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Diono is an amazing child gear brand that designs highly popular and highly safe convertible car seats. They have a large range of different models specifically crafted to meet every family's needs. The diono R 2020 series has been recently updated with features and they have newly released their Q series. Having all these awesome options is great for parents looking for something specifically designed for them but comparing these car seats can be a little difficult. 


Below, we have simplified all the confusing differences between these 5 amazing car seats in a nicely organized chart so you can clearly see which features are best for you and your child. 


radian 3R

radian 3RX

radian 3RXT

radian 3QX

radian 3QXT

Price

$329.95

$379.95

$439.95

$499.95

$549.99

Rear-facing

5 – 50 lb/2.2 – 22.7 kg

5 – 50 lb/2.2 – 22.7 kg

5 – 50 lb/2.2 – 22.7 kg

4 – 50 lb/1.8 – 22.7 kg

4 – 50 lb/1.8 – 22.7 kg

Forward facing with harness

22 – 65 lb/10 – 29.5 kg

22 – 65 lb/10 – 29.5 kg

22 – 65 lb/10 – 29.5 kg

22 – 65 lb/10 – 29.5 kg

22 – 65 lb/10 – 29.5 kg

High back booster

40 – 120 lb/18 – 54 kg

40 – 120 lb/18 – 54 kg

40 – 120 lb/18 – 54 kg

40 – 120 lb/18 – 54 kg

40 – 120 lb/18 – 54 kg

Suitable from 4 lb

  X

  X

  X

Protection up to 120 lb 

Extended rear-facing up to 50 lb 

Slim fit design fits 3 across

Extended rear-facing up to 50 lb

Safe+ newborn travel high wedge

X

X

Safe+ rear impact tested

X

X

Safe+ Automotive grade steel core

Safe Stop technology

Safe+ steel anti-rebound bar

X

X

X

Safe+ headrest with built in side impact protection

X

X

X

12 position headrest

  X

  X

X

  ✅

5-point harness 

Folds for travel & storage

Comfort+ memory foam cushion

  X

  X

  X

Number of stages of Infant side protection

3

4

Safe+ side impact management pod

X

X

X

X

Safe+ newborn protection insert

X

X

X

X

Safe+ newborn harness pads

X

X

X

X

Anti-slip XL comfort harness pads

Tested over and above safety standards


 

Diono R Series

The Diono Radian 3R is a perfect car seat for a family looking for something more budget wise that is better for an older child. Although this convertible is able to be used from 5lbs and up but it does not come with a newborn insert so it isn't necessarily the best purchase option for a younger child.

The Diono Radian 3RX is a bit of a step up in features while it comes with a newborn insert so it is a bit more of a comfortable option for a 5lb child. 

The Diono Radian 3RXT has a bit more side protection within the newborn insert and it also has extra side head impact protection adding a bit more stability and protection for your child's head and neck. The 3RXT also comes with a Infant travel wedge to create a lie-flat travel position. Then as your baby grows, simply remove the wedge to allow the 2-in-1 infant positioning line to give a cozy, comforting support. 

 

Diono Q Series

The Diono Radian 3QX is a larger step up from the 3RXT. It has some more advanced features such as the adjustable headrest and an anti-rebound bar. It still comes with the infant travel wedge but the infant insert has extra plushness and the insert and seat is made from a super soft memory foam to provide your child with that extra comfort. 

The Diono Radian 3QXT is very similar to the 3QX as it has those same features parents love. The main upgrade between the two is the amount of side impact protection they have specifically within the infant insert. The 3QXT has an extra infant liner that comes with a newborn protection insert that forms like a nest around your baby along with added harness pads for the smallest passengers. The infant liner provides the 3QXT with 4 stages of infant newborn protection where the 3QX only has 3. The 3QX is designed with six layers of side protection of interlocking EPS & EPP foam surrounded by high-density plastic and steel reinforcement, but with the 3QXT they upgraded it a bit to give you eight layers of protection. 

 

Choosing between these five carseats may be a hard decision but having the opportunity to pick a perfect seat for your lifestyle is what is important.

At Little Canadian we are here to help answer any questions you may have. You can email, call or come in to your local Little Canadian and get expert advice from your Canadian baby experts. 

 

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