ITEM# 22486CRI

Maxi Cosi Priori Convertible Car Seat in Corniche

This item is discontinued.
    The color of this car seat is Black.

  • 5 - 35 lbs. Rear facing
  • 22 - 40 lbs. Forward facing
  • 4 position independent recline in forward facing mode
  • EPP Foam
  • 5 harness heights
  • Removable car seat pad
  • Padded seat fabric, buckle pad and harness covers
  • 5-point harness with up-front harness adjustment
  • LATCH equipped
Product Reviews
out of 5.0
76 Reviews
Ratings Snapshot
of Reviewers
New Orleans, LA
Verified Buyer
Great buy
April 18, 2013
I got this car seat from Albee Baby for my then one-year-old at a great price. I love the recline feature because it cradles her just right when she falls asleep in the car. No more head lolling about. My daughter is 2 now and sits forward facing. The car seat is still a great fit for her.
  • Recline feature
  • Cushioning is just right
  • Can be used rear and forward facing
  • Seat cover color is gender neutral
  • Removing/reinstalling cover is difficult
Norwalk, CA
Verified Buyer
I Love It, Baby Loves It:
November 18, 2012
By far the most comfortable and secure baby seat yet. We have two others, and I returned another I had bought from a store. This is the best there is.
  • Secure
  • Comfortable
Verified Buyer
Fan of the Maxi Cosi!!
August 20, 2012
This is the second Maxi Cosi Priori we have purchased, as this is a top notch product. I researched SEVERAL carseats and even tried and returned some. Then, we found the Maxi Cosi. Both my children are comfortable and sleep easy in this seat for long car rides. It is small enough to fit comfortably in a small SUV or medium size sedan. It has the easiest 5 point harness on the market with no difficulty in loosening or tightening. It is easy to get into and out of the vehichle. Transports easily for travel in airports.
  • Ease of use
  • Compact size
  • Comfortability for the child
  • Easy one hand recline
Verified Buyer
Best car seat and small!!
August 18, 2012
Love how this car seat fits in my commuter car! And fabric is nice and soft and my 2 hear old loves cup holder
mom t.
Verified Buyer
great item, fast shipping
August 14, 2012
Car seat is a little hard to install tightly enough, but not too badly. Very sleek and modern looking. So happy with this product.
  • Good looking, durable, not too bulky
  • Can be difficult to install
Verified Buyer
maxi cosi
August 8, 2012
this car seat is great. It is easy to install and easy to remove. I tried a couple of other seats and this is the only one that fits in all of our vehicles. My daughter seems to like it she sleeps in very well. adjusting the straps is also easy.
  • I like everything
  • Nothing
Verified Buyer
Good compact seat, good price
August 7, 2012
Was easy to use and easy to install. For the price, not a bad seat. DOM was almost a year old when we got it, The priori was discontinued in 2011, but that won't be an issue for us since it will be outgrown before it's expired. Overall though, comfy, nice looking black & gray car seat.
  • looks nice, easy to use, comfortable for baby, fits well in small cars, nicely padded.
  • it will be outgrown sooner than i'd like since the shell is about the same height as a cosco scenera, the harness is a PAIN IN THE REAR to adjust.. You open a little door in the back, pull the splitter plate out, & re adjust. Good if you have small hands and time, bad if you are in a hurry.
Loan H.
Lafayette, Louisiana
Verified Buyer
Awesome product for the price
August 2, 2012
I first want to say that I searched and searched for a seat for my son that would recline, was not super expensive, and that would last. I stumbled upon this seat and saw very good reviews. So I took a chance and ordered it. We have been using it for 3 months now and absolutely LOVE it. It was easy to install and the color is great. Very easy to clean and manage. We love the reclining option.
  • Reclines, looks comfy, easy to install
Richmond, VA
Verified Buyer
Great seat
July 28, 2012
Fits well in compact car
Maria S.
Redondo Beach, California
Maxi Cosi Priori
July 17, 2012
My 21 mos old daughter fits well. It was hard to assemble at first.. but got the hang of it once you know where to put the seat belts. I did not realize it was actually big and bulky thank goodness it fit my car and I have a Volvo XC90. It is also very sturdy! Took the car seat to Vegas and checked it in by just using the plastic sheet it came with the packaging and the car seat held up very well.
Verified Buyer
awesome seat...
July 3, 2012
Absolutely luv this car seat. Its light weight, easy to install, and sporty. I was researching car seats for at least 3 months and chose this one due to the safety, comfort, recline feature, price, and smallness. I got it in exactly 1 week like stated. My 10 mo. Old son loves it. My friend has a graco nautilus and i like mine better. I couldn't be happier.
  • The only thing i dislike is the lil flap that covers the falls off so often i took it off completely. It should be attached better.
Verified Buyer
Great Car Seat!
July 2, 2012
We have been using this car seat for a couple of months for our 1 year old. It was very easy to install (we have the LATCH system in my Toyota Corolla). Our daughter is very comfortable in it. Before it was installed, it was sitting on the living room floor, and she loved to climb into it and just sit inside. Now that we have it installed (rear-facing), she falls asleep in it easily, without her head slumping forward. We don't have a problem with the straps twisting, and I love it that they're padded around her shoulders. Also, I like that the clip by the chest is plastic and not metal, since our car does get extremely hot in the summer. The seat is very sturdy and the fabric is good quality. I would definitely recommend this car seat.
  • Quality Size Color Comfortable-*8/
Muncy, PA
Verified Buyer
Love it.
July 1, 2012
It's not to bulky yet very secure and comfortable. I'm gonna buy second one for my other car.
Silver Spring, MD
Verified Buyer
Love it
June 27, 2012
I am extremely happy with this car seat. We have twins and bought these because they had gotten good reviews in regards to safety and space saving. The only thing I can't seem to figure out, is if these are allowed for plane travel. But besides that, I am very happy.
  • space saving
ocean state
Verified Buyer
June 26, 2012
Great car seat. Looks modern and love the three reclining positions. Baby loves it too.
Gladys D.
Verified Buyer
Maxi Cosi
June 22, 2012
great price great quality baby loves it its so comfortable !!!!
  • Everything
  • Nothing
San Antonio, TX
Verified Buyer
Great product for a great price.
June 19, 2012
I love this seat. We still have one from our older son which is now being used for our younger son in my husband's car. I wanted a new car seat for our younger son for my car and when I saw this great price on a car seat I already loved, I grabbed it up. It's easy to adjust and install. Comfy and fits well rear facing past a year. I also love that it reclines.
  • Comfortable. Inclines and easy harness adjustment to tighten/loosen.
  • It takes up a lot of space when rear facing, but is probably normal for rear-facing convertibles.
Verified Buyer
Love it
June 19, 2012
Absolutely love this car seat. My daughter is 14 months but she only weighs 16-17lbs I've been shopping around for 4 months for the right seat. All of the reviews for this seat were a big help. Love the reclining worth the money. Thinking about getting another one for our other car.
Heather M.
Easton, PA
Verified Buyer
Great carseat
June 16, 2012
Fits good rear-facing in smaller cars. Nice cushoning throughout.
  • Smaller size
  • padded straps
Everett, wa
Verified Buyer
The best car seat ever!!!
May 30, 2012
Really nice car seat, would not trade for ony other one. The best thing about it that u can use as infant and toddler option. easy to instal
new jersey
better then our marathon
May 20, 2012
love it, best purchase by far, great sale price can't beat this deal, just flip the bottom base to the rear recline position
south jersey
Verified Buyer
love it
May 18, 2012
this is my fourth baby and my older three all used britax marathons, i bought this for the great sale price and figured i'd try it, sooo glad we did!! the head protection is excellent with the deep sides, and the entire carseat has the eps foam and an additional full layer of epp foam, has the strap and crotch covers, and belt holders, the recline is much better then my britax, its so much more padded then anything else on the market, and had the same crash test rating as britax from consumer reports, the latch system is wonderful, its the alligator clasps, and the only tricky part was flipping and locking the bottom boot for the rearfacing position, but as long as you know where to look and read your manuel its easy, again love the carseat and love albeebabys price truly an incredible deal, ohh and they ship so quick, i had it in 48hrs!!!!!! and my 2 1/2 year fits fine too, (bought for my 10 month old) and the height limit is tall i believe it was 46 inches, this will definately get to 4 yrs old
  • that the weight limit is only 40lbs
Verified Buyer
we love it!
May 15, 2012
it was little bit tricky to install - one of the most difficult installation among all baby stuffs we have installed, but overall my baby loves to sit on it. I have small car and it doesn't take much space than average. I would love this snugly feeling if I were a baby.
  • style, feeling, price vs quality
  • installation difficulty
Verified Buyer
Very good!
May 9, 2012
Look niceVery comfortableRecliner is very good.
Verified Buyer
Great carseat!
May 8, 2012
Can't beat the price of this carseat. Child loves it & fits well in Acura station wagon. Once again Albee Baby delivered unbelievably fast! They're the best!!
Maryville, tn
Verified Buyer
Maxi. Cosi
May 8, 2012
Love this car seat. My son relaxes back and enjoys the ride. We bought two if these in the "corniche" color which is actually gray/black not green like in the picture. Shipping was fast & product arrived without any damage.
  • Easy to install easy to remove cover and wash
greenville , s c
Verified Buyer
good for the price
April 26, 2012
I liked this product for the price . i just paid 90 bucks for this one
orange county
Verified Buyer
Maxi Cosi comfortable for my baby
April 25, 2012
My baby is so comfy with this car seat. Thumbs up for its reclining features. I only gave 4 stars because it can easily pill because of the material or fabric. I have this carseat for our other car and seldom used by my daughter. So I'm wondering why it pilled so easily. :( But other than that this is a great car seat with great features for the price tag.
  • reclining features
  • fabric pilled easily
New Mexico
Verified Buyer
LOVE this car seat!
April 24, 2012
I have a small car and this car fits great in the back seat. We still have to move the passenger seat up a bit but I can sit there and I am 5'9"! It is so easy to install and take out of the vehicle. My daughter almost always falls asleep in this thing so I take that as it's comfortable. She is 25lbs and 33in and still fits great RF. I just can't say enough good things about this car seat!
  • Easy to install and take out
  • Comfortable
  • Easy to clean
  • Nothing!
chesapeake, va
April 21, 2012
I have a 7 month old son who reached his weight limit for his infant carseat. We needed a second carseat for my husband's car and we were having difficulty finding one that was small enough, but yet safe and comfortable. This carseat was easy to install using the rearfacing option. My son's head seems less awkward and doesn't fall on his chin while he's sleeping as much, the recline feature is very nice! Have no complaints and for the price is an awesome carseat!
  • compact
  • lightweight
  • recline feature
  • comfortable
Rachelle S.
Cary, NC
Verified Buyer
LOVE it!!!!!
April 18, 2012
We bought this one for my Husbands car as the 2. carseat. We bought the same seat in black for my car! We used Maxi Cosi for the infant carrier as well and just loved it!!It is easy to install, easy to wash the covers and the seat is so so nice!I was afraid that the color would look space like or cheap...but.....I actually was very very surprised.It is so nice and the material is light and it is mesh...It looks different from what the picture shows...Really cool seat....the price is so good that we were able to buy two for the price of one...(if we would have bought a different company)Our son loves it and we do to!!!
Englewood, Ohio
Verified Buyer
pleased with car seat
April 14, 2012
I found the seat easy to set up in car (being a grandma that was a plus) works great Grandaughter loves it .
  • easy to read set up
  • easy to put grandaughter in
  • At this time no dislikes
Vancouver wa
Verified Buyer
Love it
April 1, 2012
Love this car seat , very comfortable.
  • Too small , my other child 2,5 year old doesn't fit in this car seat...
Washington state
Verified Buyer
Very compact
March 28, 2012
Bought this seat to replace our Maxi Cosi infant seat. I gained about 5 inches of legroom in the passenger seat with this installed behind it. My baby falls asleep every time she gets into the seat because she's so comfortable. I love the quilted design and the extra padding. The fabric is high quality.
  • Fits in a compact car.
  • Comfortable.
  • Nice color and fabric.
  • Easy to adjust straps.
Verified Buyer
Love this car seat!
March 27, 2012
We have a total of three convertible car seats and this one is my favorite by far! Love everything about it, especially the recline! Great for our long road trips across country! :)
  • Easy install
  • recline
Seattle, Wa
Verified Buyer
Great for the price!
March 21, 2012
I like the seat. Smaller than most seats, so gave our front seat passengers a few extra inches of room once we switched out the infant seat for this one. I would say the value for the price is excellent. The only negative I have found is the straps seem to be a bit prone to twisting, more than her infant seat was. Other than that minor (and liveable) issue, I am pleased with this purchase.
  • Small size. Great price.
  • Twisty straps.
Ross S.
San Diego Ca.
Verified Buyer
Great investment ever
March 20, 2012
Very hard safety material!! If my baby is comfy and happy I'am happy too, love the style and material very easy to remove to be wash also comes with a removable cup holder and also easy to wash, love the little silver edges all around the material my older son even named his little bothers car seat after the Movie "TRON" convertible car seat (bacause of the motocycles that glow in the movie). Love that reclines when my baby is takin a nap or falls a sleep while treveling. I would defenetly recommended to some one :)
  • The style, the color, and the removable material and cup holder to easily wash and the ability to be able to reclyne
  • N/A
Phoenix, AZ
Verified Buyer
Perfect for Big Babies!!!
March 13, 2012
Our son is five months old and already weighs 23 lbs. Needless to say, even though he technically hadn't outgrown his infant carrier, he was miserable in it and it was way too heavy for me to carry around anyways. He wouldn't stay in it to use in the stroller so it was useless. I had to drive from Phoenix to Tucson (around two hours) and couldn't stand to hear him cry the whole way so I went to the store and bought an Evenflo convertible that could recline. It was better than the infant seat in that he did fall asleep during the drive but once he woke up, he cried. So I continued to search for something that would make him happy. I was looking for a seat that reclined as much as possible. I stumbled upon the Maxi-Cosi Priori when I Googled which car seats were best for big babies. The Evenflo I purchased was around $250 at Babies R Us and was a good seat but the Priori is literally Heavenly and I found it at for $90!I drove around running errands today and he couldn't help but fall asleep!! At the end of the day when he was hungry and tired he was a tiny bit fussy for a couple minutes on the drive home and then PRESTO--asleep again! My husband and I went out to dinner tonight and the whole drive we just kept smiling at each other and thanking God for this miraculous seat because he was either happy or sleeping the whole time. Thank you Maxi-Cosi!!When I first took it out of the box I was disappointed because it didn't look like it reclined very much but there is a plastic piece on the bottom that flips to the other side in rear facing position to make it recline even more! It was about the same difficulty as the Evenflo to install using the latch system. It is a little more difficult to make it a tight fit because it doesn't have the automatic tightening in the latches like the Evenflo did. You have to tighten it manually which is kind of hard but it helps to adjust it to as close as you can before latching it so that it just needs to be a little tighter. Someone mentioned that the buckle is too tight around the legs, which I could see, but my guy has some honking thighs and he fits just fine. I find it easier to loosen the straps when I take him out and then tighten it again once he's in so that you have plenty of room to adjust without risking pinches. It is easy to release the straps and then tighten them again, even in the rear-facing position. The buckle has a cloth cover to protect the skin from hot materials which is nice down here in PHX and I also noticed that the material, although black, never felt too warm (although it is March so we'll see how it does in July). One big bummer is that you have to rethread the straps to adjust the height but you don't have to do that more than a couple times throughout its life so it's worth it for such an awesome seat!Just a side note: We ordered it in Corniche thinking it was grey but it is actually black with black mesh on the sides. This is actually the color we wanted but didn't think it was worth spending more for the "Phantom" color. Bonus!
  • Reclines further than any other seat I've seen
  • Baby loves it
  • Inexpensive
  • Rethread for height adjustment
Corbin KY
Verified Buyer
Great Car Seat!!
February 25, 2012
I got this ca r seat to use when I have my grandson and it is great! Compact size but still roomy and comfortable for him! He is a big boy-11 months and 26 lbs!!! Very easy to use. Fits in smaller vehicles well but doesn't compromise on comfort . Top quality-looked at same carseat on other websites and costs twice as much!
  • Easy to Use
  • Compact-Great for smaller vehicles
  • Comfortable for baby
  • Can be used front or rear facing
Madison, Wisconsin
Verified Buyer
Great price, great car seat
February 9, 2012
We were looking for a safe, slightly compact, high quality car seat at a reasonable price (we have twins and therefore require 4), this one fit all the criteria. It is looks very nice (black and gray) and is able to recline while the kids are in it. I also like that it is a little smaller so we are able to gain an additional inch or two so my husband can more comfortably drive our Volvo S40.
  • Quality
  • Price
  • Size
February 9, 2012
Perfect carseat for our 3 young kiddos! 6mo, 20mo & 30mo!
  • Love that we can put 3 of these in our backseat safetly without them all the kiddos being squished!
  • It's great that they recline too! I really love this carseat! So do my kids:) Will never use britax again!
  • Colors are great. Gender neutral! Easy to clean!
