by Amy Venzke October 29, 2016 8 min read

Googling “best stroller” doesn’t exactly help narrow down your search. That query returns more than 15 million results—including thousands of reviews, hundreds of blogs, and dozens of Top 10 lists based on arbitrary criteria.

In reality, there is no single best stroller. Every stroller on the market is the best choice for some families, depending on their needs, lifestyle, budget and style. (Take our stroller quiz for suggestions about which one is right for you!)

Still, if you pour over enough “best stroller” lists, patterns start to emerge (congratulations, UPPAbaby VISTA and Baby Jogger City Mini!) To spare you from doing the same, we reviewed many a list to bring you one more: The Top 10 Best Stroller Lists. 

1. Baby Gear Lab: The Best Strollers of 2017

Baby Gear Lab aims to be the “world’s best source of baby product comparison information.” Pediatrician and mother of two Dr. Juliet Spurrier founded the site to offer baby gear reviews based on scientific testing, not the opinions of a few random parents.

The criteria

To develop its list of 2017’s best full-size strollers, Baby Gear Lab editors reviewed more than 200 products. After choosing 60 finalists, the team put the strollers through comprehensive side-by-side tests, evaluating criteria like maneuverability, ease of use, quality and size.

The rankings

  • Best overall stroller: UPPAbaby CRUZ
  • Best all-terrain stroller: BOB Revolution Flex
  • Best bang for the back: Britax B-Agile 3
  • Best high-end stroller: UPPAbaby VISTA
  • Big city taxi master: Doona
  • Best umbrella stroller: Babyzen Yoyo+
  • Best compact travel stroller: Quinny Yezz
  • Best budget-friendly lightweight stroller: Recaro Easylife
  • Best jogging stroller: Thule Urban Glide
  • Best budget-friendly casual jogger: Baby Trend Expedition
  • Best car seat stroller: Chicco Keyfit Caddy
  • Best double stroller: Thule Urban Glide 2
  • Best economical trike for two: Baby Trend Expedition Double
  • Best double bang for the book: Joovy ScooterX2
  • Best lightweight two-seater: Zoe XL2 Deluxe 

What they said

Baby Gear Lab praised the UPPAbaby CRUZ for its high quality, light weight and ease of use with the infant car seat (especially the UPPAbaby MESA, which attaches with one click and no adapters). Editors said the CRUZ offers excellent maneuverability for streets and shopping.

The one downside, they said: Because the CRUZ has small, lightweight wheels, it's not suitable for rougher terrain, like some of their other top choices: the BOB Revolution Flex, Thule Urban Glide or the CRUZ's big sibling, the UPPAbaby VISTA

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2. Reviewed.com: The Best Strollers of 2017

Part of the USA Today family, Reviewed.com is dedicated to independent reviews of consumer products tested in the company's labs.

The criteria

Reviewed.com editors researched more than 230 strollers, read thousands of user reviews and spent weeks testing their 18 top choices using a scientific method they say includes repeatable, reportable procedures.

The rankings

What they said

  • On the City Mini: "It's easy to push, has just enough space to hold all our gear for a full day, and my wife can easily hold our daughter in one arm while folding the stroller and putting it in her car with the other."
  • On the Chicco Viaro: "The Chicco Viario is the best value of the strollers we've tested."
  • On the Bugaboo Bee: "It's highly maneuverable, can support heavy loads in the underseat basket, and it folds up well enough to appeal to city dwellers who need to lug it up stairs every day." 

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3. Mom's Stroller Reviews: Top 20 Best Strollers for 2017

The mom behind Mom's Stroller Reviews is Susan Brian, a self-described "stroller addict" and stay-at-home mom who decided to turn her notes from an exhaustive stroller search into a review website.

The criteria

The Mom's Stroller Reviews list is based on Brian's experience testing and reviewing dozens of strollers.

