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Diono Rainier vs RECARO Roadster XL

Diono Rainier

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Spec Comparison of Diono Rainier and RECARO Roadster XL

Diono Rainier RECARO Roadster XL
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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 Black, Aluminum gray, Racing red, Sprint black
Child Weight Min – Rear Facing
5 lbs
5 lbs
Child Weight Max- Rear Facing
50 lbs
40 lbs
Child Weight Max- Forward Facing
20-90 lbs 20-65 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,HERO Harness Technology
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″
29″
Car Seat Width
18.5″
19″
Car Seat Depth
16″
27″
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
  • New High Impact Energy Absorbing Seat
  • QuickFlip Recline Foot and rear-facing recline for improved comfort and a precise installation
  • Dura Flex premium comfort fabrics, Cloud Comfort Memory Foam and a Dual Air Flow Comfort System with airflow channels and Built-In Shell Vents to keep your child cool and comfortable
  • Ergonomic design for optimal comfort and safety
  • Racing-Inspired Side Impact Protection with full body, strong structure tested to meet and exceed all industry standards

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