As of December 2015, BestReviews recommends the Britax USA Advocate ClickTight, the Chicco NextFit and the Diono Radian RXT convertible car seats. For more budget-friendly options, the Graco My Ride 65 LX and Evenflo Tribute LX convertible car seats are also highly rated.
All highly rated convertible car seats meet or exceed minimal safety standards required by the federal government. Highly recommended seats should be easy to use, with reliable harnesses and ergonomic styling for use in a wide range of vehicle models. Portability and the amount of body weight accommodated in both the rear- and front-facing modes are important features. These highly rated seats have a wide range of prices, with the higher end seats having more extensive features and the lower end seats showing a more basic design, without forgoing safety standards.