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Graco Contender 65 Convertible Car Seat

LOVE: 42 NEUTRAL: 19
REGRET: 5 WANT: 25

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what parents are saying

LOVE: 42 NEUTRAL: 19
REGRET: 5 WANT: 25
  • This car seat is supportive for my child's head when he is sleeping. Its easy to lock into place, and we just love the cupholder. My child is big for his age, and this carseat is a great fit for him. Aug 11, 2019

  • This car seat is okay, it gets the job done for a good price. The cover is easy to remove and wash, however the seat is a little difficult to install Jul 18, 2019

    • Keri W.
    • Marthasville , Missouri

    A nice inexpensive option for grandparents or non primary vehicle. Serves its purpose without all the bells and whistles. Harder to clean but overall a good seat! Easy to adjust, difficult to install Jul 13, 2019

  • This seat is great for someone with a bigger vehicle. Easy instillation and easy to clean. Also has a great range of adjustments for height of child Jul 06, 2019

  • Great affordable seat! Super easy install and can fit quite a big kid. We have this seat in my husband car. Jun 18, 2019

  • I bought two of these car seats for both sets of grandparents they are good car seats but they are not my favorite model for Graco but they were at a great price and work great for the grandparents Jun 03, 2019

  • It's an OK seat. My daughter was uncomfortable and much preferred the 4 ever we got to replace it. I couldn't get the latch strap to release when it was in Grandma's car and we had to cut it. Apr 28, 2019

  • This is a great convertible seat. Not HUGE but also not too small either. Seems comfortable for my little as well. Apr 21, 2019

  • Works well but not an impressive car seat. Apr 10, 2019

    • Lynn J.
    • United States of America

    I use this seat in the grandparents car and it is a safe and sturdy seat for a reasonable price. It is also very spacious, easy to install and adjust as the child grows. Feb 23, 2019

  • Love how this car seat isn’t super bulky and that the cup holder is attached to the actual seat. I hate moving parts. Feb 20, 2019

  • We just purchase to transition my daughter love it and the extended leg room Jan 25, 2019

    • Erin G.
    • Robbinsdale, Minnesota

    Such a nice car seat for the low price. Easy to use and install only 2 downsides for me was that it didn’t have premium latch connectors and it didn’t have options to recline the seat Jan 25, 2019

  • I love the fact that this car seat grows with your child. However, I would buy other Graco convertible car seats that don't take as much space as this one. Jan 24, 2019

  • All around great seat for the price! Super comfortable for little one and lots of room to grow! Jan 16, 2019

  • We got this as a 2nd seat. It’s impossible to get tightened down in either of our cars. It latches, but very loosely. seat moves around when driving. Dec 24, 2018

  • This seat is a pain. There are no recline options, and trying to loosen the latches to uninstall is almost impossible Dec 18, 2018

  • This seat is easy to install quickly and properly and quick to adjust when my son gets taller! Love it! Dec 11, 2018

  • Lightweight and easy to install. We use it for grandma’s car and even she can install it. Baby is very comfortable in it! Good car seat to grow with baby! Aug 05, 2018

  • This car seat has been one of the best gift. I love how it leans back so it’s good for traveling when my toddler falls asleep. The material is really nice and love the neutral color. Aug 02, 2018

  • My little guy is very comfortable in this seat. Never whines or cries while going places. It does not take up too much room and is easy to adjust. Jul 23, 2018

  • I hate this car seat. I can’t get it tight enough in my husbands truck. It’s hard to pull the straps tighter on my son. It doesn’t look comfortable. I don’t like anything about this car seat. Jul 03, 2018

  • I have had this carseat in my for 2 years now! It is still a great carseat! I just wish it was a bit easier to take apart to clean! It is very comfortable and easy to adjust for the size of kids! Jun 20, 2018

  • this is a great seat at a great price, nice and comfy for baby. Seems very sturdy and safe. Baby was chubby so fit was difficult in a different seat we had Jun 03, 2018

  • Great buy for price. It can back or forward face, has an easy to use cup holder, easy to install/uninstall and super sturdy. Cover cleans easy but is a pain to get back on. May 11, 2018

  • Switched our first to this around 4 months. Hes still in it and absolutely loves it. High rear facing capacity and great no thread shoulder strap adjustment. Only downside is I have difficulty using l May 10, 2018

