Graco Snugride i-Size + Base i-Size

Test year: 2018

ADAC verdict: 2,3 Good

General information:

  • Birth – 18 month | birth – 87 cm
  • i-Size approved
  • sitting or lying position
  • rear-facing

Installation:

  • Isofix – the ADAC results are for the seat with the base
  • seat belt is also possible, but its safety is not tested by ADAC

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ADAC result

Strength:

Good safety

  • side impact crash with very low risk
  • stable position in the car
  • belting is good

Good operation

  • only buckle up the child
  • easy installation

Good ergonomics

  • leg rest is good
  • good upholstery
  • convenient seating position
  • child has very good space
  • little space is needed

Good processing

  • washing machine possible
  • easily removable cover
  • workmanship is good

Good pollutants

  • pollution is low

Weakness:

 safety

  • front impact crash with very average risk

 operation

  • incorrect usage is a bit probable
  • weaknesses in the operating instructions and warnings
  • long belt strap is needed to fix in the car

 processing

  • child has impaired view to the outside

Review

Graco Snugride i-Size is a good safety seat with Isofix base, on which the seat can easily and stably installed. However, if you want to secure it with seat belt, instead of isofix, make sure the belt is long enough for this seat as it needs a quite long strap. The i-Size approval means that you can use the carrier based on the baby’s size instead of weight. You only need to get your next seat when the baby’s head reached the upper edge of the seat. The Isofix base can be adjusted to seven positions to make enough leg room as your child grows.

The size and height of the harness can easily be adapted to the child with a central adapter.

The carrier can be used in i-Size approved cars and a list of cars in which the seat fits properly can be found on Graco’s homepage. It is equipped with deep side wings to provide extra safety in case of a side impact. The foam is made to absorb energy. A newborn body support together with a memory foam can be taken out later on, to make extra space for the growing child.

There is also an impractical feature worth to be mentioned: the handling has to be folded when you want to install the seat in the car. I do not think it is a big deal but it is a bit different from most seats that you might take into consideration.

Another advantage is, that the seat is equipped with the brand’s Click Connect Technology so that you can use it with all the Graco Click Connect pushchairs in a one-step safe attachment and convert the carrier into a Travel System.

The cover can be removed and washed in washing machine.

Do not use on passenger seats with activated front airbag to prevent serious injuries or even death!

The carrier is only available in Midnight Black color.

I hope you liked this review and if you have any question about the Graco Snugride i-Size seat + Base i-Size or want to leave your own personal experience, leave a comment below.

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