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Chicco KeyFit

*Est. $180
Reviewed
March 2012
by ConsumerSearch
Chicco KeyFit

Pros
  • Good safety scores
  • Easy installation
  • Many adjustment options
Cons
  • Heavy
  • 22-pound weight limit
  • Small canopy

Owner reviews describe the Chicco KeyFit as an easy-to-use and highly adjustable infant car seat. Users also say the Chicco KeyFit is lightweight, although at 9 pounds it is heavier than many other car seats that accommodate babies up to 22 pounds. However, the Chicco KeyFit receives very good ratings in a recent independent crash test. Even so, reviewers prefer its larger sibling, the Chicco KeyFit 30 (Est. $190), which can accommodate babies up to 30 pounds.

Otherwise they are essentially the same product with the same downside in reviews -- some complaints that the fabric can make babies uncomfortably hot. However, this is a common complaint with infant car seats. A small canopy is another downside. Both the KeyFit and the KeyFit 30 earn very good scores in independent crash tests.

ConsumerReports.org is the go-to source for infant car seat reviews because it does independent testing of each model it covers, including the Chicco KeyFit. Viewpoints.com has more owner reviews of the Chicco KeyFit than Amazon.com, but you might also check our coverage of the Chicco KeyFit 30 for links to owner reviews of that very similar model.

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Our Sources

1. ConsumerReports.org

The Chicco KeyFit is one of 28 infant car seats tested and ranked by ConsumerReports.org, the only non-government source that conducts independent crash testing of infant car seats. A subscription is required to see the coverage, however.

Review: Infant Car Seats, Editors of ConsumerReports.org

2. Viewpoints.com

More than 180 owner reviews combine to give the Chicco KeyFit a very high average score at Viewpoints.com. Most of the reviews say the Chicco KeyFit is easy to use.

Review: Chicco KeyFit Infant Car Seat Reviews, Contributors to Viewpoints.com

3. Amazon.com

Just over 15 owners have weighed in on the Chicco KeyFit at Amazon.com, where the car seat enjoys a 4.3-star rating. Parents say the seat is easy to install, but a few users complain that the canopy is too small.

Review: Keyfit 22 Infant Car Seat, Contributors to Amazon.com

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