16 seats in the ADAC-test

Munich, 25 October 2016

In Germany, more children come back to the world. An important question for new parents: How do I transport the offspring as soon as possible in the car? Care to give a response, the Automobile Club ADAC has tested now 16 seats.

A new standard

The result: A none of the candidates got "very good". Nine seats were given the grade "good", two "satisfactory" and one more two furniture 'sufficient'. Three products come through as "poor". Best Q section with the touch of the Cybex Aton 1.7 i-size for newborns until about a year, both with and without corresponding ISOFIX base. For quite some time, there is the so-called "i-size standard" for child safety seats. The first phase of a new EU security regulation, which will make even safer child seats behind. But with the kiddy Phoenix fix 3 for children from one to four years also a product without i-size standard in the ADAC-test cut well.

Operation at the Centre

Now we come to the three Durchfallern of the test: the two seats Recaro Optia and Nuna Rebl have failed in the frontal. At the Optia, the seat is dissipated from the ISOFIX base. Recaro has already launched an Exchange action. Model Rebl Nuna, the metal frame under the seat shell broke in the frontal crash test. The Diono radian 5 fails due to a poor rating in the category of "Operation". Depending on the weight of the child and the type of the installation, various modifications with loose parts must be made in this seat. The risk of misuse is great. Negative: The harness for larger children can do not clamp in this model even under increased effort. Specifically, this example shows that parents when purchasing a child seat should take the young as well as the car, to clarify personal preferences and installation effort. See the complete test results in the image gallery. (rh)