Joie Every Stage FX review£160.00
This child car seat has passed the regulatory tests required by ECE R44/04 to be sold as suitable for children from 9-36kg. But in our own tests, which are conducted at higher speeds and forces than the standard requires, this seat still scores poorly for frontal-impact results when used in Group 1 mode, whether the seat is belted in or the Isofix connectors are used.
Our tests generally show that multi-group seats that try to do too much compromise on other features - and the Joie Every Stage FX is no exception. It does its job as a Group 2/3 high-backed booster seat when belted in, and gains an acceptable score for a Group 0+ and an extended rear-facing car seat when belted in. But it scores poorly in frontal-impact crash tests, when used as a forward-facing Group 1 car seat, or when the Isofix is used.
The overall total test score is limited to 42%. Any car seat scoring 45% or less will become a Which? Don't Buy.
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