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The Best Baby Jogger Strollers

June 10, 2016
Product Comparisons, Shopping
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Choosing a stroller takes careful thought and consideration. After all, you trust a stroller with your baby’s safety. We know what an important purchase this is, so we researched some of the most popular models on the market to make your decision less overwhelming.

Baby Jogger, despite its name, doesn’t exclusively design strollers for jogging. Most of the brand’s models focus on convenience and versatility, offering one-handed folding, reclining seats and the ability to function as a travel system (with a separately purchased car seat adapter) for infants.

The Baby Jogger City Mini GT — which tops our list of the best Baby Jogger strollers — is a traditional stroller featuring thick wheels and suspension for a smooth ride. But if you’re looking for a model that can keep up with your active lifestyle, the Baby Jogger Summit X3 is a sturdy choice for jogging. It’s worth noting that you’ll have to purchase trays, cup holders and other accessories separately for whichever model you choose.

Our analysis: Based on 10,529 reviews

NerdWallet Shopping’s scoring of the best Baby Jogger strollers is based on our analysis of the opinions of experts and shoppers like you.

To narrow the field, we looked at expert opinions from review sites such as The Sweethome, CNET and Good Housekeeping. After that, we analyzed user reviews to see what shoppers were saying about each stroller’s best (and worst) attributes.

We recognize that consumers look for different qualities in strollers, so we scored these user observations based on a handful of different features, including ease of use, weight, safety, accessories and more.

Our final stroller scores run from a low of 1 to a high of 10. Here’s how we came up with the numbers:

Overall score: This score is indicative of reviewers’ overall satisfaction level with the stroller as a whole across 13 criteria, including ease of use, maneuverability, accessories and durability.

Functionality: This score is indicative of reviewers’ satisfaction with the stroller’s level of functionality, in particular how it relates to the baby. Categories that factor into this score include comfort, safety features and noise level.

Ease of use: This score is indicative of reviewers’ satisfaction with how easy it is to use the stroller. Categories that factor into this score include ability to fold the stroller, weight of the stroller and maneuverability.

These are our top Baby Jogger stroller picks, ranked in order of overall score.

The strollers

1. Baby Jogger City Mini GT

All-terrain wheels, an adjustable seat and a UV 50+ sunshade contribute to a comfortable ride in the Baby Jogger City Mini GT, whether on concrete or grass.


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Baby Jogger City Mini GT

  • Overall score: 8.82
  • Functionality: 8.8
  • Ease of use: 9.29

Buyers Like

  • One-handed folding with the lift of a strap.
  • Easy to push.
  • Large, multiposition canopy.

Buyers Dislike

  • Relatively small storage basket.
  • Tray and other accessories must be purchased separately.
  • Stroller is somewhat wobbly.

2. Baby Jogger Summit X3

The Baby Jogger Summit X3 has convenient hand-activated brakes and a front wheel lock located on the handlebar, allowing active parents to maintain control when switching between walking and jogging.


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Baby Jogger Summit X3

  • Overall score: 8.79
  • Functionality: 9.07
  • Ease of use: 9.29

Buyers Like

  • Quick and easy to fold.
  • Smooth ride on or off road.
  • Wheel-lock feature.

Buyers Dislike

  • Heavy build.
  • Accessories aren’t included.

3. Baby Jogger City Mini

At less than 18 pounds, the lightweight Baby Jogger City Mini is designed to make transport less of a hassle for busy folks. This standard stroller is simple to fold and maneuver using one hand.


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Baby Jogger City Mini

  • Overall score: 8.63
  • Functionality: 9.38
  • Ease of use: 9.45

Buyers Like

  • Easy to fold and unfold.
  • Light and simple to carry.
  • Comfortable reclining seats.

Buyers Dislike

  • Accessories cost extra.
  • Not enough storage space.

4. Baby Jogger City Select

The Baby Jogger City Select can adapt to meet parents’ needs as their child (or family) grows. The stroller features a multiposition seat and can fit a bassinet or car seat for infants. Add a second seat to convert it to a double and a glider board to accommodate a third child. Note that the accessories must be purchased separately.


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Baby Jogger City Select

  • Overall score: 8.32
  • Functionality: 9.31
  • Ease of use: 7.89

Buyers Like

  • Safe and sturdy.
  • Large storage basket.
  • Steers with ease.

Buyers Dislike

  • