ITEM# 22476PHT

Maxi Cosi Priori Convertible Car Seat 2010 Phantom

This item is discontinued.
The Priori Convertible Car Seat is part of the Maxi-Cosi transportation collection. This convertible car seat grows with your child from infant to toddler mode. It offers European style while providing the ultimate in comfortable and secure transportation.
Product Reviews
out of 5.0
32 Reviews
Ratings Snapshot
of Reviewers
Verified Buyer
Good value for your money
June 7, 2012
Rather disappointed about the latch system as it does not give the seat a better fit then with the car seat. After all a good and comfortable seat.
  • Latch system not worth
mother f.
northern california
Verified Buyer
maxi cosi very cozy
June 3, 2012
there is a plastic part to get it right in the car. I love the fact that you can recline without redoing the carseat or scooting the seat around. I bought this seat for my infant, but use this seat for my three year old as well. This seat is great to avoid head slump.I never have to push my childs head back from falling forward. we go on long car rides and this is the seat of choice.I really need to buy two. Each kid should have one! I feel very safe putting either child in this seat.This is the best car seat ever. This is my fourth kid and have been through alot of seats from first years to britex this one stands out from the offers great side protection,and also doesnt take up as much space in rear facing as my graco infant car seat. great recline, haven't found any other car seat with independent recline like this.
  • independent recline and side impact protection and padded seat
  • nothing
North Western MA
Verified Buyer
Great Purchase!
May 23, 2012
We needed a carseat to put in the backseat of our 2010 Subaru Outback. We have 4 year old twins in boosters so this third seat had to fit with those. This is the perfect seat. It fits perfectly both rear facing and forward facing. It provides a safe ride, and the baby seems very comfortable in it. As a bonus we got it on sale and the shipping was super fast :o) Love Albee Baby and have never been disappointed with a purchase from there yet!
  • Safe
  • A good fit
  • Long duration of use time
kingsport, tn
Verified Buyer
great seat!
May 10, 2012
I really can't complain about this seat at all. I like everything about it and my son seems to be very comfortable in it
  • I like the built in covering behind the part that buckles so baby doesn't get pinched and the shoulder strap covers so their neck doesn't get irritated. Overall I think this is a great car seat!
Verified Buyer
Great seat
May 3, 2012
I bought this for my 9 month old daughter. She likes that she can see more in it than in her infant carrier. She seems to be very comfortable in this seat and it was very easy to install.
  • Easy to install
  • Comfort
San Diego, CA
Proven Safe
April 25, 2012
I bought the car seat based on the reviews - all were right! The car seat fit perfectly in my compact car and was very easy to install. My son just turned a year old when I bough the seat and used it rear facing. He was very comfortable and snoozed often when in the seat. I was recently in a side impact accident and was petrified for the safety of my son, luckily and thanks to the well made seat my son was unscathed and unharmed. The police and fire fighters was also impressed at how the seat was still in proper position even after the collision. I will definitely recommend and purchase again. Will have to contact Albeebaby when they will have new stock!
  • Proven safe
  • Comfy
  • Easy to install
  • Fits in compact car
rachelle s.
cary, nc
Verified Buyer
April 18, 2012
We had Maxi cosi infant carrier and I was so happy with it that I new I wanted that brand again. They are very popular in Europe and that I how I knew them. The Car Seat is great because it has 4 different ways to reline the seat. The sides are big enough for my boy to sleep comfortable without hurting his neck. It is uper easy to install and even easier to wash the cover. The best thing is the price.... We bought two and payed under 200.You can't beat that!!! Love, love, love it...
Philadelphia, PA
Verified Buyer
Excellent Car Seat!
April 14, 2012
This seat has been perfect. Fits in the back of my husbands sports car. The padding is amazing! And I love the recline feature, without having to take the seat out. Just pull the handle, and your little one can dream in comfort. And it comes with a cup holder too! Oh, and the slots to hold the belt out the way is so much nicer to clothing than the one I have in my car that has Velcro.
  • Great fit in car
  • Soft padding
  • Recline feature while child is in the seat
  • Cup holder
  • Belt holder (no Velcro!)
Verified Buyer
very comfortable
April 13, 2012
My 11 month baby falls asleep whenver he is in this carseat.
  • instilation
Noemi P.
Savannah, Texas
Verified Buyer
Love it!!!
April 9, 2012
It is a perfect fit, I researched many seats in fear of it not fitting in both my vehicles. It fits great, better in my equinox than in the suburban but none the less fits good in both(rear facing). It is comfortable for my son and he loves it. He is a big boy for his age but with this seat I am still able to have him rear facing and he is now 8 months and 19lbs and very long but he fits comfortably rear facing.
  • Comfort, style, light weight since I have to move from the weekend vehicle to they every day vehicle and is very easy to install.
