by Amy Venzke June 27, 2018

As Strolleria's two best-selling strollers, the UPPAbaby VISTA and Nuna MIXX2 are often compared.

Both are stylish, high-quality strollers of a similar weight and size, with a reversible seat, simple fold, sturdy wheels with all-wheel suspension, and easy compatibility with an infant car seat or bassinet. 

But on the other hand, the VISTA and MIXX2 comparison is a bit apples-to-oranges: While the MIXX2 is a single stroller, the VISTA is a convertible stroller that can expand from a single to a double.

(The more similar comparisons? Check out this comparison of two convertible strollers, UPPAbaby VISTA vs. Nuna Demi Grow, or this comparison of two single strollers, UPPAbaby CRUZ vs. Nuna MIXX2.)

Still, there are strong arguments to be made for either stroller, regardless of whether you're planning to stroll with two kids someday.

We'll explain all the differences between the UPPAbaby VISTA and the Nuna MIXX2 in this in-depth comparison. First, let's take a look at each stroller.

uppababy vista vs nuna mixx2 stroller comparison

UPPAbaby VISTA

The UPPAbaby VISTA makes it easy to stroll with your family, no matter how many kids are along for the ride. Sold as a single stroller with an included bassinet, the VISTA can convert into a double stroller with the purchase of a second seat later on. Add a ride-along board accessory, and the VISTA can even accommodate three children.

On top of its versatility, the VISTA offers a number of winning features like a standing fold, an extra-large storage basket, and compatibility with UPPAbaby's MESA car seat, which clicks on the stroller without adapters and can be removed with one hand.

Nuna MIXX2

The Nuna MIXX2 is the Dutch baby gear manufacturer's most popular stroller, featuring sturdy all-terrain wheels, an oversized canopy, an easy fold and premium fabrics paired with a chic matte black frame.

The MIXX2 is newborn-ready when you recline the stroller seat to its true-flat position, add a bassinet sold separately, or connect a Nuna PIPA car seat known for innovative safety and style.

UPPAbaby VISTA vs. Nuna MIXX2 Price

At face value, the UPPAbaby VISTA costs $300 more than the Nuna MIXX2. However, the price gap narrows when you consider that the VISTA includes the bassinet in the same box as the stroller. For the MIXX2, the bassinet is sold separately for $149.95. 

If you're planning to have multiple children, you could argue that the VISTA saves you money in the long run: The $300 difference, plus the $190 for the VISTA's second seat, is likely less than you'd spend on a double stroller later.

The VISTA also includes more accessories than the MIXX2. The purchase of an VISTA includes the stroller with one toddler seat, bassinet, a rain cover for the stroller, bug covers for the stroller and bassinet, and a bassinet storage bag.

Included with the MIXX2: the stroller with toddler seat, a rain cover and the car seat adapters for the Nuna series of car seats.

  • VISTA: $899.99
  • MIXX2: $599.95
  • MIXX2 and bassinet: $749.90

UPPAbaby VISTA vs. Nuna MIXX2 Weight and Dimensions

Although the UPPAbaby VISTA can accommodate the weight of two children, the stroller isn't much larger than the Nuna MIXX2. The strollers are virtually the same weight, while the VISTA is slightly wider and longer than the MIXX2.

Stroller Weight

  • VISTA: 26.6 pounds
  • MIXX2: 26.8 pounds

Stroller Weight Limit

  • VISTA: Birth to 50 pounds
  • MIXX2: Birth to 50 pounds

Dimensions

  • VISTA: 39.5"H x 25.7"W x 36"L
  • MIXX2: 44.3"H x 23.4"W x 33.5"L

Folded Dimensions

  • VISTA: 33"H x 25.7"W x 17.3"L
  • MIXX2: 16"H x 23.6"W x 35.8"L

Wheel Size

  • VISTA: 8" front wheels; 11.5" rear wheels
  • MIXX2: 7.5" front wheels; 11" rear wheels

UPPAbaby VISTA vs. Nuna MIXX2 Stroller Comparison

UPPAbaby VISTA vs. Nuna MIXX2 Configurations 

The seats on the UPPAbaby VISTA and Nuna MIXX2 are removable and reversible, allowing your child to face you when she's younger and face forward to explore the world as she grows. Both strollers can also be used with an infant car seat and bassinet (see next sections for more details).

