Evenflo Tribute XL Review

The Evenflo Tribute LX is a great carseat for those who are looking to use it both rear facing and forward facing positions. It is a great value because it has a lower end price of only $70 and it scores high for safety ratings when it comes to crash testing and ease of use. This is a great convertible car seat that will meet all the federal safety standards and then some. It has been side impact tested, has been designed for structural integrity at twice the federal crash test standards. It is lightweight and compact, so if you have a small car or small back seat, it will still work comfortably. It has a 4 shoulder harness positions and 2 crotch positions that goes wit ha 5-point safety harness adjustment. The fabric is soft and comes with harness and buckle covers and even a machine washable seat pad. It comes LATCH equipped and has a foam liner. You can use this seat in rear facing position from 4 pounds to 40 pounds. You can use it in the forward facing position from 22 pounds to 40 pounds. That’s why I’ve decided to review the Evenflo Tribute LX.

How does the Evenflo Tribute LX compare?

When it comes to installing the seat with LATCH it is a bit of a hassle, but once you get it in, it is there for a while. This model of car seat doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles and the LATCH systems is easy clip style, which is easy to install but are seriously hard to unhook. It was a lot easier to install using the seatbelt.

When it comes to the buckle, it is really easy to use. The sides simply pop out on their own whenever you press the button. Sometimes the lack of features can cause a car seat some issues when it comes to how easy it is to use, but Evenflo managed to do quite well in this area. For not having a lot of features, it is a really budget friendly type of seat that is easy to use.

This seat does come with LATCH storage that are located on the sides of the seat. This doesn’t keep them completely concealed, but it does keep them from dragging. I found that just sticking the remaining tether strap under the seat keeps them out of the way and out of the hands of my little one. The Tribute XL does come with a foldable cup holder that can be opened or closed to take up less space. My little ones sippy didn’t quite fit in the holder, but my nieces bottle did. It isn’t the best out there, but it does work.

The fabric is easy to remove and is just held on with plastic hoops. So, if your little one makes a mess, you can just throw it in the washer and then the dryer. This is the easiest piece to keep clean.

The Evenflo Tribute LX verdict

Overall, this is a really inexpensive seat that will offer you ease of use, and a great crash test rating. Even though it is basic, and simple it has everything that you would need in a car seat. I would recommend this seat to anyone who has a tight budget but is wanting something that is really safe.

Other resources

http://www.safercar.gov/parents/index.htm

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/on-the-go/Pages/Car-Safety-Seats-Information-for-Families.aspx

http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/child_passenger_safety/cps-factsheet.html