ITEM# 00079672460070

Chicco Nextfit IX ZIP Convertible Car Seat - Midnight

This item is discontinued.

The NextFit® iX convertible car seat fits your vehicle and fits your child with proven SuperCinch® LATCH functionality and a new LockSure™ vehicle belt-tightening system, plus easy-to-use adjustability designed to comfortably accommodate growing children from 5 to 65 pounds. 

NextFit® iX Zip also features a zip-off seat pad for easy cleaning.

Easy installation

NextFit® iX features a ReclineSure® leveling system and RideRight® bubble level-indicators to help achieve and verify proper angle in the vehicle seat. With nine recline positions, ReclineSure® is designed to accommodate a wider range of vehicles in both rear-facing and forward-facing modes. For installation with LATCH, premium connectors and a SuperCinch® force-multiplying tightener help achieve a secure fit with a fraction of the effort. (When it’s time to switch from rear-facing to forward-facing, the LATCH strap passes easily through the built-in slide path for proper re-positioning.) For installation with the vehicle seatbelt, clear belt routing and LockSure™ lock-offs make it easy to position, tighten and lock the belt into place.


  • ReclineSure® 9-position leveling system for an accurate fit in a wider range of vehicles
  • Dual RideRight® bubble level-indicators verify seat angle in both rear-facing and forward-facing modes
  • Premium connectors and a SuperCinch® tightener help achieve a secure installation with LATCH
  • LockSure™ belt-tightening system helps achieve a secure installation with vehicle seat belt
  • 9-position easy-adjust headrest and no-rethread harness accommodate growing children
  • Easy-pull, force-multiplying harness tightener for a snug and secure child fit with less effort
  • Zip & Wash seat pad easily zips out from shell for machine washing
  • Padded ComfortFlex® harness system keeps both sides of waist belt out of the way for easy in/out!
  • Removable newborn positioner accommodates infants from 5-11 lbs
  • Steel-reinforced frame with EPS energy-absorbing foam is side-impact tested for superior protection
Product Reviews
out of 5.0
111 Reviews
Ratings Snapshot
of Reviewers
Verified Buyer
Love this car seat!
April 18, 2024
Absolutely love this car seat! So easy to install, cute, simple design, very comfortable and the padding zipping right off makes for such easy cleaning! It shipped very quickly and arrived very quickly as well.
  • Comfortable, easy to install, easy to clean
  • Slightly bulky
Verified Buyer
Nice seat
April 13, 2024
I purchased this for my grandson. He just turned a year old. He seemed comfortable in it and shipping was very quick.
Verified Buyer
Great seat
April 4, 2024
Purchased this as a backup seat for dads vehicle. We have the nextfit zip max air in the main vehicle. There's not may differences except the length of the seat. We love all of our Chicco seats & I highly recommend any of them!
North Carolina
Verified Buyer
Love it!
April 1, 2024
Love this! Super cozy for my baby
SAN ramon, California
Verified Buyer
Great seats
August 3, 2021
Bout these 3 years ago and they are still in good condition. I will be replacing these with seats that are less wide because I had a surprise baby and entering into the world of 3 in a row car seats - wish me luck :)
Santee, CA
Verified Buyer
My favorite car seat
September 2, 2020
I love this car seat. It’s been the easiest to install and switch from car to car with the super clincher latch option. Zip off to wash the cover is great too. Big fan!
  • Easy install
duxbury, Massachusetts
Verified Buyer
Great car seat
March 29, 2020
We. Love this car seat. So easy to install and my son has no complaints!
  • Easy to install
  • Wider than some seats
Denver, Colorado
Verified Buyer
Very safe Car Seat
February 10, 2020
I ordered two of these Chicco Nextfit Zip because of the reviews. Not only is this car seat ranked top of consumer reports but this Chicco is super comfortable. This seat is a little bulky but we love how safe and comfortable it is.
Verified Buyer
Great seat!
December 8, 2019
We love chicco and this is no exception. The zip feature is great and it's super easy to install.
Madison, Wisconsin
Verified Buyer
Love this car seat
December 8, 2019
I absolutely love this seat. It’s easy to install, easy to clean, and seems to be very comfortable for my son. Highly recommended.the zip off cover is genius!
  • Easy to install
  • Easy to wash cover
oroville, California
Verified Buyer