  • There is nothing about this seat that I dislike.
Jacquole J.
Baton Rouge, LA
Verified Buyer
April 4, 2012
The Maxi Cosi Priori is the best car seat by far for the price we paid through Albee Baby. We purchased two carseats for both our vehicles. This carseat is perfect for our little girl. It was a smooth transition from infant seat to a convertible seat. I would recomment this seat to anyone.
  • Small compared to other convertible seats
  • Price
  • N/A
Verified Buyer
March 29, 2012
I absolutely love this seat. My 11 month old is 25 lbs and fits great and still has room to grow with it. It fits great in both vehicles (2006 HHR and 2010 Altima). She loves her seat and the padding is great.
New York
Verified Buyer
Convertible Car Seat
March 25, 2012
It was easy to install once you've studied the instructions. I believe our daughter is very comfortable in her seat. It fits perfectly to our WV Golf 2002. Love the color and fabric. Very good quality for a very reasonable price.
new jersey
Verified Buyer
Great Car seat!
March 2, 2012
We love this car seat! My 1-year old daughter is very comfortable in it. Its very easy to recline in from the front in case the child falls asleep. The color goes great with our car and is very practical. To get it installed we took to the local police department and they were very please with it as well. Very reasonably priced. I recommended to my friend and she is very please with it as well.
Richmond, va
Verified Buyer
Very nice car seat for a great price.
February 13, 2012
Overall, this is a great car seat. It is relatively small in size and does what it's supposed to do. There are a couple negatives i'll post here. Overall, I feel the crotch strap is a little tight and doesnt allow for much room for my son. The location may be common for other seats, but comparing it to another seat i use, i feel it's a little "snug."The base latching system only has one pull cord. Compared to the dual pulls on some units, this single pull makes it tougher to get a tight fit. These two issues dropped the rating to 4 stars, but overall still a great seat.
  • PRICE!
  • General Size
  • crotch strap a little tight
  • one pull strap for base
British Virgin Islands
Verified Buyer
Happy Mom Again
February 9, 2012
Love this car seatand so does my 9 month old daughter. She outgrew her infant seat so quickly but we are very happy with the maxi cosi convertible car seat. Comfortable, easy to clean and very posh (for those with expensive taste). Excellent bargain for a fabulous car seat.
  • Everything
  • Nothing
New Orleans, LA
Verified Buyer
Maxi Cosi Car Seat
January 28, 2012
The car seat itself is very nice, but I found the installation to be very, very difficult and complicated for an older car. Also the directions were hard to follow with too many steps. I do not have the hooks either behind or in front of my vehicle seat to strap. The car seat is still rather loose with the normal shoulder and seat belts. This process was very frustrating and I follow directions well. I do like the little catches on each side of the car seat for the over-the-shoulder restraints. That is a feature not found on other car seats and is very helpful re putting child in seat. The fabric and durability and manufacturing of car seat is excellent, which is why I chose to order this particular brand. It's just the installation for a 15 yr. old sedan that is theproblem.
Verified Buyer
Great Car Seat
January 26, 2012
I love this seat! It is perfect for my 9 month old. It was easy to install and very well padded :)
Verified Buyer
Love this Carseat
January 19, 2012
Works great for a smaller vehicle or if there are 2 carseats in the car. love the sleek look and is perfect for my husbands sporty black car!
  • Compact
  • Sleek Looking
  • Cupholder added benefit
Tampa, fl
Great seat
January 14, 2012
Loved maxi cosi mico, but this seat stopped her from crying in car seat. Started using at 4 months, wish I would have done sooner. Makes more room in my Audi a4 avant than mico so front seat can almost be fully aft.
  • Sized right for small cars. Easy to install, easy to swap to another car. I have not had a problem with twisted straps like others and I love the cup holder. She loves this seat.
chicago, illinois
i love it!!!
January 8, 2012
confortable, my 5 months son really loves it!!! finally he has enough room to move ;-)))
Verified Buyer
January 8, 2012
Love this seat... It has a lot of padding for a soft comfy ride. My daughter is 13 mths and on the large/tall side and fits great. Also I don't have to worry about her head falling to the side when she falls asleep. Perfect recline
birmingham, alabama
Verified Buyer
Great for the price
December 31, 2011
We bought this for grandparent car. It has been great as a second seat. We have the britax boulevard also. There's not much comparison between the two but the look maxi cosi is still a nice seat.
