87
      Thursday
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      Friday
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      Saturday
      92 / 71

      Best booster seats ranked by Insurance Insitute for Highway Safety

      WASHINGTON (AP) — The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says parents have more options than ever when buying quality booster seats for young children, naming a record 31 seats among its "best bets."

      The institute says those 31 seats "correctly position a vehicle safety belt on a typical 4- to 8-year-old in almost any car, minivan or SUV." Brands with more than one "best bet" include Britax, Graco, Harmony and Recaro.

      Engineers evaluated 62 booster models. Some dual-use seats, which can work as high-back or backless boosters, were evaluated twice, so a total of 83 seats were tested.

      Five seats were rated "good bets," providing "acceptable belt fit in most vehicles." The institute says 41 models "may provide good fit for some children in some vehicles." Only six models were "not recommended."

      Here's the entire list, as released by the IIHS:

      Best Bets
      Britax Frontier 85
      Britax Frontier 85 SICT
      Britax Parkway SGL (highback mode)
      BubbleBum
      Chicco KeyFit Strada (highback mode)
      Clek Oobr (highback mode)
      Cosco Pronto (highback mode)
      Cybex Solution X-Fix
      Diono/Sunshine Kids Monterey (highback mode)
      Eddie Bauer Auto Booster (highback mode)
      Evenflo Big Kid Amp
      Evenflo Big Kid Sport (backless mode)
      Evenflo Maestro
      Evenflo Symphony 65 e3
      Ferrari Dreamway SP (highback mode)
      Graco Argos 70 (highback mode)
      Graco TurboBooster – Baldwin (highback mode)
      Graco TurboBooster Elite (highback mode)
      Harmony Cruz Youth Booster/Harmony Carpooler
      Harmony Dreamtime (backless mode)
      Harmony Dreamtime (highback mode)
      Harmony Olympian/Secure Comfort Deluxe
      Harmony Youth Booster Seat
      Kids Embrace Dale Earnhardt Jr.
      Maxi-Cosi Rodi XR (highback mode)
      Recaro ProBOOSTER
      Recaro ProSPORT
      Recaro Vivo
      Safety 1st Boost Air Protect (highback mode)
      Safety 1st S1 Rümi Air
      The First Years B570 Pathway

      Good Bets
      Britax Parkway SG (highback mode)
      Combi Kobuk Air Thru (backless mode)
      Combi Kobuk Air Thru (highback mode)
      Evenflo Symphony 65
      Maxi-Cosi Rodi (highback mode)

      Not Recommended
      Evenflo Chase
      Evenflo Express
      Evenflo Generations 65
      Evenflo Sightseer
      Safety 1st All-in-One
      Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite