11 Best Convertible Car Seats 2021
Each of these car seats turns into a big-kid booster, so all can be used from birth through age 10. Hooray for gear that lasts!
Quickest Setup: Britax One4Life Car Seat
Install the Britax One4Life ClickTight All-in-One Car Seat with the brand’s signature system, which locks it in snugly with minimal fuss.
Smartest Technology: Cybex Eternis S Car Seat
A sensor in the chest clip of the Cybex Eternis S links to an app and alerts you if your child unbuckles themselves.
Coolest Design: Nuna EXEC Car Seat
A stability panel used in the rear-facing position becomes a leg rest in the forward-facing position on the Nuna EXEC.
Easiest to Buckle: Maxi-Cosi Pria Car Seat
Magnets in the chest clip of the Maxi-Cosi Pria Max 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat help it click together quickly so you can get on your way.
Best for Stains: Chicco Fit4 4-in-1 Car Seat
The Chicco Fit4 4-in-1 comes with an extra layer of fabric to leave on through toddlerhood. Remove it and the upholstery will be like new for your preschooler.
Best Deal: Evenflo EveryStage Car Seat
The Evenflo Gold SensorSafe EveryStage Smart All-in-One has a handy app lets you monitor the buckle to make sure it's locked. It also lets you know if the car temperature is too hot.
Best for Big Kids: Graco 4Ever Car Seat
The versatile Graco 4Ever DLX 4-in-1 Car Seat turns into a backless booster for the biggest kids.
Best for Big Families: Diono Radian 3RXT Car Seat
Recyclable: Century Drive On 3-in-1 Car Seat
Part of the Happy Planet Collection, the new Century Drive On 3-in-1 Car Seat has fabric made from recycled materials, and the whole seat can be mailed to TerraCycle once you’re finished with it, keeping it out of the landfill. Also nice: the very reasonable price
Easy Access: Evenflo Gold Revolve360
You can rotate the Evenflo Gold Revolve360 any which way, making loading and unbuckling so much easier. And it’s also a cinch to turn your kid from rear- to forward-facing when the time comes.
Best Fit: Graco SlimFit3 3-in-1 Car Seats
If you have multiples or kids of different ages, you can safely put up to three of the 16.7-inch-wide Graco SlimFit3 3-in-1 Car Seats across the backseat of most family vehicles.