Question BRITAX Marathon or Frontier? (Clicktight)

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Hello all,

My daughter is 23 months old and we are looking for a new carseat as she is about to outgrow hers. She is currently around 35 lbs and I can't remember her height but she is in the 98% percentile, so she is tall for her age. I have narrowed it down to the Britax Marathon Clicktight or the Britax Frontier Clicktight. Which is safer and easier to install? She is currently forward facing. I was pretty much set on the Marathon but was hesitant that it only goes up to 65 lbs. The Frontier goes up to around 100. So now I am confused and don't know which to pick.
 

LISmama810

Admin - CPS Technician
Hi there!

Both seats tend to be extremely easy to install, so it's pretty much a draw in terms of that.

The Marathon is safer in the sense that it rear-faces. The recommendation is to keep children rear-facing until at least 2 years old, and preferably longer. Your 23-month-old could probably ride rear-facing for another year or so in the Marathon.

If you decide to keep her forward-facing, though, the Frontier would be the more logical choice since it lasts longer and turns into a booster. It does require children to be at least 2 years old to use it, though, so you couldn't use it quite yet.
 

SafeDad

CPSDarren - Admin
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Hello all,

My daughter is 23 months old and we are looking for a new carseat as she is about to outgrow hers. She is currently around 35 lbs and I can't remember her height but she is in the 98% percentile, so she is tall for her age. I have narrowed it down to the Britax Marathon Clicktight or the Britax Frontier Clicktight. Which is safer and easier to install? She is currently forward facing. I was pretty much set on the Marathon but was hesitant that it only goes up to 65 lbs. The Frontier goes up to around 100. So now I am confused and don't know which to pick.
Welcome!

If you prefer to have her remain forward facing, the Frontier will last much longer and convert to a booster later. It does have a 2 year minimum age requirement.

Please be sure to check out our reviews of both products at www.carseatblog.com !
 

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