10 Best Isofix Car Seats in 2021
Updated 29-03-2021 – Lucy Walters
Isofix car seats -what are they? According to Childcareseats.org, Isofix seats are the types of car seats that directly plug into corresponding Isofix fitting points in a car. This system eliminates the need for using seat belts to secure the car seat into place. Other additional features of the car seat are a support leg or a top tether to prevent the seat from rotating or tilting during impact.
Things to Consider When Buying an Isofix Car Seat
If unsure what to look for when buying Isofix Car Seats, we’ve come up with a short guide below to help. We have also rounded up our top 10 picks of the best Isofix car seats available in the UK.
Measure & Know your Car
The NHS recommends measuring your car properly or reading the manual to see what is compatible with your car. It is also a good opportunity to have your car checked for Isofix connectors if you don’t know how to locate them.
Size and Age-Appropriate
Always choose the appropriate-sized car seat for your child. Below are the car seat sizes as explained by the NHS:
- Group 0+ – These are rear-facing and are suitable for babies up to 15 months or 13 kg.
- Group 1 – These are forward-facing and are suitable for children aged 9 months to 4 years or weighing 9-19 kg.
- Group 2/3 – These are high-backed booster seat ideal for 4 to 11-year-old or those weighing between 15-36 kg.
All car seats used in the UK should be EU approved. You can check this by looking for an “E” label or mark on the seat.
|Britax Römer Evolva 123||Best product||9.4|
|Maxi-Cosi Titan Plus||Premium product||9.3|
|Kinderkraft Safety Fix Car Seat||Value product||9.1|
|Maxi-Cosi CabrioFix||Best group 0 car seat||9.3|
|Cybex Gold Solution S-Fix||Best headrest safety feature||9.2|
|Britax Römer Dualfix 2 R||Best group 0/1 impact protection system||9.2|
|Cybex Gold Pallas S-Fix||Best group 1, 2/3 impact protection system||9.2|
|Kinderkraft ONETO3 Car Seat||Best seatbelt storage compartment||9.1|
|Bonio Baby Car Seat||Best multi-stage car seat||9|
|Cosatto Hubbub||Best patterned & colourful car seat||8.8|
- 4 colour choices
- High back booster protection
- Performance chest pads
- Built-in cup holders
|Size:||Group 1, 2/3|
|Dimensions:||48 x 51 x 61 cm|
Britax Römer is a UK company specialising in the manufacture of car seats, travel systems, bike seats, strollers, and other related accessories. The company prides itself in manufacturing 90% of their car seats and 100% of their bike seats in Germany or Great Britain.
The Britax Römer Evolva 123 is a versatile Isofix car seat, having the ability to convert from a group 1 car seat to a group 2/3 later on, as your child grows older.
If the design is one of your considerations, you will be pleased to know that this car seat range comes available in six different styles and colours: moonlight blue, grey marble, fire red, cosmos black, blue marble, and storm grey.
This forward-facing car seat comes with high back booster protection that provides your child adequate head to hip protection which is especially helpful for protection during any impact. It also features performance chest pads, to add comfort and safety by reducing your child’s forward movement while on the road.
It also has built-in cup holders on either side of the seat, for you to conveniently place drinks or snacks within your child’s reach.
Travelling can also be messy for young ones, which is why the quick-remove cover feature of this car seat makes cleaning and washing a breeze.
The price for the Britax Römer Evolva 123 is relatively affordable which, combined with the features discussed above, makes it our top choice for our picks of the best Isofix car seats available in the UK for 2021.
2 Maxi-Cosi Titan Plus
- With top tethers
- Climaflow technology
- Five recline positions
- Extra padded
|Size:||Group 1, 2/3|
|Dimensions:||51 x 45 x 63 cm|
Maxi-Cosi is a line of car seats and baby strollers (including double strollers) owned by the American company, Dorel Juvenile, who specialise in various baby care products.
The Maxi-Cosi Titan Plus comes available in three colours of authentic black, authentic grey, and graphite. It features an extra padded headrest and seat area to give your little one a comfortable ride in the car. Another added comfort feature is the five recline position to suit your little one’s preferences.
Placing your child onto the car seat is also tangle-free, thanks to the integrated belt hooks on either side of the chair. Also, it comes with top fasteners that provide an extra measure to ensure the seat remains in place.
