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Booster Car Seat review: Safety 1st Vantage

BB Rating
What's This?

D

A EXCELLENT-our top pick!
B GOOD-above average quality, prices, and creativity.
C FAIR-could stand some improvement.
D POOR-yuck! Could stand some major improvement.

Booster type: Combo

Weight: 22-40 lbs. with five-point harness, 40 to 100 lbs. belt-positioning booster. 52” height limit. EPP foam.

Price: $82

IIHS rating: Check fit (previous rating).

NHTSA ease of use rating:
Booster mode: Three out of five stars.
Harness mode: Two out of five stars.

Pros: Wide seat area. EPP foam. Good ease of use.

Cons: Old model, minimal side impact protection. Harness only works to 40 lbs.

Comments: Like the Summit, the Vantage is an aging Safety 1st booster seat model. It is a basic combo seat that is similar to the Cosco High Back Booster, but has a bigger seat area. While the seat now has EPP foam, the Vantage lacks significant side impact protection and other features you see on other seats in this price category. The shoulder belt guides can adjust to five positions. While most reader feedback on this model has been positive, there are newer and better booster seats (the Graco Nautilus) out there with higher harness limits and better design. Rating: D

Amazon Customer Reviews: Safety 1st Vantage booster

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