The fact that you are on this page means that you are seriously considering buying the UPPAbaby VISTA. If so, then I have got all the information you need to make an informed decision.

I will tell you the features, the differences between the various VISTA models, the best colors available, and the accessories that come with this stroller and those that you will have to buy.

I have a VISTA stroller myself. I bought it last year after hearing so many good things about it. Has it been worth every dollar I spent on it? Yes, it has. I believe the fact that I do own a VISTA myself puts me in a good position to do this review.


The UPPAbaby VISTA is a very popular stroller. Many moms and dads rave about it online. It is basically a modern convertible stroller. The basic set includes a toddler seat and you can either buy a bassinet or an infant car seat to convert it into a pram or a travel system.

In my opinion, it is one of the best daily strollers and it can definitely easily roll over some rough surfaces.

Every VISTA model I have seen, used or read about in the past is good enough for those intending to get another child soon as they can be expanded to accommodate two children at the same time. This stroller comes with a host of exciting features and accessories. Read on to find out if it is really what you need.


Summary of unique features

  • It is worth every dollar in its price tag
  • Has an enormous storage basket for carrying plenty of things
  • Can be easily navigated even around tight corners
  • Rolls over most surfaces with ease
  • Its main seat can be deeply reclined to create a ”bed” for baby
  • The compatible bassinet is big, breathable and the baby can sleep in it overnight
  • Can be expanded to accommodate three kids at a go
  • It is made of top quality materials
  • Looks like a very top-end product

2018 UPPABaby Vista Stroller - Henry (Blue Marl/Silver/Saddle Leather) + MESA- Henry (Blue Marl) Merino Wool Version
  • The Ultimate travel system bundle. Includes Vista Stroller and Mesa Infant Car Seat.
  • Adapts to Your Family- Configures smartly to adapt to growing families.
  • Multiposition Recline- Reclines flat with one hand for naps on the go.
  • One-Step Fold- Folds in one step with or without seat attached.
  • An industry first, UPPAbaby Mesas smart secure auto-retracting mini latch connectors combined with a red to green tension indicator window provides parents


UPPAbaby VISTA Review – The Top Stroller for Moms and Dads

Before I get to the meat and potatoes of this review, let me begin by stating that this review is pretty much of the VISTA 2018 and the very similar 2019 model. Whenever, I mention the old VISTA in this review, just know that I am referring to the 2017 model.

And do not be worried about the different year models. They are all pretty much the same with just a couple of upgrades here and there. I have added a table of comparison near the end of this review to enable you to easily choose the best model for your needs.

If you want to know the differences between the three models now, here it is: the new models have more colors, bigger canopies, better fabrics, lighter but stronger frames, better tires, better handlebars, and bigger bassinets. The only similarities between the old model and the new ones is that they all have kind of the same look and performance.

Now that I have gotten all of that out of the way, it is time to discuss the UPPAbaby VISTA. In my opinion, the VISTA is a great stroller for babies and their parents. It is well accessorized, multifunctional, and equipped. In summary, I think it is the most complete stroller out there.

What comes inside every basic set?

  • The frame of the stroller
  • The wheels
  • The storage basket
  • The toddler seat
  • Toddler seat bug and rain shields
  • The canopy
  • A bumper bar
  • A bassinet
  • A storage bag for the bassinet
  • A bug shield for the child

Basic parts of the UPPAbaby VISTA

Seating options

As mentioned before, this is an expandable stroller. You can use it as a single stroller or expand it to accommodate another child. It can even carry three children at the same time. Besides being an expandable stroller, this is a convertible stroller; it can be used as a toddler stroller, as part of a travel system, or a pram.

In other words, you do not need to buy another stroller as your baby grows older. You also do not need to buy another stroller when you get another child as you can carry both your babies using this stroller.

The standard stroller seat

The standard stroller seat on this stroller is a toddler seat that can only be used from when your baby is three-months old or old enough to support their heads and their neck.

The seat is special in the sense that it is reversible; you can set it facing the front or facing you. The fact that is reversible is pretty cool. This is because when your baby is still very young, you will want to keep a close eye on him or her all the time. With this stroller, you can do so easily by simply fixing the seat facing you on the stroller. And then when your baby grows older, he or she will be curious to explore and experience the world. So it will not be fun or proper having him or her facing you all the time when strolling, which could be the case if the seat was not reversible. But since this VISTA seat is reversible, you can have your baby facing the world and having fun seeing people and things in just a couple of seconds.