  • The only thing I could think to dislike- is I wish this carseat was more than 40lbs max carseat. But otherwise everything is perfect!
Long Island, NY
Verified Buyer
really nice car seat for a GREAT price
February 6, 2012
This was purchased after we realized that we needed a 3rd car seat (one for baby sitter and one shared between mom & dad wasn't cutting it) We already had a Maxi Cosi Priori in red which we loved (and paid twice as much for) so this was a very easy decision. This seat is remarkably easy to install and remove from CARS with LATCH anchors. The only reason this doesn't get 5 stars from me is it is pretty difficult to move the straps up as our baby gets bigger. With that said, once the move is made, the seat just feels very safe and our baby seems very comfortable in these seats.
  • comfort, safety, easy to put in and take out of CARS with LATCH anchors
  • Moving the straps up and down
Vancouver, WA
Verified Buyer
Maxi Cosi Priori Convertible car seat (black)
January 28, 2012
I only have used it several times and have just installed it in the rear facing position. At first, it looked like it doesn't recline enough in rear facing, but that was due to the fact that you need to move/swing the bottom portion of the base from back of the seat to the front section. This is correct way to install it in rear facing and it is perfect now. I could find any instructions on how to properly install it in rear facing mode, however, I figured it out myself with out calling MaxiCosi. I love the size, safety and reclining option and overall it was a great purchase. (i can easily fit 3 carseats in one row in both of my cars) Well worth the $90 sale price. (it looks like it would be good for my son until he is 3-4rs old, but that is because he is more like average for his height) I bought it for my 6mo old baby, but I also have a 3 yr old son and he still fits there pretty comfortably. However, you can't beat the price and quality of this seat and Albee baby had best price available. Thank you!!!
  • quality comfort
  • reclining option
  • rear facing
  • latch system
  • maybe higher back for taller kids
new jersey
Verified Buyer
basic car seat
January 23, 2012
This is an okay car seat. We use it for the second car that we don't take out kids in much. It's not the most comfortable thing since the buckle between the legs is very high up and doesn't give much room for the private parts. I wouldn't recommend it for the main car seat, but it's fine for a second.
  • price is good
  • Not the best quality
Little rock, AR
Verified Buyer
Love it!
January 21, 2012
We love this seat ! Much more compact than our britax marathon. Slick design, like the cup holder & my 8 month old seems to like it too. A great buy, at a great price!
Verified Buyer
very nice
January 17, 2012
we have twins, so we were thrilled to find such good, safe car seats for such an affordable price! they seem very comfortable for the boys, nice padding, and it's really easy to adjust the straps. every part of the seat seem like it's very high quality, and we will definitely buy this same car seat for our next baby if we have another. the "recline" position doesn't seem really all that reclining, but that's not a big issue for us (we rarely drive when the babies are sleeping) and the sides are big enough that the boys' head don't tilt very far even when they do nod off. we're very happy with the seats.
Phoenix, AZ
Verified Buyer
Great Value for a Great Carseat!
January 12, 2012
I love this carseat! We're using it for our 14 month old in the rear facing position and it works great. I'm excited to be able to use the recline feature more once she's facing forward. My only complaint is that it is kind of difficult to run a seat belt through because of tight space but I've only had to move the carseat once so it's not a big deal.
Verified Buyer
Maxi Cosi loyal
January 3, 2012
Can't beat the price and quality of this no frills convertible child seat.
  • Love the quality restraints. Nothing fan y about this seat, but it fits the bill and we feel comfort having our child in a Maxi Cosi for the second stage of the car seat process.
Alexandria Va
Verified Buyer
Great car seat for the money
January 3, 2012
I bought this because I was looking for a safe car seat and well-priced car seat. This seat is very similar to the Britax Roundabout, but it accommodates a 40-lb, max, whereas the Britax will go to 55. My son is a small guy and I know that he will be able to use it for some time. And, for the price, I don't mind that I'll have to purchase a booster seat when my son grows out of this seat.For those concerned about the color, it is a very dark gray and the trim is also gray. It goes well in the dark interior of my mom's car (which is where we use this one.)
  • Easy to install
  • Difficult to tighten (rear facing)
toronto, ontario
Verified Buyer
Maxi cosi priori
January 3, 2012
We got it for a really good price. Its light and easy to remove and attach. We like the 2 stage recline. my son can sit up straight or recline about 30 degrees which is perfect position when he's asleep.
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