While this seat does take up a bit more room than my Britax, I prefer it and so does my baby. This is arguably the best convertible seat you can buy. It's extremely well made, baby sits up higher to see out, fabric cleans easy, chest clip isn't too big, harness pads are thin but still plush, rear faces forever, steal frame, light fabric options for hot climates, ridged latch for forward facing, crumple technology, and the list goes on. While this seat is more expensive, you get what you pay for. Clek is the only car set company that publishes ALL of their crash test data, not just what they want you to see. This seat also has a longer expiration date than a lot of other manufacturers. As a NICU nurse, mother, and CPST, I fully recommend this seat.