Updated July 2017
We have made several updates to this review including additional testing of the latest product versions including the new UPPAbaby Cruz and Vista. The best news for 2017 was finding that the most expensive choices weren't always the best. Check out (our Price vs. Value chart for details displayed in a graph).
Best Overall Full-Size Stroller
BOB Revolution Flex
Great maneuverability, even off-road
Good for jogging
The BOB Revolution Flex
won our hearts and an Editors' Choice award with improved ease of use in their new version. With one of the highest overall scores and the best performance for maneuverability, it is easy to see why the Revolution impressed. This BOB is easy to push and turn with great off-road capabilities and the potential for running. It sports large pneumatic tires, adjustable tracking, and a locking swivel front wheel that keeps it moving straight no matter what it encounters. This stroller offers a variety of features and functions for baby's comfort and parent convenience, and we think many parents will be attracted to the versatility of being jog and trail worthy that they can easily overlook the larger size and weight. While it may not be the best choice for families that want something more compact, if outdoor adventures are in your future it is a great cross-over choice for the busy family.
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High-end with a Reasonable Price
Easy to use
Lightweight and compact
Limited convenience features
Little harder to push and turn
The UPPAbaby Cruz
is a sleek, no-nonsense product with a top score in ease of use and good scores for quality, ease of setup, and weight and folded size. While this is not the lightest option in the group, it does have a low weight of 21.1 lbs, which is about four pounds lower than the average. The Cruz has a large canopy, giant storage with a 25 lbs capacity, and easy to use seatback recline and leg rest adjustability. The Cruz lost a little ground in testing for maneuverability because it is a little larger and the four wheel design paled in comparison to the three wheel models that were easier to navigate. However, it isn't hard to push or turn and scored above average in our tests. The Cruz may not be the best bet for adventurous parents who plan to off-road with their baby or hope to jog when the baby is older, but it is great for days out in the city running errands and picnics in the park.
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Best Value Winner
Britax B-Agile 3
Smaller and lighter
Harder to push and turn
Harder to use
The Britax B-Agile 3
is an inexpensive stroller with a simple design and high performance at a price point that is better than most. This lightweight product has a very easy fold and is small enough to fit in most trunks or carried with ease. The rubber covered handlebar feels good in the hand and is an adequate height for most parents. It scores well for ease of setup and has brakes that are easy to use. This reasonably priced option is a nice looking, quality product that can be used with Britax Click & Go infant car seats. This stroller also scored well in our lightweight stroller review, proving it has what it takes to do double duty as an umbrella product.
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Recall on Adapters
Britax has issued a recall for the Click & Go car seat adapters that come standard with the B-Agile 3. These adapters should be discarded and parents should contact Britax to receive a free remedy kit. New 2017 versions of the B-Agile 3 do not have the same concerns and do not fall under this recall.
Money Saving Full-size Stroller
Baby Jogger City Mini
Small and lightweight
Harder to use
The Baby Jogger City Mini
is a lightweight, compact option that earned high scores for maneuverability and weight and folded size, and has a very friendly price made even friendlier if you consider its ability to function as a lightweight stroller
. The City Mini was easy to push and turn with a trike design that makes turning and navigating crowded spaces a breeze. We were able to push it one-handed on most flat surfaces, but despite its moniker, it is not suitable for jogging. The City Mini has an easy to use harness and recline adjustment, as well as a nice sized storage bin and canopy with two peek-a-boo windows and a nicely padded seat for added passenger comfort. While it only has shocks on the front wheel and a stationary handlebar, it is still a nice product for a very nice price. The City Mini may not be the best option for parents who want to go off the beaten path as the plastic wheels, and limited suspension features will make it frustrating to push and uncomfortable for passengers. However, if you stick to the city streets and running errands, you'll be happy with the City Mini and the comfort it offers the baby.
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Best for Versatility
Easy to use
Versatile seating arrangements
Heavy and large
The UPPAbaby Vista
earned the top score in this review with impressive results in almost every test. Unfortunately, thanks to a $820 list price and heavier size, it missed winning an Editors' Choice award that went to its smaller and less expensive brother the UPPAbaby Cruz
. The truth is this full-size stroller is a very nice product that testers really enjoyed for its versatility of seating and features. This stroller is easy to use, easy to push and can accommodate up to three children, making it a versatile option for growing families with top quality to last for years. The Vista comes standard with a bassinet and toddler seat, and the frame accepts up to two infant car seats at the same time, or 2 toddler seats, and other variations including several using the bassinet with seats that can sit forward or back. This variety makes the Vista one of the most versatile in the review and a great choice for growing families.
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