Uppababy Cruz Travel System Review

– the complete Uppababy Cruz Travel System Review!

YSG Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

Weight: 25.5 lbs

The Cruz is a luxury style everyday stroller designed by the top brand Uppababy. Together with the Uppababy Mesa infant car seat, you get a nice travel system for your newborns. The Mesa infant car seat can be attached to the Uppababy Cruz stroller frame without needing an adapter. It has an easy click-in feature that lets you simply click-in the car seat to the stroller frame. 

Uppababy Mesa Infant Car Seat

The Uppababy Cruz can be used from the birth of your child till they are much older – up to 6 years old. It has all the features you’d hope to have in your everyday stroller which includes – an all-terrain wheels, a reversible seat, an adjustable handlebar and a self-standing quick fold feature.

Here is a complete review of the Uppababy Cruz and all its features:

Uppababy Cruz Travel System Features

Car Seat Compatible: The Uppababy Cruz Travel System is car seat compatible! It has a simple click-in feature that allows you to easily attach the Uppababy Mesa infant car seat to the stroller frame without needing a car seat adapter. This helps to transform your stroller into a nice travel system for you and your baby!

Uppababy Mesa Infant Car Seat

Bassinet Stroller: Apart from being car seat compatible, the Uppababy Cruz is also bassinet compatible. You can easily attach the Uppababy bassinet to the stroller frame to make a nice stylish pram for you and your baby. This gives you another option for riding your stroller if you do not want to use a car seat! 

Newborn Stroller: Although the stroller seat for the Uppababy Cruz cannot directly be used for a newborn, you can simply replace the stroller seat with either a bassinet or infant car seat. Then, you can safely carry your newborn aboard the stroller. And once your baby is old enough, you can easily switch back to the stroller seat!

With the Uppababy Cruz, you can use the same stroller from the birth of your child till they are much older – up to 6 or 7 years old.

Reversible Seat: the stroller seat for the Uppababy Cruz can also be adjusted to be either forward or backwards facing. This means you can have your child facing you at the rear of the stroller or facing forwards. This feature is great for when your baby is a newborn, and you need to keep an eye on them, and when your baby is older and they would like to face forward to watch around them. 

It also gives you even more options for riding the stroller!

One-Hand Multi-Position Recline: the stroller seat is also able to recline into multiple positions. You can have your baby sitting upright or laying back for a nap. And unlike most strollers that claim to have a full recline, the Uppababy Cruz actually reclines into a completely horizontal position. Making it very convenient for naps!

Adjustable Footrest: the stroller seat also includes an adjustable footrest that gives your kid some leg support while riding the stroller. This is also great for naps as it is more convenient to not have your kid’s feet dangling while taking a nap. The footrest can also be adjusted depending on the sitting position of your baby.

5-Point Harness: Lastly in terms of safety, the stroller seat has a 5-point harness system which helps to keep your baby safely strapped to the stroller seat. As babies tend to move around a lot when you aren’t paying full attention, the harness helps to keep them safely strapped into the stroller seat.

All Terrain Wheels: the Uppababy Cruz has large all-terrain wheels that allow you to easily ride over any terrain. The wheels are great for going over grass, unpaved roads, and for walks at the beach. They are also not air filled so they do not require you to keep pumping them up like other strollers with air-filled tires.

Note: the Uppababy Cruz is NOT a jogging stroller. The wheels are designed only for everyday use and NOT for jogging. 

Lockable Swiveling Front Wheels and Suspension System: In terms of ease of use and maneuvering, I give the Uppababy Cruz Travel System a huge star. It has lockable swiveling front wheels that makes it easy to maneuver. And an all-wheel suspension system that helps to prevent your stroller from jiggling about while you move. These features combined with the all-terrain wheels helps to give a smooth and easy riding experience for you and your baby. Wheels are always super important when choosing a stroller!

Flip-Flop Friendly Foot Brakes: the Uppababy Cruz has flip-flop friendly foot brakes that allows you to quickly and easily apply the brakes on your stroller with a single toe tap. It is easily accessible and helps with safety.

Adjustable Handlebar: the stroller also has a height adjustable handlebar that allows you to easily adjust the handlebar to the height of the parent handling the stroller. This feature is great for small and tall parents as you can easily adjust the handlebar to suit the height of either parent. This really saves the backache and shoulder pain from having to hunch over or push at an uncomfortable position.

