Graco 4Ever 4-In-One Car Seat Review 2019‚Äč


Graco 4Ever

The Graco 4Ever is an all-in-one car seat can last your child from birth throughout his booster years. You can use it from rear-facing to forward-facing positions and switch it to either backless or high-back booster seat.

There are numerous all-in-one seats available out there, but the majority of them are not versatile enough to meet the needs of most parents. Some do not recline enough in the rear-face mode while some were outgrown by children even before they reach the weight limitations of the seat.

Graco is an award-winning company that has been manufacturing baby products that combines quality with functionality. But will their 4-in-one car seat live up to claims and expectations? Will it do well like and save you money in the long run? LSDFA will answer all of these questions and more on this Grace 4Ever all-in-one car seat review.

Graco 4Ever Key Features

Graco 4Ever features an exceptionally designed seat. Its rear-face position can accommodate babies weighing 4 to 40 pounds while its forward-face mode with a 5-point safety harness can cater to kids with a weight ranging from 20 to 65 pounds. On the other hand, its booster seat function can carry older kids between 30 to 100 pounds on its high-back mode and 40 to 120 pounds on backless.

One of its most notable features is its harness which you can adjust without rethreading. It also has multiple recline positions, side impact protection, and an adjustable headrest. The car seat passed third-party safety and crash tests with flying colors as well.

4Ever features

Here are some of the features you can expect from 4Ever:

  • No-rethread five-point harness
  • 10 height adjustment headrest
  • 3 rear-face recline positions
  • 3 forward-face recline positions
  • The frame is reinforced with steel
  • Energy-absorbing EPS foam
  • Washable cover
  • Its lower LATCH connectors are push-on
  • Bubble level indicator for easy installation
  • Storage compartment
  • Two cup holders
  • The expiration date is 10 years

Fit To Vehicle

4Ever Sizes

Convertible seats can do several jobs, so they're usually bulky. They usually fit well with hybrids, SUVs, and other larger vehicles. If you're planning to place more than one safety seat or you have a compact car, you need to measure the backseat of your car and compare it with the measurements of the Graco 4Ever.

  • Width at widest point: 19.5 in with cup holders
  • Base width at widest point: 15 in
  • Seat Weight: 22.75 lbs
  • Seat width at narrowest point: 13 in
  • Seating depth: 12.5 in
  • Shell height: 24 in, 34 in when extended
  • Harness lowest height: 7 in with infant insert
  • Harness highest height: 18 in

The adjustable headrest of this all-in-one car seat can expand it from 24 inches to 34 inches. This means that you don't have to move the front seat of your car that much to accommodate the Graco 4Ever during installation at infant recline angle. It also offers a pretty good height for its high-back booster seat mode.

Even with the space-saving adjustable height, at 19.5-inch width, this car seat is pretty bulky. You can normally fit two 4Ever in most vehicles, but if you have a compact car, you're most likely fit one at the center of your car. While it's not a seat that you'll enjoy transferring from one vehicle to another on a regular basis, most parents find it fairly manageable to carry to and from their cars from time to time.

Comfort

Graco 4Ever all-in-one car seat

Any child will be happy if he's comfortable. Graco 4Ever features an adjustable headrest and plush padding, which makes it a cozy safety seat. It's body support and infant headrest is also jam-packed with extra padding for cradling your infant's tiny body.

Your toddler or older kid may want a drink during the ride, and the seat provides a solution for this by having two built-in cup holders on both sides. They're simple to install, and you even have an option to add another one on both sides.

Safety

Aside from passing US crash tests with flying colors, Graco 4Ever also did well in real-life accidents. There was an instance when an 11-month baby survived a terrifying rollover car crash totally unharmed. Overall, the seat is an excellent choice in terms of safety. You can even use LATCH in its booster mode for toddlers up to 42 lbs.

Keep in mind though that at full height, the car seat may block some of your rear vision, depending on the type of vehicle you have. Although this is not enough to pose as a threat to safety, if your car is small and compact, check the measurements to ensure you won't have any issues with visibility.