Stroller rankings

  1. Nuna MIXX2
  2. Nuna TAVO
  3. UPPAbaby VISTA
  4. UPPAbaby CRUZ
  5. BOB Revolution Flex
  6. Britax B-Ready
  7. Baby Jogger City Mini GT
  8. Maclaren Quest
  9. Baby Jogger City Select LUX
  10. Bugaboo Cameleon3

What she said

"Watch out, UPPAbaby, Nuna is coming for you!" Brian wrote. A fan of both brands, Brian gave the Nuna MIXX and TAVO strollers the edge, praising the brand for its quality, style and ease of use with one of her favorite car seats, the Nuna PIPA. "The Nuna MIXX2 has pretty much EVERYTHING parents are looking for," Brian wrote—and the TAVO is a less-expensive version.

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4. BabyCenter: Best of 2017 Moms' Picks

BabyCenter is a top online destination for pregnancy content, expert advice and parenting communities. 

The criteria

The 2017 Moms’ Picks list of best strollers, along with BabyCenter’s other annual lists, are based on a nationwide survey and online voting.

Best stroller winner

Baby Jogger City Mini GT

What they said

Moms complimented the City Mini GT, the all-terrain version of the Baby Jogger City Mini, for its light weight, sturdy tires and easy fold. Folding the City Mini GT by pulling up on a strap in the stroller's seat requires only one hand to master.

Best stroller finalists

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5. Baby Gizmo: Best Single Strollers 

As a mother of three who’s “almost obsessive” about smart shopping, Baby Gizmo founder Hollie Schultz says she has even licked products in the name of testing (and yes, industrial plastic tastes nasty). Baby Gizmo’s coalition of moms and child experts conduct real-life product tests, like running with products through parking lots with kids and diaper bags in tow. 

The criteria

Baby Gizmo’s Best Single Strollers list is based on staff opinions. Baby Gizmo has not given awards since 2015.

Best strollers

What they said

  • On the UPPAbaby VISTA: “Quality. Quality. Quality. This is one that will last through all your kids."
  • On the Bugaboo Cameleon: “Amazing push (think push with your breath!)" 
  • On the Baby Jogger City Mini: "Despite not having a reversible seat, it's nearly perfect."

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6. Lucie's List: Best Full-Size Strollers

As a clueless new mom to Lucie, Meg Collins vowed to tell everyone “all the sh*! that nobody told me.” More than 295,000 subscribers to the Lucie’s List newsletter, “a modern survival guide for new moms," are now listening.

The criteria

The Lucie’s List roundup of best strollers is based on staff favorites.

The results

  1. Baby Jogger City Mini
  2. Britax B-Agile 3
  3. Baby Jogger City Mini GT
  4. Graco Modes
  5. GB Lyfe
  6. BOB Revolution Flex
  7. Babyzen Yoyo+
  8. UPPAbaby CRUZ
  9. Bumbleride Indie
  10. UPPAbaby VISTA

What they said

  • On the Baby Jogger City Mini: “So compact, sleek, sporty, easy to fold. Mmmmmm mmm."
  • BOB Revolution: “The BOB Revolution pushes like a dream and holds up to 75 pounds of human flesh, so you can actually use it for your 4’10” grandmother. See, very versatile!"
  • On the UPPAbaby CRUZ: “If I were to do it all over again and had to pick ONE stroller, this would be the one."

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    7. BabyList: Best Strollers of 2017

    Using BabyList, expecting parents can build a registry using products from any store. 

    The criteria

    BabyList did not disclose criteria used for its Best Strollers of 2017 list.

    Best strollers

    What they said

    • On the Baby Jogger City Mini: “Ideal for small trunks and public transportation."
    • On the BOB Revolution: “This jogging stroller glides like a dream and can handle rough terrain."
    • On the Baby Jogger City Select: "This standard stroller (not a jogging stroller!) grows with your family to accommodate up to three kids. And considering one of the biggest regrets our users share is not choosing a stroller that can be used with multiple children, that’s a big deal!"

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    8. Fatherly: The 7 Best Strollers of 2016

    Who says dads aren't stroller snobs? Fatherly aims to be a resource for dads about parenting advice, childhood development, and products including, of course, strollers.

