A Comprehensive Comparison: Doona Infant Car Seat vs. Evenflo Shyft DualRide

A Comprehensive Comparison: Doona Infant Car Seat vs. Evenflo Shyft DualRide

A Comprehensive Comparison: Doona Infant Car Seat vs. Evenflo Shyft DualRide

Selecting the ideal infant car seat involves considering various factors, and two prominent contenders in the market are the Doona+ Infant Car Seat and the Evenflo Shyft DualRide. In this detailed comparison, we will delve into essential features to assist you in making an informed decision for your child's safety and convenience.


Design and Portability

The Doona+ Infant Car Seat is renowned for its innovative design. It can seamlessly transition from a car seat to a stroller, providing unparalleled convenience and versatility for on-the-go parents. The Evenflo Shyft DualRide also features the same dual-use functionality, transitioning from an infant car seat to a stroller, and offers adaptability for different stages of your child's growth by using the integrated adjustable headrest. Both the Doona+ and the Evenflo Shyft DualRide have the unique selling point of having an integrated folding mechanism, allowing them to transition effortlessly from car seat to stroller and vice versa with a simple maneuver.


Safety Features

Both car seats prioritize safety, with features such as a five-point harness, side-impact protection, energy-absorbing foam, and a robust steel frame. The Doona+ Infant Car Seat and the Evenflo Shyft DualRide also both include a newborn insert for added security, and they adhere to stringent safety standards for both car seats and strollers. Both provide ease of use with their LATCH systems for secure installation in vehicles. All the Doona models have an adjustable handlebar, which can act as an anti-rebound bar when in the car seat mode. The Evenflo Shyft DualRide’s integrated SensorSafe technology alerts you in real-time to 4 potentially unsafe conditions from your child’s car seat via Bluetooth: unexpected chest clip unbuckling, temperature too hot or too cold in the car, child unattended in the car, and child seated too long. To get these notifications to your smartphone, you can download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Comfort and Convenience

The Doona+ Infant Car Seat and the Evenflo Shyft DualRide both prioritize comfort with a newborn insert and ergonomic features in stroller mode, offering a smooth ride for your child. The Evenflo Shyft DualRide also features plush padding, multiple headrest positions, and a machine-washable seat pad for easy cleaning. The Evenflo Shyft DualRide also boasts a more reclined position than the Doona+, which offers a more comfortable ride for your infant.

Additional Features

Both the Doona+ Infant Car Seat and the Evenflo Shyft DualRide offer limited or special edition versions of their car seat-stroller combos. Doona offers the Midnight Limited Edition and the Gold Limited Edition. The Midnight Limited Edition is an all-black, leather-trimmed edition of the regular base model. Where the base model has a graphite-colored frame, choices for colored canopies, grey newborn inserts, and only the vehicle seat protector included, the Midnight Limited Edition has a black frame, a black sun canopy with leather trimming, black newborn inserts, and it includes the Midnight Limited Edition version of the Doona Essentials Bag and the Doona Faux Leather Handlebar Covers in black. The Gold Limited Edition has a gold splattering on the black hood, a gold frame and accents, black newborn inserts, and includes the black Doona Faux Leather Handlebar Covers and the Gold Limited Edition version of the Doona Essentials Bag. None of the Doona models come with a rain cover included, but they all have a 2-year warranty. The Evenflo Shyft DualRide has a few different options, making it more adaptable to different budget ranges. The standard version of the Shyft DualRide comes with or without the Carryall Storage bag. The one without the bag will be the cheapest version. The Evenflo GOLD Shyft Dualride is the Limited-Edition version. This one will have a white base, include the Carryall Storage bag, extended sun canopy, and includes a 6-year product-lifespan warranty, whereas the regular versions only have a 90-day warranty. All the Evenflo Shyft DualRide versions come with a cup holder, removeable, washable wheel covers and the SensorSafe Buckle.



Both the Doona+ Infant Car Seat and the Evenflo Shyft DualRide have an array of accessories, some included, some available for purchase separately. The Doona has extendable sunshade protection options, winter footmuff, wheel covers, insect net, travel and storage bags, and different stroller bags and extra storage options. The Evenflo Shyft DualRide comes with a cupholder, removable wheels, SesnsorSafe Buckle, and some versions come with the Carryall Storage bag. They also make to purchase separately the 3-in-1 all-weather cover to protect against rain, wind, sun, and insects, a padded travel bag, and different stroller bag options. While the Evenflo Shyft DualRide has the integrated SensorSafe, Doona carries the Doona Lab that is available for purchase separately. This one only alerts you when the child is left alone in the car via an alarm to your phone, then a call to your phone, and then a call and text to your chosen emergency contact. 


In the comparison between the Doona+ Infant Car Seat and the Evenflo Shyft DualRide, both models offer unique features catering to different needs. While the Doona stands out for its transformative design and premium features, the Evenflo Shyft DualRide provides a cost-effective solution without compromising on safety and comfort. Evaluate your priorities, lifestyle, and budget carefully to determine the best fit for you and your child. To truly appreciate their features, we invite you to visit in person! Our store offers you the opportunity to interact with these strollers firsthand, ensuring your decision is well-informed and perfectly suited to your family’s unique needs.

Back to blog