maxi-cosi citi capsule review

Summary – Maxi Cosi Citi

The Maxi Cosi Citi Baby Capsule is suitable from birth to 6 months of age (an A1). Officially approved for use on an air craft the Maxi Cosi Citi baby.

NOT Recommended due to the current performance of Maxi Cosi as outline below, should CREP test the new Citi and reveal a 5 star ranking then I may change my verdict. If you need a capsule you would be better off getting the maxi cosi mico ap capsule.

A Mothers perspective

The Maxi Cosi Citi is a light-weight capsule, which is the shortest capsule on the market. This allows the Citi to be positioned behind the driver; however; being short also means it only has two harness slot positions, as such; you will only get 3 to 4 months use; instead of the normal 6 months before you need to upgrade to a convertible car seat.

My initial impression of the installation of the Citi capsule was positive; as it seemed we had managed to install the base with-out too much difficulty. After several days it was knocked and became very loose.

The Maxi Cosi Citi does not have an adjustable foot; so when we installed it on the drivers side, our baby was sitting up; and had the worst case of head flop.

As a result we professionally installed the Citi (using a gated buckle), eliminating the problems experienced, however sadly, we only got 3 months out of the capsule before needing to purchase a convertible car seat.

Maxi Cosi Recalls

Maxi cosi claim to be ‘Europe’s most popular and trusted carseat brand’, yet we are in Australia where Maxi Cosi had to recall their A2 restraint due to a fabric fault (see here) and had to recall their A4 restraints as they were not certified by SAI Global.

CREP Report Maxi Cosi

The Latest CREP Report and here rated Maxi Cosi seats as unsafe the seats being the Safety 1st Sentinel II and the Maxi-Cosi Mico AP ISOGO Capsule/carrier.

The maxi cosi Citi looks almost identical to the safety 1st one safe baby capsule and infant carrier. meaning that very little has changed from one design to another

Features and Specs


  • removable support pillow
  • A sun canopy
  • Carry handle
  • Side protection system
  • 2 position harness (less than other capsules which have 3 positions)


  • Wide:44cm
  • Tall: 57cm
  • Deep:66cm