The Best Strollers for 2020: Expert Reviews
Across those tests, we have found an amazing set of strollers that we think you'll love! Below we categorize each of the best strollers we've found by their primary capability, and provide summarized inputs for quality, ease of use, comfort, and durability.
For each stroller listed, we link to our full review of not only that stroller but also our full review of options within that category (jogging, lightweight, double, luxury, travel systems).
- Best Strollers Ratings Table
- 1. Best All-Around Stroller: UppaBaby Cruz
- 2. Best Lightweight Stroller: ZOE XL1 Tour+ Lux
- 3. Best Luxury Stroller: Bugaboo Fox
- 4. Best Jogging Stroller: BOB Revolution Flex 3.0
- 5. Best Double Stroller: Baby Jogger City Mini GT2
- 6. Best Travel System Stroller: Britax B-Free
|Model and Link to Amazon||Our Rating|
|Best All-Around: UppaBaby Cruz|
|Best Lightweight: ZOE Tour+ Lux|
|Best Luxury: Bugaboo Fox|
|Best Jogger: BOB Revolution Flex 3.0|
|Best Double: Baby Jogger City Mini GT2|
|Best Travel System: Britax B-Free|
Note that these are all 5-star rated because they are the best from each of our annual stroller round-up articles. After we review each of them below, be sure to check out the others on the respective annual best-of lists.
While some of the strollers we tested were really quite bad, some were truly excellent and we're excited to tell you all about them! The strollers that end up at the top of our lists show very high quality, durability, ease of use, and comfort.
We all loved these strollers, and you don't need to take just our word for it - ask around and you'll find out that these are consistently some of the best strollers on the market - and parents rave about them!
Here are the Best Strollers of 2020!
Most parents are familiar with the UppaBaby Vista stroller, which is UppaBaby's high-end stroller with multi-child support and a bassinet. The UppaBaby Cruz gives you all the "compact without compromise" excellence of the Vista, but without the capability of having multiple children (but you can purchase a standing PiggyBack adapter), and a bassinet option is sold separately. You get all the style, maneuverability, versatilility, and quality, but without the multi-child versatility or super-steep price tag. For specifications, the Cruz supports babies from birth if you purchase the optional bassinet (about $200) or SnugSeat infant attachment (about $50, basically an infant positioner). It has all the features you've come to expect from any high-end stroller, including all-wheel suspension, one-handed 5-position seat recline, adjustable telescoping leather handlebar, a huge zip-out canopy extension, a height-adjustable canopy (amazing!), a gigantic storage basket, and reversible seat.
Everything is so thoughtfully designed, including the easy-access basket, super easy folding, its ability to stand on its own when folded, and the easy to use recline and canopy adjustments. The canopy extension is pretty amazing itself, because it zips out from where the parent is standing, not from the front. It's the little things that make the Cruz stand out from the crowd, and of course the beautiful styling doesn't hurt at all! We've used the Cruz at least 100 times over the past decade of its evolution, and the Cruz V2 is truly superb: highly maneuverable, comfortable seating fabric and position, and a super smooth ride overall. Everything feels, looks, and acts high quality. And it better - this stroller comes in at a hefty $650 plus any accessories! It's totally worth it if you've got the money to spend.
Interested? You can check out the amazing UppaBaby Cruz here!
ZOE makes an amazing line of high quality lightweight strollers with impressive capabilities and versatility in such a compact (and Disney approved!) package. And when we say "compact" we're not kidding, the ZOE Tour+ (XL1) folds to a size of only about 8" by 20" by 26" high, allowing you to fit it into most large suitcases or the ZOE backpack accessory. Weight? Only 11 pounds, which is really unbelievable given the features: huge canopy, parent and child cup holders, adjustable recline to nearly lay-flat, one-handed folding, a reasonably-sized storage basket, and a pretty high quality fit and finish. It's still a relatively simple stroller, so don't expect to find all the amazing features and versatility of something like the UppaBaby Cruz, but there are some specific things to mention.
First, you can add a tandem seat to make this a double stroller; frankly, the attachment is a little bizarre and when we tried it, it was hard to maneuver. Second, the canopy is impressively huge and provides unparalleled coverage (in terms of size and UPF 50+ sun protection). Third, there are two versions: the Classic, which has an 18" seat, and the Infant/Newborn model, which has the 15" seat. With the Classic, it supports babies from 3 months up to about 45 pounds, and the Newborn supports from birth to 45 pounds. Finally, if you purchase the car seat adapter, you can attach the Chicco KeyFit 30 to the Tour, which is very rare for a lightweight stroller to be able to support an infant car seat. We love the ZOE lineup of strollers, and the Tour+ really takes the cake for being super lightweight and capable, and at a pretty reasonable price point (around $180).
