Top Convertible Car Seats Under $250


You probably realize by now that finding the perfect convertible car seat can be quite a challenge! There are so many different features and systems on each car seat that it can become an overwhelming task to choose the car seat that best meets your needs! (I would know — I’ve had nightmares about buckles, latches, knobs, and harnesses flying around me, as I did my car seat research!) You’ll find our individual car seat reviews as well as our side-by-side comparisons in the left sidebar of this page very useful. This page contains the top five convertible car seats, as determined by hundreds of user ratings, all of which are under $250. If your budget is a little lower, you may want to check out these pages as well: Top convertible car seats under $200 and top convertible car seats under $100

RankConvertible Car SeatBest PriceReviews, Ratings,
and Weight Limits
1Britax Boulevard 70

# of reviews: 47

Average rating: 4.7

Forward facing: 20-70 lbs.

Rear facing: 5-40 lbs.
2Recaro ProRide

# of reviews: 108

Average rating: 4.6

Forward facing: 20-70 lbs.

Rear facing: 5-35 lbs.
3Diono Radian R120
# of reviews: 18

Average rating: 4.6

Forward facing: 20-80 lbs.

Rear facing: 5-45 lbs.
4Britax Marathon 70
# of reviews: 88

Average rating: 4.5

Forward facing: 20-70 lbs.

Rear facing: 5-40 lbs.
5Maxi-Cosi Pria

# of reviews: 39

Average rating: 4.4

Forward facing: 22-70 lbs.

Rear facing: 4-40 lbs.

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2 Responses to “Top Convertible Car Seats Under $250”
  1. Kim says:

    Hi,

    I am debating between the Britax Marathon, the First Years True Fit, and the Diono. I have read good things about the Diono, but don’t know anyone who owns one. I have a 14 month old and am worried that the lack of an armrest will be uncomfortable. Thoughts?

    Thanks so much. This site is great.

    Take care,
    Kim

    • Ellen says:

      I think any rear facing child is super comfortable without an arm rest, and at 14 months old, there is no need for one. My hunch is that an arm rest is something you enjoy once you’re used to it, but when you don’t know what you’re missing, you are comfortable anyway ;)
      I happen to think the lack of arm rests in certain car seats is beneficial when you are crunched for space.

      You can’t really go wrong with any of the seats on your list. All are great with unique benefits. All have great safety ratings. And all should be comfortable for your baby :D

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