The Cybex Sirona S car seat is the epitome of luxury in car seats. With its sleek design, premium materials, state-of-the-art safety features, and 360-degree rotation, find out why the Cybex Sirona S is one of the best car seats currently available.
4 to 50 pounds
Rear-Facing Height Limit:
17 to 49 inches
Up to 65 pounds
Forward-Facing Height Limit:
Up to 49 inches
The Cybex Sirona S car seat is perfect for children between 4 and 65 pounds, with heights ranging from 17 to 49 inches.
In the rear-facing mode, the infant insert should be used for weights up to 11 lbs but can work until 22 lbs.
The rear-facing mode can continue to be used for up to 50 pounds, after which the forward-facing mode can be used until 65 pounds and 49 inches.
Unfortunately, there is no booster mode available for this car seat meaning it is only a two-way seat.
The dimensions of the Cybex Sirona S car seat straight out of the box are 19 inches in width, 24 inches in height, and 30 inches long.
In the rear-facing upright position, its dimensions become 23 inches high and 21.5 wide.
When facing forward, the seat's height increases to 31 inches but reduces its length to 28.5 inches.
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Easy To Install Rear-Facing?
Easy To Install Forward-Facing?
Easy To Uninstall?
Struggling to install the Cybex Sirona S with LATCH? Here's a trick some parents advise:
Thread the tail of the belt back through and stand behind it, pushing down firmly. This should work and won't move once tightened. Before trying this technique, the belt may be loose enough to wobble - but after tightening up it shouldn't move anymore.
Here are the LATCH installations instructions as per Cybex site.
How To Install The Cybex Sirona S Rear-Facing With LATCH
How To Install The Cybex Sirona S Forward-Facing With LATCH And Tether
Some parents have reported that the seat wobbles too much when locked into the base.
It's important to remember that when testing for wobbling, it should only be done on the belt path. Testing from the headrest or another part of the seat won't give a true indication and may result in more movement.
If you experience wobbling at the top, this doesn't necessarily mean it's installed incorrectly. When testing on the belt path, there shouldn't be more than 1 inch of movement.
The quality of the vehicle seat itself could also be a source of wiggling. One parent observed a lot of "loose spaces" near the back when they took out the infant car seat they used to use, which seemed to be not reversible and permanent. This made it difficult for the bottom and back of the Cybex car seat to have a good grip on the seat. Installing the Cybex S on the other, unused side of the rear seat instantly solved this issue with wiggling.
Here are the installations instructions using the vehicle seat belt (and tether).
How To Install The Cybex Sirona S Rear-Facing With Seat Belt
How To Install The Cybex Sirona S Forward-Facing With Seat Belt And Tether
To save time on installation, using the vehicle seatbelt is the best option as there is no weight limit on the belt compared to using LATCH installation.
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Easy To Buckle And Unbuckle?
The Cybex Sirona S has plenty of safety features, but the most notable is the load leg. It's an integrated structural element at the base of the car seat, reaching down to the vehicle floor and distributing crash forces away from the child by transferring crash energy to the vehicle's floor. This feature is height adjustable so it can be perfectly tailored to your car.
The Sirona S car seat also features an anti-rebound design which helps reduce movement towards the rear of the vehicle in a crash, thus reducing crash forces for the occupant. This has a similar effect to the separately sold Anti-Rebound Bar for Britax Clicktight car seats.
The Cybex car seat also comes with the Linear Side Impact Protection (L.S.P) feature, which absorbs forces of a side impact crash and directs them into the energy-absorbing shell away from the child's neck. Placing the L.S.P system on the side of the car seat facing the door helps keep your child safer by taking the primary impact force in near-side impact situations.
And last but not the least, by connecting the SensorSafe 4-in-1 Safety Kit to your smartphone after you have secured your child car seat's 5-point harness system, you will be alerted to critical situations such as if the child has been left unattended in the car, if temperatures become too hot or cold, if they unbuckle their clip or if they've been seated for a prolonged period of time.
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Consider narrowing down your options by focusing on those made with EPP or EPS foam for impact management. Both materials meet government safety regulations, but EPP foam is more elastic and less brittle than EPS foam, making it better at withstanding multiple impacts and regaining its shape.
Keep in mind that any seat involved in an accident should be replaced, regardless of the foam type.
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Machine Washable Cover?
Easy To Remove Cover?
Comes With A Cup Holder?
Shoulder Harness Has Pads?
The Cybex Sirona S is incredibly comfortable and soft, but it weighs 30.4 pounds so carrying it out of the car will be awkward - as there is no handle anywhere on the seat.
This is a one piece car seat and the base doesn’t detach, unlike the Evenflo Gold Revolve 360.
To swivel, you will need to gently squeeze the recline handle and push the seat up to a full upright position, and swivel the seat to the desired position for loading and unloading.
If the swivel feature is stuck, it could be from your child's snacks grinding into the track when you try to rotate it - making maneuvering difficult. It can also be caused by a plastic piece along the base that frequently comes off, hindering its ability to spin.
Here’s a helpful video for unlocking a stucked seat rotation.
Finally, since the tether is needed to keep the seat firmly attached when facing forward, it will stop the seat from rotating. This means it will only rotate if in a rear-facing position, just like the Graco Turn2Me.
The Cybex Sirona S seat is luxurious in all regards - materials, look, feel, safety features. While some parents may have difficulty installing it initially, most agree that it's worth the effort and are happy they persevered to secure it. After having it properly installed, it's well worth the effort.
While the seat attached to the base might “wiggle,” Cybex assures that this is normal unless there is more than an inch of wiggle when tested in the belt path of the base.
Cybex also justifies its expensive price point by including features that are usually sold a la carte for other car seats, such as the anti-rebound bar.
One major thing that Cybex should improve is to incorporate the rotation feature even in front-facing mode, without having to remove the Tether strap. Afterall, the 360 degrees rotation is the main selling point of this car seat. If addressed, then all other minor flaws can be easily forgiven.
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