Britax Frontier 85 Reviews

Britax Frontier 85 Reviews

Are you looking for a car seat that can keep your forward facing child safe for a long time? Well, in that case look no farther than the Britax Frontier 85. It is one of the best seats you could ever have. As soon as your child outgrows the rear facing seat, the Britax Frontier warmly welcomes you to fit your child in its five point harness for as long as you wish up to 85 pounds. The Britax Frontier 85 could most possibly be the last seat that you would need to buy for your child. This is because of it's adjustability, durability, quality and ease of use. Let me share with you more features about the Britax Frontier 85.

Britax Frontier 85 Reviews-Features

The frontier can easily harness children that are at least two years of age and have a weight in between 25-85 lbs. and height of 30 to 57 inches. Don’t worry, if your child outgrows this limit you can still use the booster mode that can be used for children up to 120 lbs and a height of 65 inches. Best of all the seat is extremely light weight. It is barely 20 lbs. This feature makes it easier for you to carry it from place to place.

For some parents this seat might be heavier as compared to the other options available in the market. However, this is due to the jam-packed features that all aid to provide safety to your child. It also features an exclusive side impact protection. It also has a head restraint with an extra layer of energy absorbing foam, keeping the head, spine and the child’s neck aligned all the time.

Moreover, the Britax Frontier 85 also has the deep side walls that are lined with energy absorbing foam. This helps in distributing the crash forces, provides protection from the vehicle’s intrusion and also boasts a head, neck and body plus energy absorbing padded foam. Overall you can say that the Britax Frontier 85 tends to provide and guarantee maximum protection. Though the company has perfected just about every aspect of the seat, the energy absorbing foam is what makes it one of the top, safest car seats out in the United States.

Why choose the Britax Frontier 85?

A lot of parents consider “2” as a magic number. It isn’t necessary to forward face your two year old child just because he turned two this year or will turn 2 next year. When you are using the Britax Frontier 85, your child must first meet all the requirements of this seat. The top of his/her ear must be below the head restraint when they are seated. Also the harness straps should be located at or above the shoulders when seated in the car seat.

If your child meets all of these requirements, then their body should fit with the harness just fine. If the child doesn't meet all of the harnessing requirements, due to being too large, then upgrade to the Britax Frontier 85 BOOSTER mode as it gives the convenience of the car seat/safety features for older/larger children.

Advance LATCH Connectors

The Britax Frontier 85 is well known for its premium Lower Latch connectors. This makes installation quick and simple. Furthermore, it has the color coded vehicle belt guide which indicates the path and also the positioning of the vehicle’s lap belt and the shoulder seat belt when the child is ready to sit in the booster.

You will also get a user-friendly manual with proper instructions that takes you through the set up process step by step with pictures. In each of the sections there is a checklist that corresponds to a particular illustration. This helps you to ensure that every task is done properly. You can store this manual in the pocket that is pre-installed on the back of the seat, for future use.


  • It is very easy to install.
  • Features a five point harness seat belt.
  • Also has an easy to adjust harness height and tension in the forward facing mode.
  • Perfect to secure your child in the forward facing position.
  • Booster mode available.
  • User-friendly manual that guides through every step of installing and using the car seat.


  • The only bad thing about this car seat is that its top cover is relatively tough to remove, and you can only hand wash it. This can make things a bit tiring for you. Overall it’s an excellent and extremely safe car seat.

The Britax Frontier is a “3 in 1 Car Seat” because it serves multiple functions at the same time. It offers a height limit of 30-65 inches and weight limit of 25-120 lbs, as discussed above.

The buckle strap of the Britax Frontier 85 has a total of three adjustments. In order to make any of these 3 adjustments, you may need to take the seat out of the car. You will also find a metal clip that is threaded through its base and is reinserted into another slot.

Final Words

In the end, I would say that the Britax Frontier 85 is among the most advanced, safe and promising car seats for your child. Of course, it’s never too late to make the right decision.


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