Evenflo Tribute LX Convertible Car Seat, Saturn – Reviews, Questions & Answers

Evenflo Tribute LX Convertible Car Seat, Saturn

Evenflo Tribute LX Convertible Car Seat, Saturn features

  • Side impact tested, Meets or exceeds all applicable federal safety standards and Evenflo’s side impact test standard
  • Designed and tested for structural integrity at energy levels approximately 2X the Federal crash test standard
  • Multiple shoulder harness positions for better fit and longer use
  • Upfront harness adjustment and buckle release allows easy and convenient adjusting
  • Integrated body cushion gives added comfort to baby and an easily removable head pillow for older children
  • Side impact tested; Meets or exceeds all applicable federal safety standards and Evenflo’s side impact test standard
  • Designed and tested for structural integrity at energy levels approximately 2X the Federal crash test standard
  • Multiple-shoulder harness positions for better fit and longer use
  • Upfront harness adjustment and buckle release allows easy and convenient adjusting
  • Integrated body cushion gives added comfort to baby and an easily removable head pillow for older children

Evenflo Tribute LX Convertible Car Seat, Saturn 

The Evenflo Tribute LX Convertible car seat combines safety, comfort and ease for the ultimate value in child restraints. Compact in size, the Tribute provides a great vehicle fit while providing side impact protection. With a plush head pillow and integrated body cushion your child will ride in comfort while you’re on the road. Protecting children is our core mission at Evenflo. For almost a century we have been a leader in safety, innovation and education. Knowing that one in four automobile accidents are side impact collisions, we believe it’s important to go beyond the current government standards when designing the next generation of Evenflo car seats, including the Tribute LX. Side impact tested. Meets or exceeds all applicable federal safety standards and Evenflo’s side impact test standard designed and tested for structural integrity at energy levels approximately 2X the Federal crash test standard Multiple-Shoulder Harness positions for better fit and longer use. Upfront harness adjustment and buckle release allows easy and convenient adjusting Integrated body cushion gives added comfort to baby and an easily removable head pillow for older children.

Evenflo Tribute LX Convertible Car Seat, Saturn 

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Q:Does it come with the LATCH system?
A:Yes it does and its easy to switch between cars if needed

Q:The dimensions say 17inches wide, but that looks like its at the bottom of the base and that it may get wider near the actual seat, is that so?
A:I just measured mine across the top from armrest to armrest and that is 17 inches across. The base is actually 15 inches across at the front bottom of the seat.

Q:can this be used for an infant?
A:It can be used rear-facing for children who weigh 5-35 pounds or forward-facing for children who weigh 20-40 pounds.

Q:FOR THOSE WHO USED IT FROM Two months or younger on – did it work well at that age?
A:No

Q:Up to how many pounds?
A:Rear-facing for children weighing 5-35 pounds; forward-facing for children weighing 20-40 pounds.

Q:Is there a ‘stroller’ system that I can convert this car seat into a ‘sit and stroll’ like thing that I can pull through the airport etc.? Thanks!

A:We purchased a converter strap called the “traveling toddler” from Amazon. I think it was under $20, which allowed us to strap this car seat directly to our rolling luggage. We were very happy with the way that it worked. And it even fit down the aisle of our Southwest Airlines flight. Although it was a very tight fit.…

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We purchased a converter strap called the “traveling toddler” from Amazon. I think it was under $20, which allowed us to strap this car seat directly to our rolling luggage. We were very happy with the way that it worked. And it even fit down the aisle of our Southwest Airlines flight. Although it was a very tight fit. Definitely practice hooking and unhooking the strap at home without a child in the car seat before you travel or it will be a nightmare in the security line. But after everything is adjusted and you practice 1 or 2 times it’s very easy and quick to attach and detach.

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Q:do you know the length when in the rear facing reclined postion? i have one now that is 34-35inches reclined and looking for something around 29-30
A:I’m not sure I bought it for my grandchild, but he/she is not born yet. So I have not needed it yet or put it in my car.

Q:please advise if you need other parts for installation in the car?
A:Nope, all you need is either the LATCH clips that come with the car, or if your car is old enough that it doesn’t have them, then a seat belt does the trick.

Q:How much does it weigh? Product listing says 11.6 lb, but another reviewer said 16 lb. Looking for something very light for travel.
A:I do not know but I think 12 lbs sounds more likely its def not heavy and perfect for tavel! We bought it for travel too:)

Q:Is the seat FAA approved?
A:There is a TINY sticker saying it is approved for flight, verify compatibility with the specific airline. The sticker is plain & small quite easy to overlook. Contact the airline you plan to use & they will let you know.

 

Q:can it go rear facing?
A:Yes. That’s what convertible means when you are shopping for car seats.

Q:Does it recline so the kid can sleep more comfortably?

