When choosing between The Evenflo Symphony Elite Or Graco 4ever, you’re safe to choose any of the two. They are as equally functional and safe. I’d choose the Evenflo Symphony Elite (a.k.a DLX)  if you ask me. Here’s why.

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ideal use

 

 

Evenflo Symphony Elite/DLX

Graco 4ever

DLX

Rear-Facing Weight:

5 to 40 pounds

4 to 40 pounds

Rear-Facing Height Limit:

19 to 40 inches

the head must be at least 1-inch below the handle

Forward-Facing Weight:

22 to 65 pounds

22 to 65 pounds

Forward-Facing Height Limit:

28 to 50 inches

Up to 49 inches

High Back Booster Weight:

40 to 110 pounds

40 to 100 pounds

Backless Booster Weight

N/A

40 to 120 pounds

High Back Booster Height Limit:

44 to 57 inches

43 to 57 inches

Backless Booster Height Limit:

N/A

43 to 57 inches


The Evenflo Symphony DLX has a higher forward-facing height limit as well as a higher high back booster weight limit.

Getting the Graco 4ever DLX will allow you to enjoy the added “backless booster” feature, which has a weight limit of 120 pounds.

will it fit in my car?

 

 

Evenflo Symphony Elite/DLX

Graco 4ever DLX

Width:

21.5 inches

Height:

19.5 inches

24 inches

Depth/Length:

28 inches

20 inches


The Evenflo Symphony Elite is bulkier than the Graco 4ever DLX.

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instalLation

 

 

Evenflo Symphony Elite/DLX

Graco 4ever DLX

Do I need to use a pool noodle/rolled towel?

Yes

No

Easy To Install Rear-Facing?

Yes

Easy To Install Forward-Facing?

Yes

Easy To Uninstall?

Yes


Installing the Symphony Elite would need you to make use of pool noodles or rolled towels. However, it is one of the easiest convertible car seats to install.

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safety

 

 

Evenflo Symphony

Elite/DLX

Graco 4ever DLX

Country Of Origin:

USA

China

Steel Frame:

Yes

Five-Point Harness?

Yes

Side Impact Tested:

Yes

Approved For Airplane Use:

Yes

Easy To Buckle And Unbuckle?

Yes


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the seat

 

 

Evenflo Symphony

Elite/DLX

Graco 4ever

DLX

Is The Material Breathable?

Yes

Relatively

Seat Weight:

21 pounds

23 pounds

Machine Washable Cover?

Yes

Roomy?

Yes

No-Rethread Harness?

Yes

Comes With An Infant Body Support?

Removable head and body pillow

Easy To Remove Cover?

Yes

Expiration

8 Years

10 Years

Comes With A Cup Holder?

Yes

Shoulder Harness Has Pads?

No

Yes

Leg Straps Has Pads?

No

conclusion


The Evenflo Symphony Elite and the Graco 4ever DLX are USD 70 apart. The Graco 4ever DLX is more expensive. Now let’s see what the added cost is for.

  1. It can be converted to a backless booster seat, which can accommodate a child of up to 120 pounds instead of the 110-pound limit of the Elite.
  2. You need not use a pool noodle or rolled towels when installing.
  3. It has a longer expiration date.
  4. It comes with shoulder harness pads in the straps.

Now let’s see what the advantages of the Symphony Elite are if you try to save that USD 70 dollar.

  1. It has a higher forward-facing height limit. Although it’s not much. Just 1 inch more.
  2. It has a higher high back booster weight limit.
  3. It’s made in the USA.
  4. Any fabric (color) you choose is breathable.
  5. It’s a little lighter than the Graco 4ever DLX.
  6. The height of the seat harness is not strictly locked to a certain position. You can adjust it accordingly by just sliding it up and down.

With the above advantages over each other, the Graco 4ever DLX has features that Symphony Elite doesn’t have, and vice versa. It will now just depend on how you plan to use the seat and in what vehicle.

If you choose the Graco 4ever DLX car seat, have the patience to contact the Customer service if you acquire the seat color which is unbreathable. It’s good to know that parents who asked for a replacement got what they wanted.

In getting the Evenflo Symphony Elite, it is ideal to keep it installed in one vehicle.

Although it is lighter to transfer to another vehicle compared to the Graco 4ever DLX, it is super bulky to carry around. You’d also need a large vehicle to comfortably accommodate everyone, especially the seat directly opposite it.


Do You Need More Help To Decide Between

The Evenflo Symphony Elite Or Graco 4ever DLX?

 

Check Out My Evenflo Symphony DLX/Elite Review

See My Graco 4ever DLX Review

 

What Do You Think? 

Cheers!

Pitin

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      1. Can you review the Evenflo Everystage DLX car seat? What do you think about it? Would you recommend it? Thanks.

        Also, which lightweight stroller do you recommend? I was thinking of the Graco breeze.

        Thanks. Sorry if it is a lot lol.

        1. Hi Michelle,

          Here’s the link to my Evenflo Everystage DLX review. I think it is a good choice. 🙂
          https://firsttimeparentguide.com/is-the-evenflo-everystage-dlx-good-to-get/

           
          As for the Graco Breaze, it is not a bad choice either. 🙂 Here’s the link to my review.
          https://firsttimeparentguide.com/will-the-graco-breaze-click-connect-stroller-end-your-search/

           
          You can check out my review of the Mountain Buggy Stroller, too.
          https://firsttimeparentguide.com/is-the-mountain-buggy-nano-stroller-a-good-choice/

          I hope this helps.

          Kind Regards,
          Pitin

  1. I just bought a graco carseat and stroller combo for my baby coming in November. I want the ability to take the carseat out and carry it around with me and easily place it in the stroller. But I’m also interested in getting one of the forever car seats, especially after learning they don’t expire for 10 years! It seems like a great car seat that can potentially last for all of your kids. Thank you for your comparisons, But I think I would lean toward the Evenflo car seat because of the breathable fabric and $70 savings.Thanks!

    1. Hi Kelli,

      The Graco 4ever is indeed very tempting especially that it expires two years longer than the Symphony Elite. However, I don’t want to think very far. The 8 years of the Symphony Elite is already worth the money, in my opinion, especially that you get to enjoy almost the same benefit plus the extra savings.

      Regards,
      Pitin

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