The Britax Boulevard Clicktight And Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Max are two good 2-way seat options. I’d choose the Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Max.

Here’s why.

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ideal use

 


Britax Boulevard Clicktight
Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Max
Rear-Facing Weight:
5 to 40 pounds
Rear-Facing Height:
Head must be 1" below
the top of the fully extended headrest
Up to 40 inches
Forward-Facing Weight:
20 to 65 pounds
22 to 85 pounds
Forward-Facing Height Limit:
Up to 49 inches
Up to 52 inches


The Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Max has an infant wedge that helps raises a newborn and young baby’s bum up. It also helps give a proper fit to small babies up to 15 pounds, although starting 11 pounds, it’s already optional to use the wedge.

The infant wedge makes the Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Max a better fit for newborns and small babies.

Forward-facing-wise, you can also use the Pria 85 Max longer since it has higher weight and height limits.

will it fit in my car?


 
Britax Boulevard Clicktight
Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Max
Width
18.5 inches
20 inches
Height
23.5 inches
26 inches
Depth/Length
23 inches
21 inches


The Britax Boulevard Clicktight can save a little more space compared to the Pria 85 Max.

Although it’s a little shorter, The Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Max is wider and taller.

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instalLation

 


Britax Boulevard Clicktight
Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Max
Do I need to use a pool noodle/rolled towel?
Yes
No
Easy To Install Rear-Facing With LATCH?
No
Yes
Easy To Install Rear-Facing With Seatbelt?
Yes
Easy To Install Forward-Facing With LATCH?
No
Yes
Easy To Install Forward-Facing With Seatbelt?
Yes
Easy To Uninstall?
Yes


With a few tricks and tips stated in the separate videos I have embedded on their individual reviews, the Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Max can be easier to install and uninstall in all modes.

The Britax Boulevard Clicktight is easier to install using the seat belt instead of thru the LATCH. Also uninstalling the Boulevard Clicktight is easier to do with the seat belt installation but not the LATCH.


safety

 


Britax Boulevard Clicktight

Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Max

Country Of Origin:

USA

Steel Frame:

Yes

No

Five-Point Harness?

Yes

Side Impact Tested:

Yes

Approved For Airplane Use:

Yes

Easy To Buckle And Unbuckle?

Yes

The two seats come with unique safety features.

The Britax Boulevard Clicktight has two layers of side impact protection.

As for the Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Max, it has an “Air Protect Technology,” It claims that it is the greatest side impact protection you can get.

Their seat harness buckling system has good features too.

The Boulevard Clicktight gives an audible sound as you tighten to let you know that you are within the proper range of tightness.

The Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Max’s buckles have a unique design so that only parents can easily release it and toddlers will have a hard time figuring out how to do it.

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the seat

 

 
Britax Boulevard Clicktight
Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Max
Is The Material Breathable?
Yes
Seat Weight:
29.4 pounds
17.5 pounds
Machine Washable Cover?
No
Yes
Roomy?
Yes
No-Rethread Harness?
Yes
Comes With An Infant Body Support?
Just removable body pillow
Yes
Easy To Remove Cover?
Yes
Expiration
10 Years
Comes With A Cup Holder?
No
Yes
Shoulder Harness Has Pads?
Yes
Leg Straps Has Pads?
No

These two seats are two of the best well-padded convertible car seats there is.

The Britax Boulevard Clicktight is way heavier than the Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Max. That’s mainly because the Pria 85 Max has a hard plastic frame and the Boulevard Clicktight has a steel-reinforced frame.

You can only hand-wash the seat cover of the Boulevard Clicktight while the Pria 85 Max is machine-washable.

The removable body pillow that the Boulevard Clicktight comes with may not be enough for newborn and young babies while the Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Max infant wedge is specially designed for babies from 5 to 11 pounds.

By default, the Boulevard Clicktight doesn’t come with a cup holder, although some sellers* give it as a freebie. The Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Max comes with a cup holder on one side.

conclusion


There is an approximately USD 30 price difference between the Britax Boulevard Clicktight and the Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Max. The Boulevard Clicktight is more expensive.

Let’s see what the USD 30 is for.

  1. The Boulevard Clicktight can save a little space in the vehicle compared to the Pria 85 Max.
  2. It has a steel-reinforced frame.

Now let's see what the Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Max can offer aside from the obvious savings.

  1. The Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Max has a higher forward-facing weight and height limits.
  2. It’s easier to install and uninstall in all modes.
  3. It’s lighter.
  4. It has a machine-washable cover.
  5. It comes with an infant wedge.
  6. It has a cup holder.

Between the two, I’d get the Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Max.*


Do You Need More Help To Decide Between

The Britax Boulevard Clicktight And Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Max?

 

See My Britax Boulevard Clicktight Review

Read Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Max Review

 

What Do You Think?

Cheers!

Pitin

 

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  1. Can I remove the Maxi Cosi cover and wash it? I would love to purchase this car seat for my grandbaby because he forever spilling things or having accidents in the chair he has now. Also, I feel he will outgrow the seat he uses now really fast.

    1. Hi Jamillah,

      Yes, you can easily remove the cover. After placing the headrest in the highest position, you can remove the headrest pad. After which you need to unbuckle the seat harness and lower the headrest position to remove the seat pad.

      Using cold and gentle cycle, the seat and headrest pads of the Maxi Cosi Pria is washer and dryer safe. The harness covers should be securely fastened before washing separately using cold and gentle cycle, too.

      If the harness straps need cleaning, it can only be done by spot-cleaning. Dry cleaning and bleach is a no-no.

      I hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Pitin

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