2021 American Carseats With Load Leg/Stability Leg
Load legs (aka, stability legs) aren’t a new safety feature but in the past few years they have started to become a popular safety feature on car seats sold in the USA.
This safety technology has been widely used in Europe for decades. The proper use of a load leg significantly enhances crash protection in a frontal crash by stabilizing the rear-facing seat, minimizing webbing stretch (for installations with seatbelt or with flexible LATCH attachments) and helping to maintain a more upright position for the rear-facing child during the crash. These factors help to increase ride-down time and better distribute crash forces. As an added bonus, by limiting the rear-facing seat’s ability to rotate down during a frontal crash, the load leg also helps to reduce the secondary motion, known as “rebound”, that the seat and child will experience.
You can learn all about load leg technology in our in-depth article here: https://carseatblog.com/46830/loadlegs/
As of June 2021, Clek, Cybex, Evenflo, GB, Maxi-Cosi, Nuna and Peg Perego all offer products with load legs. In some cases the manufacturer will refer to this feature as a “stability leg”.
Below is a complete listing of all products currently available in the U.S. with a load leg. At this time, the vast majority of products that offer this feature also come with a premium price tag. However, there are a couple of budget-friendly options and hopefully more on the horizon. The Evenflo LiteMax DLX (MSRP $159.99), is the most affordable seat with a load leg currently for sale in the U.S. and the only one priced under $200.
Carseats with Load Legs
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|Model||Price||LATCH Type||CarseatBlog Review|
|Cybex Aton 2||$279.95||Flexible||Yes|
|Cybex Aton M||$349.95||Flexible|
|Cybex Cloud Q||$399.95||Flexible|
|Cybex Sirona S||$499.95||Flexible|
|Evenflo LiteMax DLX||$159.99||Flexible||Yes|
|Evenflo Gold SecureMax||$219.99||Flexible|
|gb Asana35 DLX||$299.99||Flexible|
|Maxi-Cosi Coral XP||$399.99||Flexible|
|Maxi-Cosi Mico XP Max||$299.99||Flexible|
|Nuna Pipa/Stokke Pipa/Bug Turtle||$319.95||Rigid||Yes|
|Nuna Pipa Lite||$349.95||Rigid||Yes|
|Nuna Pipa RX||$349.95||Rigid|
|Nuna Pipa Lite R||$399.95||Rigid|
|Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 Nido||$349.99||Flexible||Yes|
|Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 Lounge||$399.99||Flexible|
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