A:It is more of a fixed position seat. in rear facing it has enough of a recline that my children slept very comfortably. In forward facing position I usually have one of those neck pillows available in case they nod off. But I did the same with the Eddie Bauer seat i had and my other Saftey first seat, ( both of which I…

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It is more of a fixed position seat. in rear facing it has enough of a recline that my children slept very comfortably. In forward facing position I usually have one of those neck pillows available in case they nod off. But I did the same with the Eddie Bauer seat i had and my other Saftey first seat, ( both of which I can change the recline on. )

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Q:What is the weight limit for forward facing?
A:According to the manual, the forward-facing weight limit is 40 lbs (18 kg), and the height limit is 40 in (102 cm). For rear-facing, it’s 40 lbs and 37 in.

Q:How easy is this to install? on a scale of 1-10, 1 being the easiest and 10 being the hardest. I have to frequently take my car seat out.
A:2. Super easy. If using your seat belt pull the belt all the way out giving you the most slack. Next, weave it through the seat and click in the belt. As you tighten the belt, press down on the car seat so the belt is as tight as can be. You’re all set.

Q:Does it state on the actual set that it’s approved for air travel?
A:Yes it does, and there are instructions on how to install when using it in an aircraft

Q:is it good and comfortable with rearfacing?
A:Yes. I love this purchase. It comfortable with rearfacing and very good. Hope that helps!

Q:Does this come with a latch system that clicks into place or the hook?
A:The LATCH looks like this…https://www.consumerreports.org/content/dam/cro/news_articles/cars/CST-HookLatch-0018.jpg

Q:What is convertible in here?
A:Rear-facing for infants, and when ready, converts to forward-facing

Q:Is this car seat really as cheap and uncomfortable as the bad reviews say?
A:I’ve been using this seat for almost a year now and I love it. I have no issues with it and I like it better than the one we spent over 100 dollars on. My son never has said he is uncomfortable

Q:Does this seat have a detachable base so you can install bases in multiple cars? If not, is it less convenient than seats with that feature? Thanks!
A:This array doesn’t have a detachable base. We don’t remove the seat from the car at all we bought 2 one for each of the cars.

 

Q:Can a seat belt be threaded through the back, for use in a car without latch?
A:Yes, it can. We bought ours for use in my husband’s car which does not have a latch system. It is very easy to install, threading the seatbelt through the back.

Q:rear facing
A:If you’re asking if it can convert to a rear-facing position, yes it can.

Q:Can I leave the hospital with my newborn in this car seat?

A:This seat has rear-facing capabilities and it has inserts to support small heads as well. It also says the minimum weight limit is 5 lbs, so yes, I think it would be just fine for a newborn. You may just want to add more padding, if your baby is small. It’s a great seat, and it will give you longevity for a great pr…

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This seat has rear-facing capabilities and it has inserts to support small heads as well. It also says the minimum weight limit is 5 lbs, so yes, I think it would be just fine for a newborn. You may just want to add more padding, if your baby is small. It’s a great seat, and it will give you longevity for a great price. My son is almost two and he still fits in it great.

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Q:Can you use the regular seatbeals?
A:Yes. The seat is good for facing back and front. Regular seatbelts hold it in place.

Q:I cannot fit this seat, rear facing, in our SUV? Does anyone have any tips on how to make it fit?
A:I would suggest you go to the Evenflo website, you may be able to get some ideas there.I believe they also have contact information for asking additional questions.

Q:has it ever been recalled?
A:i just looked up the car seat and there is no recall on it at all it is a whole bunch of different car seats so you are safe with this one . if you buy it make sure you register it so that way they can notify you if it ever gets recalled

Q:Anyone have this in a small sedan? (04 Civic perhaps?) Husband is tall and can’t afford to push his seat forward. Wondering if this is narrow enough
A:I have a 2012 Ford Focus so space is sorta limited also but this seat fits just fine. I am also able to recline it a bit so that my 11 month old son isnt sitting too upright. This is useful especially when he is sleeping.

Q:I know this car seat is for 5lbs and up, but does it has enough support for a 4 month old who typically lays back in an infact carrier?
A:Yes if you install in its reclined position i would recommend a seperate head support if needed

Q:Is the cup holder included?
A:It comes with one that you can hook on to it. It’s not that great.

Q:is this faa approved with sticker, that says faa approved?
A:Sticker says: THIS RESTRAINT IS CERTIFIED FOR USE IN MOTOR VEHICLES AND AIRCRAFT. That should meet FAA approval

 

Q:Is this car seat FAA approved?
A:Yes

Q:Has anyone use this seat for air travel?? How was installation?
A:Really easy

Q:Does this seat provide adequate cushioning to a 8 Months old baby ? Asking because some other expensive car seats appear to have lots of padding.
A:It does have enough padding for an 8 month old. We were surprised at how well it was made for the price.

