Best rear facing car seat for small car

So you have a small car. Well, that means it’s zippy and you can park in tight spaces. It also means that you might struggle to find a rear facing car seat that fits your small car nicely….boooo. Well, fret no more, cause we go you covered with our list of the best rear facing car seat for a small car.

Chicco NextFit iX Zip Convertible Car Seat

$349.99  out of stock

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  • Recline Sure 9-position levelling system and dual Ride Right bubble levels help achieve and verify proper angle in vehicle seat
  • Premium connectors and Super Cinch tightened help achieve a secure installation with LATCH
  • New! Lock Sure belt-tightening system helps achieve a secure installation with vehicle seat belt
  • New! 9-position easy-adjust headrest and no-rethread harness with easy-pull tightened accommodate growing children
  • Zip & Wash seat pad and Comfort Flex harness system that keeps the waist belt out of the way during in/out!


Very sturdy
Easy to install
Easy to clean (zip off cover)
Child sits higher so can see better
Super comfy material


Cupholder is a bit small (but can be removed)
Chest straps can take a bit of getting used to adjusting

Video – Chicco NextFit iX Zip 


Safety 1st Guide 65 Convertible Car Seat

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  • Perfect for smaller cars or for extra space in your larger vehicle, this LATCH-equipped Safety 1st car seat accommodates children from 5 to 40 pounds in rear-facing mode and from 22 to 65 pounds in forward-facing mode.
  • Adjust the five-point harness from the front of the seat.
  • Side-impact protection built into this infant car seat keeps your little one extra secure.
  • Three of these seats can fit side-by-side in the back seat of most cars, perfect for growing families and carpools.
  • Removable body pillows ensure that your little one sits comfortably in the seat, while a removable cup holder keeps a drink close by.

Video – Safety 1st Guide 65 


Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 Convertible Car Seat, Bohemian Red

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  • 2-IN-1 CONVERTIBLE CAR SEAT - Two modes of use: rear-facing car seat 9-40 pounds and forward-facing car seat 22-70 pounds.
  • SUPERIOR SIDE IMPACT PROTECTION - Designed by car seat safety experts, the patented Air Protect advanced cushioning system provides superior protection around your child's head. Tinyfit system has 3 harness shoulder heights is 5 inch at the lowest, 7 inch in the middle and 9 inch at the highest. Tinyfit insert is about 16 inch from the seat bottom to the top of the head area. The top of a childs head cannot exceed the top of the tinyfit insert
  • MACHINE WASHABLE FABRICS - The seat pad and harness covers are machine washable and removable with simple snaps. There's never a need to uninstall the seat or rethread the harness for cleaning.
  • EXTRA-COMFORTABLE RIDE - The premium fabrics and padding on the Pria 70 Convertible Car Seat provide the most comfort for your child during the ride.
  • EASIER INSTALLATION - The seat features a deep recline adjustment system for a more customized fit to your vehicle and is also easier to install thanks to LATCH compatibility..Fits Child (Forward Facing): Height between 29 inches and 52 inches

Video – Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 


Combi Compact Convertible Car Seat Rear and Forward Facing for Baby and Toddler – Fits Three Across – Coccoro

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  • TRU-SAFE: Combi utilizes Tru-Safe Side Impact Protection in its Convertible Car Seat. This offers deep side walls and a layer of energy absorbing foam to distribute crash energy away from your baby and toddler's neck, head and spine. The removable infant insert also provides proper positioning and comfort for smaller children.
  • COMPACT, LIGHTWEIGHT AND THREE ACROSS: The Coccoro Convertible Car Seat was designed with small spaces in mind. At 15.5 inches in width, the Cocorro easily installs in tighter spaces and smaller cars. This creates an easier installation, allows for "Three Across Installation" and also easier portability. It is FAA certified, so convenient travel became easier with this convertible car seat! The Coccoro is one of the few travel car seats.
  • COMFORTABLE AND EASE OF USE: The Coccoro Convertible Car Seat has a buckle with an indicator that provides a visual cue when the harness is securely buckled. The Coccoro also features a tether connector strap for Rear-Facing tethering.
  • WASHABLE: The Coccoro is machine washable. Please check your instruction manual before proceeding.
  • WEIGHT AND HEIGHT: The Cocorro convertible car seat accomadates a baby and toddler from 3 - 33lbs Rear Facing and 20 - 40lbs Forward Facing. The Minimum height for your child is 19 inches and the Maximum Height is 40 inches.

Pros Can be used forward and reverse facing Good for newborns (comes with an infant support insert) Cons Crotch strap could be a little longer

Video – Combi Compact (rear and forward facing)

Combi Coccoro Convertible Car Seat

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