Maxi-Cosi Pria Forward-Facing Convertible Car Seat

Last updated: March 17, 2023

We looked at the top Convertible Car Seats and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Convertible Car Seat you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 88 expert reviews, the Maxi-Cosi Pria Forward-Facing Convertible Car Seat placed 16th when we looked at the top 18 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Surround your baby in comfort with the Pria 85 Convertible Car Seat, the only convertible car seat rated to 85 pounds. The Pria 85 is the only premium convertible car seat that offers a first-class ride from 14-85 pounds. Featuring CosiComfort, the premium fabrics and padding ensure the most comfort for your child. The Pria 85 is also specially designed to fit better in your car, allowing for more room for your passengers to stretch out in the front seats. It fits your real life too. Keeping the Pria 85 clean is simple. The seat pad unsnaps and removes easily over the frame. There’s no need to remove the seat from the car or for complicated maneuvers with the harness straps. When the pad’s clean, it’s easy to replace and again, there’s no need to uninstall the car seat to do it. The Pria 85 seat pad is also both machine washable and dryer safe. All this allows you to get a thorough clean not available in other car seats. Getting your child in and out of the Pria 85 has been simplified, with handy harness holders to keep the harness straps out of the way. It fits children rear-facing starting at 14 pounds and keeps them cozy up to 40 pounds. When they’re ready to ride forward-facing, turn this car seat around to safely fit children up to 85 pounds; the highest weight range offered by a convertible car seat. Both stages benefit from the safer side impact protection provided by Air Protect technology which protects your child where it’s needed most, around the head.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Highs: Push-on LATCH connectors. - No-rethread harness. - Side Impact cushions offer the potential for improved side impact protection.
Not only is the fabric padded, but it can also be snapped off the frame without having to uninstall the car seat. Because it is washer and dryer safe, this is one of the easiest seats to keep clean.
It fits children rear-facing starting at 14 pounds, and can be used forward facing all the way up to 85 pounds—the highest weight range offered for a convertible seat. So, rather than switching to a booster, you can can keep your big kid surrounded in a cushioned safety system a lot longer.
One huge advantage it has over other seats is that the seat pad and harness covers snap on and off easily without having to unthread straps or remove the seat.

What reviewers didn't like

Lows: Has many restrictions on use. - child must weigh 14lb to use.
Premium quality means premium price. Easily twice as much as many of the popular brands, this seat may not fit in everyone’s budget.
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