Britax and Chicco are well known brands among the manufacturers and car seat safety experts and they have been doing well in the market for quite a long time. Both the car seat models are highly safe, luxurious and will safely transport your child right from the birth till up to the weight of 65 pounds. The question is which model is suitable for you. This comparison study will help you decide your best choice of car seat.
Britax Bolevard comes with ClickTight installation which offers safe and easy installation when using the seat belt in the place of LATCH system. However, the regular LATCH is available if you prefer installing the seat using it. The seat features an Impact Absorbing Base which compresses to minimize the force of a collision. The Impact Absorbing Harness Pad ensures that your child does not move forward during an impact. It has headrest that is adjustable to 14 different positions. Though it may sound excessive it can accommodate your child for many years.
Chicco is a well known car seat manufacturing brand in terms of safety and comfort features. Chicco Nextfit is the convertible car seat model that does not require you to buy an infant seat separately. This car seat comes with SuperCinch LATCH Tightener which makes the seat movable to multiple cars easily and also the installation. The model comes with 9 recline positions which enables it fit it any size of car easily. The car seat is extremely padded that ensures your child’s comfort and there is also an infant insert to keep your baby in right position. The straps are also padded well. The six headrest positions ensure the comfort of head of any size of baby.
Comparison Table – Britax Boulevard Vs Chicco Nextfit
|Features||Britax Boulevard||Chicco Nextfit|
|Back facing weight||5 to 40 pounds||5 to 40 pounds|
|Back facing height||49 inches||Not specified|
|Front facing weight||20 to 60 pounds||22 to 65 pounds|
|Front facing height||Up to 49 inches||Up to 49 inches|
|Harness height range||8.35 to 19.4 inches – 14 positions||5 to 17.5 inches – 9 positions|
|Recline positions||7 with automatic indicator||9 with automatic indicator|
|Side Impact Protection||Britax SIP Plus||Chicco SIP|
|Seat expiration||10 years||8 years|
|Cup holder||Not included (but can be purchased)||Included|
|FAA approved for aircraft travel||Yes||Yes|
If you are looking for a safe, comfortable and luxurious car seat, it is hard to identify the clear winner among the two. Both the car seat models offer supreme safety, luxury and convenient installation accessories. Nevertheless, if you want a better option considering the overall features of the two car seat models, Chicco Nextfit is best recommended. The color options and the high end padding make it a best option. The easy to remove pad is another good feature that you can look upon. Chicco Nextfit is certainly a luxurious car seat model at an affordable price that you can buy.