Let’s compare the features, pros and cons of the City Select Double Stroller vs Uppababy Vista. Find out which one will suit your family’s needs best.
Researching and buying baby products can be so overwhelming, especially if you’re a new parent.
Strollers are particularly hard to choose. There’s a lot of things to consider, like car seat compatibility, it costs a lot, and there are so many brands to choose from.
If you’re deciding though between the City Select Double Stroller vs Uppababy Vista, then this article will help you finally choose which is the best for your family.
I’ve done in-depth research on each of the significant features and details of the two strollers. I’ve also included a comparison feature summary so it will be quick and easy for you to see its pros and cons.
City Select Double Stroller Vs Uppababy Vista
They are both convertible or expandable strollers – they can transform from a single stroller to a double stroller and vice versa.
Both can seat a toddler + newborn OR 3 toddlers OR twins!
If you want to seat 2 toddlers for the Uppababy Vista V2, you’ll need the Rumbleseat. For the City Select LUX, you can also buy a separate Second Seat.
If you have 3 toddlers, you can get the Baby Jogger Glider Board for the City Select Lux for the 3rd kid, which has weight limit of 45 lbs.
For carrying a 3rd toddler on the Uppababy Vista V2, there’s the PiggyBack Ride-Along Board which you can also attach to the back of the stroller and can carry up to 55 lbs.
If you have 1 toddler and a bigger kid, there’s the Bench Seat for the City Select LUX for the bigger kid, which can accommodate a child up to 65 lbs.
Just an additional info – aside from its bassinet, you can also use the Uppababy Vista V2’s toddler seat for newborns with the Infant SnugSeat accessory (sold separately).
Dimensions and Specifications
Things to Consider
This is one of the most important things that you should consider – the dimensions and specifications of the strollers.
Because they have to fit in your lifestyle and literally, in your door.
You need to consider the size of your door and the usual entryway and passageways that you go through every day.
You also need to consider the size of your trunk and how your preferred stroller will fit in it along with other items.
If you have a large SUV or minivan, then you don’t really need to worry about fitting in a double stroller. But if you have a smaller car, you have to think about your trunk space.
Measure its width and depth. See if you can fit the double stroller there, with at least a few shopping bags.
Consider also the number of times you need to load the stroller in and out of the car – how heavy and annoying will it be to fold it multiple times a day.
Do you need it for traveling or will it be too heavy and inconvenient to bring on flights?
You also need to think about how you mostly spend your time, while using the strollers. Do you usually visit cramped, crowded spaces? Do you go walk and hike in rough terrains?
Now I’ve been looking around the internet, reading different articles and websites for specific dimensions and specifications of these 2 strollers (so you don’t have to), as I find the information on their own websites too limited.
So here are the things you need to know about these 2 strollers’ specs, to help you decide and consider how it would suit your lifestyle
Uppababy Vista V2 Dimension and Specs:
- Unfolded: 36″ L x 25.7″ W x 39.5″ H
- Folded with seat attached: 17.3″ L x 25.7″ W x 33.3″ H
- Folded without seat attached: 13″ L x 25.7″ W x 32″ H
- Main Seat Capacity: 3 months up to 50lbs/ 101 cm height
- Second Seat Capacity (Rumbleseat): 35lbs
- Bassinet Capacity: 20 lbs
- Basket Capacity: 30 lbs
- Seat Back Height:
- Seat Canopy Height:
- True Weight (includes canopy, wheels, and basket)
- Frame + Seat: 27 lbs
- Frame: 20 lbs
- Seat: 7 lbs
- Bassinet: 8.8 lbs
Baby Jogger City Select LUX Double Stroller Dimension and Specs:
- Unfolded: 46.1″ x 25.6″ x 40.08″
- Folded: 31″L x 24.5″W x 12″H
- Stroller Weight: 30.4 lbs (frame + 1 seat)
- Main Seat Capacity: 45 lbs
- Second Seat Capacity: 45 lbs/ With Bench Seat Capacity: 65 lbs
- Bassinet Capacity: 9 kg
- Basket Capacity: 5 kg
- Seat Back Height: 18.5″
- Head Height: 21″
- Seat to Knee: 9″
- Knee to Footplate: 9.25″
- Width at Knee: 12″
The Uppababy Vista V2 includes the Stroller Frame, Toddler seat with Bumper Bar, Bassinet, Wheels and Toddler Seat Bug & Rain Shield.
