Graco MyRide 65 Convertible Car Seat – Top Reviews & Key Info

  • Graco MyRide 65 Convertible Car SeatPrice Range: $120 to $180
  • GooGooLove: ♥♥♥ (3/5)
  • Pros:
    • Taller & deeper seat good for taller children
    • Machine washable cover
    • Sturdy cup holder
  • Cons:
    • Hard to tighten straps with infant padding
    • Big; takes up a lot of space
    • Crotch buckle hard to fasten & doesn’t adjust
  • Child’s Weight & Length Limitations:
    • Rear-Facing:
      • Weight: 4-40 lbs  (Some models rated 5-40 lbs rear-facing.)
    • Forward-Facing:
      • Weight: 20-65 lbs
  • Product Weight & Dimensions: 15.8 lbs; Height: 26″; Width: 20.8″; Depth: 27″

Most Helpful Reviews on the Graco MyRide 65 Convertible Car Seat.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars(4/5) – 4/15/2011 – … Very briefly: The MyRide is one of the 3 tallest car seats on the market, soft and wide with cup-holders, it does rear-facing up to 40 pounds and forward-facing up to 65…. It not only has a tall back but also a tall base so that your child can see out of the car window, making rear-facing (and eventually forward-facing) more pleasant.It is easy to tighten and loosen when facing either direction. However, rear-facing it may not fit in smaller cars because of the tall back, and fitting 3-across is not possible because of the width of the seat and the cup-holders. In addition, we encountered a serious problem when trying to use the car seat for a newborn…. (read more and buy it at Amazon.com)
  • 3.0 out of 5 stars(3/5) – 10/14/2009 – … I also have the same problem with the difficulty in tightening the shoulder harness, and have heard that complaint from many other people with the My Ride. I finally got it tight enough, but have no idea how I did it and am afraid to loosen it at all or I won’t get it back…. All in all, it is a good seat for the money. If you have a tight budget and are looking for a high weight limit rear facing seat, this is a good one. I personally like the deepness of the seat, he actually has more leg room in this than he does in his Britax Boulevard…. (read more and buy it at Amazon.com)
  • 1.0 out of 5 stars(1/5) – 10/29/2011 – This carseat is nearly IMPOSSIBLE to click in at the crotch. It should never be that hard to get your child into his seat. I am returning it, and would never recommend this to anyone. (read more and buy it at Target.com)
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 2/10/2012 – … It IS a big seat, but most convertible seats are on the big side…. The cup holders are the best because they don’t fall off, she can sleep in it without her head hanging forward, and the cover is removable in case it needs to be washed (although you do have to un-thread the straps)…. One thing to consider is that it’s also pretty wide so with the MyRide on one side & our baby’s infant seat on the other, there is no space for a person in the middle…. (read more and buy it at Walmart.com)
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 6/2/2012 – … The LATCH hooks were easy to get to and use. Setting up the harness straps was a little tricky, but not so bad if you just follow the directions. The buckle is a little difficult to get hooked/unhooked, but hopefully that will mean he can’t undo it when he gets a little older…. (read more and buy it at Diapers.com)
  • 2.0 out of 5 stars(2/5) – 12/5/2011 – … Unfortunately, we had to exchange it because of two reasons. First- the strap / buckle that comes through the crotch was too short. This caused the actual pieces that click into it to push into her thighs…. The buckle length is not adustable. If it would’ve been we might have overlooked the fact that the straps were kind of hard to tighten….  (read more and buy it at BuyBuyBaby.com)
  • 3.0 out of 5 stars(3/5) – 5/1/2012 – … it was 1) VERY difficult to install properly in either middle or passenger side positions with tether or seat belt. 2) Made it so that the front seat HAD to be moved up. 3) Seat pads didn’t stay affixed, became loosened easily. 4) since harness latch is on front of seat, it made it difficult to get your finger in between the car seat and the car’s seat. 5.) MOST IMPORTANTLY.. it WAS not easy to get straps as tight as they should be to travel. It was doable (pulling and yanking behind the car seat) but WAY too hard to assure that he will ride safely every time. I took this car seat back into the store and got a full refund. I will keep looking! (read more and buy it at Babiesrus.com)

Gear in Action

  • See a video review here and a video by Graco here.

What the Makers Say

  • Help keep your growing child safe in this innovative convertible car seat. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends your child ride rear-facing as long as possible, so My Ride 65 stays rear-facing up to 40 lbs. – longer than most other car seats in the US. Then, it secures your forward-facing child in a 5-point harness until he is 65 lbs. (the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends your child stay harnessed as long as possible). Other features like EPS, energy absorbing foam, side-impact testing*, removable infant insert and toddler headrest help keep your child snug and secure on all his journeys…. (read more at GracoBaby.com)

Any Safety Recalls :( ?

  • Not that we’ve heard.  For the most up-to-date information, search the Consumer Products Safety Division’s website here.

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