Q:how is this on airplanes?

A:This works super well in the plain forward facing. Fits nicely in the seat. Because it is so light weight, it was easy to check beside the plane as well. Our kiddo isn’t old enough to need his own ticket yet, so we just checked it at the gate and got it back for layovers. Using a stroller or just a carry pack it wasn’t…

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This works super well in the plain forward facing. Fits nicely in the seat. Because it is so light weight, it was easy to check beside the plane as well. Our kiddo isn’t old enough to need his own ticket yet, so we just checked it at the gate and got it back for layovers. Using a stroller or just a carry pack it wasn’t too bad to get through the airports. You may want to invest in the dolly or whatever it is called that allows you to just bungee your car seat on it and pull it like luggage. I think we may get this for next time. It is really handy if you don’t have a stroller, cause your kid can sit in their seat and be buckled in as you go. I hope that helps

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Q:Can I increase the length of the harness
A:By increase do you mean loosen? It has a pull tail in front that shortens the harness by pulling the shoulder straps. The straps can also be rethreaded to accommodate a taller baby

Q:is this for a 3 year old
A:depends on their height/weight. typically by 3 years old they should be in a booster seat w/ a back. but my 3 year old is petite and fits in this one also, but she has a booster.

Q:does it recline in the rear facing position?
A:Yes, it does both.

Q:Can it be used in a mini-van (Olds. T&C)?

A:Yes. We use it in our Chrysler Voyager with no issues at all. We have it in the middle seat, which is a 3/4 width seat, with it positioned at the far right side so the seat in in the center most position in the van, and the farthest from any impact should there be a collision from any direction. And it is still quite …

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Yes. We use it in our Chrysler Voyager with no issues at all. We have it in the middle seat, which is a 3/4 width seat, with it positioned at the far right side so the seat in in the center most position in the van, and the farthest from any impact should there be a collision from any direction. And it is still quite easy to put our Grandson in and get him out of it.

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Q:Does the seatbelt go directly under the padding under the child, or does it cross underneath along the base? We’re considering for air travel.
A:It goes under the padding.

Q:is it FAA approved for airplane travel
A:From Evenflo web site: Certified For Use In Aircraft: When used with the internal 5-point harness this restraint meets FAA Inversion requirements for airplane use.

 

Q:How do you remove the cover when installed rear facing? Specifically,how does it unfasten at the front of the seat (where the child’s feet would be)?

A:I’ve always pulled out the entire seat to remove the cover, but it has small elastic loops on the cover which are held in place by plastic hook type areas built into the car seat. I hope this helps, but if you pull the entire car seat out it will be easily discovered and its not a heavy car seat. While I’m washing the …

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I’ve always pulled out the entire seat to remove the cover, but it has small elastic loops on the cover which are held in place by plastic hook type areas built into the car seat. I hope this helps, but if you pull the entire car seat out it will be easily discovered and its not a heavy car seat. While I’m washing the cover I typically wipe down the plastic of the car seat so I can start fresh once I put it back in the car.

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Q:What is the height from the seat measured to the highest shoulder strap position?
A:14 inches from seat to highest shoulder strap position.

Q:It is reclining ? It can be used by a child of 9 months
?
A:Yes it does recline and can be used front or back facing.Yes it can be used by a 9 month old.

Q:Will work with lap belts? I have an older VW Vanagan that I would like to hook up to the rear seat that only has lap belts?
A:There is a slot in the back for the seat belt to thread through. We have used it with a seat belt before. I don’t see why a lap belt wouldn’t work. Just be sure it is pulled as tightly as you can get it. Do you have a spot behind the seat to hook the top belt that’s on the car seat for added safety?

Q:Does this seat come with fully assembled harness?
A:Yes it does

Q:Does this car seat work for 3 year old ?
A:Yes, I am using it for a 3 yr old.

Q:Does this carseat recline?
A:No

Q:Does it come with an instruction sheet?
A:Yes and thank goodness it did, I would have been lost!

Q:How easy is it to take the baby in and out of the carseat? Do straps get easily tangled? Just wondering how price affects ease of strapping.
A:No problems with tangled straps at all, I don’t think the price has any affect.Super easy to install in a car as well, at least from a front facing position – I have not used it in the rear facing position.

Q:Do you recommend this for airplane travel? Is it too wide, heavy, can it recline in the forward facing position? Thanks!
A:Yes

 

Q:how many year old kids can use this car seat?

A:Here are details on box it was ship with.Rear Facing:Weight: 5-40 lbs / 2.3-18.0 kg…

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Here are details on box it was ship with.Rear Facing:Weight: 5-40 lbs / 2.3-18.0 kgHeight: 19-37in/48-94cmForward facing:Weight: 22-40lbs/10.0-18.0kgHeight: 28-40in/71-102cm

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Q:good for small car?
A:We own a Ford Focus and I used it in my mom’s Chevy Cobalt; so yes, good for a small car.

