Maxi Cosi TobiFix vs 2wayPearl

Maxi Cosi TobiFix vs 2wayPearl


Maxi Cosi TobiFix vs 2wayPearl – read this review if you’re considering the Maxi Cosi TobiFix vs 2wayPearl. If you’re thinking about buying either the Maxi Cosi TobiFix Group 1 Car Seat or the Maxi Cosi 2wayPearl Car Seat and 2wayFix Base Duo Pack.

Both the products reviewed include the ISOfix Car Seat Base in the purchase. However, the Maxi Cosi 2wayPearl Car Seat is also available as a separate item. The inclusion of the 2wayFix Base Duo Pack at the same time is offered by many retailers so this is how we have written our review for you – like for like.

Compare the Maxi Cosi TobiFix vs 2wayPearl if you are looking for:

 

A super safe car seat for up to 4 years (105 cm or maximum 18.5kg)

 

 

Easy to fit ISOfix installation with base

 

 

A car seat with lots of seating positions to suit your little one on the go

 

Maxi Cosi TobiFix vs 2wayPearl

Maxi Cosi TobiFix Car Seat comes with base

Maxi Cosi TobiFix vs 2wayPearl

Maxi Cosi 2wayPearl +2wayFix Base Duo Pack


Maxi Cosi TobiFix vs 2wayPearl Car Seat and 2wayFix Base Duo Pack?

Are you are trying to decide which Maxi Cosi Group 1 car seat to move on to once your baby grows out of their 0-13kg (Group 0+) infant seat?

Do you have a list of criteria you are looking for? We thought so! Therefore, read this review. We’ve chosen the 7 most widely used factors, relevant to parents. Then we’ve compared the two car seats and bases, side by side.


1. Maxi Cosi TobiFix vs 2wayPearl – How Easy Are They To Use?

TobiFix Car Seat

Maxi Cosi TobiFix vs 2wayPearl

Maxi Cosi TobiFix Support Leg provides additional stability

Extremely easy to install, thanks to the ISOfix points and Click and Go system. The secure ISOfix system has a support leg and is incredibly simple to both install and swap between different cars.  Clear indicator lights on the ISOfix anchorage points and on the support leg show you when the car seat is properly installed.  Therefore, you needn’t worry whether you’ve positioned the car seat safely. This gives you peace of mind that your child is safe in this Group 1 Car Seat.

2wayPearl Car Seat and 2wayFix Base Duo Pack

Maxi Cosi TobiFix vs 2wayPearl

Maxi Cosi 2wayPearl + 2wayFix Duo Base achieves extra stability using the support leg

This car seat is also easy to install with the ISOfix arms slotting in both sides of your car’s anchorage points. Similarly, a green indicator light appears on the base to show when it’s been done properly. The adjustable support leg gives you extra safety and stability. Once this is extended to touch the floor, you lift the top of the adjustable support leg one more click to ensure everything is taut, and a second green light appears. Finally, you simply click your seat into place and you have three green lights (1. ISOfix fitting, 2. Adjustable leg, 3. Car seat) then you’re ready to go. 


2. Maxi Cosi TobiFix vs 2wayPearl – Are They Rearward Or Forward Facing?

TobiFix Car Seat

The TobiFix is a forward facing car seat only with no option to change direction. It can be used from 9 months to 4 years.

Maxi Cosi TobiFix vs 2wayPearl

Maxi Cosi TobiFix Car Seat is forward facing

MaxiCosi TobiFix vs 2wayPearl

2wayPearl Car Seat and 2wayFix Base Duo Pack

The Maxi Cosi 2wayPearl is a rearward facing car seat from approximately six months (or 67- 105cm :maximum 18.5kg). You can also let your little one face forwards after 15 months if you want to.

Maxi Cosi TobiFix vs 2wayPearl

Maxi Cosi 2wayPearl Car Seat is rearward facing but can also be used forward facing

MaxiCosi TobiFix vs 2wayPearl


3. Maxi Cosi TobiFix vs 2wayPearl – What Other Safety Features Are There?

TobiFix Car Seat

5-point safety harness, designed for comfort.  It helps to restrain your toddler and channels any force to the strongest areas of their body. This is really important because it means that in the unlikely event of a frontal collision, their head neck and spine are protected. We also like the fact that this harness can be kept out of the way with harness hooks. This lets you secure your child quickly in the seat.

Deep, padded, side wings also help to absorb any impact in the event of a side collision too. Maxi Cosi call this Side Impact Protection.  Additionally, the adjustable headrest helps to keep your little one comfortable as they grow. The harness and headrest adjust at the same time which definitely saves time messing about with straps.

Maxi Cosi TobiFix vs 2wayPearl

Maxi Cosi TobiFix features 5-point safety harness plus extra padding on the side panels

2wayPearl Car Seat and 2wayFix Base Duo Pack

Starts off rearward facing from approximately 6 months and then gives you the flexibility to use it forward facing (from 15 months if you choose to). However, this i-size car seat also gives you the opportunity to let your little one stay facing rearwards which has safety benefits, until they are 4 years old. You are recommended to do this because it protects a child’s head and neck better in the event of a collision. 

