Britax B-Safe 35 vs Elite

Britax B-Safe 35

If you want to learn the differences between Britax B-Safe 35 and Britax B-Safe 35 Elite, two premium infant seats from Britax, here is everything you need to consider  before choosing one.

Both infants seats have a maximum weight limit of 35 pounds and height limit of 32 inches. also seated shoulder height limits are same too. They also share the same basic safety and installation features, like integrated steel bars, safecenter LATCH, dual level indicators, built-in lockoffs and 5 point harness. Both car seats also certified for  aircraft travel.

ModelBritax B-Safe 35Britax B-Safe 35 Elite
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TypeInfant SeatInfant Seat
Minimum Weight Limit4 pounds4 pounds
Maximum Weight Limit35 pounds35 pounds
Side Impact Protection
-Rigid Shell with Deep Side Wings
-Integrated steel bars
-Energy-Absorbing Foam
-Impact-absorbing Safecell Base
-Rigid Shell with Deep Side Wings
-Integrated steel bars
-Energy-Absorbing Foam
-Impact-absorbing Safecell Base
-Extra-padded Head Restraint
Height Limit32 Inches32 Inches
Harness Type5-point, Easy-Release Harness5-point, No-rethread harness
Expiration6 years6 years
Compatible StrollersCompatible with the Britax Chaperone and B-Series strollersCompatible with the Britax Chaperone and B-Series strollers
Quick-adjust head protectionnoyes
Premium fabrics, padding & easy-remove covernoyes

So What are the Differences?

The first difference is that,  their side impact protection systems are slightly different. The B-Safe 35 comes with Safecell Complete Side Impact Protection while Elite comes with Safecell Complete Side Impact Protection Plus which also Extra-padded Head Restraint.
b-safe35-elite-side-imapact-protectionThe second difference is about harness, with B-safe 35 you have harness adjustment options of  5/7/9/11 inches. B-Safe Elite comes with two more harness slot height positions, 5.5/6.5/8/8.75/10/11 inches. Also B-Safe Elite features No-re-thread harness which makes it easier to use the seat than B-Safe 35. b-safe35-elite-harness

The third difference is the B-Safe 35 Elite’ seat cover is very easier to remove which is a bit complex and slower in the B-Safe 35.

b-safe35-level-indicator b-safe35-lockoffs