Self-Standing Quick Fold: the stroller has a quick fold feature that lets you easily fold it up quick and easy in one motion. It also folds up into a nice self standing position making it easier to store in your car or in a corner at home. 

Storage Basket: In terms of storage, the Uppababy Cruz has a large rear-accessible basket for storing your on-the-go items. You can carry your diapers, bottles, toys or snacks while on-the-go. And you won’t always need to carry that extra bag with you like with strollers with small baskets.

Extendable UPF50 Stroller Canopy: Another great part of the Uppababy Cruz is its large UPF50 extendable canopy. This helps to not only provide enough cover for your baby, but it also helps to protect them against harmful UV rays. It also has an open-close window at the top that lets you check in on your kid or have a nice chat together while you ride.

Child’s Weight: The stroller weighs about 25.5 lbs and is able to carry up to 50 lbs of child weight. This makes it quite suitable for big kids and toddlers. You can use the Uppababy Cruz from the birth of your baby till they are much older – up to 6 or 7 years.

Uppababy Cruz Travel System Reviews

Before making a buying decision, it is always nice to review the Pros and Cons. Here is a quick overview for you:


  • Adjustable Handlebar: can be adjusted to fit  all heights
  • Newborn and Toddler stroller: can be used for both newborns and toddlers – up to 6 years old
  • Car seat and bassinet compatible: for newborns and more options for riding aboard your stroller
  • All Terrain Wheels and All-Wheel suspension system: gives you and your baby a smooth ride over all terrain 
  • Reversible Seat: you can have your baby facing you or facing forward especially for keeping an eye on your newborn.


  • Expensive!
  • Extra accessories cost quite a bit 

The Uppababy Cruz is one of the best lightweight, luxury, full-size strollers. It has all the features you’d hope to have in your everyday stroller – car seat and bassinet compatible, all-terrain wheels, etc. It barely has any Cons except with the price. As a luxury style stroller, it costs quite a lot and also costs a bit more if you need to get extra accessories like the bassinet, car seat, etc. So unless you have a nice big budget for your stroller, you might get annoyed with how much you need to pay when you want extra additions for your stroller.

Lastly, in terms of feedback and reviews from parents who also purchased and used the stroller – a lot of them had mostly nice things to say and were super happy with their purchase. However, here is an overview of the likes and dislikes they mentioned:

  • Super stylish stroller
  • Smooth ride on all terrain
  • Easy to maneuver and make turns
  • Quick and easy to fold
  • Large basket for storing things
  • Car seat and bassinet compatible
  • Fold is a bit bulky

There were barely any negative reviews to be found for the stroller. The only issue a very few parents pointed out was the size of the stroller. It is quite bulky so you need a bit of room to store it. You’d need to have enough room in your car trunk and also in your home to store the stroller. These are points to consider before choosing the stroller. If you have enough room to store the stroller in your home and your car, then the Uppababy Cruz is definitely a top stroller for you! 

Based on the stroller features and parent reviews, the Uppababy Cruz Travel System gets:

Overall Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

Price for Quality: 4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)

Sturdiness: 4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5) 

Ease of Use and Maneuverability: 4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

Features: 4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

Stroller Video Demo

Here is a quick Uppababy Cruz Travel System demo by Uppababy. Gives you a quick show of most of the stroller’s features.

Uppababy Cruz Travel System Specifications

Item Weight: 25.5 lbs

Open Dimensions:       37″ L x 22.5″ W x 39.5″ H

Folded Dimensions:     16.5″ L x 22.8″ W x 33″ H

Max. Allowed Weight: 50 lbs

Where to Buy?

You can check out the Uppababy Cruz Travel System at Amazon.

Conclusion –  Uppababy Cruz Travel System Review

And that’s it for a full Uppababy Cruz Travel System review! It is a super stylish luxury stroller for both newborns and toddlers. And has all the features you’d want to have in your everyday stroller. It has all-terrain wheels for going over any terrain, and it has received a lot of great reviews for its ease of use and quality. 

The above gives you the complete Uppababy Cruz travel system review, and tells you all you need to know about the stroller. So I hope I have provided you with enough information to help make your purchase decision!

If you have any question or if something is not entirely clear to you, do not hesitate to contact me or put down your comment below. Thanks for reading, and happy shopping!!

xx Krista

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