Best Baby Car Seat Brands Since 2015 – Newborn To 4 Years

Trusting your baby car seats while traveling can give you a peace of mind. There are brands which can be trusted more than others, but the type of the seat also has to be checked before purchasing. Even among the best brands can be found not that good seat types. The following companies’ seats have been tested by ADAC since 2015. Before 2015 the requirements were a bit different so they cannot be compared in the same list. By clicking here, you can find all the criteria in details that the seats have been tested for.

According to this list, you can also evaluate by yourself which you consider being the best baby car seat brands in the market. 37 different brands’ seats have been tested since 2015, from which ten brands provided baby seats that got good or very good mark.

I am going to organize them according to brands in this post. You will only find the seat types now which got the ‘very good’ and ‘good’ results, and also the year when they were tested. This way you can choose from the best baby car seat brands here by yourself.

  • very good
  • good
  • satisfactory
  • enough
  • poor

Safety seats with good and very good ADAC result in alphabetic order – the final ADAC result can be found right after each product name:

BESAFE

BeSafe was founded in Norway in 1963. Their products are available in 40 countries. They recommend to use car seats that are rear facing as long as possible but minimum to fours years. Most parents turn their child too early because their legs do not have enough space in a rear-facing position. BeSafe solved it by developing a new technology and thus giving more legroom to the child. You can use one base with two different seats as well as your child grows.

BESAFE iZi Go Modular i-Size (2016) Good /

BESAFE iZi Go Modular i-Size + i-size base (Isofix) (2016) Good

  • Birth – 12 months | 40 – 75 cm (15.7″ – 29.5″)
  • (There were two separate tests for the seat and for the seat with the base.)

very good safety without its base /Good with the base

Good operation 

Good ergonomics

Good processing

very good pollutants

 

 

 

 

 

BRITAX RÖMER


Britax Römer has been one of the most known brand specialized in baby seats among their several other products since 1930. Their first safety seat was produced as early as 1966. Quality comes with the name, and as a result, many of their seats are award winners. They took part in the first legislation for child safety, and developed the first ISOFIX safety seat. They believe that the 5 point harnesses are the safest, because in case of an impact, there are five points where the harness can distribute the force of the coming impact. 90% of the car and bike seats have the label “Made in Germany” or “Made in Britain”.

You can choose from the following ADAC tested Britax Römer baby seats and bases with ‘good’ mark:

BRITAX RÖMER Baby Safe i-Size + i-Size Base (Isofix) (2017)Good /

Baby Safe i-Size + i-Size Flex Base (Isofix) (2017)Good

  • Birth – 15 months | 40 – 83 cm | birth – 13 kg (15.7″ – 32.6″ | birth – 28.6 lbs)
  • (There were two separate tests for different bases with the same result.)

very goodsafety

Goodoperation

Goodergonomics

Goodprocessing

very goodpollutants

 

 

 

 

BRITAX RÖMER Baby-Safe i-Size (2017) Good

  • Birth – 15 months | 40 – 83 cm | birth – 13 kg (15.7″ – 32.6″ | birth – 28.6 lbs)

Goodsafety

Goodoperation

Goodergonomics

Goodprocessing

very goodpollutants

 

CONCORD


Concord GmbH was founded in 1978 in Germany. Their products’ usage is easy, practical and functional. You can be sure that your Concord safety seat will last long, as they are all reliable and robust products made of high-quality materials. Safety is on maximum level along with its unique design. They also produce pushchairs and travel systems.

CONCORD Reverso (Isofix + i-Size) (2015) Good

  • Birth – approx. 4 years | birth – 105 cm (birth – 41.3″)

very goodsafety

Goodergonomics

Goodprocessing

Goodoperation

very goodpollutants

 

 

 

CONCORD Reverso PLUS (Isofix + i-Size) (2016) Good

  • Birth – approx. 4 years | birth – 105 cm (birth – 41.3″)

Goodsafety

Good operation

Goodergonomics

Goodprocessing

very goodpollutants

CYBEX


This is the brand that has had the most ADAC seats with ‘good’ results (remember that since 2015 only one seat got the ‘very good’ label). The aim of the company is to develop car seats, baby carriers and strollers that are both safe and adaptable to urban lifestyles. Their innovative technology has been based on three main elements for decades: design, safety and functionality. Safety is only accepted on the highest level together with its clear and unique design and functionality. Their products are tested in hundreds of crash tests each year.

