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2015 Booster Seat evaluations

2015 Booster Seat evauations (Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) 2015 Booster Seat evauations (Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)

When the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety began its booster seat ratings in 2008, most models failed to consistently provide good belt fit - the main purpose of a booster. This year, all new models evaluated by the Institute provide good or acceptable fit for typical 4 to 8 year-olds in most cars, minivans or SUVs.

Out of 23 new models evaluated, 20 earn the highest rating of BEST BET, meaning they are likely to provide good fit for a 4- to 8-year-old child in almost any car, minivan or SUV.

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Another three models are rated GOOD BETs, meaning they provide acceptable fit in most vehicles.

There are no new models in the Not Recommended category, nor are there any with the Check Fit designation, which identifies seats that may work for some children in some vehicles.

Here are the complete IIHS ratings for 2014 booster seat models:

BEST BET

Baby Trend Hybrid 3-in-1 (backless mode)

Baby Trend Hybrid No Back (backless)

Britax Frontier 90 (highback)

Britax Pinnacle 90 (highback)

Britax Pioneer 70 (highback)

BubbleBum Neon (backless)

Cybex Solution X-Fix (highback)

Diono Solana (backless)

Dream On Me Turbo Booster (highback mode)

Eddie Bauer Deluxe Belt-Positioning Booster (highback mode)

Eddie Bauer Deluxe Highback 65 (highback)

Evenflo Chase (highback)

Evenflo Symphony 65 (highback)

Graco Argos 80 Elite 3-in-1 (backless mode)

Graco Argos 80 Elite 3-in-1 (highback mode)

Graco 4Ever All-in-1 (backless mode)

Graco 4Ever All-in-1 (highback mode)

Graco Milestone All-in-1 (highback)

Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 with Safety Surround (highback mode)

Kids Embrace Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (highback)

Maxi-Cosi Rodi AP (highback mode)

Maxi-Cosi RodiFix (highback)

Peg Perego Viaggio HBB 120 (highback mode)

Recaro Performance Booster (highback)

Safety 1st Store 'n Go (highback mode)

Safety 1st Store 'n Go No-Back (backless)

Safety 1st Summit 65 (highback)

GOOD BET

Baby Trend Hybrid 3-in-1 (highback mode)

Cybex Solution Q-Fix (highback)

Diono Rainier (highback)

Check Fit

Dream On Me Coupe Booster (backless)

Dream On Me Turbo Booster (backless mode)

Eddie Bauer Deluxe Belt-Positioning Booster (backless mode)

Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 with Safety Surround (backless mode)

Harmony Folding Travel Booster (highback)

Maxi-Cosi Rodi AP (backless mode)

Peg Perego Viaggio HBB 120 (backless mode)

Safety 1st Store 'n Go (backless mode)

Not Recommended

Diono Olympia (highback)

Diono Pacifica (highback)

Kids Embrace Batman No Back Booster (backless)

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