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In this review, we will present the Evenflo Tribute LX, a very popular car seat model. We will discuss its best features, pros and cons, installation, safety, and recalls. We will also compare it to other popular Evenflo car seat models.

These are two of the main and most important features of this product. It is easy to carry on public transport or through an airport at just over 9 pounds. Its lightness makes it the perfect seat for anyone traveling with a toddler or an infant.

Lightweight and Compact 

It’s also much more compact than most, allowing it to fit better in airplane seats and small cars. Even without sitting next to an incongruous car seat, airplane seats are small enough. This takes this problem out of the picture altogether. 

You’ll be very pleased with the compactness of the seat if your car is small. The seat is easy to install because it is so slim. It will take up far less space than a bulkier car seat.

Machine washable pads

The fact that the car’s exterior is so easily washable is a major advantage. All you need to do is remove the pads and put them into your washing machine. You’ll be grateful for this feature because something is bound to get spilled on the seat at one point. 

Removable cup holder

You can attach the seat’s removable cup holder to the side of the armrest. When your child gets older, you’ll find this to be a nice feature. Cup holders can be used to hold not only cups, but also snacks and toys.  

Top Features 

  • It has good safety ratings 
  • It is easy to install and clean 
  • It comes in beautiful colors 
  • It is compact and lightweight 
  • It comes with a removable cup holder 

What We Liked

  • The seat is lightweight
  • It is easy to install and uninstall
  • It fits 3 across
  • It’s perfect for traveling
  • Cleaning it is very easy 
  • It is convertible
  • It has been side impact tested
  • It is very affordable

What We Didn’t 

  • It is not ideal for very long-distance travel
  • There are problems staying in one place facing forward
  • You need to buy harness covers separately 

Evenflo Tribute LX Dimensions 

The Tribute weighs a little over 9 pounds. It is 22’’ long, 18.5” wide, and 25.5” high.

Safety Ratings 

As we mentioned, safety’s where this seat is strongest. The producer claims that the seat’s safety standards are twice as high as federal ones. A lot of users have confirmed this, saying the seat has prevented their child from injury during accidents.

Boasting a 5-point harness and side-impact testing is another extra. What is more, it costs over 50% less than other car seats with the same safety standard.

Recalls

We scoured the Internet, but we didn’t find any mention of recalls of the Evenflo Tribute LX. As soon as you have a car seat delivered, register it to stay up to date on recalls. It doesn’t matter which car seat model you choose.

If you’re not registered, you won’t be notified of recalls immediately. That can make the difference between light and severe injury in an accident. This section compares the Evenflo Tribute to another three popular Evenflo models. These are the Sonus, the Triumph, and the Stratus. How does it measure up? Read on to find out. 

Evenflo Tribute vs Sonus 

Evenflo Tribute LX

  • 4 Shoulder Harness Position
  • Max Weight 40 pounds
  • Single Cupholder
  • Less Expensive
  • Convertible Car Seat
  • Side Impact Tested
  • LATCH Capability

Evenflo Sonus

  • Airflow Ventilation System
  • Max Weight 50 pounds
  • Rollover Tested
  • Dual Cupholder
  • 5 Shoulder Harness Position
  • Convertible Car Seat
  • Side Impact Tested
  • More Expensive
  • LATCH Capability

Evenflo Tribute vs Triumph 

Evenflo Triumph

  • Infinite Slide Harness
  • Max Weight Capacity 65 pounds
  • 3 Recline Positions
  • Machine Washable
  • LATCH System
  • Dual Attach Cup Holder
  • 2-in-1 (Forward and Rear Facing)

Evenflo Tribute LX

  • 4 Point Harness
  • Max Weight Capacity 40 pounds
  • 1 Recline Position
  • Machine Washable
  • LATCH System
  • Single Cup Holder
  • 2-in-1 (Forward and Rear Facing)

Evenflo Tribute vs Stratos 

These two are very similar. For example, they have both undergone side impact and federal crash testing. Both models passed both tests. In addition, the Evenflo Stratos 65 has passed rollover testing.


This makes it verifiably more secure in the event of a rollover accident. Another difference is that the Stratos has an air flow ventilation system, while the Tribute doesn’t.  

Installation Guides 

This section is divided into rear facing instructions and forward facing instructions. There are also instructions on how to install the seat on a plane. 

