UPPAbaby Cruz Stroller

Last updated: April 2, 2019

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Product Details

In our analysis of 46 expert reviews, the UPPAbaby Cruz Stroller placed 9th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The UPPAbaby CRUZ features all the amenities of a full-size stroller in a streamline design Its narrow frame allows for maneuvering through doorways, small aisles or city sidewalks with ease The 2018 collection features a selection of fabrics with full-grain leather detailed on the handlebars and bumper bar for added grip and durability. Includes toddler seat, rain shield & bug shield Compatible with MESA Infant Car Seat – direct attachment, no adapters necessary Full size front and rear facing toddler seat One-handed, multi-position recline Adjustable canopy with viewing window Extendable UPF 50+ sunshade Bumper bar with full-grain leather cover One-hand, adjustable handlebar with leather cover Large, easy-access basket holds up to 25lbs. Combines aluminum with magnesium for optimal lightweight, durable performance One-step fold, with or without seat attached

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

This stroller has one of the largest storage bins with one of the highest allowable weight capacities at 25 lbs.
The Cruz provides one of the largest underseat storage baskets we saw. It’s easily accessible from the back or front (as long as the footrest is raised) and has a weight limit of 25 pounds—the second highest of the strollers we tested, after the Uppababy Vista.
The stroller has a one-step back foot brake that flips and locks easily, and a gigantic storage basket below the seat that holds up to 25 pounds and is roomy enough for my diaper bag along with purchases from a day of errands.
Stroller feels notably sturdy, and the handle shape is especially comfortable, according to trained panel.
To make matters easier, the stroller stands when folded (so long as the handlebar is extended fully) so the fold/unfold process is much simpler than comparable options.
It’s super easy to fold, has the same amazing sunshade, telescoping handlebar, extra large basket, and includes a bumper bar.
You can fold it with the seat attached or without it. CRUZ has automatic lock and stands on its own when folded.
This stroller is built with welded and formed aluminum alloy frame, the kind that is used to build aircrafts. This makes it durable yet lightweight. It feels sturdy when pushed, and maneuvers smooth as silk.
The handle bar on the Cruz is designed to make both taller and shorter parents feel welcome; it adjusts from a lower height of 39.5″ to a top height of 42,” which means most parents will find heights that work for them.

What reviewers didn't like

For pushing and turning on pavement the Cruz requires two hands. It rolls smoothly, but the turns are a bit difficult. The handlebar adjustment is in the center of the handle, which makes it hard to use one-handed.
The Cruz has an awkward two-handed fold that some parents we talked to don’t find intuitive.
The only less than positive aspect is a recent issue we’ve noticed with the tires. Following a tough winter in which the Cruz spent many days trekking through snow, ice and salt, the wheels seem to have slowed down. We’ve hosed them down more than once to dislodge any debris, but they’re definitely not riding as smoothly.
Lacks parent tray/storage.
Yes, the CRUZ retails for $500. This price puts it in the upper middle-end of strollers, although that price includes a rain cover, bug net and bumper bar.
The Cruz does not come with a bassinet like the Vista (however, you can buy one separately
Parent and child tray and cup holder not included
The only other complaint is the lack of a standard parent cup holder and parent organizer that is a big disappointment to some owners.
The Cruz doesn’t fold up very compactly when you need to pack it up, which isn’t a surprise when you consider the additional functionality of the reversible seat.
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