by Amy Venzke January 31, 2021 9 min read
If you're looking for a stroller to last throughout your first several years of parenthood—from baby's first walk to adventures with two kids along for the ride—the UPPAbaby VISTA V2 and Nuna Demi Grow are both top choices.
Both are convertible strollers that start as a single and can accommodate a second type of seat when another child comes along.
The VISTA and Demi Grow share similarities like configurations, pricing and compatibility with an infant car seat and bassinet.
But there are also notable differences between the two, including the weight limits and positioning of the seats. As a double stroller, the UPPAbaby VISTA consists of differently-sized seats positioned one in front of the other, while the Nuna Demi Grow features two identical seats stacked one over the other.
See below for a video that compares the Nuna Demi Grow and UPPAbaby VISTA V2, reviewing single and double configurations, folding, compatible car seats and more.
The Demi Grow is Nuna's first stroller that can accommodate a second seat for siblings or twins. The Demi Grow offers a sleek design, 2-year warranty, sturdy all-terrain wheels, and compatibility with the Nuna PIPA series of infant car seats considered to be among the safest on the market.
The stroller includes some features not seen on the VISTA, like a zip-out seat lining for an all-weather mesh seat and custom dual suspension that changes the ride for smooth and rough surfaces.
For the 2021 Demi Grow, Nuna added a magnetic buckle that makes it easier to help your child in and out of the stroller and changed the leatherette color from black to brown. Learn more in this 2021 vs. 2020 Nuna Demi Grow comparison.
The UPPAbaby VISTA offers top quality and ease of use, between its three-year warranty and features like a standing fold, oversized storage basket, and one-click compatibility with the UPPAbaby MESA car seat. While the Demi Grow bassinet is sold separately, the VISTA comes with a bassinet that can be used for overnight sleeping.
In 2020, UPPAbaby released the VISTA V2, with upgrades like new colors, improved suspension, a redesigned sun canopy with added ventilation, and a no-rethread harness. The VISTA V2 is not changing for 2021, aside from a few color differences. See this 2021 vs. 2020 UPPAbaby VISTA V2 comparison to learn more.
The Demi Grow is 4 inches taller than the VISTA, making it a favorite of tall parents. The VISTA is more compact when folded, saving 6 inches in length compared to the Demi Grow.
* Note that Nuna measures the weight of the stroller without the seat insert, canopy or bumper bar, which add a few pounds.
That's because the seats of the VISTA are not identical, with the Toddler Seat (the seat that fits the upper position) holding 50 pounds and the RumbleSeat (the lower seat) accommodating 35 pounds.
The RumbleSeat can be a drawback for parents with children who have exceeded the weight limit, as larger toddlers would need to sit in the upper position with the baby farther away in the lower position.
However, while the Nuna Demi Grow offers a higher weight limit, the bottom seat may be less comfortable for a larger child, as it sits low to the ground, slightly beneath the top seat.
On the UPPAbaby VISTA, the lower RumbleSeat attaches to the front of the stroller frame, in front of the primary Toddler Seat. On the Nuna Demi Grow, the second seat attaches to connectors in the back of the basket so that the seat is positioned behind and beneath the primary seat.
Both designs offer pros and cons.
The advantage of the Nuna Demi Grow is that the weight of both children is placed on the strongest part of the stroller, the rear axle, which allows for better maneuverability with the front wheels.
The design also allows the Demi Grow sibling seat to hold 50 pounds, compared with the VISTA RumbleSeat's 35-pound limit.
With the close positioning of the two seats, the length of the Nuna Demi Grow double stroller is 38 inches—several inches shorter than other convertible strollers.
The downsides of the Demi Grow design: The child essentially rides inside the stroller basket, which limits her view and movement—as well as your storage options. The second seat for the Demi Grow is also more difficult to access for the parent (although your child might think it's fun to climb in).
The second seat on the UPPAbaby VISTA is easier to access and attach, thanks to its position on the front of the stroller. But the seat's position elongates the length of the VISTA and adds weight to the front of the stroller for a heavier push.
Both strollers offer numerous configurations for siblings or twins: You can add a second stroller seat, car seat or bassinet to either the upper or lower position.
But unlike the VISTA seats, both of which are reversible, the Demi Grow sibling seat can only face forward.
Another difference: The VISTA can be a ride for three kids when you attach the PiggyBack ride-along board to the stroller. Nuna does not make a ride-along board, although third-party brands may fit.
The purchase of a Nuna Demi Grow includes:
The purchase of an UPPAbaby VISTA includes:
Here's what the pricing for each single stroller looks like when you compare the strollers with identical items.
As a double stroller, the Nuna Demi Grow is initially less expensive than the UPPAbaby VISTA if you're using the stroller the way many parents initially do—with an infant car seat on the upper position and stroller seat on the lower position.
Because the upper and lower seats for the Demi Grow are identical, parents adding a newborn to the family don't necessarily need to purchase a second seat. The seat that comes with the stroller can be relocated to the lower position, while the newborn can sit in a car seat in the upper position.
For the UPPAbaby VISTA, parents must purchase the lower RumbleSeat if they're using a car seat in the upper position because the two stroller seats are not the same size.
Upper and lower adapters, sold separately, are also needed for most double configurations. (See What Adapters Do I Need for the UPPAbaby VISTA? for more details.) Adapters are not needed to convert the Demi Grow into a double.
On both strollers, the upper seat is reversible, allowing the child to face you or face forward. Both strollers allow you to use an infant car seat on top and the stroller seat on the bottom, and for twins, both strollers take two infant car seats and two bassinets.
The major difference in configurations is the position of the lower seat. While the VISTA's lower seat faces either direction, a child can only face forward in the Nuna Demi Grow's lower position—whether she's riding in the stroller seat, infant car seat or bassinet.
Here are the differences between the Nuna Demi Grow and UPPAbaby VISTA configurations.
While the Nuna Demi Grow can be folded with one seat attached, it's best to remove the seat before folding to ensure access to a convenient, leather-wrapped carry handle integrated into the frame.
The UPPAbaby VISTA folds with the seat attached, and parents can grab the bumper bar when lifting the folded stroller. For both strollers, the second seat must be removed before folding.
Both strollers also offer an automatic lock and a self-standing fold, which makes them easy to store and lift into a car.
The UPPAbaby MESA infant car seat is compatible with the UPPAbaby VISTA, no adapters required. With car seat adapters, the VISTA is compatible with several infant car seats from brands including Nuna, Cybex, Maxi-Cosi, Chicco and Peg-Perego.
Strolleria is a family-owned and operated retailer dedicated to making the baby gear buying experience less overwhelming for parents. If you have questions about the UPPAbaby VISTA V2 or Nuna Demi Grow, feel free to contact us by starting a live chat, calling us at 480-442-9433 or e-mailing email@example.com.
Amy Venzke founded Strolleria to help new parents find the baby gear that's right for their unique needs. Contact the Strolleria team with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-442-9433.
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