It also features the Maxi-Cosi’s ClimaFLow technology, which essentially is a special pattern employed on their backrest foam to ensure that your child’s temperature while on the chair is adequately regulated all the time.
The great thing about this car seat is that it grows with your child and can hold kids up to 36 kg or aged 12.
It is priced on the higher end compared to the rest of the Isofix car seats on this list, however, if budget is not really a concern and you find the above features appealing, this may well be the best option for you.
3 Kinderkraft Safety Fix Car Seat
- Top tether included
- Adjustable headrest
- Wide side protectors
- Removable & washable cover
|Size:||Group 1, 2/3|
|Dimensions:||43 x 48 x 82 cm|
The Kinderkraft Safety Fix Car Seat features a top tether inclusion, guaranteeing the stability of your Isofix-mounted car seat with every trip.
In terms of safety and added protection for your little one, the seat has a deep headrest and wide side protectors to ensure that your child’s head, hips, and shoulders are adequately cushioned. The five-point harness is also dressed with padding to avoid any seatbelt irritation, especially for children’s delicate skin.
Another notable feature of the headrest is its 10-step adjustment with adjustable harness straps, ensuring that the chair lasts in your family for years as it grows with your baby and is suitable for up to a maximum weight of 36 kg.
Cleaning is not a problem with this car seat thanks to its easily removable and machine washable seat.
Finally, the best thing about the Kinderkraft Safety Fix Car Seat is its relatively low price point for such a feature-rich seat, making it our value pick for our list of the best Isofix car seats in the UK for 2021.
4 Maxi-Cosi CabrioFix
- Side protection system
- Extra comfy head support
- Click & go installation
- 10 colours available
|Dimensions:||66 x 45 x 57 cm|
Best group car seat
The Cabriofix is another Isofix car seat from the Maxi-Cosi brand. This car seat is suitable for the group 0 size and is probably the best Isofix car seat you can get in this size.
It features a selection of 10 colours, so you are sure to find one that suits your colour preference, or one that matches your car’s interior or exterior.
It has a side protection system which ensures your little one’s safety in cases of impacts from the side.
Installing the car seat is also easy a breeze, thanks to its click and go installation design. The same ease of installation can be applied to compatible Maxi-Cosi travel systems, making your days out hassle-free.
Another remarkable feature of the Maxi-Cosi Cabriofix is its head hugger insert that gives added protection for your newborn’s neck. It has a baby seat reducer to ensure a snug and safe fit for younger and smaller babies. It comes with extra seat, chest, and buckle padding to ensure a comfortable ride; however long your drive may be.
5 Cybex Gold Solution S-Fix
- 12-way adjustable headrest
- Built-in side impact protection
- Extra-wide & deep cushion
- Ventilation system
|Dimensions:||41 x 50 x 61 cm|
Best headrest safety feature
Cybex is a German brand focusing on the design and manufacture of car seats and prams.
The Cybex Gold Solution S-Fix features a group 2/3 Isofix car seat that comes available in six colours: premium black, Manhattan grey, indigo blue, fancy pink, urban black, and tropical blue.
It features a patented adjustable reclining headrest, which prevents your child’s head from tilting forward while sleeping during your travels, ensuring their maximum safety at all times.
The headrest height also is adjustable for up to 12 positions, which means you can use it for longer as this adjustable feature allows it to accommodate your growing baby.
Finally, it has extra-wide and deep seat cushion ensuring your child’s optimum comfort and a ventilation system to ensure that your little one’s temperature regulation is maintained, despite long hours on the road.
6 Britax Römer Dualfix 2 R
- Pivot link Isofix System
- Deep, protective side wings
- Adjustable headrest & harness
- Multi recline & dual-facing capability
|Size:||Group 0, 1|
|Dimensions:||70 x 45 x 48 cm|
Best group 0/1 impact protection system
The Dualfix 2 R is another Isofix car seat coming from Britax Römer. The name Dualfix came from the car seat’s ability to quickly and safely swivel in different directions when the car is not in motion. With the single press of a button, you can easily turn the car seat to face towards the car door opening, allowing you an easier and more convenient way of buckling up your little one for your journey. Once you’re done, it’s equally as easy to rotate the seat backwards and lock it in place.
Another outstanding feature of the Dualfix is its pivot link Isofix system. This design ensures that in an impact, the force is directed downwards initially, followed by the vehicle seat, and then finally, forward. This system significantly reduces the risk of any head or neck injury to your little one.
