November 3, 2023

UPPABaby® Stroller Comparison: Vista® V2 and Cruz® V2
by UPPAbaby
  • Parents sitting on a park bench with their child next to an UPPAbaby Cruz V2 stroller

Selecting the perfect stroller is an important part of the parenthood journey.Every stroll, errand, or trip can become an opportunity to create cherished memories. At UPPAbaby, a community of like-minded parents, we understand this, and we’ve curated a selection of strollers, like the Vista V2 and Cruz V2, that resonate with a variety of lifestyles.

Whether you are walking in the city or spending time at the park, using the right stroller is essential for enjoying the little moments. As you decide which UPPAbaby® stroller aligns best with your family’s rhythm, this guide aims to highlight the strengths and distinctions between two of UPPAbaby’s star players – the Vista®V2 and Cruz®V2.


Vista V2 or Cruz V2: Making the Choice

A mother looking in on her child in their UPPAbaby Cruz V2 with Bassinet

The UPPAbaby Vista V2 and Cruz V2 strollers are both stellar options tailored to meet the ever-changing needs of growing families, with several key features in common. Each is compatible with the Performance Travel System, designed to work effortlessly with our Mesa Infant Car Seats, requiring no additional adapters. This ensures a seamless transition from car to stroller, making travel less of a hassle.

Both strollers also prioritize comfort and convenience; they feature a reversible Toddler Seat with an adjustable recline for your child’s comfort, a 50 UPF+ extendable canopy to shield your little one from the sun, and a no-rethread harness that adjusts to fit your child as they grow. Additionally, the telescoping handlebar can be adjusted to the parent’s preference, ensuring a comfortable push for individuals of varying heights.

However, the two strollers differ in key areas that cater to different lifestyles and preferences. The Vista V2 transitions from a single to a double stroller, fits three kids with the PiggyBack board, is ideal for growing families, and includes a Bassinet. 

The Cruz V2’s compact frame is better for tight urban spaces, and can also use the PiggyBack for an extra child. Storage-wise, the Vista V2 has a 30-pound capacity basket, while the Cruz V2’s basket holds up to 25 pounds.

In essence, if you value expansive functionality and plan for more children, the Vista V2 is your go-to stroller. If you prefer a more streamlined, space-efficient stroller that still offers some growth flexibility, the Cruz V2 is your ideal match.


UPPAbaby Vista V2: The All-in-One Wonder

UPPAbaby Vista V2 Full Size Stroller | Theo | Dark Taupe | Silver Frame | Chestnut LeatherUPPAbaby Vista V2 Full Size Stroller | Theo | Dark Taupe | Silver Frame | Chestnut Leather | Folded

The UPPAbaby Vista V2 is renowned for its versatility, storage space, and comfortable design – not only for children but for parents too! The included Bassinet gives newborns a cozy start, while older kids can enjoy riding in the toddler seat. 


At UPPAbaby, we take pride in the adaptability of the Vista V2. With the ability to convert from a single to a double stroller – even up to three with the PiggyBack accessory—it’s perfect for growing families. Whether you are expanding your family or becoming a parent for the first time, the UPPAbaby Vista V2 can effortlessly accommodate your needs. With the RumbleSeat® accessory, UPPAbaby makes sure that your growing family can share all of life’s adventures together.


Every parent understands the juggling of trying to pack bags, toys, and baby essentials. The Vista V2’s extra-large storage basket can hold up to 30 lbs, allowing the V2 to help simplify those family outings by ensuring that everything has a place.


UPPAbaby Cruz V2: The Urban Warrior

UPPAbaby Cruz V2 Full Size Stroller | Theo | Dark Taupe | Silver Frame | Chestnut LeatherUPPAbaby Cruz V2 Full Size Stroller | Theo | Dark Taupe | Silver Frame | Chestnut Leather | Folded

The UPPAbaby Cruz V2 remains a single stroller; its lighter frame and narrower design make navigating bustling sidewalks and tight spaces smoother. The Cruz V2 offers a reversible toddler seat and an extendable sun canopy, ensuring that every ride is comfortable for your little one.


The Cruz V2 is a shining example of sleek efficiency and compact design. Imagine navigating city sidewalks or darting in and out of cafés with the same ease as walking through an open park. The Cruz V2‘s ability to fold compactly was meticulously designed with urban lifestyles in mind. It’s not just about saving space; it’s about integrating seamlessly into your fast-paced life.


With its streamlined design, the UPPAbaby Cruz V2 ensures that urban exploration with your baby is effortless. If the city sometimes feels like an obstacle course, the Cruz V2 includes an all-wheel suspension that includes a patented two-stage system and advanced shock-absorbing suspension, allowing you to maneuver through tight spots.


Stroll With Confidence

Three children laughing and smiling in their UPPAbaby Vista V2 Full Size Stroller

Decisions, decisions! Parenting can come with lots of them. Whether you lean toward the adaptability of the Vista V2 or the city-friendly Cruz V2, you’re always choosing quality, comfort, and style with UPPAbaby. Both strollers ensure a safe and comfortable journey for your precious one so use this stroller comparison, trust your instincts, and get ready for some beautiful adventures with your little sidekick.