by Amy Venzke July 15, 2021 7 min read
Is the Baby Jogger City Select 2 a new version of the City Select or City Select Lux? Both!
The City Select 2, launched in July 2021, combines elements of Baby Jogger's popular single-to-double strollers and replaces both previous models.
While there won't be a City Select Lux 2, the new stroller offers two price points: a base model and an upgraded Eco Collection version with Tencel performance fabrics and leatherette details.
The City Select 2 is lighter than both the City Select and City Select Lux, with an updated design and branding that gives it a more sophisticated look.
But it retains the same features of the previous models—offering two dozen configurations for a growing family, with more space between seats than most double strollers on the market.
With the new stroller, the previous models have been discontinued. If you're considering an older stroller, check out our City Select vs. City Select Lux comparison.
In this post, we'll review the differences between the City Select 2, City Select and City Select Lux strollers.
Compared with the original Baby Jogger City Select, the City Select 2 is 3 pounds lighter, and some versions have more premium Tencel fabrics, as well as a leatherette handlebar and included bumper bar.
Keep reading for an in-depth look at the differences between the Baby Jogger City Select and the Baby Jogger City Select 2.
The City Select 2 is 5 pounds lighter than the City Select LUX, and some versions have more premium Tencel fabrics, as well as a leatherette handlebar and included bumper bar. The City Select LUX has all-wheel suspension, compared with front-wheel suspension for the City Select 2, and its seats fold in half to save space in your trunk.
Read on for more differences between the Baby Jogger City Select LUX and the Baby Jogger City Select 2.
Watch the video below for an overview of the differences between the City Select 2 and City Select Lux strollers, covering configurations, fold, pricing, specifications and more.
With its two price points, the City Select 2 is priced consistently with the prior models.
While the stroller starts at $499.99 (like the original City Select), the $599.99 price on the upgraded Eco Collection version is in line with the City Select Lux.
The two versions of the City Select 2 are the same in functionality, but at $100 more, the Eco Collection is like a more luxurious Lux, featuring performance fabrics and a leatherette handlebar and belly bar.
A plastic belly bar is sold separately for the City Select and City Select Lux, both of which include a plastic handlebar (like the base model City Select 2).
One of the biggest differences between the City Select 2 and the City Select or City Select Lux is the weight of the stroller. Thanks to a lighter frame, the City Select 2 weighs less than 27 pounds—making it 3 to 5 pounds lighter than the City Select and City Select Lux.
All three models have roughly the same footprint, as well as the same weight capacity of 45 pounds per seat.
The Eco Collection versions of the City Select 2 offer upgraded fabrics not seen on previous models.
Tencel fibers are environmentally-friendly, produced from sustainably-sourced wood, and offer a number of benefits for kids, too: The fabrics are soft and gentle on skin, anti-bacterial, and breathable to help regulate your child's temperature.
Plus, the Eco Collection offers an upgraded look, too—adding a leatherette handlebar and bumper bar to the stroller for the first time.
Like the City Select and City Select Lux, the base model City Select 2 has a plastic PVC handlebar, with seat fabrics made of polyester and nylon.
The base City Select 2 comes in three colors, featuring a matching seat and canopy, while the Eco Collection offers four choices, each with a black seat and leatherette details.
Both versions of the City Select 2 come with a black frame for a sleek look, while the City Select has a silver frame.
New for the City Select 2, all four wheels are now made with polyurethane—a more durable polymer that's ideal for varied terrain, seen only on the front wheels of the previous models.
The City Select 2 offers front-wheel suspension, as does the original City Select. The Lux version has suspension in all four wheels for added maneuverability.
Also new for the City Select 2 is a foot brake, which parents may find easier to use than the hand brake included on the prior Select and Lux models.
For all models, the upper and lower seats each hold 45 pounds and are interchangeable—compared to other convertible strollers with different-sized seats and uneven weight limits. When a second child comes along, you can simply move the seat to the lower position (with second seat adapters) and add a car seat or bassinet for your newborn on top.
In the City Select series seats, your kids can face you, face forward, sit back-to-back or even face each other, as the stroller offers more space between seats than most double strollers.
The City Select Lux offers four configurations that aren't possible for the City Select 2 or City Select: Only the Lux model is compatible with the bench seat, an accessory that allows an older child up to 65 pounds to ride along. The bench seat, now discontinued, won't fit the City Select 2.
All three strollers use the same quick-folding technology: Simply pull the triggers on each side, and the stroller collapses in half and can stand when folded.
For the City Select Lux, the seats themselves also fold in half, providing additional space savings.
The City Select 2, City Select Lux and City Select fit the same wide range of infant car seats from several top brands using car seat adapters. All adapters for the City Select and City Select Lux will fit the City Select 2 and vice versa.
New for 2021, Baby Jogger now offers an adapter to fit the UPPAbaby MESA onto any City Select series stroller.
The City Select 2, City Select and City Select Lux are compatible with these car seats:
A City Select series stroller can be customized to your family's needs by adding accessories like a cup holder, snack tray or glider board for an older child to ride along.
The City Select 2, City Select and City Select Lux are compatible with these accessories:
These components are not interchangeable between the City Select 2 and older models:
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 City Select 2 vs. City Select Lux and City Select debate, feel free to contact us by starting a live chat, calling 480-442-9433 or e-mailing email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-442-9433.