For those who are never sure they have the seat installed correctly, the Uppababy Mesa (appx. $299) comes with a tightness indicator that turns from red to green, and auto-retracting latch connectors to make proper placement easier than ever.
The Combi Shuttle (about $109) does not offer a lot in the style department, but it features an anti-rebound bar on the seat itself instead of placing it on the base, giving your baby this extra layer of protection even when you travel without the snap-in bottom.
The Britax Endeavours (about $280) has an integrated safety cell in the base that compresses to reduce crash forces. The deep seat cradles your baby in comfort and two layers of side impact protection, though this makes it a little more difficult to pull your child out.
The Maxi-Cosi Mico (around $183) has a playful bohemian print inside the canopy, and is made with premium fabrics that stand up to repeated machine washing. The carrying handle is curved for comfort and can be locked in any position you prefer during travel.
The Graco Snugride LX (around $155) is easy to install and value-priced. For convenience, the harness can be adjusted with one hand, and this model can be used with any Graco Click Connect strollers to create a custom travel system to fit your needs.
The extremely lightweight Cybex Aton 2 (around $125) is engineered for portability, and it's easy to install using a regular seat belt, making it great for vacation travel. The newborn inlay helps the harness fit correctly, and keeps baby at a better angle for breathing and digestion.
The Peg Perego Primo Viaggio (about $279) offers customized safety and comfort. The harness offers six different positions that don't require re-threading, and the side impact protection moves with the harness to keep your child's head extra secure at any height.
The Evenflo Safe Max (appx. $107) features a safe zone base with an anti-rebound bar designed to absorb and dissipate crash forces. The temperature regulating fabric keeps your baby comfortable in hot or cold weather, resulting in a more peaceful ride for everyone in the car.
The Safety 1st Onboard Air (about $155) provides advanced side impact protection and patented energy-absorbing foam modeled after the kind used in race cars. It comes with cushioned inserts, so it can grow with your baby from 4 to 35 pounds.
The Chicco Key Fit 30 (about $260) receives high crash test safety ratings and is incredibly easy to install. The premium latch connectors are securely tightened with a single pull that cinches the seat in place with a fraction of the effort needed for similar models.