Bugaboo vs UPPAbaby: A Complete Stroller Comparison Guide 

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In my time spent on safari in the wilds of mommy groups, it seems I have found two camps regarding strollers. I belong to the camp where moms want one super-stroller that does it all: a good, solid investment stroller that navigates any situation and lasts for years with multiple kids. 

Why Trust Us?

Because my full-time job is being mom to 2 precious daughters, and I know a thing or two about strollers. Besides personal experience, I get feedback from other moms who use these strollers every day and put all that research into our unbiased stroller buying guides

- Kyli

My full-time job is being a mom to two precious daughters so I know a thing or two about strollers. Besides personal experience, I get feedback from other moms who use these strollers every day and put all that research into our unbiased stroller buying guides.

The other camp is for moms who have a different stroller on hand for every trip, type of errand, and scenario…think Carrie Bradshaw’s closet, but for strollers!

mother maneuvering bugaboo donke stroller in road

A stroller is potentially one of the most costly baby-equipment items you will purchase, so you’ll want to make sure you’re buying one that you will genuinely love and use.

With such a huge range of strollers available to choose from—different brands, styles, sizes, and so on—how can you be sure you’re picking the right one? Do you need an everyday stroller or one with all-terrain wheels? Does having a more comfortable ride or more compact storage matter more?

Well, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll be taking a comparative look at the most popular models made by two of the most reputable luxury stroller manufacturers: UPPAbaby and Bugaboo. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know!

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Bugaboo: Beautifully Designed And Built To Last a Lifetime

Bugaboo is a Netherlands-based company at the forefront of stroller design and development since 1999.

This Dutch design company now has outlets for its products in 50 different countries and online retailers. Bugaboo not only makes strollers but also play-yards, car seats, and other accessories, like changing bags.

The manufacturer works hard to create, test, and produce beautifully designed strollers that parents can use every day and that will last for years.

UPPAbaby: Stylish, Practical, And Fun

UPPAbaby is a U.S. manufacturer that has been making top-end kids’ gear since the early 2000s.

With a solid reputation for reliable strollers, you know that with UPPAbaby, you are getting a quality product.

They also sell car seats and lots of accessories, like bassinet stands that turn their stroller bassinet into an overnight sleep spot for your baby.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the top strollers from each brand and compare them side-by-side across three broad categories: single full-size strollers, single-to-double full-size strollers, and lightweight strollers.

UPPAbaby vs Bugaboo Full-Size Single Strollers: Lynx vs Cruz

Bugaboo Lynx

Bugaboo Lynx - The Lightest Full-Size Baby Stroller - All-Terrain with an Effortless Push and One-Handed Steering - Compatible with Bugaboo Turtle One by Nuna Car Seat - Alu/Blue Mélange
  • Lightweight & Remarkably Strong: Made with aerospace aluminum, it’s incredibly durable without the weight. The nimble Bugaboo Lynx is a must-have for any parent looking for a compact,...
  • Highly Maneuverable: Its compact footprint of 20.5” creates a narrow stride with 7” front wheels and 11.4” rear wheels.
  • Performance & Versatility: Large wheels ensure a comfortable ride on any terrain; the Lynx conquers uneven sidewalks and curbs easily. The extra-large extendable sun canopy is UPF 50+ and...

The Lynx is the lightest full-size stroller option offered by Bugaboo.

Parents have the option of purchasing the Bugaboo bassinet and a compatible car seat separately to accommodate the newborn stage. The Turtle Air car seat by Nuna (with adapters) can also be purchased as part of a bundle with the Lynx. Both the bassinet and car seat attach right onto the chassis.

There are also adapters available for car seats by Nuna and Maxi Cosi.

What’s Included

The Lynx comes with a stroller frame, sun canopy, rain shield, and toddler stroller seat with machine washable seat fabric.

Measurements

When folded, the Lynx measures 23.62″ x 23.62″ x 34.65″. In singles (or mono) mode, it measures 31.1″ x 23.62″ x 43.3″ and weighs a total of 20.7 lbs.

The Bottom Line 

Parents seem to universally love the maneuverability and extra-large storage basket on the Lynx.

