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Safety 1st Alpha Elite 65 Convertible Car Seat, Dexter
There is a newer version of this item:
- Rear-facing 5-40 pounds
- Forward-facing 22-65 pounds
- Booster mode 40-100 pounds
- Rotating arm rests
- Removable infant lumbar cushion
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Keep your child in the safer rear-facing position for longer with the Alpha Elite 65 – all the way to 40 pounds.
The Alpha Elite 65 lets your child stay safer in 5-point harnessed car seat – up to 65 pounds.
The booster car seat mode of the Alpha Elite 65 gives bigger kids the extra height they need for vehicle seat belts to be positioned correctly – up to 100 pounds.
|Guide 65||Alpha Omega Elite||Alpha Elite 65||Complete Air 65||Advance SE 65 Air+|
|Total Weight Range||5-65 lbs.||5-100 lbs.||5-100 lbs.||5-65 lbs.||5-65 lbs.|
|Rear Facing||5-40 lbs.||5-35 lbs.||5-40 lbs.||5-40 lbs.||5-40 lbs.|
|Forward Facing||22-65 lbs.||22-50 lbs.||22-65 lbs.||22-65 lbs.||22-65 lbs.|
|Belt-Positioning Booster||N/A||40-100 lbs.||40-100 lbs.||N/A||N/A|
|Side Impact Protection||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Air Protect (Advanced Side Impact Protection)||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|GCell HX Foam (Part of 360 Protection System)||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Steel Reinforced Frame||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Shoulder Harness Height Adjustment||Basic||QuickFit, easy adjustment||QuickFit, easy adjustment||QuickFit, easy adjustment||QuickFit, one hand adjustment|
Top Customer Reviews
I HIGHLY SUGGEST THAT BEFORE YOU BUY THIS CAR SEAT YOU TRY IT OUT IN YOUR CAR FIRST! (toyRus will usually let you do this) ESPECIALLY IF YOU PLAN ON USING THIS IN THE REAR FACING OPTION!
REAR FACING- Unless you have flat back seats you will probably have to use a fun noodle or rolled up towel to get the car seat in the correct elevated position. This car seat would not fit in our car in the rear facing position. We drive a Toyota Yaris 4 door Sedan (a sub compact) but from the other reviews I have read it won't fit in SUV in the correct position either. This is why you should check to make sure it fits correctly before you buy it.
CLEANING- This car seat is a pain in the butt to clean. I just spent an hour trying to get the washable cover off!!! Removing the harness system is easy except when you have to remove the harness guides. (the little slots in the bottom of the seat where the straps come through).To remove theses harness guides you have to recline the seat all the way forward, reach underneath the car seat with one hand and push while you pull with your other hand from the top of the seat. There is no room to get your hand underneath and close to the guides to properly do this. Its also hard to hold the car seat while you do it. My suggestion is to first remove the harness straps, release all the elastic bands that keep the cover in place and then grab the cover close to the harness guides and give one quick hard tug.
Suggestion- When using forward facing option, the seat must be fully upright and flush against the back of the cars seat. We had to remove the headrests in our car to get the desired effect.
-Beautiful seat. Soft fabric. Excellent design.
-Reclines in front & rear facing position
-Large and comfortable. Plenty of room for my 11-month old daughter to grow.
-3-in-1; Rear facing 5-40#, Forward facing 22-65#, booster 40-100# - I will not have to buy another car seat for her until this one expires. Here's hoping she grows out of it before that happens.
-Baby easy in, easy out
-Great safety rating.
-Got it on Amazon.com sale and saved a TON. Thank you, Amazon.
-Difficult to get strapped into the car in the rear facing position. But not impossible. (See below.)
-Large; I can see why people who own smaller sedans or compact vehicles would want to steer clear of this.
-Without the sale, I would never have purchased this car seat at $250+ (please see initial review below).
Please read initial review for my initial research.
Received this seat very quickly from Amazon.com. Immediately removed it from the box and read the instructions. I also filled out the safety recall ticket and dropped that in the mail box. A previous reviewer had complaints of the manual being hard to read/looking nothing like the seat. I did not notice this. I thought they were simple and straight forward. The photos were very helpful.
After reading the instructions, I placed my daughter in the seat to adjust the straps and headrest to get her well situated before installing it in the vehicle. As I have read every single review on this seat (taking special note of the ones 3 stars or less) I wanted to comment that I had no issues clasping or unclasping the buckle between her legs or over her chest as one reviewer suggested.Read more ›
I have no idea what happened. I was not trying to force the cover off, and in fact, there was nothing attached to the assembly at that time (except for the fabric harness guides, which were hanging loose). Everything had been loosened or removed as needed. It just broke.
I'm horrified. This looks like a manufacturing defect. What if we'd been in an accident? My three-year-old daughter might have been thrown from her car seat!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great car seat, my daughter looks and seems so comfy in it! It is quite heavy and bulky definitely something you don't want to move back and forth between vehicles a lot. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Marlana Moeller
My twins love their car seat! it's very beautiful and comfortable!Published 4 days ago by yaneth ramirez hernandez
Love it!! Well cushioned and my LO loved it after we fitted her in it she kept wanting to get back in it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ben
Very nice car seat. I know my granddaughter is safe AND comfortable!Published 1 month ago by Jo Silver
we love this seat, my girls fight over who gets to sit in it so I'm really thinking about purchasing another one I in the near future.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Haven't installed it yet. Seems complicated Will have my son strap it in the carPublished 2 months ago by HUBBABUBBA1
My husband and I purchased 2 of these car seats in 2015. They look nice and are easy to clean up. We have one installed in a jeep grand cherokee, and the other is installed in a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by nicole
I bought this for my nephew and his family. ... They like it. ..It taked up a lot of space to use as a rear facing carseat. .. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer