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Best car seat for shallow back seat?

The Winnie fam came through with a great recommendation for an infant car seat that fit really well in our shallow back seat. Our little guy has now outgrown it and we need a rear facing car seat to replace it. Ideally something that he can use for a while with longer term height and weight max, but number one priority (besides safety obviously) is something that will fit behind the passenger seat in our Acura ILX without requiring the seat to be super far forward. Current baby size is 27in / 18lb. Thank you in advance for your recs!

  • Sara
    Jan 15

    I should add the Graco Extend2Fit was recommended to us- but research is mixed- would love to hear from anyone who has this installed in an ILX / Civic or similar- does it really fit well?

  • Jeska
    Jan 15

    I just picked up the Cybex Aton Q plus because it fit a lot better in our shallow backseat. It was also a LOT lighter. Cybex Platinum Aton Q Plus Infant Car Seat, Black Beauty https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01853Q0MU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_HSKpCbKFRSY0E

  • Jeska
    Jan 15

    My baby fits great and is similar size.

  • Sara
    Jan 15

    Thanks Jeska- I’m looking for a longer term car seat, not an infant one. Also loved Cybex as well for that stage! He is currently in a Cybex Aton 2 but is just a hair from outgrowing.

  • Destinee
    Jan 15

    My research said that the Graco Extend2Fit was the most compact seat front to back and I think that’s probably accurate. We have it and it fits in my subcompact car with room to spare

  • Sara
    Jan 21

    Thanks Destinee- that’s what I was reading generally, but some mixed reviews on the actual install, so glad to hear that from a family who uses it. We ordered the extend 2 fit. Thanks again everyone!