UPPAbaby Cruz V2

Cruz V2 Stroller - Alice (Dusty Pink/Silver/Saddle Leather)
  • Dual action rear suspension (patent-pending) is designed with two varying springs that respond in unison to soften the ride no matter the child's weight.
  • Smaller folded size makes it easier to carry, tuck away or take up less trunk space
  • Larger front and rear tires create a smoother ride over tough terrain

The Cruz V2 stroller is a full-sized single stroller that works best as a city stroller. To adapt the stroller to the newborn years, a separate bassinet is available for purchase and attaches right onto the frame.

The UPPAbaby mesa car seat will also attach right onto the Cruz without adapters. There are adapters available for Maxi Cosi, Nuna, Cybex, and Chicco car seats as well.

“I have owned 5 different prams and the UPPAbaby is it for me. The Cruz has been the all-around [winner].”

–Vanessa M., Sydney, NSW Australia

The UPPAbaby bassinet is also approved for overnight sleeping, and when paired with the bassinet stand, it makes a great extra bed for your little when traveling.

What’s Included

The Cruz V2 comes with the stroller frame, toddler seat, rain shield, and sun canopy. The seat fabric is removable, but the manual states to only spot clean.

Measurements

When folded, the Cruz V2 measures 16.5″ x 22.8″ x 33″, and when unfolded, it measures 37.5″ x 22.8″ x 40″. It weighs in at 25.5 lbs.

The Bottom Line

Any UPPAbaby owner will tell you how easy they find the folding mechanism on the Cruz stroller and how much they love the extendable canopy, which extends farther down than its competitors. 

Additionally, the Cruz V2 (the brand’s most recent version) costs roughly $250 less than the Lynx. Read our full updated review of the UPPAbaby Cruz V2 here!

Side by Side Comparison 

  • The Cruz V2 and Lynx both have large storage baskets under the seats. The Cruz basket has a 30-pound weight capacity, whereas the Lynx’s basket only holds 22-pounds.
  • The Lynx sports a 2-wheel suspension system, but the Cruz offers all-wheel suspension.
  • Both stroller seats have multi-position reclining options in either seat position.
  • Both offer one-handed pushing capabilities.
  • Both have a standing fold.
  • Both have a mesh peekaboo window in the included sun canopy.
  • Neither have a cupholder or organizer included.
  • Both have the optional ride-along board to purchase separately: the Bugaboo Comfort Wheeled Board or the UPPAbaby Piggyback Ridealong.
  • Both strollers are suited for children up to 50 pounds and for newborns with separately available accessories.

UPPAbaby vs Bugaboo Single-to-Double Strollers: Donkey vs Vista

Bugaboo Donkey (V3 and 5)

Bugaboo Donkey 5 Mono Complete - Single Stroller Converts to Side-by-Side Double Stroller, Multiple Seat Positions - Black/Midnight Black-Midnight Black
  • New Features - The Donkey 5 features an improved fold and unfold with ergonomically designed buttons, a higher seat and bassinet position to allow you to have a closer reach to your little...
  • Effortless Expansion - The Donkey 5 Mono accommodates a single child from birth and transforms side-by-side to meet your growing family's needs into a Duo for two children (Duo Extension...
  • Breezy Bassinet - A sleek bassinet design with new ventilation system will keep your baby comfortable and regulate their temperature. The soft transparent mesh allows your baby to discover...

There are multiple Donkey stroller versions since its debut in 2011. The Donkey 3, which hit the market in 2020, is currently for sale for 20 percent, and the newest version, the Donkey 5, just became available for purchase in 2022.

I will be talking about them interchangeably, pointing out key differences as we go. The Donkey 3 has been tried and tested, but the manufacturer’s website currently has the most readily available info on the new Donkey 5.

The Bugaboo Donkey is a side-by-side convertible stroller, which means you can use it in mono (singles) mode or as a double stroller. When in singles mode, the spot where the second seat would go turns into an additional raised storage area.

A second seat or bassinet will attach right on when you are ready for a duo-mode stroller. The under-seat basket can hold up to an impressive 22 pounds.

The Donkey is sold in a bundle as a mono, duo, or twin package. The Mono is set up for single use with side basket storage, but it can be converted to a double with the purchase of an extension set. The Duo package is ready for two children of different ages, and the Twin package is specifically designed for twins. 

I’ll specify what exactly is included below. The contents of each package are a little confusing, so I reached out to Bugaboo customer support for clarification. When I didn’t hear back from them, a Donkey-user on Facebook graciously cleared up the details for me. 

The Donkey is suitable for newborns with an additional purchase of the newborn inlay, or with a compatible car seat. The Bugaboo-compatible Nuna infant car seat attaches right onto the frame, and separately available adapters will accommodate car seats by Maxi Cosi or Chicco.

