Uber is now a household name. Much of their popularity is down to ingenuity. They understand their market’s diverse needs. Here’s what they know:
Most parents will avoid unsafe car travel for their children, ergo no car seat. So, Uber found a solution.
UberFamily was constructed to have a car seat ready for passengers who have children, for a $10 charge. An insignificant amount when one trades peace of mind. Earlier on, UberFamily cars were equipped with the Immi Go car seat which is exceptional in its ways (peep #3 for more info).
However, now drivers can be more creative and find more stylish car seats and have more amenities. The convenience of cup-holders, reliable crash test results, reclining features are just a few of the things that will lead to a driver’s 5-star review. Let’s talk about which car seats would be best for ride-share drivers to have equipped in their cars for the safety of their little passengers.
#1 Graco 4Ever 4in1
The Graco 4ever 4in1 is at the top of our list for excellent reasons! The 4in1 features are rear-facing, forward-facing, a high back booster, and a backless booster. Since rideshare drivers get a multitude of ages coming into their car, the four modes are user-friendly for weights of 4lbs to 120 lbs.
Installation is also straightforward allowing for a simpler life for the Uber driver. This car seat has been crash-tested, and side-impact tested for the full safety of passengers. This trendy car seat is available in 10 colors, and with three sets of padding, it is easy to take off the dirtiest piece and throw it in a washing machine. The Graco 4ever has scored as the best car seat on numerous websites, which shows us that we’re not the only ones who love it!
- Machine washable
- Multiple recline positions
- 10year lifespan
- Bulky, heavy
- Sweaty material
#2 Chicco Nextfit Zip Max
The Chicco Nextfit Zip Max was designed to be rear-facing or forward-facing. The rear-facing side is for younger children, while children can use the front-facing side up to 65lbs. Drivers can easily maneuver the seat per the child’s weight.
This car seat boasts 25% more legroom than other models made by Chicco, for the added comfortability of the little passengers. There is also extra protection for the head and torso of infants. The super cinch tightener will allow for sturdy, yet effortless installation for drivers.
- 9 Reclining positions
- 2 Cupfolders, yeah, its spelled correctly
- Machine washable
- 3D Air Mesh Backrest
- Not for premature babies
- Heavy, at 26.5lbs
- Not fully reclinable
#3 Immi Go
The Immi Go car seat is what most Uber drivers turned to when the concept of UberFamily was still in its early stage. This car seat can be forward-facing or a backless booster seat. It is easily installable and removable. It is also lightweight and compact, having the ability to fit in a wide variety of small or large cars. The size and shape allow for less hassle and headache for drivers after it is securely in place. No wonder drivers loved this car seat!
- Store in bag
- Sturdy Vinyl cover
- Adjustable harness
- Easy installation
- Not machine washable
- Difficult seatbelt installation
- For ages 2 and up
#4 The Safety First Grow and Go 3in1
Car seats that have more than one feature can come in handy with multiple children just like this 3in1 seat. This seat can be rear-facing, front-facing, and a booster seat. These different modes will last drivers up to a lifetime as it can handle children weighing up to 100lbs in the booster seat, which is more than what most booster seats can handle. There is extra infant padding that can be removed if not needed. It has three recline angles, and 2 cupholders as a bonus.
- Machine washable
- Extra padding
- Three styles in one
- Can be heavy
- May not fit in small cars
- Recline takes up space
#5. Britax Boulevard Clicktight
This car seat is easily installable as the name mentions. There will be a “Click” sound once the position is in place, making the life of drivers more comfortable. Clicktight car seat also has added impact protection for added safety of the little ones. The bottom of the seat is designed to absorb any impact from a crash, giving Britax extra brownie points for emphasizing safety where ever they can. This car seat comes in a variety of colors and has ranked above standard for the quality and comfort it offers.
- 7 Recline positions
- Additional padding
- Super easy installation
- Handwash only
- Heavy, bulky
- Not the best crash test results
When it comes to our little ones, safety is the utmost concern. Fortunately, now rideshare drivers also see how important security is on the road. Moms in the US can rest assured their top priorities are taken care of and insured by large ridesharing corporations.
Different car seats will utilize various features, some better than others. In our opinion, the Graco 4ever 4in1 car seat has a little bit of everything, which is why we love it so much.
The Chicco Nextfit is also fantastic with its cupfolders and 3D air mesh backrest. The Immi Go boasts lightweight and compact. The Safety 1st Grow and Go satisfactory by meeting its levels of safety standards.
The Britax Boulevard Clicktight has seven recline positions, and easy installation. The final decision will, of course, depend on the individual needs a rideshare driver aims to fulfill.
When picking the right car seat, make sure to check measurements of the car seat with the size of the passenger seat, so it fits perfectly. Happy customers lead to satisfactory reviews, useful tips, and exceptional customer service.
About the author: Keren Simanova is a busy mommy by day and a passionate writer by night. While spending countless hours researching car seats for her children, she created an educational car seat blog, CarSeatsMom.com to educate other mothers about the importance of car seats. Further, along the way, the blog became an invaluable source for research of a variety of car seat brands, unique features, and mommies’ reviews.