Of course, the VISTA offers more positions than the Nuna MIXX2, as it can convert into a double stroller with a number of configurations involving the stroller seats, infant car seat and bassinet. See the double configurations for the VISTA below.

 

The photo below shows the MIXX2 in each configuration.

UPPAbaby VISTA vs. Nuna MIXX2 Bassinet

Both strollers offer a safe place for baby to sleep both in and outside of the stroller, as the bassinets for the UPPAbaby VISTA and Nuna MIXX2 are approved for overnight sleeping.

The VISTA bassinet is included with your stroller purchase, while the MIXX2 bassinet is available separately for $149.95.

A bassinet allows your baby to lie flat on her back rather in her slightly-curved positioning in an infant car seat. Both the VISTA and MIXX2 bassinets are well-ventilated with mesh panels, which allow for more air flow than the hot, protective foam of a car seat, and keep baby completely shaded from the sun. The MIXX2 bassinet includes Nuna's signature Dream Drape, a magnetized cover, while the UPPAbaby bassinet includes a UPF 50+ visor that extends from the canopy.

Both bassinets have a hard bottom that allow them to be placed anywhere, making them convenient to bring along for a restaurant nap or an overnight at a hotel.

UPPAbaby VISTA vs. Nuna MIXX2 Stroller Comparison

Both Nuna and UPPAbaby also offer a bassinet stand, which many parents use to create baby's first crib at their bedside. And both stands still come in handy after the baby outgrows the bassinet around 6 months: The Nuna MIXX stand ($99.95) can also be used with the stroller seat as a portable high chair, while the UPPAbaby bassinet stand ($149.95) can be paired with a fabric insert for its next life as a laundry hamper.

UPPAbaby VISTA vs. Nuna MIXX2 Stroller Comparison

Both bassinets can be used until approximately 6 months, depending mostly on the height of the baby. The MIXX2 bassinet might buy your baby a bit more time in the bassinet, as it's four inches longer than the VISTA bassinet.

Bassinet Dimensions

  • VISTA: 25"H x 17"W x 31"L
  • MIXX2: 24.5"H x 16.5"W x 35"L

Bassinet Height and Weight Limit

  • VISTA: 20 pounds or until baby can push up on hands and knees (whichever comes first)
  • MIXX2: 17 pounds or 27"

UPPAbaby VISTA vs. Nuna MIXX2 Fold

The UPPAbaby VISTA and Nuna MIXX2 are among the easiest strollers to fold, although they do so in different ways.

The VISTA stands when folded, which offers convenience for both storage and for lifting the stroller into the car. The standing fold protects the seat and canopy from touching the ground and getting dirty, while the exposed bumper bar is easy to grab for lifting the stroller. See how the VISTA folds in the video below.

Most strollers require the seat to be forward-facing to be folded, but the MIXX2 is a rare stroller that can be folded with the seat facing either direction. The clamshell fold of the MIXX2 prevents the stroller fabrics from getting dirty, and the stroller can be trolleyed like a suitcase for easier carrying. See how to fold the Nuna MIXX2 in the video below.

Car Seats Compatible with UPPAbaby VISTA vs. Nuna MIXX2

Both the UPPAbaby VISTA and Nuna MIXX2 are compatible with a number of car seats that click on and off of the stroller to create a convenient travel system.

Wish you could mix and match brands? It's possible to use a Nuna car seat on an UPPAbaby stroller, but not vice versa. Check out our comparison of the Nuna PIPA vs. UPPAbaby MESA if you're deciding between these two car seats for the VISTA. 

UPPAbaby VISTA vs. Nuna MIXX2 Stroller Comparison

Car Seats Compatible with UPPAbaby VISTA

While UPPAbaby produces its own car seat, the UPPAbaby MESA, the VISTA is also compatible with several other brands if you use an adapter (sold separately for $40-$50) to connect the car seat and stroller.

The MESA connects without adapters and is easily removed from the stroller with the press of a button on the car seat handle.