The VISTA has a reversible toddler seat

What is even more special about the toddler seat on this stroller is the fact that it can be reclined. It can be reclined to a total of six different positions. And the best thing about the fact that it can recline is the fact that you can recline it one-handedly. This makes it pretty convenient and easy to recline compared to other strollers who seats can only be reclined utilizing two hands.

Unlike other stroller seats, when this seat is reclined, the entire seat goes down (not just its backrest). This makes this seat more comfortable when reclined than the seats that do not recline as a whole.

However, as much as I love this seat, I do not love the fact that it does not recline to a flat position. The deepest recline is 23.6 degrees above the horizontal position. This is the reason why the manufacturer states that the toddler seat cannot be used by infant babies (babies younger than three months) as it will be uncomfortable for them.

Even though you cannot use this seat to carry your infant baby, from the third month onwards, you will be able to use this seat for a very long time as it has a maximum height limit of 40 inches and weight limit of 50 pounds.

Seat can recline to multiple positions

The fact that this seat can be reclined to multiple positions, means you can easily find a position for your toddler to nap, to relax better, or to sit up and taking in the surroundings. Because in case, your son or daughter chooses to nap, you can recline it to one of the deeper positions, while if he or she wants to lounge or take in the environment, you can bring the seat back up to the mid or the upper recline positions.

In case your baby wants to sleep and you recline the seat for them, you can also adjust the leg rest to make the space more comfortable for your child to nap on.

One thing that I think UPPAbaby deserves credit for is not changing the overall design of this seat. Almost all the VISTA models I have seen or checked out online have the same general design, especially the toddler seat. For instance, all the latest VISTA strollers have got a multi-position reclining toddler seat.

They also have safety harnesses. The 2018 and 2019 versions have got the innovative and safer five-point harnesses. The harnesses are easy to put on and to take off. To take them off, you just need to press a quick-release button and voila! Your baby will be free. This can be pretty useful if you want to remove your baby quickly from the stroller for any reason (there are usually many reasons, trust me).

Moreover, the safety harnesses on the latest VISTA models are adjustable in several places. This makes them more comfortable and secure for the baby. They are so easy to adjust. Again, trust me on this. If I say they are easy to adjust, they definitely are as I am usually not a very technical person and I found my VISTA’s stroller to be easy to adjust.

Has a five-point harness that is adjustable in different places for comfort and maximum safety

Here is one thing about this stroller that I bet you will find interesting. Due to the fact that this is a popular stroller, there are many video reviews of it online. So if you find it difficult to adjust the safety harness or to recline the seat, which I doubt, you can browse any of the many YouTube video reviews such as this one for more information.

The Canopy

The canopy on this thing is massive and oversized; perfect for a stroller of its caliber, if I may say. In addition to being as big as it is, this canopy can also be extended to provide extra shade and cover for the baby.

The canopy also comes with a sun visor that is made of a special material that provides protection against harmful UV rays.

The oversized UPPAbaby VISTA canopy

Nowadays, it is pretty obvious that protection from harmful rays from the sun is important not only for babies but also for adults. That’s why we as adults apply sunscreen before we go out on hot days.

However, applying sunscreen on babies is not recommendable. This is why having an oversized and extendable canopy is important. It prevents the harmful sunrays from reaching the baby.

This canopy is also made in an innovative manner to enable you to closely but easily monitor your baby. This innovativeness I speak of comes in the form of a mesh window at the back of it. You can open it to keep a close eye on your infant.

Closing and opening it won’t wake up the baby as is the case with similar windows with noisy Velcro closures as this window has a noiseless magnetic closure.

Since this is a mesh window, it also means one thing, it will ensure that air flows through the canopy to prevent the buildup of heat within it. In other words, your baby will not overheat inside this canopy during hot summer days.

Lastly, about this canopy, it is adjustable. Height-adjustable. So as your baby grows taller, you can create more space for them by adjusting the height of it. This will make it more comfortable for him or her. How cool is that?

