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.
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.
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.
Both have an SPF 50 canopy with a magnetic peekaboo window. They are both adjustable and extendable.
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.
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.
Both the Vista and the Cruz have adjustable footrests.
Both handlebars are adjustable depending on your height it can be made shorter or taller.
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.
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.
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!
|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|
|Included Accessories||Bassinet, Bassinet Bug Cover, Bassinet Storage Bag, Bellybar, Rain Cover, Bug Cover||Bellybar, Rain Cover, Bug Cover|
|Car seat compatible||√||√|
|Suspension||Front and wheel suspension||Front wheel suspension|
|Bassinet Available||Included||Available but not included|