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Booster evaluations for 2013

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A BEST BET booster provides good lap and shoulder belt fit for typical 4 to 8 year-olds in almost any car, minivan or SUV. You can buy boosters as highbacks or as backless seats — both kinds are represented here. Some boosters can be used in both modes. For those seats, the BEST BET rating applies to the mode or modes indicated.

  • Britax Parkway SG

    Available in highback mode

    Tested model: #E9LM24V

    Best bet
  • Britax Parkway SGL

    Rating applies to highback mode only

    Backless mode rating: Check fit

    Tested model: #E9LM44Y

    Best bet
  • BubbleBum

    Available in backless only

    Tested model: #BB001US

    Best bet
  • Clek Oobr

    Rating applies to highback mode only

    Backless mode rating: Check fit

    Tested model: #OBM1U

    Results also apply to: #OB11U1

    Best bet
  • Cosco Pronto

    Rating applies to highback mode only

    Backless mode rating: Check fit

    Tested model: #22491

    Results also apply to: #BC033/BC032

    Best bet
  • Diono Monterey

    Rating applies to highback mode only

    Backless mode rating: Check fit

    Tested model: #15000

    This rating applies to models built after July 2011.

    Best bet
  • Diono RadianR100

    Available in highback only

    Tested model: #US16600

    Best bet
  • Diono RadianR120

    Available in highback only

    Tested model: #US16700

    Best bet
  • Diono RadianRXT

    Available in highback only

    Tested model: #US16900

    Best bet
  • Eddie Bauer Auto Booster

    Rating applies to highback mode only

    Backless mode rating: Check fit

    Tested model: #22888

    Results also apply to: #BC042

    Best bet
  • Evenflo Amp

    Available in backless only

    Tested model: #34111220

    Best bet
  • Evenflo Big Kid Amp

    Available in backless only

    Tested model: #3401913

    Best bet
  • Evenflo Big Kid Amp Highback

    Rating applies to backless mode only

    Highback mode rating: Check fit

    Tested model: #31911168A

    Best bet
  • Evenflo Big Kid LX

    Rating applies to backless mode only

    Highback mode rating: Check fit

    Tested model: #314xxxx

    Best bet
  • Evenflo Big Kid Sport

    Rating applies to backless mode only

    Highback mode rating: Check fit

    Tested model: #31911148A

    Best bet
  • Evenflo Chase

    Available in highback only

    Tested model: #306xxxx

    Evenflo has issued a safety recall on this combination model built from 6/12/12 through 10/3/13 involving the harness crotch buckle. This is relevant when the seat is used with the built-in harness. The remedy kit is available at www.evenflo.com or by calling 1-800-490-7591.

    Best bet
  • Evenflo Maestro

    Available in highback only

    Tested model: #31011049

    This rating applies to models built after April 9, 2010. Evenflo is recalling models made between 11/24/09 through 4/9/10, and 8/22/11 through 10/17/13 due to a problem when this combination seat is used as a child restraint with built-in 5-point harness. The remedy kit is available at www.evenflo.com or by calling 1-800-490-7591.

    Best bet
  • Evenflo Right Fit

    Rating applies to backless mode and highback mode

    Tested model: #31311542

    Best bet
  • Evenflo Secure Kid 300/400

    Available in highback only

    Tested model: #30811263

    Results also apply to: #30811229

    Evenflo has issued a safety recall on this combination model built from12/13/11 through 3/3/14 involving the harness crotch buckle. This is relevant when the seat is used with the built-in harness. The remedy kit is available at www.evenflo.com or by calling 1-800-490-7591.

    Best bet
  • Evenflo Symphony 65 e3/ Symphony DLX

    Available in highback only

    Tested model: #34611106

    Evenflo has issued a safety recall on this combination model built from 10/2/12 through 8/26/13 involving the harness crotch buckle. This is relevant when the seat is used with the built-in harness. The remedy kit is available at www.evenflo.com or by calling 1-800-490-7591.

    Best bet
  • Ferrari Beline SP

    Rating applies to backless mode only

    Highback mode rating: Good bet

    Tested model: #FRB10067

    Best bet
  • Ferrari Dreamway SP

    Rating applies to highback mode only

    Backless mode rating: Check fit

    Tested model: #744138

    Best bet
  • Graco Affix

    Rating applies to backless mode and highback mode

    Tested model: #1831777

    Best bet
  • Graco Argos 70

    Rating applies to highback mode only

    Backless mode rating: Check fit

    Tested model: #1801003

    Graco has issued a safety recall on this combination model built from 5/1/11 through 7/31/13 involving the harness buckle. This is relevant when the seat is used with the built-in harness. The replacement buckle is available at www.gracobucklerecall.com or by calling 1-800-345-4109.

