This wagon was purchased after weeks of researching possible options. I have two children under 3, and I wanted something to be able to take them, and all our extras, to the park, zoo, even the beach. I decided to buy this particular wagon due to the stationary canopy. I have purchased a bungee cord, and I will be securing the diaper bag, small cooler bag, etc. up top while at the zoo, beach, etc. It works great! I know it will fit in our car, because the canopy and black bars are removable, but it will probably be a tight fit in our SUV/Wagon cross-over. The additional storage space under one of the seats is SUCH a great idea, I only wish there was a compartment under BOTH seats! My 1 year old sits just fine with the seat-belt holding her secure. I love the cup holders below, the kids have no problem reaching them, plus the extra compartments on the canopy are just like the parent tray on most strollers, plus a lidded portion so your cell phone, camera, etc. aren't exposed to sun/rain. It was DEFINITELY worth the extra $ for the canopy, to save us having to tote along an extra wagon add-on, or carry the diaper bag/cooler bag on our person the whole day. Another VERY important benefit, is that you can actually PUSH THE WAGON FROM BEHIND, almost like a stroller, because the canopy portion is just the right height and secure enough to do so. I found that when I was tired of pulling it behind me, it was a welcome change to push it in front of me instead. Plus, when my 2 1/2 year old wants to "pull" her little sister in it, I can steer and help move it along from behind. What other wagon has that capability!?!? PERFECT!!!!! I will ABSOLUTELY be getting my money's worth, and more!