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Customer Reviews | 154 reviews | 4.6 out of 5

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154 reviews | 4.6 out of 5

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154 reviews | 4.6 out of 5

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Customer review by Indy315

5.0 stars 1/5/2012 by Indy315
by Indy315

Best car seat ever. I bought this seat after my third grew out of her infant carrier. We were hoping not to have to buy a car seat but since the new regulations now want them to rear face until 2 yrs of age if possible, we decided to invest. After having other car seats in the past this is by far so worth the money and definitely quality made. After battling with a safety 1st to install I returned it and purchased this one. SO EASY to install and it does not move at all! If you are contemplating purchasing it because of the price don't let that hold you back. You will not regret it!

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Latrobe, PA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Usage:Every day
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Age:25 - 34
Best car seat you can get!!!!

Customer review by AFwifey22

5.0 stars 3/21/2012 by AFwifey22
by AFwifey22

This past weekend my husband, 10 month old son and I got into a very bad car accident and totaled our van. My son was in this carseat and was totally fine, I believe this car seat saved him from any injury. This car seat is pricey compaired to others but it really is the only one you will ever need. Plus the safety of this carseat is worth the price when it comes to the safety of my son. Because you are supposed to replace your car seat if it is in an accident we are going to be purchasing this one again.

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Saved my daughter

Customer review by TechGirl1414

5.0 stars 5/17/2012 by TechGirl1414
by TechGirl1414

My daughter and I were rear ended while siting still at a stop light this past week. She is 17 months old and only 19 lbs so she is tiny, and was rear facing still. We were both taken to the hospital, me with injuries, and she didn't even get a bruise. I am so thankful for this heavy, steel framed car seat. The firefighter who took it out of my car couldn't believe how heavy it was, but said it definitely did its job! I will now be buying another one for her, and one for my new unborn baby due in June. (He was ok in the accident as well) :)

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Sarasota County, FL
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Usage:Every day
Ownership:9 - 10 months
Age:25 - 34
Must Have

Customer review by Srab

5.0 stars 12/15/2011 by Srab
by Srab

This is a quality product. Got this for my seven month old. It is expensive, but the best part is I dont have to buy a car set or booster seat again, as the weight limit for the seat is from 5-100 lbs. You do save money over the long run. It has an arm rest, cup or bottle holder. Has padding on the belt. Really, you cant go wrong with this product.

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Usage:Every day
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Age:35 - 44
LOVE IT!!! Bought Two

Customer review by Karin

5.0 stars 1/6/2013 by Karin
by Karin

I first bought this car seat in 2010, when it first came out, for my duaghter. Had bought an infant seat and then a convertible one. I saw this one and decided to buy it and try it out because my daughter had out grown her convertible one and I didn't want to keep buying car seats, since this one went up to a 100 lbs. Well she loved the seat and I loved it. When your child is forward facing, you can recline them when they fall asleep so that their head does not fall forward like with other car seats. Plus you can buy an extra base for a second car or a grandparents vehicle and just transfer the seat. Well we had my son in July 2012 and started out with the infant seat we had used with our daughter, which lasted her till she was 10 months. Well at 5 1/2 months my son was out growning it. I decided to buy him this seat because I loved it so much with my daughter and it would be the only car seat that I would ever have to buy for him. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this seat! So do both of my children!!!

Great seat worth the money!!

Customer review by angel7112009

5.0 stars 2/16/2012 by angel7112009
by angel7112009

This is a great carseat. It is big, heavy, and stongly constructed. It is very padded and looks comfortable for the baby and has tons of support for a baby of any ages. It is very big but fits perfectly in my subburban. I do not know how it would work in a smaller car but works great in a big suv. For the money it is a great option!!

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Usage:Every day
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Age:18 - 24

Customer review by YY2010

4.0 stars 5/5/2012 by YY2010
by YY2010

I bought this car seat for my 7 mnth old that weighs 22 lbs and had out grown his infant car seat. I absolutley love this car seat. My only dislike is how much room it takes up in the rear facing position. I have a Chevy Taho and had to scoot the front seat up quite a bit. The reason I had bought this seat was because you could use the bases and just move the seat in and out. Well, due to the size of the seat it wouldn't fit in the rear facing position in a passenger car which pretty much defeated my purpose in buying it. The seat as a whole is wonderful though. Other than the price and the size the seat is excellent. I would only buy this seat, however, if you have an SUV!

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Usage:Every day
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Age:25 - 34
The car seat to beat all car seats!

Customer review by thegalvans

5.0 stars 3/27/2017 by thegalvans
by thegalvans

I have purchased three of these seats for my three children. The base installation is fantastic! It feels so much more secure and even than a convertible seat that you have to install directly to the seat. The car seat itself is heavy and strong. I have no doubts that it would provide my children with the protection they would need if we were ever in an accident. The cup holder is a bit out of reach for smaller children, but that seems to be a standard problem in all seats with cup holders. The recline option is great for my forward-facing kiddos when they pass out during a ride, and the one-hand adjustable headrest is REVOLUTIONARY. I always recommend this seat to anyone looking for something safe and reliable. It is truly the best!

