Uppababy Vista vs City Select

– the complete Uppababy Vista vs City Select stroller review!

The Uppababy Vista and the Baby Jogger City Select are both everyday strollers for newborns and toddlers. The main difference is that the Uppababy Vista is a luxury style stroller, while the City Select is like a more affordable alternative to it. They are both very similar in terms of features, but in terms of quality and design, the Uppababy Vista pulls a bit ahead.

They are both car seat compatible and can be used for both newborns and toddlers. And they are also both convertible strollers which can be converted from a single to double stroller for up to two kids (by attaching an additional seat).

Here is a complete review of all you need to know about both the Uppababy Vista and the City Select:

Uppababy Vista Stroller

YSG Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)

Price: $$$$

Baby Jogger City Select Stroller

YSG Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)

Price: $$$

Uppababy Vista vs City Select – Affordability 

In terms of price, the City Select is way more affordable than the Uppababy Vista which isn’t so surprising. The Uppababy Vista is a stylish luxury style stroller at a cost of almost $1000 while the City Select only reaches about half that price. 

Although they both have roughly the same number of features, the Uppababy Vista is designed with more high quality materials and high-end technologies that gives it a fairly higher quality but a more hefty price tag. 

Read on to know what features are included in both strollers and how they compare to one another!

Uppababy Vista vs City Select – Features

Single to Double Stroller: both the Uppababy Vista and the City Select can be transformed from a single to a double stroller. You can easily attach a second seat to the stroller seat for a second baby! Note: the additional stroller seat needs to be bought separately for both strollers.

Uppababy Second Seat

City Select Second Seat

Car Seat Compatible: Both strollers are car seat compatible. You can easily attach the Baby Jogger infant car seat to the City Select stroller frame. And the Uppababy Mesa infant car seat to the Uppababy Vista stroller frame. As a bonus, the City Select is also compatible with infant car seats from other brands – Britax, Chicco, Nuna, and Maxi Cosi. You only need to purchase the Baby Jogger car seat adapter, that allows you easily attach the car seat to the stroller frame. Note: for both strollers, the car seats also have to be purchased separately.

Uppababy Mesa Car Seat

Baby Jogger Infant Car Seat

Bassinet Stroller: Both strollers are also bassinet compatible. By attaching the bassinet, you transform your stroller into a stylish pram for your newborn. Note: the bassinet is already included in the price for the Uppababy Vista, but for the City Select, it has to be purchased separately.

Baby Jogger Infant Bassinet

Newborn Stroller: By replacing the stroller seat with an infant car seat or a bassinet, you can transform both the City Select and Uppababy Vista into strollers for newborns.

All-Terrain Wheels: the Uppababy Vista and the City Select have all-terrain wheels that give you and your baby a smooth ride over all terrain. In comparison, the Uppababy Vista has a smoother and nicer drive than the City Select. But they both move nicely and bump-free on smooth or rough terrain. 

Multi-Position Recline and Adjustable Footrest: the stroller seats for both strollers can be adjusted into multiple positions. From sitting upright to laying horizontally in a completely flat recline. This is great and convenient for taking naps. The adjustable footrest provides more comfort and room for your baby to rest their legs while sleeping. 

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. A bonus feature for the UPPAbaby Vista harness is that it can be adjusted to fit the height of smaller or taller kids. So once your baby is older the harnesses don’t become too tight or uncomfortable.

Reversible Stroller Seat: lastly, both stroller seats can be adjusted to be either forward or backwards facing. Even in the double stroller mode, you can have the stroller seats either facing you or facing forward. This gives you even more options for riding the stroller!

Stroller Fold: while the fold for each stroller is not so compact, they both fold up quite easily. Although the City Select folds up in two steps, the Uppababy Vista has a quick-fold feature that lets you fold up the stroller in a single step. Also, the Uppababy Vista folds up into a self-standing position, which makes it easier to store.

Adjustable Handlebar: the handlebars for both strollers can be adjusted to fit the height of the parent handling the stroller. This is nice for tall and short parents, where you can have the handlebar adjusted to your height or your partner’s.

Uppababy Vista vs City Select – Weight & Capacity 

In terms of weight, the Uppababy Vista is lighter than the City Select. It weighs around 27 lbs which is not too bad for a full-size stroller. On the other hand, the City Select is slightly heavier at almost 30 lbs. Which is considered quite heavy even for a full-size stroller.