Who else lists this stroller as a top pick? Our friends at Babygearlab.
Interested? You can check out the ZOE Tour+ XL1 stroller here.
|Read Our Full Best Lightweight Stroller Reviews!|
The Bugaboo Fox 2 brings superior style, quality, brand recognition, durability, and versatility. It is truly beautiful not only in its appearance but also in how smoothly everything works: its adjustments, wheels, turning radius, and attachments. In the photo you'll notice that the Bugaboo Fox includes not only the typical toddler seat but also a super comfortable bassinet suitable for use from newborn onward. The toddler seat can be used from 3 months onward, and has a capacity of nearly 50 pounds (48.5). In our experience, your child will outgrow this stroller in height and width long before they reach that upper weight limit. One of the coolest features of this stroller is the folding: the first fold brings it down to an 18" x 24" x 35" self-standing fold, and a second fold can drop that down to 8" x 21" x 26", which competes with even the ZOE for compact size and portability!
Of course, this is not a lightweight stroller, coming in at about 21 pounds, but that's to be expected with all the high quality parts, including its large wheels, reversible seat (that can detach and stand on its own!), adjustable leather handlebars, comfortable fabric and padding, and huge basket. The Bugaboo fox is compatible with several infant seats such as the Nuna Pipa, Chicco KeyFit, Britax B-Safe, Maxi Cosi Mico, Peg Perego Primo Viaggio, and Cybex Aton and Cloud. While this is a single stroller, just like with the UppaBaby Cruz, you can purchase a separate standing rider board to attach to the back. Overall, this is a superb and beautiful stroller, but we can only justify listing it on our best luxury strollers list given its cost of about $1200. Eek!
Who else lists this stroller as a top pick? Our friends at Babylist.
Interested? You can check out the amazing Bugaboo Fox stroller here.
|Read Our Full Best Luxury Stroller Reviews!|
BOB Gear makes an amazing line of jogging strolleres, including the BOB Alterrain and Alterrain Pro (new in 2020), the BOB Rambler, and the BOB Revolution Flex 3.0. The Alterrain Pro is the most expensive of the bunch ($600) and boasts a truly amazing suspension system for trail running and a hand-brake, the Revolution Flex 3.0 ($500) we believe is the best all-around jogging stroller, and then their least expensive is the BOB Rambler ($400). All three of their main offerings are truly amazing, though most parents will not need the extra heft and capability of the Alterrain Pro model (though it does look amazing!). There are a few important things to look for in a good jogging stroller, including the leg swing space (to suit a long stride while running), adjustable handlebars, wrist tether, locking front wheel, large diameter and low-resistance wheels and tires, high stability forward-tracking, and storage to keep things off your body. You can go ahead and check all those boxes because the BOB Revolution doesn't compromise on any of those features!
The only little thing it's missing is a hand-brake to slow down a descent, which you'll need to upgrade to the Alterrain model to find. One of the amazing aspects of this jogging stroller is that it packs all that jogging punch but also has great basic stroller features: no-rethread harness height, huge storage basket, nice-sized canopy, five different pockets, peek-a-boo window, high maneuverability, a super smooth ride, easy foot brake, one-handed recline adjustment, and near-flat recline. There are some little things that are great too, like the seat has small ventilation slots to help airflow in the summer heat, a comfortable handlebar, easy buckle/unbuckle harness, and smooth folding. It's a jogging stroller so it doesn't fold to a very compact size, but it's not terrible coming in at 38" x 25" x 16" with wheels on, or 35" x 20" x 10" with wheels popped off. Overall, we have logged hundreds of hours jogging with the Revolution Flex 3.0, and have only great things to say about it!
Interested? You can check out the amazing BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 stroller here.
|Read Our Full Best Jogging Stroller Reviews!|
Most parents know and love the Baby Jogger series of high quality and beautifully functional strollers, and the City Mini GT2 is always at the top of the list! This is an amazing and versatile double stroller with style, comfort, and portability that is very rare in a highly-featured double stroller. It includes adjustable handlebar height, huge double canopies with peek-a-boo windoes, easy folding, all-wheel suspension, comfortable seating, adjustable leg recline and back recline (nearly lay-flat!), no-flat rubber tires, and a hand brake. We mentioned that it's surprisingly compact for a double stroller, and we're not kidding: it's under 30" wide when opened, and it folds down to about a 32" x 29" x 15" size, which is easy to fit into relatively small trunks (like the Honda Accord or Toyota Corolla). The smaller diameter wheels help, as does the intuitive, smooth, and effective folding sequence. But that's not to say it's lightweight, this side-by-side double stroller comes in at a hefty 36 pounds! That's really heavy and some parents might have difficulty getting it into their vehicle.
