. Very well made.
  • I like everything thing seat had to offer. Will go to booster with seat belt to backless seat. Highly recommend.
Anaheim, California
Verified Buyer
Britax Frontier 85 combo seat
January 12, 2013
Great seat, my daughter loves it. As a matter of fact my wife and I love it too. The price we found at Albee was the best. Shipped out and got here when it was due. No complaints, have told others about the Britax Frontier 85 seat and about Albee too.
  • Fits my daughter perfectly, easy for her to buckle herself up. She loves the pink upholstery.
  • A little tricky to install in an older Chevy Tahoe, no "anchor" system in this truck.
Atlanta, GA
Verified Buyer
Great (and hopefully final) car seat
January 9, 2013
We needed a seat with cup holders and it made sense to move to the Britax Frontier (from the Britax Boulevard convertible car seat). We may not be able to get by without ever getting the backless booster seats but, while I still can, I love having my 5 yo daughter in a car seat with a 5-point harness. She absolutely loves the pink color. I love that it's safe and meets our functional needs of coming with 2 cup holders! This sale price was what put me over the top to buy it now.
  • Safety - 5 point harness
  • Color
  • Cup holders
Sarasota, Florida
Verified Buyer
Great Seat!!
December 14, 2012
I have pruchased 4 of these seats now for both my children and also for my neice. They are excellant seats. They are comfortable to the kids and easy for the adults to install. We updated from the Marathon to this, so the quality did not disappoint us. Britax makes excellant seats to protect our precious cargo.
Keller, TX
Verified Buyer
Great seat, great price
December 4, 2012
This seat is great! I've tried to stick to Britax because of the superior safety ratings and this seat does not disappoint. It is easily affixed to the car and does not budge. The size of the seat is great for my 2 year old, but will obviously fit her for some time. She loves the cup holders too!
  • Construction, safety, ease of use.
  • Nothing!
California, Maryland
Verified Buyer
Britax Frontier 85 Combination Booster Car Seat Livia
October 9, 2012
Great seat granddaughter loves riding in her new booster. She particularly likes the duo cup holders. Thanks!
Memphis, Tn
Verified Buyer
Great carseat!
August 26, 2012
My daughter is 40 in, 35 lbs and this seat fits her so well!
  • Color (we got the pink)
  • Material is very breathable
  • Roomy
  • Cupholders
Mommy M.
Verified Buyer
Best deal here on AlbeeBaby; worth the $; Comfy for my large 5y/o
August 25, 2012
I have a 5 y/o who is tall and chubby :) We've had a Britax Marathon since she was front-facing and have always been impressed by the quality. Britax may be heavy and large, but it is sturdy and comfy for my daughter. She still fits her marathon and is almost to the weight limit. But we did buy a Britax Frontier for our primary car and she LOVES it and is so comfortable. She feels like a big girl in it because of how wide it is and she loves her two cup holders. What was important for me was that she is able to stay in a 5-point-harness for as long as possible. It is worth the money for the years of investment this will be, especially since it will convert to a high-back booster eventually. The price is incredible here on AlbeeBaby, so don't wait! Free shipping is always a plus :)
  • wide, sturdy, easy to use
Amy P.
Verified Buyer
Great,secure seat
August 19, 2012
We've purchased three of these seats. One for each of our vehicles and one for my Mother's vehicle, that should tell you how much we like this seat! Our daughter is very comfortable in the seat and it's great for traveling long distances. She of course loves the double cup holders. It is a bit more complicated to install than our Marathon was. We love how the sides of the seat are designed. My only little picky complaint would be that on a seat as cute and pretty as the Liva, why couldn't the designers have made the ugly red areas black or even gray? The red just clashes in my opinion. Overall, it's about safety and we are VERY confident with this seat! Wouldn't trade it for any other!
Worcester, MA
Verified Buyer
Love it
July 27, 2012
They thought of everything with this seat! it's not too big like the one with side protection is, the color is great, it's easy to adjust, comfortable, all around we love it!
  • Safe, good looking, comfortable, great cup holders!
  • I'll always complain they are too expensive, but safety first!
Provo, Utah
Verified Buyer
huge, but comfy...
May 14, 2012
Great carseat, our daughter LOVES it (3.5 years old). We drove across the country and she was comfy the whole time, even slept great in it. It's huge, but you can tell its very well made. It is very protective of her little body, which is why we were willing to fork over the $$$ for it... We love britax! Once you buy a britax you won't be able to buy anything else, it's just that good!
