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Best Car Seats 2020

If you are looking for the best car seats 2020, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you need an infant, convertible, combination, or booster car seat for your child, choosing the best car seats are vital for your children’s safety.

Car Seat Reviews

Below is a list of the 2020 top car seats. Read our car seat reviews for infant car seats, convertible car seats, and booster car seats.

Best Infant Car Seats

Infant safety seats are designed for newborns and need to be installed in a rear-facing position. Here are the best infant car seats for 2020.

1) UPPAbaby MESA Infant Car Seat

Features: 5-55 pounds; up to 32 inches tall; no re-thread harness; Adjustable headrest with side impact protection; energy absorbing EPS lined shell;  infant insert used for smaller babies 4-8 lbs; auto-retracting latch connectors; built-in lockoff for seatbelt installation

The UPPAbaby MESA car seat is one of the best car seat for newborns. It is a lightweight infant car seat, weighing only less than 10 pounds! It includes an infant insert with a built-in wedge that creates a flatter and safer riding position, recommended for babies 4-8 lbs.

The MESA car seat features an adjustable headrest with EPP foam, giving your child the necessary side impact protection. The integrated design keeps your child’s head stationary in the event of a side impact collision, resulting in up to 4 times higher than other premium infant car seat brands.

It has a no-rethread harness with 5-position headrest. There are 2 crotch straps/buckle positions. You can easily install the car seat using its SMARTSecure System that features auto-retracting lower anchor LATCH attachments or use their built-in lockoff for seatbelt installations. There is a tightness indicator and dual-sided level indicators to confirm whether the base has been installed correctly.

MESA is compatible with both UPPAbaby VISTA and CRUZ strollers.

Read more for a complete list of the best infant car seats 2020.

2) Chicco Keyfit 30 Infant Car Seat

This is one of the best car seats that you can find. Features: 4-30 pounds; up to 30 inches tall; 5-point harness adjusts with one-pull tightener for easy adjustments; Removable infant insert used for smaller babies 4-11 lbs;  Adjustable, multi-position canopy; easy removal from adjustable base; one-pull LATCH tightener for secure fit; built-in lockoff system for easy seatbelt installations; indicators to determine accurate seat angle; lined with energy-absorbing foam for increased safety and comfort.

Chicco KeyFit 30 is packed with features that make them one of the easiest car seats to install using either the LATCH system or the vehicle’s safety belts. These car seats can also fit in dozens of Chicco’s KeyFit compatible strollers.

Chicco Keyfit is also a great infant car seat for travel as it is a FAA approved car seat and is certified for use on an airplane.

For more information, read our Chicco Keyfit 30 review.

3) Peg Perego Viaggio 4-35 Infant Car Seat

Features: 4-35 pounds; up to 32 inches tall; 5-point harness; no re-thread harness with 6 height positions; energy absorbing EPS lined shell; includes 2 cushions to keep babies head properly positioned; adjustable hood;  push-on lower LATCH connectors; built-in lockoff for seat belt installation

Made in Italy, this Peg Perego car seat is a luxury car seat that has a base with an integrated anti-rebound bar for superior protect in the event of a crash. Its shell is lined with energy absorbing EPS foam that enhances protection and is perforated for maximum air circulation.

The Primo Viaggio car seat is easy to install and has a no-rethread harness. Its protected sides cushion and position the baby’s head and shoulders.

Primo Viaggio 4/35 is one of the best car seats for taxi because it can be installed without the base. This car seat can attach directly to many Peg Perego strollers without any adapters so you can create your own travel system.

4) Britax B-Safe 35 Infant Car Seat

This is another top car seat for 2020.

Features: 4-35 pounds; up to 32 inches tall; 4 sets of harness slots; 2 buckle positions; complete side impact protection; impact-absorbing base; center-pull straps for easy LATCH installation; built-in lockoffs for seatbelt installations; extra-large canopy

Britax’s Click and Go System makes transferring the B-Safe 35 to a stroller easy and convenient. A simple click assures that your child’s car seat is securely attached and ready to go.