  • UPPAbaby MESA (no adapters required)
  • Chicco KeyFit and KeyFit30
  • Cybex Aton, Aton 2, Aton Q and Cloud Q
  • Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30, Mico AP, Mico NXT, Mico, Citi, Cabrio and CabrioFix 
  • Nuna PIPA, PIPA Lite and PIPA Lite LX
  • Peg-Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 and 4-35 Nido

UPPAbaby VISTA vs. Nuna MIXX2 Stroller Comparison

Car Seats Compatible with Nuna MIXX2

Nuna makes three infant car seats: the Nuna PIPA, PIPA Lite and PIPA Lite LX, all of which pair with the MIXX2 using a set of included adapters. See our Nuna PIPA vs. PIPA Lite vs. PIPA Lite LX for a comparison of the three seats.

As an alternative, Nuna offers the MIXX2 ring adapter (sold separately), which makes the car seat faster and easier to snap in and out of the stroller.

With the ring adapter, the maneuver becomes one-handed, while the included adapters require two hands. Both types of adapters fold with the stroller; see the ring adapter in the right of the photo below.

uppababy vista vs nuna mixx2 stroller comparison

Only Nuna car seats are approved for use with the Nuna MIXX2. However, because Nuna seats share a similar design with fellow European brands Maxi-Cosi and Cybex, car seats from these brands also fit on the stroller.

UPPAbaby VISTA vs. Nuna MIXX2 Accessories

Accessories help you customize your stroller for the weather, your child's age and your own convenience, too. UPPAbaby offers more accessory options than Nuna, including a ride-along board for an older sibling, two types of parent bags and two weights for the footmuff.

UPPAbaby VISTA accessories include:

Nuna offers the following accessories for the MIXX2:

Benefits and Drawbacks

So which stroller is better: the UPPAbaby VISTA or the Nuna MIXX2? Only you can decide which is best for your family, but here are the benefits and drawbacks we see.

UPPAbaby VISTA

Benefits

  • Can be expanded into a double stroller with ride-along board option for a third child
  • Includes bassinet approved for overnight sleeping
  • Compatible with infant car seats from several brands, including the UPPAbaby MESA, which does not require adapters
  • Storage basket is among the largest of any stroller
  • Weight is the lightest for any convertible stroller
  • Stands when folded for easy storage and lifting
  • 3-year warranty is one year longer than Nuna warranty
  • More color options than MIXX2

Drawbacks

  • Costs $300 more than Nuna MIXX2
  • Option of expanding to a double stroller may not be necessary for some families
  • Bassinet is included with purchase and may not be necessary for some families
  • Longer and wider than MIXX2
  • While seat reclines flat, footrest does not, leaving child's legs elevated while napping

UPPAbaby VISTA vs. Nuna MIXX2 Stroller Comparison

Nuna MIXX2

Benefits

  • Costs $300 less than VISTA
  • Folds easily with seat facing either direction
  • Trolleys when folded for easy carrying
  • Bassinet is longer than that of VISTA, helping to extend its use
  • Bassinet is sold separately, compared with required VISTA bassinet
  • Seat reclines to true-flat position for infants and napping toddlers

Drawbacks

  • Does not expand into double stroller (although the Nuna Demi Grow stroller does)
  • Requires adapters (included with purchase) to attach car seat
  • No adapters are made for other brands' car seats
  • Fewer color options than VISTA
  • Fewer accessories are available, compared with VISTA
  • 2-year warranty is shorter than UPPAbaby warranty

UPPAbaby VISTA vs. Nuna MIXX2 Stroller Comparison

Conclusion

If you're deciding between the UPPAbaby VISTA and the Nuna MIXX2, the real question might be: Are you purchasing a single stroller for now or one you'll use as a double for later on?

Parents planning for multiple children close in age often invest in the VISTA so that they can avoid purchasing a costly double stroller later. Plus, families love the VISTA's oversized storage basket, standing fold, and adapter-free car seat compatibility with the UPPAbaby MESA.

But no expecting parents can predict the timing of future children—and many feel like they need to survive the experience of having one before they can plan for another. (And besides, strollers from high-quality brands like Nuna and UPPAbaby have good resale value if you need to trade up for a double). The Nuna MIXX2 is a popular choice for families seeking a stylish, well-rounded stroller that's $300 less than the VISTA and compatible with Nuna's best-selling car seats. 

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 UPPAbaby VISTA vs. Nuna MIXX2 debate, 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


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