  • very well built, cute, protective
  • huge
Another great car seat
April 29, 2012
My husband and I have bought Britax car seats for both of our children. We have the Boulevard and now the Frontier. We love them both and though they are large we feel confident that they are safe and comfortable while we are driving.
  • safe design
  • comfortable
  • easy install
  • takes up a lot of room
  • the button to loosen the straps is a bit hard to find
linda z.
scarsdale, ny
Verified Buyer
March 31, 2012
My granddaughter thinks it's more comfortable than her previous car seat. It is roomier and well padded
  • Hard to open latch. However, this is true for all Britax car seats
Verified Buyer
Top Pick for a Combo Booster
February 18, 2012
My daughter is five-and-a-half, and petite. She still fit the weight and height requirements of her Britax convertible seat, but it was about to expire, and I wanted something that would provide many years of use, and incorporate a five-point harness up to a backless booster.The Frontier 85 does not disappoint at all. She loved the color combo, armrests, and cupholders. I love the safety features and durability I expect from Britax.The only issue I had was installing the seat. We've had several Britax seats over the years and this one was the most challenging for me to install, but I'm okay with that since I won't be moving it to another car.Please note, while the booster itself has a much longer extended expiration date than traditional carseats, the LATCH requirements are still based upon your car. So if your car's LATCH limit is 45-pounds (for instance), then you cannot use the LATCH system of this seat once the child's over the weight limit. Despite choosing to use the 5-point harness with my daughter still, she is tall enough to use the shoulder belt instead. I like having the option of keeping her in a safer harness that's appropriate for her size, while giving her the enjoyment of having a "big kid" seat.
  • Safety
  • Versatility
  • Durability
  • Reliability
  • Appearance
  • Very heavy
  • Installation can be challenging
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Verified Buyer
Love the Frontier!
January 4, 2012
We love Britax car seats and the Frontier does not disappoint. Fabric is easy to clean, car seat is sturdy and easy to install, seat is comfy. We love that we have the option of keeping our girls in a 5-pt harness for quite some time. Shoulder belts are not meant to restrain little bodies - a quick internet search can show you the benefits of using thr 5-pt harness as long as possible. We've noticed a few improvements over the Boulevard we purchased a few years ago - like the ease of adjusting shoulder straps. Nice to know that Britax is looking for ways to improve each model. We hope to never put the safety features to use, but if we should ever find ourselves in an accident, we'll be happy we spent a little extra money on a Britax.
Firestone CO
Verified Buyer
We love this carseat / booster
January 3, 2012
Spent weeks figuring out which carseat to get our daughter who is 4 1/2 years old. We have had two other britaxes for her prior to this and loved them both. I am really glad we went with another Britax it was worth the money. The cup holders are very nice and they do not stick out and take up more room. It is a little harder to install than our last britax but feels more secure in place in the car.
  • color, cup holders, harness
Verified Buyer
Meant to buy the SICT
December 31, 2011
Meant to buy the SICT, but we are totally satisfied with this seat. Our 4 year old daughter loves it, picked the color herself and feels like such a big girl in it. Made it the USA, safe, no recalls, will last us a long time.
Verified Buyer
Great Seat
December 30, 2011
Easy to install into our Ford Flex. My 3 1/2 year old loves it. She sleeps in it and her head doesn't fall forward. It's nice and deep so she can fold her legs up if she wants to. The cup holders are nice. I'm glad I bought this over the Graco Nautilus that I was considering. I recommend this seat.
Verified Buyer
Perfect for a Princess
December 28, 2011
My daughter finally graduated from the RF Boulevard weight limit so we decided she needed a new seat. She loves the cup holders and the color.
  • High safety ratings
  • Cup holders
  • Ease of use
  • Ease of installation
  • Sturdy feeling
  • Haven't found one yet
orlando, florida
Verified Buyer
Awesome boosters!
December 21, 2011
These are the best car seats! Our children love them and so do we since we know they're safe!
  • harness still comfortable for 5 and 6 year old girls!
  • easy installation
  • easy cleaning
  • kids love them
  • nothing!!!
Smoke Rise, Georgia
Verified Buyer
Perfect for my 4 year old for years to come
July 1, 2011
Love Britax and this does not disappoint. One of my favorite things about this particular one is how easy it is to clean. Most spills will wipe right off with a damp cloth. My daughter loves the color and the comfort. The cupholders are perfect for drinks, snacks, crayons, and much more.
  • Safety, washable fabric, color, cupholders
San Gabriel, CA
Verified Buyer
May 28, 2011
Love the color and fabric of this car seat! Very comfortable.
  • tangle free 5 point harness
  • quick adjust (no re-threading) harness
  • cup holders
  • arm rest
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