View Full Version : Marathon vs Regent vs Recaro Young Sport

09-07-2006, 09:31 AM
Thanks for your help on my previous question. We are now deciding between the Britax Regent and the Marathon. The Recaro Young Sport is also an option. I know it was mentioned that the Marathon may be better for sleeping. Any other pros or cons on any of the above. Could someone who is familiar with at least two of these seats do a comparison?

Our daughter is 3 and 32 lbs (50% in weight and height). I don't know why I am having such a hard time with this! I do appreciate all of your help!

09-07-2006, 12:58 PM
Well...the Regent is bigger :D Just kidding... try looking at this album page, click on the pictures to enlarge them and read a little spiel about why each kid is still harnessed in which seat, that should help get you started choosing http://www.cpsafety.com/articles/FFalbum.aspx
The Regent is bigger, harder to install, must be top tethered past 50 pounds, makes a 5 seater car into a four seater car, but fits most cars fine, has heaps and heaps of growing room, is easy to climb into, easy to buckle.
The Marathon is smaller, better for sleeping, can go on airplanes, easier to move from car to car, you can more easily cram another seat or person next to it, easier to install, less crotch room, less leg room, less shoulder room (though most kids do fit comfortably in it till age 6 or so...kids fit to 9+ in the Regent).

Julie CPS Tech and mom to 3 in seats