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Maxi-Cosi Magellan All-in-One Convertible Car Seat

LOVE: 69 NEUTRAL: 34
REGRET: 6 WANT: 128

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Lauren J.

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Parenting is all about navigating new phases. Just when you get used to something, it changes. Here's one constant you can rely on, even as your kiddo grows... The Maxi-Cosi Magellan 5-in-1 Convertible Car Seat can be used from birth to elementary school. So the same car seat that carries around your itty bitty baby will tote your 10 year old to soccer practice. It's designed to be used five ways: baby rear-facing, toddler rear-facing, toddler front-facing, child front-facing, and booster. Better yet, converting it from one position to another won't make you break a sweat (or scare the neighbors). Parents find it very intuitive to update the seating situation. Some of the features we love: a 14-position headrest that automatically raises the harness height, adjustable side impact protection (built into the headrest!), seven seat recline options, and premium self-wicking fabric that is machine washable... because children. There's a "Max" version (at a bit of a higher price point) that includes a self-locking magnetic chest clip, "spring assisted" shoulder straps (no more wrestling with the harness to get your kiddo out!), and a spring forward buckle for easy access. Keep in mind: since this is a convertible seat, it can't be moved out of a base and onto a stroller like traditional infant carriers. So as you navigate the first decade of parenthood and navigate the road...the Magellan will always be there.

what parents are saying

LOVE: 69 NEUTRAL: 34
REGRET: 6 WANT: 128
  • This is a very bulky carseat. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone because it's heavy and hard to carry. The buckle also gets stuck sometimes. Jun 05, 2020

  • This car seat is great! It’s a bit on the large/heavy side but I love the space and comfort it gives my toddler. Jun 04, 2020

    • Taylor S.
    • Rancho Cucamonga, California

    Turned my car seat hater into a car seat lover! And not difficult to unclip either! Couldn't love this super adjustable, comfy, modern looking car seat more. May 08, 2020

  • The best car seat out there. Has wonderful padding for you baby and it’s so easy to get your baby strapped in without a problem. Easy to transfer from car to car. Apr 30, 2020

  • Crotch strap was too short so the shoulder straps would either be too lose or the thigh straps would be too tight. The recline got stuck multiple times. Installation kept coming lose. Not worth it! Apr 16, 2020

    • Renee H.
    • United States of America

    This seat is wonderful and my little one loves it. Purchased it especially for our 3 hour trips and my little one will sleep comfortably the entire trip. Apr 11, 2020

  • I spent months researching the perfect car seat for my daughter and after tons of research I chose this Maxi-Cosi seat. I absolutely love this car seat. Mar 08, 2020

  • Great second car seat Mar 02, 2020

  • The seat itself is comfy but difficult to install. Feb 18, 2020

  • This seat is so comfortable. My daughter did wonderfully during a 10+ hour road trip. It has 7 positions for reclining. I love that the headrest pulls up and adjusts the straps at the same time! Feb 03, 2020

  • Have two of these. It’s really heavy but I love that it converts to a booster seat. Will last forever. Jan 26, 2020

  • Magnetic chest clip is the highlight of this car seat since it’s not the easiest to tighten once baby is in the car but overall because of its air filled side impact protection Still a great purchase Jan 22, 2020

  • Bulky Jan 11, 2020

    • Cori R.
    • United States of America

    Wanted to love this, but it is incredibly heavy, difficult to install (rear-facing), and the straps never seem to be tight enough. It isn't worth the high price tag; will be replacing. Jan 08, 2020

    • Bri O.
    • United States of America

    My son has this seat and seems to love it and be very comfortable in it. It’s really big and takes up a lot of space in my suv but I feel like he’s safe and I really like the magnet chest strap Jan 01, 2020

  • It's a good car seat and I have no complaints Dec 28, 2019

  • The baby seems to find this quite comfortable and it looks very stylish.I love the way the shoulder straps stay up and the magnetic buckle. However the installation could be more simplified. Dec 23, 2019

    • Julie S.
    • United States of America

    I did a lot of research on car seats and I missed the boat on this one. The harness is incredibly difficult to tighten down and unbuckle. It is also difficult to install and there are minimal instructions online. Dec 23, 2019