The high- quality wrinkle-free height-adjustable oversized hood



The VISTA includes a special UPPAbaby bassinet that can be utilized from birth until the baby reaches twenty pounds or exceeds 25 inches in height.

One of the things you will surely love about this bassinet is the fact that it is very breathable. It is breathable in the sense that it has several mesh windows for proper ventilation. So no overheating for the baby when in this one.

Like the toddler seat, this bassinet includes a big, oversized, and extendable canopy plus a sun visor. You can use the two to provide your baby with maximum shade. The proper flow of air through this bassinet plus the fact that it has a large canopy and a sun visor, makes it perfect for summer strolls.

The large bassinet canopy plus the sun visor

The boot cover and the inner liner of this bassinet are easy to move and machine-washable. Thus, if your baby spills food or drink inside the bassinet, you will not need to worry as you will be able to clean everything up in no time.

One more thing that I must mention about this bassinet is the fact that it is one of the few permitted for all-night sleep. In other words, if your baby falls asleep in it, you can let him or her sleep overnight in it as it is safe for it.

The latest UPPAbaby bassinet is roomier and has got a longer and more comfy mattress compared to the older ones. The creation of more space and more comfort makes this bassinet one of the top ones currently available on the market. And despite getting bigger in size, this bassinet is not even a pound heavier than the previous version.

Roomier bassinet and its longer mattress

In summary, the latest 2019 and 2018 VISTA bassinets are roughly the same design and weight as the 2017 VISTA bassinet but are roomier and have a longer and more comfortable mattress.

The UPPAbaby VISTA infant car seat

This wonderful stroller comes with a fantastic compatible newborn car seat known as the MESA. When MESA is fitted on VISTA’s frame, the stroller becomes a travel system.

The best thing about the MESA car seat is the fact that it does not need adapters. Meaning you will not need to spend more money on buying adapters. To fix the MESA seat on the VISTA frame, you simply click it on top.

As is the case with most other strollers, this infant car seat does not come with the stroller itself. You will have to buy it separately.

Apart from the MESA car seat, this UPPAbaby stroller is also compatible with a host of other newborn car seats including the Chicco KeyFit, and the Maxi Cosi. However, to be able to fix this other car seats on the VISTA car frame, you will need to buy special adapters.

Because this stroller can be used with infant car seats, it means you actually do not need to buy a bassinet if you do not want to. You can simply use this infant car seat, which is more convenient by the way, especially when going places in a car, until such a time when your baby is big enough and strong enough to use the toddler seat.

This is the MESA car seat that does not require the purchase of special adapters

One of the best things about using this stroller as a travel system is that you do not have to wake your baby up in case he or she sleeps in the car seat on the stroller or in the car. This is because you can just remove the car seat and carry it with its handle from the car to the stroller and vice versa or to wherever you are going without disturbing the baby.

2018 UPPABaby Vista Stroller - Henry (Blue Marl/Silver/Saddle Leather) + MESA- Henry (Blue Marl) Merino Wool Version
  • The Ultimate travel system bundle. Includes Vista Stroller and Mesa Infant Car Seat.
  • Adapts to Your Family- Configures smartly to adapt to growing families.
  • Multiposition Recline- Reclines flat with one hand for naps on the go.
  • One-Step Fold- Folds in one step with or without seat attached.
  • An industry first, UPPAbaby Mesas smart secure auto-retracting mini latch connectors combined with a red to green tension indicator window provides parents

Expanding the UPPAbaby VISTA

As mentioned in the introduction, this stroller is an expandable stroller. It can be expanded to accommodate a second or even a third child. By expansion, I mean you can have two toddler seats on it, two bassinets on it, or two infant car seats on it. You can also have a toddler seat and a bassinet or an infant car seat.

What you should not, however, is that when adding the extra toddler seat, it may look similar but its weight capacity is usually lower (35 pounds rather than 50). So if you are using two toddler seats, make sure that the baby sitting on the second toddler seat weighs less than 35 pounds.

Below is a photographic representation of the many ways you can expand this stroller. The seating arrangements show how much flexibility you can get from the UPPAbaby VISTA.

The many ways this stroller can be expanded

Of the many useful and convenient combinations above, there is one that I do not like, that is the combination of VISTA’s toddler seat and the bassinet. As it is evident in the image above, the bassinet can only go below the toddler seat. This is unfortunate because most parents prefer having their youngest ones closest to them especially when out and about so that they can closely monitor them.

