Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart vs Pro
Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart vs Pro
Both Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart and Maxi Cosi Pearl Pro car seats offer excellent safety features and are stylish and easy to use. However, if you’re questioning ‘Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart vs Pro’, then read on to find out which one you should buy.
Is it for you?
Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart Car Seat is perfect for you if you want:
A car seat to use from 6 months to 4 years
A rearward and forward facing car seat
Top safety features including side impact protection
Maxi Cosi Pearl Pro Car Seat is ideal if you want:
An extended, rear facing then forward facing car seat
Protection with state of the art safety features
5 – point harness designed to be easier to use
Features Of Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart And Maxi Cosi Pearl Pro
Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart Car Seat has high end safety features including protection in case you’re in a car crash from the side of the car. It’s also very easy to use rearward facing. It gives excellent head and neck protection for your child up to around 4 years old. Plus, it’s easy to switch from rearward to forward facing. Likewise, Maxi Cosi Pearl Pro Car Seat has a high quality cover and harness. It’s also an extended, rear facing car seat which means your child can face the rear of the car until they’re 4. This is better for safety reasons should there be a collision. Facing rearwards in a car seat gives your child better protection for their head and neck.
Age Range Of Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart?
You can use Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart from when your baby is about 6 months old until they’re around 4 years old. Or, from when they are about 67 cm long to 105 cm tall. This means up until they weigh about 18.5kg.
Age Range Of Maxi Cosi Pearl Pro?
Like the Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart, you can also use the Pearl Pro from when your baby is about 6 months old until they’re about 4 years old.
Is Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart i Size?
Yes. Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart AND Maxi Cosi Pearl Pro are both i-Size car seats and meet all the latest i-Size regulations (R129).
Does Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart Need A Base?
Yes, in fact both these Maxi Cosi car seats need an ISOfix base, but not the same base. Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart Car Seat works with Maxi Cosi FamilyFix One i-Size Base and Maxi Cosi 2wayFix Base. You can’t install the car seat in your car with your car’s seat belt. The FamilyFix One i-Size Base and 2wayFix Base has to be bought separately. It can also be used with the Maxi Cosi Rock Car Seat.
Similarly, you can’t install Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart using your car’s seat belt either. In fact this car seat is part of a 3Way Family and needs to be installed with the Maxi Cosi 3WayFix Base and Maxi Cosi 2wayFix Base. You buy this base separately. You can use it to install the Maxi Cosi Pebble Plus Car Seat as well. This is really helpful if you have more than one child.
Is Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart Rear Facing?
Yes, both car seats are rear facing plus they can be switched to forward facing. Your child can face rearwards in Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart and Maxi Cosi Pearl Pro from birth to a minimum of 15 months old and up to around 4 years old (or until they are 105 cm tall). This means your child gets better head and neck protection if the car is involved in a crash.
Can You Recline Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart?
Yes. There are four different seat positions to choose from, depending on whether your nipper needs a snooze or not. All you do is press the panel at the front of the car seat and move it up or down to where you want. Whether it’s forward or rearward facing, your child can have the seat reclined. Likewise, the Maxi Cosi Pearl Pro offers all the same seat recline positions for your little nipper.
Is The Harness On Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart Easy To Use?
Yes, because there’s a 5-point safety harness and headrest on the seat that move at the same time, simply by pulling the single strap at the front of the seat. The Pearl Pro does the same. However, unlike the Pearl Smart, Maxi Cosi Pearl Pro has a new feature added to its harness: as you put your child in and take them out of the car, the harness stays open. This helps you because you can undo the harness and take your child out with less hassle to deal with. Both the car seats’ harnesses are the best type for keeping a toddler in place during a collision. They hold them in place at the hips and shoulders rather than any soft areas on the body like the tummy.
Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart vs Pro – Which Car Seat Is Biggest?
Neither! They both have the same dimensions: 475 mm wide x 610 mm deep x 500 mm high. (595 mm high with extended headrest). (750 mm deep with full recline). (650 mm high when on ISOfix base).
Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart vs Pro – Which Car Seat Has The Best Accessories?
- Maxi Cosi Back Seat protector
- Maxi Cosi Pocket Cup Holder
- Maxi Cosi Back Seat Car Mirror
- Summer Cover
- Sun Canopy
Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart vs Pro – What Are The Main Differences?
Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart vs Pro – Difference #1 – Weight
Maxi Cosi Pearl Pro car seat with its’ base weighs in at 16.75kg; the car seat on its own is 7.55kg. Whereas Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart and its base weigh only 15.40 kg. The car seat alone weighs 6.90kg. So, Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart Car Seat is over a kilo lighter. If you share a car and swap the car seat over regularly, the lighter car seat might be the best choice for you.
Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart vs Pro – Difference #2 – Base
Maxi Cosi Pearl Pro Car Seat combines with the Maxi Cosi 3WayFix i-Size Base. The ISOfix base does not come with the seat but has to be bought separately. (RRP £199). You can also use this base with the Maxi Cosi Pebble Plus Car Seat which is a great bonus if you have more than one child.
Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart Car Seat matches with the Maxi Cosi FamilyFix One i-Size Base. You don’t get this base included with the seat. You have to buy it separately. (RRP £199). You can use Maxi Cosi One i-Size Base with the Maxi Cosi Rock Car Seat as well.
Both of these bases are also compatible with the Maxi Cosi 2wayFix Base.
Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart vs Pro – Difference #3 – Harness
Maxi Cosi Pearl Pro has a new design of harness that stays open when you are using it to put your child in or take them out. This is really useful because you can undo the harness and take your child out of it quicker as you have no straps to keep out of the way. Apart from this, you adjust both i-Size car seats with one hand using the strap at the bottom. Plus, both car seat harnesses adjust the headrest and harness together so they always fit your child properly and can be altered without hassle.
Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart vs Pro – Difference #4 – Price
Pearl Smart i-Size has an RRP of £199.00.
Pearl Pro has an RRP of £229.00.
Therefore, if budget is an important criteria for you, you might choose to buy the slightly cheaper Maxi Cosi Smart i-Size for around £30 less.
Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart vs Pro – Conclusion
If you ‘re looking for an i-Size car seat from birth to 4 years then both these highly safe, value for money car seats would be suitable. Both have extended rearward then forward facing seats too. Plus, you also need to spend around £200 to buy a separate ISOfix base to install both. Both car seats are also, exactly the same size and have the same optional car seat accessories.
If budget is a priority, you’ll choose the slightly less expensive Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart i-SizeCar Seat at RRP £199.00 but either way you also have to buy the separate base as well.
If you want a slightly less heavy car seat to move between cars then the Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart Car Seat is also the one to buy.
Click here to buy the Maxi Cosi Pearl Smart Car Seat from BuggyBaby.co.uk
However, if you like the idea of a hassle free harness then the Maxi Cosi Pearl Pro Car Seat is the one you’ll go for, even though it weighs slightly more and comes in at around RRP £229.00
Click here to buy the Maxi Cosi Pearl Pro Car Seat from BuggyBaby.co.uk
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