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February 6, 2017

Best Stroller (2017) – Buyer Reviews Guide

TOPS Guide Best Stroller Monitor 2017

Our search for the best stroller (2017) took us through integrated baby systems, through joggers, prams, carriages, doubles and sit and stands.  We landed on some great options for you and your little bundles of joy.  It’s amazing how much enjoyment parents get out of their strollers… whether they are taking their baby for a walk or an off road trail run, it clearly brings a lot of happiness.  Some of these strollers can get a little pricey, but an investment in your baby and getting outside and enjoying life with them seems like a worthy investment.

One thing to consider though regarding price, make sure to keep an eye out for the “New & Used” section on the Amazon page where especially with the expensive strollers you can often find “Open Box Deals” that can knock $100 off or more and still with Prime shipping.  There’s not much downside with these deals as there usually is no damage to the product itself just the box, and the product will still be covered under usual warranty and return policy.

We also love to save you money and time – so we will be proactively monitoring the prices for all our TOPS recommendations below.  Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to be the first to know when great deals are available.

FYI check out our Best Car Seat (2017) guide as some of these strollers have recommended matching car seats, especially the infant seats.

Without further ado, on to the guide.

Best Stroller 2017

Product Price Range Average Rating Recommendation
1. UPPAbaby CRUZ Stroller

$430 – $530

4.6 TOPS Overall

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2. UPPAbaby VISTA Stroller

$670 – $1300

4.7 TOPS Double

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3. Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller

$70 – $120

4.5 TOPS Jogger

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4. Baby Trend EZ Ride 5 Travel System

$135 – $150

4.3

TOPS Budget

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5. Baby Trend Sit N Stand Ultra Tandem Stroller

$140

4.3

TOPS Budget Double

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6. BOB 2016 Revolution FLEX Stroller

$325 – $450

4.6

Performance Jogger

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7. Roan Rocco Classic Pram Stroller 2-in-1 with Bassinet and Seat Unit

$300 – $500

4.7

Pram

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8. Cosco Umbrella Stroller with Canopy

$20 – $40

4.0

Umbrella Stroller

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9. Baby Jogger 2016 City Mini GT Single Stroller

$290 – $360

4.7 Check Price
10. Graco Click Connect Literider Stroller

$60 – $76

4.3

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11. Graco Snugrider Elite Stroller and Car Seat Carrier

76.53

4.6

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12. Kolcraft Cloud Plus Lightweight Stroller

54.50

4.4

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13. Evenflo Vive Travel System

120 – 150

4.3

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1. UPPAbaby CRUZ Stroller – our overall best stroller (2017)

best stroller 2017 tops guide - UPPAbaby CRUZ StrollerOur overall best stroller (2017).  The UPPAbaby system takes our top spot for the best stroller and overall baby travel system.  The CRUZ is the system for you if you only need a stroller for a single child, and it works with the MESA infant car seat or bassinet though you will need to buy those separately.  UPPAbaby customers love these products and view them as an investment that makes them happy and feel good.  But if you want to spend slightly less money, there are plenty of good options below.  

  • Highlights:
    • All in one system for one baby infant to 50 lbs, can be used as jogger on streets but not recommended for off road
    • Includes rain and bug shields
    • Smaller design foldable for the car and can be used as jogger
    • Baby can sit facing forwards or backwards
    • Weighs 21.5 lbs
  • Price Analysis: Currently priced at $529.99, prices have trended between $430 – $530 in the past few months but unfortunately that was a holiday deal so this is about as good as you are going to get.  That being said, right now Amazon has an Open Box deal for $460 which is a solid $70 savings so keep an eye out for that.  If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter we will let you know as deals like that come up.    
  • Review Analysis: Average rating of 4.6 stars on 78 reviews.  Trending over the past month is really great with 10 out of 10 Verified Purchase reviews positive.  Released in October 2015.

 

2. UPPAbaby VISTA Stroller – Our Best Stroller (2017) Recommended Double Stroller

best stroller 2017 tops guide - UPPAbaby 2017 VISTA StrollerOur  best stroller (2017) recommended double stroller.  Our highest overall rated stroller, when it costs this much and people still LOVE it, you know it is good.  The VISTA comes with a bassinet so baby can sleep comfortably up to 20lbs, and seats for 2 plus option to attach UPPAbaby MESA car seat.  Check out the New & Used section for open box deals to make the pain in your pocketbook a little less.  

  • Highlights:
    • Fits up to 3, two in seats (up to 50 lbs) and a third standing
    • Reversible seats
    • Comes with bassinet attachment and rain and bug shields
    • Weighs 27.5 lbs
    • Highest reviewed – people love the VISTA!
  • Price Analysis: Currently priced at $839.99, prices have trended between $640 – $1,299.99 in the past few months but unfortunately these strollers don’t go on sale except the holidays.  That said, there is currently a Open Box deal for $740 which is a nice $100 savings for a great system.  
  • Review Analysis: Average rating of 4.7 stars on 157 reviews.  Trending over the past month is great with 10 of 10 Verified Purchase reviews positive.  Released in July 2008.

 

3. Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller – Our Best Stroller (2017) – Recommended Jogger

best stroller 2017 tops guide Baby Trend Expedition Jogger StrollerOur best stroller (2017) recommended jogger.  There are no shortage of really great “jogger” strollers out there.  We were between the Baby Trend, BOB or City Mini but ultimately gave the Baby Trend the nod as people really love it and it is a fraction of the cost of the others (like 1/3!) for a very comparable feature set.  That being said, buyers of the BOB and City Mini almost universally are happy with their investment so the good news is you really can’t go wrong with any of them 🤓

  • Highlights:
  • Price Analysis: Currently priced at $79.88, prices have trended between $70 and $120 in the past few months so you may be able to find it a bit cheaper but not much.  
  • Review Analysis: Average rating of 4.5 stars on 762 reviews.  Trending over the past month is great  with 9 out fo 10 Verified Purchases reviews positive.  Released in April 2012.

4. Baby Trend EZ Ride 5 Travel System – Our Best Stroller (2017) – Budget-Friendly Recommended System

best stroller 2017 tops guide Baby Trend EZ Ride 5 Travel SystemOur best stroller (2017) – budget-friendly recommended system.  People really like the Baby Trend line and it’s hard to beat the price. This infant travel system is all you need for when baby is new, and can grow with them to 50 lbs.  If you need to save a little money, this stroller is a great option you won’t be disappointed with.  

  • Highlights:
    • Fits children 5 – 30 lbs in infant seat and up to 50 lbs in stroller seat
    • All you need for infant car seat as well
    • Can be used as jogger
    • Weighs 36 lbs
    • Great value for a system people love
  • Price Analysis: Currently priced at $135.71, prices have trended between $135 – $140 in the past few months so this is a great price.  
  • Review Analysis: Average rating of 4.3 stars on 193 reviews.  Trending over the past month is great with 9 out of 10 Verified Purchases reviews positive.  Released in June 2015.

5. Baby Trend Sit N Stand Ultra Tandem Stroller – Our Best Stroller (2017) – Budget-Friendly Recommended Double

best stroller 2017 tops guide - Baby Trend Sit N Stand Ultra StrollerOur best stroller (2017) – budget-friendly recommended double.  This is a very versatile double baby stroller at a great price  You can have two babies in stroller seats or two in infant seats or a combination.  There is also a standing platform for a larger baby.  If you are looking for a side by side double, Baby Trend also has a side by side jogger option here.

  • Highlights:
    • Accepts Baby Trend, Graco, or Britax infant car seats
    • Fits 2 children up to 50 lbs each including standing platform for older child
    • Weighs 27 lbs
  • Price Analysis: Currently priced at 99.98, prices have trended between $100 and $137 in the past few months so current price is great.  
  • Review Analysis: Average rating of 4.3 stars on 193 reviews.  Trending over the past month is good with 9 of 10 Verified Purchases reviews positive.  Released in August 2016.

6. BOB 2016 Revolution FLEX Stroller

best stroller 2017 tops guide - BOB 2016 Revolution FLEX StrollerThis is a serious performance stroller that athletes love especially if you want to do some offroad running with your little one. It’s not a cheap stroller, but if you want a great versatile jogger this is the best there is and people rave about it.  

  • Highlights:
    • High performance jogger with air filled tires for off road and suspension system
    • Fits children up to 75 lbs
    • Adapter available to be able to use infant car seats
    • Weights 28 lbs
  • Price Analysis: Currently priced at $399.99, prices have trended between $325 – $450 in the past few months but unfortunately this may be the best you do besides holiday sales although Amazon does have an Open Box Deal for $348 currently.  
  • Review Analysis: Average rating of 4.6 stars on 138 reviews.  Trending over the past month is really great with 10 of 10 Verified Purchases reviews positive.  Released in march 2016.

7. Roan Rocco Classic Pram Stroller 2-in-1 with Bassinet and Seat Unit

best stroller 2017 tops guide - Roan Rocco Classic Pram Stroller 2-in-1 with Bassinet and Seat UnitIf you want a classic style carriage or pram stroller that very high quality and beautifully designed, you will be very happy with this stroller from Roan.  

  • Highlights:
    • Classic “pram” stroller style
    • Includes bassinet for newborns and seat that can face forwards or backwards
    • Fits children up to 40 lbs
    • Weight 33 lbs
  • Price Analysis: Currently priced at 499.99, prices have trended between $490 and $500 in the past few months so this is about as low as they get except for the holidays .  
  • Review Analysis: Average rating of 4.7 stars on 100 reviews.  Trending over the past month is great with 10 of 10 Verified Purchases reviews positive.  Released in May 2012.

