As a relatively new company, UPPAbaby is already established and has made a very formidable reputation for itself.
The company is recognized as producing well designed, high quality products that are stylish and practical.
Save 20% on Uppababy Cruz and Vista – Deal valid March 2017
This deal is current as of March 2017 where you can save 20% on the Uppababy Vista, Cruz 2016 at Pish Posh Baby. This deal won’t last long because it’s on 2016 stock so make sure that if you want a Vista or a Cruz, you act fast.
The UPPAbaby Cruz is a more budget friendly version of the UPPAbaby Vista. It would be more comfortable on city streets than rural areas. This stroller does not come with a bassinet and the Vista bassinet will not fit. Overall it is a lighter version of the Vista but it fills a gap in the market. However, it does have great suspension.
This stroller is really maneuverable and quiet. It looks absolutely great and best of all, it has a massive 2.7 cubic foot cargo basket.
Although this is a great stroller to look at, I do have a few gripes (see below).
- Dimensions: FOLDED: 22″W x 11″L x 37″H. OPEN: 22″W x 29.5″L x 39.5″H
- Weight: 22 pounds
- Max. Load: 50 lbs
- Very large (2.7 cubic feet) cargo area
- One hand seat recline
- Reversible seat
- Optional “SnugSeat” accessory for newborns
- 4 wheel suspension
- Puncture proof wheels
- Large sun canopy with extendable sunshade
Cruz Stroller PROS
- Really big cargo area
- Can hold a 50 lb child
- Reversible seat
- Seat reclines with one hand operation
- Very easy to push
- Very maneuverable
- Large, adjustable sun canopy
- Puncture proof tires
- 4-wheel shock absorbers for smooth ride
Cruz Stroller CONS
- At 22lbs, this is not a light stroller
- Folding and unfolding should be easier
- Cuptray/toybar not included
- Cannot get shoulder straps to fit tightly
- Vista bassinet does not fit Cruz – Different frame sizes.
- Vista car seat adapters will not fit Cruz – Different frame sizes.
UPPAbaby Cruz Reviews and Features
I found the Cruz stroller very easy to push. Not only that, it was quiet and the 4 wheel suspension meant that the ride was very smooth. I was very impressed with this.
It is also very maneuverable. At only 22″ wide, it fits into relatively narrow spaces. Taking this stroller shopping is a breeze.
The frame is made from aluminum. Folding and unfolding should be easier considering the price you pay. This is my pet hate about the UPPAbaby Cruz.
Whenever I lift the stroller out of the trunk, I have to place it on the ground (sometimes wet, muddy, oily etc.) so that I can undo the clasp that holds it together. When it is raining or it is extremely hot, I really do not want to be doing this – especially with a 1 year old screaming in the back of the car. I should not have to put the fabric of my stroller on the ground. The stroller should at the very least, be capable of unfolding using one hand and the wheels should always hit the ground first.
The seat looks great and comes in different colors. It is reversible and has an adjustable recline and is very easily adjusted using the handle at the top of the seat. However the safety harness caused me some concern. I could never get the shoulder harness tight enough. There was not enough adjustment and my baby was never securely strapped in (in my opinion).
I like the canopy on the Cruz. It is large and adjustable for taller children. It also has a pull-out extension that provides SPF 50 sun protection.
The cargo area in this stroller is one of the largest available. It has a volume of 2.7 cubic feet and is located under the seat.
Like the UPPAbaby Vista Stroller, the Cruz has 4 wheel suspension. The wheels are made of foam and covered with rubber. This provides a nice, comfortable ride and they can never go flat so you do not have to carry a pump. The combination of wheels and suspension give a very comfortable ride.
The brakes are very effective and are operated by pressing a crossbar (located between the rear wheels) with your foot. This is a very simple operation. However, if you take large strides, you will possibly hit your feet against this bar which would be very uncomfortable.
- CRUZ Bumper Bar
- CRUZ Ride-Along Board
- Infant “SnugSeat”
- Car seat adapters
- Cup holder
- Parent Organizer for handlebar
Overall, this is a good stroller. However I just could not get to grips with the unfolding and this really bugged me. Also, the loose shoulder straps on the seat safety harness were an annoyance to me and I never was sure if I was doing something wrong. Having tried the straps in as many positions as I could, I never did rectify this problem.