Top Rated Booster Car Seats

Booster car seats, also called toddler car seats, are perfect for slightly older kids and can grow with them.

The main difference between these and convertible car seats, is that these start around 20 pounds instead of 5 pounds.

These can be handy to have as your children get a little older and have come out of the infant stage, or if you’re looking to have an extra car seat for friends and family.

While we don’t have one of these yet personally, we will be shopping for one soon as our three year old will pass on her convertible seat to her brother.

We may be adding more to our top rated booster car seats list – keep an eye out for an updated list!

Here are quick hits on three of the top rated booster car seats for your review! Happy shopping. 

Graco Nautilus 65 LX 3-in-1 Harness Booster

PROS review summary:

  • #1 Top Rated Booster Car Seat  by leading Consumer Magazine
  • Comfortably supports children 20-120 lbs
  • Easy adjust of harness and headrest for height to grow with your child
  • Three position recline and 5 point harness system, includes body insert, cup holder and storage compartment
  • Long-lasting, rated for 10 years

CONS review summary: 

  • Some consumers had confusion over which Nautilus version to order – be sure to order the newer version (65 LX)


 Cosco High Back Booster

PROS review summary: 

  • Safely holds children 22-80 lbs
  • Super lightweight at 10 lbs
  • Five point harness with removable cup holder
  • FAA approved for air travel

CONS review summary: 

  • No frills, not a ton of padding
  • Some consumers note that it’s a great “occasional” or “Back up” car seat


 Britax Frontier ClickTight Harness-2-Booster Car Seat

PROS review summary: 

  • Clicktight Installation system easily allows safe and secure buckling
  • Safecell side Impact technology and impact-absorbing base
  • Easy installation noted

CONS review summary: 

  • The seat weighs 25 lbs, making it harder to transport easily between cars or around
  • Some reviewers note that some children outgrow the height limit before they reach the weight limit


Check out our top rated infant car seat and top rated convertible car seat pages as well!