Evenflo LiteMax 35 Infant Car Seat

Last updated: October 12, 2021

This heavily safety-tested infant car seat has the comfort of both parents and babies in mind with an ergonomic carry handle and soft, temp-regulating cushioning. Even though it is rated for little ones up to 35 pounds some parents find it to be a tight fit over 20.

We looked at the top Infant Car Seats and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Infant Car Seat you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This infant car seat is comfy for parents and babies. Has an ergonomic carry handle and soft cushioning that can help regulate baby's temperature.

In our analysis of 102 expert reviews, the Evenflo LiteMax 35 Infant Car Seat placed 5th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Evenflo continues to redefine industry standards with ROLLOVER TESTED car seats. The LiteMax 35 Infant Car Seat is the easiest car seat to carry. It is designed with your lifestyle in mind. It’s extremely lightweight carrier and ergo handle, is uniquely designed for your maximum comfort as you carry your little one. The LiteMax 35 also comes with an easy to install base equipped with a two step vehicle belt lock-off for a quick and secure installation. LiteMax 35 also provides 4 recline options to optimize your child’s comfort on those long car rides.For almost a century we have been a leader in safety, innovation and education. At Evenflo, we continue to go above and beyond government standards to provide car seats that are 2X the Federal Crash Test Standard.

Our Expert Consultant

Dr. Niket Sonpal   
Gastroenterologist and adjunct assistant professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Niket Sonpal is an adjunct assistant professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and clinical instructor at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, who specializes in gastroenterology.

He is a graduate of the Medical University of Silesia-Hope Medical Institute in Poland. After completing his residency in internal medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, he was selected to be the 2013‐2014 Chief Resident at Lenox Hill Hospital–Northshore LIJ Health System. Dr. Sonpal completed his fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at Lenox Hill Hospital and continues his work in the field of medical-student and resident-test preparation. He now serves as the associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Brookdale University medical center.

He is also the co‐author of several medical test prep books and serves as the chief operating officer for Medquest Test Prep and director of medical education for Picmonic Test Prep.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

It has an easy to use sure-safe LATCH system, a full-body infant insert, super soft padded straps, a much larger canopy, and a soft and breathable fabric.
The Evenflo LiteMax 35's plush, padded interior keeps even the smallest of infants snug in place. However, its temperature-regulating fabric means your child won't overheat, even if you're in a hot climate, or your little one is bundled up in the winter months.
Parents and caregivers will appreciate the many premium options the Platinum LiteMax 35. From the extended canopy and soft harness pads to the handy buckle pockets, with the Outlast fabric and supportive insert, there are nice little perks from top to bottom. The base is one of the easiest I’ve used, making it clear that the LiteMax 35 a well-designed seat that will fit a wide range of Littles.
a canopy will help you protect your baby from sunlight or cover him when he’s asleep.
the LiteMax 35 is a very comfortable infant car seat. It comes with a seat pad and a body pillow; both of which are full of cushioning and feel very pleasant to the touch.
VERSATILE & CONVENIENT: This Rear-Facing Infant Car Seat fitting newborns and babies from 4-35 pounds includes a stay-in-car convenience base that minimizes overall parent effort
The car seat I ordered was Advanced lite max 35 sensors saf technology very well made I have a peace of mind that my grandbaby will be very safe

What reviewers didn't like

First, we found the seat excessively narrow in its seating area. The overall size of the seat is not particularly narrow (about 17.5" wide), but the seat area itself was too narrow for any of our babies over about 20-25 pounds. Second, while the base functioned quite well, the plastic was a bit more flimsy than other options. Third, the chest buckle worked fine but did not have an audible "click" when closing it (which is usually comforting to hear)...
Though rated for babies up to 35 lbs., some parents complain that the fit is a bit snug.
The recline level indicator is really easy to read, but some caregivers may have an issue getting the correct recline for babies over 20 pounds.
We would have loved this car seat if it would have been compatible with a stroller. Nevertheless, this is a great car seat to invest in.
If you’re an owner of a compact car, this seat probably isn’t the best choice for you. The model requires at least 1.5″ of space between its handle and your vehicle’s front seat, which means that it probably won’t fit well inside your small automobile.
this seat is quite narrow and unlikely to accommodate babies over 20 pounds, the plastic isn’t as durable as some of its competitors, and the chest buckle doesn’t have the audible “click” to let you know it’s securely fastened, which isn’t good for peace of mind.
Way to much padding. Daughter gets to hot and screams in the car seat.
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