The Baby Jogger City Select LUX Double Stroller, on the other hand, includes the Stroller Frame, 2nd seat and the mounting brackets for the 2nd seat.
Both have a 5 point stroller seat harness, including shoulder pads and buckle cover, ensuring your baby or kid’s safety and comfort.
The Uppababy Vista V2 though, has a no-rethread harness, which allows you to adjust the straps without unhooking and moving the straps.
The Uppababy Vista V2 comes with a foot brake.
It’s easy to step on to engage or release, no matter what shoes or slippers you’re wearing.
The Baby Jogger City Select LUX Double Stroller has a hand brake.
Other parents describe it as like a brake in a bike. It sits on the right side of the frame, allowing you to squeeze slightly to decelerate for downhill control or to put the stroller in complete park.
Some parents hate the hand break of the City Select LUX, saying that it pinches their hand or its difficult to use.
Others also didn’t like that they can’t put an organizer, as the hand brake is oddly placed on the right side.
Some parents though, like the placement of the hand brake because of its safety measures – their toddlers won’t be able to unlock it.
You can easily check if the lock is engaged with the City Select Double LUX Stroller’s hand lock.
Other double strollers lock at the bottom and if you forget to lock them, there might be some not-so-good consequences.
You also have the option of locking the front two wheels. This can make the stroller less maneuverable, but more stable when you are running or walking down a street.
The Uppababy Vista V2, on the other hand, has a wheel lock paddle on the rear tire, which easily locks when pressed on.
You can also lock the front wheels, to prevent it from turning and only allowing it to go straight.
Both have front-locking wheels, which can keep the wheels from swiveling. That adds stability, especially when plowing through uneven surfaces.
Both strollers have also a suspension system, which absorbs stress. It allows a less bumpy ride for your kid and/or less waking up time from your baby.
Both can handle dirt roads, ice, snow, pumpkin patch and gravel driveaway.
The smoothness of the ride though, depends on the weight of your child and the amount of dirt or how rough the terrain is.
Some have said that they had a hard time pushing City Select LUX’s front wheels from grass to sidewalk.
Just to be clear though, both of these strollers are not meant for jogging. So please, don’t jog with these, there are specific strollers for that.
Reversible Toddler Seat
Both offer reversible toddler seats, which allow your kid to ride facing you or the world, in a reclined, upright or in between position.
City Select LUX: 20 seat configurations:
- One infant car seat
- One bassinet
- Toddler seat facing parent
- Toddler seat facing forward
- Toddler seat and second seat facing forward
- Toddler seat and second seat facing parent
- Toddler seat and second seat facing each other
- Infant car seat and second seat facing parent
- Infant car seat facing parent, second seat facing forward
- Infant car seat and toddler seat facing parent
- Infant car seat facing parent, toddler seat facing forward
- Infant car seat and toddler seat facing each other
- Bassinet and second seat facing parent
- Toddler seat and bassinet facing parent
- Two infant car seats
- Two bassinets
- Bench seat and second seat facing forward
- Bench seat and second seat facing parent
- Bench seat and infant car seat
- Bench seat and bassinet
Uppababy Vista 13 seat configurations:
- One infant car seat
- One bassinet
- Toddler seat facing parent
- Toddler seat facing forward
- Toddler seat facing parent, RumbleSeat facing forward
- Toddler seat and RumbleSeat facing parent
- Toddler seat and RumbleSeat facing forward
- Infant car seat and RumbleSeat facing parent (requires upper adapter)
- Infant car seat facing parent, RumbleSeat facing forward (requires upper adapter)
- Infant car seat on lower position; toddler seat facing parent
- Two infant car seats (requires upper and lower adapters)
- Bassinet and toddler seat facing parent (requires lower adapter)
- Two bassinets (requires upper and lower adapters)
The City Select LUX allows kids to face each other. The second seat is positioned on top of the front wheels, creating more space for both seats, unlike the Vista V2.