  • I loveeee the magnetic buckle. My little one knows how to unbuckle herself with a normal buckle and I was always paranoid she would get out of her car seat while I was driving, totally eased my mind. Dec 14, 2019

  • So easy to install, grows with your child, easy to clean! Oct 23, 2019

  • Bought this car seat for my BMW X4 the back seat isn’t big but the seat fit perfectly. Love the high end quality and feel. Our girl typically hates the car seat but this one is fit for a princess! Oct 15, 2019

  • I wasn’t a huge fan of the recline on this one. It seemed to put his knees above his pelvis and left him at an awkward angle. Oct 04, 2019

  • My daughter loves it. She fits comfortably. Love the material. The one thing I feel is difficult is when buckling her. The buckle in the middle is hard to get to because it has this pocket around it Oct 03, 2019

  • We splurged on this seat because it was an All in One. Very stylish seat, it is bulky but it is a heavy duty seat. Seems very safe. A little challenging to install but doesn't budge once installed. Sep 20, 2019

    • Edward C.
    • Arlington Heights, Illinois

    Full disclosure: Our expectations weren't exceedingly high with the prospect of trying the Maxi Cosi Magellan 5-in-1 Convertible Car Seat...it being our third child and all. We figured "anything would Sep 11, 2019

  • Love all the features, especially the recline option which we use quite often. It’s a bit wide and heavy to move from one car to another but it’s easy to install so that’s a major plus. Aug 28, 2019

    • Gabi D.
    • Los Angeles, California

    It doesn't get any better than 10 years with 1 carseat! I love the durability the Magellan has, and I love how easy it is to use and clean. Aug 23, 2019

  • Love that this is washable and easy to use! Aug 17, 2019

    • Tai C.
    • Elkhart, Indiana

    This All-in-One seat is easily adjustable in both the torso and head rest with just the push of buttons. The seat is highly cushioned - baby loves to sit in this car seat. It is safe and comfortable! Aug 08, 2019

  • Bought this to replace my Pria 70 after an accident. Has better airflow, two cup holders, and very cushy. Not as easy to remove padding, is heavy & bulky. Love how comfy it is for my son. Aug 06, 2019

  • The seat is very comfy and seems more open than our infant car seat. the one problem i have is that the buckle is hard to undo. you have to push REALLY hard on the top of the button to release it Aug 01, 2019

  • Have been using this for a few weeks now. I love the magnetic clip once you get it down it’s great. It’s very heavy though and the crotch buckles are tough to undo. Jul 31, 2019

  • Absolutely love this car seat. It seems to be very comfortable and safe for baby. It can also be used from infancy to 120lbs. Best purchase I’ve made. Jul 10, 2019

    • Erin C.
    • Westford, Massachusetts

    Like it! It is a beautiful seat but a bit bulky and heavy and not very easy to install for us. I received from the WeeSpring and happy to have it for later use when my son outgrows his current system Jul 02, 2019

  • I received this product as a part of the weeSpring parent panel in exchange for an honest review. I am the mama of a 5 year old girl and a 1 year old boy; this car seat was used for my one year old so Jul 02, 2019

    • Heidi L.
    • United States of America

    One of my favorite feature is the one hand adjust for the headrest and harness. Keeping this positioned correctly for my growing toddler is so important in keeping him safe! Jul 02, 2019

  • I love how easy this adjusts to fit both of my kids (left it rear facing and adjust the harness to fit a 4yo and 17mo). It's a bit more difficult to install, so give yourself extra time. I Jul 02, 2019

  • easy to adjust height and positions, very plush and pretty, but not my favorite seat. However, the life of the seat and safety/protection behind the brand make it a solid choice. Jul 02, 2019

  • Love this car seat! It's super comfortable and always makes my baby fall asleep in the car. Easy to clean, easy to install and easy to adjust the headrest and buckles! Jun 19, 2019

    • Lala L.
    • United States of America

    Absolutely love it! My baby is so comfy in it and he will have this car seat until he doesn't need it anymore. Jun 19, 2019

  • Loved the enclosed back, exceptional diagrams and color-coding and the built in pass-thru for lap belts is awesome. But my son gets his arm under his strap easily, fabric is too hot, & recline is meh. Jun 19, 2019

