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Maxi-Cosi car seats – how do they compare?

Find out how child car seats from Maxi-Cosi measure up for prices, features and their range of sizes

Maxi-Cosi car seats – how do they compare?

Maxi-Cosi is one of the most popular child car seat brands you can buy in the UK and across Europe. It offers child restraints that can take your little one from birth right up to 12 years old.

We currently have reviews for 24 Maxi-Cosi car seats. Six of these are good enough to join our list of the best child car seats.

Read on to find out which Maxi-Cosi car seats are suitable for your baby or child’s age/stage, how much they’ll cost you and how the different seats compare.

Cheap Maxi-Cosi car seat

The cheapest Maxi-Cosi car seat we’ve tested is the Rodi XP.

It’s a group II/III high-back booster which retails for £89, and it’s approved for use for children weighing 15-36kg, which is around age four up to 12 years old.

You strap in your child using the car’s adult seatbelt and it weighs 4.5kg so could be a good choice if you have to remove or move your car seat into other cars on a regular basis.

It’s also got side-impact protection. Find out if this makes for a good crash test result by reading our full review of the Maxi-Cosi Rodi XP.

Maxi Cosi AxissFix air with built-in airbags

When the AxissFix Air launched in 2018 it was marketed as the first child car seat with built-in airbags, designed to activate on impact and make it 55% safer than any other forward-facing car seat.

This kind of technology comes at a price, however, as the AxissFix Air retails for £549, making it the most pricey of the Maxi-Cosi car seats we currently have reviews for.

It’s approved for use with children measuring 61-105cm tall, which is around four months to four years old.

Read the full review of the AxissFix Air to find out whether Maxi-Cosi’s ‘Air Safety technology’ is worth the price in our tough car seat crash tests.

Maxi-Cosi i-Size baby car seats

Rock, £169

The Maxi-Cosi Rock is an i-Size car seat approved for use from when your child measures 45cm to 76cm (birth to approximately 12 months).

It can be used with the FamilyFix One Isofix base or installed using the car’s adult seat belt.

It’s travel system compatible with a range of Maxi-Cosi pushchairs.

As well as crash testing child car seats, we also provide comfort ratings, and with the newborn padding inlay, this car seat scores well. Find out how it did in our other tests, including front and side impacts and ease of installation, by reading the full review of the Maxi-Cosi Rock car seat.

Pebble Plus, £199

Like the Rock, the Pebble Plus is an i-Size approved car seat for infants.

It’s suitable for children measuring 40-75cm and can be used with Maxi-Cosi’s 2WayFix base or installed using the car’s adult seatbelt.

It’s light – weighing 4.5kg – which is vital for an infant carrier as you usually strap your baby in to the seat before lifting and fitting it in the car.

Find out how this car seat scored in our crash testing by reading the full review of the Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus.

Pebble Pro, £199

The Pebble Pro is the latest version of the Pebble car seat, and is part of Maxi-Cosi’s 3wayFamily.

You can use it with the 3wayFix base or strap it in using the car’s adult seatbelt.

Its spec is similar to the Pebble Plus, but it does have a slightly different score.

Read the full review Maxi-Cosi Pebble Pro to find out how it did in our crash tests.

AxissFix Plus, £399

If you want the convenience of a swivel car seat, the AxissFix Plus is an i-Size car seat that’s approved for use from birth to when your child measures 105cm, which is around four years old.

It’s rearward-facing from birth up to 88cm (around 15 months old), as is the legal requirement for all i-Size (R129) car seats.

The 360-degree base means you can swivel the seat towards you while you strap your child in, rather than having to lean into the car.

Read the full review of the Maxi-Cosi AxissFix Plus to discover how it did when we put it through our crash tests.

Jade + 3wayFix base, £428

Launched in 2019, the Jade is the first i-Size approved carrycot-style car seat.

You click it into a base just like an infant carrier, but your newborn can lie flat. This solves the issue of not being able to transport very young babies in car seats for long periods of time.

It can be used from birth until your baby measures 70cm, which isn’t long and could be as young as six months old.

Read the full review of the Jade + 3wayFix base to find out if the short shelf-life is worth it thanks to good crash test results.

Maxi-Cosi i-Size toddler car seats

Pearl Pro i-Size + 3wayFix base, £428

The Pearl Pro is an i-Size car seat that’s approved for use for children measuring 67cm to 105cm, which is approximately one to four years old. You can turn your baby forward-facing once they’re 15 months old, or keep them rearward until they’re four.

