Video: Comparing the Nuna RAVA v. EXEC
With Nuna being one of our favorite gear brands, we had to share our comparison of the RAVA convertible car seat and the EXEC 3-in-1 car seat. You'll honestly love both of them!
We’ll start off by talking about what they have in common.
- They each have a flip-up cup holder on either side to store snacks, drinks, and toys.
- The RAVA and the EXEC are made with high quality, soft fabric, which is naturally flame retardant without added chemicals.
- They both have multi-position headrests that are easy to adjust, as well as adjustable footrests. The EXEC’s footrest doubles as an anti-rebound bar when used in rear-facing mode.
- They both have Side Impact Protection pods on the outer shell. The SIP pods on the RAVA pop out manually.
- These car seats each have a rear tether clip to make forward-facing installation extra safe.
- They have the same tension doors beneath the seat fabric to make installation easy! For rear-facing mode, the blue belt path is in the base of the seat through the cup holder openings, and for forward-facing mode, the red belt path goes through the backrest.
Now let’s go over the differences between the RAVA and EXEC.
- Although they both have harness buckle holders, the RAVA has fabric pockets while the EXEC has magnets.
- These car seats have the same weight capacities for each installation mode: 5-50 pounds for rear-facing mode, and 25-65 pounds for forward facing mode.
- Although they both have easy, button-operated reclines, the RAVA has 10 positions and the EXEC only has 8 positions.
- The biggest difference is that the EXEC is a 3-in-1 car seat. This means that it also has a booster mode to use once your child is older (between 40-120 pounds). You can easily store the harness away, and then use the lower anchor connectors through the forward-facing belt path to secure the EXEC to the vehicle seat. Then route the seatbelt through the shoulder belt guide in the headrest and help your child buckle themselves in.
- Because of this difference, if you buy the RAVA, you will eventually need to purchase a separate booster seat once your child exceeds the 65-pound weight capacity.
Take a look at these details in the video below!