Read Britax 35 infant car seat review.

5) Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35 LX Infant Car Seat

Features: 4-35 pounds; up to 32 inches tall; 5-point harness; no re-thread harness; energy-absorbing EPS foam; level indicator; 6 base recline positions; 3-panel canopy with lining and visor; 1-second LATCH attachment; built-in lockoff for seatbelt installation

This Graco LX model car seat also provides 1-step secure attachment to all Graco Click Connect Strollers for a convenient travel system.

Read Graco SnugRide Click Connect infant car seat review.

6) Safety 1st onBoard 35 Air Infant Car Seat

Safety 1st onBoard 35 Air 360 Infant Car Seat (Raven HX)

Features: 4-35 pounds; up to 32 inches tall; advanced air cushion system protecting your child’s head; additional leg room; extra padding for impact protection; one click LATCH installation system; base belt lock easily secures your vehicle seat belt; low harness slots.

This Safety 1st car seat features GCell honeycomb HX energy-absorbing foam inside the seat to provide superior body protection. It also features Air Protect advanced cushion that protects your baby’s head. It includes an infant insert and a super low harness setting, designed for smaller babies.

Read our Safety 1st OnBoard 35 Air car seat review.

7) Doona Infant Car Seat

Features: 4-35 lbs; up to 32 inches tall; 5-point safety harness; 3-layer side-impact protection; adjustable handlebar that is also used as an anti-rebound protection; includes the Doona Infant Insert & Head Support, which supports your newborn’s posture and provides extra side protection through energy-absorbing materials.

The Doona infant car seat is the world’s first infant car seat with integrated wheels that come out easily to create its own baby travel system. This means that you can just take the car seat out of your car, pop out its wheels, and use it like a stroller. Unlike the traditional travel systems, this is lightweight and doesn’t require any extra frame.

The Doona car seat has passed safety standards both as a car seat and as a stroller. It is one of the FAA approved car seats and is certified for use on aircraft. One of the best things about this car seat for traveling is that instead of having to bring your stroller and carry your car seat onto the plane, you can easily roll this on, fold the wheels and install it right in the airplane seat! There is a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty.

8) Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30 Infant Car Seat

Features: 4-30 pounds; up to 32 inches; includes infant insert; rebound protection; superior side protection; one-click Latch system for easy installation; extended canopy with flip-out visor for maximum UV protection; machine washable and dryer safe pad

It is one of the lightest premium car seat. You can remove the seat pad without having to unthread the harness, allowing you to take it off in a few seconds. You can create your own baby travel system with the Maxi-Cosi, Quinny, and many other premium strollers.

9) Evenflo LiteMax 35 Infant Car Seat

Features: 4-35 pounds;  easy to use LATCH system; 3 shoulder harness positions; adjustable base; includes a central pendulum level indicator to ensure a proper recline

The Evenflo Embrace LX car seat is one of the top cheap infant car seats. You can usually purchase one for under $75. It is a lightweight infant car seat, weighing about 13 pounds.

Some parents think this car seat’s canopy is too small. If this is the case for you, you can also purchase a car seat cover if you want to keep your baby more protected.

10) Disney Baby Minnie Mouse Light ‘n Comfy 22 Luxe Infant Car Seat

Disney Baby Minnie Mouse Light 'n Comfy 22 Luxe Infant Car Seat (Dot)

Features: 4-22 pounds; 5-point harness adjusts easily from the front; 5 heights; 3 buckle locations; built-in side-impact protection

The Disney Baby Minnie Mouse Car Seat is a cute infant car seat for girls. Keep in mind that it is small and fits babies only up to 22 pounds.

Best Convertible Car Seat

Once your child outgrows the infant car seat, he will need to switch to a convertible child safety seat. This versatile seat can be installed in both rear-facing and forward-facing positions. Here are the best convertible car seat 2020.

