I recently became a Car Safety Technician. I learned a lot about carseats. Even though we don't reccomend a certain brand I got hands on experience with a lot of different ones. I really like this carseat because it allows my 4 year old to be in a 5 point harness a lot longer than most carseats. It is easy to use, fits him comfortably and is safer since I am able to use the 5 point harness. This carseat will also be able to be used as a belt positioning booster when he gets too big for harness. This carseat will get several more years of use out of it. When my other kids get big enough this is the carseat I will buy. I am use to buying Britax but this carseat suprised me that it was so affordable and yet in my opinion just as safe as the britax I was used to buying. My only regret is that I didn't buy the black one. I have seen it in person and I like it better than the blue one I bought but other than that its great!