Evenflo Advanced Chase LX Booster Car Seat Review

by Amy Sylvestre |

If you are looking for a booster car seat that works with a wide range of weights, is quite affordable, and has passed the CDC safety regulations, the Evenflo Chase Select Harnessed Booster Car Seat is a great option for your family. It will last for many years as your child grows. Parents love that it is lightweight, affordable, safe, and stylish.

This is not an infant car seat. For children birth to two years old consider the Britax Endeavours.

 

Intro to the Evenflo Advanced Chase LX

It is convenient to consider a car seat that will adapt to your growing child. The Evenflo Advanced Chase LX supports children from twenty-two to one hundred and ten pounds which means this seat will accommodate your child for many years.

Safety

When selecting a car seat for any child, the safety features are certainly primary. Most importantly, this seat is designed and tested for structural integrity at energy levels approximately two times the federal crash test standard.  Additionally, it is side-impact tested where it meets or exceeds all applicable federal safety standards. Based on these tests, you can rest easy and keep your children safe in a vehicle with this Evenflo Advanced Chase LX Harnessed Booster Car Seat.

I appreciate that this booster seat offers a five-point harness to keep your child up to forty pounds and fifty inches securely seated. I personally still have my son secured in a five-point harness and will continue until he exceeds the weight and height requirements.

You will need to switch your child to the booster seating after forty pounds and can keep him or her in this seat up to one hundred and ten pounds. Most parents say that installation is straightforward and relatively easy. It is also lightweight compared to many booster car seats which makes it simple to move from one vehicle to the next.

Price

I think you will be greatly satisfied with the pricing of the Evenflo Advanced Chase LX.  At a lower price when compared to most other options on the market, it is considered very durable and has excellent safety ratings. Safety is not compromised by the lower price point. 

Comfort

Safety is certainly primary but comfort is something to consider as well when it comes time to purchase a booster car seat. This seat is designed to provide a comfortable ride for your little one. It is made with ComfortTech which means it has three unique, separate layers that help to alleviate pressure points as your child grows. The four buckle positions provide more comfort to your child as he or she grows. It also comes with a removable pillow for added comfort. The booster base is adjustable to accommodate your child’s height.

Evenflo Advanced Chase LX at a Glance

  • Children’s booster car seat is side impact tested.
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 28.00 x 18.00 x 28.00 inches
  • Height Restrictions: children must be between 28″ to 50″ in height.
  • The seat accommodates children ranging from 22 to 110 lbs.
  • The five-point harness is approved for a child up to 40 pounds.
  • Reasonable price point
  • Two integrated cup holders for your added convenience

Pros:

  • Easy install
  • Affordable low price (most reasonable on the market)
  • Large weight range
  • Lightweight
  • Highly durable
  • Comfortable
  • Ease of cleaning: machine washable fabric and removable parts
  • Grows with your child
  • Easy to use clasps and tighteners
  • Dual, seat-integrated cup holders 
  • Meets or exceeds all applicable federal safety standards
  • Five-point harness
  • Two-point crotch clip
  • Removable pillow
  • Lots of positive reviews
  • When using the seat with the 5 point harness, it is approved for use on an airplane.
  • Six-year lifespan (expires after six years)

Cons:

  • Does not recline
  • Light padding/Not very plush
  • Latch can stick
  • No rear-facing capability. You will need to buy a different car seat for younger children under twenty-two pounds.
  • The seat bottom is not very deep. It is as if the child is sitting on the edge.
  • The back is too upright and can be uncomfortable for some children.
  • Could be sturdier
  • One screw connecting the cup holder so it can be kicked off too easily.
  • The latch system can be difficult for removal from your vehicle.
  • Fewer harness positions. Some brands offer up to ten harness positions. Keep in mind that Evenflo offers four.
  •  If you are using it without the five-point harness, it is not approved for aircraft use. A lap belt will not work with this booster seat.
  • The headrest is not adjustable.

What Other Moms are Saying:

If you are like me, I often seek out the opinions of other parents for their expertise and experience with a certain product. Their direct knowledge and opinions help me weigh what will work best for my family. Here are a few thoughts from moms and dads that you may want to consider as they have used this booster car seat extensively. It has also been rated highly by a number of reviewers both on the manufacturer site and on other external sites as well. 

