Don't compare it to a large pushchair and you'll be fine. My hubby always rants about how the Uppababy we had with our first was "better". Well, it certainly was more "manly" = terrain capable. And much higher, at least the pram version. The wheels are, of course, incomparable. But since I am doing most of the pushing, and I need to fold and load/unload the pram, I was deciding between the Cybex Mios and the Mamas and Papas Strada.
The Strada was new, which I liked, and also more padded. The leg rest also seemed more toddler-friendly. Both had similar canopy sizes, and I also liked the telescoping of the handle on the Strada more to have more space for walking. The Mios was maybe softer in terms of suspension... but that doesn't really differ as much with these urban pushchairs. I am happy with my choice, even if there are compromises the smaller the pram gets.