CYBEX Aton 5 (2017) Good /

CYBEX Aton 5 + Aton Base 2 (2017) Good

  • Birth – 18 months | birth – 13 kg (birth – 28.6 lbs)
  • (There were two separate tests for the seat and for the seat with the base with the same result.)

very goodsafety

Good operation

Goodergonomics

Goodprocessing

very goodpollutants

 

 

CYBEX Aton 5 + Aton Base 2-fix Good

  • Birth – 18 months | birth – 13 kg (birth – 28.6 lbs)

Good safety

Good operation

Goodergonomics

Goodprocessing

very goodpollutants

 

CYBEX Aton M i-size (2017) Good /

CYBEX Aton M i-Size & Base M i-Size (Isofix) (2017) Good

  • 45 cm – 87 cm | birth – 13 kg (17.7″ – 34.2″ | birth – 28.6 lbs)
  • (There were two separate tests for the seat and for the seat with the base. Together with its base, it got ‘very good’ result for safety.)

Good safety for seat only / very goodwith the base

Goodoperation

Goodergonomics

Goodprocessing

Goodpollutants

 

 

CYBEX Aton Q i-Size (2016) Good /

CYBEX Aton Q i-Size + Base Q i-Size (Isofix) (2016) Good

  • 45 cm – 75 cm | birth – 13 kg (17.7″ – 29.5″ | birth – 28.6 lbs)
  • (There were two separate tests for the seat and for the seat with the base with the same result.)

very goodsafety

Goodoperation

Goodergonomics

Goodprocessing

very goodpollutants

 

.

 

CYBEX Cloud Q (2015) Good /

CYBEX Cloud Q & Base Q-fix (Isofix) (2015) Good

  • Birth – 18 months | birth – 13 kg (birth – 28.6 lbs)
  • (There were two separate tests for the seat and for the seat with the base.)

very goodsafety without the base / Good with the base

Goodoperation

Goodergonomics

Goodprocessing

satisfyingpollutants

 

 

CYBEX Sirona M2 i-Size (Isofix) (2016) Good

  • Birth – approx. 4 years | birth – 105 cm (birth – 41.3″)

Goodsafety

Goodoperation

Goodergonomics

satisfyingprocessing

very goodpollutants

 

 

gb


gb proudly collected the most experienced and creative minds from the Western and from Asia in order to develop something new, something where nothing is impossible. This is how this unique and intercultural brand appeared on the market. Their aim is to provide urban luxury by cutting-edge design in innovation and functionality. Car seats and strollers are both produced with special attention on safety and comfort for the baby. In addition, they are all easy to use, and the risk of misuse is eliminated. The safety seats are used with ISOFIX. Their XXL size sun canopies protect the baby against wind and sun with UPF50+.

GB Idan (2017) Good /

GB Idan + Base Fix (Isofix) (2017) Good

  • Birth – approx. 18 months | birth – 13 kg (birth – 28.6 lbs)
  • (There were two separate tests for the seat and for the seat with the base with the same result.)

very goodsafety

Goodoperation

Goodergonomics

Goodprocessing

very goodpollutants

 

 

 

GB Vaya i-Size (Isofix) (2017) Good

  • Birth – approx. 4 years | birth – 18 kg (birth – 39.6 lbs)

Goodsafety

satisfyingoperation

Goodergonomics

Goodprocessing

Goodpollutants

GRACO


Graco has been among the best known and recognized baby and children product brands for more than 60 years. The aim of their products is to help parents with every little detail. The first automatic swing was also developed by Graco to make parenting easier. Their products are available worldwide and they have also won several awards in many categories, from baby seats, strollers to playards and so on. Graco not only follows government protocols but also makes an effort to exceed them to keep all the babies safe, especially during traveling.

GRACO SnugFix (2015) Good /

GRACO SnugFix + SnugFix Isofix Base (2015) Good

  • Birth – 15 months | birth – 13 kg (birth – 28.6 lbs)
  • (There were two separate tests for the seat and for the seat with the base. The usage of the seat is slightly more difficult with the seat belt, that is why it got ‘satisfactory’ and not ‘good’ result.)