One mom said that there is very little assembly required and that you simply just add the optional cup holders. The installation into the car was straight-forward this seat. One mom said that there is a decent amount of padding and her little one can sit comfortably during long trips. Others commented that the padding and cushion were not sufficient.

Most all parents love the affordability, that it is “great bang for your buck.” Other booster car seats come with very similar features but are much more expensive. Parents also love the safety ratings. One mom was highly satisfied as her daughter was completely protected during an accident where their vehicle rolled over. She noted that her child was securely kept in her seat and unhurt.

I found that parents appreciate that this booster car seat is lightweight and slim so it fits nicely in small SUV’s and even fits in the middle seat in some vehicles. But, there is some disagreement on the padding provided on this seat. Some say it is not sufficient.

Another loved feature is that it will work with your growing child up to 110 pounds which means for a low price, a product with great longevity with your purchase.

Kids seem to think the double cup holders are awesome for not only their drinks but also their snacks. They also like the sleek and sporty style of this car seat.

Some parents were concerned that head support was lacking, that the cup holders fall off too easily, and that it is a bit too upright compared to similar child seats.

Parents note and appreciate that the back is taller than other booster car seats.

One of Experienced Mommy’s very own mom reviewers rated this Evenflo Advanced Chase LX booster as one of the Best Booster Seats, so click to read more on that.

Regulations to Keep in Mind

As you plan to purchase a booster car seat for your child, there are a few things to consider. Each individual manufacturer will include the requirements for their seats. You will want to check for age restrictions, weight and height requirements, and that the seat meets or exceeds safety standards.

WebMD conveniently lists the many safety regulations from the CDC. From birth to age two years old, you will need to use a rear-facing seat and remember to always check the seat’s weight limit for your child. Experts recommend keeping babies under two years old in a rear-facing seat until they completely outgrow the car seat manufacturer’s height and weight limit because it will protect your baby’s delicate neck during an accident.

From ages two to four years old and over forty pounds, you are allowed to use a forward-facing safety seat for your toddler. Keep in mind that many experts and doctors recommend keeping the seat rear-facing as long as possible for your toddler. From ages four to eight years old or up to four feet nine inches tall, you can use a seat belt-positioning booster seat. Be sure to always have your children in the back seat as the airbag is very dangerous, and evenly deadly, for children.

After your child is four feet nine inches tall, you can have your child sit in the back seat using the seat belt without a booster seat. Your children should continue using a booster seat until the adult seat belt fits them properly. You can check to be sure that the lap belt is positioned on the upper thighs and not your child’s stomach. The shoulder belt should not rest on your child’s neck but should be positioned on the chest.

If you are looking for an infant car seat, you will need to select one that is rear-facing and supports your baby’s weight appropriately. This is best for your child’s safety and security. The Evenflo Advanced Chase LX cannot provide this kind of support for your infant. It is intended to begin use for a toddler-aged child at or above twenty-two pounds.

Conclusion and Recommendation

The Evenflo Advanced Chase LX Harnessed Booster Car Seat is extremely affordable front-facing car and booster seat for kids 22 to 110 pounds. There are others on the market that can accommodate larger children, but I think that this is one of the best ranges available for your growing child. This seat can stay with your family for many years and even be passed on to your future children.

The drawbacks are the lack of extra padding and a place for your child to rest his or her head. This seat may not be perfectly ideal for a really long road trip but, overall most parents are pleased with the support and safety provided by this model of booster car seat.

If you are looking for a sleek and safe booster car seat that works with a wide range of weights, is affordable, forward-facing, lightweight, slim, and has passed the CDC safety rating tests, the Evenflo Advanced LX could be great fit for your growing family.

Amy Sylvestre
Amy is a writer, mom, and southerner living in the suburbs of Chicago. She has also worked for several large non-profit organizations. Amy is married to her hunky pilot husband, and they have two sons, Graham and Hudson. Graham is a hilarious, talkative, four and half year old. After a strong fight with congenital heart disease, Hudson passed away at eight months old. Amy is also in the process of growing her family through adoption.

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