The Chicco Nextfit and Britax Boulevard Clicktight are comparable in many aspects, but it seems that the Nextfit is a better choice. However, the Chicco Nextfit has major downsides you have to consider.

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ideal use

 

 

Chicco Nextfit

Britax Boulevard Clicktight

Rear-Facing Weight:

5-40 pounds

Forward-Facing Weight:

22-65 pounds

20-65 pounds

Height Limit:

Up to 49 inches

will it fit in my car?

 

 
Chicco Nextfit
Britax Boulevard Clicktight
Width
19 inches
18.5 inches
Height
29.2 inches
23.5 inches
Depth/Length
21 inches
23 inches
Recline Positions
9
7

The Chicco Nextfit is a little wider than the Britax Boulevard Clicktight, but not much. Only half an inch more.

The Chicco Nextfit is known for its “high profile.” It has high sides and also taller than the Boulevard Clicktight seat.

If you recline the Nextfit all the way, expect to move the front passenger more to the front if you have a smaller vehicle. Its default height plus the generous number of recline positions will surely eat up space.

Although the Boulevard Clicktight is longer, to begin with, it will only be obvious that it’s longer when you don’t recline the two seats at all, especially in the forward-facing position.

The Chicco Nextfit is “bulkier” overall.

instalLation

 

 

Chicco Nextfit

Britax Boulevard Clicktight

Do I need to use a pool noodle/rolled towel?

No

Yes

Easy To Install Rear-Facing?

Yes

Easy To Install Forward-Facing?

Yes

Level Indicator

Dual bubble indicator on both sides

Easy To Uninstall?

Yes

Although the Boulevard Clicktight comes with 7 recline positions, there is a need to use a pool noodle sometimes, especially if you feel the need for more recline for younger babies.

Installing the Chicco Nextfit seems to be a sure way process. It even has labels on where to pull first and next.

The Britax Boulevard Clicktight will need you to pay close attention to properly installing it. The easier way seems to be by seatbelt instead of the LATCH. I have embedded some useful videos on a separate review to help you understand what I’m talking about.

safety

 

 

Chicco Nextfit

Britax Boulevard Clicktight

Country Of Origin:

China

USA

Steel Frame:

Yes

Five-Point Harness?

Yes

Side Impact Tested:

Yes

Approved For Airplane Use:

Yes

Easy To Buckle And Unbuckle?

Yes

Both seats are well-known for their safety features.

The Nextfit has “high sides” for added side impact protection should there be a side collision.

The Boulevard Clicktight has an “impact-absorbing base” which helps divert the collision energy to its base instead of to the seat and the passenger.

Buckling your child in the seat will be an easy job for both.

The Boulevard Clicktight, however, has an extra feature called “click and safe snug” harness indicator. When you pull the harness adjuster, a click will be heard to let you know that you have reached the proper range of fit.

the seat

 

 

Chicco Nextfit

Boulevard Clicktight

Is The Material Breathable?

Yes

Seat Weight:

25.5 pounds

29.4 pounds

Machine Washable Cover?

Yes

No

Roomy?

Yes

No-Rethread Harness?

Yes

Comes With An Infant Body Support?

Yes

Just removable pillow

Easy To Remove Cover?

No

Yes

Expiration

8 years

10 years

Comes With A Cup Holder?

Yes

No

Shoulder Harness Has Pads?

Yes

Leg Straps Has Pads?

No

Both seats are made with a breathable material.

The Boulevard Clicktight is heavier, so when transporting it for air travel, consider getting a travel cart, like the Britax Car Seat Travel Cart.*

You can wash the seat cover of the Nextfit in a washing machine, while the Boulevard Clicktight is only good for hand-washing.

When you need to remove the cover of the Nextfit, it can be time-consuming. The Boulevard Clicktight will be an easier job.

Both are roomy, but the high sides in the Nextfit will make your child more cramped as they grow.

You wouldn’t have to manually adjust the harness height for both seats. You only have to move the headrest up and down and the harness height will go with it.

You will have to get separate infant support* and cup holder* for the Boulevard Clicktight since it doesn’t come with it.

Britax Boulevard has 10 years before it expires. That’s 2 more years than the Chicco Nextfit.

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conclusion


There’s an approximately USD 80 price difference between the two, the Boulevard Clicktight is more expensive.

However, the Chicco Nextfit seems to have more advantages.

  1. Cheaper
  2. Dummy-proof installation process both by LATCH and seatbelt
  3. More recline positions
  4. "Lighter"
  5. Machine-washable cover
  6. Comes with infant support
  7. Comes with a cup holder

These 7 points can be enough to choose the Nextfit, however, the Chicco Nextfit has major downsides.

The first thing to remember is to only get it if you have a large vehicle. The presence of its high sides may hinder in easily putting your younger baby in and out of the seat, especially if you cannot position yourself directly or almost directly in front of the seat to access the buckles and have your child seated properly.

Next, every time you need to wash the seat cover, it can become a painful task. In this case, Chicco has made the Zip version* so you will just have to unzip the cover for washing.

The price of the Chicco Nextfit Zip is almost the same price to the Boulevard Clicktight.

But knowing the above advantages of the Nextfit against the Boulevard Clicktight, I’d probably just settle with the Nextfit* or the Nextfit Zip,* provided that I own a large vehicle, to begin with.

The Boulevard Clicktight* can do a decent job as well, but for a higher cost and additional upsells.

Do You Need More Help To Decide Between

The Chicco Nextfit Vs Britax Boulevard Clicktight?

 

Read My Chicco Nextfit Review

See My Britax Boulevard Clicktight Review

 

What do you think?

I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments section below!

Cheers!

Pitin

 

The Chicco Nextfit Vs Britax Boulevard Clicktight
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  1. Britax Boulevard Clicktight it is!!! Sounds like it is much more durable and the impact absorbing base caught my attention. Safety First. Thanks for the awesome article. You’ve just saved me a great deal of time.

    1. Hi Chani,

      You’re welcome. I am confident that both seats are safe, but yes, the Boulevard Clicktight has some bells and whistles for added safety.

      Regards,
      Pitin

    1. Hi Talzus,

      Yes. Both of them have LATCH system.

      For the benefit of first-time parents reading this comment, Isofix can also be called LATCH or Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (US), UAS (“Universal Anchorage System”) or Canfix (Canada). It is also sometimes referred to as “Universal Child Safety Seat System” or UCSSS.

      Regards,
      Pitin

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