Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 Air Convertible Car Seat – Top Reviews & Key Info

  • Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 Air Convertible Car SeatPrice Range: $250 to $290
  • GooGooLove: ♥♥♥♥ (4/5)
  • Pros:
    • Lots of cushioning
    • Lightweight, breathable fabric
    • Easy, adjustable headrest
  • Cons:
    • Tough to tighten shoulder harness
    • Extra headblocks make it difficult for child to look around
    • Bulky & tall
  • Child’s Weight & Length Limitations:
    • Rear-Facing:
      • Weight: 9-40 lbs
    • Forward-Facing:
      • Weight: 22-70 lbs
  • Product Weight & Dimensions: 24 lbs; 21.2″ x 29.5″ x 22.8″

Most Helpful Reviews on the Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 Air Convertible Car Seat.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 3/18/2012 – … The reclining feature works great for rear facing installation. It is the only one that my daughter didn’t seem to be constantly leaning forward in…. The buckles are very secure and the side impact headrest is very substantial which makes me feel confident. My only gripe so far is that it’s difficult to tighten the shoulder harnesses, I seem to have to pull really hard to get it snug…. (read more and buy it at Giggle.com)
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 9/27/2011 – … The Pria has tons of extra room. I love the thickly padded seat, too…. The Maxi-Cosi fabric is smoother and wicks sweat away well. This was a selling point for me…. Fit-to-car comments…. Other details that are very nice: sturdy clips that are easy enough for an adult to unfasten. Height is adjustable with the sliding headrest…. Finally — and this was an important factor for me, personally — Maxi Cosi seats generally rate cleaner on the toxic chemicals list…. (read more and buy it at Amazon.com)
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 3/2/2012 – … Whoever said this seat was hard to install didn’t read the directions very well! It couldn’t be easier – especially rear-facing…. The recline adjustments are easy (I can do it from the front seat!)… The shoulder straps move with the headrest (up/down) so you don’t have to keep repositioning the restraints as your child grows – just raise the headrest a little…. (read more and buy it at Diapers.com)
  • 2.0 out of 5 stars(2/5) – 1/7/2012 – … I hate that I’ll have to uninstall to readjust the chair as my child grows… I still have to see if my child will want to sitt in it, especially because of the extra protective headblocks….hope she’ll beable to look outside still.. I’m installimg rearfeacing. Have a long drive tomorrow… We’ll see how that goes…. (read more and buy it at Diapers.com)
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 8/26/2011 – … It was so heavy and sturdy, and it has a ton of padding! Plus, at 27# and 31 inches, she is a big girl, and she fits great in this one. Many of the convertible seats are only rear facing up to 29 inches and 30 pounds. This one is rear facing up to 40 pounds and 40 inches. The straps are incredibly easy to adjust, and once they are on that upper slot, you only have to move the head rest up and down without even moving the straps. I love the feel of the seat insert for infants too. The seat was easy to install, and the two adjustments for rear facing and forward facing seem perfect…. (read more and buy it at Babiesrus.com)
  • 2.0 out of 5 stars(2/5) – 9/4/2011 – Bought this as a replacement for our infant car seat. Regardless of how it describes it fitting in tight places, it’s still bulky and tall. Our 11 month old never looked comfortable in it, it either reclined too much or not enough. The main reason we returned it was that harness was very difficult to adjust. Also, our daughter didn’t seem to like the air cells on the head rest because they pinned her head in one spot and she couldn’t look around….  (read more and buy it at Babiesrus.com)

Gear in Action

  • See a video review here and a video by Maxi-Cosi here.

What the Makers Say

  • It fits.  The Pria 70 is designed to provide the right fit.  It fits occupants from 9 pounds and keeping them cozy up to 40 pounds rear-facing.  When they’re ready, turn it around to comfortably fit children up to 70 pounds forward-facing…. (read more at Maxi-Cosi.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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