We bought this seat for our 4 year old son because we want to keep him in a 5 point harness as long as possible. It is a great seat, but it is really large and heavy. It is also the cheapest Britax that will allow bigger, heavier children to remain in a 5 point harness. The seat would be great if you were able to leave it in one car and not have to move it very often. Unfortunately, we have to move car seats from one car to another and back a few times a week. We ended up getting the Britax Frontier instead because it is not quite as big and heavy and still allows for older kids to be in a 5 point harness, but it is more expensive than the Regent and I would have preferred the Regent if we only had to leave it in one car. Britax seats have a great safety record and they are the only seats we have owned. I would definitely recommend this seat to any family with the right situation.