The Best There Is
My husband and I spent days reviewing car seats and finally decided on the Diono Radian RXT due to it's capacity for extended rear-facing, it's longevity (due to being able to convert into a booster), and it's overall safety ratings. We purchased two of these seats from Snuggle Bugz, and have not been disappointed.
This car seat is easy to assemble and install thanks to Diono's clear instructions and videos that walk you through the whole process. It is narrow, leaving room for passengers on both sides if installing in a middle seat. In all, I am confident that my child is safe in this seat, which is the most important feature.
As for cons, my only issues with this seat is that it is heavy (but what do you expect when the thing is made of metal, in order to withstand the impact of any accident), it does take up some room because of it's incline (but I was still able to fit it in my Toyota Matrix, while leaving room for both the driver and passenger in the front), and the cup holder design is disappointing.
I would, however, purchase this seat again.
(Posted on 10/7/13)