Toddler Car Seat Comparative Table

  THE ULTIMATE TODDLER CARSEAT COMPARISON TABLE  
  MODEL REAR FACING LIMIT FORWARD FACING LIMIT HEIGHT LIMIT ISOFIX/ SEATBELT ADAC SAFETY SCORE SWEDISH PLUS TEST RECLINE SPACE REQUIRED LEG ROOM FOR CHILD INSTALL PADDING SWIVEL PRICE  
Besafe Izi Combi 6mths to 18kg. 9 to 18kg 61-105cm Rear facing: isofix. Forward facing: seatbelt Same shell as Izi Kid N/A 3 settings Adjustable Adjustable Quick and easy. HeavySecure installation Good No R7000-8000  
Besafe Izi Kid 6mths to 18kg N/A 61-105cm Isofix Very good 05-Mar 3 settings Adjustable Adjustable Quick and easy. Heavy. Secure installation Good No R8000-9000  
Besafe Izi Modular 6mths to 18kg. 9 to 18kg 61-105cm Isofix Good N/A Rear: 2 settings. Forward: 4 settings Adjustable Adjustable Quick and easy with Izi Modular isofix base. Secure installation Good No R10000-13000  
Besafe Izi Plus 6mths to 25kg N/A Approx 61-118cm Seatbelt and lower tether anchors N/A 4/5 3 settings Excessive Ample Complex and time consuming. Very secure installation Good No R6500-7500  
Cybex Sirona M2 Birth to 19kg 9 to 19kg 45-105cm Isofix Good 2/5 Rear: 5. Forward: 3 Compact Good Quick and easy with Base M isofix base. Secure installation Good No R7000-8000  
Cybex Sirona S Birth to 18kg 9 to 18kg 45-105cm Isofix Good N/A Rear: 5. Forward: 3 Compact Good Quick and easy. Heavy. Secure installation Good Yes 7500-8000  
Cybex Sirona Z Birth to 18kg 9 to 18kg 45-105cm Isofix Good N/A Rear: 5. Forward: 3 Compact Good Quick and easy with Base Z isofix base. Secure installation Good Yes R10 500  
Hauck Varioguard Plus Isofix: Birth to 18kg. Seatbelt:Birth to 13kg Isofix/seatbelt: 9 to 18kg N/A Isofix OR seatbelt Good N/A Rear: 1. Forward: 2 Most compact Fair Quick and easy with isofix base. Fair installation Good infant padding. Fair toddler padding No R6000-7000  
Joie Steeadi Birth to 18kg 9 to 18kg N/A Seatbelt N/A N/A Rear: 1. Forward: 3 Compact Poor Quicky with seatbelt. Prone to buckle crunch. Fair installation Good infant padding. Fair toddler padding No R2000-3000  
Joie Spin 360 Birth to 18kg 9 to 18kg N/A Seatbelt Average N/A Rear: 1. Forward: 4 Compact Poor Easy with isofix. Heavy. Fair installation Good infant padding. Fair toddler padding Yes R6000-7000  
Joie Stages Birth to 18kg 9 to 18kg (harness). 15 to 25kg booster N/A Seatbelt N/A N/A Rear: 1. Forward: 3 Fair Poor Easy with seatbelt.Prone to errors. Harder to get secure installation Good infant padding. Fair toddler padding No R3000-4000  
Joie Every Stage Birth to 18kg 9 to 18kg (harness). 15 to 36kg booster N/A Seatbelt Safety alert N/A Rear: 1. Forward: 4 Fair Poor Easy with seatbelt. Fair installation Good infant padding. Fair toddler padding No R5000-6000  
Joie Every Stage FX Birth to 18kg 9 to 18kg (harness). 15 to 36kg booster N/A Rear facing: seatbelt. Forward facing: isofix and top tether anchor Safety alert N/A Rear: 1. Forward: 4 Fair Poor Slightly more complex and prone to error. Fair installation Good infant padding. Fair toddler padding No R5000-6000  
Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart 9 to 18.5kg 9 to 18.5kg 67 to 105cm Isofix Same shell as Pearl Pro N/A Rear: 2. Forward: 2 Fair Fair Quicky and easy with 3wayfix base. Secure installation Good No R7000-8000  
Maxi Cosi Pearl Pro 9 to 18.5kg 9 to 18.5kg 67 to 105cm Isofix Good N/A Rear: 2. Forward: 2 Fair Fair Quicky and easy with 3wayfix base. Secure installation Good No R8000-9000  
Noola (by Osann) One360 Isofix: Birth to 18kg. Seatbelt: Birth to 13kg 9 to 18kg (harness) N/A Rear facing: isofix and top tether. Forward facing: seatbelt or isofix N/A N/A Rear: 1. Forward: 2 Fair Poor Slightly more complex with room for error. Fair installation Good infant padding When installed with isofix and top tether, but not with seatbelt. R5000-6000  
Recaro Polaric 9 to 18kg N/A N/A Isofix and lower tether anchors Good N/A 2 settings Excessive Ample Slightly more complex with isofix and lower tether anchors. Heavy seat. Very secure installation Good No R7000-8000  
Recaro Zero 1 Birth to 18kg 9 to 18kg 45 to 105cm Isofix Good N/A Rear: 2. Forward: 2 Fair Fair Quick and easy. Very Heavy. Secure installation Good Yes R9000-12000  
Recaro Zero 1 Elite Birth to 18kg 9 to 18kg 45 to 105cm Isofix Good N/A Rear: 2. Forward: 2 Fair Fair Quick and easy. Very Heavy. Secure installation Good Yes R15 000  
Safeway Atlas Birth to 18kg 9 to 18kg (harness). 15 to 36kg booster N/A Seatbelt N/A N/A Rear: 1. Forward: 3 Fair Poor Quick and easy. Light seat. Loose installation Fair infant padding. Poor toddler padding No R1000-2000  
Safeway Polar Seatbelt OR seatbelt and isofix: Birth to 18kg Seatbelt: 9 to 18kg. Seatbelt, isofix AND top tether: 9 to 25kg. Booster: 15-36kg N/A Seatbelt OR seatbelt, isofix and Top tether N/A N/A Rear: 1. Forward: 3 Fair Poor Quick and easy. Prone to error. Secure installation with isofix and top tether Good infant padding. Poor toddler padding No R3000-4000  
Safeway Unify Birth to 18kg 9 to 18kg with harness. 15 to 36kg booster N/A Rear facing: seatbelt OR isofix and top tether. Forward facing:seatbelt OR isofix and seatbelt N/A N/A Rear: 1. Forward: 3 Fair Poor Complex installation. Prone to errors. Secure installation when using isofix Good infant padding. Poor toddler padding Yes R3000-4000  
Safeway Unite Birth to 18kg 9 to 18kg with harness. 15 to 36kg booster N/A Seatbelt N/A N/A Rear: 1. Forward: 3 Fair Poor Quick and easy. Light seat. Loose installation Good infant padding. Poor toddler padding No R1000-2000  
Volvo Maxway 9 to 25kg N/A Approx 70 to 115cm Seatbelt and lower tether anchors Good 3/5 3 settings Adjustable Adjustable Complex and time consuming. Very secure installation Fair No R6000-7000