  • This is a good car seat. We have this one in my husband's car as a second seat as we don't drive his vehicle as much. It's a great price and does its job! Apr 30, 2018

  • Installation can be a little tricky, but is very doable once you’ve done it once or twice. Love how long my kid can stay rear facing in it. My 3 1/2 year old is still RF. Apr 25, 2018

  • Nice and durable. I have installed it rearfacing and fowardfacing and it secures very tightly. I have also used it in many different cars and it stays put but it is a little hard to uninstall Mar 24, 2018

  • We used this car seat for my son he outgrew our Graco Snugride 30. I like that it reclines, so if he takes a nap his head doesn't flop. It does take up a lot of room rear facing. Mar 22, 2018

    • Kim S.
    • Sherwood, Oregon

    Easy to adjust without rethreading. Generally easier to deal with than our other two seats and usable for a long time. Mar 01, 2018

  • We bought this as a cheaper 2nd car seat for our toddler, and he loves it more than his more expensive Britax one! It’s more comfortable for him and he loves it! We’ve bought 3 more since! Feb 15, 2018

  • We use the Contenders as grandparent seats and they work perfectly for our scenerio as well as easy on the budget. Feb 12, 2018

    • Jenny H.
    • Clarksville, Tennessee

    The straps get uneven easily, and my daughter thinks the seat is quite uncomfortable Feb 04, 2018

  • I love that I can use this car seat for any of my little cousins from newborn until 6 or 7 years old. It is easy to change from rear facing to forward facing. Feb 04, 2018

    • dawn p.
    • rockville centre, New York

    bought this version for my husbands car because it was cheaper then the 4-in-1 that i have!!. very comfy and roomy and easy to clean Jan 30, 2018

  • I love this product because both of my boys was in this carseat in my first wreck and it protected them both very well. If it werent for a csrseat like this ome they wouldnt be here today. Jan 25, 2018

    • Alena T.
    • Raleigh, North Carolina

    LOVE the button to adjust strap and headrest height. It slides up and down- so easy! I wish there were two cup holders and that the material was a bit more heavy duty. Great seat though and affordable Jan 23, 2018

  • Very light weight and easy to installed. My little one is large and he sits very comfortable in this seat. Jan 03, 2018

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  • This car seat is supportive for my child's head when he is sleeping. Its easy to lock into place, and we just love the cupholder. My child is big for his age, and this carseat is a great fit for him. Aug 11, 2019

  • This car seat is okay, it gets the job done for a good price. The cover is easy to remove and wash, however the seat is a little difficult to install Jul 18, 2019

    • Keri W.
    • Marthasville , Missouri

    A nice inexpensive option for grandparents or non primary vehicle. Serves its purpose without all the bells and whistles. Harder to clean but overall a good seat! Easy to adjust, difficult to install Jul 13, 2019

  • This seat is great for someone with a bigger vehicle. Easy instillation and easy to clean. Also has a great range of adjustments for height of child Jul 06, 2019

  • Great affordable seat! Super easy install and can fit quite a big kid. We have this seat in my husband car. Jun 18, 2019

  • I bought two of these car seats for both sets of grandparents they are good car seats but they are not my favorite model for Graco but they were at a great price and work great for the grandparents Jun 03, 2019

  • It's an OK seat. My daughter was uncomfortable and much preferred the 4 ever we got to replace it. I couldn't get the latch strap to release when it was in Grandma's car and we had to cut it. Apr 28, 2019

  • This is a great convertible seat. Not HUGE but also not too small either. Seems comfortable for my little as well. Apr 21, 2019

  • Works well but not an impressive car seat. Apr 10, 2019

    • Lynn J.
    • United States of America

    I use this seat in the grandparents car and it is a safe and sturdy seat for a reasonable price. It is also very spacious, easy to install and adjust as the child grows. Feb 23, 2019

  • Love how this car seat isn’t super bulky and that the cup holder is attached to the actual seat. I hate moving parts. Feb 20, 2019

  • We just purchase to transition my daughter love it and the extended leg room Jan 25, 2019

    • Erin G.
    • Robbinsdale, Minnesota

    Such a nice car seat for the low price. Easy to use and install only 2 downsides for me was that it didn’t have premium latch connectors and it didn’t have options to recline the seat Jan 25, 2019

