Excerpt: The Graco My Ride 65 LX Convertible Car Seat is not only an affordable car seat which includes some nice little extras, but it allows children to stay rear facing until they reach 40 pounds. Studies show babies are safest when they ride in a rear-facing seat and this higher weight limit will accommodate toddlers as well. This seat is also manufactured with energy absorbing foam and added safety features.
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. However, it does take up a lot of seat space, and reviewers say pricier seats offer easier rear-facing installation and more easily adjustable harnesses. It has also been involved in a recent recall.
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
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 harness, Has two built-in cup holders
Cons: No seat angle adjustment, Harness has to be rethreaded to adjust height
Excerpt: Heather has already done a full review of the Graco My Ride 65 convertible car seat. It was a great overview and also very thorough, so I’m not going to repeat it with another full review. Instead, I’m just going to add a few comments along with some photos and video. Without a doubt, the 40 pound rear-facing weight limit is a very welcome increase. Rear-facing provides the most crash protection in the most common and severe frontal and side impacts.
Maybe the Graco My Ride 65 Could Be *My* Ride? A Review.
28 May 2009
Conclusion: Rear-facing installation of the My Ride 65 in my 2005 Sienna using both LATCH and later the vehicle seat belt was both a breeze and a pleasure. The recline angle was fantastic, even for a newborn; however, I know that in other vehicles this restraint may require a noodle or two to achieve a proper recline for a newborn.