Earlier this year, we reported some improvements to the Britax Pioneer 70 along with some changes for all Britax Frontier 90 and Pinnacle 90 harness-to-booster models. Britax has made some additional improvements to all these models in response to a “Check Fit” rating from the IIHS that we reported last year. For many kids, there was no issue at all. For some, especially smaller kids in certain vehicles, the booster fit was not as good as it could be. Britax resolved this issue immediately by offering a SecureGuard clip upon request to owners using these products as boosters. This not only improved lap belt fit in booster mode, but also provided a 4th point of restraint, unique to Britax boosters.
In mid-July, Britax revised the lap belt guides to improve lap belt fit without the need for a SecureGuard clip. Below you can see some comparison photos between the original and revised products. In general, the original design is on the left, while the updated design is on the right. The improvement is modest, but can make a difference depending upon the child and vehicle.