Graco Snugride 30 vs 35

Graco car seats are safe, comfortable and user friendly. Graco snugride 30 was selling best in the market for years and later snugride 35 came up with a few updates and in a relatively higher price. The seat is said to have met or exceeded the US safety standards. The seat comes with a supreme side impact protection. The latch system at the base ensures that your seat sits securely without moving. One of the admirable features is the Click Connect technology which lets you install the seat to the base easily. Let us compare the two models and get to know the best model for your vehicle.

Comparison table – Graco Snugride 30 Vs Graco Snugride 35

Features Graco Snugride 30 Graco Snugride 35


Manufacturer Graco Graco
Type of car seat Infant car seat Infant car seat
Rear Facing Mode Yes Yes
Width/Height/Depth 17.5”/14”/26.75” 18.66”/15.59”/30.67”
Rear facing weight limit 4 to 30 lbs 4 to 35 lbs
Height limit Up to 30 inches Up to 32 inches
Easy to install Yes Click in type Yes Click in type
Carrier easy to install without the base Yes Yes
Steel frame No No
5-Point harness Yes Yes
Tested for side impact Yes Yes
FAA approved Yes Yes
Easy to buckle or unbuckle Yes Yes
Easy to move No No
Length of canopy Extends to the middle Extends to the middle
Breathable seat material Yes No
Carrier weight 7 pounds 7.5 pounds
Is it roomy? Yes Yes
Infant inserts No No
No rethread harness No No
Expiration 7 years 7 years
Removable covers Yes/Machine washable Yes/Machine washable

Some of the features observed both in Snugride 30 and 35

  • Seats engineered for safety
  • Satisfy or exceed all safety standards
  • EPS foam lining for added safety
  • Side Impact Protection
  • Latch system for seat base
  • Lightweight and compact structure
  • Click Connect Technology
  • 5-point safety harness and canopy

Features upgraded with 35

  • The seat can take up to babies weighing 35 pounds and 32 inches while the 30 version accommodated up to 30 lbs and 30 inches
  • Version 30 did not have 6 recline positions and the indicator was just a printed line whereas version 35 has 6-recline positions at the base with pendulum level indicator
  • Version 35 comes with bigger canopy and amply cushioned infant insert
  • Version 35 comes with 5-point safety harness that can be easily tightened from the front but not at the back
  • Version 35 is available in more adorable colors

When you look at the customer ratings version 35 has received more star ratings than 30. Both the car seat models have received star ratings in terms of comfort, safety and installation. As they are nearest versions it is easy to compare the features and arrive at the suitable one. Snugride 30 is the old model liked by many but there are a few flaws in the design that hinder user friendliness. Snugride 35 has been upgraded both in design and style and worth to pay extra money.