Graco TurboBooster Highback Booster Car Seat Review

It is essential to have a good car seat for your child. It is not just a safety issue, but it may also make driving your child more fun than a flight. If you are looking for a booster seat for your child aged 4 to 10, I highly recommend the Graco TurboBooster Highback Booster Car Seat for a variety of reasons, including its safety, durability, and affordability.

Just keep in mind that they do sell a Turbobooster without the LATCH component, which I do not suggest. The LATCH secures the car seat to the seat in your vehicle, providing better stability and a safer ride. I would not recommend the Turbobooster you are considering if it lacks that component.

Car seat recommendations change frequently, and they differ by state. To avoid getting a ticket, make sure you verify with your state laws regarding what they prescribe for your youngster.

Features of Graco TurboBooster Highback Booster Car Seat Review

There are some things you may consider before choosing the right car seat.

1. Comfort

This car seat is quite comfortable for your child. It has a cup holder, so keep a cup with something in it at all times otherwise, your child will remind you that you forgot it. (Sarcasm intended.) It also offers a unique hiding storage area for your kids’ belongings.

I’m not sure about you, but my daughter enjoyed bringing all of her garbage (I mean toys) into the van. It drove me insane. I wish we had a location where she could bring only a few items to store in her private hideaway. I could have limited what she could carry to what would fit in that compartment that way.

The Turbobooster also includes a completely adjustable headrest to accommodate your child’s demands. Because children’s proportions vary, having this choice ensures that your child’s head and neck are supported, especially if they tend to fall asleep in the car. Nothing is more upsetting than seeing your child’s head flop around in the backseat.

Unfortunately, this booster seat lacks the padding found in others. This can cause soreness on your child’s bottom after extended car rides. If you’re anything like my kids, you don’t get very far before someone needs to stop and stroll about.

2. Safety

The safety of a car seat is most likely the most crucial consideration. Their job is to keep your child safe. As previously stated, purchase the Graco Turbobooster with the LATCH system.

This not only secures the seat in the vehicle but also keeps it stable for your child when they insist on fastening themselves up. (You’ve got to love independence!) It will also reduce the impact of the seat belt on them in the event of a collision because the seat will not go forward because it is attached to the car.

That LATCH system also protects other children in the automobile. The Graco TurboBooster has a peak crash force that is twice the standard for car seats and fulfills all criteria. The high back booster has also been side-impact tested. Finally, this seat is quite safe and has been well tested.

3. Durability

The Graco TurboBooster is suitable for children aged 4 to 10. It can accommodate children weighing 30 to 100 pounds. Children weighing 30 pounds and up can use it as a highback belt positioned booster, while children weighing 40 pounds and up can use it as a backless booster. Please consult your state’s regulations about car seat weight restrictions.

I understand what you’re thinking. Who wants to use the same car seat for the next six years? The seat cushion, on the other hand, is machine washable, which is fantastic. I despise handwashing car seat parts, especially when they smell like vomit or old milk.

4. Price

I like how cheap this car seat is, especially because it may be used for years. In comparison to other booster seats, it falls somewhere in the middle. (You never want to get the most expensive or cheapest item.) Furthermore, car seats are frequently on sale!

5. Ease of Use

The Graco TurboBooster is lightweight, weighing only about 10 pounds, making it simple to transfer across a driveway or parking lot with one hand.

It is also simple to install and may be attached to the latches that your vehicle’s seats already have. It also incorporates a one-handed adjustment for the front hand latch. This locks the car seat into place in the vehicle.

Another amazing aspect of this seat is its narrowness. If you have numerous children in car seats, you know how difficult it is to fit them all in one backseat, and someone typically ends up wailing. Because it is only 16.75 inches broad, it may easily fit between two bulkier seats.

6. Appearance

The Graco TurboBooster is an eye-catching car seat. It does not have obnoxious designs and is quite attractive. The majority of the colors are neutral, but they do provide options for your child to feel like it is theirs. I really like the way these look, but I can’t put my finger on why.

Graco TurboBooster Highback Installation

Graco TurboBooster Highback Installation

1. Install Armrests

Press the armrests into the opening in the base to secure them. Pull up on the armrests to ensure they are securely attached.

2. Cupholder

A CUPHOLDER IS REQUIRED. Remove the cupholder from the compartment at the bottom of the base. Align the cupholder’s tabs on the side and bottom with the slots in the base, then press the cupholder into place. DO NOT REMOVE THE CUPHOLDER AFTER IT HAS BEEN ATTACHED.

3. Seat Pad

Wrap the seat pad around the front of the base and secure it with elastic straps.

4. Pad for the back

Your lower back support pad may not be attached to the back support on some models. Place the lower back support pad around the support’s edges as shown.

Then attach the lower elastic strap to the metal hook on the opposite side of the seat pad. Step 5 is skipped if your lower back support pad is already attached.

5. Back support

Squeeze the red adjustment button and slide the two pieces together until they click together. CHECK by pulling on two pieces to ensure they are securely snapped together.

6. Elastic Straps

Attach the elastic strap to the metal hook on the opposite side of the seat pad, as shown. Step 7 can be skipped if your elastic strap is already attached.

7. Fabric for Head Support

Flip the seat over and, as shown, insert the fabric from the head support beneath the fabric on the lower back support. Squeeze the red adjustment button to separate the upper and lower back pieces to make fabric insertion easier.

8. Attach the Backrest

Connect the backrest to the base. The “U”-shaped hooks on the bottom of the backrest will interlock with the bars on the base. When attaching the backrest to the base, make sure that no part of the seat covering interferes.

9. Backrest

Push the backrest up once it is securely attached to the base. Your Graco booster seat is now fully operational.

Product Benefits
  • Cost-effective
  • Vehicle head support is not required.
  • Backless mode is activated.
  • There are cup holders.
  • Simple to use
  • U-shaped hooks on the backrest’s bottom to secure the Back to the base.
The Negative Things
  • Assembly is required, specifically screws in the armrests.
  • The booster must not protrude beyond the edge of the vehicle seat.
  • There are no lower anchors.

Final Verdict

The Graco TurboBooster Highback Booster Seat is an excellent choice for a booster car seat. As long as it has the LATCH system, I would recommend purchasing it.

(I’m not sure why they sell them without it.) It just seems so risky to me!) I’m hoping that this car seat will lead to many happy road trips in the future!