by Amy Venzke December 15, 2019 5 min read
With its ability to convert from a single stroller into a double, the Baby Jogger City Select was already one of the most popular strollers on the market. Then, Baby Jogger one-upped its best seller by introducing a new-and-improved version: the City Select LUX.
The City Select LUX builds on the features of the City Select by adding new colors and fabrics, all-wheel suspension, four new configurations, new accessories and more. Plus, the City Select LUX manages to fold 30 percent smaller than its predecessor.
The City Select LUX isn't replacing the City Select: Both strollers are available simultaneously. So is it worth upgrading to the LUX for an extra $100+?
Decide which stroller is right for you in our Baby Jogger City Select vs. City Select LUX stroller comparison.
This comparison references the City Select, which was refreshed in 2019, and the City Select LUX, which debuted in 2017. As of 2021, Baby Jogger has discontinued both versions of the stroller and replaced them with the City Select 2.
See this comparison for the differences between the new City Select 2 and the previous models, City Select and City Select LUX.
With its upgraded features, the City Select Lux costs $100 more than the City Select. See below for a price comparison of each model as a single and double stroller.
With upgraded foam-filled wheels and all-wheel suspension, the City Select LUX has better maneuverability than the original City Select, which has only front-wheel suspension and plastic front wheels.
When strolling over uneven surfaces like brick roads, gravel paths and grass, the City Select LUX will perform better—especially when you're toting two kids.
Good looks aside, one major selling point for the City Select LUX is its ability to fold 30 percent smaller than the City Select. How? Folding on folding. Both seats on the City Select fold in half, unlike the original seats that can't be changed.
When folded, the length of the City Select is 45.5 inches. The folded LUX length is more than a foot shorter, at 31" inches.
Overall, both strollers are easy to fold: Simply pull up on two handles and the stroller instantly collapses.
The City Select LUX features a few design upgrades intended to make the stroller easier to use. Instead of the manual lock found on the City Select, the City Select LUX auto-locks and has better access to the cross-bar for carrying.
The revised design of the LUX makes it easier to access the basket and recline the stroller seat. Plus, the LUX has integrated storage compartments on the back of the seat instead of the City Select's single storage back-of-seat storage pocket.
Both strollers include a handbrake, but the City Select LUX includes two brakes in one. Activate the brake completely for parking, or touch it more lightly to decelerate when going down on a hill, just as you would on a bike.
The City Select offers 16 seating configurations, making it one of the most versatile strollers around. But thanks to its exclusive bench seat accessory, the City Select LUX adds four more configurations.
With the bench seat, which accommodates kids up to 65 pounds, the City Select LUX features 20 configurations:
Softer, higher-quality fabrics give the City Select LUX a more modern, sophisticated look and feel. The City Select LUX comes in these three colors:
For 2019, Baby Jogger upgraded the fabric on the City Select so that it's more in line with the softer, more premium fabrics of the LUX.
The City Select comes in these six colors:
These accessories are available only for the City Select LUX:
Most of the original City Select accessories will also work on the City Select LUX, with a few exceptions.
These accessories are interchangeable between the City Select and City Select LUX:
These City Select accessories will not fit the LUX. The City Premier accessories can be used for the LUX instead:
These City Select LUX accessories will not fit the City Select:
These car seats from top brands are compatible with the City Select and City Select Lux. The same car seat adapters are used for either model.
Both the City Select and City Select LUX are great convertible strollers that will grow with your family from one kid to two (and even three, if you attach a glider board). While the essential functionality of the stroller hasn't changed, the City Select LUX comes with several upgrades—like better fabrics, suspension, accessories and brakes—that may justify the $100 price difference for some parents.
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