Rear Facing 

To install the Evenflo Tribute LX rear facing, first adjust the car seat to recline position. Make sure the harness straps are in one of the bottom 3 harness slots. Before that, put the car seat into the vehicle facing toward its back. The harness straps should be at or below shoulder level. 

Pull the seat pad off of the seat’s front and thread the lower anchor connector hook and strap through the rear-facing belt paths. Look at the position of the crotch strap. If it is in the back, route the lower anchor connector strap in front of the crotch strap. If it is in the front, route it behind the crotch strap. 

Attach the left hook to the left anchor bar and the right hook to the right anchor bar. Pull hard to make sure that they are latched to the anchor bars securely. Push the car seat into the vehicle seat using all of your body weight. 

Always Double Check 

Double check that the car seat doesn’t move by moving it side to side or front to back and pull tight on the lower anchor connector assembly strap. To use the seat belt, perform the same steps as above. Check if the harness straps are positioned at or below shoulder level. Do this as well, then pull the seat pad off of the front part of the car seat.

Thread the vehicle seat belt through the rear-facing belt path. Then thread it through the seat’s opposite opening. Fasten the seat belt. Route the lower anchor connector strap in front of the crotch strap if it is in the back.

Do this behind the crotch strap if it is in the front. As you put all of your weight onto the car seat, pull the belt tightly. Double check that the car seat doesn’t move while shifting it front to back or side to side.

Install Forward Facing 

To install the seat forward facing, make sure the harness straps are in one of the top three strap slots. The straps should not be below shoulder height. Place the car seat facing forward and run the seat belt through the forward-facing belt path.

Use a locking clip to fasten the vehicle seat belt and make sure it is as tight as possible. Double check that the car seat doesn’t move while shifting it front to back or side to side. Connect the tether strap behind the vehicle seat and pull it tight.

To use the LATCH system, go through the first few steps above. Put the car seat in the vehicle facing forward. Run the lower anchor connector strap through its route and hook through the forward-facing belt strap.

Locate the lower anchor bars. Attach the left hook to the left anchor bar and the right hook to the right anchor bar. The anchors should be as secure as possible. Double check that the car seat doesn’t move while shifting it front to back or side to side. Connect the tether strap behind the vehicle seat and pull it as tight as you can.

Installing the Tribute in an Airplane 

To install the Tribute rear-facing on a plane, first check if the airplane seat is in a fully upright position. Place the car seat in a rear facing position into the airplane seat and adjust it to a recline position. The harness straps should be in one of the bottom 3 harness slots at or below shoulder level. Route the airplane seat belt through the rear-facing belt path. Pull the seat pad off of the front part of the car seat.

Adjust the crotch strap according to the position that’s best for your child. If the crotch strap is in the back position, route the airplane seat belt in front of the crotch strap. Do it behind it if the crotch strap is in the front position.

Then, put the airplane seat belt on, making sure it is as tight as possible. Push the Tribute into the plane seat with high force. Route the extra seat belt back through the rear-facing belt path. Shift to the side and back and forth to ensure yourself that the car seat doesn’t move.

Installing Forward-Facing 

Make sure the airplane seat is completely upright. Then, adjust the car seat to its upright position as well. Place the Tribute on the airplane seat facing forward. After that, run the airplane seat belt through the forward-facing belt path. Pull through the car seat’s opposite side and make sure the seat belt is tightly fastened.

Through the forward-facing belt path, pull the excess seat belt back. Push the car seat into the airplane seat with full force, tightening the excess belt strap. To make sure that the car seat doesn’t move, shift it sideways as well as back and forth.

Good Safety Ratings 

The Evenflo Tribute LX has spectacular safety ratings. This seat is also very budget-friendly. The Evenflo Tribute is easy to install and uninstall, easy to lift, and easy to clean. Simplicity is golden to a parent, so don’t underestimate the importance of this feature. 

Great Option As Travel Seat 

Do you have more than one vehicle? You’d be happy to know the Evenflo Tribute LX is perfect for traveling. It is easy to transfer from vehicle to vehicle without extensive effort on your part. 

It comes in really beautiful color combinations. The best are Pink Mums (flower pattern with a pink background), Neptune (light blue and black), and Azure Coast (teal and black). The others are Saturn (grey print and black), Abigail (dark pink and black), and Pink Ice (light pink and black).