by Amy Venzke September 14, 2017 4 min read
The ultra-versatile UPPAbaby VISTA stroller keeps getting better and better: The 2018 UPPAbaby VISTA features an extended bassinet, real leather accents on all strollers, and new colors.
But functionally, the stroller is the same as the 2017 model. So what are the differences between the 2018 UPPAbaby VISTA and the 2017 UPPAbaby VISTA? Read all about the 2018 updates in this post.
Looking for the latest VISTA model? The VISTA underwent a makeover in 2020 to the VISTA V2 model, which remains current through 2021, aside from color changes. See these comparisons to learn more:
See the video below for a look at the 2018 UPPAbaby VISTA.
The 2018 UPPAbaby VISTA is available in three new melange colors. Additionally, one color released in 2015, Denny Red, is making a comeback.
All of the 2018 VISTAs now 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 2018 stroller frames are silver in color.
The frame also features a new powder coating that makes it more resistant to scratches.
New colors for the 2018 stroller are:
The 2018 UPPAbaby VISTA is also be available in these colors seen in 2017, with the addition of leather details for Jake Black and Taylor Indigo:
These 2017 VISTA colors have been discontinued for 2018:
The 2018 stroller comes in two blue marl colors. So what's the difference between the UPPAbaby VISTA in Gregory and the UPPAbaby VISTA in Henry?
Gregory is a denim-like blue with a grayish hue, while Henry is a brighter light blue with texturized fabric. Both colors match well with the UPPAbaby MESA infant car seat in Henry, which is not available in Gregory.
The differences are easier to spot side-by-side. In this photo, Henry is on the left and Gregory is on the right.
As a single stroller, the 2018 UPPAbaby VISTA is $899.99, with the Jake Black version selling for $929.99 because of its carbon black frame.
The 2017 models with foam details were less expensive, with a price point of $839.99 for the silver frame and $879.99 for the black frame. The 2017 models with leather details were also $899.99.
As a double stroller, the 2018 UPPAbaby VISTA is $1,089.98, or $1,129.98 for Jake Black. To create the double stroller, the upper and/or lower adapters ($19.99 each) are required for some configurations. For more information, read What Adapters Do I Need for the UPPAbaby VISTA?
The length of the 2018 UPPAbaby VISTA bassinet has been extended by about 2.5 inches to accommodate taller babies. The difference isn't noticeable, but when you have a growing baby, every inch counts!
Otherwise, there are no 2018 changes to the bassinet, which is safe for overnight sleeping and includes ventilation, a cozy mattress with washable cover, and UPF 50+ sunshade that extends from the canopy.
The tread pattern on the front wheels of the 2018 VISTA was updated to match that of the back wheels, but the change creates no functional changes.
No changes have been made to the 2018 UPPAbaby MESA infant car seat other than two new colors.
The 2018 MESA comes in two new colors:
These 2017 MESA colors will be continued for 2018:
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 priced at $349.99.
There are no functional changes to the 2018 VISTA, so the stroller is compatible with all UPPAbaby products from the 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 UPPAbaby VISTA, feel free to contact us at 480-442-9433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amy Venzke is the co-owner of Strolleria, along with her husband. Together, they have a mission to make the gear-buying experience easier on parents. Contact the Strolleria team with questions at email@example.com or 480-442-9433.