Q:which are the measures of the shipping box?
A:19″w x19″d x28″h

Q:about padding on the seat side those it feel conterbal
A:The padding is firm but very comfortable. It provides great support and my daughter loves this car seat.

Q:Has anyone had issues with the chest clip not staying clasped? Ours can pull apart with a little force all of a sudden. We can’t use it anymore!!!
A:No but we haven’t used out that much either.

Q:Did the box come with packing materials of any kind? My box did not have any packaging material to hold the car seat in the box.
A:No I don’t think it did.

Q:Is this car seat approved for airplanes?
A:Yes.

Q:My son is an average size 3 year old and I want something that will last for several years. What ages of children do you use this seat for?
A:A big one year o?d. Looks like he’ll have room for quite a while.

Q:Can a 23lb, 32 inch, 1 year old sit comfortably when rear facing?
A:Yes, definitely. It has a flip over piece on the bottom to make it recline for rear facing. I used this until 2yrs rear facing.

Q:How well does this fit rear facing in a smaller vehicle? I have a toyota corolla.
A:It’s a great fit. My tribute lx fits in our Nissan Leaf, which I’m guessing is slightly smaller. In my rear seating I have 2 of these car seats and another child in-between.

 

Q:Can this Car Seat fit in mini cooper hatchback?
A:I think it could. I have a pretty small car and it fits pretty well.

Q:What is the package size?
A:Product dimensions 25.0 X 18.0 X 17.0 Weight: 13 pounds

Q:Will this seat fit in the overhead bin on an airplane?
A:Not on any plane I have been on. You’ll more than likely have to check it. But if you wait and check it at the gate, they usually won’t charge you anything.

Q:How well does this fit rear facing in a quad cab truck? And for long flights how do your kids like it? Our son is 10 months.
A:Don’t know about truck bit the base is pretty short compared to others; it fot in all cars/vans when we traveled. My kid really liked the seat!

Q:What is the current manufacture date on this seat?
A:The instruction manual says “8/14” and the tags on the seat say “8/10”. I do not know where to find a specific manufacture date on the seat. However, it was shipped from Evenflo’s US distribution center and the box as well as the seat all stated “made in China”.

Q:what is the manufacturing date?
A:March 17, 2015

Q:Is this a rear and forward facing set?
A:Yes it is.

Q:Does this carseat have covers?
A:No, that I know. But it’s all machine washable

Q:Would you be able to fit 3 across in a crv or smaller car, like the Prius?
A:Oh wow I am not sure. I do know it seems to not be as wide as a lot of car seats.

Q:Do all cars have an anchor for the tether? Is the tether required for forward facing?
A:Most cars do. I believe you can buy something to adapt ot. It is a car seat.

 

Q:Has anyone tried installing it in the middle seat of Subaru Outback 2016 (or earlier)?

A:I have a 2009 subaru outback, and I have installed it, but I really wouldn’t recommend this car seat. . . I am not sure it is actually approved by anyone. We bought it to travel with, as out Clek Foonf is way to heavy to take with us, and it was not great. The car seat is very flimsy. . . and it doesn’t have proper ap…

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I have a 2009 subaru outback, and I have installed it, but I really wouldn’t recommend this car seat. . . I am not sure it is actually approved by anyone. We bought it to travel with, as out Clek Foonf is way to heavy to take with us, and it was not great. The car seat is very flimsy. . . and it doesn’t have proper approval stickers/embossing on it, so we had to gate check it for travel. Our daughter was comfortable with it in the rental car, but I plan on tossing it, asap. Very disappointing.

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Q:Can I install in the rear middle seat?
A:Every car is different and I had trouble getting it to fit into my car. I had to refer to my car manual directions as the Evenflo instructions didn’t work for my vehicle. Good luck.

Q:how comfortable?
A:Very comfortable , our little boy loves the seat!

Q:is this a good carseat for a three year old
A:It is really small.

Q:What is the weight limit?
A:I believe 22lbs rear facing and 40lbs forward facing. Minimum amount is 5lbs.

Q:is this good formy grandson turning two in november
A:Yes…it is good up to 32lbs i believe.

Q:Does this car seat work for 3-4 year old kid?
A:I have a one year old in it but I could put my 3 year old in there. She is about 34 pounds

Q:Is the cushion confortable?
A:It’s ok, this is not our main car seat.

Q:In the picture, there looks like a cup holder is on the side. Is there?
A:The cup holder clips on either side I believe, but I didn’t find it useful, and never kept it on.

Q:Can someone please tell me when this car seat expires?
A:The one I purchased in July was manufactured in June 2015 and expires June 2021.

 

Evenflo Tribute LX Convertible Car Seat, Saturn