Uppababy Vista Stroller Weight: 26.6 lbs

Baby Jogger City Select Stroller Weight: 29.7 lbs

In addition, the Uppababy Vista can carry up to 50 lbs of child weight, making it suitable for big/older toddlers – even 5 to 6 year olds. On the other hand, the City Select can only carry up to 45 lbs. 

Uppababy Vista vs City Select – Dimensions 

Both strollers are quite similar in dimensions however, the Uppababy Vista is slightly more compact than the City Select when unfolded. But the City Select gives you the option to fold the stroller without the seat which makes it a bit more compact once folded. 

Check out the folded and unfolded dimensions for both strollers below:

Unfolded Dimensions:

  • Uppababy Vista – 36″ L x 25.7″ W x 39.5″ H
  • City Select – 43.5″ L x 25.75″ W x 38.5″ H

Folded Dimensions:

  • Uppababy Vista – 17.3″ L x 25.7″ W x 33.3″ H
  • City Select – 12.5″ L x 25.75″ W x 32.75″ H

Uppababy Vista vs City Select – Basket

In terms of stroller basket size and its carrying capacity, both strollers have a fairly large stroller basket. However, the City Select can carry a bit more than the Uppababy Vista. 

Baby Jogger City Select: 45 lbs max. capability 

Uppababy Vista: 30 lbs max. capacity 

With both strollers you can carry quite a bit of your on-the-go items. You won’t need to carry that extra bag along with you all the time!

Uppababy Vista vs City Select – Canopy

If you’re looking for a nice large canopy with your stroller, then both strollers are there for you. They are both UPF50, sun-proof canopies that help protect your kid against harmful UV-rays. What sets the Uppababy Vista apart from the City Select is it’s really great quality fabric. It’s fabric and quality looks and feels much nicer when compared to the City Select.


In terms of variety, both strollers have a few color options you can choose from. The Uppababy Vista has up to 6 color options – Black, Grey, Green, Pink, White, and Blue. This gives you the option to choose a color that suits you best. On the other hand, the City Select has about 4 main color options – Grey, Blue, Dark Blue and Ocean Blue. The colors aren’t as distinct as the Uppababy Vista, but they still provide you with a few options. 

Pros and Cons

After reviewing both strollers, here is an overview of the pros and cons of each stroller.

Uppababy Vista

  • Great design and quality fabric
  • Can convert from single to double stroller
  • Has adjustable handlebar for all heights
  • All-terrain wheels rides really smoothly
  • Easy steering and maneuverability
  • Great for newborns and older toddlers
  • Car seat and bassinet compatible
  • Really pricey
  • Fold is not too compact

The Uppababy Vista barely has any Cons. Only obvious Con is it’s really high price of almost $1000. The other Con is it’s fold. It doesn’t fold so compactly meaning you need more room to store it. And if you have a small car, it might not fit in the boot. 

Baby Jogger City Select

  • Can convert from single to double stroller
  • All-terrain wheels rides nicely on all-terrain
  • Adjustable handlebar for all heights
  • Car seat and bassinet compatible
  • Less quality fabric – gets wrinkled easily
  • Max. stroller capacity of only 45 lbs
  • Extra accessories cost a lot

The Baby Jogger City Select is a really great, more affordable alternative to the Uppababy Vista stroller. It is not as luxury and great looking as the Uppababy Vista, but it includes all the features you’d find there. It also has a lot of pros and the only cons are: the fabric quality, the fact that the accessories like the adapter and bassinet need to be bought separately, and that the stroller can only take up to 45 lbs. 

Stroller Ratings

Based on the stroller features and parent reviews, both strollers have been giving a rating out of 5:

Uppababy Vista YSG Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)

Baby Jogger City Select YSG Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)

Conclusion- Uppababy Vista vs City Select

And that’s it for a full Uppababy Vista vs City Select review! They are both great strollers for newborns and toddlers for everyday use. They are also quite similar in terms of features, however the Uppababy Vista pulls a bit ahead in terms of quality, style, and design.

So if you’d like a luxury style stroller with great quality and design, then the Uppababy Vista is the best option for you. But if you’d like something more affordable but also with top features, then the City Select is the best option to go with!

The above has shown you all you need to know about the Uppababy and City Select strollers. I hope it has provided you with enough information to help you 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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