by Amy Venzke February 05, 2018 8 Comments

Bugaboo strollers have always taken on the personalities of their animal-inspired namesakes.

The convertible Bugaboo Donkey2 hauls everything, including two kids. The all-terrain Bugaboo Buffalo is strong and rugged. The compact Bee5 is the smallest Bugaboo, zipping around the city.

But what are the differences between the versatile Bugaboo Cameleon3 and the company's newest stroller, the clever Bugaboo Fox?

The two strollers share a similar look, size and functionality, and both feature the quality and style Bugaboo is known for.

The Cameleon remains Bugaboo's iconic stroller that pioneered the luxury stroller market 15 years ago. With the debut of the Bugaboo Fox in early 2019, the Cameleon3 becomes a lower-priced option with fewer features.

The Bugaboo Fox introduces new features like a one-piece standing fold, improved suspension and larger wheels, a higher weight capacity, and greater customization (ever seen a stroller with wood wheel caps?)

Here's a sneak peek of the Bugaboo Fox.

In this post, we'll cover all the differences between the Bugaboo Fox and Bugaboo Cameleon3 to help you decide which stroller is best for your family.

Bugaboo Fox vs. Bugaboo Cameleon Price

With the new features of the Bugaboo Fox comes a higher price point. The Bugaboo Fox starts at $1,199, which is $200 more than the starting price for the Bugaboo Cameleon3.

With the exception of limited-edition colors, the Bugaboo Cameleon3 has two price points: $999 for the aluminum frame and $1,099 for the black frame. 

While the black frame for the Bugaboo Fox also costs $100 more than the aluminum frame, the customization choices don't stop there. With the Fox, parents can also choose the color of their canopy, the seat/bassinet fabric, handlebar/bumper bar leather grips and even the wheel caps.

A choice of the basic options (solid-color canopy, black seat fabric, white wheel caps) puts the price of the Fox at $1,199 or $1,299.

But choosing more unique options—like melange or patterned fabrics and wood or glossy black wheel caps—takes the price of the Fox as high as $1,394.

Bugaboo Fox vs. Bugaboo Cameleon Weight and Dimensions

The Bugaboo Fox is similar in size to the Cameleon3 but folds more compactly. When folded, both the length and height of the Fox are several inches shorter.

But despite it being light and compact, the Fox is also tougher than the Cameleon. The 48.5-pound weight capacity of the Fox is 10 pounds higher, helping to extend the longevity of your stroller.

Bugaboo Fox

  • Dimensions: 33-42"L x 24"W x 35-43"H
  • Folded dimensions (without seat): 26"L x 21.3"W x 7.5"H
  • Folded dimensions (with seat): 15.7"L x 23.6"W x 34.6"H
  • Weight of stroller with seat: 21.8 pounds
  • Weight limit: 48.5 pounds
  • Wheel size: 8.5" for front wheels; 12" for rear wheels

Bugaboo Cameleon3

  • Dimensions: 35"L x 24"W x 44.5"H
  • Folded dimensions: 35"L x 20"W x 12"H
  • Weight of stroller with seat: 21 pounds
  • Weight limit: 37.5 pounds
  • Wheel size: 6" for front wheels, 12" for rear wheels

Bugaboo Fox vs. Bugaboo Cameleon Fold

The Bugaboo Foxcan fold with both the seat and bassinet attached, unlike the Cameleon. When folded, the stroller can stand on its own, and the seat can face either direction. The stroller can be locked by twisting components on both sides of the central joint. 

The Fox folds even more compactly when you remove the seat, as the back of the seat can collapse for a flat position.

Folding the Bugaboo Cameleon3 involves two steps: removing the seat, which is self-standing, and folding the frame. While the seat nests compactly on top of the frame, it does not lock or stand when folded as the Fox does.

Bugaboo Fox vs. Bugaboo Cameleon Wheels and Maneuverability

Bugaboo strollers are known for their ease of push and remain luxuriously smooth even with the weight of the child.

While the two strollers have the same 12" rear wheel size, the Fox has larger front wheels than the Cameleon (8.5" instead of 6"), which aids its maneuverability on rough surfaces. If you're going to be strolling over snow and uneven terrain, the Fox will perform better.

Both strollers feature suspension in the wheels, but in a unique feature, the Bugaboo Fox also has suspension in the central joint of the stroller for enhanced maneuverability.

