Graco 4ever (forever) and Extend2fit (Extend to Fit) are two choices that you may consider if you are looking for convertible car seat for your baby and you consider Graco as your brand. As two convertible car seats from Graco, you can find there are similarities between Graco 4ever and Extend2fit. Is there any difference between them? Yes, for sure you can find differences since They are different car seat models. I’m sure that you are interested to know the similarities and differences of Graco 4ever and Extend2fit before deciding which of them is the one that you should choose.
Similarities of Graco 4ever and Extend2fit
As two convertible car seat models of Graco, you can find there are several similarities between Graco 4ever and Extend2fit. Let’s talk about their similarities and differences together.
1. Rear-Facing & Forward Facing Car Seat
Both of Graco 4ever and Extend2fit can be used for rear-facing and forward facing mode. They can be used as rear-facing infant car seat then converted to Forward-Facing Car seat for toddler.
2. Simply Safe Adjust Harness System
You can find Simply Safe Adjust harness system on both of Graco 4ever and Extend2fit. With Simply Safe Adjust Harness System, you can easily adjust the harness and headrest with one motion. You can also find 10-position adjustable headrest on both of those two car seats to give the child proper fit for optimal safety.
3. InRight LATCH System
InRight LATCH system can be found on both of Graco 4ever and Extend2fit. With InRight LATCH system, both of those two car seats are easily installed with 1-second attachment. InRight Latch system also ensure that the car seat is properly installed with its audible click.
4. 6-position recline
Both of Graco 4ever and Extend2fit come with 6-position recline. 6-Position recline keeps the child comfortable during the longer trips.
5. Washable Seat Pad
The seat pad of Graco 4ever and Extend2Fit are machine-washable. So you don’t have to worry if they get dirty.
6. Integrated Dual Cup Holder
Integrated dual cup holder can be found on both of Graco 4ever and Extend2fit. With integrated dual cup holder, the kid can get their favorite drinks easier.
The similarities of Graco 4ever and Extend2fit can be summarized with the table below.
|Graco 4ever||Graco Extend2Fit|
|Car Seat Type||Convertible Car Seat||Convertible Car Seat|
|Rear Facing Mode||YES||YES|
|Forward Facing Mode||YES||YES|
|Simply Safe Adjust Harness System||YES||YES|
|InRight LATCH System||YES||YES|
|Side Impact Tested||YES||YES|
|Steel Reinforced Frame||YES||YES|
|Washable Seat Pad||YES||YES|
|Integrated Dual Cup Holder||YES||YES|
Differences of Graco 4ever and Extend2fit
After our discussion about similarities of Graco 4ever and Extend2fit, Let’s talk more about their differences.
1. Booster Mode
We have talked before that both of Graco 4ever and Extend2fit can be used as rear-facing car seat and forward-facing car seat. But additionally, Graco 4ever can be used as high-back booster car seat and backless booster car seat. So you simply don’t need to purchase additional booster car seat with Graco 4ever, while you need to purchase additional booster car seat after the kid graduated their forward-facing car seat.
2. 3-Position Extension Panel
Graco Extend2fit is completed with additional 3-position extension panel. With additional 3-position extension panel, the child can have additional 5-Inch extra in their legroom. With this additional 5-Inch legroom, the child can ride rear-facing comfortable up to 50 pounds.
Graco 4ever is positioned as the higher model than Graco Extend2fit. As the higher model, We can find that Graco 4ever is offered at the higher price than Graco Extend2fit. How much is their price difference? You can find that Graco 4ever is offered at around $140 higher than Graco Extend2fit. When We look at that difference in percentage, We can find that Graco 4ever is around 87% higher than Graco Extend2fit. It’s significant price difference that considered by a number of customers.
The differences of Graco 4ever and Extend2fit can be depicted with the table below.
|Graco 4ever||Graco Extend2fit|
|Rear-Facing Weight||4-40 lbs||4-50 lbs|
|High Back Belt-Positioning Mode||30-100 lbs||NO|
|Backless Belt-Positioning Mode||40-120 lbs||NO|
|Price||+/- $140 Higher||+/- $140 Lower|
Which Graco Convertible Car Seat to Choose?
We have talked similarities and differences of Graco 4ever and Extend2fit. Now the question is which of them is the one that We should choose. Graco 4ever is one of the bestselling car seat that can be used from rear-facing infant into backless booster mode. We can simply say that It can be the only car seat that you need to purchase for your kid. So if you want to be more practical, you can simply choose Graco 4ever as the only car seat that you need to purchase for your baby. If you want more reasons to go ahead with Graco 4ever, you can find out more about Graco 4ever customers’ feedback on this page…
In the other hand, Graco Extend2Fit is much more affordable than Graco 4ever and offer additional extension panel that allow the kid to ride rear-facing longer for safety reason. Graco Extend2Fit is indeed only can be used in rear-facing and forward-facing mode without booster mode option, but We have to realize that its price is much more affordable so that you can get Graco Booster Seat later with the price of less than the price difference between Graco 4ever and Extend2Fit. So choosing Graco Extend2Fit is the better choice for most customers. Most of the customers of Graco Extend2Fit are also satisfied with their choice so you do not need to worry about choosing Graco Extend2Fit as your convertible car seat. You can read more about Graco Extend2Fit from the customers’ perspective here…
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