Whether you have a compact car or are trying to fit 3 car seats in the back seat of your midsize sedan, finding the best convertible car seat for small car will save you a lot of time and aggravation. To help you find the right one, we researched some of the best-selling, highest-rated car seats available. Before we get into our picks for best products, let’s take a look at some of the main features to look out for.
Weight Limit: This is the highest weight limit for each seat when in the forward facing position. Some of these seats can also be used as boosters so, believe it or not, you’ll see weight limits of over 100 pounds!
Machine Washable Seat Cover: Babies and toddler are messy. Very messy. Having a car seat with a removable, washable cover is so important because it means you can clean up even the nastiest messes quickly and easily.
Item Weight: If you’re going to be switching your car seat between different vehicles or if you plan on traveling a lot, pay special attention to the weigh. Some weigh about 15 pounds but we found one that’s only 9.1.
Maximum Height: Height limits are just as important as weight limits because if your child gets too tall for the seat, the buckle and straps won’t sit in the right spot and the seat will no longer be safe.
Dimensions: To make sure the seat will fit in a compact car or that you can fit 3 across your backseat, pay special attention to the dimensions. Especially in width. Most of these are really narrow. The smallest is only 15.5” wide.
Warranty: Warranties are always important but because this seat ensures your child’s safety, the warranty is more important than most. All of them are covered for 1 to 2 years. Make sure you read the fine print so you know what’s covered.
Now that you know the key things to consider, let’s move into our product reviews. Here’s how it works. We put our top and budget picks first so that, even if you’re in a hurry, you can get a good idea of the range that’s available. We put a lot of time into researching these products so stick around if you can. They’re all great but very unique and you never know which one will work best for you. Alright, let’s get going.
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Jennifer Trimbee, a lead researcher and writer at GeekWrapped, is an expert writer with many years of experience. Jennifer writes about technology, sports, outdoor, and gear products.
Article last updated on:
September 30, 2019