This Group 0/1 Isofix car seat also comes with an adjustable headrest and harness, to accommodate your growing baby.
Comfort-wise, it has a multi-recline position, which is especially helpful on long drives, to ensure that the little one achieves a comfortable and restful sleep.
7 Cybex Gold Pallas S-Fix
- Integrated LSP system
- One-hand recline function
- One-hand adjustable impact shield
- Patented reclining headrest
|Size:||Group 1, 2/3|
|Dimensions:||43 x 50 x 69 cm|
Best group 1, 2/3 impact protection system
The Pallas S-Fix is another Isofix car seat from the Cybex brand. Most of its features are similar to the Cybex Solution S-fix, which we have discussed earlier on this list. One major difference is that the Pallas S-Fix has a wider range when it comes to suitability – it covers group 1, 2/3 as opposed to the Solution that is only suitable for the 2/3 group.
The best feature of the Cybex Pallas S-fix (which is a feature also available with the Solution S-fix), is its integrated linear side-impact protection (LSP) system. This means that during a side-impact collision, the car seat is designed to reduce the forces from the impact by up to 25% when compared to other car seats in the market that do not have the LSP extended.
Another feature of the Pallas S-fix is the one-hand recline function, making it easier for parents to adjust the car seat into a sleep position with just one hand. The same one-hand technology is also implored in the adjustable impact shield, so the parent or carer can adjust it according to the child’s height and comfort level.
If you are looking for a group 1, 2/3 car seat that performs well during impact (hopefully it doesn’t happen), the Cybex Pallas S-fix may well be your best option.
8 Kinderkraft ONETO3 Car Seat
- Top tether belt
- Soft, non-slip harness
- Side protection system
- Belt storage compartment
|Size:||Group 1, 2/3|
|Dimensions:||76 x 48 x 43 cm|
Best seatbelt storage compartment
The Oneto3 car seat is another group 1, 2/3 Isofix car seat from the Kinderkraft brand. Like the Kinderkraft Safety Fix, the Kindecraft Oneto3 also has a top tether belt, adding extra stability and security for the car seat. It also has the same non-slip harness, ensuring your little one’s comfort and safety at the same time.
The difference is that the Oneto3 comes with a side protection system, which provides additional protection for your little one in the cases of an accidental side impact.
The standout feature of the Kindekraft Oneto3 is its belt storage compartment for internal belts, giving a mess-free, tangle-free, and comfortable belt adjustment for you as the carer and an added safety feature for your little one.
9 Bonio Baby Car Seat
- 360 rotation design
- Advanced side impact protection
- Top tether inclusion
- Detachable UPF 50+ canopy
|Size:||Group 0, 1, 2/3|
|Dimensions:||67 x 46 x 46 cm|
Best multi-stage car seat
Bonio is an Amazon retailer focusing solely on car seats and car seat protectors.
The Bonio Baby Car Seat features a 360-degree rotation design, which means that you can easily turn the car seat facing the car for a more convenient and effortless way of securing your baby into the car seat or effortlessly taking them out of it.
One unique feature of this car seat is the included detachable UPF 50+ sunshade canopy, which is perfect for keeping your newborn and younger babies comfortable and well shaded from the bright and harmful rays of the sun.
This car seat is suitable for all group sizes. It has multiple recline and headrest adjustment positions, ensuring it goes in sync with the growth of your little one. If you are looking for an Isofix car seat that can be used from the newborn to school age stage, you may want to consider the Bonio Baby Car Seat.
10 Cosatto Hubbub
- Colourful patterned designs
- Side impact protection
- Distinct harness hideaway
- Padded armrests
|Size:||Group 1, 2/3|
|Dimensions:||48 x 45 x 70 cm|
Best patterned & colourful car seat
Cosatto is a retailer of baby items and falls under the British parent company, The Supercover Group.
The Cosatto Hubbub range is an Isofix car seat available in five colourful and print-rich design options.
But this car seat is not merely about the design. It also has the standard safety and comfort features similar to most of the car seats on this list. It has side impact protection, padded armrests, tummy and chest pads, adjustable headrest, and removable and washable covers.
If you are wanting to shy away from the conventional solid-coloured Isofix car seats and want to give your car a car seat with character, you probably want to check out the Cosatto Hubbub range.
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