Some say that Vista V2’s second seat behind the front wheels still offers better maneuverability, as it allows the wheel to turn more freely.
Car Seats Compatibility
Both UPPAbaby and Baby Jogger manufacture their own infant car seats. That can be convenient for first-time parents, who want to buy both a stroller and a car seat, at the same time.
Uppababy Vista V2
- The UPPAbaby MESA infant car seat attaches directly to the frame of the VISTA stroller without the need for a car seat adapter.
- Other car seats compatible with the Uppababy Vista V2 that needs car seat adapters are:
- Chicco® KeyFit® 35, KeyFit® 30, KeyFit® 30 Zip, KeyFit® 30 Zip Air, Fit2®, Fit2® LE, Fit2® Air
- Maxi-Cosi® Mico Max 30, Mico NXT, Mico AP & Mico Max Plus,
- Nuna® PIPA™, PIPA lite, PIPA lite lx, PIPA lite r & PIPA rx,
- Cybex Aton, Aton 2, Aton Q & Aton M
Baby Jogger City Select LUX Double Stroller
- For the City Select LUX stroller, you need to purchase adapters to attach it to the Baby Jogger’s car seat, the City GO.
- Other car seats compatible with the City Select LUX, that needs car seat adapters are:
- Britax B-Safe, Britax B-Safe 35, Britax B-Safe 35 Elite
- Nuna Pipa Car Seat
- Chicco KeyFit 30
- Graco Click-Connect 30, Graco Click Connect 35, Graco Snugride Click Connect 35 LX
- Cybex Aton, Cybex Aton Q
- Maxi Cosi Max 30, Maxi Cosi Mico AP
- Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35
To configure for two car seats, the second seat for the stroller must be purchased in advance as the second seat mounting brackets are required to support the second car seat.
Both strollers have telescoping handlebars, which is just industry talk for adjustable handlebar.
It’s a great feature to have for parents of varying heights. Both tall dads or short moms can push the strollers and use them comfortably, even if the seat is in an inclined position.
The Vista V2’s handlebar is a little fancier, as it’s leather-covered, compared to the City Select LUX’s rubberized, plastic handlebar.
Some have complained that the shortest setting for the City Select LUX is still too high for petite moms, making it hard on their backs.
The Baby Jogger City Select LUX Double Stroller and the Uppababy Vista V2 have both massive, easy-to-access storage baskets, making it effortless to reach for diapers, toys, bottles, etc.
Some parents even used their stroller baskets for grocery shopping, instead of a cart! So that gives you an idea of how big the basket capacity is for both these strollers.
Vista V2’s has a bigger capacity though at 30 lbs, which is larger than most stroller baskets.
While City Select LUX has a 15lbs weight allowance. But even though it’s smaller, it has a stretchy back pocket to squeeze in other items.
Another extra from the City Select LUX is that it has mesh pockets with elastic tops at the back of each seat. That’s extra storage for parents!
You can put in diapers, water bottles, and any other essentials.
One little thing that some parents complained about the City Select LUX’s basket though is that you have to pull down the stretch back pocket, to reach in the basket.
Some have also mentioned that it’s not easy to reach inside the basket underneath when the seat is facing outward, not towards the parents.
Both have an extendable, height-adjustable canopy that can accommodate your growing children while protecting them from the sun.
The Vista V2’s canopy unzips at the back for additional airflow. The City Select LUX has a peek-a-boo, mesh window so you can quickly check up on your kid.
Both strollers have a one-handed multi-position recline. This allows an easy and quick adjusting of the seat of kids, from lying down for naps or sitting upright when awake.
Both strollers are relatively easy to clean and if taken care of properly, can last for a really long time.
Some even have theirs for 6 years and counting and it still works A-ok! Which can be great if you want to sell the strollers.
Cleaning an Uppababy Vista V2 involves removing its seat fabric for spot cleaning or hand washing in cold water with mild detergent. Just don’t bleach, iron or dry clean.
The stroller frame can be cleaned with a damp cloth and mild detergent as well.
