Age group: Birth to 1 year
Weight: 4 to 35 lbs (1.8 to 15.8 kg)
Height: 43 to 81 cm (17 to 32 in.)
Use: Rear-facing use only.
Colors: There are 7 color variations to choose from. Moon Shadow (grey/black), Portland Tweed, Roslyn (pink/ black), Eugene Tweed (blue/black), Azalea (light pink/ grey), River stone (grey/ pale purple), Bamboo Leaf (green/ pale purple).
Starting Price: $100
Introduced in 2016, this is one of the most lightweight infant car seats on the market. It is also very comfortable and has high safety ratings. However, there are concerns about the quality of the fabric and the ability for it to fit larger babies.
Pros: It is tested for safety and easy to assemble. It is also rated by customers as having very comfortable head support. The material is soft making the car seat very comfortable for your little one. The padding is easily removable and machine-washable, making cleaning easier.
Cons: The car seat might be too small for some children, and the straps may be difficult to adjust or may not fit well. Some reviewers have concerns about the quality of the material, especially with wear and tear occuring in a short time.
Comfort: The soft material makes this car seat very comfortable for babies, and its lightweight build makes it comfortable for parents to carry. It has an ergonomic handle making it comfortable to carry. It comes with buckle pockets, which make it easier to find buckles and also keep buckles away from babies. It also comes with a full coverage canopy, providing protection against the sun.
Safety: The car seat comes with audible notifications to signal if a belt has become unbuckled, as part of the SureLatch system. The SureSafe system is a quick connector that allows you to push and click for simple installation. The SureLATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system can be used in place of seat belts in cars with lower anchor bars.
The Evenflo Lite Max car seat has been tested for safety during accidents including rollover testing. The rollover test simulates roof-to-ground contact, which is an impact responsible for the majority of injuries in rollovers.
NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) overall rating of 4/5. The car seat loses points in seat setup for smaller infants, which is not configured initially. The harness slots can be difficult to reach, and require adjusting. It received extra points for installation features including the sureLATCH system.
Warranty: Evenflo provides a 90 day limited warranty which requires proof of purchase. Replacement parts can be ordered online, however the availability of certain parts depends on the model number and date of manufacture (on the back of the child restraint).