Stroller Comparison: UPPAbaby Cruz VS UPPAbaby Vista


The UPPAbaby Vista is a convertible stroller. There are so many different combinations a parent can put together and use. The Vista can really grow with your family. It can be a double stroller for your twins or if you have a newborn and a toddler not ready to walk just yet, the bassinet,toddler seat,rumple seat and car seat options make it the go to for any growing family. If families decide to purchase the UPPAbaby PiggyBack the stroller can even accommodate 3 note the piggyback is for older children that can stand. The UPPAbaby Cruz is for the smaller family. It does not come with a bassinet but parents can purchase one or a SnugSeat and create a stroller that will grow with your child.


Cruz is a more compact lightweight option than the Vista. The Cruz is 21.5 lb while the Vista is almost weighs at 26.3 lbs.


Weight Capacity

The Cruz can hold up to 50 lbs and the basket capacity is 25 lbs. The Vista can hold up to 50 lbs and the basket capacity is 30 lbs. The Vista has the bassinet included and can hold up to 20 lbs, or until the infant can push up on hands and knees, whichever comes first.

Wheels & Suspension

The Vista wheels are larger and measure 8″ /11.5″ with all-wheel suspension which means a smooth ride over any terrain. The Cruz is 8.25″, has front wheel suspensions and great for city walking.

Right: CRUZ Left: VISTA
Left: CRUZ                                                                           Right: VISTA
Right: CRUZ Left: VISTA
  Left: CRUZ                         Right: VISTA



The Vista can be a double stroller so of course it’s a tad bigger at 25.7″ W x 36″ L x 39.5″ H while the Cruz is a little smaller at 37″ L x 22.3″ W x 40.5″ H. The sizes are relatively similar.


Left: Cruz Right: Vista
                         Left: Cruz                                                                                                                     Right: Vista


Both have an SPF 50 canopy with a magnetic peekaboo window. They are both adjustable and extendable.

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If it’s one seats the Vista has a plethora of is seat options. The Vista allows for use of a bassinet,toddler seats and rumple seats. The Vista can carry up to three children when the Piggyback is in used.  Both the Vista and the Cruz are paired with the Mesa car seats as well as compatible with select Chicco®, Maxi-Cosi®, Nuna®, and Cybex infant car seats with adapters, which makes both strollers an excellent travel system. The Cruz does not come with the bassinet but it is an option to separately purchase the bassinet or snugseat. The Cruz can only hold one child or two with the Cruz PiggyBack.

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Both the Vista and the Cruz have one-handed, multi-position recline. The Cruz has 5 positions  in which it can be reclined while the Vista has 6.

               Left: CRUZ                                                                                                                                                                            Right: VISTA


Both the Vista and the Cruz have adjustable footrests.

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Both handlebars are adjustable depending on your height it can be made shorter or taller.

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Both the Cruz and Vista fold in one-piece and stand folded. The Vista folds up to 17.25 x 25.7 x 33 while the Cruz folds up to 17″L x 22.3″W x 36″H. They are both a two hand and relatively easy to fold.


Under Seat Baskets

The Vista basket can hold up to 30 lbs and the Cruz can hold up to 25 lbs. Both baskets have plenty of room to hold your belongings.

                              Left: CRUZ                                                                                                       Right: VISTA


UPPAbaby provides so many extra accessories for parents to customize their strollers. Some of the accessories include but are not limited to reversible seat liners,snack tray, handlebar covers, travel bags, etc . The main difference when it comes to accessories between the Vista and the Cruz is what is included in the stroller box. With the Vista the bassinet is included with the stroller. The Cruz the bassinet is not included and is sold separately.

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Fabrics & Detailing

Both the Vista and the Cruz are made by UPPAbaby and have similar options when it comes to fabric and detailing. The leather handlebar and belly bar covers are genuine leather. Vista is available in 8 different colors  currently. The Cruz is available in 5 different colors.



The Vista starts at  $899.99+ while the Cruz starts at $549.99+. 


Compare them below!


UPPAbaby Vista


UPPAbaby Cruz

Weight 26.3lbs 21.5lbs
Suitable for Bassinet suitable from birth to 3 months Toddler Seat suitable from 3 months to 50 lbs
Suitable to 50 lbs Suitable from birth when used with the bassinet, car seat, or Infant SnugSeat
Dimensions 25.7″ W x 36″ L x 39.5″ H 37″ L x 22.3″ W x 40.5″ H
Folded Dimensions 17.25 x 25.7 x 33 17″L x 22.3″W x 36″H
Wheels 8″ / 11.5″ 8.25″
Adapt to fit for 2 plus adaptable piggyback 1 plus adaptable piggyback
Maximum basket capacity 30 lbs 25 lbs
Adjustable Handlebar    √    √
Included Accessories Bassinet, Bassinet Bug Cover, Bassinet Storage Bag, Bellybar, Rain Cover, Bug Cover Bellybar, Rain Cover, Bug Cover
Reversible Seats    √    √
Car seat compatible    √    √
Suspension Front and wheel suspension Front wheel suspension
Bassinet Available Included Available but not included
Price $899.99+ $549.99+

Read the in-depth review on the 2019 Vista stroller >  2019 UPPAbaby Vista Stroller Full In-Depth Review

Read the in-depth review on the 2019 Cruz stroller > UPPAbaby Cruz Stroller Review


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