We travel all the time. As a parent, your responsibilities are more than that of a non-parent. You want to make sure that your child remains safe on top of everything else. Usually, that means taking up a bit of discomfort. However, you can ease the pain further while also increasing the safety of your child while in the car by purchasing a good car seat. Read along our Maxi Cosi Pria 85 review to figure out whether this is the product that you need and that your kid deserves. It makes our list of the best car seats you could buy, and for a good reason.
Now, as far as car seat goes, regardless of whether it’s a convertible car seat, infant car seats or a booster seat, there are a lot of brands that offer their products. Some of the most popular brands and products include Britax, with the Britax Boulevard, Britax B, Britax B Safe, Britax Roundabout and Britax Marathon, Chicco, with the Chicco Keyfit 30, Chicco Nextfit and Chicco Nextfit Zip, Diono, with the Diono Radian,
as well as Evenflo, with the Evenflo Triumph, Evenflo Symphony, Evenflo Symphony LX and the Evenflo Tribute LX.
Whether forward-facing or rear-facing, whether a lightweight kid or a heavier one, whether a young infant or a toddler – the Maxi Cosi Pria 85 can safely, comfortably, and easily fit in any kid under the decent height limitations. It’s easy to use and made of high-quality fabrics. All the little functions and tidbits that make the Pria 85 one of the best car seats for kids are what you’re going to love the most. On top of everything else, the car seat comes with state-of-the-art technology when it comes to both, kid safety technology and comfort for the kids on long journeys.
Our Maxi Cosi Pria 85 review
The Maxi Cosi Pria 85 is the newest installment in the Maxi Cosi Pria car seat lineage. We have also used their Pria 70. It was one of the bestselling car seats for kids. The Pria 85 builds on top of that. There might be many promises, but the only significant improvement we observed was that you could sit your kid front-facing for much longer periods of time now. In other words, the overall comfort has increased manifold.
One of the things that is not so important to discuss but we would like to outline anyway is the attractive look of the car seat. Once unpacked, you will just fall in love with it.
Fitting larger kids is no problem with the Maxi Cosi Pria 85. Different shapes or sizes? Doesn’t matter. The maximum limits of the Pria 85 are on the higher end. This enables you to fit kids of older age. Infants to toddlers, there will be no problems in easily getting them in and out of the car seat. Further, their travel will be comfortable as well.
The latch system makes the car seat safer for your kid. You won’t have the trouble of making sure the safety every time. Further, you won’t have the hassle of locking and unlocking a lot of different straps painfully. It’s as effortless and comfortable as it gets.
The cover of the car seat is very easy to remove. From that to strapping your kid on or unbuckling him or her with another kid – everything is very easy to do with the Pria 85. In other words, the Maxi Cosi Pria 85 is one of the most user-friendly car seats for kids out there. A great lot of ease of use right there.
Features of the product
The Pria 85 comes with 9 different height options for the harness. This ensures a variety of head placements. You can go with whatever makes your kid happier or less noisy.
Let’s talk a bit about the dimensions. 20-inches wide seat and 20 pounds weighing car seat – the Pria 85 is certainly not among the lighter car seats but is among the best. It’s trusted and safe.
The rear-facing recommendations are 14-40 pounds. You should keep your kid in the rear-facing position from 2 to 4 years of age. Weight range recommendation for the rear-facing setup is 40 inches.
The front-facing recommendations are 22-85 pounds (which is a huge range, enabling you to choose this car seat for your kids with different ages). Height range recommendation is 34 to 43 inches.
The harness is no-rethread. That means switching between kids or getting them in and out of the car seat frequently is much easier than typical car seats. The height adjustments and harness adjustments are seamless, effortless, and quick. You can operate these adjustments with one hand and not even feel it. This is one of the finest things about the product.
The Pria 85 comes with superior side impact protection as per the official details. The Air Protect® system provides a kind of extra protection around the kid’s head. However, how much difference that makes can’t be tested for obvious reasons. Perhaps the extra padding will help. Or as we fear, in an impact, an extra layer of padding won’t be good enough.
The cushioning deserves special mention. The Maxi Cosi Pria 85 uses padding and cushioning that not only looks premium but feels premium as well. A lot of car seats for kids have the problem of being flashy on the exterior with poor-quality cushioning. Not the case here in Pria 85. The cushioning is absolutely lovable and soft. It’s not only comfortable and high-quality but also irritation-free and optimal for bracing long journeys.
Further, there is a feature new to us. The ClupQuick Chest Clip. It is a mechanism of the chest clip’s automatic fastening. Using magnets, the chest clips fastens itself if you forget to keep the harness away.
Customer feedback on the product
People surely love how the Maxi Cosi Pria 85 allows for up to 40 pounds of weight for the rear-facing setup. Further, the seat paddings and other fabrics are all separately machine-washable. Simple snaps will make them detached. All you have to do is pull them out to remove. The product has hundreds of reviews, 80% of them being either 4-star or 5-star. It is not hard to understand that this car seat is loved and preferred by a lot of American parents. Everything from the functions to the build quality and from the little add-ons to the overall comfort is to the taste of any parent. Plus, it’s safe and sturdy.
Different kinds of customers have loved the product. Some parents with kids who sweat more, some parents with kids that are toddler age, and some parents who are new to buying car seats and/or at kids in the first place. Everyone seems to have the opinion that the Maxi Cosi Pria 85 is one of the best options for their kid’s safety and comfort. Even if you have not tried any other car seat, you will fall for the Pria 85 thinking it’s the best.
Customers also love the Pria 85 for the convenience it offers. It’s just unparalleled. You don’t usually get such a convenient car seat for your kid that is also safe, comfortable, and high-quality. Working with it is a breeze and most buyers often remark on the ease of use of the various functions and controls in the car seat. All in all, parents love the Maxi Cosi Pria 85 for their kids.
The 9 harness height options ensure that there’s a whole range of positions to choose from to maximize the kid’s comfort. Longer stays in the car might mean troubles and irritation for the kid. That is not much of a problem with the Pria 85.
There’s a cup holder, which we know many of you parents prefer. Further, the overall safety and durability are complimented by the strong build of the car seat. And not just the build, we also mean the fabric quality. Given the padding and all, the car seat is supposed to be somewhat weak on the frame front. However, that is not the case with the Maxi Cosi Pria 85. The Pria 85 stands right on its promise and delivers.
The best thing about the Pria 85 perhaps remains to be the range of kids it can support. Different sizes and heights of kids can easily fit into the car seat.
This is a recommended car seat if you need a mix of comfort and safety.