1) Chicco NextFit Zip Convertible Car Seat

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Features: 5-40 lbs. rear-facing, 20-65 lbs. forward-facing; no-rethread harness removable with 6 height positions; automatic harness adjustment; removable infant insert with extra padding for smaller babies starting from 5 lbs; 9 recline positions for a better fit in vehicles; RideRight Dual level indicators for correct seat angle in both rear-facing and forward-facing modes; SuperCinch LATCH tightener; built-in lock-offs for vehicle belt installation

The Chicco NextFit is one of the top convertible car seats. What’s great about this car seat is its Super Cinch LATCH Tightener, which uses force-multiplying technology for a tight and secure fit with little effort.

The NextFit comes with a removable infant insert and has extra padding to give newborns added support. It has a 9-position leveling system and 6 height positions to grow with your child.

When you adjust the headrest to a new height position, the 5-point harness automatically adjustments to accommodate your child’s shoulders.

Read our Chicco NextFit Zip Review

2) Peg Perego Primo Viaggio Convertible Car Seat

Features: 5-45 lbs. rear-facing, 22-65 lbs. forward-facing; no re-thread harness; EPS energy-absorbing foam; side impact protection (SIP); removable cushion for newborns; adjustable latch connectors that can be easily repositioned for forward or rearward installation

The Peg Perego Primo Viaggio car seat is one of the best convertible car seats. It has one of the highest weight limits (45 pounds) for rear-facing positions. The car seat reclines in rear-facing so that your child can be seated in a relaxing angle. This recline also gives your child extra room for growth, so that your little one can sit in the rear-facing position for longer.

3) Britax USA Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat

Features: 5-40 lbs. rear-facing, 20-65 lbs. forward-facing; 7 recline positions; no-rethread harness; Quick-adjust 12-position harness and 2-position buckle; SafeCell Impact Protection only available with Britax car seats; steel frame; foam-lined shell; impact-absorbing tether; energy-absorbing base; ClickTight makes installation easy with one click

4) Clek Foonf Convertible Car Seat

Clek Foonf Rigid Latch Convertible Baby and Toddler Car Seat, Rear and Forward Facing with Anti Rebound Bar, Flamingo 2018

Features: 14-50 lbs. rear-facing, 20-65 lbs. forward-facing; REACT safety system; steel anti-rebound; advanced side-impact protection; dual layers of energy absorbing foam; adjustable structural headrest; secure rigid-latch installation; lockoffs with seatbelt installation

Also check out Clek Fllo convertible car seat, which is the newer, more affordable car seat that is 10 pounds lighter than the Foonf. The Fllo has regular LATCH connectors and an anti-rebound bar. Both seats are designed for extended rear-facing use (up to 50 pounds).

5) Diono Radian 3RXT Convertible Car Seat

Diono 2019 Radian 3RXT All-in-One Convertible Car Seat, Black
Features: 5-45 lbs. rear-facing, 20-80 lbs. forward-facing in 5-point harness; converts to booster for children up to 120 lbs; steel alloy frame; adjustable head support; SafeStop energy absorbing harness; infant body support cushions and memory foam; includes one cup holder

This Diono all-in-one convertible car seat is one of the easiest car seats to install. Its narrow width of 17 inches means it is possible to install 3 across in a number of smaller vehicles. You can read the Narrow Booster Seats post to see a list of the narrowest booster seats on the market.

6) Evenflo SureRide DLX Convertible Car Seat

Features: 5-40 lbs. rear-facing, 22-65 lbs. forward-facing; 6 shoulder strap positions; removable body pillow; up-front harness adjustment; removable cup holder; budget-friendly

7) Evenflo Symphony Elite Convertible Car Seat

Features: 5-40 lbs. rear-facing, 28-50 lbs. forward-facing; 40-110 lbs. booster; sureLATCH for a secure, quick installation; upfront harness adjustment; upfront multi-position recline; e3 side impact protection

Evenflo Symphony Elite All-In-One Car Seat provides extended use from birth to booster mode up to 110 lbs. It installs to the vehicle in only 60 seconds with no pulling necessary.

