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Baby Jogger City Select vs. 2015 UPPAbaby Vista Double Strollers


When it comes to strollers that can change from single to double, many parents have a very short list that almost always includes the City Select and the 2015 UPPAbaby Vista double stroller. At quick glance, they look very similar in how they function and fit together. While there are many similarities, there are also some differences on these double strollers.

(Learn about other types of double strollers here.)


We hear questions like, "Which stroller is best for twins?" or "What's the difference between City Select double and the 2015 UPPAbaby Vista double stroller?"

This chart shows many of the shared features and functionality, along with what is different between the Vista and the City Select.

The 2015 City Select stroller is unchanged from the 2014 model. The 2015 UPPAbaby Vista stroller is all-new. See how they compare below in the Baby Jogger City Select versus UPPAbaby Vista showdown!

2015 BABY JOGGER CITY SELECT
2015 UPPABABY VISTA
2015 City Select stroller 2015 Vista stroller
BIGGEST PROS AND CONS COMPARING CITY SELECT TO VISTA STROLLERS
PROS
  • Less pricey than Vista
  • Identical seats mean either child can fit either seat
  • More possible configurations on seats/bassinet/car seat
  • Can take two car seats from many car seat makers
CONS
  • Doesn't handle as well as Vista
  • Baby must be 6 months before using in stroller seat
  • Very basic bassinet, not as plush as Vista's bassinet
  • Everything costs extra, no included accessories
PROS
  • Plush seats with premium fabrics
  • Wonderful bassinet approved for overnight use
  • Great as a single, great as a double
  • Seamless integration with UPPAbaby Mesa car seat
  • Shorter length than City Select in doubles mode, easier handling
  • Stroller seat rated from birth with optional Snugseat
CONS
  • Cost hundreds more than City Select
  • For two car seats at the same time, only UPPAbaby Mesa will work; though other car seats do work one at a time
  • Seat configurations with recline are a little more limited than City Select

DIFFERENT POSITIONS FOR TWO CHILDREN ON CITY SELECT VS UPPABABY VISTA

Baby Jogger 
With two seats
  • Both can forward face
  • Both can rear face
  • Seats can face each other
  • Seats can face away from each other
  • Limited recline when both are front facing
With two bassinets
  • Both face rear, bassinet kits use the stroller seat frames
  • Requires Second Seat Kit
  • Requires two bassinet kits sold separately

With two car seats
  • Requires front position bracket sold separately, or included with the Second Seat Kit
  • Requires car seat adapters sold separately

With one stroller seat and one bassinet
  • Bassinet Kit uses metal frame from the Second Seat Kit
  • Can mount bassinet in front, with seat facing reverse in rear position
  • Can mount bassinet in rear, with seat facing reverse in front position
With one stroller seat and one car seat
  • Requires front position bracket sold separately, or included with the Second Seat Kit
  • Requires one car seat adapter sold separately
  • Can mount car seat in front, with stroller seat facing reverse in rear position
  • Can mount car seat in rear, with stroller seat facing either direction in front position
Vista 
With two seats
  • Both can forward face
  • Both can rear face
  • Seats can face away from each other
  • Limited recline when both are front facing

With two bassinets
  • Both face rear
  • Requires upper position brackets sold separately
  • Requires lower position brackets sold separately
  • Requires one additional bassinet, sold separately
With two car seats
  • Requires upper position brackets sold separately
  • Requires lower position brackets sold separately
  • If UPPAbaby Mesa car seats, no other adapters are required
  • Not all car seat models can mount two at a time
With one stroller seat and one bassinet
  • Can mount bassinet in front, with seat facing reverse in rear position. Requires upper and lower position brackets.
  • Can mount bassinet in rear. Requires Rumbleseat sold separately, facing reverse in front position. Requires upper position brackets.

With one stroller seat and one car seat
  • Can mount car seat in front, with stroller seat facing reverse in rear position. Requires lower position brackets.
  • Can mount car seat in rear. Requires Rumbleseat sold separately in front position, facing either direction. Requires upper position brackets. Requires car seat adapter (if not UPPAbaby Mesa seat).
STROLLER FEATURES
2015 BABY JOGGER CITY SELECT
2015 UPPABABY VISTA
  • Telescoping height-adjustable handle

  • Extra-large storage basket

  • Rubbery, cushiony rear tires

  • Reversing seat

  • Car Seat Compatible

  • Single-step easy folding mechanism

  • Front-wheel suspension

  • Hand-controlled parking brake

  • Bassinet kit uses seat frame, no overnight use

  • Quick-release wheels for smaller folded size
  • Telescoping height-adjustable handle

  • Extra-large storage basket

  • Rubbery, cushiony rear tires

  • Reversing seat

  • Car Seat Compatible

  • Single-step easy folding mechanism

  • Four-wheel suspension

  • Flip-out sun visor on seats and canopies

  • One-step pedal for on/off parking brake

  • Self-contained bassinet suitable for overnight use

  • Quick release wheels for smaller folded size
STANDARD ACCESSORIES INCLUDED WITH STROLLER
2015 BABY JOGGER CITY SELECT
2015 UPPABABY VISTA
  • Stroller seat with sun canopy
  • Stroller frame
  • Stroller wheels
  • Underseat storage basket
  • Stroller seat with sun canopy
  • Stroller frame
  • Stroller wheels
  • Underseat storage basket
  • Bassinet with storage bag
  • Stroller seat weather shield
  • Stroller seat sun/bug shield
  • Stroller seat bumper bar
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES SOLD SEPARATELY
2015 BABY JOGGER CITY SELECT
2015 UPPABABY VISTA
  • Bassinet Kit
  • Second Seat Kit
  • Stroller seat weather shield
  • Stroller seat sun/bug shield
  • Stroller seat bumper bar
  • Child snack tray
  • Parent cupholder
  • Parent organizer/console
  • Car seat adapter
  • Rumbleseat
  • Additional bassinet (for twins)
  • Child snack tray
  • Parent cupholder
  • Parent organizer/console
  • Car seat adapter
SPECIFICATIONS
2015 BABY JOGGER CITY SELECT
2015 UPPABABY VISTA
Stroller weight with 1 seat: 28 lbs

Stroller weight with 2 seats: 34 lbs

Max. weight in upper seat: 45 lbs

Min. age in upper seat: 6 months

Max. weight in lower seat: 45 lbs

Min. age in lower seat: 6 months

Stroller width: 25.7"

Stroller length with 1 seat: 42"

Stroller length with 2 seats forward: 50"

Frame material: Aluminum

Warranty: Lifetime on frame, 1 year other parts
Stroller weight with 1 seat: 27 lbs

Stroller weight with 2 seats: 33 lbs

Max weight in upper seat: 50 lbs

Min. age in upper seat: 3 months

Max weight in lower seat: 35 lbs

Min. age in lower seat: 3 months

Stroller width: 26.5"

Stroller length with 1 seat: 36"

Stroller length with 2 seats forward: 45"

Frame material: Aluminum

Warranty: 2-years on all parts
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