Chicco NextFit vs Chicco Nextfit Zip

Here is a comparison between Chicco NextFit and Chicco Nextfit Zip car seats. Both are great car seats from Chicco but there are some small differences.

Both seats have some common features, namely;

  • ReclineSure 9-Position Leveling
  • SuperCinch LATCH Tightener
  • 6-Position Headrest
  • Adjustable Shoulder Straps

The main difference which also names Chicco Nextfit Zip is the “Zip feature“, it has a machine-washable seat pad that zips out for easy cleaning.

ModelChicco NextFit Convertible Car SeatChicco Nextfit Zip
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Price
Rear Facing Minimum Weight Limit
5 lbs.
5 lbs.
Rear Facing Maximum Weight Limit
40 lbs.
40 lbs.
Forward Facing Minimum Weight Limit
22 lbs.
22 lbs.
Forward Facing Maximum Weight Limit
65 lbs.
65 lbs.
Rear Facing Height Limit49 inches49 inches
Forward Facing Height Limit
49 inches
49 inches
Lowest Harness Position5.5 inches with insert-
Highest Harness Position17.5 inches-
Safety Features
  • Two position crotch buckle
  • Push button lower anchor connectors with SuperCinch tightening mechanism
  • 9 recline positions
  • Seat belt lockoffs for rear and forward facing
  • 5-point harness with one-pull tightener
  • 2-position chest clip for growing children
  • 6-position adjustable headrest
Installation Features
  • Built-in belt lock-offs for installation with vehicle belt
  • Exclusive SuperCinch LATCH Tightener to help achieve a tight installation
  • Integrated LATCH storage compartments
  • Built in lock-offs for vehicle belt installation
Harness Type5-point harness with one-pull tightener5-point harness with one-pull tightener
Expiration
8 years
8 years
Pros
  • Great safety features,very protective shell design
  • Easy to install, and move between vehicles
  • Materials and fabric are top-notch quality
  • Great safety features,very protective shell design
  • Easy to install, and move between vehicles
  • Materials and fabric are top-notch quality