Evenflo SureRide

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Evenflo SureRide Review Facts

Evenflo is a car seat brand that we have reviewed quite a lot and that has received many top reviews from parents who used their products. Finding the right car seat is essential when you have children because you want them to be as safe and comfortable as possible when using any form of transportation. Thankfully, Evenflo has many options that will not only follow all safety regulations as needed, but their seats also have all necessary measures to ensure comfort. You also will be getting a seat that suits your budget, so you won’t have to worry about spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars in order to find your child a good car seat.

The Evenflo Sureride is just another example of a great product released by the brand. There were some features that parents weren’t pleased with, but overall, it’s a good, simple option for those who want a convertible car seat that is convenient, lightweight, and comfortable.

In this review, we will talk about some of the reasons why parents recommended this product, all of its pros and cons, and the features that the Sureride has to offer.

Editor's Pros & Cons

The harness has six slot positions

Convertible, works in forward and rear-facing positions

Very lightweight for travel

Can wash fabric in the washing machine

Has great safety features

Is available at an affordable price


Some people believe it’s bulky

Doesn’t have a handle

Difficult to install in your car

Basic Features

The SureRide has all of the features that are necessary in order to provide your child with their basic needs during a car ride. A nice feature about it is that it’s convertible, which means that you can use it in the forward and rear-facing positions. That means that you can use the seat for a long time, as a car seat that can only be used in the rear-facing position will only be useful for several months. Of course, the seat also complies with all regulations and laws regarding safety, so you can be assured that your child will be as safe as possible during any car ride.

It’s also important to be aware of the different ranges in height and weight that the seat is meant to accommodate. The good news is that your child will be able to use the seat for a long time, so you won’t need to worry about purchasing a new car seat for several years. When in the rear-facing position, the seat is meant to accommodate a child who weighs between 5 and 40 pounds and who is between 19 and 40 inches tall. In the forward-facing position, the seat can accommodate a child between 22 and 65 pounds and 28 to 54 inches tall. So, you don’t have to think about another seat until your child is ready for a booster seat.

The car seat also has cup holders, which help to enhance its convenience when you are on long car rides. Your child may also use these cup holders to store their toys or a device that they may be playing with. Besides that, it’s lightweight, which makes it a lot easier to transport and to take with you places. This also means that it is approved for use on aircraft, so if you’re a family that travels frequently, you’ll be in good hands.

And finally, another great feature about the seat that makes it convenient for many parents is the fact that the cushions and fabric can be washed in the washing machine. It’s inevitable that a small child will have some sort of accident or spill while you’re in the car, so the fact that you can simply throw the cushioning in the wash makes it a lot easier to deal with.

Advanced Features

The main advanced feature of the SureRide comes with its harness. While most car seats will offer you with a five-point harness, this one has a six-point harness, meaning that you will be able to accommodate your child for a lot longer in it. You’re meant to adjust the harness in accordance with how tall your child is, so as your child gets bigger, having more slots in the harness will make it more convenient for you and will allow your child to be as comfortable as possible. Plus, having a harness is safer for a child than having them sit in a regular booster seat, meaning that your child will have that extra protection for a little while longer.


The size of this seat is one area where many people had issues. Its dimensions are 19 x 19 x 28.5, meaning that it is a bit bulky in comparison to some other seats on the market. If you have a smaller car, this means that the seat will end up taking up much of your back seat. If you have a rather small family or you don’t tend to have a lot of passengers, this won’t be too much of an issue for you, but it can pose a problem in a small vehicle or in instances where the backseat is needed. You will want to measure your seat and also take this into consideration when you intend on using any form of public transportation.

Ease of Use

One thing that makes this seat easier to use is the fact that its cushioning can be thrown in the washing machine when your child has an accident. However, many people found that this seat was rather difficult to install and the lack of a handle made it difficult to use when in public.

People have generally recommended that you look into a different car seat if you’re going to be moving your children from car to car quite frequently. Otherwise, you won’t have too much of an issue. It’s more so something that you will need to get the hang of. You should watch videos online of how other people installed theirs, and upon ordering, you do have the option of having a professional come out to install it for you at an extra cost.


