Britax Marathon Vs Boulevard
It’s a good question, considering that the two convertible car seats are so very similar. Many parents are wondering what the difference is between these two convertible car seats. Here is all of the information you need to know:
Britax Boulevard vs Marathon:
There aren’t any standards for side impact protection, thus there is no way to really know if the head-wings really make the seat any safer.
If you have a 2-door car, and plan to use the Boulevard in the rear-facing position, note that you will have that much less room to get your baby into and out of his seat, due to the extra width of the head-wings.
Britax states that their independents tests have shown that these head-wings reduce side-impact crash energy by 45%.
Some parents wondered whether the wings obstruct their baby’s view, but it does not appear to block the view at all!
The Marathon also has a very slightly higher harness height, which means it will last your child that much longer, as most children outgrow their car seats by shoulder height, rather than by weight limit.
What is the data regarding side impact crashes? About one in four motor vehicle crashes are side-impact collisions, and they are often more deadly than front or rear crashes, according to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Watch the video below for more details about side impact crashes and how the side wings can protect your child, and read more details about how True Side Impact Protection will protect your child beneath the video:
Note that ALL convertible Britax car seats have Side Impact Protection. (The extended head-wings on the Boulevard are referred to as True Side Impact Protection.)
Britax Boulevard vs Marathon and True Side Impact Protection:
So there you have it! The difference between the Boulevard vs. Marathon. You can view more of our helpful car seat comparison articles by clicking on their title in the sidebar on the left.
I know that researching car seats can be a confusing process. Sometimes car seats seem to be very similar, and it’s hard to understand what the difference between one and the other actually is. That is why we have created lots of convenient ‘this car seat vs. that car seat’ information articles for you! Enjoy, and drive safely with your precious cargo!