Bugaboo Fox5 vs. Bugaboo Fox3 Comparison

Bugaboo Fox5 vs. Bugaboo Fox3 Comparison

The Bugaboo Fox stroller is clever and agile, like its namesake. It’s sleek and beautiful design is also sturdy enough to handle all your adventures! It is one of the lightest full-size strollers on the market, and made of the highest-quality materials with suspension in its all-terrain wheels and frame.

The Bugaboo Fox5 offers new features like an easier, one-handed fold, simpler to use recline, and an adjustable canopy and footrest allowing the stroller to grow with your growing child. Also, Bugaboo has updated the design to allow for an automatic self stand when folded and updated maneuverability making it easier to push than ever! Fresh new colors are also available!

We'll review the differences between the two models in this Bugaboo Fox5 vs. Bugaboo Fox3 comparison.

Bugaboo Fox3 vs Fox5 strollers

Bugaboo Fox5 vs. Bugaboo Fox3 Video Reviews

Check back soon for our video review of the Fox5 stroller! While we wait, see our review of the Fox3 here:

Bugaboo Fox5 vs. Bugaboo Fox3 Price

Bugaboo simplified their prices with the Fox5 as all colors are priced the same. To see the current pricing of the Fox5, click here.

The Fox3 is being discontinued and replaced with the Fox5. While supplies last, shop the Fox3 at 25% off here.

     Bugaboo Fox3 vs Fox5 Stroller

    Bugaboo Fox5 vs. Bugaboo Fox3 Fold

    The Bugaboo Fox5 fold is easier and much more intuitive than the Bugaboo Fox3. It’s a one-handed fold, and the new bridge design allows for an automatic self-standing position.

    Here is a quick clip showing the fold on the Bugaboo Fox3:

    Bugaboo Fox3 fold gif

    Here is a quick clip showing the fold on the Bugaboo Fox5:

    Bugaboo Fox5 fold 

    Bugaboo Fox5 vs. Bugaboo Fox3 Material and Fabrics 


    The Bugaboo Fox5 frame has been slightly redesigned to give the stroller a more modern look and an even better push! Bugaboo has updated where the central point of gravity is on the stroller, which has contributed to an overall easier and lighter push. The wheel board attachment points have been moved slight on the stroller as well, allowing for more space to walk. The frame is now only offered in two colors - black and graphite - and there are less white buttons on the frame for a more streamlined, premium look. The word “Bugaboo” is also now embossed on the front of the frame.

    The Bugaboo Fox5 has more elevated and premium detailing than the Bugaboo Fox3, including brushed fabrics, wheel spokes, and a beautifully embossed bumper bar. Bugaboo also updated the handlebar to make it a simpler one-hand adjustment.


    In terms of seat design, the Fox5 now has an extendable footrest and extendable sun canopy so the stroller seat can grow with your child. The Fox5 footrest extends an additional two inches for more leg space for your child! The canopy can be raised or lowered about two inches - a great feature to give your child more headroom. The seat also now features a one-handed, easy to use recline.

    Storage Basket

    The underseat storage basket now holds even more items than the Fox3 due to extendable flaps. It’s easy to access from both front and back

     Bugaboo Fox5

    Bugaboo Fox5 vs. Bugaboo Fox3 Colors

    We see most of the same color options with the Bugaboo Fox5 as the Bugaboo Fox3. However, the Fox5 introduces a brand new color never seen before: Astro Purple. The Fox5 seat is also now offered in Forest Green, whereas before the Forest Green was only offered as a canopy color. The chassis comes in either black or graphite, as the aluminum option has been discontinued.

    Bugaboo offers two versions of the Fox5: a simplified one-box stroller, as well as a build-your-own option consisting of two boxes: a base (which includes the chassis and seat/bassinet fabrics) and a canopy.

    Strolleria offers these simplified one-box strollers for the Fox5 here.

    The canopy can be purchased separately to change up the look of your Fox5 and comes in fun bright color options here.

    The Bugaboo Fox3 came in the same color options as the Fox5 plus a special edition color called Refined Black Mineral Collection. Most of the Fox3 strollers are sold out, but anything that is remaining is currently on sale for 25% off!

    All parts—such as canopies, accessories and car seat adapters—are interchangeable between the Fox5 and Fox3.

      Bugaboo Fox5 vs. Bugaboo Fox3 Weight and Dimensions

      The chassis did slightly change between the Fox5 and Fox3 models, so the specifications are a tiny bit different. Notable change is that the fold is a little smaller.

      Folded Dimensions - one-piece standing fold

      • Fox5: 17.3” x 23.6” x 35.4”
      • Fox3: 18.5” x 23.6” x 35.4”

      Unfolded Dimensions

      • Fox5: 41.3”L x 23.6”W x 36.6”H
      • Fox3: 41.3”L x 23.6"W x 34.6"H

      Stroller Weight

      Bassinet Weight Limit

      Stroller Seat Weight Limit

      Underseat Basket Weight Limit

      Seat Back Height

      Seat to Canopy Height

      • Fox5: 23" (when fully extended)
      • Fox3: 22" (does not extend)

      Seat Depth:

        Leg Rest Length:

        • Fox5: 7-9" (extendable)
        • Fox3: 8" (does not extend)

        Wheel Size:

        • Fox5: 8.5” front; 12” rear
        • Fox3: 8.5” front; 12” rear

          Bugaboo Fox3 and Bugaboo Fox5

          Car Seats Compatible with Bugaboo Fox5 vs. Bugaboo Fox3

          The Bugaboo Fox5 and Bugaboo Fox3 are compatible with the same range of infant car seats from Bugaboo and other brands.

          With the Fox3 we saw the launch of a second Bugaboo car seat - the Bugaboo Turtle Air, manufactured by Nuna. Compared with the Bugaboo Turtle One, the Turtle Air is lighter and includes new features like a reclinable base and magnetic harness holders.

          Adapters are required to connect any car seat, including Bugaboo car seats, to the stroller. However, the adapters compatible with Bugaboo Turtle One or Turtle Air, or Clek, Cybex, Maxi-Cosi, and Nuna are included with your purchase of both the Fox5 or Fox3.

          All versions of the Bugaboo Fox are compatible with these car seats:

          • Bugaboo Turtle One (with adapter)
          • Bugaboo Turtle Air (with adapter)
          • Bugaboo Turtle by Nuna model 81701ZW01 (discontinued, no adapter was required)
          • Clek Liing (with adapter)
          • Cybex Aton and Cloud Q series (with adapter)
          • Maxi-Cosi Mico Max, Mico Max Plus, and Mico Max 30 (with adapter)
          • Maxi-Cosi Coral XP (with both this adapter and this adapter)
          • Nuna PIPA, PIPA RX, PIPA Lite, PIPA Lite R, PIPA Lite RX, and PIPA Lite LX (with adapter)
          • Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35, 4-35 Nido, 4-35 Lounge (with adapter)

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            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 Bugaboo Fox5 vs. Bugaboo Fox3 debate, feel free to contact us by starting a live chat, calling 480-442-9433 or e-mailing customercare@strolleria.com. 

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