The Maxi Cosi Pria 85 is the newest model from car seats manufacturer Max Cosi which is also the successive model of Maxi Cosi Pria 70, a popular convertible car seat model in the recent years. These car seat models are perfect for those who seek quality safety features and convenience. Those who have a smaller budget can go for these car seat models. Let us talk about these two convertible car seat models in detail.
The main differences between Maxi Cosi Pria 70 and 85
The upper weight limits: The numbers 70 and 85 indicate the maximum pounds that each car seat model can accommodate. This implies that Maxi Cosi Pria 70 has a maximum user weight limit of 70 lbs while the Pria 85 can accommodate 85 pounds. Therefore, certain people buying Maxi Cosi 85 can use the seat for their children for a considerably longer period of time when compared to Pria 70 model. This aids in delaying the transition to a booster seat. For most of the parents, this option gives them a peace of mind and the extra price tag is also notably worthy. On the other hand, this option may not accommodate all the children in that weight range as you will have to consider the height limits also. There are possibilities that children exceed the height limit though they are well within the weight limit. Therefore, your child has to satisfy both weight and height limits to use these car seat models.
The lower weight limits: Maxi Cosi Pria 70 comes with “Tiny Fit” insert which lets you carry babies weighing as small as 4 pounds. The weight range in the rear facing mode is from 9 to 40 lbs without the Tiny Fit insert and the forward facing weight limit ranges from 22 to 70 lbs. The Maxi Cosi Pria 85 does not come with this special insert and is suitable for use only when baby weighs minimum 14 lbs. The weight limit of rear facing is from 14 to 40 lbs and the forward facing range is from 22 to 85 lbs. These weight limits have to be kept in mind when choosing between Maxi Cosi Pri 85 and 75.
Weight of the car seats: The Maxi Cosi Pria 85 is lighter than Pria 70. Pri 85 weighs 20 lbs in total and Pria 70 weighs 22 lbs. Therefore Pria 85 weighs 2 lbs lesser than 70. Though this is not a major difference, carrying convertible car seats is not possible as they are not designed like infant seats that can be carried. However, people with physical limitations can find this significant when they have to shift the seats from one vehicle to another.
Price: The Pria 70 costs a few dollars lesser than Pria 85. However, both Pria 70 and Pria 85 are worth serious consideration irrespective of the difference in cost.
The other important features of the car seat models include FlexTech mechanism for managing impacts due to crashes, no rethreading of harness required to install or remove the seat and also to remove and clean the seat covers.
When choosing between these models, Pria 70 is suitable for people who want to use the convertible seat right from the birth of their babies as it comes with Tiny Fit insert. Pria 85 does not have this feature. However, if you have plans of using the seat for a child that weighs minimum of 14 lbs at the beginning and expected to grow heavier and taller, then you can go for Maxi Pria 85.