Smart Idea

Customer review by Ted K

5.0 stars 2/24/2011 by Ted K
by Ted K

I work for a major retailer that specializes in selling baby products and I am also the grandparent of three. There have been many times when frustrated parents come to me and tell me their child has outgrown their infant seat too soon. It happened with one of my grandsons also. They end up having to buy a convertible set and then a booster seat after having already bought an infant seat. The expense is tough on these young couples. Now Graco comes up with an idea that is really smart. The convenience of the infant seat with a base available for safe installation in cars and the ease of moving the seat without having to reinstall. Also, it lasts as long as you need it too without having to buy a new car seat. Thank you to the Graco engineers for finally coming up with an idea that can provide safety, convenience, affordability and longevity all in one car seat. It has just come into our stores and I have already sold multiples on them because I myself am sold on this seat too.

Ted K
HEAVY and BIG!!!!!

Customer review by lisatoo

1.0 stars 1/30/2017 by lisatoo
by lisatoo

I am used to lifting heavy items(50lb feed sacks, 35lb saddles and hay bales) but this carseat takes my husband to lift it and he complains about the weight. And the base weighs as much as the seat itself. If you want to put it in and never take it out it will be ok but if you ever have to remove make sure to eat your Wheaties. It also is very big/cumbersome. I have a Ford Crew Cab F350 pickup and the front seat has to be pushed forward to fit child into seat-cannot just lift child in front of seat and place butt in, you have to turn child sideways and manuever in order to put into seat-very difficult. And the way carseat sits, the front part of base hangs way off the front of the truck seat if you sit base flush on seat. If you put seat to where back is correct then back part of base doesnt sit down onto seat!!! No matter what position there is a BIG gap where adult butt would normally sit on seat. It WILL NOT fit into our other vehicle which is a Dodge Challenger which has very roomy back seats-front seats have to be pushed up so far that person CANNOT sit in seat..

Best Car Seat

Customer review by qq668866qq

5.0 stars 10/10/2012 by qq668866qq
by qq668866qq

I just had the car seat installed by a CHP officer yesterday. He said it was durable and very nice that he would probably get one for his son. I am so happy to see my son in there safe and comfortable.

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Temple city, ca
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Usage:Every day
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Age:35 - 44
Excellent choice.

Customer review by Japanese

5.0 stars 1/30/2012 by Japanese
by Japanese

A little bit expensive, but worth every penny

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Customer review by HMJ2009

2.0 stars 8/14/2012 by HMJ2009
by HMJ2009

The seat seems to be comfortable, and I like how it reclines for longer trips. That is where my likes end. This seat is the most difficult seat to fasten of all the car seats I have ever used. So much so I have opted to use our original seat in it's place and will only use it if something unforseen happens to the 1st seat. I read the reviews from others about the straps twisting and thought at 1st that those folks were just being overly picky, but the straps twist like crazy and are hard to get untwisted and is one of the most annoying things in the world to deal with especially when you are in a hurry for the pouring rain! For the price of the seat, the straps should at least twist minimally. It seems like the price point is geared toward the fact that there will only be 1 car seat from infancy through youth, but the quality of the materials used puts me in mind of lesser quality products and not a competetor for a high end car seat.

awesome carseat

Customer review by newmommytojessi

5.0 stars 10/9/2012 by newmommytojessi
by newmommytojessi

wish we would've gone with this to begin with. It is comfy for my daughter. very safe and secures her in there . We bought a graco infant carseat that comes out and has a handle but she got too long too quick. will be buying this again for another child

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Laurel, MT
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Usage:Every day
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Age:18 - 24
Safety first, but this seat is too big to fit!

Customer review by Baby GGs

2.0 stars 1/16/2017 by Baby GGs
by Baby GGs

We bought this seat as a "spare" as we had another one already for our 2013 Chryster Town & Country van; i.e., we had temporary custody of our great-granddaughter and bought another Graco top-rated seat for the short time we thought we would be needing the seat. As it turns out, we now have permanent, full custody and needed another seat for our other vehicles. My husband bought this behemoth. I'm sure it's a safe seat from the rider's point of view, but this thing does not fit into our 2008 Hyundai Tucson and does not fit well into our 2008 DODGE RAM CREW CAB TRUCK! We had to place the seat into the truck in the middle position in the back set, as that's the only place it could be installed. In the rear-facing position, it extends into the front seat space, and that cramped situation cannot be safe for the driver of the vehicle! Yes, it does have a base, and because of weather conditions we haven't been able to find a day to try to see if it fits any better into our Chrysler van (I doubt it....). Overall, this behemoth of a car seat is cumbersome, and getting the child in and out of it in the middle position of a 1500 Dodge Ram truck is not an easy task....almost an undoable task. Sorry we bought it. The Graco we did buy seems quite sturdy and safe and would fit the bill much better than this cumbersome thing.

