– the complete Uppababy Minu vs G Luxe stroller review!
Both the Uppababy Minu and G Luxe are quite similar in terms of their lightweight. However they are both quite different in terms of function. The G Luxe is a lightweight travel stroller that’s more suitable for taking for short trips like to the zoo or amusement park. While the Uppababy Minu is more of an everyday stroller that can be used from the birth of your baby till they are much older.
The Uppababy G Luxe can only be used for toddlers while the Uppababy Minu can be used for both newborns and toddlers.
Here is a complete review and comparison of both the Uppababy G Luxe and Minu:
YSG Rating: (4.5 / 5)
YSG Rating: (4.8 / 5)
Uppababy Minu vs G Luxe – Affordability
In terms of affordability, the Uppababy G Luxe is way more affordable than the Uppababy Minu. The G Luxe costs just under $200, while the Minu is just under $400.
You can’t however, compare both strollers just by their price. They both look quite similar, but they actually fall into different stroller categories. The G Luxe is a lightweight travel stroller, while the Minu is a lightweight, car seat compatible, full-size stroller for everyday use.
Read further to know the differences between each stroller!
Uppababy Minu vs G Luxe – Features
Car Seat Compatible: As a travel system stroller, the Uppababy Minu is car seat compatible! You can easily attach the Uppababy Mesa infant car seat to the Uppababy Minu stroller frame by using the Uppababy car seat adapter. This gives you another option for carrying your baby aboard the stroller. Note: the car seat and car seat adapters are not included in the price. You need to purchase them separately.
The Uppababy G Luxe on the other hand, is unfortunately not car seat compatible. If you need a stroller with a car seat option, you’d have to go with the Uppababy Minu instead.
Bassinet Stroller: In addition to being car seat compatible, the Nuna Minu is also bassinet compatible. It has a birth kit option that acts as a bassinet that can be attached to the stroller. With this birth kit, you can transform your stroller into a stylish looking pram. This gives you even more options for riding your stroller! Note: the birth kit also needs to be purchased separately.
The Uppababy G Luxe is unfortunately NOT bassinet compatible.
Newborn Stroller: of the two strollers, only the Uppababy Minu can be used for a newborn. The Uppababy Minu can be used from the birth of your baby – straight out of the hospital, till they are much older – up to 6 years old.
As mentioned earlier, the Uppababy Minu is car seat and bassinet compatible. By replacing the stroller seat with either of these options, your newborn can comfortably ride aboard the stroller. And once your baby is older (from 3 months), you can easily switch back to the stroller seat.
The Uppababy G Luxe is unfortunately not a newborn stroller. It can only be used for infants from 3 months old.
One-Hand Multi-Position Recline: both strollers have a one-hand recline feature. The Uppababy G Luxe reclines into three positions, while the Uppababy Minu reclines into multiple positions, including an almost flat recline.
With a nice recline feature, your baby can switch from sitting upright, to laying horizontally in a completely flat recline – especially great and convenient for taking naps.
In addition, each stroller has a footrest attached to the seats. This gives your baby some leg support while sitting on the stroller. The footrest can also be adjusted into multiple positions depending on how your baby is sitting.
5-Point Harness: in terms of safety, both strollers have a 5-point harness system that keeps your baby safely strapped into the stroller seat.
Quick One-Step Fold: Both strollers have a one-step quick fold features that allows you to fold up the strollers quickly and easily. The Uppababy Minu has the true one-hand fold that lets you fold up the stroller without having to free up both hands. The Minu folds in thirds and features shoulder straps for carrying. While the Uppababy G Luxe requires you to use both hands and the back wheels fold up like a typical umbrella stroller, making it the full length of the stroller when folded.
The one-hand fold is always more convenient especially when you’re in a hurry or on-the-go. You can hold your baby on one hand and fold your stroller with the other.
Uppababy Minu vs G Luxe – Wheels
For small lightweight strollers, both the Uppababy G Luxe and Minu have really nice wheels. They both have an all-wheel suspension system that helps to provide a smooth and bump-free ride.
Compared to most lightweight strollers, I’d say the G Luxe and Minu move quite nicely and are really easy to maneuver. .
Uppababy Minu vs G Luxe – Weight & Capacity
The Uppababy Minu and G Luxe are considered lightweight strollers – the Minu weighing just under 15 lbs and the G Luxe at 16 lbs.
Uppababy Minu Weight: 14.8 lbs
Uppababy G Luxe Weight: 16.3 lbs
The Uppababy Minu stroller is fit for children from 3 months to 50 lbs, so even with that lighter weight and smaller size, you’re looking at a stroller than can go from soon-after-birth to the older toddler years.
Surprisingly, the Uppababy Minu is lighter than the Uppababy G Luxe. Although a difference of 2 lbs is not so significant. It’s still a great bonus as it is not too easy to find a super lightweight yet car seat compatible stroller. While the G Luxe stroller can be used from three months of age till 55 lbs, which is the size of a typical 4-5 year old.
Lastly, both strollers have a nice carrying capacity – the Uppababy Minu can carry up to 50 lbs and the Uppababy G Luxe can carry up to 55 lb. This is great for carrying older toddlers – even up to 6 year olds!
Uppababy Minu vs G Luxe – Dimensions
In terms of dimensions, both the Uppababy Minu and Mixx are quite compact. However, the Uppababy Minu is slightly more compact at just around 18 inches wide.
- Uppababy G Luxe – 28.8” L x 18.8” W x 43” H
- Uppababy Minu – 35.5″L x 20.5″W x 41″H
Both strollers fold into a self standing position. The G Luxe folds upright, while the Minu folds up more compact and smaller.
- Uppababy G Luxe – 19.2″ L x 12″ W x 41.8″ H
- Uppababy Minu – 11.5″ L x 20.5″ W x 23″ H
Uppababy Minu vs G Luxe – Basket
The Uppababy Minu and G Luxe have decent sized front and rear accessible stroller baskets. They’re not so huge compared to most full-sized strollers but they still have a bit of room for carrying your on-the-go items – diapers, bottles, toys, snacks, etc. You might still need to take that extra bag with you if you need to carry a lot of stuff.
Uppababy Minu vs G Luxe – Canopy
Compared to most lightweight strollers, the Uppababy Minu and G Luxe have fairly large canopies. They are also both UPF50, sun-proof canopies that help protect your kid against harmful UV-rays. And apart from the UPF50 feature, the canopies are both of high quality fabrics and have a nice design. They also don’t get wrinkly or look of low quality material like most cheaply made lightweight strollers.
In terms of variety, both strollers offer a few nice options. The Uppababy Minu – black, gray, light blue, and the Uppababy G Luxe – black, gray, blue. This gives you a few options and allows you to pick a color that’s more to your liking!
Pros and Cons
Uppababy G Luxe
Based on the stroller features and parent reviews, both strollers have been giving a rating out of 5:
Uppababy Minu YSG Rating: (4.5 / 5)
Uppababy G Luxe YSG Rating: (4.8 / 5)
Conclusion- Uppababy Minu vs G Luxe
And that’s it for a full Uppababy Minu vs G Luxe review! Both strollers are great in terms of features and quality. However, If you’re looking for a lightweight stroller just for your toddler, then the G Luxe is the best stroller for you. And if you’d like an everyday stroller that is car seat compatible and can be used for both newborns and toddlers, then the Uppababy Minu is the better option for you.
The above tells you all you need to know about the Uppababy G Luxe and Minu. So I hope I have given you 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!!