  • I love the fact that this car seat grows with your child. However, I would buy other Graco convertible car seats that don't take as much space as this one. Jan 24, 2019

  • All around great seat for the price! Super comfortable for little one and lots of room to grow! Jan 16, 2019

  • We got this as a 2nd seat. It’s impossible to get tightened down in either of our cars. It latches, but very loosely. seat moves around when driving. Dec 24, 2018

  • This seat is a pain. There are no recline options, and trying to loosen the latches to uninstall is almost impossible Dec 18, 2018

  • This seat is easy to install quickly and properly and quick to adjust when my son gets taller! Love it! Dec 11, 2018

  • Lightweight and easy to install. We use it for grandma’s car and even she can install it. Baby is very comfortable in it! Good car seat to grow with baby! Aug 05, 2018

  • This car seat has been one of the best gift. I love how it leans back so it’s good for traveling when my toddler falls asleep. The material is really nice and love the neutral color. Aug 02, 2018

  • My little guy is very comfortable in this seat. Never whines or cries while going places. It does not take up too much room and is easy to adjust. Jul 23, 2018

  • I hate this car seat. I can’t get it tight enough in my husbands truck. It’s hard to pull the straps tighter on my son. It doesn’t look comfortable. I don’t like anything about this car seat. Jul 03, 2018

  • I have had this carseat in my for 2 years now! It is still a great carseat! I just wish it was a bit easier to take apart to clean! It is very comfortable and easy to adjust for the size of kids! Jun 20, 2018

  • this is a great seat at a great price, nice and comfy for baby. Seems very sturdy and safe. Baby was chubby so fit was difficult in a different seat we had Jun 03, 2018

  • Great buy for price. It can back or forward face, has an easy to use cup holder, easy to install/uninstall and super sturdy. Cover cleans easy but is a pain to get back on. May 11, 2018

  • Switched our first to this around 4 months. Hes still in it and absolutely loves it. High rear facing capacity and great no thread shoulder strap adjustment. Only downside is I have difficulty using l May 10, 2018

  • This is a good car seat. We have this one in my husband's car as a second seat as we don't drive his vehicle as much. It's a great price and does its job! Apr 30, 2018

  • Installation can be a little tricky, but is very doable once you’ve done it once or twice. Love how long my kid can stay rear facing in it. My 3 1/2 year old is still RF. Apr 25, 2018

  • Nice and durable. I have installed it rearfacing and fowardfacing and it secures very tightly. I have also used it in many different cars and it stays put but it is a little hard to uninstall Mar 24, 2018

  • We used this car seat for my son he outgrew our Graco Snugride 30. I like that it reclines, so if he takes a nap his head doesn't flop. It does take up a lot of room rear facing. Mar 22, 2018

    • Kim S.
    • Sherwood, Oregon

    Easy to adjust without rethreading. Generally easier to deal with than our other two seats and usable for a long time. Mar 01, 2018

  • We bought this as a cheaper 2nd car seat for our toddler, and he loves it more than his more expensive Britax one! It’s more comfortable for him and he loves it! We’ve bought 3 more since! Feb 15, 2018

  • We use the Contenders as grandparent seats and they work perfectly for our scenerio as well as easy on the budget. Feb 12, 2018

    • Jenny H.
    • Clarksville, Tennessee

    The straps get uneven easily, and my daughter thinks the seat is quite uncomfortable Feb 04, 2018

  • I love that I can use this car seat for any of my little cousins from newborn until 6 or 7 years old. It is easy to change from rear facing to forward facing. Feb 04, 2018

    • dawn p.
    • rockville centre, New York

    bought this version for my husbands car because it was cheaper then the 4-in-1 that i have!!. very comfy and roomy and easy to clean Jan 30, 2018

  • I love this product because both of my boys was in this carseat in my first wreck and it protected them both very well. If it werent for a csrseat like this ome they wouldnt be here today. Jan 25, 2018

    • Alena T.
    • Raleigh, North Carolina

    LOVE the button to adjust strap and headrest height. It slides up and down- so easy! I wish there were two cup holders and that the material was a bit more heavy duty. Great seat though and affordable Jan 23, 2018

  • Very light weight and easy to installed. My little one is large and he sits very comfortable in this seat. Jan 03, 2018

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