    • Alex S.
    • United States of America

    I love this car seat! It is so comfy and safe and fits at all stages. It has been perfect for our family! Jun 15, 2019

  • Overall, I had a great time using this car seat. Removing the metal buckles away from where baby sits is very easy in this model and it's easy to clean. Installation was difficult. Jun 14, 2019

  • Super comfortable for baby and also very safe. Gives me peace of mind knowing baby is safe and comfortable in the car. Wish they made it in my size! Jun 14, 2019

  • This is the most comfortable car seat ever. Easy to install, easy to clean, easy to adjust. My son loves it and so does my family. Thank you weeSpring Parent Panel for providing me with this car seat! Jun 14, 2019

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  • This is a very bulky carseat. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone because it's heavy and hard to carry. The buckle also gets stuck sometimes. Jun 05, 2020

  • This car seat is great! It’s a bit on the large/heavy side but I love the space and comfort it gives my toddler. Jun 04, 2020

    • Taylor S.
    • Rancho Cucamonga, California

    Turned my car seat hater into a car seat lover! And not difficult to unclip either! Couldn't love this super adjustable, comfy, modern looking car seat more. May 08, 2020

  • The best car seat out there. Has wonderful padding for you baby and it’s so easy to get your baby strapped in without a problem. Easy to transfer from car to car. Apr 30, 2020

  • Crotch strap was too short so the shoulder straps would either be too lose or the thigh straps would be too tight. The recline got stuck multiple times. Installation kept coming lose. Not worth it! Apr 16, 2020

    • Renee H.
    • United States of America

    This seat is wonderful and my little one loves it. Purchased it especially for our 3 hour trips and my little one will sleep comfortably the entire trip. Apr 11, 2020

  • I spent months researching the perfect car seat for my daughter and after tons of research I chose this Maxi-Cosi seat. I absolutely love this car seat. Mar 08, 2020

  • Great second car seat Mar 02, 2020

  • The seat itself is comfy but difficult to install. Feb 18, 2020

  • This seat is so comfortable. My daughter did wonderfully during a 10+ hour road trip. It has 7 positions for reclining. I love that the headrest pulls up and adjusts the straps at the same time! Feb 03, 2020

  • Have two of these. It’s really heavy but I love that it converts to a booster seat. Will last forever. Jan 26, 2020

  • Magnetic chest clip is the highlight of this car seat since it’s not the easiest to tighten once baby is in the car but overall because of its air filled side impact protection Still a great purchase Jan 22, 2020

  • Bulky Jan 11, 2020

    • Cori R.
    • United States of America

    Wanted to love this, but it is incredibly heavy, difficult to install (rear-facing), and the straps never seem to be tight enough. It isn't worth the high price tag; will be replacing. Jan 08, 2020

    • Bri O.
    • United States of America

    My son has this seat and seems to love it and be very comfortable in it. It’s really big and takes up a lot of space in my suv but I feel like he’s safe and I really like the magnet chest strap Jan 01, 2020

  • It's a good car seat and I have no complaints Dec 28, 2019

  • The baby seems to find this quite comfortable and it looks very stylish.I love the way the shoulder straps stay up and the magnetic buckle. However the installation could be more simplified. Dec 23, 2019

    • Julie S.
    • United States of America

    I did a lot of research on car seats and I missed the boat on this one. The harness is incredibly difficult to tighten down and unbuckle. It is also difficult to install and there are minimal instructions online. Dec 23, 2019

  • I loveeee the magnetic buckle. My little one knows how to unbuckle herself with a normal buckle and I was always paranoid she would get out of her car seat while I was driving, totally eased my mind. Dec 14, 2019

  • So easy to install, grows with your child, easy to clean! Oct 23, 2019

  • Bought this car seat for my BMW X4 the back seat isn’t big but the seat fit perfectly. Love the high end quality and feel. Our girl typically hates the car seat but this one is fit for a princess! Oct 15, 2019

  • I wasn’t a huge fan of the recline on this one. It seemed to put his knees above his pelvis and left him at an awkward angle. Oct 04, 2019

  • My daughter loves it. She fits comfortably. Love the material. The one thing I feel is difficult is when buckling her. The buckle in the middle is hard to get to because it has this pocket around it Oct 03, 2019