However, if you feel as if you really need to have your youngest one closest to you, you can try the infant car seat and toddler seat combination. In this combination, this infant car seat is always above the toddler seat.

One more thing I must note about expanding this stroller is that some expanded combinations do not leave much space for the babies to do much else. In some cases access to one baby becomes slightly impeded, while in other cases, you might have to close the hood. So if you are planning to get this stroller and expand it now or in the future, you should have the above concerns in mind.

As mentioned above, you can even have three kids on the VISTA stroller at once. The third kid can ride while standing when you purchase a standing board and click it just behind the storage basket.

Wheels and Suspension

If there is one thing I really love about the VISTA, is its tires and the supporting suspension system. I love the tires because they are just perfect for breezily rolling over most types of grounds from smooth indoor ones to unbeaten paths.

It is the tires/ wheels that make it easy to push this stroller one-handedly.

The back wheels are 11.5 inches wide, while the front wheels are small at 8 inches wide.

If you have been familiar with the UPPAbaby VISTA over the years, it should be clear to you that the design of the wheels has changed.

For example, in the past, the wheels were foam-filled, while the new ones are now made of a better shock-absorbing, comfortable and durable material (polyurethane). With these tires on your wheel, you will not need to worry about carrying a pump with you as is the case with strollers with inflatable tires. You also will not need to worry about punctures as you will not get any.

All the four wheels are well treaded and move really well on most grounds.

The wheels on the UPPAbaby VISTA

Another difference between the wheels on the latest VISTA and the ones on the previous ones, if the fact that the front wheels on 2018 and 2019 VISTA can swivel and be locked when necessary. So if you have many corners to negotiate, you can simply let the wheels swivel for better maneuverability, and then when you come onto rough terrain, you can lock them for more stability.

This stroller can easily handle most surfaces because of its amazing treaded wheels and its brilliant shock-absorbing suspension system. There is really no other stroller that rides quite as smoothly as it does even on cracked pavements and wooded trails.


To begin, this stroller can be pushed one-handedly. That is how easy it is to push. Moreover, navigating through crowds and tight spaces with it is also easy because of its big wheels and swiveling front tires.

Although you can easily push it one-handedly on a flat and smooth terrain, you need both hands to negotiate corners and to maintain control when rolling it on rough terrain. Moreover, since this stroller can be expanded, it gets somewhat bulky when carrying more than one baby on it. In such cases, you also cannot just push it using one hand if you want maximum control.

Nevertheless, as I mentioned earlier, it is a very easy stroller to push. It may not be a jogging stroller but it rolls pretty easily on most types of terrain including beach sand, snow, gravel, grass, cracked pavements, sidewalks, and so on. Many parents who have used it before can attest to this.


This UPPAbaby stroller comes with a parking brake. The brake is foot-operated. You simply have to tap the brake once to lock it or unlock it. This easy-to-operate brake is very convenient and can be applied when wearing any type of shoes.

It will not damage your nails as unlocking the brake does not involve lifting the brake pedal with either of your feet as is the case with many other stroller parking brakes.

What I like even more about this parking brake is the fact that it has a color indicator that shows you whether the brake is applied or released. This indicator is really convenient and will give you a peace of mind when operating the brake.

Can be applied or released while wearing any type of shoes


As I expected, the UPPAbaby VISTA stroller came with an extendable handlebar. This feature is very exciting for me as I short and my partner is significantly taller. When pushing this stroller, my partner can elongate the handlebar to make it more comfortable for him to push. On the other hand, when I am pushing the stroller, I can compress the handlebar’s height to a length which is more comfortable for me.

Most strollers, especially those that were made in 2017 or earlier, do not have telescoping handlebars like this one. They are, therefore, less comfortable for parents of extreme heights (tall or short parents) to use.

Besides the fact that this handlebar can be extended, it is also made of real leather making it pretty much ergonomic. You are less likely to strain your palms or have calluses when pushing this stroller for an extended period of time than when pushing another stroller with a plastic handlebar.

The leather handlebar is available in multiple exciting color options.

