Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Britax Frontier - "We finally have detailed information!"

Have you been searching for information on Britax's newest seat, the Frontier? Are you tired of checking Britax's website and only seeing the image to the left? Look no further because we just found out the detailed specs of the new Britax Frontier.

The Frontier™ Harness-2-Booster™ seat is a combination booster seat that will include best-in-class forward-facing five-point harnessed weight capacity and also serve as a vehicle belt positioning booster. This seat is the highest weight rated seat with the use of the 5 pt harness from 25 to 80 lbs and as a belt positioning booster from 40 to 100 lbs. You must secure the top tether when using the seat with the 5 pt harness.

The Britax Frontier will be available in four fashions upon it's release in early May - Canyon, Red Rock, Rushmore & Pink Sky. Click any of the highlighted links to view all the patterns on our website. The MSRP will be $279.99.

If you are wanting even more detailed information, like harness slot heights or seating area dimensions see the chart below. In my opinion this seat will end up replacing the Britax Regent which is enormous and does not easily fit in many cars. It will also take over the Britax Monarch sales as people will not need to purchase a booster seat if they already purchased the Britax Frontier. Britax's competitor's are finally producing car seats that rival some of the Britax offerings - Graco Nautilus and First Years True-Fit Convertible for example. With the Britax Frontier, they continue to push the envelope on feature filled car seats for your growing child. What's next? No word if the Britax Advocate will ever be released, but they will continue to be at the leading edge of car seat safety and technology.

Overall Product Weight: 24 lbs
Product Dimensions (W x H x D):
  • Seat Dimensions - 19.5 x 22 x 26.5
  • Harnessed ,headrest extended - 19.5 x 27.75 x 27
  • Booster - 19.5 x 22 x 20
  • Booster, headrest extended - 19.5 x 25.25 x 20

Interior Product Dimensions:

  • Seating Compartment Height - 21.5"
  • Seat Area Depth / Width - 13.5" / 12"
  • Shoulder Width - 15.25"
  • Harness Slot Heights - 12.25" / 13.1" / 14" / 14.9" / 15.75" / 16.5" / 17.4" / 18.25"
  • Buckle Strap Depth - 5" / 6.5"/ 8.25"

Box Dimensions:

  • Carton Shape - L-Shape
  • Carton Weight - 28 lbs.
  • Carton Dimensions (W x H x D) - 20" x 26.625" x 19.25"


  1. can you use LATCH or the top tether in booster mode?

  2. After calling everyone I know at Britax I can not officially answer that question, yet. The info. I posted is not the "official and final" release from Britax. I don't think any of that will change but they are still sled testing the seat before they officially release information. I would imagine that the LATCH weight capacity would remain at the same 48 lbs. like every other seat but I can't get a definitive answer on the top tether in booster mode.

    I will update as soon as I have new/official information.