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Graco Contender 65 Convertible Car Seat Review

Introduction

The Graco Contender 65 Convertible Car Seat allows you to fit your child from 5-pounds to 65-pounds. Your child can safely ride in the rear-facing position from 5-pounds to 40-pounds. Anytime between 20-pounds and 65-pounds, your child can ride in the forward-facing position.

This seat meets or exceeds all US safety standards and in addition is side-impact tested. This seat will keep your child safe, while the included cup holder will keep your child happy. The cup holder is integrated into the design in such a way that it looks sleek. graco contender 65 convertible car seat

This seat also has removable head and body support. When your child is small this allows them to fit snugly and safely. As your child gets older this support can be removed for added room. A machine washable seat pad will keep your child clean as well as comfy.

The Main Benefit

 The Simply Safe Adjustable Harness on this car seat allows you to easily adjust the harness and headrest in tandem. With one hand you can adjust the head rest to one of eight different positions and the harness adjusts accordingly. This option gives you micro-adjustments in fit to keep your child as safe as possible.

Pros

 Parents like the price of this car seat.

It is easy to install.

Can fit 3 seats across, at least in certain cars.his seat is easy to adjust for different sizes. The buckles on this seat are also well liked as they are two buckles that can go in separately, rather than having to push them in at the same time. This is much easier with a wiggly toddler.

This seat is easy to adjust for different sizes.

The buckles on this seat are two buckles that can go in separately, rather than having to push them in at the same time. This is much easier with a wiggly toddler.

Cons

The LATCH system on this seat is hard to adjust, but so is the LATCH system on most other car seats. The biggest issue parents had, however, is that the straps are very difficult to tighten. Snug straps are incredibly important for safety.

The straps are very difficult to tighten. Snug straps are incredibly important for safety.

Conclusion

This Graco Contender 65 Convertible Car Seat may be a great option if you have a smaller car and need to fit three seats across. Or even if you want an adult to ride in the back seat with enough room. Though it is fairly basic it has passed all safety testing. We would recommend checking the straps before you put it to heavy use to make sure they will tighten properly as you want to make sure your child is safe.