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Booster Car Seat review: Evenflo Chase

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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.

91nORh0qnmL._SL1500_Booster type: Combo

Weight: 20-100 lbs.; 22 to 40 lbs. with harness, belt-positioning booster for 40 to 110 lbs.

Price: $60-$70.

IIHS rating: Best Bet.

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

Pros: Affordable harnessed booster. Dual cup holders. 

Cons: Basic LATCH attachments (hook-style). Dated design. Harness only works to 40 lbs.

Comments:  The Evenflo Chase has a dated design and is showing its age. This seat earned just two out of five stars when used with the harness in a government ease of use evaluation—and since that is the key feature of this seat, we will not recommend it. The IIHS, on the other hand, gave this seat a Best Bet rating.

Evenflo makes three versions of this seat: LX, Select and Advanced. The Advanced ($65) is the top of the line version with Evenflo’s “ComfortTech” fabric that adds extra cushioning.

One key thing to remember about this seat: you can only use the five-point harness until 40 lbs. Most modern harnessed boosters work to 65 lbs. or higher.

Bottom line: there are better choices out there for a harnessed booster. 

Rating: F



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