This is a review of the Evenflo SureRide DLX convertible car seat. A convertible car seat first rear-faces, then forward-faces with a five-point harness once rear-facing is outgrown.
RECOMMENDED CHILD SIZE:
- Rear facing weight limits: 5-40 lbs.
- Rear facing height limits: 17-40 inches or head one inch below top of shell, bottom 4 slots can be used for rear facing
- Forward facing age and weight limits: One year of age and 22-65 lbs.
- Forward facing height limits: 28-54 inches, shoulders below top of harness, ears below top of shell, top three slots can be use for forward facing
- Side Impact Tested! Meets or exceeds all applicable federal safety standards and Evenflo’s side impact standards.
- EPP, energy absorbing foam liner
- Designed and tested for structural integrity at energy levels approximately 2X the federal crash test standard
- LATCH or Seat belt installation
- Machine-washable pad with mild detergent, cold water, and gentle cycle
- Removable cupholder
- Up-front harness adjustment for easy access
- 6 Shoulder harness positions for better fit (Slots 1-4 for rear-facing, slots 4-6 for forward facing)
- Removable body pillow for a cozy ride
- ComfortTouch® pad for superior comfort
Certified for use on aircraft.
MSRP (US) 99.99
TheCarseatMom’s Quick Review:
Evenflo has a right to boast about their new addition to the convertible car seat market: "Keep your growing child safe and comfortable in the Evenflo® SureRide™ Convertible Car Seat. With a rear-facing weight rating up to 40 lbs. and a forward-facing weight rating up to 65 lbs. your child can remain harnessed longer! Try this seat for a top notch extended-use option at an affordable price."
It used to be that parents of tall children had little choice but to pay a premium price for a car seat that would last until a mature booster age, usually around 5 or 6 years old. Not anymore! The new SureRide claims to fit a newborn (I don't know anybody who's tried that yet) and yet adjusts to be the second-tallest forward facing seat on the market - barely surpassed only by the Britax Frontier 85 at more than twice the price. For economy and longevity, this seat can't be beat. As an "affordable" offering, it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of a more expensive seat, but for a seat that will last even a top-of-the-charts kid from birth through kindergarten for under $100, the SureRide is a safe bet. Questions remain concerning how tall of a child will be comfortable rear-facing in this seat since only the bottom 4 slots are to be used for rear-facing, but it should accommodate almost any rear-facing toddler until at least age two in accordance with the AAP's recommendations.
Check different retailers for different color options.
Note: Specs for this review were taken from Evenflo's website and from the stickers on the side of the seat. At the time of this writing, there is some conflicting information among the website, the stickers, and the online manual, particularly in terms of the rear-facing height limitations. Since the information on the website is more recent, that is mostly what I chose to use for this review. If you have any questions, please contact Evenflo directly for clarification.