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Recaro ProRIDE

LOVE: 48 NEUTRAL: 15
REGRET: 7 WANT: 40

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LOVE: 48 NEUTRAL: 15
REGRET: 7 WANT: 40
  • Had 2 of these. Huge! I had a huge suv and these were too much. I couldn’t fit 2 and baby seat across... in my HUGE SUV! Otherwise it did seem like a great seat! Well made, heavy! My kids liked it May 19, 2019

  • This seat is bulky and I found it difficult to install. The RFing limits were pretty low in comparison to other seats. Mar 19, 2019

  • We've had this car seat for a few years now and while it's been great and fit the needs of our growing family, Recaro no longer sells car seats in the USA so I question the quality now. Jan 31, 2019

    • Lara C.
    • United States of America

    We have this and have used it since my now 2 year old was a newborn. He was only 6 pound and fit snuggle and securely. Sep 18, 2018

  • Loved this car seat!! So did my daughter! After we bought the first one my sister in law then bought for my nieces & my parents bought them to use as well when they’d babysit! Sep 06, 2018

  • My oldest son likes this seat because it sits up so much higher than the Britax Boulevard. Because it sits higher it did not work rear-facing in my car as it created a big blindspot. Difficult to wash Jul 11, 2018

    • Megan M.
    • Dripping Springs, Texas

    We have this as a toddler car seat and it's a lot easier to use than other car seats we have and my parents have. Jun 26, 2018

  • Love it, have used it for the past 3+ yrs since my son was born and still continue to use it. easy to mount. and give my son the protection he needs Jun 20, 2018

  • We had these in both of our cars until she out grew them. LOVE recaro Mar 12, 2018

  • Unfortunately, while we liked this carseat, consumer reports rated it a 0 for failing its crash safety test, which I found out 2 years after purchase. Recaro replaced no problem with ProSport. Feb 25, 2018

  • I used this with my now 6yo until she was a little over 4. It’was in my daughter’s car until I found out it was recalled for safety reasons. I liked it and it served its purpose just not safe anymor Feb 16, 2018

  • This was the 1st convertible carseat I purchased and I researched heavily for safety and innovation. I was deeply disappointed when it ended up being recalled for safety. Went back to a trusted brand. Feb 14, 2018

  • We have two of these I love how safe my kids feel in them but they are very hard for me to get in and out of my vehicle. Jan 13, 2018

  • This is one of the most comfortable car seats we have owned. Thinking about getting another once my smallest outgrows his infant car seat. Jan 10, 2018

  • Very hard to installed and was highly recommend but then consumer report and several other companies said this car seat was not reliable and not safe. Now sitting my garage collecting dust. Jan 03, 2018

    • Erin F.
    • Grand Blanc, Michigan

    We have had the Recaro ProRIDE for almost four years now and it works great. Seems comfortable and my four year old can snap herself in now that she is old enough (always check after!) Install is hard Dec 15, 2017

    • rhina q.
    • United States of America

    This car seat is very sturdy. The only issue you might run into it is a bit big so you might have a problem if you have a small car. But this car seat is very protective and great quality. Nov 08, 2017

    • D J.
    • Charlotte, North Carolina

    I was looking for a super-safe, comfortable car seat for a BIG baby, that would also have room for him to grow. This fit the bill perfectly! Oct 26, 2017

  • LOVE this car seat! I'm very confident about my child being in the safest car seat we've ever had. It's VERY well-built and sturdy. On heavy side, yes, but just another reason why I love it! Oct 25, 2017

  • It was okay, but not great for extended rear facing. Her legs were all scrunched up and we couldn't see over it bc it was so tall. Oct 24, 2017

    • Kelly E.
    • Charleston, South Carolina

    Overall this is a great seat. Easy to install and seems comfortable. I just wish it was tilted back a little bit so she wasn't sitting up so straight. Oct 22, 2017

  • Love this carseat! I did A LOT of research to find the best and safest carseat for our son with special needs and this one came out on top. We've been using it for 3 years now it's been amazing! Oct 19, 2017

  • i love that this seat is more reclined than most forward facing seats, so when my kids fell asleep their heads wouldn't fall forward. Oct 13, 2017

    • Mayra D.
    • United States of America

    This car seat is so easy to strap on to a child, to clean, and it's very padded, which is great for long car rides. Ever since we got this car seat my son has loved being in one now Aug 15, 2017

  • These at the best and safest car seats! We have 4 of them and they have been great! I have two boys and the car seats have survived them and countless washings and have held up beautifully! Aug 02, 2017

  • I like latch to keep the seat belt locked when you can not use the latch system. I like the angle lo sits, easy to sleep in. Find it hard to get lo in without bumping head since seat sits high Jun 22, 2017

