First of all, let’s take a look at the similarities. Both of the Graco Turbo Booster and the Evenflo Big Kid Booster seat received IIHS’s (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) BEST BET Booster Seat rating. Both also meet or exceed U.S. Safety Standards.
Both booster seats have a weight recommendation of 30 to 100 pounds, and both also convert to backless booster seats that can be used from 40 to 100 pounds. Both the Graco Turbo Booster and the Evenflo Big Kid Booster also offer height adjustable head rests, armrests, and retractable cup holders.
Evenflo Big Kid Booster
As far as differences go, the Evenflo Big Kid Booster offers pivoting arm rests that make loading and unloading quite a bit easier. In fact IIHS gave it 4 out of 5 stars for ease of use, stating that it had excellent installation features, and it scored above average for securing your child. The Evenflo Big Kid Booster also offers snack holders attached to the cup holders which are retractable as well. Oh, and there’s a Deluxe model that actually offers dual kid-friendly activity lights. It’s called the Evenflo Big Kid DLX Booster.
Graco Turbo Booster Seat
The Graco Turbo Booster offers adjustable armrests that adjust to fit your child as he/she grows, as well as EPS, energy absorbing foam liner in the head rest, essential for impact energy management. The Graco Turbo Booster has also been top rated for safety by leading consumer magazines. The IIHS gave it 3 out of 5 stars for overall ease of use, stating that it came with excellent installation features, and the instructions were easy to follow.
As far as reviews go, the Graco Turbo Booster had more reviews, however both booster seats had the same customer satisfaction rating of 91%. The Graco Turbo Booster did have a few complaints regarding the seat not being padded enough, however, they do offer an Elite model that comes with extra seat padding. Also, a few complained that the headrest padding on the Graco Turbo Booster left little room for their child’s head, but if you think about it, it’s a safety feature designed to keep your child’s head and neck aligned in the event of a crash. It might be a little annoying at first, but it’s worth it in the end.
The biggest complaint that the Evenflo Big Kid Booster received was regarding the retractable cup holders. A few reviewers complained that they were a pain to get out, and that you have to pull them out before your child sits in it.
The Graco Turbo Booster lists for $49.99. The Evenflo Big Kid Booster also lists for $49.99. The Deluxe Evenflo Big Kid Booster lists for $59.99. The current sale prices are listed below.
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