Equivalent to 2017 model
We purchased a 2016 model as the second car seat for our second vehicle, while our primary vehicle has the 2017 model. Comparatively, the 2016 and 2017 are exactly the same, although we noticed the 2016 may have slightly different design features (e.g., crotch pad is shaped differently, some parts are made of different materials, etc.). Installation was pretty easy, although not recommended to take in and out of the car frequently due to bulkiness. Our son loves this car seat as he sits comfortably in it, and is elevated so that he can sit out the window (most other car seats do not provide this kind of elevation). As with most car seats, the crotch pad tends to come off a bit, so you just have to be careful when putting babies into and out of the seat. We love the seamless design and look of the car seat, and so far our son loves it! Our only con is that it does push the front seat up a bit when the seat is installed to be rear-facing. Additionally, our son's head tends to tilt way forward when he is napping in the car seat, since he is unable to fully recline when sleeping.
ProsEasy to install, elevated, narrow