Nuna TRIV Next vs. Nuna MIXX Next Stroller Comparison
The Nuna TRIV Next offers many similar features to the best-selling Nuna MIXX Next—at a fraction of the size.
Like the MIXX Next, the TRIV Next has a reversible seat, ample storage space and easy car seat compatibility using Nuna's innovative ring adapter. Yet it manages to be 10 pounds lighter and noticeably more compact than the MIXX Next, making it easier to carry and stash in your trunk.
But bigger is better in some ways: The MIXX Next is more versatile, offering more seat adjustments and larger wheels for a smoother ride over any type of terrain.
Both strollers are available at Strolleria, and the price difference between them is $100.
So which is better: the Nuna TRIV Next or the Nuna MIXX Next? We'll review the differences between the two strollers, along with their pros and cons, in this comparison.
This post references the most recent versions of the MIXX Next and TRIV Next; Nuna updated the MIXX Next in 2021, and released the TRIV Next in 2022.
Nuna TRIV Next
The TRIV Next is Nuna's most compact stroller to date—weighing less than 20 pounds, or just 14.6 pounds when using only the frame and car seat.
You'll only need one hand to fold the TRIV or to quickly attach a Nuna infant car seat using the included ring adapter (which folds in half, too).
The TRIV offers comfort features like an adjustable footrest and handlebar, a three-position recline, and a breathable merino wool insert that can be removed to reveal a mesh seat back.
In 2022, the TRIV Next was updated with a wider wheel base and rear tires that are 2" larger in diameter than previous TRIV models for superior suspension and a smoother push on bumps and turns. A flip-flop friendly brake saves your toes and shoe tops, while the rounded handlebar is more comfortable to grip. Tall toddlers have room to grow, with a zip of removable canopy and built-in footrest at the front of the frame.
Nuna MIXX Next
The Nuna MIXX Next is a stylish yet sturdy stroller for all your outings, whether you're headed on an all-terrain adventure or just a stroll around the block.
Tough foam-filled wheels with all-wheel suspension allow the MIXX Next to tackle any terrain, while features like a five-position recline, adjustable handlebar and ventilated seat back add comfort for both parent and child.
The Nuna MIXX Next is simple to fold with the seat facing either direction and fabric protected. When folded, the stroller locks automatically and can stand for easier lifting or trolleyed for transport.
Create a travel system by attaching an Nuna infant car seat using the included ring adapter, or create a comfy newborn stroller adding the MIXX bassinet, which is approved safe for overnight sleeping.
Updated in early 2021, the MIXX Next model has a smaller, standing fold; a smoother ride with enhanced suspension; and a new magnetic harness buckle that makes it a snap to buckle your child.
See this Nuna MIXX vs. Nuna MIXX Next comparison for more details.
Nuna TRIV vs. Nuna MIXX Price
The Nuna TRIV Next costs $100 less than the Nuna MIXX Next, and both strollers include the ring car seat adapter.
- Nuna TRIV Next: $699.95
- Nuna MIXX Next: $799.95
Nuna TRIV vs. Nuna MIXX Next Weight and Dimensions
The Nuna TRIV is 10 pounds lighter than the MIXX Next, thanks to its smaller, lighter wheels and reduced footprint.
The TRIV Next is also more compact for navigating tight spaces, and compared with the MIXX Next, the TRIV is approximately 25% smaller when folded.
Note that product weights provided by Nuna do not include all components of the stroller. Excluded parts are listed below.
- TRIV Next: 18.4 pounds (does not include seat insert, bumper bar or canopy)
- MIXX Next: 28.3 pounds (does not include seat insert or bumper bar)
- TRIV Next: 50 pounds
- MIXX Next: 50 pounds
- TRIV Next: 37"L x 22.5"W x 42-43.5"H
- MIXX Next: 32.7"L x 23.6"W x 45.3"H
- TRIV Next: 24"L x 22.5"W x 15"H
- MIXX Next: 27.5"L x 23.6"W x 19"H
Nuna TRIV vs. Nuna MIXX Next Wheels and Maneuverability
If you're looking for a stroller to tackle tough terrain, the Nuna MIXX Next is your best bet, but the TRIV Next is giving the MIXX a run for its money. The MIXX Next has thick, wide wheels with robust all-wheel suspension, which help the stroller push through grass, gravel and snow.