Maxi Cosi TobiFix vs 2wayPearl

Choose Maxi Cosi 2wayPearl for forward and rear facing passengers


4. Maxi Cosi TobiFix vs 2wayPearl – What Protection Is offered?

TobiFix Car Seat

Achieves excellent test results for ISOfix installed toddler car seats. The 5 point harness is proven to give excellent protection should there be a frontal collision. The side wings provide top rated protection in the event of experiencing a car crash from the side of the car. This Maxi Cosi ISOfix installed car seat for toddlers has an easily adjustable 5 point harness and headrest height, which move simultaneously to fit your child. This means it always fits properly in the important places.

Maxi Cosi TobiFix vs 2wayPearl

Maxi Cosi TobiFix Car Seat provides excellent side protection

2wayPearl and 2wayFix Base Duo Pack

Offers ‘state of the art’ protection with its extended, rearward facing travel position from approximately 6 months to 4 years old. For travel facing the rear of the car. The 2wayPearl better protects your little one’s head and neck due to its positioning. It also has a ‘Side Protection System’ for the best possible safety in side the event of a sideways collision. The fact that the 2wayPearl complies with i-Size legislation means that you can travel happy in the knowledge that the seat is providing the latest safety technology available.

Maxi Cosi TobiFix vs 2wayPearl

Maxi Cosi 2wayPearl meets all i-Size car seat regulations


5. Maxi Cosi TobiFix vs 2wayPearl – What Are The Different Seating Positions?

Maxi Cosi TobiFix Car Seat

Makes perfect sense if your little one can’t keep still, and loves to sit, then sleep, then sit again. Using the recline handle at the front of the Maxi Cosi TobiFix Car Seat,  you can delight your child with three recline seating positions. This means that your little passenger will be comfortable on every journey – no matter what mood they’re in.

Maxi Cosi 2wayPearl and 2wayFix Base Duo Pack

Has four recline options in both rearward and forward facing positions and the headrest is easily adjustable. You can keep your child happier on longer journeys because often, the slight alteration of the chair can ease your child’s agitation. 


6. Maxi Cosi TobiFix vs 2wayPearl – Added Value Of Each Car Seat?

TobiFix Car Seat

A high comfort model. Also because the cover is removable and machine washable, it is really practical to look after. The harness of the Maxi Cosi TobiFix Car Seat can be pulled to the correct tightness with just one hand so that your child is secure.  Then, as your child grows, the headrest and harness easily adjust together. You can make sure, therefore, that they are always secure enough to ensure maximum safety.

Maxi Cosi 2wayPearl and 2wayFix Base Duo Pack

Has soft, thick padding all the way around the seat, as well as on the harness straps and clip. This means the Maxi Cosi 2wayPearl Car Seat guarantees a cosy ride and makes journeys very comfortable for your little one. What is more, the five point spring loaded safety harness with padded straps stays open. The belts and buckles therefore no longer get in the way. Thus,  getting your child in and out of the car is hassle free.


7. Maxi Cosi TobiFix vs 2wayPearl – What Accessories Can I Buy? 

You can buy Maxi Cosi accessories for both these Maxi Cosi car seats. Our must-have accessory is the Maxi-Cosi Pocket; a versatile holder clipped onto the side of the seat. This accessory always seems to end up home for our little one’s favourite cuddly friend! The Maxi Cosi Back Seat Car Mirror is great for keeping a watchful eye on your child if they are sitting in a rearward facing car seat. When you can’t see their face, this mirror gives you eye to eye contact for reassurance during travel.


Summary

Maxi Cosi TobiFix vs 2wayPearl – Which One Is Best?

In summary, in terms of benefits and functions, there appears to be little to distinguish these two outstanding products from each other. Both, remember, are from the renowned Maxi Cosi brand.

However, the main and important difference is that the Maxi Cosi 2wayPearl Car Seat + 2wayFix Base Duo Pack can be used from approximately 6 months. It gives your child an extended, rearward facing position as they travel.

Plus, the Maxi Cosi TobiFix Car Seat only faces forward and Maxi Cosi advise that it can be used from approximately 9 months of age: But Maxi Cosi advice is that the 2wayPearl can be used from 6 months so you can use it for smaller babies.

Both car seats are easy to install. They both also give your child maximum protection in the event of an impact, including in a collision from the side. Both have clear indicator lights to check installation is correct. The recline positions available hardly differ between the two car seats.

There are however secondary benefits that might make a difference to your choice, in terms of accessories and price.

The Maxi Cosi 2wayPearl Car Seat and 2wayFix Base Duo Pack is more expensive with an RRP of £425.

MaxiCosi TobiFix vs 2wayPearl

Maxi Cosi TobiFix Car Seat has an RRP of £179.00 and is easy to switch between cars.

MaxiCosi TobiFix vs 2wayPearl

This price difference or the ease of transfer could swing your purchasing decision, but it depends on your individual preferences and circumstances.


P.S.

Are you wondering “What’s the difference between the Maxi Cosi Tobi Car Seat and the Maxi Cosi TobiFix Car Seat?

Here’s a quick summary of the differences:

Maxi Cosi Tobi Car Seat

 

has an extra high position in the car – so it’s useful if your child has an inquisitive mind.

 

 

is held in place with the car’s seat belt (not ISOfix Base) and has colour indicators on the harness to show that installation is correct

 

is forward facing from 9 months to 4 years and has 5 different recline positions

 


All these car seats are available at competitive prices from BuggyBaby.co.uk which also offers free and fast delivery.

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