Britax G4 vs ClickTight

Britax G4 and ClickTight, Marathon

Britax again updated their line of convertible car seats after G4 models, with a new installation system that uses both the lower anchors and the seat belt, the new models are called ClickTight.

So you must be wondering what are the differences and similarities between Britax G4 and Britax ClickTight convertible car seats, here is your answer.

The first and most important change is the new ClickTight which  is also the new family name of 2015 model Britax car seat like Marathon, Advocate and Boulevard. It is an easy to use installation system which uses the vehicle seat belt for a tight installation. Britax says that the installation is so easy for anyone and the new system will ensure that the car seats will be installed and used properly with just a few steps.

 

If we look to the new model at a glance, we see that the new ClickTight models will have the features below:

  • The new Britax Marathon ClickTight, Advocate ClickTight and Boulevard ClickTight now comes with the new installation system, as their name make it obvious. The new system is a very easy to use installation system that uses the vehicle seat belt like older car seat models, but they still use the lower anchors too.
  • Britax brings a better version of side impact protection.
  • Like the G4 models ClickTight’s maximum weight limit is again 65 lbs. and it seems we will never see convertibles with 70 lbs. again due to the new federal safety standards.
  • They will have 12-position harness and 2-position buckle which is very easy to adjust and practical to use.
  • The new models come with an automatic level indicator for finding the best installation angle for your car.

Same model of G4 and ClickTight models have same features, that is Britax Marathon ClickTight (CT) has the same features of Marathon G4 plus new features of the ClickTight family.
Here are the  Britax presentations for installing and achieving a tight installation of the new models in three easy step for both RF and FF configurations.

How ClickTight Works

The only available models with ClickTight system are Marathon,  Boulevard, and Advocate ClickTight convertibles.

We will also write detailed comparison of  Marathon G4 vs ClickTight, Boulevard G4 vs ClickTight, Advocate G4 vs ClickTight as soon as we have time for now you can read our Britax Marathon ClickTight review here.

For more information you can also visit Britax’s website.

Britax Marathon ClickTight Review

Marathon CT ClickTight

The Marathon CT, ClickTight  convertible car seat from is a 5th generation car seat from Britax with top notch safety standards and the new ClickTight feature which deserves a detailed review from us. In fact, it is an upgraded version of the Britax Marathon G4 with some updates and improvements.

The Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat comes with many easy to use features without compromising on your child’s safety or comfort.
The first feature highlighted in Britax’s website is the new ClickTight system with is called CT in short. Its purpose is to solve a very simple but common problem with car seats, make the car seat to install as easy as possible while making it more safe with the vehicle seat belt. The new Click Tight system is designed to install the seat as tight as possible using the vehicle seat belt in both RF and FF configurations with confidence, but you can still use the LATCH system if you want. It is now available at Amazon.

Safety Features of Britax Marathon CT

The new Marathon CT is safer than ever with SafeCell Impact Protection which surrounds your child in safety and Complete Side Impact Protection that shields your child in a protective shell designed to absorb side crash forces. Some other safety features remain same and many of them have been improved after the previous model. Also the car seat has an energy absorbing base to absorb crash energy and counteract forward movement which becomes a standard with the Britax seats. See price at Amazon.

Other Features

Marathon CT comes with a seven position recline and what’s more the automatic level indicator adjusts for your little one’s comfort while ensuring the best installation angle for your car. As the previous G4 model you have the EZ-Buckle System that keeps buckles and straps out of your way when you are trying to place your child in the Marathon CT. I don’t know if we have to mention but the cover is easy to remove and clean, and there are six fabric options: Cowmooflage, Prescott, Rio, Twilight, Verve, and Vibe.

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Marathon CT comes with 6 different fabric options

So What about the Specs?

Here are the all specification you must know to make sure that the Marathon CT is suitable for your child and your vehicle.

  • Rear Facing Seated Weight limits: 5-40 lbs.
  • Rear Facing Seated Shoulder Height limits: 16.95 inches or less
  • Forward Facing Seated Weight limits: Child must at least 1 year old. 20, up to 65 lbs.
  • Forward Facing Seated Shoulder Height limits: 16.95 inches or less
  • Seat Area Depth and Width: 10.5 and 11.5 inches
  • Shoulder Width: 16 inches
  • Harness Slot Heights: 8.5 to 17.7, there are 12 positions, each with a .85 inch. increment
  • Buckle Strap Depths: 5.25 / 7
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5W x 23.5H x 23D inches

See all the specs here.

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Conclusion

The Britax Marathon CT is a very safe child car seat with an important new feature called Click Tight, which makes installation very easy for everyone. It comes equipped with many safety features to protect your child better than other car seats and previous models in case of a side impact. You can be sure that your little one will be safe when the seat is installed correctly, which is very easy with the Click Tight system. The Britax Marathon ClickTight is well worth the money to know that your child is being kept safe with the state of the art child safety seat technology.