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The Discovery 5 Evenflo Infant Car Seat is rear-facing only, designed for safety, comfort, and convenience. You get all of this at an affordable price.
It has been side impact tested and meets or exceeds all the applicable U.S. safety standards. In fact, the Discovery 5 Evenflo Infant Car Seat has been tested for structural integrity at energy levels approximately 2 X the federal crash test standards. It also features EPS energy absorbing foam liner, as well as a 5-point child safety harness that is “Mom preferred”, and a two-piece chest clip.
The Discovery 5 can be used from 5 to 22 lbs. It offers 3 shoulder strap positions as well as 2 crotch buckle positions. It also features an innovative CarryRight Z Handle, which is ergonomically designed for easy carrying.
The Discovery 5 Evenflo Infant Car Seat is designed to be safely installed with or without the car seat base. The base gives you the added convenience of not having to reinstall the car seat every time you need to go somewhere. Additional bases can be bought separately, and if you buy more than one Discovery 5 Evenflo Infant Car Seat, the bases and seats are all interchangeable.
- Rear-facing only from 5 to 22 lbs
- Seat-belt installation
- LATCH installation
- Stay in car base included – Can be installed with or without the base
- EPS energy absorbing foam liner
- 5-point child safety harness
- One-step harness adjust – helps you secure you little one easily
- 2 piece chest clip
- Adjustable – 3 shoulder strap positions and 2 crotch buckle positions
- Seat pad is removable and washable
- CarryRight Z Handle is ergonomically correct and designed for comfortable carrying
- Pivoting canopy protects from the sun or other weather elements
- Side impact tested
- Meets or exceeds ALL Federal safety standards
- Tested for structural integrity at energy levels approximately 2X the federal crash test standard.
Discovery 5 Evenflo Infant Car Seat Review:
After doing quite a bit of research on this car seat, I’ve come to a some conclusions.
Number one, the Discovery 5 Evenflo Infant Car Seat is extremely well priced! It costs about half as much as it’s competitors.
Number two, it’s safe. It scored high on the safety end, which is the number one priority, and as far as comfort was concerned, I really didn’t find any complaints.
Number three, most felt that the Discovery 5 Evenflo Infant Car Seat was convenient, light weight, and easy to carry. The stay-in-car base was probably the number one most loved feature. That, and the fact that you can purchase multiple bases for all your vehicles. There were a couple complaints regarding the harness. It can be a pain to adjust, but once you get it adjusted just right, it doesn’t take much time.
On a side note, I did check the NHTSA website for an ease of use rating. It scored 4/5 for securing your child, but the overall ease of use was only 2/5. I did find a few complaints regarding installation. They mostly had to do with getting the base level in the back seat, so that may be why the ease of use rating is so low.
Number four, the canopy isn’t big enough. That seemed to be a pretty common complaint. It just doesn’t come far enough forward to give complete protection.
Number five, you either LOVE the handle, or you HATE it. If you’ve had other car seats in the past with regular handles, the CarryRight Z Handle may take some getting used to, or you just might hate it.
As for customer satisfaction, this Evenflo Infant Car Seat had 45 out of 63 reviewers rate it 4 to 5 stars, with 5 being the max. In other words, 71% of the reviewers were extremely satisfied with their Evenflo Infant Car Seat.
All in all, the Discovery 5 is a decent infant car seat at a reasonable price. If you’re still undecided, check out the video demos below, or read through some of the customer feedback on Amazon.
Car Seat Installation – Without Base
Car Seat Installation – With Base
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