    The criteria

    Fatherly didn't disclose the criteria used for this list.

    Best strollers

    What they said

    • On the Austlen Entourage: "Half shopping cart, half stroller, the Austlen is perfect for the family that goes to the beach carrying half of Dick's Sporting Goods's stock."
    • On the Stokke Xplory: "If you're interested in a stroller that doubles as a modern art installation in your foyer, you found it."
    • On the City Mini: "It's not designed by MoMA or to turn the heads of playground moms, but it's a damn popular choice because it folds up with a strap yank, has a giant shade hood, and folds flat. What more do you want?!" 

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    9. Cool Mom Picks: The Best Strollers to Buy Right Now

    Founders and moms Kristen Chase and Liz Gumbinner write about cool gear, style and design for parents, promising to share what they really think. “For example,” they write, “the world would be a better place without diaper cakes and Comic Sans."

    The criteria

    The Cool Mom Picks list of “the best strollers to buy right now” is based on staff opinions. The staff says they’ve tested dozens of strollers over the years, talking to manufacturers, experts and “tons and tons of parents.” 

    Best strollers

    • Best city stroller: Mamas & Papas Armadillo City
    • Best jogger or all-terrain stroller: Burley Solstice
    • Best strollers to grow with your family: Orbit Baby G3 (no longer sold) and GB Evoq
    • Best double strollers: BOB Revolution Flex Duallie and UPPAbaby VISTA
    • Best umbrella stroller: Kolcraft Cloud
    • Best luxury stroller: Bugaboo Cameleon3 

    What they said

    • On the BOB Revolution Flex Duallie: “It’s sporty, turns easily and will last you ten years. Really!"
    • On the Kolcraft Cloud: “We’ve found one we actually love. And admittedly it’s not easy to love an umbrella stroller."
    • On the Bugaboo Cameleon: "If you're one of the lucky new parents with a budget in the 'what's a budget?' range, the Bugaboo Cameleon3 special edition strollers are where you need to start—and possibly end—your stroller shopping. They are just, whoa."

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    10. The Bump: Top 10 Strollers

    The Bump is a top destination for pregnancy and parenting information, message boards and baby registries.

    The criteria

    The Bump did not disclose the criteria used in its list.

    Best strollers

    • Most innovative: 4moms Origami (no longer sold)
    • Most stylish: Bugaboo Bee5
    • Most versatile: UPPAbaby VISTA
    • Best umbrella stroller: Baby Jogger Vue Lite (no longer sold)
    • Best jogger: Thule Glide
    • Best city stroller: Stokke Xplory
    • Best all-terrain: Bumbleride Indie 4
    • Best double: Valco Baby Snap Duo
    • Best travel system: Britax B-Agile/B-Safe
    • Best under $150: Summer Infant 3D Flip

    What they said

    • On the UPPAbaby VISTA: "With several configurations and its ability to adapt to the growing needs of different family sizes, the UPPAbaby VISTA combines quality with versatility few can match."
    • On the Thule Glide: "The Glide is super lightweight and aerodynamic. You won't just run; you'll fly."
    • On the Summer Infant 3D Flip: "This little stroller gets the job done."

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    Find your stroller

    As these lists prove, there's no consensus as to which stroller is the best on the market. Only you can decide which is the best for you. That's why we made this quiz: Which Stroller is Right For Me? Answer just eight questions and we'll recommend a specific product that fits your needs!

    Ask us for advice

    Strolleria is a family-owned and operated retailer dedicated to making the baby gear buying experience less overwhelming for parents. We also offer free shipping and no sales tax outside of Arizona! Feel free to contact us at 480-442-9433 or customercare@strolleria.com. 

    Amy Venzke
    Amy Venzke

    Amy Venzke is the co-owner of Strolleria, along with her husband, Drew. Together, they have a mission to make the gear-buying experience easier on parents. That includes you! Feel free to contact her with questions at amy@strolleria.com


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