For years, the Cruz has been a popular choice with parents seeking a full-size stroller that isn’t too bulky. It weighs 25 pounds and is easy to fold and lift, yet it’s still sizable enough to offer a reversible seat and an ample storage basket.
Designed in Germany, Cybex strollers are built for practical parenting but come in dozens of colors and unique patterns to suit your personal style. Cybex even takes inspiration straight from the fashion industry, collaborating with celebrity designers like Jeremy Scott—and gaining celebrity stroller fans in return.
The Cruz V2 and Mios3 both offer must-have features like all-wheel suspension, simple folds, and car seat compatibility, but they’re also very different in both looks and size.
UPPAbaby Cruz V2
The lightweight and easy-to-fold UPPAbaby Cruz V2 is an ideal companion for exploring the city—or anywhere else you find yourself cruising. The Cruz V2 offers plenty of features, like a reversible seat, extra-large storage basket and a simple, standing fold.
In 2020, UPPAbaby released the Cruz V2, featuring larger wheels with all-wheel suspension, along with other upgrades like a roomier seat, no-rethread harness and redesigned sun canopy.
UPPAbaby has made no functional changes to the Cruz V2 stroller between 2020 and 2023 except the inclusion of more colors that were previously exclusive to the Vista V2. Compare the UPPAbaby Vista V2 vs Cruz V2 here.
Learn more about the UPPAbaby Cruz V2 in the video below.
The Cybex Mios3 is minimalistic yet sturdy, making it an ideal choice for families seeking a smaller stroller that doesn't skimp on maneuverability.
The Mios3 is lighter and more narrow than most everyday strollers while still offering features like all-wheel suspension and a high weight capacity. The reversible seat and footrest consist of breathable mesh for maximum airflow, while a removable seat inlay adds comfort.
Cybex debuted the Mios3 in 2022 with moderate changes to the Mios2 including an updated seat and harness, slightly higher bassinet position on the frame, and slightly higher cupholder position as well.
UPPAbaby Cruz V2 vs. Cybex Mios3 Price
For current pricing, please see the respective product pages:
The purchase of the Cruz V2 includes the stroller, bumper bar, rain shield, and bug shield. The Cybex Mios3 comes with the stroller, bumper bar, rain cover, cup holder, and car seat adapters for Cybex car seats.
UPPAbaby Cruz V2 vs. Cybex Mios3 Weight and Dimensions
The Mios3 is just about 4 pounds lighter, largely because of its smaller wheels, and it's also about 3 inches more narrow. When folded, the Mios3 is smaller by about 3 to 4 inches on all measurements (length, width, and height).
Seat Back Height
Seat to Canopy Height
- UPPAbaby Cruz V2: 9.5" - with footrest extended it's 18.5”
- Cybex Mios3: 9.8” - with footrest extended it’s 16"
UPPAbaby Cruz V2 vs. Cybex Mios3 Wheels and Maneuverability
The bigger wheels, the smoother the push: Although both strollers have all-wheel suspension to absorb shock along the ride, the larger wheels on the UPPAbaby Cruz V2 are more suitable for varied terrain. The Mios3 is designed more for smooth indoor floors, paved streets, and sidewalks.
The UPPAbaby Cruz V2 has 7" front wheels and 10" rear wheels whereas the Cybex Mios3 has a 6.5” front and rear wheels. The Mios3 still has bigger wheels than a compact, travel size stroller so it may be a great option for those wanting a bit bigger stroller than that, but still small enough to handle tight spaces.
UPPAbaby Cruz V2 vs. Cybex Mios3 Bassinet
Both the UPPAbaby Cruz V2 and Cybex Mios3 are not newborn ready. However, they can be used with a compatible car seat or a bassinet (or carry cot). Why is a bassinet necessary when an infant can ride in a car seat? A bassinet allows your baby to lie flat, which is healthier for their developing neck and spine than the slightly upright position of the car seat. Car seats can restrict baby's airways and aren't recommended for prolonged use or for sleeping outside the car.
The UPPAbaby bassinet is approved to be safe for overnight sleep when placed on the UPPAbaby bassinet stand or another flat surface. Many families use the bassinet as baby's first crib at your bedside, or at least for travel and naps at family or friends’ houses. Plus, the bassinet also offers far more ventilation than a car seat, which, with its protective foam, tends to make babies sweaty. It allows them the freedom to stretch out and sleep or ride comfortably!