  • Lightweight
  • Portable
  • Easy reclining
Southern California
Verified Buyer
Great Smaller Convertible Car Seat
December 17, 2011
This is a great convertible car seat! When installing the seat rear facing, you recline it all the way then install it. When the seat is installed forward facing, it can be reclined after installation while the toddler is in the seat. This is great feature for a toddler that has fallen asleep in the car. I believe that this is the only convertible seat with independent recline. This seat is not too large. Although both my husband's car and my car are large enough that they would probably fit a larger seat, this one allows more room for other back seat passengers and will fit in other smaller cars, like an out of town grandmother's car for occasional use. The harness strap holders are helpful in holding the straps out of the way when putting a baby in the seat. EPP foam is a nicer, softer foam than EPS foam. The only thing this car seat doesn't have that would be nice is a headrest with side pillows like some of the Britax seats have. I would still buy this one again over any other due to the independent recline in the forward facing position and it's smaller size.
  • independent recline in forward facing position
  • softer EPP foam
  • smaller size
  • harness strap holders
  • color
  • no headrest with side pillows
Parma, Ohio
Verified Buyer
Mike's Thrown
December 17, 2011
I think my son feels like a king in this car seat that seems comfortable the way it cradles him to sleep during every car ride.
  • Size, shape, comfortability, quality and cost.
Portland, OR
Verified Buyer
Finally driving with baby without drama
December 9, 2011
We had a Graco Snugride before and baby hated it. I almost avoided driving anywhere because she was screaming nonstop. Since we ordered the Maxi Cosi we haven't had any problem. Plus it is chic and sleek. Fits perfectly in my GTI. We still have it rear facing right now but it can be faced to the front later when she is older. I would definitely recommend this!
  • easy to install
  • comfortable for baby
  • good value
  • not too bulky
  • nothing really
Los Angeles
Verified Buyer
love it!
December 7, 2011
sleek design, modern and comfy. I love the cup holder on the side!
  • reclines!
Shelby, NC
Verified Buyer
awesome car seat
September 24, 2011
perfectly fits in Nissan Murano, easy to install, couldn't be better!
Orlando, FL
Excellent Car Seat
March 22, 2011
I have purchased this seat a year ago from Albee Baby and I'm very happy with it. My son loves it, he allways feels comfortable and soon his little sister will be using it as well. I will have to purchase another one though so will have it in both cars. The seat is comfortable since it has a coushin. You can also wash the cloth and it will look just like new. I have also purchased the booster seat from Maxi Cosi ( two of them) and they're excellent. They don't feel bulky, and are very easy to install. Thank you Albee Baby for the good price ans Free shipping as well ! ! !
  • Excellent Material
  • Very Sturdy
  • Easy Set Up
  • Good Price
Hattiesburg, MS
Buying my third!
March 15, 2011
I bought this seat for my son when he outgrew his infant seat but still needed a rear-facing seat. Not long after that I bought a second seat for his grandparents' car. Now I am purchasing a 3rd seat for my daughter who is 6m old and quickly outgrowing her infant seat. I tried several "store" brand convertible seats but none of them reclined enough to make sleeping comfortable for him. This seat reclines easily and at 2 1/2 he still rides comfortably.
  • Reclines to support a sleeping child's head
  • Move-able cup holder (left or right side)
  • Easily adjustable straps
  • Great price
Seattle, WA
Maxi-Cosi Priori
November 19, 2010
We own the Maxi-Cosi Mico infant seat and a Quinny Zapp 4 stroller. Maxi-Cosi is the oldest European baby/infant car seat manufacturer and is fairly new to the U.S. market. We loved our Maxi-Cosi Mico so much it was an easy move up. We also own a RECARO Como G2 convertible, which is more expensive, but it is more plush and it's heavier and takes up more room in the vehicle. IMHO Maxi-Cosi copied Recaro's design because they're so similar. I found this easy to custom fit our child in because it's just like the Maxi-Cosi Mico, as well as the RECARO. The instructions were very clear to me. What I like about this is that it's lighter than the RECARO and I Love the color choices! I thought the Britax choice of colors were fugly and I wouldn't put it in my Audi. My only complaint is that you must hand-wash the cover according to the instructions.
  • Side Impact Protection / SIP
  • Colors
  • Very Stylish
  • Light
  • Must hand-wash cover
Love It!
March 11, 2010
We love this car seat. We have had it for over a year and have not had any problems. The car seat is very spacious and is fits nicely in our cars. We have an Accord and a VW CC. We have not had any difficulties in installing the car seat, although getting the straps in the right place takes some work. The harness is very easy to use and we love the fact that we can loosen it with one hand. We also love the four position recline. It is very easy to recline from the front seat. We have used the car seat in the rear and forward facing positions. Overall, it is a great product. We currently own four maxi cosi priori car seats (one for each of our cars and the others for relatives). They have great safety ratings and this website offers the cheapest prices by far!
Customer Q&A
1 Question & 1 Answer
from Boston, MA asked:
December 10, 2011
DO I need to buy a separate base or can I use the base I already have with my Maxi Cosi Mico?
The convertible car seat includes a base that is not removable.
Submitted by: Customer Service on December 11, 2011