Love this seat
November 26, 2019
Very happen with Chicco. I loved using the infant seat and love the nextfit convertible seat too. Very smooth in and and when dealing with the straps. Super easy latch system that I love. I got the model with the easy zip off fabric and it has came in handy after car sickness. Definitely reccomend this seat
  • Easy Zip off fabric
  • Smooth tightening and loosening straps
  • Latch system is great
  • Lots of recline positions
  • A bit heavy.. but a great seat
Houston, TX
Verified Buyer
So far, so good!
July 25, 2019
This seems like a nice transition seat from the infant carrier; it still cradles and reclines about as much. We had to put it on the most incline to keep baby's chin from not being on her chest - so I hope that will improve as she gets taller and not be a problem. I also worry she'll be too tall soon, but I read this one's supposed to be good for taller torso kids so here's hoping!
Lavalette, West Virginia
Verified Buyer
car seat
May 27, 2019
I love this seat!
Philadelphia, PA
Verified Buyer
Comfortable, easy to clean
May 23, 2019
We love our Chico Nextfit Zips! They are so easy to unzip and throw in the wash. They are crazy heavy so I wouldn’t recommend traveling with them but they are wonderfully comfortable to have permanently installed in your car.
  • Easy to clean
  • Comfortable
  • Easy to install
Best Uses
  • In your regular car- not for travel.
  • Heavy
Westfield, Indiana
Verified Buyer
May 5, 2019
This car seat was very east to install with the super cinch latch.
The padding was very plush and seemed comfortable.
I have to move my car seats out of my car sometimes for work and this car seat is extremely heavy.
If you have to move it a lot I would not recommend it.
I also found that the high sides made it more difficult to get my son in rear facing in this car seat.
The cupholder on this seat is also a joke. It doesn't hold my son's cups and for a $200+ car seat I feel like they could have provided a better cupholder.
  • Easy Installation
  • Comfortable Fabric
  • Easy to take the cover off and wash
  • High Sides make it difficult to rear face
  • Heavy if you have to move it from car to car
  • Cupholder
Verified Buyer
Awesome car seat
April 21, 2019
Easy latch installation, love that it has the zipper to make it easy to remove and wash. My only negative is that the seatbelt harness installation is hard to do. But if you plan on using the latch system then you don’t have to worry about that.
Verified Buyer
Happy baby!
April 20, 2019
Heavy and bulky with high sides but I prefer the added protection which is why I went with this seat over the Britax Boulevard. Zip feature is amazing. I also love that it has a storage compartment for the manual. Strap covers have nice cushion to them. Also, a TON of recline options! And the best thing; the install! Extremely easy. I can’t even express it enough how easy it truly is.
Miami, Florida
Verified Buyer
Great Car Seat
March 27, 2019
I love this car seat. We decided we needed a car seat in my husband's car as well now that the little man is in daycare so we branched out from our Maxi-Cosi and I'm so happy we did. This car seat takes up less leg room from the front passenger seat which is a plus in a mini cooper countryman. The straps are easy to tighten and loosen and the installation is very easy and you know you're doing it right with the levels on each side. I absolutely love the look of the Eclipse color that I just found out is discontinued, but none-the-less we are looking to purchase a second version of this now that our son is growing out of the original Maxi-Cosi seat. Highly recommend.
  • I wish it had some sort of shade or something to add for more sun protection.
Nathan W.
Verified Buyer
My toddler and infant absolutely love this car seat. They are very content and comfortable. It also feels secure and safe for them. 5 stars
March 20, 2019
My toddler and infant absolutely love this car seat. They are very content and comfortable. It also feels secure and safe for them. 5 stars
Seattle, Washington
Verified Buyer
Amazing quality product
March 17, 2019
We purchased this car seat because I knew it, I trust it! We have one already!
This is the car seat for our second child, this is an amazing seat, I like it very much, because of its reclining options and that it can be easily unzipped to be washed, it’s the best purchase ever, a great investment!
  • Reclining options
  • Easy unzipping (for washing)
  • Safe
  • Quality product
Verified Buyer
