Thirteen new booster car seats earn Best Bet for 2017

Thirteen new booster car seats earn Best Bet rating by IIHS for 2017

Last Updated: Dec 6, 2017 @ 10:46 am

13 new booster car seats earn "Best Bet" rating by IIHS for 2017Thirteen new booster car seats earn Best Bet rating by IIHS for 2017. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is out with their latest booster car seat ratings—and they’ve crowned 13 new booster seats with their “best bet” rating. And we’ve got them all listed here!

In case you’re not familiar with the IIHS, this non-for-profit organization is most famous crash tests cars you’ve probably seen on car buying web sites. For booster seats, the IIHS doesn’t crash test seats . . . instead they evaluate how well kids fit into boosters using a dummy that represents a six year old child.

Before we divulge the ratings, lets’ go over the rating system:

  • Best bet: “A booster provides good safety belt fit for typical 4 to 8 year-olds in almost any car, minivan or SUV.”
  • Good bet. These seats “provide acceptable belt fit in almost any vehicle.”
  • Check Fit. Boosters that “could work for some children in some vehicles”—but you need to check the fit first.
  • Not recommended. Boosters that “don’t provide good belt fit and should be avoided.”

So here are the NEWEST boosters that are rated BEST BETS by the IIHS:

Graco Nautilus 80 Elite 3-in-1 Harness Booster, Go Green

IIHS Best Bet Booster 2017

Chicco GoFit Belt-Positioning Backless Booster
Designed for big kids 4y+ from 40-110 lbs.

Graco Nautilus 80 Elite 3-in-1 Harness Booster, Go Green

IIHS Best Bet Booster 2017

Cosco Finale DX 2-in-1 Booster Car Seat, Dusk
Forward-facing with harness 30-65 pounds and Belt-positioning Booster 40-100 pounds

Graco Nautilus 80 Elite 3-in-1 Harness Booster, Go Green

IIHS Best Bet Booster 2017

Diono Monterey XT High Back Booster Seat (highback and backless modes)
Fits children 40 lb to 120 lb and 38″ to 63″ in height

Graco Nautilus 80 Elite 3-in-1 Harness Booster, Go Green

IIHS Best Bet Booster 2017

Evenflo Spectrum 2-in-1 Booster Car Seat (highback and backless modes)
2-in-1 design that transitions from a high back booster seat to a no back booster seat supporting children from 40-110 pounds

Graco Nautilus 80 Elite 3-in-1 Harness Booster, Go Green

IIHS Best Bet Booster 2017

Graco Wayz 3 in 1 Harness Booster Car Seat (highback and backless modes)
Harness Booster (22- 65 lb), highback booster (30-100 lb), backless booster (40- 100 lb)

Graco Nautilus 80 Elite 3-in-1 Harness Booster, Go Green

IIHS Best Bet Booster 2017

Maxi-Cosi RodiFix Booster Car Seat
40-120 lbs. and up to 57″

Graco Nautilus 80 Elite 3-in-1 Harness Booster, Go Green

IIHS Best Bet Booster 2017

Nuna AACE Booster Car Seat (backless and highback modes)
Recommended for ages 4 and up; weight for high back: 40 to 110 lbs.; backless: 50 to 120 lbs.

Graco Nautilus 80 Elite 3-in-1 Harness Booster, Go Green

IIHS Best Bet Booster 2017

Peg Perego Viaggio Shuttle Backless Booster
Approved for use from 3 to 12 years (40 – 120 lbs).

Check Fit

These booster car seats are rated a “Check Fit” by the IIHS. That means they could work for some children in some vehicles:

 

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