The TRIV Next also has all-wheel suspension, plus spring suspension built in underneath the seat to help absorb shock. New for the TRIV Next model, 9" rear tires and a wider rear axle make a noticeable difference in improving the TRIV's handling on all terrain. While the TRIV is still geared for city living, it's more versatile with these improvements, helpful for the jet-setting city dweller.
Both strollers feature rubber, foam-filled wheels for maximum durability.
- TRIV: 7" front wheels, 9" rear wheels
- MIXX Next: 7.5" front wheels, 11" rear wheels
Nuna TRIV Next vs. Nuna MIXX Next Seat
Most Nuna strollers, including the MIXX and TRIV, feature a removable seat insert that can be removed in warm weather to reveal a mesh back.
The TRIV seat insert is made with a merino wool and Tencel blend, natural fabrics that are sustainable and help to keep your child stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Merino wool also has bonus properties, like being soft, hypoallergenic and environmentally-friendly.
Both strollers have a no-rethread harness that slides up and down, making adjustments fast and easy as your child grows taller, and magnetic harness buckles that help parents get their child secured quickly and easily in their stroller.
The TRIV Next seat is about 2 inches taller than that of the MIXX Next, providing a little extra headroom for a growing toddler, while the TRIV sits lower to the ground than the MIXX.
- TRIV: 21" from seat to canopy, 17" from seat to footrest
- MIXX Next: 19" from seat to canopy, 17" from seat to footrest
- TRIV: 20" from floor to seat
- MIXX Next: 22" from floor to seat
Nuna TRIV vs. Nuna MIXX Next Configurations
Both the TRIV Next and MIXX Next have a reversible seat, which folds with the stroller, but only the TRIV Next seat can be attached in either direction when folded.
Both strollers also offer the option of attaching a bassinet, which can also be used inside your home (with the MIXX also offering a bassinet stand).
Unlike car seats, which aren't safe for extended naps, the MIXX and TRIV bassinets are approved for overnight sleeping, so it can be used at your bedside or weekend trips away. Plus, the bassinet offers more space and ventilation than a car seat, which tend to make babies hot.
And while the TRIV Next offers three recline positions, the MIXX Next has five positions to help your child find a comfortable angle whether she's napping or exploring the world - including a newborn-ready angle!
How to Fold Nuna TRIV Next vs. Nuna MIXX Next
Both strollers are easy to fold and stand when folded for easier pickup and lifting into the car. With the Nuna TRIV Next, you can use one hand to fold the stroller and the other to hold your baby. Folding the MIXX Next is also simple, but you'll need both hands.
How to Fold Nuna TRIV Next
To fold the Nuna TRIV Next, first push the small button at the center of the recline lever, then lift the lever to fold the seat into the frame. It will fold about half way for now, then collapse completely in the next step.
Simply pull up on the leatherette strap integrated into the frame, and the stroller instantly collapses. The TRIV ring adapter folds in half within the stroller frame, a feature not seen on any other Nuna strollers.
See this video for a look at folding the Nuna TRIV Next.
How to Fold Nuna MIXX Next
To fold the Nuna MIXX Next, first pull the lever on the back of the seat to fold it into the frame. Then pull the triggers on both side of the frame to lower it into place.
While the MIXX Next folds to a flat position, you can rotate the stroller until it's standing upright or trolley it like a suitcase when folded. To unfold the MIXX, undo the lock and lift it back into place. The ring adapter also folds with the MIXX, but unlike the TRIV, the adapter itself does not fold.
See how the Nuna MIXX Next folds in this video.
