The Graco ComfortSport Convertible Car Seat and the Safety 1st OnSide Air Protect Convertible Car Seat are listed for the same price, $89.99. Both convertible car seats can be used rear-facing and forward-facing. Both the Graco ComfortSport and the Safety 1st OnSide Air have a maximum weight limit of 40 pounds, and offer either seat-belt or LATCH installation options. Both convertible car seats also offer adjustable 5-point child safety harness’s with easy front adjust, and both are easy to install using easy-to-read level indicators.
Graco ComfortSport Vs. Safety 1st OnSide Air – Differences:
The Safety 1st OnSide Air Convertible Car Seat can be used rear-facing from 5 to 40 pounds and 19 to 40 inches tall, that’s 10 pounds more than the Graco ComfortSport’s 30 pound rear-facing weight limit. As you probably already know, the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends keeping your child rear facing for as long as possible.
Both the Safety 1st OnSide Air and the Graco ComfortSport also offer forward-facing and harnessed with a maximum weight limit of 40 pounds. However the Safety 1st OnSide Air gives you an additional 3 inches in height and offers more height and buckle adjustments. The Graco ComfortSport Convertible Car Seat offers 3 harness height adjustments and 2 buckle positions, whereas the Safety 1st OnSide Air offers 4 harness heights and 3 buckle positions.
As for safety, the Graco ComfortSport offers EPS, energy-absorbing foam in the seat. The Safety 1st OnSide Air offers Air Protect cushions on the sides, which is a new technology designed by Safety 1st that reduces side impact crash forces by releasing air upon impact.
Aside from that, the only other difference is customer satisfaction ratings. The Graco ComfortSport Convertible Car Seat had more reviews, but with a lower customer satisfaction rating. With 75 out of 102 rating it 4 to 5 stars, that’s about 74% satisfaction. The Safety 1st OnSide Air Convertible Car Seat had 29 out of 33 rate it 4 to 5 stars, that’s an 88% customer satisfaction rating. Below are the current prices listed on Amazon.
Safety 1st OnSide Air – $69.00 at Amazon
Graco ComfortSport – $89.99 at Amazon
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