    Best bet
  • Graco Argos 70 Elite

    Rating applies to highback mode only

    Backless mode rating: Check fit

    Tested model: #1813081

    Graco has issued a safety recall on this combination model built from 5/1/11 through 7/31/13 involving the harness buckle. This is relevant when the seat is used with the built-in harness. The replacement buckle is available at www.gracobucklerecall.com or by calling 1-800-345-4109.

    Best bet
  • Graco Backless TurboBooster

    Available in backless only

    Tested model: #1774835

    This rating applies to models built after April 2nd 2012.

    Best bet
  • Graco Connext

    Available in backless only

    Tested model: #1850504

    Best bet
  • Graco Nautilus

    Rating applies to highback mode only

    Backless mode rating: Check fit

    Tested model: #1759245

    This rating applies to models built after July 25th 2011.

    Best bet
  • Graco Nautilus Elite

    Rating applies to highback mode only

    Backless mode rating: Check fit

    Tested model: #1866264

    Graco has issued a safety recall on this combination model built from 10/1/07 through 7/31/13 and 8/19/13 involving the harness buckle. This is relevant when the seat is used with the built-in harness. The replacement buckle is available at www.gracobucklerecall.com or by calling 1-800-345-4109.

    Best bet
  • Graco Nautilus Plus

    Rating applies to highback mode only

    Backless mode rating: Check fit

    Tested model: #1850397

    Graco has issued a safety recall on this combination model built from 10/1/07 through 7/31/13 and 8/19/13 involving the harness buckle. This is relevant when the seat is used with the built-in harness. The replacement buckle is available at www.gracobucklerecall.com or by calling 1-800-345-4109.

    Best bet
  • Graco Nautilus with Safety Surround

    Rating applies to highback mode only

    Backless mode rating: Check fit

    Tested model: #1878678

    Best bet
  • Graco TurboBooster

    Rating applies to backless mode and highback mode

    Tested model: #1763463

    Best bet
  • Graco TurboBooster COLORZ

    Available in backless only

    Tested model: #1832093

    Best bet
  • Graco TurboBooster with Safety Surround

    Rating applies to backless mode and highback mode

    Tested model: #1830265

    Best bet
  • Harmony Carpooler

    Available in backless only

    Tested model: #0304006xxx

    Best bet
  • Harmony Cruz Youth Booster

    Available in backless only

    Tested model: #0304007xxx

    Best bet
  • Harmony Dreamtime

    Rating applies to backless mode and highback mode

    Tested model: #0303002xxx

    Best bet
  • Harmony Olympian

    Available in backless only

    Tested model: #0304005xxx

    This rating applies to models built on or after May 2010.

    Best bet
  • Harmony Transit Deluxe

    Available in backless only

    Tested model: #0304010

    Best bet
  • Harmony V6 Highback

    Rating applies to backless mode and highback mode

    Tested model: #0303003xxx

    Best bet
  • Harmony Youth Booster Seat

    Available in backless only

    Tested model: #0304003xxx

    Best bet
  • Kiddy Cruiserfix Pro

    Available in highback only

    Tested model: #51-520-CF

    Best bet
  • Kiddy World Plus

    Available in highback only

    Tested model: #51-100-WP

    Best bet
  • Kids Embrace Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    Available in highback only

    Tested model: #65500DEJ

    Results also apply to: #71900BAT/65500DOR/65500SBS

    Best bet
  • Maxi-Cosi Rodi XR

    Rating applies to highback mode only

    Backless mode rating: Check fit

    Tested model: #22223-CIP

    Best bet
  • Recaro Performance SPORT

    Available in highback only

    Tested model: #386.01

    Best bet
  • Recaro ProBOOSTER

    Available in highback only

    Tested model: #362.01AK21

    Best bet
  • Recaro ProSPORT II

    Available in highback only

    Tested model: #385.01

    Best bet
  • Recaro Vivo

    Available in highback only

    Tested model: #351.00.MM14

    Best bet
  • Safety 1st Boost Air Protect

    Rating applies to highback mode only

    Backless mode rating: Check fit

    Tested model: #BC027

    Best bet
  • Safety 1st BoostAPak

    Available in backless only

    Tested model: #BC062

    Best bet
  • The First Years Pathway B570

    Available in highback only

    Tested model: #B570-BLB

    The First Years Pathway B570 is rated as a BEST BET with the current instruction manual. The manufacturer modified the previous version to make the instructions clearer. Check The First Years website to make sure you have the updated manual.

    Best bet

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