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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 (Marine)

(based on 87 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.


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


  • Heavy / bulky (7)
  • Heavy (4)

Best Uses

  • Toddler (9)
  • Infants (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • First time parent (14)

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


Sturdy and safe.

I feel that the Recaro Performance Ride is sturdy and safe. It is very large and my son seems comfortable in it. The only drawback I have, is that rearfacing in a sedan...Read complete review

I feel that the Recaro Performance Ride is sturdy and safe. It is very large and my son seems comfortable in it. The only drawback I have, is that rearfacing in a sedan cannot work properly. If your backseat has any tilt to it, the seat cannot sit level. There is either not enough recline in the car seat to make it level with the ground, or the base needs an adaptor for tilted seats. We were instructed at Buy Buy Baby to purchase a foam roll (basically an overpriced pool noodle) which didn't work. We have been using a towel, but I feel it has compromised safety. No one seems to know what I'm talking about when I talk about that problem. Other than that, I am happy with the structure of the car seat.

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Love our Recaro!

By Bailey B's momma

from Helena, AL

About Me First Time Parent

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  • Comfortable
  • Easy to Adjust
  • Safe
  • Sturdy
  • Stylish


  • Tricky To Get Level

Best Uses

  • Infants
  • Tall babies
  • Toddlers

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

This car seat is so easy to use!! We love it! And my daughter loves that it sits high so she can see out the windows of our SUV. It seems so sturdy and safe. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because we had to cut up a pool noodle and use 2 pieces in order to get it level with my bench seat. Other than that, installation was super easy! Love that we can adjust the height of the headrest, as our daughter is tall. I don't see her growing out of this one anytime soon! Worth the money!


Breathable fabric and great quality

By Lovwar2244

from Virginia Beach, VA, United States

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

I absolutely love our recaro performance ride. The fabric is the most breathable I have ever found. My son is not cranky when we put him in it but when he is in his other car seat which is another higher end car seat he cries and is drenched in sweat. I love the quality and also the fact that the straps do not cumbersome and do NOT twist like the other car seat we have. It's stylish, well built and superb quality. It is a bit larger than other car seats, but that doesn't affect us since we drive am SUV. Although I have seen one in a Porsche and it looked fine.


Love this car seat.

By happycustomer

from Chesterfield, MI

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

I received this car seat as a gift. I have used other car seats in the past. I love this car seat for my grand daughter. It is very sturdy and safe. My grand daughter goes right to sleep when we go for a ride. I feel it is great quality. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a car seat for their child.


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By Sparks

from Clinton Township, MI, United States

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

Great product! No other seat compares to the quality of this product. I know that when I bring my baby home from the hospital I know she will be safe.


I love this seat for my Grandchildren!

By Nancy1960

from Chicago, IL, United States

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

I have a 7 month old grandbaby and an 18 month old. I wanted a safe, secure car seat that would accommodate for both kids. They both sit SO WELL in this seat. Despite being different sizes, they are both visibly comfortable and extremely secure. In fact, my daughters-in-law have each since purchased their own Recaro seats after seeing their children in mine!

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