Maxi-Cosi Magellan 5-in-1 All-In-One Convertible Car Seat - Emerald Tide

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Product Reviews
out of 5.0
255 Reviews
Ratings Snapshot
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Verified Buyer
Love it
May 9, 2024
Love this seat. Used for two kids now getting another for our third. Incredibly comfy, supports head well when they are napping, love the wide seat base for my daughter who loves to cross her legs in her chair. We installed using the shoulder belt since we have a 98 ford f150. This seat is on the bigger side but still fits very well in each side back seat of truck. In the middle back seat we have an infant car seat but reading out for another one of these. My kids love their seats and I did the research and got what I thought was best as far as safety, comfort, and style!
Verified Buyer
Saved daughters life in an accident
June 8, 2023
We loved this car seat! Super comfy, my daughter loved it and best of all- when in a wreck we totaled our car but daughter was 100% okay and car seat did it’s job well!
Verified Buyer
Don’t recommend
March 7, 2023
Hard to install. Straps twist often and hard to tighten
Riverside, California
Verified Buyer
Great seat
September 13, 2022
Love this car seat. It’s easy to tighten once child is in seat
  • Easy to tighten.
  • Easy to clean.
  • Cup holders on the smaller side.
Temecula, CA
This has got to be the most difficult car seat on the market
April 18, 2022
This has got to be the most difficult car seat on the market. I swear you need a phd to install this thing! I think it's also better meant for smaller children. My almost 3 year old keeps saying it's uncomfortable and his feet and legs keep falling asleep, which when you look at reviews is common. 2 stars because this thing is really like a tank and customer service is excellent. However, I wish I could go back in time and purchase a different car seat. It's just difficult and uncomfortable and I don't think it's worth the price at all!!!
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Spartanburg, SC
Verified Buyer
Super comfy car seat
February 13, 2022
My little guy really likes the comfort of this car seat. I love how safe it feels and seems to be in the car. Very secure and trust it for sure!
East coast
adore my maxi cosi
February 2, 2022
I absolutely adore this car seat. My only wish is that there be an option to purchase a replacement "cover". The fabric after being washed and what not has ripped. Not extremely noticeable, but would appreciate the option!
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Stephanie B.
Levittown PA
Causes discomfort as baby-toddler grows
January 11, 2022
I did a lot of research when purchasing a car seat. I wanted good ratings and safety features. It was important for me to have my child in the safest position-rear facing as long as possible. When I unboxed the car seat to assemble and Insta in my suv, the straps jammed up and I had to return after 3 people were unsuccessful with trying to resolve the issue. I repurchased the same seat, as I really had high expectations for this seat that would be protecting my child as she grew. I was able to install with difficulty. I even searched for installation videos and reviews but at the time found very few. Once this car seat was installed I dreaded removing it. I did find this seat to work very nicely for an infant up to about 18 months. As my baby grew she started complaining on her legs being "snug" tingling. Once again I looked for help. Contacting car seat safety forums, and the company with pictures. My installation seemed appropriate with my 2 year old in it as per picture review. I received a lot of opinions on putting my 2 year old forward facing, but my priority was more safety than comfort. Even after educating my 2 year old on leg position options and car seat adjustments, I gave up on the car seat. It now has no use for me and I am using a different one. Now my petite 3 1/2 year old is still rear facing, comfortable, and most importantly safe. Disappointed to say the least.
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We had a head in collision , car was totaled baby was fine
December 21, 2021
The seat saved the baby no doubt ,.The seat and straps were hard to unbuckle and remove in a hurry ,from the car .
The seat had no notable damage despite the car being crunched all around it . We will replace the seat , purchase a strap cutter and a buckle assist .
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Houston Texas
December 1, 2021
The buckle is so tight and always pinches my daughter's legs, the chest clip is hard to unbuckle and the cup holders constantly fall out. I've watched videos to install and have a very hard time with trying to use the belt lock off and it never gets it tight enough so we can't even use them. Can't find a video to even transition it to a booster seat.
