This car seat is a average car seat. It's only draw back is that it is hard to get out of the base. I felt like I was giving my daughter whip lash! The seat is very light, which is nice when you ad a twelve pound baby! The handle is easy to operate and it is not akward to carrry. It is an average seat. The price was ok. It lasted through two children, so we got our money's worth. Overall, if it's on sale, I would get it.