Uppababy Vista vs. Uppababy Cruz – 2015 Edition

This is a frequently asked question in Chicago Stroller Shop.

What’s the difference between the 2015 UPPAbaby Vista and 2015 UPPAbaby Cruz? Let me break it down for you, so you can decide which is a better fit for your lifestyle!

Let’s get started. I can probably guarantee that if I took a walk downtown right now, I would see a minimum of 15 Uppababy Vistas. I was out with the kids and my niece last week, walking around Lincoln Park, and I stopped counting after 15. How crazy is that? That definitely says a lot about the stroller. Everyone wants it, and with good reason.

The 2015 Uppababy Vista is probably as close to perfect as they come. The new Vista has an easy one step fold, insanely large storage basket, shock absorbing front & rear suspension, reversible toddler seat, extendable SPF 50 sunshade, 180 degree recline and a one button telescoping handlebar. The 2015 Vista now includes an easy to clean bumper bar and an updated bassinet. This stroller is easy to push, easy to fold, and is easy on the eyes. But the Vista isn’t just an amazing single stroller, it is now, a fully functioning double stroller with the purchase of the 2015 Uppababy Vista Rumbleseat. Uppababy updated the rumble seat this year making it able to recline, face either direction, and adding the same SPF 50 extendable sunshade that’s featured on the toddler seat. This set up can even work if you have 2 littles and a toddler. Just attach the Piggyback and you are set up with a totally awesome triple stroller!


Everything I just stated above is why the Uppababy Vista is the number one choice amongst Moms. This stroller will take you from the newborn stage, with the use of the bassinet or carseat adapters, to those crazy toddler years, and keep you looking good along the way. #Vistaforthewin

Now, for MY personal favorite, the Cruz. Many of you would say there is no comparison between these two strollers. I feel differently. When someone says they are looking for a new stroller, I always tell them to buy a stroller that fits their needs now. Worry about a double stroller later on… enter the Cruz.

The 2015 Uppababy Cruz is a mini Vista in my eyes. It has a better push than before with their new AirGo tires, huge storage basket, front & rear facing toddler seat, easy one step fold, SPF 50 extendable sunshade, and now includes an easy to clean bumper bar. When it comes to size, the Cruz is more compact and perfect for everyday use. It’s light weight, has a fairly small footprint and will always be my go to stroller. The Cruz CANNOT have the Rumble seat added on, but, you can add the Piggyback and use this with an infant and toddler or two toddlers. If you love the Vista but are looking for a slightly smaller set up at a more reasonable price range, the Cruz is for you. It will forever be my favorite!


Now for a side by side comparison….

2015 Uppababy Vista $819.99-$859.99 (not inclduding rumble or piggy back) 2015 Uppababy Cruz $499.99-$529.99 (not including piggy back)
Suitable For: Bassinet suitable from birth to 3 months Suitable to 50 lbs
Toddler Seat suitable from 3 months to 50 lbs Suitable from birth when used with the Bassinet or Infant SnugSeat
Able to fit: Up to 3 children Up to 2 children
Dimensions Unfolded: Unfolded:
26.5”W x 37”L x 39.5”H 22.25”W x 37”L x 39.5”H
Folded with seat: Folded with seat:
26.5”W x 14”L x 33”H 22.25”W x 14”L x 37”H
Folded without seat: Folded without seat:
26.5”W x 13.5”L x 33”H 22.25”W x 12”L x 37”H
Weight: Frame + Seat: 27.5 lbs Frame + Seat: 21.5 lbs
Frame Only: 20 lbs Frame Only: 15 lbs
Seat: 7.5 lbs Seat: 6.5 lbs
Bassinet: 8.4 lbs
Car Seat Compatibility: Chicco, Peg Perego, Maxi Cosi, and Graco. Chicco, Peg Perego, Maxi Cosi, and Graco.

So, as you can see above, there are some major differences between the two. For me, it’s just about personal preference. I swear up and down by the Cruz, but, I have a friend who loves her 2015 Vista so much, she has two! One for the house, and one for the car. If you love it, you LOVE it!

So, my fellow stroller lovers…which Uppababy is right for you???

2015 UPPAbaby Vista


UPPAbaby 2015 Cruz Stroller

7 thoughts on “Uppababy Vista vs. Uppababy Cruz – 2015 Edition

  1. Stephanie says:

    Hi! I absolutely love your reviews and think you have a really honest and practical opinion about strollers! I am looking to buy a new stroller (had a bugaboo and sold it because thought it was bulky) I know want a single fold stroller that you do not need to remove the seat. I am between the Nuna Mixx, stoke scoot and the uppa Cruz. You have reviews on all three… Which one would you suggest?

    • Jacqueline Oliva says:

      Hmmm, my go to is always the Cruz! I think its the perfect single stroller. Easy push, huge basket, light weight, and an easy one piece fold! I Love the Mixx and Scoot, but my vote will go to the Cruz on this one 🙂

      • Hiromi says:

        Not trying to be a dbeibe downer, but you should check out the City Select. It doesnt’ come with the bassinet but I think buying the stroller/bassinet and car seat adaptor still makes it cheaper than the Vista.I didn’t like how flimsy the vista felt. It felt like it was made of cheap plastic vs the metal of the city select. I LOVE the city select. I didn’t buy the extra seat because DD1 is four and old enough to walk most places. (she does use the seat at times when we have DD2 in the ergo.) It’s super sturdy DD1 can climb in and out without me having a heart attack thinking she’s going to topple over.Before you open the vista I suggest checking it out and comparing. I know it’s not as popular as a name as the uppababy, but seriously it’s built so much better.

    • Sang says:

      Buckhead MommyOctober 22, 2012Hi Melissa, Yep, I looked at Bumbleride but I don’t think their stlorrels are really what I’m looking for. I can’t put my finger on what it is, but I just can’t fall in love with their stlorrels.

  2. Chelsea says:

    Thank you for this post! I have been eyeing the Vista and took it for a test drive and my husband had trouble navigating it out of the store because the back wheels stuck out so far! The Cruz’s smaller footprint is definitely appealing. Your comment about worrying about the double stroller later makes a lot of sense and I am so happy to hear there are people out there that love the Cruz!

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