Car Seats Compatible with Nuna TRIV Next and Nuna MIXX Next
Both the Nuna TRIV Next and Nuna MIXX Next are compatible with Nuna's PIPA series of infant car seats using the ring adapter included with purchase:
- Nuna PIPA
- Nuna PIPA Lite
- Nuna PIPA Lite LX
- Nuna PIPA RX
- Nuna PIPA Lite R
- Nuna PIPA Lite RX
- Nuna PIPA urbn
Learn about the several PIPA models—which differ in price, features, base and installation method—in this Nuna PIPA Series comparison.
With both the TRIV Next and MIXX Next, attaching a car seat to the stroller doesn't get much easier. You'll need only one hand to snap the car seat into the ring adapter and one hand to release the car seat by pressing a large button on the back.
The ring adapter design is unique to Nuna, so neither the MIXX Next nor TRIV Next can be used with other brands of car seats.
Nuna TRIV Next vs. Nuna MIXX Next Colors and Fabrics
Both strollers are made with soft fabrics and offer plenty of ventilation to keep kids comfortable in warm weather.
In addition to ventilated seats (see Seats section above), both strollers offer additional ventilation on the sides of the canopy extension, as well as in a peek-a-boo window. The Nuna MIXX Next has an additional, narrow ventilated window that spans the back of the canopy.
Both strollers are available in neutral colors to fit any palette.
The Nuna TRIV Next is available in these colors:
- Caviar black
- Hazelwood tan
- Ocean blue (only available as a travel system with the PIPA urbn)
The Nuna MIXX Next comes in these colors:
- Caviar black
- Granite grey
- Hazelwood Tan
- Camel brown and grey
- Lagoon green and black
- Riveted Collection
- Ocean blue
Nuna TRIV vs. Nuna MIXX Next Accessories
Accessories help customize your stroller for the weather or the age of your child. Currently, Nuna offers a couple more accessories for the MIXX Next than the TRIV Next.
For the TRIV Next, accessories sold separately include:
- TRIV cup holder
- TRIV bassinet
- Universal wheeled transport bag
- Sling bag
More accessories are available for the Nuna MIXX Next, including:
- MIXX bassinet
- MIXX cup holder
- MIXX snack tray
- MIXX rain cover
- Universal wheeled transport bag
- Sling bag
Nuna TRIV Next vs. Nuna MIXX Next Benefits and Drawbacks
So which is better: the Nuna TRIV Next or the Nuna MIXX Next? Only you can decide which stroller is best for your family, but here are the benefits and drawbacks we see.
Nuna TRIV Next
- Weighs 10 pounds less than MIXX Next and has a smaller footprint
- Fast fold with one hand, compared to two hands for MIXX
- Stroller has leather carry handle for easier carrying and lifting into the car
- Ring adapter also folds in half like the stroller does
- Seat insert is merino wool for added breathability
- Can be carried more easily when folded
- Slightly smaller wheels may not handle some uneven terrain as well as the MIXX Next
- Offers three recline positions, compared to five for MIXX Next
- Does not offer a snack tray accessory
Nuna MIXX Next
- Larger, tougher wheels with all-wheel suspension provide a smoother, easier push over rough terrain
- Offers five recline positions including a newborn setting, compared to three for TRIV
- Offers more color choices and accessories
- Can be trolleyed when folded
- Weighs 10 pounds more than TRIV Next and is 25% larger when folded
- Does not have carry handle for carrying when folded
- Requires two hands to fold
- Ring adapter folds while attached to the stroller but does not fold in half
The choice between the Nuna TRIV Next and the Nuna MIXX Next may be one between convenience and versatility.
The TRIV Next is more convenient because it's lighter and more compact than the MIXX Next. If you're always on the go, you'll value the TRIV for its one-handed fold and easier carrying. And if your strolls are typically limited to walks in the city or parks, you may not mind that the TRIV wheels are smaller than those on the MIXX Next.
The MIXX Next is the better choice for families who often embark on long walks or encounter rough terrain, like grass, gravel, sand and snow, or who want a stroller with a newborn-ready stroller seat without a car seat or bassinet. The MIXX Next provides a smoother ride, thanks to its larger, tougher wheels.
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