8. Cosco Umbrella Stroller with Canopy

best stroller 2017 tops guide - Cosco Umbrella Stroller with CanopyA no-frills classic “umbrella” stroller (aka a stroller almost as light/small as an umbrella when you fold it up) is about as light as you will get and solid for short walks or travel.

  • Highlights:
    • Holds child up to 40 lbs
    • Very lightweight 7 lbs
  • Price Analysis: Currently priced at $19.99, prices have trended between $20 and $40 in the past few months so you aren’t going to get much less than this.  
  • Review Analysis: Average rating of 4.0 stars on 120 reviews.  Trending over the past month is consistent with average with 8 out of 10 Verified Purchases reviews positive.  Released in March 2015.

9. Baby Jogger 2016 City Mini GT Single Stroller

best stroller 2017 tops guide - Baby Jogger 2016 City Mini GT Single StrollerThis is a great urban jogger that people really love but it is caught in the middle price and quality wise and you will need an adapter to get this to work with infant car seats.

  • Highlights:
    • Includes weather shield and glider board for bigger children to hitch a ride
    • Seat includes child tray with cupholder
    • Fits children up to 65 lbs
    • Weighs 22.5 lbs
  • Price Analysis: Currently priced at $359, prices have trended between $290 and $360 in the past few months but you won’t get much better for this except during the holidays.  Amazon does have an Open Box Deal for $311 though which is a nice savings off current price.  
  • Review Analysis: Average rating of 4.7 stars on 47 reviews.  Trending over the past month is great with 9+ out of 10  Verified Purchases reviews positive.  Owners love their City Mini.  Released in February 2016.

10. Graco Click Connect Literider Stroller

best stroller 2017 tops guide - Graco Click Connect Literider StrollerThis is a solid option integrated with the Graco Click Connect infant car seat and a good price but we have to recommend the Baby Trend which is more versatile at a better price.  

  • Highlights:
    • Accepts all Graco Click Connect infant seats, or fits child in stroller seat up to 40 lbs
    • Light weight – only 17 lbs
    • Includes child’s tray with cupholder
  • Price Analysis: Currently priced at $75.98, prices have trended between $60 and $76 in the past few months so you may be able to do a bit better.  
  • Review Analysis: Average rating of 4.3 stars on 157 reviews.  Trending over the past month is consistent to average with 8 out of 10 Verified Purchases reviews positive.  Released in March 2016.

11. Graco Snugrider Elite Stroller and Car Seat Carrier

best stroller 2017 tops guide - Graco Snugrider Elite Stroller and Car Seat CarrierThis is a solid, simple and lightweight option for Graco Quick Connect infant car seats.  

  • Highlights:
    • Fits children in infant car seats up to 35 lbs
    • Very lightweight for integrated infant car seat system, 13.6 lbs
  • Price Analysis: Currently priced at 76.39, prices have trended between $75 and $90 in the past few months so this is about as good as you will get.  
  • Review Analysis: Average rating of 4.7 stars on 47 reviews.  Trending over the past month is very good with 9+ out of 10  Verified Purchases reviews positive.  Released in July 2015.

12. Kolcraft Cloud Plus Lightweight Stroller

best stroller 2017 tops guide -Kolcraft Cloud Plus Lightweight StrollerThis small umbrella style stroller from Kolcraft is nice if you want a lightweight stroller that is just a bit more substantial than the Cosco

  • Highlights:
    • Parent and child trays with drink holders
    • Fits children up to 50 lbs
    • Lightweight only 11.8 lbs
  • Price Analysis: Currently priced at $55.39, prices have trended between $48 and $70 in the past few months so this is close to as low as you will find it.  
  • Review Analysis: Average rating of 4.2 stars on 103 reviews.  Trending over the past month is about consistent with average with 8 out of 10 star Verified Purchases reviews positive.  Released in March 2016.

13. Evenflo Vive Travel System

best stroller 2017 tops guide - Evenflo Vive Travel System with EmbraceThis is another very solid budget travel system if you prefer the Evenflo brand to Baby Trends.   

    • Highlights:
      • Fits child to 35 lbs in infant seat
      • Baby and parent trays each with cupholders
      • Weighs 30 lbs
    • Price Analysis: Currently priced at 120.99, prices have trended between $120 and $150 in the past few months so this is likely about as low as you will see it.  
    • Review Analysis: Average rating of 4.2 stars on 64 reviews.  Trending over the past month is ok with7 of 10 Verified Purchases reviews positive.  Released in August 2016.

 

Thanks for reading!!  Check out our other baby guides here:

Best Baby Monitor (2017)

Best Car Seat (2017)