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San Antonio, Texas
Verified Buyer
Difficult To Tighten
October 12, 2021
My baby is wiggly and the crotch strap is too low so it's super difficult to get her buckles safely and it takes a long time. I wouldn't buy this seat again. My kids do seem cozy in it rear facing (3, 1) and the seat itself isn't too difficult to install. I just wish the straps were easier to tighten.
Columbus Ohio
Verified Buyer
Great seat
September 25, 2021
Perfect size and compact for how convertible it is! My smallest and biggest kids both love it.
  • Two cup holders
  • The buckle is a little low in the front
San Francisco
Verified Buyer
Love it
September 11, 2021
Super easy to install. My kid loves sitting in it.
Westfield, NJ
Verified Buyer
Great car seat
September 10, 2021
My son is very comfortable and it’s a safe car seat. I would recommend.
North Carolina
Verified Buyer
Gets the job done - not my favorite
August 30, 2021
I needed an extra car seat for our nanny. I ended up giving her our Nuna, and keeping this one in my husbands car since he drives her less than myself and the nanny. It gets the job done, but its not as comfortable as the Nuna and my daughter complains every time she's in it. It looks nice, but she's able to remove the cupholders and then the cover just hangs off it. I wouldn't buy again, but do not see any real issue with the car seat. The price was great!
Worst purchase
August 20, 2021
The straps hurt my child, it digs into her thighs, they are always tangled, the buckle is so hard to unbuckle the child and my child always tells me she hates her car seat and it hurts. I would never purchase maxi cosi again
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Verified Buyer
July 24, 2021
My 3 year old loves this car seat! The padding is great and she falls asleep in it when any drive is over 30 minutes, it’s that cozy!! Love it!
  • Padding, easy install
Best Uses
  • Great for toddler to use as gets older.
  • None
Dallas, Texas
Verified Buyer
Get one !!
July 6, 2021
Overall love it and ready to buy my second !!
  • My toddler loves it !
  • Super comfy
  • She always falls asleep in it when we have long car drives
  • It?s heavy if you want to move from one vehicle to another.
Verified Buyer
So comfy
May 30, 2021
My daughter has been using this car seat from birth and she is now 12 months old. =) Love love love
Granite City, IL
Verified Buyer
May 23, 2021
This car seat is great , my granddaughter loves it. She is now able to sit up like a big girl and see outside as we drive. She is very curious so she loves that. When she does get tired the recline feature is amazing and lays her all the way back to nap. The installing of the seat is a little complicated weather it’s rear facing or forward facing.
  • Recliner
  • Installing and re- installing
Verified Buyer
Nice car seat
May 19, 2021
Bought this for my son and he loves it the cushions are excellent. I like how with the adjustment of the back automatically adjusts the belt without having to take the seat apart to loop it higher or lower. The cushions are amazing and well padded for a baby and for toddler. The 2 cup holders are a plus. Thinking of buying another one.
Paige M.
Houston, Texas
Verified Buyer
Luxury Car Seat
May 18, 2021
I really like the car seat. I was happy to find such a nice car seat for so cheap. I was skeptical at first but it’s perfect! My only issue is that the buckle is pretty hard to latch and unlatch. I have found my rhythm now so it doesn’t bother me anymore but that might deter people from likening this seat. My husband doesn’t like it as much though. He can’t understand why it’s so hard to latch. I personally feel like my baby is a little safer because of it lol
  • Safe and big
  • Hard to latch
West Springfield MA
Verified Buyer
I love it!
May 9, 2021
I can say enough about this car seat! Easy installation, love the features and my son loves it
Verified Buyer
Safe,easy to use
May 8, 2021
This safety seat is very nice. I put it in the car and the safety seat faces the back so it's easy for the baby to get in and out of the car.
  • easy to get in and out
Annie H.
Buford, Georgia
Most spacious for baby
May 5, 2021
After 5 different car seats, the Maci-Cosi Magellan has it ALL! Most Reclining options, maximum width and height for baby, premium cushion and padding for long and often traveling families on the road. Through Albee baby I was able to find the best price and the fastest delivery to your home! LOVELY AND HAPPY Purchaser
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Newport coast
After 2 years
May 4, 2021
Had this for a little over two years. Works great fir infanta. My kid just turned 3 and it digs into her little thighs.
