The latest Which? child car seat crash tests have uncovered the best car seat we’ve ever tested.
If you’re about to buy a car seat then our latest test results will help. Our new results include a car seat that is the best we’ve ever tested – it achieved an excellent five stars for both frontal crash protection and side crash protection and got a whopping overall test score of 87%.
Find out exactly which model gets this unprecedented accolade by signing in to our car seat reviews. If you’re not a member you can sign up for a £1 trial to Which? to unlock this review, and see which other car seats make the grade as Best Buys, plus which Don’t Buy car seats you should avoid.
i-Size child car seats
Also in this new batch, we’ve tested one of the very first i-Size-approved car seats – the Maxi Cosi 2wayPearl with 2wayFix Isofix base.
i-Size is a new European car seat regulation which aims to make child car seats safer by making the buying and fitting process for parents easier.
The main benefit of i-Size seats is that they keep your child rearward-facing until 15 months of age, to stop parents turning their babies forward too soon. All i-Size seats require Isofix installation.
The i-Size rules will be running alongside current child car seat regulations, with various changes being phased in, in three stages between 2013 and 2018.
Silver Cross Simplicity
Fans of British brand Silver Cross’ pushchairs who want to use the Silver Cross Simplicity car seat as part of a travel system can now head to our full Silver Cross Simplicity car seat review to see how it fared in our crash tests.
And we’ve also just tested the Maxi Cosi Pebble 0+ 2wayFix seat using the i-Size base.
Don’t Buy child car seats
The Which? car seat crash tests are more stringent than the current UK standard requires, and our rigorous testing has uncovered several seats that don’t offer good protection.
All have passed the regulatory test required by R44.04 to be sold on the UK market, but if you have one of these seats we’d advise you to read the full review and discover why you should replace it as soon as possible: