My husband and I first heard about the Mia Moda brand on the internet when we were searching for car seats when I was expecting our first baby. There were very little reviews on it at the time, but we decided to go for it and we're glad we did. The car seat is very attractive with a nice print on it. It is super comfortable and very padded for baby's comfort. The only con about this car seat is that it is a little on the heavy side. What we really love is that the Mia Moda Atmosferra stroller is compatible with this car seat so that it can turn into a travel system. The car seat and base fits very comfortably in the back of our Chevrolet Traverse with plenty of room so I'm sure it will work great in smaller cars as well. The handle bar is very comfortable to hold on to with a wide non-slip grip. Many people have never heard of Mia Moda but I've been spreading the word about this awesome company and their products and hopefully they will become more well known!