Maxi-Cosi Magellan Multimode Car Seat Review Canada A team of reviewers spent a good bit of time with the Maxi-Cosi Magellan when it was first released in the United States. Through a lot of trial and error, they found there’s a pretty specific group of families who would find the seat a great option —
Graco boasts an extensive lineup of car seats. Our team here at CSFTL has spent time with, reviewed, and ultimately become big fans of many of these seats because almost every car seat in their lineup has a consist child-fit and relative ease of use. Given this history, we were excited when Graco offered us
Cybex introduced the Sirona M convertible car seat to the market late last year. They quickly followed up that release with the Eternis. This multimode car seat takes the features of the Sirona and adds a booster mode. CSFTL Quick Stats Rear facing weight range: 5-50 pounds Rear facing height range: 17-48 inches tall or
With so few multimode car seats available in Canada, we welcome seats like the Grow and Go ARB that not only offer all three modes, but offer three modes that work well.
The Grows4Me fit all of our models well — from 3 days to 9 years old. There is but a smattering of car seats on the market today that could make such a claim! So families who would like to get that full 10 years of use from one car seat could conceivably do so with this seat. The primary difference between this seat and the Graco 4Ever is the lower anchors — this seat has the still functional, but harder to use standard j-hook style, while the 4Ever has premium push button lower anchors. Families who know they’ll primarily be installing this seat with a vehicle seat belt or who don’t mind the standard lower anchors have a great option in the Grows4Me.
Sunshine Kids first released the Radian convertible car seats in November 2005, and some of the oldest CSFTL kiddos rode in those seats! Since that time, Sunshine Kids became Diono, and the Radian has gone through a few sets of changes. Recently, Diono has revamped the Radian family of products once again, introducing a new take on these familiar seats. The updated radian 3RXT multimode car seat loses a capital R in the name and adds some interesting new features.
Our challenges with installing the seat lead us to assert that the Recline N’ Ride could be a good choice for children with special needs who require a deep recline when forward facing but it may not work well in some vehicles. It’s also quite limited in booster mode since our models struggled to buckle themselves into the seat.
Evenflo has offered a few multimode car seats over the years, starting with the Symphony, then moving on to the SafeMax. Both of those models are still available today but the product line has expanded to include the Evenflo EveryStage DLX. This multimode car seat has an innovative recline setting that helps the tiniest of
The Magellan has a lot of interesting features and is so well-padded that even the pickiest of passengers should find it comfortable. Unfortunately, the number of installation challenges we faced along the way don’t put the Magellan at the top of our list for easy to use car seats. Families who are looking for a very plush car seat, have a roomy vehicle and are willing to be extremely patient while installing the Magellan may find it exactly what they need.
Building on their success with the City Go and compatible strollers and rear facing only infant car seats, Baby Jogger has expanded their product line to include a multimode car seat. If you think perhaps the City View looks a little familiar –- you’re right! It’s based on the Graco Milestone/SlimFit, both seats that we