Which? reveals latest Best Buy car seatsCrash test results reveal the best car seats
11 November 2015
Our latest round of tough child car seat crash tests has revealed three new Which? Best Buy car seats.
We've tested 14 car seats spanning all the car seat groups. Whether you're after one of the latest i-Size car seats, like the Concord Reverso and Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus, a Group 1 car seat for toddlers, or you're swapping to a Group 2/3 seats for older children – our latest reviews will help make your choice much easier.
UK law states that children must use a child car seat from birth until they're 12 years old or 135cm/4ft 5in, whichever comes first.
A Which? Best Buy car seat must be able to withstand our severe front and side crashes in the several different modes the car seat could possibly be used in. It must also be easy to install.
Find out the latest car seat Best Buys in our child car seat reviews.
Which? car seat testing goes further
We crash test each car seat we review multiple times – in a frontal impact crash (equivalent to a head-on collision at around 40mph) and a side-impact crash test (equivalent to two cars crashing into each other at 30mph).
The crash tests are severe and are specially designed to replicate real life crashes. State-of-the-art crash test dummies are wired up with sensors to record the crash forces on key areas of the dummies bodies, and indicate how high the risk of injury would be in a real situation.
Following the introduction of the new European safety standard for child car seats (R129) which i-Size is a part of, car seat experts redesigned the crash tests, making them more demanding.
We test all car seats, whether they are installed via Isofix or the adult seat-belt, at speeds and forces higher than the legal minimum standards require.
Which? goes further in our car seat testing, so you can be confident in the car seat choice you make to keep your baby safe.
How we test car seats – find out more about why our reviews are different.
Child car seat reviews
Get detailed reviews and our verdict on each of the baby and child car seats we've just tested via the links below:
- Britax Kidfix SL, Group 2/3, £90
- Britax Kid II, Group 2/3, £90
- Britax King II LS, Group 2/3, £165
- Concord Reverso, i-Size, £270
- Cosatto Hold, Group 0+, £125
- Cosatto Hold (belted base), Group 0+, £215
- Cosatto Hold (Isofix base), Group 0+, £237
- Cybex Aton 4, Group 0+, £135
- Cybex Aton 4 (Isofix base), Group 0+, £245
- Joie i-Anchor, i-Size, £175
- Joie Trillo Shield, Group 1/2/3, £90
- Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus (Isofix base), i-Size, £380
- Maxi-Cosi Tobi, Group 1, £199
- Recaro Young Sport Hero, Group 1/2/3, £175