by Amy Venzke September 14, 2017 2 min read

A new UPPAbaby CRUZ debuted in 2018, featuring new colors and a luxe new touch: All models of the stroller feature real leather details instead of the foam handlebar seen on most models of the 2017 CRUZ.

Read on to learn about the differences between the 2018 UPPAbaby CRUZ and 2017 UPPAbaby CRUZ.

Looking for a newer stroller? The UPPAbaby CRUZ was updated significantly in 2020 to the CRUZ V2 model, which remains current through 2021 aside from color changes. See these comparisons for more details:

2018 UPPAbaby CRUZ Review

See the video below for a look at the UPPAbaby CRUZ that debuted in 2018 and remained the current model through 2019.

2018 UPPAbaby CRUZ Colors

The 2018 UPPAbaby CRUZ is available in three new melange colors. Additionally, one color released in 2015, Denny Red, is making a comeback.

All strollers feature a real leather handlebar and bumper bar; all but three 2017 models had foam details. With the exception of the Jake Black stroller with a black frame, all stroller frames will be silver.

New colors for the 2018 stroller are:

  • Jordan Charcoal Melange with black leather details
  • Emmett Green Melange with saddle leather details
  • Denny Red with black leather details

The 2018 UPPAbaby CRUZ is also available in these colors seen in 2017, with the addition of leather details to the Jake Black and Taylor Indigo colors:

  • Gregory Blue Melange with saddle leather details
  • Loic White with saddle leather details
  • Jake Black, now with black leather details
  • Taylor Indigo, now with saddle leather details

These 2017 CRUZ colors were discontinued for 2018:

  • Pascal Gray
  • Austin Hunter Green
  • Dennison Bordeaux

2018 uppababy cruz vs 2017 uppababy cruz

2018 uppababy cruz vs 2017 uppababy cruz

2018 uppababy cruz vs 2017 uppababy cruz

2018 uppababy cruz vs 2017 uppababy cruz

2018 UPPAbaby CRUZ Price

The price of the 2018 UPPAbaby CRUZ has increased now that all models feature leather handlebars and bumper bars. The 2018 UPPAbaby CRUZ is $549.99, with the Jake Black priced at $579.99 because of its carbon black frame.

2018 UPPAbaby MESA infant car seat

No changes have been made to the 2018 UPPAbaby MESA infant car seat other than two new colors.

The 2018 MESA comes two new colors:

  • Jordan Charcoal Melange (chemical-free with fire-resistant wool)
  • Denny Red

These 2017 MESA colors have been continued for 2018:

  • Henry Blue Marl (chemical-free with fire-resistant wool)
  • Jake Black
  • Taylor Indigo 

The Pascal Gray MESA will not be offered in 2018.

The 2018 Denny Red, Jake Black and Taylor Indigo MESAs are $299.99. Because of their fire-resistant materials, the Jordan Charcoal Melange and Henry Blue Marl colors are $349.99.

2018 UPPAbaby CRUZ with 2017 UPPAbaby MESA and accessories

There are no functional changes to the 2018 CRUZ, so the stroller is compatible with all UPPAbaby products from 2015 and later, including the MESA car seat.


Strolleria is a family-owned and operated retailer dedicated to making the baby gear buying experience less overwhelming for parents. If you have more questions about the 2018 UPPAbaby CRUZ, feel free to contact us at 480-442-9433 or

Amy Venzke
Amy Venzke

Amy Venzke founded Strolleria to help new parents find the baby gear that's right for their unique needs. Contact the Strolleria team with questions at or 480-442-9433.