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RECARO Performance RIDE Convertible Car Seat

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The revolutionary RECARO Performance RIDE Convertible Car Seat offers the latest innovations in car seat safety. The RECARO Performance RIDE Convertible Car Seat has all-new features such as comfort enhancing memory foam and the HERO harness system technology, an innovative safety feature that provides superior comfort and resists harness twisting while ensuring proper chest-clip positioning. The RECARO Performance RIDE Convertible Car Seat also includes the RECARO Safety Stripe System, which is a racing-inspired white stripe that is clearly visible on the outside edge of the 5-point harness to indicate that a twist could occur, or has begun, thus preventing a safety hazard. The RECARO Performance RIDE Convertible Car Seat incorporates enhanced Side Impact Protection technology inspired by four decades of racing seat safety. The RECARO Performance RIDE Convertible Car Seat is for children rear-facing 5 – 40 lbs. and up to 22.5” seated height and forward-facing 20 – 65 lbs. and up to 49” tall.

Features & Benefits:

  • Incredibly safe RECARO Performance RIDE Convertible Car Seat
  • Comfort enhancing memory foam
  • Racing-inspired side impact protection designed to protect each of the 5 vulnerable areas of a child in a side impact crash (head, face, neck, torso, pelvis)
  • Tested to international standards
  • Energy absorbing EPS foam
  • Twist-resistant HERO technology
  • Performance infused fashions
  • Four zones of CoolMesh air ventilation
  • Luxurious, temperature balancing fabrics
  • EasyAdjust no re-thread harness
  • Protective and comfortable PUR foam in the head restraint
  • Removable cup holder


  • Rear-Facing: From 5 to 40 pounds; up to 22.5 inches seated height
  • Forward-Facing: From 20 to 65 pounds; up to 49 inches standing height

Features/Technical Specifications

Gender For Boys, For Girls, Gender Neutral
Type Convertible
Harness 5-Point Harness
Top Tether Top Tether
Impact Protection EPS foam for head & sides

Product Reviews


by PowerReviews
RECARO Performance RIDE Convertible Car Seat (Haze)

(based on 95 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.


  • Safe (14)
  • Comfortable (13)
  • Durable (13)
  • Stylish (12)
  • Easy to adjust (11)


  • Heavy / bulky (8)
  • Heavy (4)

Best Uses

  • Toddler (10)
  • Infants (8)
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    • First time parent (15)

Most Liked Positive Review


The best car seat I have seen.

Recaro Performance Ride This is one of the nicest seats I have seen, in feel, style, safety, and comfort. I will break it down in different categories and give my opinion for...Read complete review

Recaro Performance Ride This is one of the nicest seats I have seen, in feel, style, safety, and comfort. I will break it down in different categories and give my opinion for each. This is my second child so I have dealt with car seats for several years and I am a Firefighter so I help customers often with their own seats. Description of seat The materials that this car seat is made out of are amazing. You can tell that the seat is made with very high quality fabrics. The fabric is very soft and my daughter is very comfortable in the seat. I really like the soft cushy neck straps on the harness. This keeps my daughters head in the right position even when she sleeps. She looks very comfortable. I like that there is a place for the instructions to store in the rear of the seat. I also like that you are able to store the latch straps and the top tether strap. This conveniently keeps these straps out of the way when you are moving the seat. Another feature I really like are the harness pockets that allow me to store the harness out of the way so it doesn’t get stuck underneath my daughter when I am putting her in the seat. Also preventing her from getting burned from the buckles (I live in AZ). Fit First of all, I have a 2013 Hyundai Elantra hatchback so it is a very small car. I was surprised at how much room was still left on both sides of this car seat for passengers to sit. I installed the car seat rear facing and I still had at least 2-3 inches before it hit the front seats and that was with the front seats in the farthest position towards the rear seat. This seat actually takes up less room then my infant seat did. It is a very tall seat but Recaro did a great job with keeping the base narrow so that it fits in smaller cars. I also like that it is taller because that means I can keep my daughter in the seat for longer rear facing and it will be longer before I have to buy a booster seat. Installation Out of the box the car seat comes set up for forward facing so if you are going to use it as a rear facing seat, like I am, then you need to move the latch strap to the rear facing belt path which requires you to remove only the front portion of the trim cover. I found this to be very easy to do. It took me only a few minutes. The car seat fit very easily into the middle rear seat of my Elantra. I felt that attaching the latch strap to my vehicles lower anchors was very easy. They give you plenty of latch strap to reach your vehicles lower anchors which is nice because my previous infant seat had short latch straps, making it harder to install. Due to the angle of my rear seat I did have to put a pool noodle underneath the car seat as described in the instructions to level the car seat. To me this was not a big deal but you should probably plan ahead and purchase a pool noodle because most cars probably will need them. Also I put a piece of 3/4� PVC inside the pool noodle so it would not collapse. After I got the seat level, I then went to tighten the seat and I had the car seat installed in about 2 minutes. I do like to get my seat extremely tight so it does take me a little longer. I always find that it is a little bit harder to install all car seats rear facing then forward facing. There are some car seats that I have helped friends install and I can tell you that I was able to get this seat installed a lot tighter. Easy of Use It is very easy to get my daughter in and out of the seat. She fits very comfortable. I love that you don’t have to feed the harness to adjust height. You just turn the knobs on the side and it harness height moves up or down. The harness not only fits her very comfortable, but it is also one of the easiest ones I have seen to tighten. The straps don’t twist and they tighten evenly on both sides. You can tell this is very high quality and Recaro knew what they were doing when designing this seat. Everything just seems to line up perfectly. Safety One of the things that sold me on this car seat is the fact that Recaro has been designing seats for over 100 years and that they make race seats. I figured if they have race seat technology that I would be getting a very safe car seat. I really like that fact that they tested the side impact standards beyond the requirements of the USA. The fact that the harness adjust so easily, and that you can line it up correctly with your child’s body alone make this safer. No more feeding harness straps through the back of the seat. You can fine tune the exact height you need for your child. Overall First I like that this is german engineering but the seat is made in the USA, so we can support our country and not some other country. Like I said earlier this car seat is one of the nicest I have seen in materials, style, comfort, and safety. I personally think it is worth every penny. You get what you pay for and I can definitely tell there is a quality difference above the other car seats I looked at. When my daughter out grows this seat and needs a booster seat, with out question I will be buying a Recaro.


Most Liked Negative Review


Not so good rear facing

I have vw golf and my son is currently rear facing at 10 months.
When i installed it, he was leaning towards the back of car too much so when he falls...Read complete review

I have vw golf and my son is currently rear facing at 10 months.
When i installed it, he was leaning towards the back of car too much so when he falls asleep his head drops.
So after reading hundreds of reviews, I tried putting a couple of pool noodle/blanket under the car seat. But then the car seat wasnt stable.
After struggling for a week, i finally went to the fire station to get it installed correctly.
They told me not to put anything underneath, because its not safe.

After i got it installed by instructor, my son's head still drops.
And the seat is too bulky, i can hardly check the blind spot.

I think it willbe great once he begins sitting facing forward. But for now, it is just not comfortable.
I would reccomend if you have a big car.

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Easy to Install and Super Cool - Literally!

By MelanieAldridge

from North Carolina, United States

Comments about RECARO Performance RIDE Convertible Car Seat (Haze):

My husband always installs the car seats, but it was my job to install this one. Sure I had read the manual, but I was still a little lost when it came to wear to run the LATCH belts. RECARO knew my pain and the pain of a lot of parents, so they put nice labels everywhere that was important. There was no guessing what areas were used for rear-facing or forward-facing. After a little trial and error, I had this car seat installed and ready to go. The second thing I loved was the breathable design that won't leave my daughter too hot in the back seat while rear-facing. I don't want her sticking to her seat in her own sweat because the fabric was too hot. The temperature balanced fabrics, breathable mesh, and cup holder are all assets for hot weather. I think we'll survive this year's six hour drive to the beach in the middle of summer thanks to RECARO!


Beautiful Style and Solid Design

By Jmduffy

from Milford charter Township, MI, United States

Comments about RECARO Performance RIDE Convertible Car Seat (Haze):

Great child seat! Very stylish and built solid. Even though it seems heavy, it not bad to pull out of one car and move to another. This child seat is built as solid as any you could hope to buy. My 3 year loves riding in it and the cup holder is a bigger benefit then I could of ever image.


Safe, comfortable and easy to use!

By oppenlj

from Michigan, United States

Comments about RECARO Performance RIDE Convertible Car Seat (Haze):

We installed this car seat when my son was about 4 or 5 months old. He is a very tall boy who has been in the 90th percentile range since birth for height and he was quickly outgrowing the infant seat that we had been using. I was in love with this car seat as soon as we made the switch, it is easy to use, feels secure and keeps my son sitting more upright which he has always preferred to be. I always feel good knowing that he is in one of the safest car seats on the market. He is now 22 months old and still fits comfortably in this car seat, he has been forward facing for a few months now. There is still plenty of room for him to grow and continue using this seat!


Well made car seat

By Elizabeth

from Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Comments about RECARO Performance RIDE Convertible Car Seat (Haze):

As far as we can tell, the Recaro Performance Ride is a well constructed and very safe car seat. The material is of high quality - even when our son has spit up on the seat the cleanup has been very easy (with just a wet cloth). Our son seems to really enjoy the seat... he frequently falls asleep peacefully in this car seat when we drive anymore than 10 minutes - speaks to it's comfort. We love the fact that our son will be able to use this car seat for many years as he grows.


Best money can buy!


from Milford, MI

Comments about RECARO Performance RIDE Convertible Car Seat (Haze):

Great product, outstanding styling. At first, the Performance Ride seems very heavy and bulky. Once you initially install it, releasing the seat from the base makes the seat very light and mobile. Your children couldn't be any safer then they are in one of these car seats.

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