Very good quality and easy to be adjusted
March 17, 2019
I like the car seat in general as it so easy to be adjusted, it fitted our baby from day 1, now we changed the position slightly since he is 3 months, he enjoys it
The only thing that i didnt like much, is that it’s bulky or at least bulky for our, so if you have small car better to try it first
Wellsville, PA
Verified Buyer
Great Car Seat!!
March 13, 2019
We replaced our other car seat because it was expired & bought this one. Our other car seat never felt super sucure when it was rear facing. I love this car seat! Super snug fit, easy to install, & very comfortable! Worth every penny!! I would definitely recommend!! Also, super fast delivery!
  • Safe
  • Secure
  • Snug fit
  • Very comfortable
  • Easy to install
  • Easy to unzip to clean
  • None so far!
Verified Buyer
So far so good
March 1, 2019
We haven't had it more than a couple of weeks but so far so good. I think we are stunned at how much larger convertible seats are compared to the infant seat we had. This one is well made, easy to install, and probably wouldn't seem too large if we had a bigger car. (We have a VW wagon and I know some of you probably have an SUV). The straps are a little hard to clip and snug up. That's why I'm not giving it 5 stars.
Yvonne M.
Newcastle Oklahoma
Verified Buyer
Love this Carseat
February 21, 2019
This is the 4th carseat I've bought from Albees originally the keyfit 30 and now 3 nextfit seats. Initial one for my daughter for our grandson. My husband and I keep our grandson during the week and we initially thought we could share one seat and move between our vehicles. The price break allowed me to purchase the 3rd. Love it.
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  • Comfortable and safe
  • Heavy to move
San Jose, California
Verified Buyer
February 20, 2019
Really pleased with the look and overall quality of this carseat!
, kansaa
Confy for baby
February 10, 2019
I love this product
Sachse, TX
Verified Buyer
Chicco Nextfit ZIP
January 21, 2019
Extremely easy to install. My 14 month old has used it for the past four months and she's very comfortable in it. Also, easy to unzip and wash (which we've already had to do). The only con is that it's hard to get the zipper connected when putting the cover back on. My husband had to help me. Not bad enough to deduct a star though. It is a larger carseat but worth the extra space it takes up and super easy to put the baby into.
San Marcos, CA
Verified Buyer
Great Chair
January 19, 2019
The chair is very padded, and seems very comfortable for my toddler. Very easy to install.
  • Very padded.
  • A little pricey.
Verified Buyer
Great convertible seat
January 16, 2019
This will be our 3rd convertible seat of this kind. So safe and easy to use! This one is a replacement after we were involved in an accident, and our son slept through the accident...the seat never budged!
Verified Buyer
Great car seat!
January 5, 2019
Really happy with purchase... looks very stylish, good quality ... not as big or bulky as a lot of people describe...
Allie P.
Frederick, Maryland
Verified Buyer
Newest Addition to our Chicco Family
January 2, 2019
Our family started using Chicco back in 2015 which included the Bravo travel system, then come 2016, we added 2 NextFit Zips. We welcomed another son in 2018 and shortly before we were going to switch him into one of the NextFit Zips, the car was totaled and we lost some of our gear. I found the IX Zip and bought it around Black Friday and it arrived within a few days. Just as our older generation NextFit, this one was super easy to install. Our youngest suffers from motion sickness on a regular basis and the cover is easy to get off and clean up. I honestly think the straps are easier to adjust than the older models and I like that the chest clip is click and go rather than the older 2-setting feature.
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  • ?Straps are east to tighten/loosen
  • ?Great leveling system
  • ?Low maintenance cleaning
  • ?Great LATCH system
  • ?Soft, comfortable cushioning
  • ?Pretty bulky, therefore hard to carry from car to house, car to car, etc.
Verified Buyer
Fast Holiday Shipping & Would (did) buy again
December 27, 2018
This is my second Nextfit IX ZIP and I like it. Looks like a first class airline seat for my daughter. The sync cord to tighten the harness keeping my tolder in seems to be shorter than the first IX ZIP I bought at another retailer but it is not a problem.