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Nashville, TN
Verified Buyer
Not great for infant- better for toddler
April 22, 2021
I purchased this seat when my 3 month old son got to heavy to lift in and out of the car in infant carrier car seat (17 lbs). With the infant inserts, he just didn’t fit right and appeared uncomfortable. The straps cut into his chunky legs. I swapped him and big brother (who also has a maxi cosi convertible seat- euro Max). My toddler (2 year old) fits better plus he enjoys the cup holders. He also sits up higher and can see out the window which he enjoys.
Install was simple when following directions!using the latch system. It is a larger car seat so fits better behind passenger seat in Toyota Tacoma when rear facing.
I probably would not purchase again for an infant but seems suitable for toddler and I like the growth it offers in one seat, so hopefully it will exceed expectations as we grow.
Santa Clarita
Verified Buyer
So comfy
April 9, 2021
My baby loves this car seat I drove for 2 hours and my baby woke up not once
  • Comfort grows with the baby
Upland, California
Verified Buyer
April 7, 2021
I got this for my huge 4 year old to match her newborn brothers blue version of the seat. It’s a little snug on her legs but she loves it.
  • The buckle in between legs could be longer for bigger kids
Verified Buyer
Very comfortable
April 7, 2021
I love how cushy and comfortable this is for baby. He loves it so much. Fairly easy to install. Betty heavy duty & high end. Looks great!
San Antonio, Texas
Verified Buyer
Preferred Over Diono
March 31, 2021
I was tired of rethreading my Diono every time my baby had a growth spurt so I hit the market again for another seat. My baby seems more comfortable in this one and sleeps while in it. I live the built in cup holders for future use, my toddlers also have Diono and the clip on cup holder is always falling off. It is a padded seat bit still gives great support. The height expansion is mind blowing. I love I can collapse it for precious seat space RF but later can make the entire seated height grow with my baby. I'm replacing all my other seats with this!
  • Grows with baby
  • Rear facing space saver
  • Narrow
  • Comfortable
  • Easy height adjustment / no rethread
  • Neck cushions are a great size, not bulky against a newborn and still big enough for a toddler
  • Proper installation is a breeze
Best Uses
  • Rear facing
  • Forward facing
  • One car, it's heavy to move back and forth BUT the installation is a breeze
  • I have zero complaints about this seat
North Carolina
Easily the Least User-Friendly Seat on the market
February 17, 2021
Horrendous seat. Straps are always tangled, the seat latch adjustment is the worst design. Have to have small, dainty hands to reach in to the small opening to loosen the latch and move it as your child gets older. Tightening the seat into place is a tremendous struggle. I only gave it one star because it wouldn't allow me to give it 0.
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Gilbert, AZ
Verified Buyer
February 11, 2021
Great quality and easy to install.
Love the color too!!!
Los Angeles
Verified Buyer
Great Car seat
January 18, 2021
Easy to disassemble and clean. We loved this seat so much that we went and bought a second one once our daughter was born. The only thing that kinda stinks is that the cupholders do come out really easy to the point that they sometimes come out when you take the kid out of the seat too.
Verified Buyer
I Like it!
January 7, 2021
Very nice quality. I like the adjustments you can make to seat back height and the recline. It fits nicely behind the passenger in my 2017 Escape which was much harder to do with my other car seat. Relatively easy to install and seems comfortable for my 15 month old.
  • Adjustability
  • Easy to Install
  • Nice Materials
Best Uses
  • Mid-size cars that have trouble fitting longer seats like Diono
  • Width
Orlando, Florida
Verified Buyer
Best product and store ever !!
November 30, 2020
This car seat it’s amazing because you can use since your baby it’s a child until he is 7 years. Also the store is the best here you can find the best price around the country and also the shipping it really faster . I recommended a lot this store .
Riverside, CA
Verified Buyer
Car seating
November 18, 2020
Great price, had to YouTube the install instructions, comfortable and works great in a two-door vehicle.
