I believe the safest seat for our vehicle & grandchild
June 12, 2023
I’m a former child passenger safety technician. When I went through the education and training, it was impressed on us that the best seat is the one that fits the vehicle and the child properly. Let me just say that this is the best seat for my 2 grandchildren and in our two vehicles.
It is HEAVY. Moving it is really tiresome, so we just don’t any more than absolutely necessary. But properly restrained in this seat, I feel confident that my 4- and 2-year old grandchildren are the safest they can possibly be when I drive them anywhere. It installs snugly rear- and forward-facing in my Toyota Highlander, both using the seatbelt and LATCH connections. I purchased the anti-rebound bar separately and used it the year we still had it extended rear-facing for the 4-year-old (who just switched to ff this summer). I liked the peace of mind knowing that his neck and spine would be infinitely more protected with this technology, in the event of a crash.
My only dislike is rather nitpicky, but the harness adjuster strap seems much shorter than that of our Boulevard Clicktight. It isn’t possible to loosen the harness as much, which is helpful in getting child in and out more easily.
Overall, I’m pleased. It’s an investment, and I’m so thankful we made it.
(The first photo is forward facing installation. The second shows alternate uses we’ve found between snack and drink stops. The third shows the harness fully extended. It will just *barely* extend past the side, and it would be great if it were longer, or if Britax included some type of holder or magnet to keep the harness easily accessible when the seat isn’t occupied.)
- Abundant cushioning, advanced side-impact protection, solid fit after installation.
- Shorter harness adjuster strap takes some getting used to.