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    3 way comparison- Frontier, Regent and Nautilus

    I just got our Frontier and my friend let me borrow her Nautilus for this so here are side by side comparisons of the 3 seats.

    Harness heights for each seat.


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    Re: 3 way comparison- Frontier, Regent and Nautilus

    Here's how Ian fits in the Frontier and the Nautilus.
    The Frontier is on the next to the last set of slots on the back. On the Nautilus, I have it on the highest setting, but as you can see in the pic, it could be moved down one.





    I DO NOT like the seat depth on the Nautilus. As in the pics, you can see how much more leg support Ian has in the Frontier. I believe The Nautilus wouldn't be comfortable once installed in the Pilot.
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    Re: 3 way comparison- Frontier, Regent and Nautilus

    Love the Dyson in the background

    Keep 'em coming!

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    Re: 3 way comparison- Frontier, Regent and Nautilus

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaylasmom View Post
    Love the Dyson in the background

    Keep 'em coming!
    Dude! That is my workhorse! Best money ever spent except for my Britax seats.

    I'm going out to the car now to do the install and will take more pics then.
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    Re: 3 way comparison- Frontier, Regent and Nautilus

    Quote Originally Posted by lodonal65 View Post
    Dude! That is my workhorse! Best money ever spent except for my Britax seats.

    I'm going out to the car now to do the install and will take more pics then.
    I have the same one - although I make my DH use it. Other than my daughter, the best thing to come from my pregnancy was the passing of the vacuuming duties!

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    Re: 3 way comparison- Frontier, Regent and Nautilus

    In the first pic are all the seats in their highest setting? If so the Frontier looks pretty short for a HBB. That is unless it goes up higher in booster mode... Really great pics though! Can't wait to see the install pics!
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    Re: 3 way comparison- Frontier, Regent and Nautilus

    Just butting in...the FR goes a LOT higher as a booster, but you have to unscrew a thing in the back to pull the headrest up
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    Re: 3 way comparison- Frontier, Regent and Nautilus

    Quote Originally Posted by lodonal65 View Post
    Dude! That is my workhorse! Best money ever spent except for my Britax seats.

    I'm going out to the car now to do the install and will take more pics then.
    Thanks for the pics!

    I can agree with you on the Tyson. One of my aunts brought hers with me when we moved. Yeah, I didn't want to give it back.

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    Re: 3 way comparison- Frontier, Regent and Nautilus

    Thanks, Lysandra! Great comparison. I personally don't see the allure of the Frontier, but that's just me. I think I've owned every other seat, though, Despite the seat depth and the TSIP labeling, it really isn't much different from the GN.....We love our Nautilus and we love our Regent, and after she outgrows those, she should be ready for seatbelt anyway

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    Re: 3 way comparison- Frontier, Regent and Nautilus

    Quote Originally Posted by yoshiandluke View Post
    ..... We love our Nautilus and we love our Regent, and after she outgrows those, she should be ready for seatbelt anyway
    ready for a booster???

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    Re: 3 way comparison- Frontier, Regent and Nautilus

    Quote Originally Posted by jdchic3 View Post
    In the first pic are all the seats in their highest setting? If so the Frontier looks pretty short for a HBB. That is unless it goes up higher in booster mode... Really great pics though! Can't wait to see the install pics!
    The headrests are the the highest position for HARNESS mode in those pics. However, the seat of the Frontier slopes in the back so it looks smaller than the other.
    Ian has the same amount of SIP on both.
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    Re: 3 way comparison- Frontier, Regent and Nautilus

    I was so hoping the frontier would have higher harness...

    DAMN.. I need a seat for the freaking AIR plane that is not the radian

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    Re: 3 way comparison- Frontier, Regent and Nautilus

    what is his torso measument.

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    Re: 3 way comparison- Frontier, Regent and Nautilus

    Is there a big difference between the depth and the width of the Nautilus and Frontier?
    Thanks for posting the pics!

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    Re: 3 way comparison- Frontier, Regent and Nautilus

    thanks for the pix. this is definitely helping me in making a decision on our next seat (though we dont have to for awhile).
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    Re: 3 way comparison- Frontier, Regent and Nautilus

    Quote Originally Posted by aisraeltax View Post
    thanks for the pix. this is definitely helping me in making a decision on our next seat (though we dont have to for awhile).

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    Re: 3 way comparison- Frontier, Regent and Nautilus

    I'm sure everyone will be reading this thread so I'm not going to start a new one because there is no way I can get the Frontier tight in my Pilot because of the long seat belt buckle stalks.
    I have tried twisting them like I have to for the Regent and it's just not working. And it's not working because the belt path is literally in the back of the seat. You can't even see it when it's flush against the seat.
    If I could use LATCH with it- easy breezy. If I had buckle stalks that came directly from between the bight of the vehicle seat- easy breezy. But my buckle stalks lay flat on the seat when not in use. Even untwisted and allowing the buckle stalk to thread into the belt path, it's a no go. I think if the belt path was more open toward the sides of the seat, the male end of the buckle would lay flat enough to get a good install.
    I'm so disappointed.I really like everything else about the seat, but I can't see spending $265 for a LATCHable booster since I can't get it to install well.




    Last edited by Lys; 04-17-2008 at 08:15 PM. Reason: add info
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    Re: 3 way comparison- Frontier, Regent and Nautilus

    Quote Originally Posted by Christi61315 View Post
    what is his torso measument.
    Quote Originally Posted by sasicas View Post
    Is there a big difference between the depth and the width of the Nautilus and Frontier?
    Thanks for posting the pics!
    His torso is approximately 16"
    The depth of the Nautilus is 13" and the Frontier is 15" approximately.
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    Re: 3 way comparison- Frontier, Regent and Nautilus

    Thanks for the pictures. Is the Frontier at the highest setting? I had to actually turned the FN around and adjust to the top setting because I figured the display model was stiff and the second from the top was easily mistaken for the top setting. I had another person mentioned the same thing.
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    Re: 3 way comparison- Frontier, Regent and Nautilus

    Do you think you could get a pic of how much room he has left in the regent?
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