Goodsafety

satisfying operation for seat with seat belt usage / Good with ISOFIX base

Goodergonomics

Goodprocessing

very goodpollutants

JOIE


Joie has won very many prizes in different categories. They produce pushchairs, car seats, travel cots, high chairs, and soothers. Their aim is to create products which can help families all over the world with different needs and unique desires. In addition, Joie makes an effort to reduce environmental impact, also by contributing to charities.

JOIE i-Gemm (i-Size) (2016) Good /

JOIE i-Gemm + i-Base (Isofix + i-Size) (2016) Good

  • 40 cm – 85 cm | birth – 13 kg (15.7″ – 33.4 | birth – 28.6 lbs)

very goodsafety with seat belt / Good with ISOFIX

Goodoperation

Goodergonomics

very goodprocessing

very goodpollutants

KIDDY


Kiddy has been in the market for 50 years. Their main values include safety, design, comfort and maximum functionality. Their products are ergonomic and made high-quality materials to provide comfort and safety both for the baby and the parents. Kiddy Evoluna i-Size is the absolute number one seat in the ADAC test since it is the only seat that has got ‘very good’ rate since 2015. Also, this is the very first seat in which you can put your baby in an absolute lie-flat position both inside and outside the car. Kiddy constantly wins several types of awards from independent testing institutes.

KIDDY Evoluna i-Size (Isofix) (2016) very good

  • Birth – approx. 15 months | birth – 83 cm | birth – 13kg (birth – 32.6″ | birth – 28.6 lbs)
  • This is the only baby seat with “very good” overall ADAC result.

very goodsafety

Goodoperation

Goodergonomics

Goodprocessing

satisfyingpollutants

 

 

 

KIDDY Evo-Lunafix (Isofix) (2016) Good

  • Birth – 15 months | birth – 13 kg (birth – 28.6 lbs)

Good safety

Good operation

Good ergonomics

Good processing

Good pollutants

 

KLIPPAN


Klippan is a Finnish company with 50 years of experience. They produce safety seats, strollers and accessories and most of them are exported.

KLIPPAN Kiss 2 Plus (Isofix)

Birth – 3 years | 0 – 18 kg

 

 

Good safety

satisfying operation

Good ergonomics

Good processing

very good pollutants

MAXI-COSI


Maxi-cosi is probably the most known brand when it comes to safety seats. Their seats can not only be connected to their own pushchairs but also to several others. First-hand experience in parenting as well as interacting with parents are key elements in their work. Their brand includes Maxi-Cosi, Quinny, Safety 1st, and Tiny Love, which can be found in more than 100 countries. Leading the market and strengthening their presence all around the world are among their greatest ambitions. Car seats and strollers are both available from new age to bigger kids with innovations that no other brand can provide (e.g. car seat with built in airbags).

MAXI-COSI AxissFix Plus (Isofix) ( 2017) Good

  • Birth – approx. 4 years | 45 cm – 105 cm (17.7″ – 41.3″)

Goodsafety

Goodoperation

Goodergonomics

Goodprocessing

Goodpollutants

 

 

 

MAXI-COSI Citi (Bébé Confort Citi) (2016) Good

  • Birth – about 12 months | birth – 13 kg (birth – 28.6 lbs)

Goodsafety

Goodoperation

Goodergonomics

Goodprocessing

very goodpollutants

 

 

 

MAXI-COSI Pebble Plus (i-Size) (with Bébé Confort Pebble Plus) (2015) Good

  • Birth – about 12 months | 45 cm – 75 cm | birth – 12 kg (17.7″ – 29.5″ | birth – 26.4 lbs)

very goodsafety

Goodoperation

Goodergonomics

very goodprocessing

very goodpollutants

 

 

 

MAXI-COSI Pebble Plus + 2wayfix (Isofix + i-Size) (with Bébé Confort Pebble Plus + 2wayfix) (2015) Good

  • Birth – about 12 months | 45 cm – 75 cm | birth – 12 kg (17.7″ – 29.5″ | birth – 26.4 lbs)

Goodsafety

very goodoperation

Goodergonomics

very goodprocessing

very goodpollutants

NUNA


Nuna is a premium baby gear brand originally rooting from Amsterdam. Each of their products is made to be simple, practical and stylish. Car seats, strollers, and home or on the way, these baby gears can all be found at Nuna. Safety comes first, their i-Size seat allows the baby to sit rearward facing in the car till 105 cm (about 4 year old) to travel with them as safely as possible.

