While some wrestle with the straps, the LATCH, and even seat belts, just to make sure that it is tight and secure enough, The Evenflo Symphony DLX Car Seat (a.k.a. Symphony Elite) auto-tightens for you to make sure your seat doesn't move even an inch, after attaching the LATCH hooks to your car.
Read more to learn what else this seat has to offer as well as what are the things you should look out for.
|Rear-Facing Weight:||5 to 40 lbs|
|Rear-Facing Height Limit:||19 to 40 inches|
|Forward-Facing Weight:||22 to 65 lbs|
|Forward-Facing Height Limit:||28 to 50 inches|
|Booster Weight:||40 to 110 lbs|
|Booster Height Requirement:||44 to 57 inches|
Take note of the car seat dimensions as it will dictate if this can fit into your vehicle. It is a large and wide car seat that will take up a lot of space in a small vehicle.
|Do I need to use a pool noodle/rolled towel?||Yes|
|Easy To Install Rear-Facing?||Yes|
|Easy To Install Forward-Facing?||Yes|
|Easy To Uninstall?||Yes|
|Recline Position||1 for rear-facing (all the way up or down) and 2 for forward-facing|
The lack of variety in the angle of recline can be tricky to find the best angle suitable for your younger child’s comfort, especially in rear-facing mode. Using a pool noodle or rolled towel can help.
Because it does not have a built-in level which you are supposed to level with the ground to ensure that it is at the correct angle, your eyesight will be challenged.
They have an arrow on the base part of the seat for that function instead of the usual easy-to-use bubble.
When you are about to install the seat in your car, just locate the LATCH connectors and click on each connector.
Instead of struggling to pull the straps tight, just push down on the seat and the auto-retractor will tighten and secure the seat for you. That will take approximately a minute and you’re done with a safe installation.
This is by far one of the EASIEST car seats to install out there as it can click in and out of vehicles easily. This will probably be your favorite feature as it can make it very easy for you to secure a seat in the car.
However, the lack of good information on Youtube about easily installing the Evenflo Symphony DLX Elite can be quite frustrating.
Most parents who got this seat highly praised it for being very easy to install, but it would be better if you can see them in action.
Nevertheless, The Sure Latch connectors are the lifesaver for installation dummies.
In some reviews, some parents say that they wish the length of the latch straps would be made a little longer so that it would reach their car LATCH hooks for easy forward-facing installation.
Well, it's not actually "too short" for forward-facing because you have to reposition it.
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|Country Of Origin:||USA|
|Side Impact Tested:||Yes|
|Approved For Airplane Use:||Yes|
|Easy To Buckle And Unbuckle?||Yes|
Make sure that you put the seat harness buckle tongue into the allotted pockets. Getting it out of the way before you put your child into the seat will reduce the digging you will have to do once you already need to buckle your child in the seat.
Take note that "Ocala" and "Porter" fashions do not have the buckle pockets feature.
|Is The Material Breathable?||Yes|
|Seat Weight:||21 pounds|
|Machine Washable Cover?||Yes|
|Comes With An Infant Body Support?||Removable head and body pillow|
|Easy To Remove Cover?||Yes|
|Comes With A Cup Holder?||Yes|
|Shoulder Harness Has Pads?||No|
|Leg Straps Has Pads?||No|
It Is Nicely Padded And Super Sturdy. The seat provides soft and plush padding for a super comfortable ride. As complemented by most parents, it keeps their kids stay cool even if it is super hot outside.
Unlike some seats that have four or more harness slots for you to use every time your child grows, the Evenflo Symphony DLX seat harness only needs to be slid up and down to accommodate the additional height and ensure a good fit.
Adjusting the shoulder strap height will surely make growing into this seat a breeze.
The Headrest Is Easy To Adjust. Raising the head to rest up for a taller kid or down for newborns and young infants is as simple as sliding the headrest up and down.
I feel that because of the problem of recline for newborns and younger children, this seat would be best used starting the forward-facing mode. It's probably best to get an infant car seat first if this is the convertible seat you intend to use for forward-facing until booster mode.
The ability to install it in a breeze is a sure winner because this is one of the most crucial parts of owning a car seat. What good is a sturdy and safe car seat when you can't have it installed properly, right?
One thing to take note of is that the SureLATCH connectors can only be used to 40 pounds. Beyond that, you will have to use the car’s lap/shoulder belt plus the tether, forward-facing, which according to most parents, is also easily done.
Because of the Evenflo Symphony DLX's size, it is ideal to leave it inside your vehicle once installed as its size is not the most suitable size to lug around with you.
Is it still a good choice? Yes, it is. However, since this is an old model, why not check the newer Evenflo seat, the Everystage DLX. It is way better than this.
I highly suggest that you check out the feedbacks of parents who got this seat to help you decide.
What do you think?