Top 5 Convertible Car Seats Under $100


These top 5 convertible car seats all cost under $100 and have high reviews from consumers. These are car seats that will work for a newborn who rides rear facing until she is a preschooler riding forward facing, and possibly extending into grade school!

It is important to understand that ALL car seats sold in the USA have been tested for safety by the NHTSA – National Highway Safety Traffic Administration. This takes the worrying out of your hands; as long as your car seat has not been in a motor vehicle crash and is not past its expiration date, it is 100% safe to use!

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Rank Convertible Car SeatBest Price:Reviews, Ratings,
and Weight Limits
1Evenflo Titan
# of reviews: 11

Average rating: 4.4

Forward facing: 20 - 50 lbs.

Rear facing: 5-35 lbs.
2Safety 1st OnSide Air Protect
# of reviews: 25

Average rating: 4.2

Forward facing: 22-40 lbs.

Rear facing: 5-40 lbs.
3Evenflo Tribute 5
# of reviews: 98

Average rating: 4.2

Forward facing: 20-40 lbs.

Rear facing: 5-35 lbs.
4Graco ComfortSport
# of reviews: 89

Average rating: 4.1

Forward facing: 20-40 lbs.

Rear facing: 5-30 lbs.
5Safety 1st
Alpha Omega Elite
# of reviews: 344

Average rating: 3.8

Forward facing: 22-40 lbs.

Rear facing: 5-35 lbs.

If you don’t want to spend a fortune on a convertible car seat, yet you want a car seat that will keep your precious bundle of joy safely buckled while you travel, this page contains the top 5 highly rated convertibles that are under a hundred dollars. While more expensive car seats may contain more bells and whistles, all of these seats have many positive reviews from parents who used them regularly. Go ahead and choose the seat that meets your needs based on your child’s weight and whether she’ll be riding rear-facing or forward-facing at this point. Remember to put all that cash you’ve saved away in her college fund — she’ll thank you later!

Evenflo Titan Dimensions:

Evenflo Tital convertible review

Evenflo Titan – Stated Limits:
Rear-facing Weight Range: 5-35 lbs.
Rear-facing Height Range: least 1 in. shell above head
Forward-facing Weight Range: 20- 50 pounds
Forward-facing Height Range: 47 in. or less
Forward-facing Age Range: 1 year and above

Evenflo Titan – Measurements:
Lowest Harness Height: 6.5 in. (without infant padding)
Highest Harness Height: 14- 14.5 in.
Shortest Buckle Position: 6 in.
Longest Buckle Position: 7.5 in.
Crotch Buckle Length: 5.5 in.
Internal Seating Depth: 11 in.
Internal Seating Height: 23 in.
Internal Bottom Width: 9-12 in.
Internal Shoulder Width: 11 in.
External Seat Width: 18 in.

Additional Information:
Does not have Lock-offs
Expiration Limit: December of the 6th year from date of manufacture

Safety 1st Onside Air Protect Dimensions:

safety 1st onside air review

Stated Limits:
Rear-facing Weight Range: 5-40 lbs.
Rear-facing Height Range: 19-40 in.
Forward-facing Weight Range: 22-40 lbs.
Forward-facing Height Range: 34-43 in.
Forward-facing Age Range: 1 year and above

Measurements:
Lowest Harness Height: 7.5 in.
Highest Harness Height: 15 in.
Shortest Buckle Position: 4 in.
Longest Buckle Position: 6.5 in.
Crotch Buckle Length: 4.5 in.
Internal Seating Depth: 11 in.
Internal Seating Height: 23.5 in.
Internal Bottom Width: 11.5 in.
Internal Shoulder Width: 10.5 in.
External Seat Width: 17.5 in (widest) / 14 in. (at base)

Other Information:
Does not have Lock-offs
Expiration Limit: 6 years from date of manufacture

Evenflo Tribute 5 Dimensions:

Evenflo Tribute convertible review

Stated Limits:
Rear-facing Weight Range: 5-35 lbs. (older models were 5-30 lbs)
Rear-facing Height Range: at least 19″ tall and while at least 1 in. shell above head
Forward-facing Weight Range: 20-40 lbs.
Forward-facing Height Range: 40 in. or less
Forward-facing Age Range: 1 year and above

Measurements:
Lowest Harness Height: 8 in.
Highest Harness Height: 14.75 in.
Shortest Buckle Position: 4.5 in.
Longest Buckle Position: 6.5 in.
Crotch Buckle Length: 6 in.
Internal Seating Depth: 11 in.
Internal Seating Height: 22.25 in.
Internal Bottom Width: 12 in.
Internal Shoulder Width: 11.5 in.
External Seat Width: 17 in.
Seat Weight: 8.5 lbs.

Other Information:
Does not have Lock-offs
Expiration Limit: 6th year from date of manufacture

Graco ComfortSport Dimensions:

Graco ComfortSport convertible review

Stated Limits:
Rear-facing Weight Range: 5-30 lbs.
Rear-facing Height Range: at least 1 in. shell above head / shoulders cannot be above top harness slot
Forward-facing Weight Range: 20-40 lbs.
Forward-facing Height Range: up to 40 in., ears below top of seat, shoulders not above top slot
Forward-facing Age Range: 1 year and above

Measurements:
Lowest Harness Height: 7.5 in
Highest Harness Height: 13.825 in
Shortest Buckle Position: 6 in.
Longest Buckle Position: 8 in.
Crotch Buckle Length: 5 in.
Internal Seating Depth: 12 in.
Internal Seating Height: 22.5 in.
Internal Bottom Width: 12.5 in.
Internal Shoulder Width: 11.5 in at back / 13 in. near front
External Seat Width: 17.825 in.

Other Information:
Does not have Lock-offs
Expiration Limit: Dec. of the 6th year from date of manufacture

Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite Dimensions:

the safety 1st alpha omega elite convertible review

Stated Limits:
Rear-facing Weight Range: 5-35 lbs.
Rear-facing Height Range: 19-36 in.
Forward-facing Weight Range: 22-40 lbs. or 22-50 (depending on model)
Forward-facing Height Range: 34-43 in. (40 lb version) / <unsure on 50 lb version>
Forward-facing Age Range: 1 year and older
Booster Weight Range: 40-80 lbs.
Booster Height Range: 43-52 in.
Booster Age Range: 1 year of age and older
Booster LATCH Capable: Cannot use LATCH

Measurements:
Lowest Harness Height: 10 in.
Highest Harness Height: 14.5 in. (40 lb. version) / 16 in. (50 lb. version)
Shortest Buckle Position: 3.5 in.
Longest Buckle Position: 6.75 in.
Crotch Buckle Length: 5 in.
Internal Seating Depth: 10 in.
Internal Seating Height: 23.5 in. (highest harness position)/ 25 in. booster mode
Internal Bottom Width: 14 in.
Internal Shoulder Width: 15 in.
External Seat Width: 19 in.
Lowest Booster Belt Guide Height: 15-18 in.
Highest Booster Belt Guide Height: 19-21 in.
Seat Weight: 11 lb.

Other Information:
Does not have Lock-offs
Expiration Limit: Dec. of the 8th year from manufacture date

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