Britax Roundabout 55 Review:
The Britax Roundabout 55 is one of the best car seats on the market today. It is the opening price point car seat from Britax Child Safety, meaning it’s their least expensive convertible car seat. The great thing about the Roundabout 55 is that you get all of the standard features of Britax car seats without the super high price tag of some of the bigger, more advanced car seats in their product line.
While the Britax Roundabout 55 is larger compared to the Britax Roundabout 50 and older Roundabouts, it is still Britax’s smallest convertible car seat. We will say that it’s pretty much equal in size when compared to the Marathon 70 though. It used to be the great advantage for the Roundabout was that it was way smaller and could fit really easily into small cars like the Honda Civic. While it still may be able to fit, it is on a larger car seat platform than years previous.
Who Should Buy the Britax Roundabout 55?
The parent or caregiver that needs a very safe convertible car seat, but doesn’t want to spend a ton and doesn’t necessarily care about having a super high weight or height limit.
The Britax Roundabout 55 in Comparison:
The Roundabout 55 is most comparable to the Britax Roundabout 50, Britax Marathon 70, and the Graco My Ride 65.
Britax Roundabout 55 vs 50:
As mentioned above, the Roundabout 55 is larger in size than the Roundabout 50. It was put on a new, updated, larger base platform. In addition, it has a higher weight capacity as labeled in the name and a higher height capacity.
Britax Roundabout 55 vs Britax Marathon 70:
These two are pretty much the same car seat, but the Marathon 70 has a higher forward-facing weight limit of 70lbs. There are probably other small differences, but that’s the one you need to know about.
Britax Roundabout 55 vs Graco My Ride 65:
This is more of a war of brands in our minds. Which do you prefer, Britax or Graco? Britax is the leader in this category and is known to be safer and higher quality, but Graco makes great car seats for the money. All of them have to pass the same safety standards by law, but some go above and beyond. Also, the Graco My Ride has a higher forward-facing weight limit of 65lbs.
Britax Roundabout 55 Safety Rating:
We typically reference consumer reports for car seat rating information. They have not yet rated the Britax Roundabout 55, but we will be watching and post the results here when/if they do!