I like this seat better than the britix version because the harness release button that keeps your tolder in is not recessed into the base soo much that it is hard to release the slack on a daily basis. I feel the included cup holder is on the smallish side though.

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Annapolis, MD
Verified Buyer
Best Car Seat
December 17, 2018
This is the best car seat! It’s very easy to install and switch between cars. It is a little bulky but not hard to move. My child is very comfortable in it and I love that we can use it rear facing and then switch to forward when the time comes. The zip off cover is very easy to remove and put back on. I love all of Chicco products!
  • Comfortable
  • Easy to install
  • Easy to take a part to clean
Verified Buyer
Great price!
December 15, 2018
Wonderful product at great price (I got cyber Monday so extra great deal!)
New Jersey
Verified Buyer
Just the car sit I wanted
December 13, 2018
Really high quality materials, I like that it's very easy to take off and wash the fabrics.

The shipping was also super fast.
Baltimore, MD
Verified Buyer
Great car seat
December 11, 2018
Love this seat, this is the second one we bought. My only minor complaint is it's sometimes difficult to loosen and tighten the straps (at least when in the rear-facing position). Overall, great seat and easy to install.
Cincinnati, OH
Verified Buyer
Great car seat!
December 10, 2018
This was easy to install! Seems to be very safe and comfortable.
  • Easy to install
  • Comfortable
  • Includes cup holder
  • Lots of different reclines and heights
  • Looks nice
  • Easy to strap baby in safely.
  • NO side slots to hold the straps while seating child (The Graco does have them).
Verified Buyer
Great carseat and price!
December 10, 2018
Love this chicco nextfit zip carseat. It is our second one since we loved the first so much. Color is gender neutral and looks even better in person. Also the price was great!
Siham N.
Verified Buyer
Chicco next fit IX convertible
December 10, 2018
The best carseat on the market and albee baby store is top notch to do business with extremely shipping and best price . Bottom line albeebaby is the best store out there
Molly S.
Tampa, FL
Verified Buyer
Best convertible car seat
December 9, 2018
This was my second purchase for a Chicco Nextfit zip car seat ready for baby number 2. My first baby hated being in the infant car seats so at about 6months we switched her to the chicco nextfit and travelling with her in the car was suddenly so much easier. Ilove how easy it is to clean but just unzipping it, I love that you don't have to unthread all the straps as the baby grows and it's great being able to keep her rear facing for so long. I managed to buy this one for a great price here on albee baby and am excited to start using it for my second child.
Sioux Falls SD
Verified Buyer
December 9, 2018
Got a great deal on this car seat! Came very quick ! Very pleased with everything overall!
Chehalis Washington
Verified Buyer
Love this car seat!!
December 8, 2018
Bought both my daughter and son this car seat!! I absolutely love it! Super cushioned and the zip makes it super easy to clean! It is heavy but I know my kids are safe in it.
Fredonia, New York
Verified Buyer
Love it for so many reasons!
December 8, 2018
The Chicco Nextfit is a solid carseat! I love all the padding to keep my daughter comfortable and safe. It was so easy to install and adjust to fit my daughter's size and also my vehicle. The compartments to keep the Latch tethers from hanging all over when not needed is a great feature! I would recommend this seat to anyone!
Middletown, Pennsylvania
Verified Buyer
Great Seat!
December 7, 2018
This car seat was easy to install in both our minivan and small sedan. Our one year old seems comfortable when riding in it and I love knowing she is safe!
Verified Buyer
Awesome product
November 16, 2018
Shipping was fast, price was the best and product was perfect.
Verified Buyer
A+ Convertible Carseat
November 15, 2018
I got this for my 2-year-old daughter who had outgrown her infant seat. After doing some research, especially on safety ratings, I chose this one. It is nice looking and looks like it will be easy to clean. Most importantly, it offers protection for my little one.
Amber M.
Devils Lake, ND
Verified Buyer
So far so good!
November 14, 2018
Very fast shipping! I just installed the seat yesterday, it was extremely easy and my daughter seems to like it so far!
Amy G.
North Carolina
Verified Buyer
Love this carseat
October 18, 2018
I have a 17 month old and a 4 month old. I already had one of these for my oldest and recently bought a second for my baby. I love it for both kids, both sizes/ages. This is a great car seat and Albee baby has amazingly fast shipping.
Verified Buyer
Kid loves it, just one hiccup
October 3, 2018
The seat is great. The instructions for install are fairly confusing and the pictures don’t actually provide much help. There is such a thing as too much information.
My kid looks comfortable and snug, but it is hard/awakard to lift him up and over and get him in it. Slight lack of thought when making the side angle of the seat. . Perhaps it’s just the rear facing that is more challenging and once he is forward facing it will be easier. Overall, it’s great and I feel that he is safe. I do miss any type of cover from the sun but overall, great buy.
  • Safety.
  • Comfort
  • Ease of getting baby in.
  • Lack of sun screen or cover.
Verified Buyer
Love this car seat!
October 3, 2018
Great car seat. Solid. Feels safe. Easy to install correctly!
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