by Amy Venzke July 15, 2021 6 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, launching 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 and more compact 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.

 

 

Baby Jogger City Select 2 vs. City Select Lux and City Select

City Select 2 vs. City Select Lux and City Select Price

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). 

Single Stroller Price

  • City Select 2: $499.99 for base model; $599.99 for Eco Collection version
  • City Select Lux: $599.99
  • City Select: $499.99

Double Stroller Price

  • City Select 2: $679.98 for base model; $749.98 for Eco Collection version
  • City Select Lux: $799.98
  • City Select: $679.98
Baby Jogger City Select 2 vs. City Select Lux and City Select

City Select 2 vs. City Select Lux and City Select Weight and Dimensions

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 the same weight capacity of 45 pounds per seat.

Stroller Weight

  • City Select 2: 26.4 pounds
  • City Select Lux: 31.7 pounds
  • City Select: 29.5 pounds

Dimensions

  • City Select 2: TBD
  • City Select Lux: 43.5”L x 25.7”W x 41.5"H
  • City Select: 43.5"L x 25.7"W x 41.5"H

Folded Dimensions

  • City Select 2: TBD
  • City Select Lux: 32.7”L x 25.7”W x 12.5"H
  • City Select: 32.7”L x 25.7”W x 12.5"H

Weight Limit

  • City Select 2: 45 pounds per seat
  • City Select Lux: 45 pounds per seat
  • City Select: 45 pounds per seat

Basket Weight Limit

  • City Select 2: 15 pounds
  • City Select Lux: 15 pounds
  • City Select: 15 pounds

City Select 2 vs. City Select Lux and City Select Colors and Materials

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.

Baby Jogger City Select 2 vs. City Select Lux and City Select

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.

City Select 2 Colors

  • Radiant Slate
  • Peacoat Blue
  • Flint Sage

Baby Jogger City Select 2 vs. City Select Lux and City Select

City Select 2 Eco Collection colors

  • Mulberry Burgundy with brown leatherette
  • Lunar Black with black leatherette
  • Frosted Ivory with brown leatherette
  • Harbor Grey with brown leatherette

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City Select Lux Colors

  • Taupe
  • Granite
  • Slate

City Select Colors

  • Jet
  • Slate
  • Carbon
  • Lagoon
  • Paloma
  • Midnight
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City Select 2 vs. City Select Lux and City Select Wheels and Maneuverability

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.

Wheels and Suspension

  • City Select 2: polyurethane foam-filled; front-wheel suspension
  • City Select Lux: polyurethane foam-filled, rubber foam-filled (rear); all-wheel suspension
  • City Select: polyurethane foam-filled (front); rubber foam-filled (rear); front-wheel suspension

Baby Jogger City Select 2 vs. City Select Lux and City Select

City Select 2 vs. City Select Lux and City Select Configurations

All three City Select models are among the most versatile strollers on the market, adapting from a single stroller to a double and even a ride for three kids if you attach a glider board.

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.

Baby Jogger City Select 2 vs. City Select Lux and City Select

How to Fold Baby Jogger City Select 2 vs. City Select Lux and City Select

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 and City Select 2 have the same fold.

Baby Jogger City Select 2 vs. City Select Lux and City Select

Car Seats Compatible with Baby Jogger City Select 2 vs. City Select Lux and City Select

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:

  • Baby Jogger City GO, City GO 2, City GO Air (with adapter)
  • Britax B-Safe, B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite and BOB B-Safe (with adapter)
  • Chicco KeyFit30 (with adapter)
  • Clek Liing (with adapter)
  • Cybex Aton series and Cloud Q (with adapter)
  • Graco SnugRide Click Connect 30, 35, 35 LX and 40 (with adapter)
  • Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30, Mico Max Plus, Mico AP, Pebble, Cabrio Fix and Pebble Plus (with adapter)
  • Nuna PIPA, PIPA RX, PIPA Lite, PIPA Lite R, and PIPA Lite LX (with adapter)
  • Agio or Peg-Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 and Primo Viaggio 4-35 Nido (with adapter)
  • UPPAbaby MESA (with adapter)

Baby Jogger City Select 2 vs. City Select Lux and City Select

Accessories Compatible with Baby Jogger City Select 2 vs. City Select Lux and City Select

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:

  • The second seats are specific to each stroller, so a City Select 2 seat can't be used on a City Select, and vice versa.
  • The bench seat only fits the City Select Lux, not the City Select or City Select 2.
  • Baby Jogger makes separate snack trays for the City Select/City Select 2 and the City Select Lux.

Baby Jogger City Select 2 vs. City Select Lux and City Select

Conclusion

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 customercare@strolleria.com. 

Shop the Baby Jogger City Select series below!

Amy Venzke
Amy Venzke

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 customercare@strolleria.com or 480-442-9433.


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