It can only be installed using an Isofix base, so you’ll need to make sure your car has Isofix connectors.

Find out how this car seat scored in our tough crash tests by reading the full review of the Pearl Pro i-Size + 3wayFix base.

AxissFix i-Size, £389

The AxissFix i-Size is very similar to the AxissFix Plus (mentioned above) except it can only be used from when your child measures 61cm, which is around four months.

Essentially, it lacks the newborn insert that comes with the Plus, but offers the same protection up to 105cm or four years old.

Read the full review of the AxissFix i-Size to see if we rate it for crash protection.

We also reviewed the 2Way Pearl i-Size, £100, which is another extended rearward facing car seat.

Maxi-Cosi infant car seats

Cabriofix, £139

The Cabriofix has been around for years, but it’s a popular Maxi-Cosi car seat.

It’s approved to the older car seat regulations (R44) for babies weighing up to 13kg, which is around 15 months of age.

We first tested it in 2008, when it didn’t do very well in our side-impact test, but we retested it in 2018.

Read the full review of the Maxi-Cosi Cabriofix.

Citi, £99

This is the cheapest Maxi-Cosi infant carrier that we’ve tested.

It’s approved for use for newborns and babies weighing up to 13kg, which is around 18 months.

Read the full review of the Citi car seat to find out if this cheap car seat can provide good crash protection.

You can also read tested reviews on the Opal and Milofix infant carriers.

Maxi-Cosi toddler car seats

Titan Pro, £250

Approved for use for children weighing nine to 36kg (around one to 12 years old), this is a multi-stage car seat designed to last your child from babyhood right through to when he or she will no longer require a car seat.

It requires Isofix and a top tether to be installed as a group 1 seat, but in other modes can be fitted using the car’s adult seat belt.

Usually, with multi-group seats we see weaknesses in the crash test results for one particular weight group, so read the full review of the Titan Pro to find out if this is the case with this car seat.

TobiFix, £179

This is a forward-facing group 1 toddler car seat, that’s installed via your car’s Isofix.

It’s approved for use with children weighing nine to 18kg, which is around 15 months to four years.

It can be reclined to three different levels, which can be useful if your toddler tends to doze off on a drive.

Read the full review of the Maxi-Cosi TobiFix to find out how it scored for comfort, ease of installation and most importantly, crash test results.

Tobi, £199

The Tobi is almost the same as the TobiFix except it is installed using the car’s adult seatbelt.

There are no Isofix connectors, so it could be on your shortlist for a group 1 toddler seat if you have an older car that lacks Isofix.

Find out what this car seat is like to install – our parent and car seat experts encountered a few quirks while testing it – by reading the full review of the Tobi.

Maxi-Cosi group II/III child car seats

Rodi XP Fix, £119

The Rodi XP Fix is identical to the Rodi XP we touched on earlier, except this model has Isofix connectors.

As it’s a group II/III seat, there’s no harness – you strap your child in using the car’s adult seatbelt.

Find out whether this high-back booster seat offers protection in a front and side impact collision by reading the full review of the Rodi XP Fix.

RodiFix AirProtect, £139

Another member of the Rodi family of car seats from Maxi-Cosi, this one is also group II/III, meaning it’s approved for use with children weighing between 15-36kg, or around aged three to 12 years.

The AirProtect comes from a special layer in the headrest cushion which absorbs the forces of a side-impact crash.

Find out if this makes for good star ratings in our crash tests by reading the full review of the RodiFix AirProtect.

Maxi-Cosi car seats coming soon

Look out for reviews of these four Maxi-Cosi car seats currently being put through our rigorous crash tests. We’ll have results to publish in May 2020.

Maxi-Cosi Coral, £239

An i-Size infant carrier approved for use from 45cm to 75cm (newborn to 12 months) with an innovative built-in soft carrier to make lifting your baby in and out of the car seat easier.

Maxi-Cosi Kore, £189

This i-Size car seat is suitable for children measuring 100 to 150cm, which is around age four to 12 years.

Maxi-Cosi Kore Pro, £219

Look out for the ClickAssist light in this i-Size car seat, designed to illuminate the buckle area to aid you when strapping your child in.

Maxi-Cosi Beryl, £319

Suitable from birth to seven years, this multi-stage car seats is installed using Isofix connectors.

How we test child car seats.

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