The Safety 1st Alpha Elite 65 convertible car seat provides adequate protection to your child while you travel. It has premium convenience and comfort features that will definitely please parents and kids alike.

Safety 1st is produced by Dorel Juvenile, the leading manufacturer of brands like Baby Art, Maxi Cosi, Quinny, Hoppop and Bébé Confort. Safety 1st believes that the discoveries of a child greatly contribute to his growth. This is why the brand has been focusing on looking for ways to help children experience the best things in life without putting their lives at risk. The Safety 1st Alpha Elite 65 is just one of the many products they offer that supports your child’s development.

Safety 1st Alpha Elite Convertible Specifications

This convertible car seat weighs 19 pounds. It has the following dimensions: 22.5 x 20 x 25.5 inches. It can carry children who are 19 to 40 inches tall, and weigh from 5 to 40 lbs. if rear-facing.

On the other hand, it can carry children who are 34 to 52 inches tall, and weigh from 22 to 40 lbs. when forward-facing. The belt-positioning booster allows the car seat to support weights of up to 100 lbs. It can be reclined into three positions by using only one hand. It has a 5-point harness with center front adjustments. It also contains other components that will make sure your children will feel like royalty while traveling, such as the removable juice holder and padded armrests.

Main Features of the Safety 1st Alpha Elite Convertible

This convertible car seat was designed in such a way that kids will no longer hate traveling with the family. Gone are the days when your child will dread the feeling of being strapped down to a seat.

Its main features guarantee protection, easy installation, ease of use, travel-friendliness, and maximum comfort, you'll never regret every single cent you used to pay for it.

Guaranteed protection from impact 

The Safety 1st Alpha Elite convertible surpasses the Federal minimum safety requirement for crash test. Its G-force result for the chest sensor is 346, a score that is higher than the required 1000.

From this fact alone, you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that your child will be safe from harm when an accident occurs. It also has side impact protection to secure your child no matter where the collision may occur.

Easy to install apparatus

This car seat is LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) equipped. The LATCH system is comprised of straps and hooks that make it easier for the parent to correctly install the car seat without needing to use seat belts. Despite this feature, the manufacturer still made sure that you won't experience any problem if you choose to install the Safety 1st Alpha Elite convertible using the vehicle belt.

Easy to use

The buckle of the Safety 1st Alpha Elite is easier to use as compared to other brands. It is a delight to know that pressing the button just pops the buckle open. It can be operated by one hand if needed.

The harness has 5 height positions and 3 crotch positions that you can choose from. The straps used for adjusting height are non-rethread style which are more preferred than rethreading straps. To adjust the height, you only need to rotate and push/pull two levers located above the head rest until you find your desired height.

Maintaining and cleaning the car seat is quite simple. You just need to hand wash or machine wash the seat pad with warm and sudsy water then rinse it clean and air dry. You don't have to shell out money for special products or methods of cleaning.


The weight of the car seat is an important factor if you are planning to take a taxi or Uber with your kid. The Safety 1st Alpha Elite convertible is at the middle range of the car seats available in the market at 19 pounds. It is not as wide as compared to other brands of car seats.

If you have a big family, you can place two car seats at the back of your car. The Safety 1st Alpha Elite convertible is also certified for aircraft use if it is utilized together with the internal harness. Take note that it is only used for forward-facing and cannot be used as a booster seat.

Maximum comfort for your child

This car seat looks good right at first glance. The foam padding is made out of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) which is more durable than Expanded Propylene (EPP). It is well-padded at the sides and head area to ensure that your child feels comfortable at all times.


If you are looking for a brand of convertible car seat that fits in your budget but doesn't sacrifice the quality and safety of your child, Safety 1st is the best brand for you. With it features, Safety 1st Alpha Elite 65 is truly meant to be your child's companion as he explores the world for many years to come.

Not surprisingly, the great features were not left unnoticed. In 2016, the convertible car seat was one of the finalists in the Best Convertible Car Seat category of the Baby Center Moms' Picks. While considered as one of the most inexpensive car seats, it remains at par with the quality of the modern brands available in the market today.