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Graco Highback TurboBooster Car Seat Review

Updated on January 17, 2013

With This Highback Booster Car Seat Keep Your Children Safer Longer

Are you looking for a highback booster car seat for your kid? If you are, then Graco Highback TurboBooster Car Seat should be one of your top options. If you want to know why, you should read this review carefully.

This highback booster seat is a true favorite of both children and parents. The "big kid" features like height-adjustable head support and arm rests, as well as the hide-away cup holders are something that kids love. And parents love that this seat keeps their children safe. Graco TurboBooster has been top-rated by leading consumer publications. It offers EPS, energy absorbing foam, and open loop belt guides to help ensure proper seat belt positioning. And if needed you can easily convert it to backless booster seat.

Read the rest of the review thoroughly to learn more about the features of this car seat and to find out what existing customers think about it. Once you have reached the end of this page you should have a clear picture why this Graco highback booster seat is one the best options, if you're looking for a durable, safe, comfortable and inexpensive car seat at the same time.

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Did You Know?

The American Pediatric Association recommends that you keep children in a belt-positioning booster until they reach 4 feet 9 inches tall when they can safely use your vehicle's seatbelt unassisted.

Graco Highback TurboBooster at a Glance

Product features:

  • for children from 30-100 lbs, up to 57 inches
  • meets or exceeds U.S. safety standards
  • top rated by leading consumer magazines, Best Bet Booster by the IIHS in both highback and no-back modes
  • easily converts to backless booster
  • fully-adjustable, multi-layer headrest
  • padded, height-adjustable armrests
  • hide-away cup holders
  • effective impact energy management by EPS, energy absorbing foam
  • correctly position your vehicle's seat belt with open-loop belt guides
  • machine-washable easy to clean seat cushion
  • Limited 1-year warranty
  • measures: 26.5 by 16.5 by 15 inches (H x W x D), weight 9 pounds

Customer Ratings in Brief

5/5 stars - 65% of the customers

4/5 stars - 25% of the customers

3/5 stars - 5% of the customers

2/5 stars - 2% of the customers

1/5 stars - 3% of the customers

Graco Highback Car Seat Review
Graco Highback Car Seat Review

Graco Highback Turbo Booster - The Review

This Is What the Customers Are Saying

Graco Highback TurboBooster is top-rated high-back booster seat and one of the best car seat options after your child has outgrown from 5 point harness. What has delighted many customers is that it is also one of the least expensive booster seats on the market.

Tests show that Graco Turbo Booster is one of the few booster seats that fits well in most of the cars. The seat is light, easy to put together, easy to install and buckle (see the video below for more info about the installation). It is also very easy to move between vehicles. Highback Turbobooster actually has most of the features you only find on expensive booster seats. It has a reclining backrest, padded, height-adjustable head support, height-adjustable armrests and dual hide-away cup holders. Another big plus of this seat is that the soft and comfortable seat cover is machine washable.

Integrated seat belt guide keeps the seat belt correctly positioned. And when your kid grows up, you can remove the backrest and turn the seat into a backless booster seat. Please keep in mind though that highback boosters protect children better in side crashes.

While some of the parents wouldn't use a booster seat on long road trips, majority of the parents say that this Graco car seat seems very comfortable and roomy for their children. Kids are excited when they can finally buckle and unbuckle the belt themselves like "big kids". They also love the fact that now they sit up high enough to get a good view out of the window. The hide-away cup holders come in handy to hold drinks, snacks, and tiny treasures.

One of the small drawbacks of highback Turbobooster is the fact that the armrests don't flip up and down. This is a feature that many of the other (more expensive) booster seats have. Thus you basically have to choose to leave the armrests on or off during assembly of the seat, as they are not easily removed and replaced.

You should also be aware that the backrest section doesn't "lock" to seat section. So the two components may disconnect if you try to carry the seat from just the backrest (or the seat section). And if the back portion comes off it can be a pain to re-install at least until you get the hang of it. Familiarizing yourself with the instructions before assembling and installing the seat naturally helps to overcome this problem.

As mentioned, some customers think that the padding of the seat is not thick enough for every day use, and that the seat works best on occasional use only. And the fact is that over time the padding on the seat will compress. What you should understand however is that padding on this seat is not less than what an average car seat padding or cushioning offers, or even more, and most children feel comfortable sitting in it. And nothing stops you from adding a thin layer of foam or padding under the cover if needed.

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