  • Easy to install, easy to use, comfortable for my kids. I feel like my kids are so safe in this seat, I would buy it over and over! May 24, 2017

  • This car seat is durable and sturdy. We've had it in a sports car and SUV. Downside is that it is heavy and hard to clean (spot clean only). However, LATCH system makes it easy to install. Jan 17, 2017

  • Like it a lot, only complaint is legs seem squished while rear facing. Dec 16, 2016

  • We've been happy with this, but there was recent information about it not being as safe as it should be in accidents over 35mph when forward facing. We'll be replacing it when he turns around. Dec 06, 2016

  • I did so much research and since it was developed by racing car, believed it was super safe, and it is. JUST BULKY. Takes up lots of room. Decide safety vs fit for you. Nov 20, 2016

  • We love this seat and feel confident with Recaro's safety profile, since they do make race car seats. It feels comfortable, and it is easy to adjust. Plus we love the standard head wings. Oct 09, 2016

  • Very comfortable for my son and easy for me to install. Only issue with it is that it is heavy and cumbersome for air travel, so we have a lighter seat for that. Aug 08, 2016

  • I wouldnt buy anything else! Jun 24, 2016

  • Love this carseat, easy to access the buckles and loosen the buckles. I know my daughter is safe in it, and padding makes it very comfortable for her. Beware for those with smaller cars, its huge. Mar 21, 2016

  • Recaro makes car seats that provide peace of mind! Jan 26, 2016

  • Awesome seat! Easy to install, comfortable for my son! Nov 30, 2015

  • I love the history/safety of Recaro but this seat is a huge disappointment. It's hard to install & put your child in/out. It was an investment I am not happy with. We will be trying other brands. Oct 28, 2015

  • great seat! Oct 19, 2015

  • Memory foam breathable back so little one doesn't sweat out his clothes. He loves it Jul 09, 2015

  • We love that its easy to adjust and she doesn't seem to get so sweaty as she did in the infant seat. Its a bit of a pain to install Jun 18, 2015

  • Sturdy, comfortable, and safe! Apr 20, 2015

  • it's the only convertible car seat we've ever had, but i love how the buckles are easy to click, straps easy to adjust, and most of all the material of the seat stays cool in hot weather. Feb 25, 2015

  • Love the safety of this seat, but it is a bit bulky as a rear facing, making it difficult to get a growing (9monther) in. Feb 23, 2015

  • We like this - our daughter is pretty comfortable in this. Sep 30, 2014

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  • Had 2 of these. Huge! I had a huge suv and these were too much. I couldn’t fit 2 and baby seat across... in my HUGE SUV! Otherwise it did seem like a great seat! Well made, heavy! My kids liked it May 19, 2019

  • This seat is bulky and I found it difficult to install. The RFing limits were pretty low in comparison to other seats. Mar 19, 2019

  • We've had this car seat for a few years now and while it's been great and fit the needs of our growing family, Recaro no longer sells car seats in the USA so I question the quality now. Jan 31, 2019

    • Lara C.
    • United States of America

    We have this and have used it since my now 2 year old was a newborn. He was only 6 pound and fit snuggle and securely. Sep 18, 2018

  • Loved this car seat!! So did my daughter! After we bought the first one my sister in law then bought for my nieces & my parents bought them to use as well when they’d babysit! Sep 06, 2018

  • My oldest son likes this seat because it sits up so much higher than the Britax Boulevard. Because it sits higher it did not work rear-facing in my car as it created a big blindspot. Difficult to wash Jul 11, 2018

    • Megan M.
    • Dripping Springs, Texas

    We have this as a toddler car seat and it's a lot easier to use than other car seats we have and my parents have. Jun 26, 2018

  • Love it, have used it for the past 3+ yrs since my son was born and still continue to use it. easy to mount. and give my son the protection he needs Jun 20, 2018

  • We had these in both of our cars until she out grew them. LOVE recaro Mar 12, 2018

  • Unfortunately, while we liked this carseat, consumer reports rated it a 0 for failing its crash safety test, which I found out 2 years after purchase. Recaro replaced no problem with ProSport. Feb 25, 2018

  • I used this with my now 6yo until she was a little over 4. It’was in my daughter’s car until I found out it was recalled for safety reasons. I liked it and it served its purpose just not safe anymor Feb 16, 2018

  • This was the 1st convertible carseat I purchased and I researched heavily for safety and innovation. I was deeply disappointed when it ended up being recalled for safety. Went back to a trusted brand. Feb 14, 2018

  • We have two of these I love how safe my kids feel in them but they are very hard for me to get in and out of my vehicle. Jan 13, 2018

  • This is one of the most comfortable car seats we have owned. Thinking about getting another once my smallest outgrows his infant car seat. Jan 10, 2018