UPPAbaby Vs Bugaboo
Photo Credit: (Top photos) Chels Hanlon; (Bottom photos) Chanél Rees

What’s Included

All of the Donkey stroller packages come with the stroller frame, sun canopy, rain shields, and storage baskets.

The Donkey Mono package comes with a single seat frame, and with seat fabrics that switch from bassinet to toddler seat.

The Duo package comes with two seat frames, two toddler seat fabrics, and one bassinet fabric. The Twin package also has two seat frames with fabrics for twin bassinets or twin toddler seats.

Measurements

When unfolded in Mono-mode, the Donkey 5 measures approximately 40″ X 23.6″ X 43.7″, depending on handlebar height adjustment. The measurement differences are relatively minimal between the Donkey 3 and the Donkey 5, having identical widths in Mono-mode.

The full product weighs 27-pounds in Mono mode (give or take <1 pound between the Donkey 3 and the Donkey 5) and about 32.8-pounds in Duo or Twin mode.

The Bottom Line

The Donkey seems universally loved by all who have one. Its maneuverability, customizable fabrics, and versatility (it can even convert to a triple stroller with the purchase of the ride-along board) are very popular selling points among parents.

The largest downsides are its high price point and its side-by-side configuration, which is a detractor to those who prefer the traditional stacking style of double strollers.

UPPAbaby Vista V2

UPPAbaby VISTA V2 Stroller - JORDAN (charcoal/silver/black leather)
  • Enjoy a softer ride pushing one child (or three!) over any ground surface thanks to a new spring-action all-wheel suspension and slightly softer tires.
  • Extended canopies on the toddler seat and RumbleSeat accessory include zip out fabric that provide even more shade from the sun. Mesh panels also make it easy to peek in while adding...
  • A higher back and deeper foot rest on the toddler seat provide added comfort for growing children

The UPPAbaby Vista V2 stroller is a stacking, convertible stroller that can be used as a single, double, or triple stroller with the added ride-along board.

The leg rest, canopy height, and handles are all adjustable. The MESA infant car seat attaches directly to the stroller frame, and there are adapters available for Maxi Cosi, Nuna, and Chicco car seats.

UPPAbaby Vista

The reversible toddler seat and bassinet can face either direction, and the under-seat storage basket can carry up to a whopping 30-pounds. 

What’s Included

The Vista comes with the frame, a bassinet suitable for up to 20-pounds, a reversible seat suitable for up to 50-pounds, a bassinet bug shield, a toddler seat bug shield, a toddler seat rain cover, and a UPF 50+ sun visor, and a travel bag.

Measurements

The Vista measures 17.3″ x 25.7″ x 33.3″ when folded and 36″ x 25.7″ x 39.5″ when in use (in singles mode). It weighs a total of 27-pounds.

The Bottom Line

You can read our full review and specs of the Vista here. Like the Cruz, parents love the extendable sun visor and the versatility in single to double to triple mode, and that the seats can face either direction.

Side-By-Side Comparison 

  • Both strollers can be used in single or double stroller mode, and have separate ride-along board options for a third, older child.
  • The Vista is a double stacking stroller, whereas the Donkey is a side-by-side double stroller.
  • Both strollers have a weight limit of up to 50-pounds per toddler seat.
  • The Vista has a standing fold and the Donkey does not.
  • The Donkey and the Vista weigh about the same amount.
  • The Donkey under-seat storage basket can hold 22-pounds and the Vista basket can hold up to 30-pounds.
  • Both offer one-handed pushing capabilities.
  • Both have a mesh peekaboo window in the included sun canopy.
  • Neither have a cupholder or organizer included.
  • The Vista’s adjustable handlebars are great for tall parents.
  • Both strollers offer multiple seating positions.
  • In a Facebook poll on which stroller was preferred as a convertible, single to double stroller, 65% chose the Donkey, and only 4% chose the Vista.

“Donkey! Because, like the Vista, it has many different seating configurations while still being somewhat compact, but the under basket is lacking. They tried to make up for it with the side basket in single-mode, but in duo mode (when you have more to carry) the under basket is harder to get to. The push [on the Donkey] is amazing, though!”

–Kate L., Chicago IL

UPPAbaby vs Bugaboo Advanced-Suspension Strollers: Fox vs Vista

Now that we’ve covered the UPPAbaby Vista, let’s see how it matches up against Bugaboo’s all-terrain stroller, the Fox.

