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Bugaboo Lynx vs UPPAbaby Cruz | Stroller Comparison

Come one, come all to the face off of the season! In one corner we have the brand new Bugaboo Lynx, Bugaboo’s newest (and lightest!) full-size stroller, pricing in at $899, and in the other we have the UPPAbaby Cruz, a fan favorite stroller that’s been dominating the market for years, pricing in at $549. Which one will win a place in your home (and heart)?

All kidding aside, though, we’re so excited to take a closer look at the Bugaboo Lynx and the UPPAbaby Cruz. They’re both great strollers, and could be an amazing fit for your family. Let’s dive into the details!


The Bugaboo Lynx


At first glance, the Bugaboo Lynx and the UPPAbaby Cruz are very, VERY similar strollers. Both are lightweight, single-seater strollers. Both weigh just over twenty pounds (the Lynx weighs twenty-four pounds, the Cruz weighs twenty-one pounds), and have reversible seating options for your child. Neither of these strollers comes with a bassinet–families wanting to use the Lynx or the Cruz right away with their newborn will have to purchase a bassinet, car seat (the Bugaboo Turtle’s adapters fit the Lynx!) and/or other accessory (like the UPPAbaby SnugSeat or the Lynx’s Bassinet Fabric Set) to accommodate their new arrival. Both strollers can stand alone while folded, and both are, in the opinion of this Magic Beans blogger, pretty awesome strollers.


The UPPAbaby Cruz


So, what’s the catch? If they’re both so similar, how can anyone decide which one to buy?

While the Lynx and the Cruz are pretty darn similar, there are a few key differences between these two strollers. The first big difference is how the Lynx and the Cruz fold down: the Lynx can fold down no matter what position its seat is in, while the Cruz’s seat must be in the forward-facing position in order to fold. Another difference can be found in the wheels of the strollers, as the Lynx’s back wheels are larger (eleven and a half inches) than the Cruz’s (eight inches), making for a more stable and smooth ride. Of course, these advantages that the Lynx has over the Cruz may be totally redeemed by the Cruz’s lower price point, so each stroller must be considered as a whole.


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Now that you’ve got all the stats, are you still wondering which of these strollers is best for your family? We recommend considering the needs of both you and your children! Are you always walking down cobblestone streets, or do you not need larger wheels on your stroller? How often do you fold down your stroller? If you need help answering these questions, be sure to drop us a line! We’re always happy to talk shop. You can contact our Baby Gear Gurus via phone (866-600-BEAN) during business hours (M-F, 9 am-5 pm EST) or by utilizing the Product Expert Chat on our website. You can also get all the advice you need by visiting our blog and YouTube channel!

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