The Evenflo Tribute 5 is part of the car seat
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, convertible car seat
models like the Tribute 5 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
A rating of the potential for each seat to limit injury and movement of a child in a crash based on simulated frontal crash tests using child sized dummies.
Ease of use:
Our judgment of how easy each seat is to use including the clarity of labels and instructions, adjustments of clips and buckles, the transition of the seat from rear facing to forward facing and installation features such as LATCH connections and top tethers.
Rear facing fit-to-vehicle:
A rating of how easy it is to securely and correctly install each seat using both the vehicle belts and LATCH in a variety of vehicles in a rear-facing orientation and how well they fit each vehicle once installed.
The following models have the same ratings as Evenflo Tribute 5.
Features and specs may vary
The Ratings applied to untested model Evenflo Tribute Sport come from our tests of model Evenflo Tribute 5, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
The Ratings applied to untested model Evenflo Tribute Deluxe come from our tests of model Evenflo Tribute 5, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
About This Brand
A popular manufacturer of baby care and juvenile products. Evenflo products are available at popular large retail outlets such as Walmart.
Features & Specs - Evenflo Tribute 5
Rear facing weight range (lbs.) Maximum weight (lbs.) allowed for child in rear facing orientation.
Rear facing weight range (lbs.)
Forward facing weight range (lbs.) Maximum weight (lbs.) allowed for child in forward facing orientation.
Forward facing weight range (lbs.)
Height range (in.) Range in inches of children allowed by seat.
Height range (in.)
Seat weight (lbs.) Weights listed are to the nearest pound.
As soon as my son outgrew his carrier, we got this seat. It was pretty easy to install and take apart to clean. The only real complaint I have is that the padding bunched up in the seat area after cleaning it a few times. This can be avoided by A)not cleaning the seat or B)stitching the seat in a few key places to keep the foam from shifting. Either way, I feel I got my money's worth.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Boston Mike
from Boston, MA
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Very light, quality car seat
Easy to Adjust
Easy to Clean
Easy to install
We have two children, 3 and 1. Each has a high-end car seat which we love. But we have more than one car and we travel frequently on airplanes. This seat is great to have around. It's the lightest seat available, so it's easy to move between cars. It's also easy to lug through the airport. It's also got a large space for the seat belt to pass through, so you don't rip up your hand when you install or remove it. It's very sturdy and the harness system operates smoothly. If we were on a budget, we wouldn't hesitate to use this as a primary seat (it's 25% the price of some high-end seats) because it's safe.