The Evenflo Symphony DLX and Safety 1st Go and Grow car seat seem to both justify the price that they are asking for. However, despite having flaws, it looks like the Evenflo Symphony DLX is a better choice. Read more to see why.

 

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Evenflo Symphony DLX/Elite

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Safety 1st Go And Grow

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Ideal Use


 

Evenflo Symphony Elite/DLX

Safety 1st Go And Grow

Rear-Facing Weight:

5 to 40 pounds

Rear-Facing Height Limit:

19 to 40 inches

Forward-Facing Weight:

22 to 65 pounds

Forward-Facing Height Limit:

28 to 50 inches

29 to 49 inches

Booster Weight:

40 to 110 pounds

40 to 100 pounds
Booster Height Limit: 44 to 57 inches 43 to 52 inches

The Evenflo Symphony DLX has a higher forward-facing height limit.

It can also be used longer in the booster mode – 110 pounds limit versus 100 pounds of the Go and Grow, and 57 inches height limit instead of only 52 inches.
 

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Will It Fit In My Car?


 

Evenflo Symphony Elite/DLX Safety 1st Go And Grow
Width 21.5 inches 19 inches
Height 19.5 inches 24 inches
Depth/Length 28 inches 23.75 inches

The Evenflo Symphony DLX is bulkier than the Safety 1st Go and Grow.

 

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Installation


 

Evenflo Symphony Elite/DLX Safety 1st Go And Grow
Do I need to use a pool noodle/rolled towel? Yes Yes, allowed as per manual
Easy To Install Rear-Facing? Yes Relatively
Easy To Install Forward-Facing? Yes Relatively
Easy To Uninstall? Yes

Installing the Safety 1st Go and Grow in all modes will need all the patience you can give. The Symphony DLX is dummy-proof when it comes to installation.

 

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Safety


 

Evenflo Symphony Elite/DLX Safety 1st Go And Grow
Country Of Origin: USA
Steel Frame: Yes No
Five-Point Harness? Yes
Side Impact Tested: Yes
Approved For Airplane Use: Yes
Easy To Buckle And Unbuckle? Yes

The Evenflo Symphony DLX has a steel-reinforced frame, although both seats are made in the USA.
 

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The Seat


 

Evenflo Symphony Elite/DLX Safety 1st Go And Grow
Is The Material Breathable? Yes
Seat Weight: 21 pounds 15.4 pounds
Machine Washable Cover? Yes
Roomy? Yes
No-Rethread Harness? Yes
Comes With An Infant Body Support? Yes
Easy To Remove Cover? Yes
Expiration 8 Years 10 Years
Comes With A Cup Holder? Yes
Shoulder Harness Has Pads? No Yes
Crotch Pads? No | Yes

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Not only is the Go and Grow more compact than the Symphony Elite, it is also lighter. It exceeds the expiration date of the DLX, too, by two more years. It also has shoulder harness pads as well as crotch pads.

 

Compare The Price Difference


 

Evenflo Symphony Elite/DLX

Safety 1st Go And Grow

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Conclusion


 

The Evenflo Symphony Elite and the Safety 1st Go and Grow are approximately USD 70 apart. The Evenflo Symphony Elite is more expensive.

Let’s see why is that so.

  1. It has a higher forward-facing limit.
  2. It has a higher booster weight limit.
  3. It has a higher booster height limit.
  4. It is easier to install in all modes.
  5. It has a steel-reinforced frame.

Are the above five points worth the extra USD70? I think yes.

However, saving the extra cost will give you the following advantages of the Safety 1st Go and Grow.

  1. It is more compact than the Evenflo Symphony Elite.
  2. It is lighter.
  3. It has a more generous expiration date.
  4. It has pads for comfort in the shoulder harness straps as well as crotch area.

If my vehicle is large enough to accommodate a bulky car seat, I’d choose the Evenflo Symphony DLX.

 

What do you think?

 

Do You Need More Help To Decide Between

The Evenflo Symphony DLX Or Safety 1st Go And Grow?

 

Check Out My Evenflo Symphony DLX/Elite Review

Read My Safety 1st Go And Grow Car Seat Review

 

I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments section below!

 

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  1. I’m all for investing an extra 70$ when it comes to making sure I have the best quality. The Evenflo one looks great! I’m due with my first child in a couple months… and so I’ve been really looking into these things.

    I’ve had people offer me their old ones from when their kids were young, but they are old and worn. And I just really want to do this right, so I’m really going all out to make sure my kid has the best; especially because we do a lot of road travelling.

    Thanks for the comparison review!

    1. Hi Mei,

      Old and used are actually fine as long as the car seat hasn’t been in an accident and if it is not expired yet. Car seats have expiration dates that can range from 5 years to 12 years, so reusing a passed on car seat is also fine.

      However, if you have the budget to spare, of course, a new one is always the best way to go. 🙂

      Congratulations on your first born.:)

      Regards,
      Pitin

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