UPPAbaby Cruz Stroller

Last updated date: April 2, 2019

Review Melt Score
8.7

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We looked at the top 1 Strollers and dug through the reviews from 10 of the most popular review sites including Influenster, Baby Gear Lab, New York Times Wirecutter, The Bump, Consumer Reports, The Nightlight, Lucie's List, Little Baby Gear, Stroller Envy, The Car Crash Detective and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Stroller you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 61 expert reviews, the UPPAbaby UPPAbaby Cruz Stroller placed 5th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note April 2, 2019:
Checkout UPPAbaby Cruz Stroller for a detailed review of all the top strollers.

Expert Summarized Score
8.4
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
36 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This stroller has one of the largest storage bins with one of the highest allowable weight capacities at 25 lbs.
- Baby Gear Lab
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.
- New York Times Wirecutter
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.
- The Bump
Stroller feels notably sturdy, and the handle shape is especially comfortable, according to trained panel.
- Consumer Reports
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.
- The Nightlight
It’s super easy to fold, has the same amazing sunshade, telescoping handlebar, extra large basket, and includes a bumper bar.
- Lucie's List
You can fold it with the seat attached or without it. CRUZ has automatic lock and stands on its own when folded.
- Little Baby Gear
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.
- Stroller Envy
October 4, 2018 | Full review
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.
- The Car Crash Detective
What experts 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.
- Baby Gear Lab
The Cruz has an awkward two-handed fold that some parents we talked to don’t find intuitive.
- New York Times Wirecutter
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.
- The Bump
Lacks parent tray/storage.
- Consumer Reports
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 Nightlight
The Cruz does not come with a bassinet like the Vista (however, you can buy one separately
- Lucie's List
Parent and child tray and cup holder not included
- Little Baby Gear
The only other complaint is the lack of a standard parent cup holder and parent organizer that is a big disappointment to some owners.
- Stroller Envy
October 4, 2018 | Full review
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.
- The Car Crash Detective

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

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4. Baby Jogger 2016 City Mini 3W Single Stroller
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Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 10
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