Chicco Nextfit Vs Graco 4Ever

It is hard to decide the best choice of car seat between Chicco Nextfit and Graco 4ever. The Graco 4ever can be used in forward facing mode for a longer period as its height limit is 52 inches whereas Chicco Nextfit has 49 inches as the height limit. Chicco Nextfit has a narrow design than Graco 4ever and saves more space when compared to Graco 4ever. To decide the best car seat model among the two, let us compare both the car seats and arrive at the most suitable one.

Comparison Table – Chicco Nextfit Vs Graco 4ever

Features Chicco Nextfit Graco 4ever
Brand Chicco Graco
Rear facing weight 5 to 40 lbs 4 to 40 lbs
Forward facing weight 22 to 65 lbs 20 to 65 lbs
Forward facing height limit Up to 49 inches Up to 52 inches
High back booster weight Mode not available 30 to 100 lbs
Backless booster weight Mode not available 40 to 120 lbs
High back booster height Mode not available 38 to 57 inches
Backless booster height Mode not available 40 to 57 inches
Width of the seat 19 inches 20 inches
Height of the seat 29.2 inches 24 inches
Depth/Length 21 inches 21.5 inches
Steel frame Yes Yes
5-point harness Yes Yes
Side Impact Tested Yes Yes
FAA Approved Yes Yes
Easy to buckle and unbuckle Yes Yes
Breathable mesh Yes Relatively breathable
Machine washable cover Yes Yes
Seat weight 25.5 lbs 22.75 lbs
No-rethread harness Yes Yes
Infant body support Yes Yes
Easy to remove cover No Yes
Expiry of seat 8 years 10 years
Cup holder Yes Yes
Shoulder harness pads Yes Yes

Which seat is better?

For almost the same price let us see how these seats differ in the benefits that each offer.

Graco 4ever

  • The seat has higher weight limits
  • The seat has no higher sides to limit the seat’s accessibility for family with smaller vehicles
  • The seat is lighter comparatively
  • The seat has an easy to remove cover
  • It expires in 10 years

Chicco Nextfit

  • The seat is narrower and ½ an inch less lengthwise
  • The seat is easier to install
  • The seat has high sides that offer additional safety at the time of collisions
  • The seat materials are breathable

Parents are attracted towards Graco 4ever for its higher weight and height limits. However, when you reach the time for using it a booster seat, the seat might not comply with certain laws and regulations. Likewise, Graco 4ever is a better choice for air travel as it is a lighter car seat model. However, you will need a suitable cart to transport it to the plane. The same is the case with Chicco Nexfit when it comes to transporting it to airplane. Both the car seats are safe and there is no doubt about it but Nextfit with high sides makes it extra safe. Graco 4ever is seems to be the most practical car seat model you can consider.