NUNA Pipa Icon (2017) Good /

NUNA Pipa Icon + Pipafix Base (Isofix) (2017) Good

  • 40 cm – 85 cm | birth – 13 kg (15.7″ – 33.4″ | birth – 28.6 lbs)
  • (There were two separate tests for the seat and for the seat with the base with the same result.)

Goodsafety

Goodoperation

Goodergonomics

Good processing

Goodpollutants

 

 

 

NUNA Rebl Plus i-Size (Isofix) (2017) Good

  • Birth – 4 years | 40-105 cm (15.7″ – 41.3″)

Goodsafety

satisfyingoperation

Goodergonomics

Goodprocessing

very goodpollutants

RECARO


Recaro, based in Stuttgart and Marktleugast, does not only produce baby seats and strollers but also aircraft and automotive seatings. The baby safety seats have won several international awards. Recaro’s materials are breathable to provide maximum comfort and climate for the children. The head and spine of the child is in maximum safety because of the “Advanced Side Protection” technology and the peak quality backrest. Some models grow with the child so that you can use them for many years.

RECARO Guardia (2017) Good /

RECARO Guardia & SmartClick Base (Isofix) (2017) Good

  • Birth – 18 months | birth – 13 kg (birth – 28.6 lbs)
  • (There were two separate tests for the seat and for the seat with the base with the same result.)

Goodsafety

Good operation

Goodergonomics

Goodprocessing

Goodpollutants

 

 

 

RECARO Privia Evo (2017) Good /

RECARO Privia Evo & SmartClick Base (Isofix) (2017)  Good

  • Birth – 18 months | birth – 13 kg (birth – 28.6 lbs)
  • (There were two separate tests for the seat and for the seat with the base with the same result.)

Goodsafety

Good operation

Goodergonomics

Goodprocessing

Goodpollutants

RECARO Zero.1 (Isofix) (2016) Good

  • Birth  – 4 years | birth – 105 cm | 0 – 18 kg (birth – 41.3″ | 0 – 39.6 lbs)

Good safety 

Good operation 

Good ergonomics

Good processing

very good pollutants

 

 

 

RECARO Zero.1 Elite (Isofix + i-Size) (2017) Good

  • Birth  – 4 years | birth – 105 cm | birth – 18 kg (birth – 41.3″ | birth – 39.6 lbs)

 

Good safety 

satisfying service

Good ergonomics

Good processing

Goodpollutants

 

 

RECARO Zero.1 i-Size (Isofix) (2017) Good

  • 40 – 105 cm | birth – 18 kg (15.7 – 41.3″ | birth – 39.6 lbs)

 

Good safety 

satisfying service

Good ergonomics

Good processing

very good pollutants

 

 

 

SIMPLE PARENTING


Simple Parenting started out as a real family business. A father with his wife wanted to spend as much quality time with their newborn daughter, Danielle (Doona), as possible, but finding good enough baby gear for her was way too agonizing. They wanted to create a baby seat that can be transferred into a stroller – this was the idea how they designed their first product. The company and the idea became successful and today their products are available all over the world. Their standards are always higher than the official ones, resulting in many international awards.

SIMPLE PARENTING Doona + Car Seat (2015)  Good /

SIMPLE PARENTING Doona + Car Seat + Isofix Base (2015)  Good

  • Birth – 81 cm | 1.8 – 13 kg (Birth – 32” | 4 – 35 lbs)
  • (There were two separate tests for the seat and for the seat with the base with the same result.)

satisfyingsafety

Goodoperation

Goodergonomics

satisfyingprocessing

very goodpollutants

 

 

 

STOKKE


Stokke was founded in Norway in 1932. The brand is famous for its unique design, premium quality products, that are all sustainable to protect not only your baby, but also the water and the environment. Some of their car seats can be connected to the strollers without an adapter.

STOKKE iZi Go Modular (i-Size) (2017) Good / STOKKE iZi Go Modular + iZi Modular i-Size base (Isofix) (2017) Good

  • 40 cm – 75 cm | birth – 13kg (15.7″ – 29.5″ | birth – 28.6 lbs)
  • (There were two separate tests for the seat and for the seat with the base.)
 

safetyvery good

operationGood

ergonomicsGood

processingGood

pollutantsvery good

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