Bugaboo Fox 3

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Bugaboo Fox 3 Complete Full-Size Stroller - The Most Advanced Comfort Stroller - Graphite/Grey Melange-Grey Melange
  • SEAMLESS MANEUVERABILITY - For a smoother, more comfortable ride for both parent and baby, the Fox 3 full-size stroller features durable all-terrain wheels and advanced suspension!
  • INTUITIVE, ONE-PIECE FOLD - The Fox 3 ​stroller effortlessly collapses with improved folding buttons, into one piece and has a self-standing option, so it's easy to move and store
  • CAR SEAT COMPATIBLE - Perfect for parents on the go, our infant to toddler stroller accommodates newborns and babies up to 48.5lbs! ADAPTER INCLUDED

The Bugaboo Fox 3 is Bugaboo’s luxury all-terrain stroller. It converts from a bassinet to a traditional toddler seat, and it provides a convenient travel system with adapters for an infant car seat. 

Purchase of the Fox includes a breezy bassinet with extra ventilation to keep baby cool and comfortable on warmer days. Although not advertised as a jogging stroller, it has extra-large wheels and an advanced four-wheel suspension system that allow it to handle varied terrain with ease.

What’s Included

The Fox 3 comes with the stroller frame and wheels, seat with machine-washable fabric, infant bassinet, sun canopy, rain cover, and adapters for the compatible Nuna Turtle car seat.

Measurements

Folded dimensions are 18.5” x 23.6” x 35.4”; unfolded dimensions are 40.9” x 23.6” x 42.5”. The stroller weighs 21.83 pounds in total.

The Bottom Line

The Fox 3 is an impressive stroller and relatively lightweight compared to all-terrain models from other brands. Its larger wheel size of 8.5” in the front and 12” in the back might make it less compact when collapsed, but allow parents to navigate bumpy trails while their little one stays comfortable.

Compared to the Fox 2, the brand’s previous version, the Fox 3 boasts improved bassinet ventilation, increased seat padding, a more intuitive harness system, and new fabrics and colors.

See our full review of the Fox here.

Side by Side Comparison 

  • The Vista V2 and Fox both have large storage baskets under the seats. The Vista basket has a 30-pound weight capacity, whereas Fox’s basket only holds 22-pounds.
  • The Fox and the Vista both have advanced four-wheel suspension. 
  • The Fox’s 8.5” front wheels and 12” rear wheels are slightly larger than the Vista’s wheels, which measure 8” and 11.5”, respectively. This gives the Fox greater maneuverability on varied terrain. 
  • Both stroller seats have multi-position reclining options in their reversible seats.
  • Both offer one-handed pushing capabilities.
  • Both have a standing fold.
  • Both have a mesh peekaboo window in the included sun canopy.
  • Neither have a cup holder or organizer included.
  • The Fox and the Vista both include an infant bassinet with purchase for use from birth. 
  • The Vista bassinet is approved for overnight sleep and the Fox bassinet is not.
  • The Vista can be converted to a double or twin stroller with two stacking seat positions and the Fox can only seat one child.
  • Both have the optional ride-along board to purchase separately: the Bugaboo Comfort Wheeled Board or the UPPAbaby Piggyback Ridealong.
  • Both strollers are suited for children up to 50 pounds. 
  • The Fox is more than 5 pounds lighter than the Vista.

UPPAbaby vs Bugaboo Flagship Strollers: Cameleon vs Vista

UPPAbaby’s flagship model, the Vista, faces its final matchup against Bugaboo’s original stroller, the Cameleon.

Bugaboo Cameleon

Bugaboo Cameleon Classic Collection, Dark Khaki
  • Reversible seat/bassinet so child can face parent or the world
  • Three position recline so child can sit up, relax, or lie down
  • Reversible handlebar, to change position of the wheels depending upon your terrain

The Bugaboo Cameleon is the brand’s original stroller, known for its versatility and innovative design. It accommodates a toddler seat, an included bassinet, or an infant car seat with adapters. 

It adapts to various terrains with adjustable suspension and a reversible handlebar. It has large rear wheels, an ample sun canopy, and a multi-position reclining seat to keep your little one comfortable on big adventures.

We’ve broken down the unique features of this stroller in depth in our Bugaboo Cameleon Review.