Leather and telescoping handlebar

Storage area

This premium quality stroller comes with a massive storage area underneath the toddler seat. The area is big enough to accommodate a large diaper bag, a couple of big toys, baby blankets, and other baby strolling essentials. It has a massive overall capacity of thirty pounds, which means you can even use it to carry some shopping if there is still space in it.

The storage area is easy to access particularly from the rear of the stroller.

The stroller’s massive storage area

In terms of space, all am saying is that you can use this storage basket to carry enough supplies and essentials for a day-long trip. In addition to the huge storage area, there is also a convenient pocket behind the toddler seat, where you can put in stuff like your car keys, your wallet, and your phone for easy access. The pocket is zippered to ensure your essential stuff are protected from falling out when going places this stroller.

Materials used

As I have reiterated a couple of times, this is a premium quality stroller. I say it is premium not just because of its chic design but also because of the quality of the materials used to make it. From the frame to the fabric and the wheels, everything used to make this stroller is superior quality.

For example, the seat is made of a material that is well-padded and at the same time easy to clean. The material and the other fabrics that make up the stroller are all matte for a cool finish.

Another example is the stroller frame. It is made of a strong magnesium and aluminum alloy that makes it strong and light at the same time. You can confidently expect this stroller to serve you for a couple of years because of this frame. Additionally, the frame has a special coat of powder to make it scratch-resistant. In other words, you can also expect it to maintain its cool looks for quite some time.


Matte fabrics, strong but light and scratch-resistant frame

Weight and Size

Both the 2019 and 2018 UPPAbaby VISTA strollers weight 26.6 pounds. The seat weighs about 7 pounds, the bassinet about 9 pounds, and the frame 19.3 pounds.

From the weights you can tell that it is not a very light stroller. However, I think its many cool features and accessories compensate for its weight. Moreover, I am a short petite woman. I should be the first to complain about its weight and I am not. This should tell you that although it is not very light, it is also not very bulky either for most parents.

As a point of information, the 2016 version was heavier at 27.5 pounds, while the 2017 version was lighter at 26.3 pounds.

Although there are other strollers that are lighter than this one, I can bet you my last dollar that you will not find many other convertible and expandable strollers that are as narrow as it is.


Extremely easy to fold

Folding this stroller is easy peasy. You can do it one-handedly.

Moreover, when you have folded it, it stands on its own meaning it won’t get dirty like other strollers that do not stand on their own. And you do not have to worry about the stroller unfolding itself after folding it as it has an automatic lock that will hold it in the closed position automatically.

This stroller can be folded with or without the toddler seat.

Specification for 2019 and 2018 UPPAbaby VISTA models

Type of strollerExpandable and convertible
Weight26.6 pounds (including seat)
Max. weight capacity50 pounds
Size25.7 by 36 by 39.5 inches
Folded size25.7 by 17.3 by 33 inches
Handlebar lengthExpandable between 39.5 and 42.5 inches

How to assemble this stroller

This was the first baby buggy I ever owned so I naturally expected it to be difficult to assemble. However, I discovered that it was in fact quite easy to setup. It took me a grand total of about ten minutes to do it.

One convenient thing about putting the VISTA together, that I really liked, was its assembly color indicator. It should go green if the seat is set up correctly. When it went green when I was setting it up, I felt quite proud of myself and could not wait to tell my husband who had asked me to wait for him to come from work in the evening to help me fix it.

Included accessories

Apart from the basics, this stroller comes with a couple of extra accessories. They include bug shields for the toddler seat and for the bassinet to ensure your baby or babies stay protected when you are carrying them on this stroller. The bassinet also comes with a storage cover, while the seat includes a rain cover.

This stroller does include a bumper bar. You will not need to buy it separately.

Most top-end strollers do not come with these accessories. So it is a pretty cool thing for UPPAbaby to include the extras I have mentioned above in the basic VISTA set. I think that this is one of the main reasons why this stroller is one of the most popular ones on the market.

This baby buggy comes with accessories such as bug shields and a rain cover.

Despite including so many cool extras and accessories, the basic set does not include a child tray or a parent organizer. These accessories have to be bought separately. Many moms and dads think this is unfair because of the stroller’s high price tag which kind of creates the expectation that the mentioned accessories are included.

Pros and Cons

Below are the UPPAbaby VISTA’s pros and cons based on my personal experience with and other information I have gathered from other parents about it.