There do not seem to be any accessories that the seat comes with. However, you do have the option of purchasing a seat protector, which is meant to protect your backseat from any spills, accidents, or dents caused by the car seat.


In order for any seat to be sold on the market, it must comply with many guidelines and regulations that are set by the FAA. So, of course, the Evenflo seat does have all the safety features necessary to protect against crashes and to make your child as safe as possible.

The fact that the seat is able to accommodate children for a long time means that your child will also be seated in the rear-facing position for a longer period of time. This is the safest position for your child. And when your child is big enough to sit in the forward-facing position, the six points on the harness will allow you to have a wider range of adjustment for your child’s height. Being in a car seat like this will make the experience a lot safer for your child, and since he or she will be using the seat for a long time, you can be assured that your child will be as safe as can be.


The fact that the seat is meant to be used by children of many different sizes shows that it was made with your child’s comfort in mind. A newborn baby is meant to sit in the seat, as well as a child who weighs 60 pounds. So you’ll not only be using this seat for a long time, but it also will be comfortable for your child.

There were some people who said that it did not have enough padding, but not too many complained about it being uncomfortable for their children.

The seat has the added feature of a six-point harness whereas many other seats on the market only have five-point harnesses. This means that you will have the ability to adjust the harness according to your child’s height even more than you might have in the past. Being able to have this feature will also guarantee your child’s comfort as they use this car seat.


Many people appreciated the fact that this is very lightweight. Having a lightweight car seat is an important factor for a lot of families, especially ones that are frequently on the go. Despite the fact that many said that the seat is rather large and bulky, the fact that it is lightweight makes it a lot easier to use and to transport.

If you need to take it with you someplace or you need to change cars, then the fact that the seat only weighs 9.8 pounds will make the experience a whole lot easier for you. This is definitely one of the lightest car seats on the market, and it also is perfectly fine for use on an airplane, too. And if you need to store the seat or put it somewhere that requires lifting, you won’t be in much of a predicament. If the seat also came with a handle, it would be perfect for you to carry around when you’re out and about.


A nice feature of this car seat, as well as many of the other ones sold by Evenflo, is that it is budget-friendly. Many people who are just starting a family might not necessarily have the funds to spend several hundreds of dollars on a car seat for their child, so that is an important factor that the brand has taken into consideration. You will be able to purchase this seat for less than $100- $98, to be exact- on Amazon.

You may also opt to have someone come and install the seat for you in your car, which will cost you an additional $60. Plus, the seat is convertible and can be used until your child is big enough to use a booster seat, which further increases its life span and gives you a lot of bang for your buck.

Key Features

Has a six-point harness that is easily adjustable
Follows all safety requirements
Is big enough to accommodate children of all ages and sizes
Comes ready to use right in the box
Can be used on an airplane
This car seat is lightweight
It is convertible and can be used in rear and forward-facing positions

Bottom Line

This car seat is not too special; it has many of the same features that a lot of other convertible car seats on the market have. If you were looking for a seat that will accommodate your child for many years to come, then the Evenflo Sureride is definitely an option for you.

Since the seat is meant to accommodate a child who weighs between 5 and 65 pounds, your child can use it from the day he or she is born until elementary school, most likely. You won’t have to worry about getting another car seat until your child is ready for a booster seat, which is very convenient for a lot of families and which will help you to save a lot of money in the long run. And speaking of saving money, the fact that this car seat is under $100 makes it a highly attractive option for lots of people.

Many parents also appreciated the machine-washable fabric and cushions and the fact that the seat comes with a six-point harness. This means that you will have a wider range in how far you can adjust the harness to suit your child’s height.

The seat is lightweight and it can be used on aircraft. So, if you’re a family that likes to travel a lot, this seat is great for that. However, some people found that the seat is difficult to install in their cars and that the seat is quite bulky. It’s recommended that you measure out the back seat first to see whether or not you should purchase this seat.

Overall, it’s up to you to decide. There are plenty of great features and some not-so-great ones, too. However, if you need a seat that suits all of your child’s basic needs, then this is certainly a good option to choose from.