It’s highly recommended to not leave the stroller in direct sunlight, store it outside or store in a damp environment, to extend the life of it’s fabric.
Here’s how to remove and clean its wheels: https://tuneup.uppababy.com/clean-remove-wheels-on-vista/
Regularly check and inspect it’s other parts as well, especially if it seems squeaky, wobbly and unstable. Go only to an authorized dealer for repairs.
Click here to find a Tune-UP Gear-UP event near you for additional maintenance services.
Cleaning a City Select LUX Double Stroller is a little easier, as you can machine wash its stroller seat in cold water with a mild detergent.
Just make sure to remove the metal frame and PE boards from the seat before washing.
The stroller frame and other plastic/ metal parts can be wiped clean using mild soap and water.
The wheels can be cleaned with a damp cloth and need to be dried completely with a soft towel or cloth.
Also, remember to store your stroller indoors, in a dry environment, to prolong its fabric.
Check also regularly its parts and bring them only to an authorized dealer for repairs.
Uppababy offers an EXTENDED WARRANTY of one year for a total of three years on all its strollers and select accessories (Bassinet, RumbleSeat, From Birth Kit, and PiggyBack).
To receive the additional one-year warranty, you must register your product online within three months of purchase and provide a valid receipt from an authorized retailer.
The City Select LUX on the other hand, gives you a lifetime warranty for the frame and rest of the stroller 1 year.
The UPPAbaby Vista V2 is quite a splurge item as its more expensive than the City Select LUX. Some people who really wants to have one, look for a 2nd hand one in Facebook groups and deal websites for it.
How To Fold The City Select Double Stroller Vs Uppababy Vista
For this part, I think it’s just better to show you so watch how to fold the strollers below:
City Select LUX Double Stroller
UPPABABY VISTA V2
The Uppababy Vista V2 can stand on its own when folded, which is quite convenient. It can also be folded with or without the Toddler Seat attached. It’s also a two hand fold type stroller.
The City Select LUX though, cannot stand on its own when folded. I’m imagining it’s a little bit of a hassle, especially if you have multiple children and you’re carrying shopping bags. You also need to fold this with 2 hands.
But the City Select LUX can fold with both 2 seats for an easier and more compact traveling.
Comparison Feature Summary: City Select Double Stroller Vs Uppababy Vista
This is best viewed on a desktop. This is quick rundown of the features of the City Select Double Stroller Vs Uppababy Vista and how they fare with each other.
|Features||Uppababy Vista V2||Baby Jogger City Select LUX Double Stroller|
|Convertible, expandable strollers||Can seat a toddler + newborn/ 3 toddlers/ newborn twins||same|
|Dimensions and Specs||• Unfolded: 36″ L x 25.7″ W x 39.5″ H |
• Folded with seat attached: 17.3″ L x 25.7″ W x 33.3″ H
• Folded without seat attached: 13″ L x 25.7″ W x 32″ H
• Main Seat Capacity: 3 months up to 50lbs/ 101 cm height
• Second Seat Capacity (Rumbleseat): 35lbs
• Bassinet Capacity: 20 lbs
• Basket Capacity: 30 lbs
• Frame + Seat: 27 lbs
• Frame: 20 lbs
• Seat: 7 lbs
• Bassinet: 8.8 lbs
|• Unfolded: 46.1″ x 25.6″ x 40.08″|
• Folded: 31″L x 24.5″W x 12″H
• Stroller Weight: 30.4 lbs (frame + 1 seat)
• Main Seat Capacity: 45 lbs
• Second Seat Capacity: 45 lbs/ • With Bench Seat Capacity: 65 lbs
• Bassinet Capacity: 9 kg
• Basket Capacity: 5 kg
• Seat Back Height: 18.5″
• Head Height: 21″
• Seat to Knee: 9″
• Knee to Footplate: 9.25″
• Width at Knee: 12″
|Box Includes||Stroller Frame, Toddler seat with Bumper Bar, Bassinet, Wheels and Toddler Seat Bug & Rain Shield||Stroller Frame, 2nd seat and the mounting brackets for the 2nd seat|
|Safety||• 5 point stroller seat, no-rethread harness|
• foot brake
• front-locking wheels with suspension system
|• 5 point stroller seat harness|
• hand brake
• front-locking wheels with suspension system
