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UPPAbaby Vista V2 vs. Cruz V2 Strollers

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Buckle-up that new 5-point no re-thread harness, it's time to compare UPPAbaby’s new V2 strollers, the Vista V2 vs. Cruz V2.

Historically, the Vista has been “King of the castle” and the obvious choice for most parents-to-be due to its large wheels, supreme suspension, and ability to convert into a double stroller. But with the re-design and launch of the 2020 V2, the new generation of Vista and Cruz strollers are now more similar than ever. So much so that the Cruz V2 has been given the nickname “mini Vista”.

So, how will you decide which V2 is right for you?
Today we are putting these full-size strollers' side by side for a quick and easy comparison.

May the best stroller [for your family] win! Let's start by getting you up to speed on all things V2...

UPPAbaby Vista V2 Product Review
UPPAbaby Cruz V2 Product Review 

V2 Similarities

Vista V2 + Cruz V2 are both considered full-size strollers
Vista V2 + Cruz V2 now have the exact same Toddler Seat and updated + upgraded canopy 
  • Full-size reversible Toddler Seat with a higher back, longer leg rest, and deeper footrest 
  • Canopy with zip-out fabric extender, two air vent panels, and UPF 50+ coverage 
  • Five-point, no-rethread harness 
  • Suitable from 3 months to 50 lbs 

Vista V2 + Cruz V2 both boast 100% full-grain leather details
Vista V2 + Cruz V2 now has the same fashion options which mean you don’t have to sacrifice the stroller you want for the colour you crave. 

V2 Differences 


Vista V2 is a convertible stroller that can morph into a tandem double stroller with the addition of a second seat known as a RumbleSeat, sold separately.

Vista V2: full-size expandable stroller
Cruz V2: full-size stroller


Vista V2 includes a bassinet with your purchase the Cruz V2 does not.
However, you can purchase the bassinet attachment separately in order to turn your stroller into a functioning pram. The UPPAbaby sleep safe bassinet is compatible with your Cruz V2 stroller frame and retails for under $300.

Don't forget the bassinet stand

Vista V2: bassinet included
Cruz V2: bassinet sold separately 


Though the Cruz V2 wheels have gotten a HUGE upgrade—the Vista V2 remains King of this category with slightly larger wheels and better overall suspension.

Vista V2: 8 in. foam-filled front wheels + 11.5 in. foam-filled rear wheels |  all-wheel suspension 
Cruz V2: 
7 in. foam-filled front wheels + 10 in. foam-filled rear wheels |  front + dual-action rear suspension 


Vista V2
Folded 17.3” L x 25.7” W x 33” H
Unfolded 32.8” L x 25.7” W x 39.5” H
= 27 lbs.

Cruz V2

Folded 16.5” L x 22.5” W x 32.5” H
Unfolded 31” L x 22.5” W x 40” H
= 25.5 lbs. 


Who Wins?

The truth is, if you are on the fence between purchasing a Vista V2 or a Cruz V2 only you will know which choice is best for your [growing] family. Other than some minor specifications that we noted in the chart above, the ability to convert into a double stroller is now the major difference between the Vista V2 and the Cruz V2.

Our suggestion? If there is even a SLIGHT possibility that you may expand your family in the future, then hands down, you should go with the Vista V2. It will save you from purchasing a new stroller once the time comes to welcome baby number two!

If you go with the Cruz V2 don't stress too much about committing to a single stroller. When the time comes, we would be happy to help you choose a suitable double stroller option.

To learn all about the must-have accessories for your new UPPAbaby Stroller, check out our round-up articles for the Cruz V2 and the Vista V2.

Judith Little

Snuggle Mama

Boasting a background in Broadcast Journalism, Judith is a talented content creator and the vivacious host of the Snuggle Bugz “40 Weeks to Forever” podcast. Being the youngest of six kids, a busy family has always been at the core of her life — a tradition she continues as the proud mama of two energetic boys. Judith is a vital member of the Snuggle Bugz team, who passionately offers support, encouragement, and guidance to others navigating the adventure of parenthood.  


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