Diono Radian 3RXT Review– A real crash test?

The little boy was riding behind his dad when a driver ran the red light…

The crash was deafening. The car was hit on the driver’s side. On the same side, where the little boy was sitting. The front of the van was an absolute wreck.

There was a guardian angel. The little boy was unhurt in the crash.

These accidents are all too common nowadays. It’s scary if you think about it one moment you’re riding along maybe even having fun and in the next, you’re getting T-boned. Hopefully, none of us will go through an experience like this.


This is why it’s so important to get the absolute best for your kids. What would’ve happened with the little boy if the parents would’ve chosen a second hand or a cheap car seat? I will not go there.

Luckily the Diono did its job. The little fellow was safe and sound. This is what we like to hear. Yet policemen tell different tales. Since they see all types of accidents, I won’t include those horror ones.

Before we get any further, let me give you a quick preview. It’s a Canadian made car seat. It serves three purposes: rear-facing, front-facing, and booster. It has a narrow profile so that you can do 3 across. This car seat grows as your child grows.

The safety rating is amazing. It offers protection from all sides. It comes with side protection. It’s easy to install thanks to the Superlatch system.

Let’s get this Diono Radian 3RXT 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 Diono Radian 3RXT All-in-One Convertible Car Seat?

It’s called the Cadillac of car seats. This car seat is for parents who want the convenience of 3 across and the safety of a tank. Plus, if you want to keep your child rear-facing as long as possible, you can do it with this car seat.


What can the Diono Radian 3RXT car seat do for you?

They went above and beyond with safety. As one of the parents mentioned, “they have over-engineered it.” No wonder it’s a hassle to install and adjust. The design was on the backburner with this car seat.

Once you get passed this, you will see it’s a tank. Better yet, it’s bombproof. No matter what happens, your child will be safe. It’s roomy so you can use it in rear-facing mode for a long, long time. This is very important for many parents.

You see, rear-facing mode gives the most protection. In some European countries, 4 year rear-facing is mandatory.

It’s sturdy and well built. Guess what it’s actually foldable. This means that you can carry around this tank. Better yet, it’s FAA approved. This car seat is not the lightest one for air travel, but if you don’t have anything else, it will do.

Most of the weight comes from the steel frame. This is a must for absolute protection.

This car seat delivers much quality and great value for the money. It came highly recommended all across the board.


Diono Radian 3RXT shortcomings

Every car seat has flaws. For you to get the full picture, I will tell you which of these are the most important. So you will know ahead of time, and there will be no surprises.

It’s not the most intuitive car seat to install. If you want to save on your nerves, check out the manual first. Only after that, try to install it. To tell you the truth, the instructions aren’t the best. So your safest bet is checking out some YouTube videos.

The biggest issue with this car seat comes from the straps. You have to manually rethread them if you’re adjusting the height of the seat.

It’s a heavy seat which folds to my surprise. So you can take it on trips but do you want to haul it with you?

If you want to utilize the rear-facing mode as long as possible, then you have to mount it in the middle. As your little one grows, you will have to recline the seat. This takes up a lot of space. It fits in a Tesla Model 3 perfectly.

Last but not least, I want to mention that this seat supports three across, but that’s bare.


How To Get The Most Out Of Diono Radian 3RXT All-in-One Convertible Car Seat?

The most important thing with this car seat is to get it installed right. As you have read above, it’s not the easiest one to do. So grab the manual or hit YouTube. Make sure that everything is tight. Just in case you want to be safe, ask a licensed professional’s opinion.

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About Danny Reid
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.
My goal with the reviews is to inform you of the best possible to make the right decision.
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