  • Very hard to installed and was highly recommend but then consumer report and several other companies said this car seat was not reliable and not safe. Now sitting my garage collecting dust. Jan 03, 2018

    • Erin F.
    • Grand Blanc, Michigan

    We have had the Recaro ProRIDE for almost four years now and it works great. Seems comfortable and my four year old can snap herself in now that she is old enough (always check after!) Install is hard Dec 15, 2017

    • rhina q.
    • United States of America

    This car seat is very sturdy. The only issue you might run into it is a bit big so you might have a problem if you have a small car. But this car seat is very protective and great quality. Nov 08, 2017

    • D J.
    • Charlotte, North Carolina

    I was looking for a super-safe, comfortable car seat for a BIG baby, that would also have room for him to grow. This fit the bill perfectly! Oct 26, 2017

  • LOVE this car seat! I'm very confident about my child being in the safest car seat we've ever had. It's VERY well-built and sturdy. On heavy side, yes, but just another reason why I love it! Oct 25, 2017

  • It was okay, but not great for extended rear facing. Her legs were all scrunched up and we couldn't see over it bc it was so tall. Oct 24, 2017

    • Kelly E.
    • Charleston, South Carolina

    Overall this is a great seat. Easy to install and seems comfortable. I just wish it was tilted back a little bit so she wasn't sitting up so straight. Oct 22, 2017

  • Love this carseat! I did A LOT of research to find the best and safest carseat for our son with special needs and this one came out on top. We've been using it for 3 years now it's been amazing! Oct 19, 2017

  • i love that this seat is more reclined than most forward facing seats, so when my kids fell asleep their heads wouldn't fall forward. Oct 13, 2017

    • Mayra D.
    • United States of America

    This car seat is so easy to strap on to a child, to clean, and it's very padded, which is great for long car rides. Ever since we got this car seat my son has loved being in one now Aug 15, 2017

  • These at the best and safest car seats! We have 4 of them and they have been great! I have two boys and the car seats have survived them and countless washings and have held up beautifully! Aug 02, 2017

  • I like latch to keep the seat belt locked when you can not use the latch system. I like the angle lo sits, easy to sleep in. Find it hard to get lo in without bumping head since seat sits high Jun 22, 2017

  • Easy to install, easy to use, comfortable for my kids. I feel like my kids are so safe in this seat, I would buy it over and over! May 24, 2017

  • This car seat is durable and sturdy. We've had it in a sports car and SUV. Downside is that it is heavy and hard to clean (spot clean only). However, LATCH system makes it easy to install. Jan 17, 2017

  • Like it a lot, only complaint is legs seem squished while rear facing. Dec 16, 2016

  • We've been happy with this, but there was recent information about it not being as safe as it should be in accidents over 35mph when forward facing. We'll be replacing it when he turns around. Dec 06, 2016

  • I did so much research and since it was developed by racing car, believed it was super safe, and it is. JUST BULKY. Takes up lots of room. Decide safety vs fit for you. Nov 20, 2016

  • We love this seat and feel confident with Recaro's safety profile, since they do make race car seats. It feels comfortable, and it is easy to adjust. Plus we love the standard head wings. Oct 09, 2016

  • Very comfortable for my son and easy for me to install. Only issue with it is that it is heavy and cumbersome for air travel, so we have a lighter seat for that. Aug 08, 2016

  • I wouldnt buy anything else! Jun 24, 2016

  • Love this carseat, easy to access the buckles and loosen the buckles. I know my daughter is safe in it, and padding makes it very comfortable for her. Beware for those with smaller cars, its huge. Mar 21, 2016

  • Recaro makes car seats that provide peace of mind! Jan 26, 2016

  • Awesome seat! Easy to install, comfortable for my son! Nov 30, 2015

  • I love the history/safety of Recaro but this seat is a huge disappointment. It's hard to install & put your child in/out. It was an investment I am not happy with. We will be trying other brands. Oct 28, 2015

  • great seat! Oct 19, 2015

  • Memory foam breathable back so little one doesn't sweat out his clothes. He loves it Jul 09, 2015

  • We love that its easy to adjust and she doesn't seem to get so sweaty as she did in the infant seat. Its a bit of a pain to install Jun 18, 2015

  • Sturdy, comfortable, and safe! Apr 20, 2015

  • it's the only convertible car seat we've ever had, but i love how the buckles are easy to click, straps easy to adjust, and most of all the material of the seat stays cool in hot weather. Feb 25, 2015

  • Love the safety of this seat, but it is a bit bulky as a rear facing, making it difficult to get a growing (9monther) in. Feb 23, 2015

  • We like this - our daughter is pretty comfortable in this. Sep 30, 2014

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