No, SS isn’t for “Super Sport”, it’s for “Safety Surround”.  We previewed it last fall at the ABC Kids Expo.  The newest Turbo is very similar to the original high back Turbo, with the addition of improved side impact protection for the head and torso.  Look for the Graco HighBack TurboBooster Car Seat with Safety Surround next week at a Target store near you!  I know some of you at Car-Seat.Org have asked about the screws for adjusting the armrests and yes, they are still there.  The Graco owner’s manual indicates that the useful lifespan is 10 years from the date of manufacture.  Check back for our Graco Turbo Safety Surround Review soon!


TurboBooster® with Safety Surround™ – MSRP $79.99

We are excited to bring new innovation to a category that has become increasingly important as parents are beginning to keep their kids in boosters longer due to the AAP recommendation and multiple states changing their booster law requirements and recognizing the importance of booster seats for kids! We are excited to announce that TurboBooster® with Safety Surround™ will be launching exclusively at Target on May 27th both in store and online!

What makes this seat so special? As you are aware, the United States currently does not have a standard for side impact testing. Because of this, we searched the globe to find a standard we at Graco believe to be the most comprehensive – and so we decided on the European draft standard. We have taken our seats with Safety Surround™ side impact technology to Europe and tested against their draft standard to ensure that we have the best side impact protection – a side impact protection that truly grows with your child across the entire weight range of the seat.

The TurboBooster® with Safety Surround™ securely transports your big kid from 30-100 lbs. in highback mode and 40-100lbs in backless mode. The Safety Surround™ technology is integrated into the headrest as well as the side wings on the backrest ensuring the technology is there every step of the way offering a child the best head and body protection at each stage. In addition, the seat is Safe Seat Engineered and meets or exceeds all applicable US safety Standards. It has all of the great features of our top rated TurboBooster® – like hide-away cup holders and grow with me features like the height adjustable headrest and armrests, but this seat has been enhanced to provide superior side impact protection in highback mode.

  • Safety Surround™ Side Impact Protection truly grows with your child at each stage offering the best head and body protection
  • More rigorously crash tested – In addition to meeting or exceeding U.S. safety standards this seat
  • meets both Graco’s side impact testing and Europe’s draft side impact standard
  • Helps safely transport your “big kid” from 30-100 lbs
  • Top rated by leading consumer magazines and publications
  • Designed with the style and comfort features that kids love
  • Easily converts to backless booster for years of use
  • EPS, energy absorbing foam for effective impact energy management
  • Fully-adjustable headrest keeps your growing child secure
  • Open-loop belt guides help you correctly position your vehicle’s seat belt
  • Padded, height-adjustable armrests and hide-away cup holders keep kids smiling