Choosing whether to buy Diono Rainier or RECARO Performance Racer is likely to be tricky. Here’s a quick snapshot of how the two compare, followed by some more detailed exploration of each point.
Diono Rainier vs RECARO Performance Racer

Diono Rainier

RECARO Performance Racer

Spec Comparison of Diono Rainier and RECARO Performance Racer

Diono Rainier RECARO Performance Racer
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Type
All-In-One Convertible Car Seat Convertible Car Seat
Color Options
Black forest, Glacier, Midnight black, Orchid, Black mist, Black plum Midnight, Vibe
Child Weight Min – Rear Facing
5 lbs
5 lbs
Child Weight Max- Rear Facing
50 lbs
35 lbs
Child Weight Max- Forward Facing
20-90 lbs 22-70 lbs
Child Standing Height
44″ or less
49″ or less
Child Seated Shoulder Height Min – Rear Facing
Child Seated Shoulder Height Max – Rear Facing
Child Seated Shoulder Height – Forward Facing
Shoulder Width
14″
Inside Hip Width
Inside Seat Depth
12″
Inside Seat Height
External Widest Point
Type of Harness
Safe Stop energy absorbing harness system 5 points,Energy absorbing EPS foam – Protective and comfortable PUR foam in the headrest.
Lowest Harness Position
8″
10″
Highest Harness Position
16.5″
18″
Expiration Date
8 years as harness: 12 years as booster 6 years
Car Seat Weight
28.4 lbs
20 lbs
Car Seat Height
28.5″
27″
Car Seat Width
18.5″
14″
Car Seat Depth
16″
11″
Features
  • The Diono Rainier is the ultimate in car seat safety, made with a full steel frame for unmatched protection and durability
  • 12-position adjustable head support and reinforced extra-deep side walls with energy-absorbing EPS foam surround your child’s head and body for maximum side impact protection
  • Grows with your child from birth to booster: rear-facing from 5-50 lbs., forward-facing from 20-90 lbs. in a five-point harness, and booster mode from 50-120 lbs. (up to 57″ tall)
  • Space-saving design allows extra room for passengers while providing spacious interior for your child
  • New cover designs inspired by European fashion, featuring premium plush fabric for ultimate comfort, better longevity and durability
  • Steel alloy frame and aluminum reinforced sides
  • Adjustable head support, reinforced for complete side impact safety
  • Two dual purpose built-in cup holders with Integrated Anti-Rebound Protection and removable inserts
  • Racing-Inspired Side Impact Protection – tested to International Standards – Energy absorbing EPS foam – Protective and comfortable PUR foam in the headrest.
  • Twist-resistant buckle and HERO harness technology prevents harness twisting and increases comfort
  • Cloud Comfort Memory Foam
  • Luxurious, temperature balancing fabrics

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