This is a frequently asked question in Chicago Stroller Shop.
Let’s get started. I can probably guarantee that if I took a walk downtown right now, I would see a minimum of 15 Uppababy Vistas. I was out with the kids and my niece last week, walking around Lincoln Park, and I stopped counting after 15. How crazy is that? That definitely says a lot about the stroller. Everyone wants it, and with good reason.
The 2015 Uppababy Vista is probably as close to perfect as they come. The new Vista has an easy one step fold, insanely large storage basket, shock absorbing front & rear suspension, reversible toddler seat, extendable SPF 50 sunshade, 180 degree recline and a one button telescoping handlebar. The 2015 Vista now includes an easy to clean bumper bar and an updated bassinet. This stroller is easy to push, easy to fold, and is easy on the eyes. But the Vista isn’t just an amazing single stroller, it is now, a fully functioning double stroller with the purchase of the 2015 Uppababy Vista Rumbleseat. Uppababy updated the rumble seat this year making it able to recline, face either direction, and adding the same SPF 50 extendable sunshade that’s featured on the toddler seat. This set up can even work if you have 2 littles and a toddler. Just attach the Piggyback and you are set up with a totally awesome triple stroller!
Everything I just stated above is why the Uppababy Vista is the number one choice amongst Moms. This stroller will take you from the newborn stage, with the use of the bassinet or carseat adapters, to those crazy toddler years, and keep you looking good along the way. #Vistaforthewin
Now, for MY personal favorite, the Cruz. Many of you would say there is no comparison between these two strollers. I feel differently. When someone says they are looking for a new stroller, I always tell them to buy a stroller that fits their needs now. Worry about a double stroller later on… enter the Cruz.
The 2015 Uppababy Cruz is a mini Vista in my eyes. It has a better push than before with their new AirGo tires, huge storage basket, front & rear facing toddler seat, easy one step fold, SPF 50 extendable sunshade, and now includes an easy to clean bumper bar. When it comes to size, the Cruz is more compact and perfect for everyday use. It’s light weight, has a fairly small footprint and will always be my go to stroller. The Cruz CANNOT have the Rumble seat added on, but, you can add the Piggyback and use this with an infant and toddler or two toddlers. If you love the Vista but are looking for a slightly smaller set up at a more reasonable price range, the Cruz is for you. It will forever be my favorite!
Now for a side by side comparison….
|2015 Uppababy Vista $819.99-$859.99 (not inclduding rumble or piggy back)||2015 Uppababy Cruz $499.99-$529.99 (not including piggy back)|
|Suitable For:||Bassinet suitable from birth to 3 months||Suitable to 50 lbs|
|Toddler Seat suitable from 3 months to 50 lbs||Suitable from birth when used with the Bassinet or Infant SnugSeat|
|Able to fit:||Up to 3 children||Up to 2 children|
|26.5”W x 37”L x 39.5”H||22.25”W x 37”L x 39.5”H|
|Folded with seat:||Folded with seat:|
|26.5”W x 14”L x 33”H||22.25”W x 14”L x 37”H|
|Folded without seat:||Folded without seat:|
|26.5”W x 13.5”L x 33”H||22.25”W x 12”L x 37”H|
|Weight:||Frame + Seat: 27.5 lbs||Frame + Seat: 21.5 lbs|
|Frame Only: 20 lbs||Frame Only: 15 lbs|
|Seat: 7.5 lbs||Seat: 6.5 lbs|
|Bassinet: 8.4 lbs|
|Car Seat Compatibility:||Chicco, Peg Perego, Maxi Cosi, and Graco.||Chicco, Peg Perego, Maxi Cosi, and Graco.|
So, as you can see above, there are some major differences between the two. For me, it’s just about personal preference. I swear up and down by the Cruz, but, I have a friend who loves her 2015 Vista so much, she has two! One for the house, and one for the car. If you love it, you LOVE it!
So, my fellow stroller lovers…which Uppababy is right for you???