  • We splurged on this seat because it was an All in One. Very stylish seat, it is bulky but it is a heavy duty seat. Seems very safe. A little challenging to install but doesn't budge once installed. Sep 20, 2019

    • Edward C.
    • Arlington Heights, Illinois

    Full disclosure: Our expectations weren't exceedingly high with the prospect of trying the Maxi Cosi Magellan 5-in-1 Convertible Car Seat...it being our third child and all. We figured "anything would Sep 11, 2019

  • Love all the features, especially the recline option which we use quite often. It’s a bit wide and heavy to move from one car to another but it’s easy to install so that’s a major plus. Aug 28, 2019

    • Gabi D.
    • Los Angeles, California

    It doesn't get any better than 10 years with 1 carseat! I love the durability the Magellan has, and I love how easy it is to use and clean. Aug 23, 2019

  • Love that this is washable and easy to use! Aug 17, 2019

    • Tai C.
    • Elkhart, Indiana

    This All-in-One seat is easily adjustable in both the torso and head rest with just the push of buttons. The seat is highly cushioned - baby loves to sit in this car seat. It is safe and comfortable! Aug 08, 2019

  • Bought this to replace my Pria 70 after an accident. Has better airflow, two cup holders, and very cushy. Not as easy to remove padding, is heavy & bulky. Love how comfy it is for my son. Aug 06, 2019

  • The seat is very comfy and seems more open than our infant car seat. the one problem i have is that the buckle is hard to undo. you have to push REALLY hard on the top of the button to release it Aug 01, 2019

  • Have been using this for a few weeks now. I love the magnetic clip once you get it down it’s great. It’s very heavy though and the crotch buckles are tough to undo. Jul 31, 2019

  • Absolutely love this car seat. It seems to be very comfortable and safe for baby. It can also be used from infancy to 120lbs. Best purchase I’ve made. Jul 10, 2019

    • Erin C.
    • Westford, Massachusetts

    Like it! It is a beautiful seat but a bit bulky and heavy and not very easy to install for us. I received from the WeeSpring and happy to have it for later use when my son outgrows his current system Jul 02, 2019

  • I received this product as a part of the weeSpring parent panel in exchange for an honest review. I am the mama of a 5 year old girl and a 1 year old boy; this car seat was used for my one year old so Jul 02, 2019

    • Heidi L.
    • United States of America

    One of my favorite feature is the one hand adjust for the headrest and harness. Keeping this positioned correctly for my growing toddler is so important in keeping him safe! Jul 02, 2019

  • I love how easy this adjusts to fit both of my kids (left it rear facing and adjust the harness to fit a 4yo and 17mo). It's a bit more difficult to install, so give yourself extra time. I Jul 02, 2019

  • easy to adjust height and positions, very plush and pretty, but not my favorite seat. However, the life of the seat and safety/protection behind the brand make it a solid choice. Jul 02, 2019

  • Love this car seat! It's super comfortable and always makes my baby fall asleep in the car. Easy to clean, easy to install and easy to adjust the headrest and buckles! Jun 19, 2019

    • Lala L.
    • United States of America

    Absolutely love it! My baby is so comfy in it and he will have this car seat until he doesn't need it anymore. Jun 19, 2019

  • Loved the enclosed back, exceptional diagrams and color-coding and the built in pass-thru for lap belts is awesome. But my son gets his arm under his strap easily, fabric is too hot, & recline is meh. Jun 19, 2019

    • Alex S.
    • United States of America

    I love this car seat! It is so comfy and safe and fits at all stages. It has been perfect for our family! Jun 15, 2019

  • Overall, I had a great time using this car seat. Removing the metal buckles away from where baby sits is very easy in this model and it's easy to clean. Installation was difficult. Jun 14, 2019

  • Super comfortable for baby and also very safe. Gives me peace of mind knowing baby is safe and comfortable in the car. Wish they made it in my size! Jun 14, 2019

  • This is the most comfortable car seat ever. Easy to install, easy to clean, easy to adjust. My son loves it and so does my family. Thank you weeSpring Parent Panel for providing me with this car seat! Jun 14, 2019

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