ARTICLE by Sophie Peterson

Our ADAC Approved Car Seats for 2024

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The ADAC test scores for baby car seats have just come in, and we’re proud to let you know that many of the top scorers are car seats you can get right here with us at NBS.

We understand that baby car seat shopping can be quite overwhelming, and there’s plenty of technical jargon to get to grips with. We’re here to help explain all you need to know about ADAC testing, what it means, and which models have been tested and given the 2024 ADAC stamp of approval.

What is ADAC?

ADAC stands for Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club, or in English, the General German Automobil Club. It is basically the largest and most authoritative automobile association in Europe that test on car seat safety.

The ADAC car seat tests are known for being much stricter than the legal requirements of regular testing standards which are known as R44.

ADAC uses rigorous safety measures and testing methods to judge and carefully rate every aspect of a car seat, including how it stands in the event of a crash. Their philosophy is to make it clear to parents who are shopping for a car seat, which ones are the safest and crafted and tested to the highest standards.

ADAC Car Seat Testing

ADAC child car seat tests are published twice a year, and they don’t just influence which seats parents buy, but also how brands and manufacturers design and make car seats to improve their performance.

In some cases, manufacturers will even pull their product from the market based on its ADAC score so they can work on improving its features and design. This gives parents peace of mind that a car seat that has been ADAC tested is safer than ever.

ADAC will biannually test selected and new child car seat models and put them through their rigorous and extensive safety tests. The current standard of testing which has been used since 2020 is as follows:

ADAC Approved Car Seats 2024

Nuna PIPA URBN i-Size Infant Carrier

Overall score: GOOD 1.6

The PIPA URBN is the only baseless infant car seat with a pipaFIX™ rigid latch that can install in just 2 seconds, making it perfect for getting on the go quickly and securely. The incredible speed of installation comes without compromising the safety of your loved one – its lightweight design ensures reliable protection while remaining incredibly easy to manoeuvre in tight spaces.

This car seat was marked as an ADAC test winner.

Maxi-Cosi Mica 360 Pro Car Seat

Overall score: GOOD 2.2

The Maxi-Cosi Mica 360 Pro Car Seat offers best-in-class comfort from 0-4 years old, thanks to Maxi-Cosi’s SlideTech™ technology, FlexiSpin rotation, 5 comfortable recline positions and an easy-in harness. Designed to the highest i-Size safety standards, the seat’s integrated base features sliding technology, so it’s easier to get your child in and out of the car. Simply slide, spin & go.

Maxi-Cosi RodiFix Pro2 i-Size Car Seat

 Overall score: GOOD 2.1

The Maxi-Cosi RodiFix Pro2 i-Size Car Seat in Authentic Cognac has 3 recline positions, so your little one can sit back and relax in superior comfort and style for years. With the highest i-size safety standards and an adjustable open design that alters in height and width, your child will always be safe and comfortable as they grow from 3.5 up to 13 years old.


CYBEX Cloud G i-Size Rotating Baby Car Seat

Overall score: GOOD 1.8

The Cloud G i-Size has an ergonomic lie-flat position and ultra-breathable mesh fabrics. The Base G's 180° rotation mechanism and a one-click release system make on & off-boarding child's play. The Cloud G i-Size with Base G truly is a parents best friend.

Cybex Sirona G i-Size Car Seat

Overall score: GOOD 2.3

Sirona G i-Size is the second car seat in of the G-Line modular system. When attached to the 360° rotating ISOFIX Base G, it protects your child until 4 years with a 50% higher safety level compared to the same seat forward-facing.

Cybex Sirona Gi i-Size 360

Overall score: GOOD 2.2

This car seat provides rear-facing protection from birth until 4, resulting in a safety level that is up to 50% higher compared to the same seat in a forward-facing position. While super-breathable mesh fabrics keep your child cool, on the go, the integrated base which can be rotated 360° makes on and off-boarding a breeze.

We are also pleased to announce that CYBEX have been awarded The Baby and Child Brand of the Year at the 2024 Which? Awards. CYBEX is incredibly proud of this achievement, and we are pleased to see the brand’s excellence receiving such high recognition.

We are so pleased that many of our brands have been tested and received such high ADAC scores this year, and we recommend that when buying car seats, parents always check out how it performed in car safety tests.

If you are looking for more support and information about car seat safety, ADAC testing, and which car seat is best for you and your family, you can always visit us in store and chat to our product specialists. In store you can also receive a free car seat fitting and installation demonstration so you can make sure you are always installing your car seat in the safest way to protect your little passenger.

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