Britax car seats are very popular among buyers as well as car safety technicians for over many years now. Britax has been continuously innovating in introducing car seats with convenient and safety features that ensure child safety at first place. Their latest series of convertible car seats are branded “ClickTight” which has been used on their 5 point harness to booster seats for many years and now it has been added to their newly launched convertible seats as well. Rather than being an exclusive feature, ClickTight has become a standard feature of their seats. There are 3 convertible car seats in the new Britax series namely the Advocate ClickTight, Boulevard ClickTight and Marathon ClickTight. This article will deal with the similarities and differences between Britax Boulevard and Advocate ClickTight.
Similarities between Britax Boulevard vs Britax Advocate
|Features||Britax Boulevard||Britax Advocate|
|Rear-facing||5 to 40 pounds or 49 “ (standing height)||5 to 40 pounds or 49 “ (standing height)|
|Rear-facing limit||7.6 to 18.65 “ (seated shoulder height)||7.6 to 18.65 “ (seated shoulder height)|
|Forwards-facing||20 to 65 pounds or 49 “ (standing height)||20 to 65 pounds or 49 “ (standing height)|
|Forwards-facing limit||18.65 “ or less (seated shoulder height)||18.65 “ or less (seated shoulder height)|
|Safe Cell Impact Protection system||Yes||Yes
|SafeCell Complete Side Impact Protection||Plus on Boulevard||Max on Advocate|
|SafeCell Impact Absorbing Base||Yes||Yes|
|SafeCell Impact Stabilizing Steel Frame||Yes. Provides added stability and reduces forward flexing||Yes. Provides added stability and reduces forward flexing|
|SafeCell Impact Absorbing Tether||Yes. Minimizes seat rotation||Yes. Minimizes seat rotation|
|SafeCell Impact Absorbing Harness||Yes. Chest clip positions the child correctly and absorbs energy at the event of collision||Yes. Chest clip positions the child correctly and absorbs energy at the event of collision|
|Click & Safe Snug Harness Indicator||Yes. Audible click ensures that the 5-point harness is tight||Yes. Audible click ensures that the 5-point harness is tight|
|7 position recline||Yes||Yes|
|Plush Foam Padding in cover||Yes||Yes|
|Certified for Airplane travel||Yes||Yes|
What is the difference?
The single difference between Britax Boulevard and Britax Advocate is that the Britax Advocate features Side Impact Cushion Technology which is not present in Britax Boulevard. Instead of this, the Britax Bolevard features True Side Impact Protection. When you look at Side Impact Cushion, you can see extra wide head wings on either side of the seat. This makes a significant difference as it measures 20.5 inches in width and Boulevard wings are 18.5 inches wide. Therefore, if you have to fit in 3 seats across a row in a family vehicle of standard size Boulevard could be a better choice. If you do not mind paying some extra dollars going for Britax Advocate is better choice as it gives side impact protection during collisions. On the other hand, if Britax Boulevard lacks side impact protection it does not mean that it is substandard. Its True Side Impact Protection does offer some advantageous side impact protection. If you cannot extend your budget, you can choose Boulevard.