Nuna2018 RAVA Convertible Car Seat



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What weabout it
A new gold standard in convertible car seats, the RAVA has high rear-facing weight limits and a sleek, modern look.

About this Product
  • Belt tensioning plate makes for easy seat-belt installation
  • 10-position no rethread harness
  • Recline angle guides ensure safe installation
  • 5 - 65 lb weight range (rear-facing up to 50 lbs)
  • Extended legroom


In 2014, new car seat regulations were released which (surprise, surprise) confused parents. These new rules mandate that parents stop using the LATCH system for a rear-facing car seat when the combined weight of the seat and the child exceeds 65 lbs. After that, you need to use the seat belt.

To make this easier on parents, the new Nuna RAVA encourages you to just use the seat belt from the jump. With a “Simple Secure” belt tensioning plate in the bottom of the seat, you slip the seat belt through, press down and voila! The car seat is tight. Most other seats make you rely on a bubble indicator to make sure it is safely installed, but according to Nuna if the seat is in any of the five rear-facing or five forward-facing recline positions, it is safe. Pretty great for peace of mind.

The RAVA also has side impact protection pods that pop out of the side for additional protection.

Another big wow factor of the RAVA is the rear-facing weight limit: 50 lbs. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that your child stay rear-facing until at least two years. (After that they have to stay forward-facing in a car seat until they are four before moving to a booster.) With the high weight limit and an extendable two inches of legroom, your child could stay rear-facing til they are over three before you turn the RAVA around for them to be forward facing.

The RAVA has a number of other nice touches that we expect from luxury car seats. As your child grows, it’s really easy to raise the no rethread harness – and the headrest widens too. It has ventilation panels and breathable knit fabric for long road trips, and the cover is machine washable, too. (Because it will get dirty.) And it offers two cup holders that can be tucked away when not in use.

This car seat just came out in September 2016, so there aren’t as many parent reviews for it as popular car seats that have been around for years, but given how beloved the Nuna PIPA is, we expect the RAVA to be a new favorite convertible car seat.


  • Car seat weight: 27.2 lbs
  • Car seat dimensions: 25” x 19” x 16”
  • Includes removable infant head and body inserts
  • Includes two collapsible cup holders
  • Car seat cover machine washable

Rear-facing Mode:

  • Child weight range: 5-50 lbs
  • Child height limit: 49”

Forward-facing Harness Mode:

  • Child weight range: 25-65 lbs
  • Child height limit: 49”

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April 1, 2018

It’s stylish, has very well designed and well constructed features and is so easy to install.

March 22, 2018

Fast and easy to install, simple recline mechanism, top rated for safety, and by far the best looking convertible car seat on the market.

January 23, 2018

This is the 3rd convertible seat I've owned. It's sturdy, safe, non-toxic, comfortable and easy to use. Will be buying more.

January 9, 2018

This is a very attractive car seat, but it’s huge. We had a professional car seat installer come to our house, and this seat was too big to be safely installed in either of our vehicles (Toyota Tacoma and Chevy volt). If we had cars with differently configured backseats, this would’ve been a great option- but unfortunately we had to return it.