|Reversible Toddler Seat||Allow kid to ride facing you or the world, in a reclined, upright or in between position||same|
|Seat Configurations||13 available||20 available, with toddler facing each other seat configuration|
|Car Seat Compatibility||UPPAbaby MESA infant car (no need for adapter)|
Below needs car adapter:
Chicco® KeyFit® 35, KeyFit® 30, KeyFit® 30 Zip, KeyFit® 30 Zip Air, Fit2®, Fit2® LE, Fit2® Air
Maxi-Cosi® Mico Max 30, Mico NXT, Mico AP & Mico Max Plus,
Nuna® PIPA™, PIPA lite, PIPA lite lx, PIPA lite r & PIPA rx,
Cybex Aton, Aton 2, Aton Q & Aton M
|Below needs car adapter:|
Baby Jogger City GO, Britax B-Safe, Britax B-Safe 35, Britax B-Safe 35 Elite, Nuna Pipa Car Seat, Chicco KeyFit 30, Graco Click-Connect 30, Graco Click Connect 35, Graco Snugride Click Connect 35 LX
Cybex Aton, Cybex Aton Q
Maxi Cosi Max 30, Maxi Cosi Mico AP, Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35
|Telescoping handlebar||Can adjust handlebar for tall dads and short moms||same|
|Storage||Basket Maximum Capacity: 30 lbs||• Basket Maximum Capacity: 15 lbs|
• Has stretchy basket, back pocket to squeeze in more items
• has mesh pockets with elastic tips at the back of each seat
|Sun Shade||• Extendable, height-adjustable canopy|
• Canopy unzips at the back for additional airflow,
|• Extendable, height-adjustable canopy|
• Has a peek-a-boo, mesh window
|One-Handed Recline||Multi-position recline, to adjust from lying down for naps or sitting upright when awake.||same|
|Maintenance||• Seat fabric can be spot clean or hand wash in cold water with mild detergent||• Seat fabric can be machine wash in cold water with a mild detergent|
|Warranty||• EXTENDED WARRANTY of one year for a total of three years on all strollers and select accessories (Bassinet, RumbleSeat, From Birth Kit, and PiggyBack)|
• Must register your product online within three months of purchase to receive extended warranty
|Lifetime warranty for the frame and rest of the stroller 1 year.|
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you jog with the city select double stroller?
No, you can’t. The Baby Jogger brand name might be misleading but it’s not a jogging stroller. But some parents have jogged with it and the stroller, according to them, was still fine. It’s still not recommended though as it’s not it’s a jogging stroller.
Do all city select strollers convert to double?
Yes. You might have to buy a separate seat for some, to turn into a double stroller.
How do you convert City Select to a double stroller?
Can the UPPAbaby Vista be a double stroller?
Yes. It can even carry 3 kids at once, with its PiggyBack Ride-Along Board!
Is the UPPAbaby stroller worth the money?
Based on the dozens of articles I’ve read and the thousands of online reviews of happy parents, yes. Of course, it depends on your budget and what you really prioritize and if you can live without some of the features that the Uppababy Vista V2 offers.
It just ultimately depends on your family’s needs, especially if you see it as a worthwhile investment.
City Select Double Stroller Vs Uppababy Vista: Which Stroller is Better?
It really depends on your family’s priorities.
Some love the Uppababy Vista while others prefer the City Select LUX so there’s really no straightforward answer to this question.
But if budget is not a problem and if you prefer a double stroller with a bigger storage basket, a 3-year warranty and with a bassinet that can be used as an overnight cot, I highly recommend the Uppababy Vista V2. I also like the fact that they seem to have more videos online for quick tips on how to use it, fold it, clean it and such.
If you’d like to save up more and you like a double stroller that has more seat configurations (including toddlers facing each other) and can carry an older child, the City Select LUX Double Stroller might be better for you.
I hope you found my review on the City Select Double Stroller Vs Uppababy Vista helpful and in finally choosing which stroller suits your family.
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