  • Multiple seating arrangements
  • Has a premium quality and very roomy and comfortable bassinet
  • Has a great seat that can be easily reclined to multiple positions
  • Comes with a great seat with a massive oversized hood
  • Comes with a massive storage basket with a big weight capacity
  • The seat easily clicks onto the frame
  • The infant seat also easily clicks onto the frame
  • Features decent wheels and a brilliant suspension system
  • Wheels can handle most types of terrain
  • Rolls very easily
  • Has a parking brake
  • Has a telescoping handlebar for short and tall parents
  • Made of top-end fabrics and materials
  • Comes with accessories such as bug shields and a rain cover
  • The frame is light, strong, and durable
  • It is available in multiple exciting colors



  • Many think it is quite expensive at approx. 700 bucks but it is worth it
  • Difficult to maneuver when expanded to accommodate two children
  • Can be difficult to lift up the stairs
  • Some seating combinations do not seem thought out


What opinion other moms and dads have about this stroller

The majority of people who have reviewed this product on Amazon and on other sites are of the opinion that it is a very good stroller. Many moms and dads are particularly impressed with the telescoping handlebar, the fact that the stroller can be easily folded, the massive storage basket, how easy the stroller is to setup, the stroller’s quality fabric and materials, and how easy it is to push and maneuver the VISTA.

However, as much as many people have positive opinions about this stroller, some parents are also not impressed with some of its features. For example, some thing it is too heavy, while others things it is slightly difficult to maneuver with one hand. Nevertheless, the 2018 and 2019 UPPAbaby VISTAs are generally regarded to be well-made and superior quality convertible strollers.

Accessories that you can purchase separately to improve your UPPAbaby VISTA experience

As stated earlier, there are a couple of accessories that are not include in the basic UPPAbaby VISTA set despite its high price tag. You can, however, buy them separately to significantly improve your experience with the VISTA.

The accessories include:

Honestly, it is one of the best organizers I have ever seen. It is easy to attach to the push bar and has enough space to store all essentials. This organizer has got three separate pouches to enable you to separate your essentials in as many separate places. This organizer can also be used as a beverage holder.

The cup holder is pretty convenient and easy to attach to the handlebar. However, it is not deep enough, in my opinion, and can, therefore, not be used for carrying filled cups when strolling (you can only use it when parked in my opinion).

A useful tray to put snacks and your baby’s sippy cup to enable him or her to reach them quickly

In case your infant is just old enough to sit on the toddler seat but you still don’t feel as if the seat is comfy enough for him or her, you should get this insert. It is built to provide newborns with maximum comfort and support. It also comes with a harness to make sure your baby does not fall out when strolling.

The rumble seat is the extra toddler seat. It is just like the toddler seat but has a lower weight capacity. You can get it to expand your stroller so as to accommodate two toddlers at the same time.

Available colors

The UPPAbaby VISTA 2018 is available in nine color versions including Emmet, Jordan, Gregory, and Henry.


The 2019 UPPAbaby VISTA is available in most of the above-mentioned colors and other colors such as Bryce, William, and Spensen.


Well, most of the color versions above don’t really sound like colors, do they? They are more of special color designs. Anyway, as you can see from the images above, most of the color designs are really exciting. I am almost 100% sure that you will find a color you like when you check Amazon or the official UPPAbaby website.

The Spenser color design with its checkered canopy.

The William Color design with its blue hues and leather handlebar

The shiny Bryce color design with its shiny hood

The differences between the 2018 and 2019 UPPAbaby VISTA models

There is really no big difference between the 2018 and 2019 UPPAbaby VISTA models. The only major difference is in the available color designs. The 2019 UPPAbaby VISTA has got several new color designs, namely Bryce, William, and Spenser.

The differences between the 2017 and the 2018 VISTA models

The 2018 UPPAbaby VISTA is a major improvement of the 2017 version. It is a major improvement in the sense that it comes with several major upgrades. For instance, the wheels are new and made of a different and more shock-absorbing material. The thread pattern of the wheels is also different and more gripping meaning that the latest version has got no problems rolling on smooth surfaces.

Unlike the 2017 version, the 2018 model has got a leather pushbar, a roomier bassinet, and a scratch-resistant frame. So it is a pretty big upgrade from the previous version.

