Summary: We have been very happy with the car seat so far. While we did not gain any space for the passenger seat up front, we didn't lose any either (we had the Keyfit30 in a 98 Toyota Corolla). The straps are nice and easy. Our 10-month old, who is on the taller side, fits well and it looks like she will fit well for a long while.
Summary: I really like this carseat. It has lots of padding and seems comfortable. The only thing I would advise people on is that it is HUGE. Way bigger than I expected which I don't mind because I have 2 children and don't need a 3rd carseat in the back seat. So if you have a small vehicle I don't think I would choose this carseat.
Summary: This seat is slightly larger than the average car seat. It takes up a lot of space, especial in our compact car but it has proven to be a comfortable ride for our 8 month old son. He remains comfortable even on very long rides (up to 8 hours). Also I love the "Empire" design! It is gender neutral but super cute!
Summary: I've have had two of these car seats for 3 1/2 years. I've had zero problems. The cover comes off and it is easy to wash. This seat is very well built. My daughter has had no complaints riding in it.