Yes, Nuna's full line of car seats, from the PIPA series infant car seats to the RAVA convertible car seat and AACE booster seat are best-selling models known for safety features that go above and beyond U.S. Federal safety standards.
All car seats in the Nuna PIPA series are among the safest infant car seats you could choose for your child.
The Nuna PIPA is rated "best" by Consumer Reports, whose independent crash testing ranks car seats on a "good, better, best" scale. Although the PIPA Lite and PIPA Lite LX has not yet been ranked, we can assume both car seats would receive the same grade as they use the same base included with the standard PIPA.
All three car seats use the same steel-reinforced base, which features a load leg—a metal anchor that extends from the base of the car seat to the floor of your vehicle for additional stability.
The infant car seats with load legs on the market are all rated "best" by Consumer Reports, who found load legs to reduce risk of head injury by 46 percent. Additionally, Nuna says the PIPA series' steel load leg lessens forward rotation in event of a crash by up to 90 percent. In addition to the load leg, the PIPA base utilizes rigid (metal) LATCH connectors, which Nuna says are 50 percent stronger than a typical flexible (belt) latch.
The PIPA and PIPA Lite/Lite LX use different materials to create the protective shell of the car seat. The PIPA is made with EPS foam, which is seen in most car seats and is not flexible. However, the PIPA Lite and Lite LX models use a new type of proprietary, lightweight foam called Aeroflex. Aeroflex is a flexible EPP foam which compresses in a way that absorbs and disperses energy away from your little one. While most car seats consist of an inflexible EPS foam within a thick plastic shell, the thin plastic walls of the PIPA Lite and Lite LX have been fused with foam to create a one-of-a-kind seat that's light but strong.
The Nuna RAVA convertible car seat is designed to keep your child safer—and more comfortable—for longer. Thanks to its steel-reinforced structure, the RAVA features an industry-leading rear-facing weight capacity of up to 50 pounds, and the pop-out footrest adds two inches of leg room for improved comfort. It grows with your child up to 65 pounds, reclines to 10 positions, and the no-rethread harnesses and crotch strap are a cinch.
A favorite feature of the RAVA is its intuitive installation - a correctly installed car seat is a safe car seats, and Nuna made that easy with the RAVA design. Underneath the seat pad of the RAVA is a door that opens to allow the car's seat belt to be threaded through and buckled on the other side. Once you close the door, the seat is safely installed. The rear-facing belt path is color-coded in blue, and the forward-facing belt path is color-coded in red, so they are easily distinguished.
Most importantly, the Nuna RAVA exceeds American safety standards with its all-steel frame, energy-absorbing foam, side-impact protection pods and a reinforced belt path.
The Nuna AACE starts as a high-back booster and converts to a backless booster to grow with your child during their pivotal transition from pre-schooler to pre-teen! Its structure allows your child to grow up and out, thanks to a 3-position seat depth and 9-position adjustable headrest, simultaneously expanding the shoulder area as it's raised.
In high-back booster mode, take advantage of side-impact protection pods and energy-absorbing foam, and ensure the booster is always correctly installed using the belt positioner and color-coded indicators.
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