What is the best model between the VISTA 2016, 2017, and 2019 versions?

From right: the VISTA 2017, 2018, and 2019 versions

In my humble opinion, the 2017 UPPAbaby VISTA is still one of the best strollers ever made. However, the upgrades on the 2018 version made the baby buggy even more useful, versatile, and convenient. The best model in my opinion is the 2019 one which is primarily a style upgrade of the versatile UPPAbaby VISTA 2018 model.

So if you have a couple of hundreds of dollars to spare, I recommend the 2019 UPPAbaby VISTA because it is what a modern stroller is meant to look and work like.

The UPPAbaby VISTA versus CRUZ

The UPPAbaby VISTA and the CRUZ look alike. In fact, they look so alike that you may confuse the two if they were put right in front of you and shuffled around. However, they have got a couple of differences. So if you are not sure of what to choose between the two, then I have got a table for you to look at to determine what is best for you.

The similarities between the UPPAbaby VISTA versus CRUZ

  • They both come with standard stroller seats that can be used until the baby reaches 40 inches in height or 50 pounds in weight (whichever comes first)
  • They are both compatible with multiple newborn car seats and in addition to the UPPAbaby MESA infant car seat
  • They both come with non-inflatable but shock-absorbing wheels that cannot be punctured
  • The both come with telescopic handlebars appropriate for tall and short parents
  • They both come with massive, oversized hoods to provide maximum shade and protection
  • They both come with mesh, peekaboo windows for maximum air circulation/ to prevent overheating
  • They are both very stylish strollers
  • They can both be folded and automatically lock themselves in the folded state
  • Both strollers come with a rain cover for the toddler seat
  • Both strollers come with a bug shield

The differences between the UPPAbaby VISTA versus CRUZ

  • In contrast to the CRUZ, the VISTA comes with a brilliant suspension system that makes it more comfortable for the baby
  • In contrast to the CRUZ, the VISTA has got bigger wheels that make it easy to push
  • In contrast to the CRUZ stroller, the VISTA comes with a brake indicator that shows whether the brake is applied or not
  • In contrast to the VISTA stroller, the CRUZ is lighter and, therefore, easier to carry
  • In contrast to the CRUZ stroller, the VISTA stroller reclines more and, therefore, creates a better sleeping pod
  • In contrast to the CRUZ stroller, the VISTA stroller has a bigger storage basket in terms of size and capacity

What you need to consider before buying this stroller

This stroller can be expanded into a double stroller or a triple-baby-carrier. When you put more than one baby on it, it becomes difficult to navigate with one hand. It is also, hands down, one of the priciest strollers around.

Why you should buy this stroller

  1. It is worth every dollar you will spend on it as it is versatile, durable, safe, and comfortable for the baby.
  2. It is convertible and expandable; can be expanded to accommodate three babies.
  3. It has got good wheels and a brilliant suspension system for easy pushing and maximum shock-absorption.

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Here is both the regular version and the travel version, that includes a car seat.

2018 UPPAbaby VISTA Stroller, Henry (Blue Marl/Silver/Saddle Leather)
  • Includes bassinet, full size front or rear facing toddler seat with multi-position recline, toddler seat rain and bug shields, and bassinet bug shield and storage bag
  • Compatible with MESA Infant Car Seat - direct attachment, no adapters necessary; Compatible with select Chicco and Maxi-Cosi infant car seats when using adaptors (car seats and adaptors sold separately)
  • Longer bassinet mattress pad with ventilation for added breathability
  • One-step fold with or without seat attached
  • Extendable sun canopy with SPF 50+ visor
2018 UPPABaby Vista Stroller - Henry (Blue Marl/Silver/Saddle Leather) + MESA- Henry (Blue Marl) Merino Wool Version
  • The Ultimate travel system bundle. Includes Vista Stroller and Mesa Infant Car Seat.
  • Adapts to Your Family- Configures smartly to adapt to growing families.
  • Multiposition Recline- Reclines flat with one hand for naps on the go.
  • One-Step Fold- Folds in one step with or without seat attached.
  • An industry first, UPPAbaby Mesas smart secure auto-retracting mini latch connectors combined with a red to green tension indicator window provides parents


Last update on 2020-10-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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