  • Comfort,
  • Installation
New Zealand
I was looking forward to this seat .. until we put a 3 year
October 10, 2020
The crotch strap is too short !!!
Making the buckles dig into thighs as that is where they sit .
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Jasmine F.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Love It But Need a Cushion Replacement
September 18, 2020
We love our carseat but we need the seat cushion replaced. The seams are starting to unravel in places and the chest clip isn't staying locked appropriately anymore. My daughter can easily unlock the chest piece. If we could get replacements of these items it would be GREAT!
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Fort Dodge, Iowa
Verified Buyer
August 27, 2020
It was everything I expected it to be and more! I absolutely love it and my daughter absolutely loves it!
Palm Springs, California
Verified Buyer
Love it
August 21, 2020
High-quality seat
Verified Buyer
Top in comfort
August 16, 2020
My wife and I are first time parents, so some of this stuff is touch and go. We had a carseat for my wife's car already, but since our baby girl outgrew her baby seat I was on the hunt for a seat for mine. I started searching around and found albeebaby, and maxi cosi seats. I was impressed with the features and pricing and decided to give it a shot. My girl wasn't happy in the infant seat at all, by all means hated the seat... fast-forward a few months i install this seat. 5 minutes in this seat typically she's asleep, and if not asleep content

I highly recommend this seat.
  • elegant, comfortable, safe, stylish.
  • tricky adjustment and set up.
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Verified Buyer
Love this car seat!
August 10, 2020
We recently upgraded to the maxi cosi Magellan seat from our infant maxi cosi seat. My son loves this one so much. It has a lot of padding so he is comfy but it also keeps him safe. Absolutely love it. Shipping was really fast too!
Safe. We are happy
July 21, 2020
We were just involved in a car accident that totaled our SUV. Our family is safe and sound. Our son came out without a scratch. Very happy.
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Ivett V.
Stillwater Oklahoma
Verified Buyer
Must have
July 4, 2020
The comfort is amazing on my baby.
Easy clean. Love it so much!
  • A bit hard but it adjust recline
La Puente, California
Verified Buyer
Beautiful color
July 3, 2020
Although I haven’t used yet, I can’t wait for second baby to use. We have this for older sister and she loves, she’s always comfortable
  • Can be used since you leave hospital until 10years
Best Uses
  • Only car seat you need which makes price worth it
  • It is tricky to switch the buckles as they grow
Rochester, NY
Verified Buyer
Love the comfort and space
June 6, 2020
I love how the Magellan provides the ultimate space, safety and comfort for my baby. Also, the idea that it grows as he grows is awesome to me.
New jersey
Verified Buyer
Cozy and safe keeping!
June 5, 2020
It’s a great car seat worth these investment as my baby grows. Safe and comfortable with the bonus of two cup holders for a drink and snacks!
Pasco, Washington
Verified Buyer
Beautiful color
June 3, 2020
I fell in love with this car seat as soon as I took it out of the box! It is a bit heavy to be transferring it from car to car, but I feel that’s a good thing because it means it’s safer and feels very sturdy and high quality. I got it in the color emerald tide and it’s so much prettier in person! I did a lot of research before purchasing and read many reviews stating that it was very hard to tighten the straps, but I didn’t find it to be difficult, installation was also fairly easy. Overall happy with my purchase. I was worried baby wouldn’t adjust to the car seat change since she loved her Nuna Pipa, but baby seems to be very comfortable in it!
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  • Very comfortable
  • Sturdy
  • Easy installation
  • Side impact protection
  • Latch system
  • Up to 120lbs
  • No-rethread harness adjuster
  • High quality
  • Newborn inserts
Best Uses
  • Long road trips
  • Heavy
Palm beach, Florida
Verified Buyer
May 21, 2020
It’s heavier than the pria I already have for my other kid. But otherwise my little one likes it. She’s even starting to take naps in the car again. She is low tone and this has more cushion than her last car seat, making it more comfortable for her. The fabric is nice and easy to clean I just wish it was more breathable in this Florida heat.
Customer Q&A
1 Question & 0 Answers
from Wilmington asked:
November 12, 2020
What is difference with the same model Max?