Diono Radian RXT Convertible Car Seat

The company formerly known as Sunshine Kids Juvenile Products changed their name to Diono in September 2011. With the name change came along a change in some of their products. The Radian RXT Convertible Car Seat is one of the products that got an amazing revamp when it became a 3-in-1 car seat. It is a very versatile car seat and may be the only car seat you will ever need as it is useful from 5 lbs to 120 lbs. Babies sit rear facing in the car seat from 5-45 lbs and forward facing from 20lbs to 80 lbs in a 5 point harness. The seat then converts to a highback booster seat until 120 lbs.

Features of the Radian RXT:

  • 5 point harness has 5 harness height positions so you can adjust it to the needs of your child
  • 3 buckle positions for a better fit
  • 2 recline positions in the forward facing position – makes it easier for installation in some cars
  • EPS foam surrounds the head and body to provide complete side impact protection.
  • The SuperLATCH system of Diono makes installation very easy (a simple push and its done) – read the manual to install (this is the only car seat rated for latch use up to 80 lbs)
  • Steel alloy frame
  • Reinforced sidewalls
  • Memory foam padding
  • Adjustable head rest – 12 levels
  • Infant body pillows
  • Diono’s patented SafeStop energy absorbing harness
  • Sits low in the car which makes it easy for a child to climb into.
  • Expandable sides – armrest can be adjusted in or out
  • Longer seat bottom allow for space for a growing child
  • Comes with 1 cup holder with the option to buy 3 more for a total of 4 cup holders attached to the car seat
  • Folds flat for transport and storage.
  • 3 Radian RXT’s can be placed in a row on 1 car bench.
  • Car seat covers and head cover are removable and washable.
  • 10 year life
  • NCAP crash tested – industry benchmark for verifying car seat performance in an accident – see the results here
  • Available in a rainbow of fun colors

The one negative is that the car seat is heavy to carry (26 lbs) due to the steel alloy frame. Other than that there is not much negative to say about the Radian RXT. Overall it is a safe, secure and reliable car seat that will save you money in the long run if you only buy this 1 car seat.