8) Graco Size4Me 65 Convertible Car Seat

Features: 4-40 lbs. rear-facing, 25-65 lbs. forward-facing; 1-Second InRight LATCH System; no re-thread harness; side impact tested; energy-absorbing EPS foam; front-adjust 5-point harness; removable and adjustable infant head support; 3 base recline positions; easy-to-read level indicator; one cup holder

9) Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 Convertible Car Seat

Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 Convertible Car Seat, Devoted Black
Features: 14-40 lbs. rear-facing, 22-85 lbs. forward-facing; no re-thread harness; advanced air cushion system; Air Protect technology for enhanced side impact protection; 3 position base; integrated cup holder

Read more for a complete list of the best convertible car seats 2020.

Best Booster Car Seat

Once your child outgrows the forward-facing car seats, he will need to sit in a booster safety seat in the back seat. A booster seat has a three-point belt system to keep your child restrained and is the best way to keep your child safe until he is big enough to fit a vehicle’s seat belt. Below are the best booster car seats 2020.

There are 2 types of booster seats:  booster seat with high back and backless booster seat

Top High Back Booster Seats

1) Graco Highback Turbobooster Car Seat

Features: 30-100 lbs.; 40-100 lbs. as a backless booster; multi-layer, one-hand adjustable head rest; EPS energy absorbing foam, padded height adjustable armrests; dual retractable cup holders

The Graco High Back TurboBooster child car seat is one of the narrowest high back booster seats. For more, check out the top narrow booster seats.

2) Clek Oobr Full Back Booster Seat

Features: 33-100 lbs.; 40-100 lbs. as a backless booster; rigid lower LATCH connectors; EPS foam; tall armrests; recline feature; Crypton fabric provide stain, moisture and bacteria resistance

3) Graco Affix Youth Booster Seat with Latch System

Features: 30-100 lbs.; 40-100 lbs. as a backless booster; EPS foam in head rest; dual cup holders; one-hand adjustable headrest

4) Diono Monterey XT High Back Booster Seat

Features: 40-120 lbs.; 38-63 inches tall; extra-deep side walls reinforced with aluminum and lined with EPS foam; integrated LATCH connectors and front adjusters; dual cup holders and snack trays; easily converts to a backless booster.

5) Britax Parkway SGL G1.1 Belt-Positioning Booster

Features: 40-120 pounds; SafeCell Impact Protection; ISOFLEX LATCH connection system;  SecureGuard Belt-Positioning Clip

With the Britax SGL booster, you can change the height with just a push of a button, so that your child can fit comfortably in the seat as he grows.

Best Backless Booster Seats

1) Evenflo Amp Performance No Back Booster Car Seat

Features: 40-100 lbs; comfortable, contoured padding, elastic dual cup holders; tall armrests; machine-washable car seat pad

2) Graco Backless TurboBooster Car Seat

Features: 40-100 lbs and up to 57 inches tall; padded, height-adjustable armrests; one-hand adjustable headrest; hide-away cup holders

The Graco Backless TurboBooster is one of the best narrow car seats. You can purchase the High Back TurboBooster seat and convert it to a backless booster so that you can use it for longer as your child grows.

3) Clek Olli Booster Car Seat

Features: 40-100 lbs and up to 57 inches tall; Crypton fabric provide stain, moisture and bacteria resistance; Confirms that latches are locked with an audible “Click”

4) BubbleBum Backless Booster Car Seat

Features: 40-100 pounds; inflatable, foldable and portable; made from durable material; shoulder belt positioning clip for added safety

It weighs less than 1 pound and comes with a convenient tote bag and positioning clip. Lightweight and convenient, this is one of the best booster seats for travel. You can easily fit 3 of these across the back of most vehicles.

5) mifold Grab-and-Go Car Booster Seat

Features: 40-100 pounds; 40-57 inches tall; compact, foldable, and portable.

It is more than 10x smaller than a regular booster seat yet it is just as safe. In fact, it even folds up to fit into a child’s backpack, glove compartment or bag. This also makes it one of the best booster seats for airplane travel. You can easily carry one around without cluttering up a car or luggage.