What’s Included

The Cameleon comes with a stroller seat, bassinet, machine-washable seat and bassinet fabrics, sun canopy, bassinet apron, carry handle, storage basket, and rain cover.

Measurements

Folded dimensions are 35.4” x 19.6” x 12.2”; unfolded dimensions are 37” x 23” x 44”. The stroller weighs 21.1 pounds in total.

The Bottom Line

The Cameleon has been changing the stroller game since 2005. True to its namesake, parents love its ability to adapt to surrounding environments. 

On smooth terrain, the stroller’s smaller 6-inch wheels can go in front for easy steering. As the terrain gets rougher, parents can reverse the handlebar so the larger 12-inch wheels are leading. The stroller can then be converted to two-wheel mode to be dragged over tough obstacles like sand and snow. 

Side by Side Comparison 

  • The storage basket of the Vista V2 supports a whopping 30-pounds. The storage basket of the Cameleon only holds 8.8-pounds. 
  • The Cameleon and the Vista both have advanced four-wheel suspension. 
  • The Cameleon’s handlebar can be reversed to put the stroller in two-wheel mode, where parents can drag it over sand and snow. The Vista has impressive four-wheel suspension with large rear wheels, but it cannot be pushed through deep sand.
  • Both stroller seats have multi-position reclining options.
  • Both strollers have reversible seats.
  • The Vista folds down in one step with the seat attached in the forward-facing position, and it stands on its own once folded. The Cameleon folding mechanism takes more steps, and the seat needs to be removed before folding.
  • Both strollers have large extendable sun canopies. The Vista canopy has a mesh airflow panel and peekaboo window.
  • Neither have a cup holder or organizer included.
  • The Cameleon and the Vista both include an infant bassinet with purchase for use from birth. 
  • The Vista can be converted to a double or twin stroller with two stacking seat positions while the Cameleon can only seat one child.
  • Both have the optional ride-along board to purchase separately: the Bugaboo Comfort Wheeled Board or the UPPAbaby Piggyback Ridealong.
  • The Cameleon supports children up to 37.4-pounds; the Vista supports children up to 50-pounds.
  • The Cameleon is almost 6-pounds lighter than the Vista.

UPPAbaby vs Bugaboo Lightweight Strollers Round 1: Bee vs Minu

Bugaboo Bee

Bugaboo Bee 6 Stroller - Lightweight, Compact and Easy to Fold Stroller for Travel and City Life. Easy to Steer. The Most Popular Lightweight Stroller - Black/Lemon Yellow
  • Compact Design: Easy to handle while out and about in the city
  • True Comfort: Provides extra ventilation and breeziness with updated performance seat fabric and peekaboo breezy sun canopy
  • Easy to Drive: Thanks to bigger than average wheels measuring at 7-inches

The Bugaboo Bee is a city stroller, through and through. It is suitable from birth to 4 years, thanks to a lie-flat seat and bassinet option.

Its compact size makes it great for storage in your trunk or the hall closet, and it features a standing fold.

Bugaboo Bee Stroller
Photo Credit: Chels Hanlon

The under-seat stroller basket size is unimpressive, as it can only hold 8.8-pounds. The Bee has an all-wheel suspension, which lends to its super smooth ride.

What’s Included

The Bee comes with the stroller chassis, seat, rain cover, sun visor, and Nuna car seat adapters.

Measurements

When folded, the Bee measures 35.43″ x 18.5″ x 14.17″, and when unfolded (with the highest handlebar setting), it measures 39.7″ x 20.8″ x 42.91″, weighing in at 20.7-pounds.

The Bottom Line

The Bugaboo Bee is compact and perfect for city use, including rougher pavement with its all-wheel suspension. It offers versatility and comfort for everyday errands, and its lightweight makes it easy to transport.

UPPAbaby Minu

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UPPAbaby MINU Stroller - DEVIN (light grey/silver/chestnut leather)
  • Suitable from 3 months to 50 lbs
  • One-handed, one-step fold, stands when folded.DO NOT use abrasives
  • Extendable, pop out UPF 50+ sunshade and vented peekaboo window

The UPPAbaby Minu is a lightweight travel stroller, but it’s also great for everyday use. When compared to UPPAbaby’s umbrella strollers, the G-Luxe or G-Lite (follow those links for full reviews), its weight is similar to the G-Luxe and it folds down smaller than both options. It also has luxury-focused features most comparable to the Bee.

