This is manufactured from the same parent company as the Maxi Cosi and a few other brands. After extensive research I decided on the safety 1st Grow and Go Air. It is perfect. I have a small mazda protege and it fits on the biggest recline behind my driver seat and I'm 5'6 with slightly longer than avg leg length. So it can be used in a compact car even with a babe that isn't sitting up on thwir own yet. You obviously lose the ease of clipping the seat in and out when the baby is sleeping but it's not that bad now that my daughter is almost one.
This easily converts to a range of harness heights. My 8 year old son had it set to his height when qe first pulled it out of the box.
You get more than what you pay for with this. Safety and a great investment. Highly recommend.