That same point goes for most double strollers, unless you go with a relatively sparse lightweight double stroller. For a double stroller, we've always found the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 surprisingly nimble and easy to manage. It's not as smooth-riding as some of the large-diameter double jogging strollers, but it's also not designed for running. The BOB strollers have great car seat compatibility, and there's even a bassinet attachment you can purchase for about $200. That bassinet attachment is ideal if you want to use the GT2 from birth, otherwise you should probably wait until your baby is at least about 3 months old to use the toddler seat (the manufacturer says from birth, but we're not convinced the infant support is good enough for that). The weight limit is 50 pounds per seat, which is pretty substantial. If you've never tried maneuvering a 36-pound stroller with 100 pounds of child weight inside, we don't recommend it! Overall, we love the City Mini GT2 double and think it's the best overall double stroller available on the market. It's not cheap, coming in at about $600, but we think it's worth the cost!
Interested? You can check out the awesome Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 double stroller here.
|Read Our Full Best Double Stroller Reviews!|
Britax makes a wide range of strollers and infant car seats, and several travel systems that typically combine the Britax B-Free stroller with one of their many infant car seats. We prefer the B-Safe Ultra, but that's just one Britax seat this stroller will work with. The B-Free is the perfect compromise between the fancy Britax B-Ready G3 at $500, and the relatively limited B-Lively at about $240. Coming in at about $390 with Cool Flow fabrics, the B-Free is very reasonably priced for a fully-featured travel system stroller. Compare that to something like the UppaBaby Vista and you'll be saving yourself about a thousand dollars while still getting a ton of features. The B-Free boasts lay-flat recline, a ton (seven!) of storage pockets and a large lower storage bin (accessible from front and back), a huge extending UV-protective canopy, all-terrain wheels with a locking swivel front wheel, adjustable handlebar height, no-flat rubber tires, one-handed folding, a flip-up calf rest, and all-wheel suspension.
Some of those features, like the flip-up calf rest and nearly lay-flat recline should sound familiar - they are very similar to the City Mini GT, but for considerably less cost. We loved several things about this travel system stroller: the awesome one-handed folding operation, the relatively lightweight design (21 pounds), high maneuverability and smooth ride, and all the hidden pockets! This is a travel system stroller, so the most critical aspect is getting car seats to attach; and that truly is easy - the stroller comes with two car seat adapters, one for each side of the stroller. Once you snap the adapters on, you can leave them on for as long as you need and the car seat very easily snaps into and out of it. Out of the box, it works with the B-Safe series and the Endeavors, giving you some good versatility. There are also adapters for Chicco, Maxi-Cosi, Cybex, and Nuna seats, if needed. The only thing we've missed when using the B-Free is a cup holder for the parents, which we had to purchase separately as an accessory from Britax.
Who else lists this stroller as a top pick? Our friends at TheBump.
Interested? You can check out the Britax B-Free stroller here.
|Read Our Full Best Travel System Stroller Reviews!|
There are thousands of strollers on the market, including the big brands like Graco, Baby Jogger, BOB, Britax, UppaBaby, ZOE, Baby Zen, Maclaren, Chicco, Doona, Bugaboo, and Nuna. And that's only naming the big, popular brands. There are also several newcomers like the popular Mockingbird stroller that are gaining a lot of traction but tend to have some quality control issues.
Picking the perfect stroller for you and your baby can be really challenging, even after you've decided on which category you need (or categories!) - single, double, jogging, luxury (with bassinet!), lightweight travel, etc. Some companies make it relatively easy and offer 2-3 options, whereas others offer a daunting array of models that vary from store to store and year over year.
Some of the strollers we've reviewed over the years didn't do so well with quality: they had flimsy plastic parts, the canopy cracked or tore easily, or the wheels broke after a few months. Some also had tires that would wear down really quickly after 3-6 months of use.
Some also weren't so easy to use: folding was difficult or cumbersome, handlebars were at an uncomfortable angle, wheel brakes were hard to use, steering radius wasn't so great, or the recline adjustment was nearly impossible to use. Finally, some of the options just weren't very comfortable, with hard back-rests, poorly positioned foot rests, hard plastic parts along the side where your baby leans while napping, etc.
All of the strollers listed here are the best overall strollers on the market, and you can rest assured you're making a great decision! If you ever have questions you can always reach out to us on Facebook or email and we're happy to help!