The bassinet for the Cybex Mios3 includes a soft 100% cotton lining and an extendable UPF 50+ canopy for sun protection. The back of the bassinet, as well as the back of the canopy, can be fully ventilated to keep baby cool as she sleeps.
UPPAbaby Cruz V2 vs. Cybex Mios2 How to Fold
How to fold the UPPAbaby Cruz V2
To fold the UPPAbaby Cruz V2, first lock the brake to stabilize the rear wheels and make sure the seat is facing forward (or has been removed from the frame if not). Lower the handlebar to its shortest setting, then lift up on the grey tabs at the right and lefthand sides of the handlebar and lower it toward your feet.
The Cruz V2 automatically locks when folded and stands upright, resting on the two rear wheels and two small rubber bumpers in the middle of the handlebar.
Hinge the lock inwards and lift the handlebar up to open the stroller.
See how to fold in this link below!
How to fold the Cybex Mios3
The Cybex Mios3 allows you to hold your baby with one hand and fold the stroller with the other! To fold the Mios3, pull the seatback lever to fold the seat into the frame. Press the handlebar button and push the handlebar until it begins to collapse into the stroller.
The Mios3 locks automatically and stands when folded.
To unfold, press the handlebar button and pull the handlebar up. Then unfold the stroller seat.
Car Seats Compatible with UPPAbaby Cruz V2 vs. Cybex Mios3
Both strollers are compatible with infant car seats to turn the stroller into a travel system. However, the UPPAbaby Cruz V2 offers many more options.
For the Cybex Mios3, adapters are included for Cybex car seats. In most cases, Cybex products use the same adapters as Nuna, Maxi-Cosi and Clek car seats, too. However, Strolleria recommends using Cybex car seats for Cybex strollers, as we've found that other car seat brands are sometimes difficult to attach or remove.
UPPAbaby Cruz V2 vs. Cybex Mios3 Colors and Fashion Collections
In a market dominated by gray and black strollers, fashion editions of the Cybex Mios3 make a bold statement—brighter colors, fashions adorned with flowers, wings, bedazzled emblems and more. You can also customize your Mios3 by choosing what frame color you prefer - rose gold, chrome with brown, chrome with black, or matte black.
Cybex typically releases new fashion collections each year, collaborating with fashion designers like Jeremy Scott, celebrities like Katy Perry and DJ Khaled, and models like Karolina Kurkova to create limited-edition versions of strollers, car seats and accessories like carriers and diaper bags.
UPPAbaby, on the otherhand, has more neutral, toned down colors with either a black frame or a silver frame (note you cannot choose your frame color).
For a look at current UPPAbaby Cruz V2 colors, click here.
UPPAbaby Cruz V2 vs. Cybex Mios3 Accessories
More accessories are available for the UPPAbaby Cruz V2 than for the Cybex Mios3. A big notable difference is the Cruz V2 offers a PiggyBack board for an older child to use when their little legs get tired of walking!
UPPAbaby offers the following accessories for the Cruz V2:
- Snack tray
- Parent cup holder
- Bassinet stand
- PiggyBack Board
- Basket cover
- Infant SnugSeat (for newborns to be able to use the Toddler Seat)
- Carry-All Parent Organizer
- Seat liners in various colors
- Cozy Ganoosh
- TravelSafe Travel Bag
Cybex offers the following accessories for the Mios3:
- Carry Cot (bassinet)
- Cup holder
- Snack tray
- Insect net
- Stroller parasol
- Sun sail
UPPAbaby Cruz V2 vs. Cybex Mios3 Pros and Cons
UPPAbaby Cruz V2
- Rear wheels are almost 4 inches bigger than the Mios3 wheels for smoother handling and better for varied terrain
- Oversized under storage basket with 30 pound weight limit and included pocket
- Compatible with PiggyBack Board to allow an older toddler to ride along
- More accessories available
- Canopy is height adjustable for your growing child
- Priced lower than the Mios3
- Weighs almost 4 pounds more than Mios3 and takes up more space when folded
- Does not have ventilated seat and footrest like Mios3
- One of the most compact full-sized strollers, weighing just about 4 pounds less and measuring 3 inches more narrow compared to the Cruz V2
- Seatback and footrest are ventilated to provide air flow and comfort in warm weather
- Offered in more fashions and brighter colors
- Wheels are smaller and thinner, making them less suitable for varied terrain compared to Cruz V2
- Not compatible with a riding board for a second child
- Smaller storage basket may not fit larger diaper bags
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 UPPAbaby Cruz V2 vs. Cybex Mios3 debate, feel free to contact us at 480-442-9433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.