When we were creating our baby registry for car seats we were shocked by the high prices. We didn't pick one of the cheapest one which was this one. We love it! I don't know the difference between a higher model though. It has a base which I love. It also has a easy lift handle which is easy. It also has adjustable levels so if you have an infant he or she isn't up high. It also fits well with the stroller and clicks right on. So nice when you have a newborn. The down side is you cant put the car seat in the car with out the base because it doesn't have seat belt loops. Also even though the base has a 3 levels position the babies head will still fall down. The left side clip that holds the visor broke so it doesn't adjust very well. I am a smaller person and I have a hard time caring my baby in the car seat. i think it is to bulky but I think that is just how car seats are made. This car seat and it has gone through 2 kids almost 3. I know i have said some cons about the car seat but I know they are not important to me and that the pros over weigh the cons. If you are looking for cheap this is the car seat for you.
LAS VEGAS, NV