Like most UPPAbaby strollers, it’s compatible with UPPAbaby infant car seats, as well as those by Chicco, Maxi Cosi, Cybex, and Nuna with adapters. It’s also suitable from birth if parents purchase the UPPAbaby bassinet, which attaches with adapters as well.

UPPAbaby Minu

The Minu features a super easy one-hand standing fold and has a convenient carry strap attached. It can hold up to 50-pounds and sports a large storage basket under the seat with an impressive 20-pound weight capacity.

What’s Included

The Minu comes with a stroller frame, seat, sunshade, and storage bag.

Measurements

The compact folded measurements of the Minu are 12″ x 20.3″ x 23″. Its unfolded dimensions are 35.5″ x 20.3″ x 41″, and it weighs a total of 16.9-pounds.

The Bottom Line

Parents love the smooth push and compact size of the Minu. One mom even said that the Minu was “a game-changer.” The large storage basket and standing, super-compact fold set it apart from other city strollers.

For more on the Minu, see our in-depth UPPAbaby Minu Stroller Review.

Side By Side Comparison 

  • Both the Minu and the Bee are lightweight strollers, great for city use, and compact enough for easy storage.
  • The Bee’s storage basket can only hold a little over 8-pounds, whereas the Minu still maintains a full-size stroller’s ability to carry up to 20-pounds.
  • Both strollers sport an all-wheel suspension system.
  • The seat fabric on the Bee is machine washable, whereas the Minu’s fabric is removable, but the manufacturer recommends spot cleaning.
  • The Bee has adjustable handlebars for parents. The Minu does not.
  • Both stroller’s seats have multi-position recline.
  • The seat on the Bee is reversible, but the Minu’s seat is not. 
  • Both strollers have a standing fold, with the Minu having a slightly easier folding mechanism.
  • The Bee is suitable from birth if purchased as a bundle with the infant bassinet and the Minu can also be used from birth with a separately available bassinet. 
  • Both strollers have a convenient carry strap, and both come with a sun visor.
  • The Minu comes with a travel/storage bag.
  • The Bee comes with Nuna car seat adapters. Adapters must be purchased separately for the Minu. 

UPPAbaby vs Bugaboo Lightweight Strollers Round 2: Ant vs Minu

We’ve seen how the Minu compares against the Bugaboo Bee, and now let’s see how it compares to one of Bugaboo’s other lightweight strollers, the Ant.

Bugaboo Ant

The Bugaboo Ant is described by the brand as an ultra-compact stroller. Bugaboo claims that when folded, it fits anywhere you might put a bag and markets it as a great secondary stroller for families. 

The Ant is suitable from birth with a cozy baby cocoon, or it can be used with the compatible Nuna Turtle One car seat.

We’ve outlined everything you need to know about this unique stroller in our comprehensive Bugaboo Ant Review.

What’s Included

The Ant comes with the stroller frame and seat, as well as an extendable sun canopy.

Measurements

When folded, the Ant measures 9” x 14.9” x 21.6″, and when unfolded, it measures 40.1” x 16” x 37.4”. It weighs 15.8-pounds.

The Bottom Line

The Ant has impressive features for such a lightweight and compact stroller. It pairs with a compatible ride-along board so an older sibling’s tired legs can hitch a ride, and its seat can recline, is reversible, and is height-adjustable.

Side By Side Comparison 

  • Both the Minu and the Ant are compact, versatile, lightweight strollers. They’re great options as travel or grandparent strollers.
  • Both strollers collapse into very compact folds. The Minu has a simple one-step, one-handed folding mechanism. The Ant’s fold requires a few more steps, but it collapses to a smaller size.
  • The Minu’s under-seat storage basket has an impressive 20-pound weight capacity. The Ant’s under-seat storage basket can only hold 6.6-pounds.
  • Both strollers sport an all-wheel suspension system.
  • The seat fabric on the Ant is machine washable, whereas the Minu’s fabric is removable, but the manufacturer recommends spot cleaning.
  • The Ant has adjustable handlebars for parents. The Minu does not.
  • Both stroller’s seats have multi-position recline.
  • The seat on the Ant is reversible, but the Minu’s seat is not. 
  • Both strollers stand when folded to make storage a breeze.
  • The Ant is suitable from birth with a separately available baby cocoon. The Minu can be used from birth if parents purchase UPPAbaby’s infant bassinet and adapters.
  • Both strollers have a convenient carry strap, and both come with a sun canopy.
  • The Minu comes with a travel/storage bag.
  • Both the Ant and the Minu can be paired with an infant car seat.
  • The Ant and the Minu both hold children up to 50-pounds.

