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Nuna RAVA 2019 vs Nuna EXEC | Car Seat Comparison

There’s been a lot of Nuna EXEC chatter floating around the Magic Beans office this week, and one question has dominated the conversation: “How does the Nuna EXEC compare to the Nuna RAVA?” Ask, and we’ll answer! After doing a little research, we’ve come up with a handy comparison guide for the Nuna EXEC versus the Nuna RAVA. Read on for all of the details!

THE NUNA RAVA

You already know and love the Nuna RAVA, but here’s a little refresher: pricing in at $449.95 (and $75 off at Magic Beans until August 5th!), the Nuna RAVA is a wildly popular car seat that has impressed families around the world with its flame retardant chemical-free fabric, extended leg room capabilities, and no-rethread harness. It’s a convertible car seat, which means it has both a rear-facing orientation (for kids who weigh between 5 to 50 lbs, are up to 49” tall, and/or are up to two years old) and a forward-facing orientation (for kids who weigh between 25 and 65 lbs, are up to 49” tall, and/or are over the age of 2). With 10 head support positions and 10 recline positions, the versatility of this car seat is a huge draw for families looking for a new car seat that’s safe, comfortable, and easy to use.

Want more details on the Nuna RAVA? Check out our Best of 2019 blog post on the Nuna RAVA, or see our official YouTube review.

THE NUNA EXEC

As the newest member of the Nuna family, the Nuna EXEC has all of the best elements of the Nuna RAVA and then some. Priced at $649.95, the Nuna EXEC is a little spendier than its predecessor, but with good reason: while the Nuna RAVA is a convertible car seat through-and-through, the Nuna EXEC can function as an infant car seat, a convertible car seat, and a booster car seat, extending the lifespan of the car seat by another few years. With a height limit of 5’7” and weight limit of 120 lbs, the Nuna EXEC has all the same design details as the Nuna RAVA (no-rethread harness, cupholders, recline capabilities, et cetera), but can be used for a longer period of time. 

Want more details on the Nuna EXEC? Check out our blog post on our first impressions of the EXEC!

HOW DO THEY COMPARE?

So, which of these two car seats is best for your family? Both the EXEC and the RAVA have all-steel frames, anti-rebound panels, easy installation instructions, and a variety of color choices, so how can we best discern which is better? It might be tempting to automatically say, “I’ll get the Nuna EXEC, obviously!” due to its longevity, but what the matter really boils down to is what meets your kid’s needs the best. Does you kid need an infant car seat, or are have they already outgrown that stage of their life? Do you prefer the ease of using the same car seat everyday, or the innovation and advances that come with buying a new car seat every few years? That’s for you to decide!

In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to drop us a line! We’re always happy to talk shop. You can contact our Baby Gear Gurus via phone (866-600-BEAN) during business hours (M-F, 9 am-5 pm EST) or by utilizing the Product Expert Chat on our website. You can also get all the advice you need by visiting our blog and YouTube channel!

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