Bugaboo Fox vs. Bugaboo Cameleon Colors

For both strollers, fabrics can be purchased separately from the frame, allowing parents to refresh their Bugaboo for a new baby, a new season or simply a change of heart.

The Bugaboo Cameleon3 offers several choices for tailored fabric sets (including the canopy and bassinet apron), and a choice of a black or dark gray seat fabric. Bugaboo also produces limited-edition versions of the Cameleon3, such as Atelier, Classic+ and Kite.

Far more color options are available for the Bugaboo Fox, which allows parents to choose the color of the canopy, seat/bassinet fabrics, grips and wheel caps. Unlike the Cameleon, with which the bassinet apron matches the canopy, the Fox's bassinet apron will match the seat fabric.

See the graphic below for all the customization possibilities for the Bugaboo Fox.

bugaboo fox vs bugaboo cameleon stroller comparison

When you customize your Bugaboo Fox, the stroller comes in six different boxes.

Too many choices? The Fox is also available in these one-box combinations:

  • Fresh White: aluminum chassis, white canopy, black bassinet/seat fabric, dark brown grips, white wheel caps ($1,199)
  • Blue Melange: aluminum chassis, blue melange canopy, blue melange bassinet/seat fabric, cognac grips, white wheel caps ($1,236)
  • Black: black for all components ($1,310)

Bugaboo Fox vs. Bugaboo Cameleon Basket

The Bugaboo Fox features a mesh basket that spans the length of the underseat area for easy access. The weight capacity on the Fox basket is far higher than that of the Cameleon: 22 pounds instead of 9 pounds. 

The solid-fabric basket of the Bugaboo Cameleon3 is shaped like a bucket and shorter than the Fox basket. 

Bugaboo Fox vs. Bugaboo Cameleon Seat and Seat Height

At about 24" from the ground, the seat of the Bugaboo Fox is positioned higher than that of the Cameleon, helping to bring baby closer to you. Some tall parents complain that the baby is too low in the Cameleon (about 21" from the ground).

Infant Car Seats Compatible with Bugaboo Fox and Bugaboo Cameleon

With the Bugaboo Fox, Bugaboo is releasing car seat adapters for Nuna/Maxi-Cosi/Cybex, Peg-Perego, Britax and Chicco. 

The following car seats are compatible with the Bugaboo Cameleon3:

These car seats will fit the Bugaboo Fox:

Questions?

Strolleria is a family-owned and operated retailer dedicated to making the baby gear buying experience less overwhelming for parents. We also offer free shipping and no sales tax outside of Arizona! If you have more questions about the Bugaboo Fox and Bugaboo Cameleon3, feel free to contact us at 480-442-9433 or customercare@strolleria.com. 

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Amy Venzke
Amy Venzke

Amy Venzke is the co-owner of Strolleria, along with her husband, Drew. Together, they have a mission to make the gear-buying experience easier on parents. That includes you! Feel free to contact her with questions at amy@strolleria.com


8 Responses

efrat
efrat

September 21, 2018

I see that you said the fox weight with seat is 21.8 and the chameleon is 21 pounds, but in the bugaboo catalog it says those weight for without the seat and fabric, what is the total weight of the fox and the total weight of the chameleon with the seat, I don’t think your measurements are accurate

Amanda
Amanda

June 09, 2018

Does the Fox sun canopy fit the Cameleon 3?

Christine
Christine

April 14, 2018

Which is the adaptor the enables you to use the Nuna Pipa with the Bugaboo Fox? I’ve had a hard time finding it!

Amy Venzke
Amy Venzke

March 22, 2018

I apologize for the late blog responses!
- Christine: Yes, there is a list of compatible car seats in this post.
- Jenni: No, the Fox and Cameleon baskets are not interchangeable.
- Josh: Yes, the Pipa Lite and Lite LX fit the Fox!
- Leslie: No, the Fox seat does not fit on the Cameleon, but you can purchase spare parts from Bugaboo to update your stroller seat.

Christine
Christine

March 18, 2018

Does the fox have car seat to go on

Jenni
Jenni

March 03, 2018

Does the Fox underseat basket fix to a chameleon stroller if bought as an extra accessory.

Josh
Josh

February 23, 2018

Have you been able to confirm whether the Nuna Pipa Lite car seat fits into the Fox frame? Thanks.

Leslie
Leslie

February 18, 2018

Hi, Does the Fox seat fit on the Cameleon frame? I’d love to just upgrade our seat.

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