Conclusion: For the price, the Graco My Ride 65 is a good value for parents who want to keep their kids in a car seat longer in both the forward- and rear-facing positions. The seat performs well in crash tests, and most reviewers say it is well padded.
Pros: Good crash ratings, High rear- and forward-facing weight limits, Lots of features for the price
Cons: Recent recall, Harness must be manually rethreaded, Bulky
Excerpt: Using the LATCH system to convert Graco's My Ride 65 car seat from rear- to forward-facing is a breeze because of its two separate tether systems. The harness is also fairly simple to tighten and loosen.
Pros: Easy to install with LATCH, Easy to secure child (We used our 8-lb. GHRI test dummy), Has two separate tether systems for forward-facing and rear-facing LATCH system, so no re-routing is required, Fairly easy to remove car seat cover, Car seat cover is machine washable, Easy to tighten and loosen...
Cons: No seat angle adjustment, Harness has to be rethreaded to adjust height