Evenflo Symphony DLX Convertible Car Seat

I received an Evenflo Symphony DLX Convertible Car Seat in partnership with One2One Network and Evenflo. All opinions expressed are my own. Evenflo and One2One Network have not influenced nor reviewed this post prior to posting.

Evenflo Platinum Protection Symphony™ DLX Convertible Car Seat

Keeping my kids safe, especially while in the car, is of utmost importance to me. I hate to admit it, but I often think about the realities of car accidents because I have seen, first hand, the damage that can be done. I am more careful on the road when my kids are in the car and I am much more aware of other drivers when my kids are with me.

But, there is no doubt that kids in the car are a distraction. There is crying, needs, and fussing. While there are some great moments too, like my kids laughing and playing together, it is all a distraction while on the road.

According to a study conducted by American Baby and Safe Kids Worldwide, new moms are 300% more likely to get into an accident than other drivers, in part due to tending to an upset baby.

That is a very alarming statistic for me. I cannot tell you how many times, in the last 8 years, I have had to pull over to tend to an upset baby (or two). It is a reality that all parents will face at one time or another.

But, Evenflo is now working with NASA-developed Outlast® technology to help our babies stay more comfortable in the car and help prevent distracted parents while on the road.

Introducing Evenflo Symphony DXL Convertible Car Seat

Evenflo Symphony DLX Convertible Car Seat

The Evenflo Symphony DXL convertible car seat has some really amazing features, several of which I absolutely adore. I’ll cover them all, but here are my favorites:

NASA-developed Outlast® Technology

Absorbs hot and cold temperatures and releases them as needed to help balance your child’s body temperature.

This is so perfect in our hot California summers. It seems that my babies seem to start sweating twice as fast during the summer and our 100+ degree days when I put them in the car. But, with Outlast Technology, that heat is pulled away from them keeping them cooler in the car and more comfortable. The fabric helps to ensure a safer, more peaceful ride for both mom and child and help prevent an accident from ever happening.

e3 Side Impact Protection

Evenflo continues to go above and beyond government standards to provide car seats that are 2X the Federal Crash Test Standard. In addition to this, this seat includes e3 Side Impact™ Protection, which is designed and tested to reduce side impact forces up to 50%.

Buckle Pockets

Seriously! It’s about time; such a genius idea.

Evenflo Symphony DLX Buckle Pockets

Evenflo Symphony DLX Buckle Pockets

Gone are the days of digging under baby to find the buckles. Or how about those blazing hot buckles from being in the sun. No more. Now you can tuck them in to the pockets on the side of the car seat and keep them in a convenient location all while ensuring they do not get hot!

Machine Washable

Machine-washable pad comes off easily and requires no harness re-threading. Seriously awesome. My boys are always making a mess in their car seats and washing the pad is so easy when you don’t have to worry about re-threading the seat belts or making sure everything falls back in to place correctly.

Dual Cup Holders

Evenflo Symphony DXL Cup Holders

And, they’re not just any cup holders. They are outfitted with elastic on one side which allows the cup holder to adjust to the size you need. This is great for using one for a snack cup and the other for a sippy cup or bottle.

The other nice thing about this is that they are super easy to clean and don’t hold anything else. This means that left-over snacks don’t sit in cup holders unnoticed and start stinkin’ up the car.

Oh, come on, you know your toddlers are guilty of stashing away snacks in their cup holders, too. My boys do this all the time.

More Symphony DLX Features

  • Infinite Slide Harness provides a safe, accurate fit and is designed to eliminate the need for harness re-threading as your little one grows.
  • Upfront, multi-position recline offers a comfortable seat for your child while he or she is asleep or awake
  • e3 Side Impact Protection is designed to reduce the forces in side-impact crashes through advanced energy absorption and an expanded zone of protection.
  • Advanced SureLATCH Technology offers secure installation in seconds.
  • Up-front harness adjustment easily adjusts the five-point harness from the front of the car seat for easy in and out.
  • Headrest adjusts to multiple heights to accommodate your little one as he or she grows.
  • 65 lbs. internal harness weight rating to accommodate growing children.
  • Recommended use: 5 – 110 lbs.
  • Made in USA.

The Only Car Seat You Need

Evenflo Symphony DXL convertible car seat is rated for children 5 to 110 lbs. and can be used both rear and forward facing.

Evenflo Symphony DLX Convertible Car Seat

For Use Rear-Facing Child Must Meet All These Requirements

  • Weight: 5 – 40 lbs (2.3 -18 kg).
  • Height: 19 – 37 inches (48 -94 cm).
  • AND top of child’s head is at least 1 inch (25 mm) below the top of the child restraint seat back.

