Britax Pinnacle Review – Is it the right choice?

The safest car seat you can buy for your child…

There are a few different brands to choose from. Some pass the minimum government standards and those who go beyond.


Child safety is not where people should look to save a buck. The more protection you can get, the better for the kids. Britax is one of those car seat brands that have the highest safety ratings. They got there by doing more than the minimum required.

Besides safety, this car seat is a lifer. Some prefer to buy a car seat for each development stage. There’s nothing wrong with that. And some parents invest in the future.

The Pinnacle is a 5-point harness seat that can be transformed into a booster seat. By getting these two in one solution, you will be saving money compared to buying two different car seats.

This is rarely talked about, but getting one car seat instead of two or four, you will be saving time. You only have to learn to install one car seat, not more. The major selling point for the other seat is that it might offer more comfort, and this comes at a price.

Before we get any further, let me give you a quick preview. This car seat comes with the ClickTight tech. It means that you will be able to install it in less than five minutes. There are two functions for the Pinnacle, which are harness and booster seat mode.

It’s one of the safest car seats you can buy. When it comes to side impact protection, your child will be kept safe by 3 layers. Not to mention it comes with SafeCell tech, which absorbs energy. As you have seen in the picture, there are two cup holders included.

Let’s get this Britax Frontier review started. If you stick with me until the end, I will tell you the pros/cons. Some of them are unexpected, to say the least.


Who is the Britax Pinnacle ClickTight Booster Car Seat?

This car seat is for parents who like to save money by investing in the future. Also, it’s for parents who want to keep their children protected in the 5-point harness as long as possible.

With Britax, you can’t go wrong. It’s made in the USA and has the best safety ratings.


What can the Britax Pinnacle car seat do for you?

I don’t know who invented that Clicktight tech, but it’s a real lifesaver. In the meaning that you don’t have to have acrobatic skills to get it installed. Neither you need super strength. It’s simple and efficient.

From toddler age up until your child gets their license, this car seat will serve well. If you want to use the maximum out of the 5-point harness, you can do it until your child reaches 90 pounds. That’s unheard of in this industry.

The headrest can be easily adjusted. Plus, there’s no need to manually rethread the straps ever. This is a major selling point for me because I can never get it done. So I always had to ask my husband to help out. Not anymore. It’s automatic.

I have to mention the customer service. The team is exceptional. If you have any questions, do reach out, and they will sort you out quickly.

Now this car seat is heavy thanks to the steel frame. It offers the best protection possible. Besides the typical front and rear impact protection, the Pinnacle comes with side protection as well. They went overboard with it. Other brands have one or two protection layers; meanwhile, Britax has three.

It’s super comfortable, and it’s easy to sleep thanks to the recline options. The car seat is a bit higher than the rest, so your kiddo can see more.

Last but not least, I want to mention the fabric. It’s durable, washable, and keeps your child cool.


Britax Pinnacle shortcomings

There’s no such thing as the perfect car seat. I haven’t found one that doesn’t have flaws. I will share with you the flaws so you will get the full picture. Let’s dig in.

With all two in one solution, this car seat is heavy. After you have installed it, you won’t have the motivation to haul it from one car to the next.

It’s not just heavy but wide as well. 3 across is not possible.

Some parents reported that the seat tends to rattle. And in most cases, it happens when the seat is empty. I haven’t experienced it and thought I would still mention it.

One of the biggest issues with the Pinnacle is that it’s hard to get those straps tight. For some, even with the strength of Hulk, they didn’t manage to get it tight enough.

So these would be the shortcomings of the Pinnacle. What do you think are any of them deal-breakers? If not, let’s get to the next chapter.


How To Get The Most Out Of Britax Pinnacle ClickTight Booster Car Seat?

Once you get the car seat, you need to decide where you will install it. The safest place is in the middle of the car. Now I know for some this is not a good fit so here’s the second safest place which is behind the driver.

Once that’s decided, it’s time to install it. The Clicktight tech makes it super easy. Now, if you want to be on the safe side, ask a second opinion from a licensed professional. Here’s a good rule of thumb the wiggle room should be less than an inch.



Finally a car seat that’s easy to install thanks to the ClickTight tech

It’s super comfortable even on long trips

Every child wants to feel big, so this is the ideal “big kido seat.”


It’s heavy and hard to move from car to car

These car seats are wide, so 3 across will not be possible


Conclusion for the Britax Pinnacle Review

As you have seen, this Britax car seat offers a lot of protection. It went above and beyond the minimum government laws. This is why your kids will be safe in case of an accident. Also, we shouldn’t forget about the flaws. This car seat is a lifer from toddler age to young kids; it will keep them safe.

We have reached the end of the Britax Pinnacle review. I hope you have learned a lot about this car seat if you feel that this is the right fit for you to get it as soon as possible because stocks are running low.

If you have tips and ideas, do share them below.

Catch you next time.


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About Danny Reid

Danny here, no matter in which market you’re in it’s flooded with products. Maybe you want a new stereo, amps, speakers or subs? This is why the blog exists to cut through the clutter.
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