Baby GGs
Amazingly Simple Car Seat

Customer review by tumblebugsmama

5.0 stars 4/5/2014 by tumblebugsmama
by tumblebugsmama

My daughter's original Graco SnugRide infant car seat served us well, but like most car seats integrated with the LATCH system it was an absolute BEAR to get set up--you needed two people to install the base, and there was always a lot of huffing and puffing involved, kneeling on the base, mangling your hands while tightening the straps. I certainly was *never* able to install the car seat base myself. When the time came for a new (toddler-sized) car seat, the Graco Smart Seat came up. The Smart Seat base is absolutely the EASIEST installation ever--I'm able to do it myself in under 2 minutes! No more cursing! No more mangled hands! Additionally, adjusting the straps is a piece of cake--no more unhooking the straps and removing the seat cover. Reclining the seat is a snap. At 21-months old, she's comfortable in the Smart Seat, and of course, we trust in her safety! If the Smart Seat had existed when we first registered for car seats, this would have been a once-and-done situation. As it stands, we expect to get plenty of years out of this car seat! Thank you, Graco, for making it easy!

Think Twice!

Customer review by Corey Mastin

2.0 stars 2/27/2011 by Corey Mastin
by Corey Mastin

I was so excited to purchase this seat - it seemed to be just what we were looking for for our five month old son. A seat he would be more comfortable in that is rear-facing, and one to grow in too. The seat is WAY TOO BIG! We own a seven passenger SUV. In the rear facing position in the middle - the driver seat and passenger seat have to be extremely close to the steering wheel/dash. It is truly unsafe to drive that close! And just wait until you try to install this mammoth seat! RIDICULOUS! The anchors are secured by a belt that can only be minimally lengthened. Forget trying to install in the middle of the back seat of a SUV. Ultimately, I gave the seat 2-stars because it could possibly be ok when my son is forward facing. But, the hype about this seat is "one seat from birth until five years." THINK TWICE AND HAVE A STORE EMPLOY HELP YOU TEST IT IN YOUR CAR BEFORE YOU PURCHASE!!!

Corey Mastin
Great for tall children

Customer review by Catteach

5.0 stars 12/21/2015 by Catteach
by Catteach

Bought this based on a store salesman's recommendation after a thorough discussion of lifestyle and needs. My child is tall and we worried about him outgrowing the seat especially while rear-facing. Right away he took to this seat and found it very comfortable and is still able to sit rear-facing even at 2 1/2 even though he is at the 96th percentile for his height. We, as parents, love the ability to ensure the same comfort level and safety for our child no matter what car he is in from ours to his grandparents. This allowed us to purchase a higher quality seat without having to buy two cheaper ones for the cars that he is not as frequently in. This is also incredibly easy to install. The negatives are the amount of space it takes up in the car. It is in a minivan, a small sedan, and an average sedan; the front seat is very difficult to use while the car seat is rear-facing in the smaller vehicles. Some stores let you install it in your car before purchase to ensure that it is a good fit for your vehicle, which is a nice feature. My son happily gets in his car seat, which makes my life so much easier.

Great Carseat

Customer review by stay at home mom

4.0 stars 3/24/2011 by stay at home mom
by stay at home mom

I have done months & months of research for the right carseat & this is the one I chose. I love that it goes from infant all the way until they need to be out of a carseat. One carseat for the whole period of my child having to be in one. I even like the fact of it having a base which makes removable & installation into my husband vehicle easy. It is priced right if you figure between an infant carseat, a convertible carseat and than a booster not to mention if you have two cars and choose to buy one for each car it's worth every penny. Now I would have given it a 5 but installing it for the first time in the car was a bit of a pain because the instructions werent very clear, but now that I have done it; it's easy. I love Graco & pretty much own only their products because they seem to grow with the child and not buying product after product when you child grows out of it.

stay at home mom

Customer review by Bundy29

5.0 stars 12/17/2015 by Bundy29
by Bundy29

By far the best seat we have owned! I LOVE the base, it tightens so securely it will not budge! I love that it reclines so far back in the rear facing position. Love that you do not need to swap the base around to turn to forward position, just unlatch the carseat from the base and turn it around and it will secure back onto the base! VERY sturdy seat, not cheap flimsy plastic! PLUS it is steel reinforced! Downside, it is heavy & bulky! I have 3 kids, 1 toddler, 1 preschooler, 1 kindergartener.. i can fit all 3 seats in my full size truck just fine (not all 3 the same seats) BUT all 3 seats would not fit in my fullsize G6 i previously owned. 2 seats were fine, but not 3. So keep that in mind when purchasing. Yes, this seat is very pricey but is well worth it. I feel that if we were in an accident, that my daughter would be 100% protected. Another con is washing. When the cover is off it is very delicate and certain washers would do it harm because it leaves a giant square hole with little fabric strips on 3 sides when it is off the seat. First time i washed mine, on delicate one of my seams up top ripped.. was able to sew it back together and it looks fine. VERY difficult to put back together... could have been designed a bit better in that aspect but with a bit of patience you will get it...not a deal breaker in my book Hope my review helps you all decide to buy this seat to keep your little ones safe! =)

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