We had 2 of these seats for my daughter and used them rear-facing for my son as well. We aren't using them anymore as they expired in December, so we destroyed them.
Rear Facing to 30 lbs
Forward Facing to 40lbs
top harness height 14.5″
• Easy to install both forward facing and rear facing in every vehicle we tried.
• The sides gave both kids some support when they fall asleep in the car, although they do not offer true side impact protection.
• Both kids seemed to find this seat comfortable.
• Cover removes easily for cleaning.
• Low harness height weight restrictions mean most kids outgrow this seat by around 3 years old.
• Very tricky to tighten the harness when installed Forward Facing.
• Like all Evenflo seats, when rear facing the Titan 5 requires 1.5" of clearance between the carseat and the vehicle seat back in front of it. In smaller vehicles, this can make the front passenger seat unusable.
• For some reason, I think because the shoulder slots are slightly farther apart than our Radian, our DS was able to wiggle himself out of the harness, even when it was done up super tight. (Only able to squeeze 1 finger under the strap!) He was about 27 months old and still rear facing when he figured that out. When we flipped the seat to forward facing and raised the harness height he couldn't do it anymore.
Just an okay seat. With it’s low harness slots and 40lb weight limit most children will outgrow this seat around the age of 3.
We wound up purchasing 2 stage II car seats for my daughter when she outgrew this at age 3.5, then had to buy better booster seats for her when she outgrew those at age 7 - and she is not a large child. She is 4'3" tall and 70lbs at 8. We have spent way to much money on carseats, which is why I have done so much research.
There are many seats on the market today that are far better. Look for a seat that has higher top harness slots, and a higher harnessed weight limit like the Sunshine Kids Radian, Britax Marathon, or First Years True Fit