Evenflo Aura Travel System: Budget-Friendly Stroller/Car Seat Combo

07/11/2009 at 10:00 AM ET
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The Evenflo Aura Select Travel System ($170) includes the Evenflo Aura Select Stroller (sold separately for $90) and the Evenflo Embrace Infant Car Seat (sold separately for $120) for the price of many stand-alone infant seats, so this is a good deal in a tough economy.

Pros: Great value. For the price, you get a stroller with many of the features most parents demand: a one-handed push, lots of storage and substantial sun shade. The car seat has comprehensive safety testing includes side-impact tests.

Cons: The stroller’s hard, plastic wheels don’t give a fabulous ride and is bulky when folded. The car seat’s sun shade is feedble and has a less-than-cushy seat pad.

Final Verdict: The Evenflo Aura stroller is a very functional stroller with tons of storage and it’s a great deal! The car seat is an extremely affordable option.

For all of the details, read our reviews of the Evenflo Embrace Infant Car Seat and Evenflo Aura Select Stroller.

— Kristen

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Stacie on

This is the exact travel system, right down to the color, that I’m currently using for my 6wk old baby. I love it. I have absolutely zero complaints about it. Yes, the stroller is large, but thats not an issue for me as I have a minivan so it fits very nicely in the back.

I also used another Evenflo travel system with my 1st child and I loved that one as well.

I would recommend this travel system for someone that does not have a compact car and is on a budget.

Kelly A. on

I bought this travel system in pink, in november of last year and I wish I would have done some more research on it before hand. Yes, it’s cute…but. The wheels are horrible..they will lock up on you and it’s not easy to navigate, at all. And it won’t fit well in a standard car..I’ve tried putting it in my sister’s chevy cobalt, and it will not fit unless you spend 15-20mins literally shoving and pushing..then it’s a b!tch to get out…We have a dodge durango and it’s the only car it will fit in bc there isn’t a “trunk”..it’s open space.Like I said, had I had known, I would NOT have bought this system…buyer beware!

Marissa on

I had this stroller, only in pink. There were things I liked and disliked about it. If you have a small car, I highly suggest that you do NOT buy this stroller. I drive a Sonota and it took up a ton of my trunk space. Also, it seemed to be hard to open at times. Not sure why, but it just didn’t pop open easily like other strollers I have had in the past. Because of its bulkiness, it was akward getting it in and out of my trunk.

On the other hand, I liked the smooth ride it provides, and the parent drink holders. Overall, I was not satisfied with this stroller.

Jessica on

I own this exact stroller that I have for my 4 month old. It would not fit into my Honda Civic at all so I purchased as SUV (not just for the stroller but because an infant and a two door car is not my idea of a good time). It is a bit large but I put it in sideways and use bungie cords to hold it standing up giving me plenty of room. It’s nice and narrow so it fits in a lot of places and the material is an easy clean up. The price was just right for it. I recommend it to anyone on a budget. It’s a stroller, of course it’s going to take up a lot of room but it’s easy to assemble and break down!

Marissa on

Not ALL strollers take up a lot of room. My suggestion: really research any stroller you are going to buy. SO glad I bought my Peg Perego, it is AWESOME in so many ways! And it does NOT take up a lot of room.

Karen on

What an adorable print! I had an Evenflo with my oldest daughter. I loved that it had the compartment underneath for storage. It would hold a ton of stuff. There is a place for drinks and keys on the handle which I loved. I have a small vehicle though so it made carrying it places a little tough.

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