For Use Forward-Facing Child Must Meet All These Requirements

  • Weight: 22 – 65 lbs (10 – 29.4 kg).
  • Height: 28 – 50 inches (71 – 127 cm).
  • AND the tops of their ears are below the top of the child restraint headrest.
  • Age: At least one year of age.

For Booster Use Child Must Meet All These Requirements

  • Weight: 40 – 110 lbs (18 – 49.8 kg).
  • Height: 43.3 – 57 inches (110 – 145 cm).
  • AND the tops of their ears are below the top of the child restraint headrest.
  • Age: At least four years of age.

Evenflo Symphony DLX Photo Gallery

I took so many great pictures of the Evenflo Symphony, I wanted you to have a chance to see them all to judge the seat for yourself. Browse through the gallery by clicking on the first image.

Purchase the Evenflo Symphony DLX

The Evenflo Symphony DLX is part of Evenflo’s new platinum protection collection and is available exclusively at Babies R Us. At the time of this post it retails for $249.99. If you are purchasing this car seat for two or more children in store, be sure to ask for the multiples discount at Babies R Us to receive 10% off your second like item.


  1. says

    we’ve spent a LOT of money on car seats since our first was born almost 9 years ago. safety FIRST. especially with people on cell phones and stuff- too many distractions. we need to keep our little ones safe!

  2. says

    The upgrades from a standard carseat that this one offers is astounding. Nasa technology in itself is amazing for the temps. It’s a sleek looking seat too!

  3. says

    Wow that car seat has a lot of nice features and looks really safe. I think that the temperature release fabric sounds great for summertime. I feel bad when my kids are sweating in their hot seats.

  4. says

    Wow! Carseats have really changed since mine were babies. Twenty years ago, our carseats looked a lot like the bouncy seats that people use in their homes. Now they have all these fancy features! Great review.

  5. says

    We love Evenflo carseats – they’ve been our favorite convertible for all of our four children. Thankfully we are getting to the end of our car seat years, but I’ll be passing this info to my sister who is shopping for a new convertible for my niece. Thanks!

  6. says

    Wow, that looks like the most comfy car set I’ve ever laid eyes on! My cousin just had a baby, I am going to have to tell her about this one! Awesome!

  7. says

    Love the side impact protection. My boys are past car seats (booster seats now) but I would have definitely bought this car seat were it available a few years back.

  8. says

    That looks like such a great car seat. We have a Graco convertible seat right now and it’s not my favorite. I hate the seatbelt! I’ll have to check this one out.

  9. says

    That Evenflo looks like the Cadillac of car seats! I will have to keep this in mind the next time I’m invited to a baby shower!

  10. says

    What a car seat! It not only looks and sounds like it is very safe but it appears to be quite comfortable. Quality product for sure!

  11. says

    I am so grateful for the continuous updates and safety aspects added to car seats. I was a stickler for having my kids in car seats for extended times and encourage all of my friends and family to do the same. You can never be too safe when it comes to vehicles and precious cargo.

  12. says

    This sounds like an awesome car seat! It’s funny how all the little details make all the difference. Buckle pockets? Really? Where were those when my kids were in car seats?!!

  13. Amy Desrosiers says

    Looks like a nice safe seat for kids! Its funny to see how far car seats have come in the past 20 years!

  14. says

    I don’t have babies anymore, but I would definitely gravitate toward this car seat if we were in the market. It looks super comfortable, and has great safety features!

  15. Amanda K says

    Wow, that is a nice car seat. Love all the features and your pictures! Will have to look at it next time I need a shower gift

  16. says

    I have to admit I am so glad these days are over for me! My son is still in a booster seat in the car but man I remember when I was picking his seat out… It was so hard! There were so many kinds and so many things to compare and of course at 19 I had a budget. What a tough thing to do!!!

    I love this carseat! It looks extremely durable and something I wish I saw when my son was little!!!

  17. says

    It’s been ages, but we used Evenflo for my girls. They have change a bit in the past 12 years or so for sure. This is like a dream seat!

  18. says

    You had me at temperature regulation! It is over 110 degrees here in the summer and it’s so hard to circulate air to kids in rear facing seats so that is a really nice feature!

  19. says

    Awww! your son looks very handsome :-) Car seat is very vital to keep that precious cargo safe while we are driivng. Evenflo has the best car seat brand to use. I think my little K used Evenflo car seat too when she was little :-)

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