Cosco Scenera Convertible Car SeatKeep your children safe and secure with this durable Scenera Convertible Car Seat by Cosco. This covertible car seat can be used as rear-facing from 5-35 lbs. and forward-facing from 22-40 lbs. The Scenera features a 5-point harness with an up-front harness adjustment to keep your child secure. The four harness heights allow for a snug and secure fit and the 2-position recline offers comfort. This car seat boasts a removable cup holder and a removable/washable s
User Ratings and Reviews
2 Stars Not For Smaller Cars (Rear Facing)
We bought 2 of these seats for our twins for our secondary vehicle. We have Evenflo Triumph Advance DLX seats in our primary family car (2008 RAV4) and are incredibly happy with them. We just couldn’t justify the expense of having a second set in a car the twins won’t travel in very often at all. Needless to say we were happy to see that these were inexpensive and rated highly for safety. Due to recent research, we intend to keep our seats rear-facing for as long as possible.
Please note that these seats only have two positions! This is the key that makes them unsuitable for rear-facing in a small car. They recline so far in rear-facing position that they will not fit without the driver’s seat being pushed too far forward. The intended car is a 2010 Kia SOUL. Since it’s a brand new model, most people aren’t familiar with how much room is packed in this small car. I am 6’2″ tall and, with the driver’s seat all the way back, can sit behind it and still not have my knees touch the back of the seat. It’s very roomy for a small car. I was able to install our Evenflo seats in the SOUL and put the driver’s seat back all but about half an inch.
We didn’t have an opportunity to test the seats forward-facing. I will say that readying the seats for installation was certainly more difficult than the Evenflo Triumph, but that was to be expected at this price point. Once to that point, installing the seats in the car wouldn’t have been much more difficult since we have LATCH in both vehicles.
Ultimately, since we need the second set of seats and haven’t found another quality, inexpensive seat, we’re finding the money to purchas the LX version of the Triumph Advance seats.
4 Stars Good value, great for airplanes.
We have twins and needed a smaller car seat for several upcoming plane trips. We bought these just for traveling and they do great. They are light weight, durable and small enough to fit in airplane seats, even the smaller puddle jumper planes. We’ve only used them a few times but have had no problems and it was cheaper for us to buy these seats than rent upon arrival in our destination city.
5 Stars SAFE!
I bought two of these for a friend of mine who I babysit for frequently. I wanted SAFE so I instantly thought “Britax”. Not the case! I was thrilled to find these at the TOP of the list for safety ratings at Consumer Reports. I am thrilled to report that although these do not come with all the bells and whistles, they are indeed everything they claim to be. I love them and most of all, the children are safe and comfortable!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
4 Stars nice, inexpensive car seat
Both sets of grandparents purchased this car seat, so that they could take my daughter places. I have the Britax Roundabout, which is a lot cushier and looks a lot more comfortable, but I’m not sure that it was worth the extra $150. We need another car seat for my husband’s car and I think we will buy another Cosco. It truly is a bare bones car seat, but do the kids really care? As long as the safety rating is good, which I have been told it is, I am all for it!
3 Stars Good seat for value but it does have some faults
I bought this seat for my parents who live out of state. We usually fly to see them and this way I would not have to carry a car seat with us on the plane. However, we maybe visit a total of three times a year so I wanted something safe but wouldn’t break the bank. The seat itself is fine – I read the reviews and the safety ratings were good. The only thing I would change is that back of the seat is very erected. My son was 3-1/2 months when he first used it and I think we needed to get him something for his head and neck because he feel asleep all crunched over which to me did not look too comfortable. That is basically the only problem. Like I said we are only using it a few times a year and I think it was well worth the money. I am sure he will grow into the seat!