Type: Convertible seat.
Limits: 4-40 lbs. rear facing, 20 to 65 lbs. forward facing.
NHTSA ease of use rating: Four out of five stars, both rear and forward facing.
Pros: No rethread harness, adjustable headrest, seat recline, extended rear-facing use. Integrated cup holder.
Cons: Harness can be difficult to tighten; buckle hard to release. Skimpy padding.
Comments: This seat is Graco’s mid-price offering and goes under several names: Size4Me, Fit4Me and MySize 65. These models are essentially the same seat—the only differences are fabric color and extra inserts (for infants, etc).
The Size4Me (and its clones) features an adjustable headrest, no-rethread harness, three-position recline and upgraded LATCH connectors (called Right LATCH). There’s also a removable head/body support for newborns.
Parent feedback on this seat has been mostly positive—fans laud the extended rear-facing weight limit, easy to clean fabric, and easy LATCH installation. The top harness height is a generous 17″—that means kids will be able to use the seat with a five-point harness to age six or even seven.
The negatives? Well, the harness can be tricky to adjust. The buckle can also be hard to release. Other critics note the lack of padding, which could be uncomfortable for toddlers on longer trips. The harness can’t be removed for cleaning (only spot cleaning says Graco), which is a big negative.
On the plus side, this seat scored four out of five stars for ease of use in NHTSA’s evaluation. And Consumer Reports most recent crash tests awarded the Size4Me it’s top ranking of “Best” in crash protection. Overall, CR ranked the Size4Me eighth (out of 31 seats tested), which isn’t too shabby.
Perhaps the biggest criticism we’ve heard about the Size4Me seat is its lack of padding—if you plan many long drives to Grandma’s house, this seat probably isn’t the best choice. For everyday use around town, the padding is fine.
That aside, the Graco Size4Me (and Fit4 me and MySize 65) get excellent marks from our readers for overall ease of use and installation. We’ve upgraded our rating of this seat as a result. The top crash test rating and affordable price make the Graco Size4Me a winner. Rating: A