Updated April 2017
We have made updates to this review including testing the latest product versions for several recently updated strollers and added comparison charts for each metric. The best surprise for 2017 was finding that the most expensive products were not always the top performers (our Price vs. Value chart shows this 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.
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High-end with a Reasonable Price
Easy to use
Lightweight and compact
No 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 an unbelievably low weight of 21.6 pounds, which is 3 pounds lower than the average. The Cruz has a large canopy, giant storage with a max weight of 25 lbs, and really 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 4 wheel design meant it paled in comparison to the 3 wheeled models that were easier to navigate, but it isn't hard to push or turn and scored above average in our tests. However, the foam filled plastic wheels did make pushing and turning on unpaved surfaces harder. This means the Cruz may not be the best bet for adventurous parents who plan to off-road with baby for trail style outings.
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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 a budget-friendly stroller that offers a simple design with 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 be carried with ease. The rubber covered handlebar feels good in the hand and is an adequate height for most parents. It scored well in ease of setup and has brakes that are easy to set and release. This reasonably priced option is a nice looking, quality product that can be used with Britax Click & Go infant car seats and others with additional adapters (sold separately). This stroller also scored well in our lightweight stroller review, proving it has what it takes to do double duty as an umbrella product as well.
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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 2 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 beat path as the plastic wheels and limited suspension features will make it frustrating to push and uncomfortable for passengers.
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Best for Versatility
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 using and loved 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 the quality to last for several years. The Vista comes standard with a bassinet and toddler seat. 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 makes the Vista one of the most versatile in the review.
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