by Amy Venzke April 29, 2021 6 min read
Peg-Perego is one of the most trusted names in baby gear: The Italian company is one of the only brands that manufactures products in Europe, not China—just as they’ve done since 1949, when Giuseppe Perego made a baby carriage for his son, Lucio (now the company president).
The present-day company offers a multitude of products that fall under two brands: Peg-Perego and Agio, a line that’s exclusive to specialty retailers like Strolleria and offers advantages like more premium materials and a longer warranty of 5 years.
The Peg-Perego line has also evolved to include five versions of baby’s “first ride,” the Primo Viaggio infant car seat:
While every Peg-Perego car seat offers top safety and comfort features, the three models differ in their bases, price and functionality.
The Nido car seats build on the Primo Viaggio by adding a load leg, a feature in the base that stabilizes the seat in a crash. The Lounge versions introduce another feature: a recline function that allows your baby to lie flat when you’re using the car seat on a stroller.
We’ll compare the Peg-Perego and Agio car seat models in-depth in this comparison.
A $50 price difference separates each car seat model, with some colors of the Nido priced $50 to $100 higher because of their more premium fabrics. That gives the Peg-Perego line a price range of $299.99 to $449.99.
The Peg-Perego and Agio versions of the Nido and Lounge car seats are the same price, making Agio versions a better value considering their upgraded fabrics and longer warranty (5 years, compared to 2 years for Peg-Perego).
All Peg-Perego and Agio infant car seats can be used from 4 to 35 pounds (hence the 4-35 in each model’s name). Typically, though, your baby will outgrow the car seat once he reaches 32 inches in height, around age 1.
The Lounge car seats are slightly larger and about 2 pounds heavier than the Primo Viaggio and Nido because of the mechanism that allows the car seat to recline.
All three models have the same core features:
Each model varies by the car seat base, the canopy and the recline feature.
CAR SEAT MODEL
|Peg-Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35||Anti-rebound bar||Standard||No|
|Peg-Perego or Agio Nido||Anti-rebound bar and load leg||Pagoda||No|
|Peg-Perego or Agio Lounge||Anti-rebound bar and load leg||Pagoda||Yes|
Let's take a closer look at the features that vary by model.
The Nido and Lounge models also add a load leg, a steel bar that extends from the base to the floor of your car.
Working in tandem with the anti-rebound bar, the load leg keeps the car seat anchored and prevents rotating or rebounding in a collision. A study by Consumer Reports found that load legs can reduce the risk of head and neck injury by up to 46 percent.
Most car seats on the market don’t have a load leg or an anti-rebound bar, and some have either one or the other. The Peg-Perego Nido and Lounge car seats are some of the only seats that include both for an additional measure of safety.
While the canopy of the Primo Viaggio is a standard length, the Nido and Lounge feature an extendable Pagoda canopy that zips out for complete coverage. The sides of the canopy are also ventilated to keep your baby comfortable in warm weather.
A typical car seat positions baby to be slightly upright, which isn’t the safest or most ergonomic position for an infant’s developing head and neck. The baby’s airways are slightly compressed in a car seat, so it’s not recommended to leave her in a car seat for long periods of time.
The Lounge functions like a typical car seat in your vehicle (for safety reasons, it shouldn’t be reclined while driving). But once you attach the car seat to your stroller, it acts more like a flat stroller seat or bassinet when adjusted to one of three recline positions—making it a safer and more comfortable place for your baby to rest while strolling.
Car seat adapters are either included or not required when using a Peg-Perego stroller and car seat together. Strollers like the Peg-Perego Booklet have adapters built into the stroller seat, while the Agio Z4 and Peg-Perego YPSI come with a set of adapter “links” that remain attached to the car seat for easy connections between stroller and car seat.
Using adapters sold separately, here are the strollers compatible with the Agio and Peg-Perego Primo Viaggio, Nido and Lounge car seats:
You have plenty of color choices in Peg-Perego and Agio car seats, which are designed to match the Peg-Perego YPSI and Agio Z4 strollers. (See our comparison of the two strollers, which are the same in functionality).
The Peg-Perego version of the Nido car seat also offers choices in fabrics: The Licorice and Ice Gray versions have leatherette trim around the canopy and sides of the seat (a $50 upgrade), while the Merino Wool version ($100 more) is made with a soft, breathable fabric that's hypoallergenic and naturally fire-resistant.
Strolleria is a family-owned and operated retailer dedicated to making the baby gear buying experience less overwhelming for parents. If you have more questions about Peg-Perego or Agio car seats, feel free to contact us by starting a live chat, calling 480-442-9433 or e-mailing email@example.com.
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Amy Venzke founded Strolleria to help new parents find the baby gear that's right for their unique needs. Contact the Strolleria team with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-442-9433.