You may have noticed that Britax has once again added some improvements to their convertible car seat line up. This new series is called the G3 series, and although they’re almost identical to the previous CS models, there are a few changes worth mentioning.
The new Britax G3 Convertible Car Seats include the Britax Marathon 70-G3, the Britax Boulevard 70-G3, the Pavilion 70-G3 (which is meant to replace the Boulevard 70 CS), and the Britax Advocate 70-G3.
For those of you that might be confused, the Britax Boulevard used to come in two models, the original and the CS model. The CS model is now called the Pavilion. So now we have the Britax Boulevard 70 G3 and the Britax Pavilion 70 G3.
Now, I’ve already written a post that basically details all of the differences between each model, including the new G3 series, it’s called Britax Convertible Car Seats – New And Improved. It should be called the evolution of Britax Convertible Car Seats. Anyways, check out that article for a more detailed comparison.
For those of you just trying to figure out what the difference is between the G3 models and the CS models, keep reading.
Britax Convertible Car Seats – G3 Vs. CS – Added Features
EZ-Buckle System – This basically keeps the buckle from flipping back into the seat. In other words, you no longer have to dig around under your child to try and find the buckle because every time you child gets out of the seat, the buckle automatically flips forward. HUGE improvement!
HUGS Chest Pads with SafeCells – These pads are found on the harness itself. They are thicker than the old pads and they have SafeCells, which are designed to further minimize impact forces during a crash. They are actually tethered to the shell of the car seat, which basically keeps them positioned properly on your child’s chest. So when you are loading and unloading your child, you’ll want to unbuckle the chest clip after you loosen the harness. That way, you can simply pull outward on the chest clip, verses pulling on the HUGS pads. I hope that makes sense! If not, Britax has a video on their website showing you how to do it.
Advocate’s Side Impact Cushions – They used to be grey, now they’re black. I guess it’s more aesthetically pleasing. They perform exactly the same as they did before, reducing side impact energy by 45%.
That’s it, those are the changes. The listing prices are all the same as well. The below list of sale prices are as of January 4th, 2013. Click on the pictures for today’s current SALE prices at Amazon.
If you want a more in-depth look at each of these Britax Convertible Car Seats, check out my original reviews listed below.