European Car Seats: 25 kg Weight Limit Seats

(Last Updated On: October 26, 2018)

Many seats in Europe harness to 18 kg. For bigger littles, though, this can be a problem. Luckily, there are several seats available that harness until 25 kg. A higher limit seat can help you keep your little safely harnessed until they’re ready to move to a booster. Many of these seats are Scandinavian – where rear facing until booster readiness at around age 5 is common – but all are legal for use throughout Europe.

Britax Two Way Elite

Rear facing limits: 9-25 kg
Forward facing limits: 9-18 kg
Bottom harness height: 30 cm
Top harness height: 42 cm
Isofix?
No

Tethers? Yes
Plus tested?
No
Cost:
185 GBP
Good for tall children and switching between cars.

Must brace on the seat in front.
Axkid Move

Rear facing limits: 9-25 kgBottom harness height: 33 cm
Top harness height: 43 cm
Isofix?
No

Tethers? Yes
Plus tested?
Yes
Cost:
225 GBP
Previously known as the Wolmax.

Good for tall children.
Britax Max Way

Rear facing limits: 9-25 kgBottom harness height: 28 cm
Top harness height: 38 cm
Isofix?
No

Tethers? Yes
Plus tested?
Yes
Cost:
225 GBP
Good for 3 across situations.

Can be installed with a lap-only seat belt.

Has a strict fit list; please see the Britax web site.
Britax Hi-Way II

Britax Hi-Way II
Rear facing limits: 0-25 kg (though not from birth)Bottom harness height: 27 cm
Top harness height: 39 cm
Isofix?
No

Tethers? Yes
Plus tested?
Yes
Cost:
250 GBP
Shortest of the Britax seats - outgrown by height earlier than others.

Can be installed with lap-only seat belt.
Maxi Cosi Mobi

Maxi Cosi Mobi
Rear facing limits: 9-25 kgBottom harness height: 28 cm
Top harness height: 39 cm
Isofix?
No

Tethers? Yes
Plus tested?
No
Cost:
275 GBP
Can change the recline without having to reinstall.

Short shell (a taller shell is available in Scandinavia, but is not yet available elsewhere in Europe).
Diono Radian 5

Diono Radian 5 0+/1/2 car seat
Rear facing limits: 0-25 kg (may not fit all infants at birth)
Forward facing limits: 9-25 kg
Bottom harness height: 19 cm
Top harness height: 41 cm
Isofix?
No

Tethers? Uses tethers rear and forward facing. Forward facing they are required after 15 kg.
Plus tested?
No
Cost:
295 GBP
Good for 3 across situations.

Must brace.

Easier to misuse due to different requirements for different weights.

Rear facing there must be 3.8 cm (1.5 inches) between the head and the top of the shell.
Axkid Rekid Isofix

Rear facing: 9-25 kg
Bottom harness height: 33 cm
Top harness height: 43 cm
Isofix?
Yes, until 18 kg

Tethers? Yes
Plus tested?
Yes, up to 18 kg
Cost:
300 GBP
Good for tall children.

Takes up more back-to-front space than other Axkid options.
Britax Multi-Tech III

Rear facing limits: 9-25 kg
Forward facing limits: 9-18 kg, 15-25kg booster
Bottom harness height: 31 cm
Top harness height: 41 cm
Isofix?
No

Tethers? Yes
Plus tested?
No
Cost:
300 GBP
Can't be repositioned to fix buckle crunch.

Due to weight of seat we don't recommend using it as a booster.

Expands in width as the child grows.
Axkid Minikid 2.0

Rear facing limits: 0-25 kg (though not from birth)Bottom harness height: 32 cm
Top harness height: 41 cm
Isofix?
No

Tethers? Yes
Plus tested?
Yes
Cost:
350 GBP
An updated version of the popular Minikid.

Good for taller children.

Includes optional side impact protection.

Features self-adjusting harness height and self-tensioning tethers.

Can work well in 3 across situations.
BeSafe iZi Plus

Rear facing limits: 0-25 kg (though not from birth)Bottom harness height: 27 cm
Top harness height: 38 cm
Isofix?
No

Tethers? Yes
Plus tested?
Yes
Cost:
350 GBP
Good for heavier kids who are short/average height.

Has a good recline, but can take up a lot of space in the vehicle.
Klippan Century

Klippan Century
Rear facing limits: 9-25 kgBottom harness height: 27 cm
Top harness height: 40 cm
Isofix?
No

Tethers? Yes
Plus tested?
Yes
Cost:
400 GBP
Good for tall children.

Can work well in 3 across situations.

Cozy 'n Safe Excalibur

Cozy 'n Safe Excalibur
Forward facing limits: 9-25 kg harnessed; 15-36 kg boosterBottom harness height: 28 cm
Top harness height: 42 cm
Isofix?
Until 18 kg

Tethers? Top tether must be used when installed with Isofix or for a child weighing over 18 kg.
Plus tested?
No
Cost:
150 GBP
Budget friendly seat for children over 18 kg.

Has Isofix, but it is not required for use.

Also known as Caretero VolanteFix.
Joie Bold

Joie Bold 1/2/3 car seat
Forward facing limits: 9-25 kg harnessed; 15-36 kg boosterBottom harness height: 25 cm
Top harness height: 48.5 cm
Isofix?
Required in all modes

Tethers? Top tether must be used at all times
Plus tested?
No
Cost:
175 GBP
Good for tall children.

Seat belt, top tether, and Isofix must be used at all times in all modes.

Tallest harness height of all forward facing 25 kg seats.