UPPAbaby vs Bugaboo Streamlined Everyday Strollers: Bee vs Cruz

We’ve already summed up both these impressive strollers in previous comparisons. Now let’s see how they fair when paired head to head against each other.

Side By Side Comparison 

  • UPPAbaby classifies the Cruz as one of their full-size strollers and the Bugaboo puts the Bee in their compact stroller category. 
  • The Cruz weighs almost 5-pounds more than the Bee. 
  • The Bee folds down to a more compact size than the Cruz.
  • The Bee’s storage basket can only hold a little over 8-pounds, and Cruz’s storage basket can carry a whopping 30-pounds. 
  • Both strollers sport an advanced all-wheel suspension system.
  • The seat fabric on the Bee and the Cruz are both removable. The fabric on the Bee is machine washable, but UPPAbaby recommends hand washing or spot cleaning your Cruz fabric.
  • The Bee and the Cruz both have height-adjustable parent push bars. 
  • Both stroller’s seats have multi-position recline.
  • The seats on the Bee and the Cruz are reversible.
  • Both strollers have a standing fold for easy storage.
  • The Bee and the Cruz can be used from birth with separately available infant bassinets or infant seat inserts. The Bee can also be purchased as a bundle with the bassinet included. 
  • Both accommodate several infant car seats with adapters. The Bee comes with Nuna car seat adapters. The Cruz does not come with adapters, but they are not needed if you’re using the UPPAbaby Mesa car seat.
  • The Bee has a convenient carry strap included. 
  • Both have ample sun canopies.

Final Thoughts

Well, there is no clear luxury stroller winner in the Bugaboo vs UPPAbaby fight.

Bugaboo and UPPAbaby strollers are highly rated and very popular. Both are well-established brands with good reputations among parents.

You can’t go wrong with either choice here. It will likely come down to which features you prefer in a stroller, or down to the price tag, as Bugaboo strollers tend to be more expensive.

Both brands have a preferred car seat companion as well, which may influence some of your decision if you already have a UPPAbaby Mesa or a Bugaboo-compatible Nuna car seat.

Many parents use strollers from both brands for different purposes and can weigh in on more detailed pros and cons. One mom, for example, claims that the ride-along board for the Bugaboo is better because it has a seat option, but the UPPAbaby bassinet is nicer because it’s approved for overnight sleep.

“I have a Vista and a Donkey. If you have one child and don’t plan to use it as a double, the Vista is awesome! [But, my] Donkey is preferred when I need to use it for 2+ kids. “

–Kari L., Alexandria, VA

You’ll find loyalists on both sides of the board as well.

“Bugaboo hands down. It pushes like butter!”–Kari L., Alexandria, VA

–Jen B., Charlottesville, VA

“UPPAbaby. Bugaboo is way too complicated to fold, in my opinion”

–Rachael from Facebook

“Bugaboo. I like the wheels better [and] I like the harness much, much better.”

–TK, Pomona, NY

From what I’ve seen and heard, it appears that UPPAbaby is more feature-rich, includes more accessories, and is less expensive. On paper, UPPAbaby is the winner. However, it’s not as clear-cut depending on your lifestyle and needs.

Many parents seem to prefer Bugaboo strollers for their superior maneuverability and customizable design options. The 100-day trial money-back guarantee from the company when you purchase through them is a huge bonus!

Now that you’ve read our comparison of UPPAbaby and Bugaboo single full-sized strollers, convertible strollers, and regular, lightweight umbrella strollers, you’ll be better informed as to which model would be the best fit for your family and your lifestyle.

If you’re looking for a jogging stroller, UPPAbaby now sells a versatile model, the Ridge, with unparalleled suspension and comfort for your little one on rough terrain. 

Whichever brand of popular luxury stroller you ultimately go for, you can be confident that your purchase will be well-made, feature-packed, safe, reliable, and from a trusted company with years of baby gear under their belt.

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Christy Rivard

Christy Rivard

Originally from Philadelphia, Christy lives outside Boston with her husband and her toddler son. She loves all things outdoors: running, hiking, camping, swimming, skiing, riding her bike, and chasing after her two-year-old. Her current strollers are the UppaBaby Minu, UppaBaby Vista, Thule Urban Glide 2, and Thule Coaster XT Bike Trailer.