Narrowest Booster Seats on the Market

Wondering which is the narrowest booster seat 2020 that can fit 3 across in the back? If you are looking for a narrow booster seat, you have come to the right place.

Having a narrow booster seat is helpful if you have multiple kids or if you have a small car. We have provided a list of some of the top narrowest booster seat on the market.

Remember that there are 2 types of booster seats: high back and backless. We have listed the best of each to help you decide which is right for your child.

It can be a challenge to fit multiple car seats in the back row of your car, even if you have a large SUV or minivan. That’s why it is helpful to find car seats that aren’t too wide, so that you can easily fit them into your car.

Top 10 Narrow Booster Seats

The below seats are great if you are looking to fit 3 in a row or if you just are looking for a narrow booster seat for bucket seats.

Narrow High Back Booster Seat

Here are the best narrow high back booster seats for small cars on the market:

Diono Radian 3RXT All-In-One Convertible Car Seat

The Diono Radian 3RXT is one of the best narrow booster seats. It is an all-in-one convertible car seat that accommodates your child in the rear-facing position from 5-45 lbs, in the forward-facing position with a 5-point harness up to 65 lbs, and in booster mode up to 120 lbs.

They are the only all-in-one car seats with a full steel frame, making them one of the safest and narrowest car seat on the market today. The seat is only 17 inches wide, so you can fit 3 of these car seats across in most mid-sized vehicles.

It is narrower than Diono’s other convertible and booster seats. For example, the Diono Pacificia, Rainier and Cambria are all 18 inches wide.

This car seat is comparable to the Diono Radian 3R, which is a little cheaper and has less weight limitation in the rear-facing and booster modes.

If you are parents of triplets or 3 children, you might want to try this popular seat out.

Graco Highback Turbobooster Car Seat

At a very affordable price, the Graco High Back TurboBooster child car seat is one of the narrowest high back booster that fits children from 30 to 100 pounds.

At just 16.5 inches wide, you can easily fit this into small spaces. If you need extra room, you can even fold the cup holders fold into the seat.

One of the best things about this seat is that you can easily convert this to a backless booster so that you can use it for longer as your child grows. This affordable booster seat goes a long way!

This toddler car seat booster features a multi-layer head rest and wide, padded armrests for extra support and comfort. The open-loops belt guides help to position your car’s seatbelt, making it easier for your little one to self-buckle.

Not only is the Graco Turbobooster one of the most popular booster seats, it is also one of the cheapest booster seats. You can typically find this booster seat for about $40!

Cosco Finale DX 2-in-1 Booster Car Seat

Made in USA with American and imported parts, this Cosco Finale car seat is one of the best slim booster seats on the market. Measuring 18 inches wide, it is designed to fit three across in most vehicles, perfect for growing families and car pools.

This slim high back booster seat with harness has extended use in both modes, fitting your child up to 65 pounds in its forward-facing with harness position and up to 100 pounds in the belt-positioning booster position.

The Cosco Finale DX  booster car seat is lightweight and easy to move from car to car, which is great for families on the go.

It features deluxe fabric that is easy to clean and keeps your child comfortable. You can also remove the seat pad, which is machine-washable and dryer-safe. The seat features a reversible cupholder, meaning you can detach and install the cupholder on either side of the seat.

Not only is this one of the best narrow booster seat for three across, it is also very affordable.

Evenflo Big Kid AMP High Back Booster Car Seat

At about 17 inches wide, you can use the Evenflo car seat to fit three car seats across in your vehicle. It is one of the best cheap narrow car seats available.

What’s great about the Evenflo Big Kid is that it can easily transition from high back to a no back booster seat, so you can use this seat for many years to come. It is one of the best narrow car seats to fit 3 in a row.

The Evenflo booster car seat has 6 position height adjustment, which you can easily adjust with one hand. It features dual, integrated cup holders that are built into the seat, which also helps save space.

Maxi-Cosi RodiFix Booster Car Seat


The RodiFix Booster by MaxiCosi fits children from 40-120 pounds. It measures 12 inches wide at its base and 19.5 inches at its widest point, so you can fit 3 across in the back of your vehicle.

It features Air Protect for superior side impact protection around your kid’s head. The RodiFix Booster has no arm rests, which make it easier to get your child buckled in, and it fits well next to wider seats.

Its belt routing system is easy enough to learn that children can buckle themselves in. RodiFix has LATCH connectors that hold the seat in place when the seat is not in use. This prevents the seat from turning into a projectile in the event of a collision. The LATCH is just to hold the seat in place; your child will be secured by a seatbelt.

The seat features front-access recline system, which allows seat and seatback to recline for comfort and better fit to vehicle. This belt-positioning booster also features a multi-height headrest and expanding side wings that grow with your child.

The stylish, premium fabrics are plush, comfortable, and self-wicking to help deodorize and draw liquids away from the skin. The RodiFix is quite expensive compared to many other boosters, but its premium features may be worth the price!

Narrow Backless Booster Seat

Below are the narrowest backless booster seat on the market:

BubbleBum Inflatable Booster Seat

The Bubblebum booster seat is one of the slimmest car seat on the market. This inflatable booster seat is only 13 inches wide so you can easily fit three car seats across the back seat.

It fits children from 40 to 100 pounds. In less than a minute, this blow-up booster transforms from a small pouch to a booster seat for kids.

It is foldable and portable, making it great for travel, car rentals, taxis, carpools, and caregivers. When it is deflated, it easily fits into a handbag or backpack.

This Bubblebum booster car seat can fit in the center seat of your 3-across installation even when nothing else seems to fit.

mifold grab-and-go car booster seat

The mifold booster seat is the most compact and portable booster seat on the market. You can fold it so small that it can even fit into a child’s backpack or your car’s glove box.

It is designed for kids 4 years and up, 40 to 100 lbs, and 40 to 57 inches tall. It fits 3 in a row, even in the smallest cars.

The mifold is great for vacation and travel. You will need this car seat for taxis and car rentals. Not only is it cleaner and cheaper than renting a booster seat, but you get to keep it!

Even though the mifold seat is 10x smaller than a regular booster, it js just as safe! Just because it is small doesn’t mean it is less safe than other seats. The mifold has been safety tested and meets or exceeds NHTSA standard FMVSS 213 in the USA. It protects your child by adjusting the adult’s seatbelt to fit properly.

Graco Affix Backless Booster

The Graco Affix Youth Booster is a slim backless booster seat that fits children from 40 to 100 pounds and up to 57 inches tall.

There is a front adjustment that allows you to easily and quickly tighten the booster to the vehicle seat. There is a secure LATCH connection system that keeps the booster seat steadily in place when the seat is not in use and helps facilitate independent buckling.

Keep in mind that the LATCH is to secure the booster to the vehicle seat while the booster is unoccupied and you will need to secure your child in the booster seat with the car’s lap/shoulder belt.

Cosco Topside Backless Booster Car Seat

The Cosco is one of the top narrow backless booster seat. Its slim design allows you to easily fit three car seats across in the backseat of your car.

The Cosco Topside Booster fits children 40-100 pounds and from 43 inches to 57 inches in height. It gives your child the extra height they need in order to keep your vehicle’s seat belt properly positioned.

It features extra-plush padding, which helps to make long rides more comfortable for your child.

Graco Backless TurboBooster Car Seat

As mentioned above, the Graco Backless TurboBooster is a narrow car seat. It features padded, height-adjustable armrests and hide-away cup holders.

You can purchase the High Back TurboBooster seat and convert it to a backless booster so that you can use it for longer as your child grows. In the backless mode, it fits children from 40 to 100 pounds and up to 57 inches tall.

In conclusion, these are some of the top narrow car booster seats. Read here for more best booster car seats 2020.

Which narrow booster seat 2020 best fits your needs?