Full List of Child Car Booster Seats Tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Booster Seat Laws

If you would like to know the child restraint law in your state, This map shows until what age a child must be in some sort of car seat, whether a booster or other seat.

Insurance Institute Booster Seat Test Results

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested 60 child booster seats – nearly every one on the market. Here are the institute's ratings, in its own words:

BEST BETS: "Should provide good lap and shoulder belt fit for typical 4-8-year-olds in almost any car, minivan, or SUV."

Combi Dakota backless/clip

Recaro Young Sport

Recaro Vivo

Maxi-Cosi Rodi XR

Evenflo Big Kid Amp backless/clip

Eddie Bauer Auto Booster

Cosco Juvenile Pronto

Britax Frontier

Clek Oobr

GOOD BETS: "These provide optimal belt fit in almost as many vehicles as the Best Bet Models."

Combi Kobuk backless/clip

Maxi-Cosi Rodi

Evenflo Symphony 65

Britax Parkway SG

Graco TurboBooster SafeSeat Wander

Graco TurboBooster SafeSeat Sachi

GRAY AREA: "These booster seats may fit some kids in some cars, but do not consistently provide a good seatbelt fit across the board."

Compass B-540

Cosco Highback Booster

Compass B-505

First Years B-530

Compass B-510

Evenflo Generations

Safety 1st Summit

Graco Nautilus

Safety 1st Ventura

Evenflo Big Kid LX

Safety 1st Apex 65

Evenflo Big Kid LX backless w/clip

Graco Nautilus backless w/clip

Cosco Ambassador backless

Evenflo Big Kid No Back Booster w/clip

Clek Olli backless

Sunshine Kids Monterey

Volvo Booster

Clek Ozzi backless

Safeguard Go Hybrid backless w/clip

Graco TurboBooster SafeSeat Sachi backless w/clip

Graco Backless TurboBooster Rapids w/clip

Graco TurboBooster SafeSeat Wander w/clip

Graco Backless TurboBooster Baker w/clip

Graco No Back TurboBooster Cameo w/clip

Eddie Bauer Auto Booster backless

Clek Oobr backless

Volvo Booster backless

Cosco Juvenile Pronto backless

Britax Parkway SG backless

Sunshine Kids Monterey backless

Maxi-Cosi Rodi XR backless

Maxi-Cosi Rodi backless

NOT RECOMMENDED: "Parents should avoid buying them altogether."

Harmony Secure Comfort Deluxe backless/clip

Combi Kobuk

Evenflo Express

Eddie Bauer Deluxe

Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite

Evenflo Sightseer

Alpha Omega Elite

Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3-in-1

Safety 1st All-in-One

Alpha Omega Luxe Echelon

Alpha Omega


1 comment

Combi Car Seat said...

its good to see combi on the list. they make great car seats and other juvenile products. combi is definitely awesome

March 30, 2010 at 1:36 PM

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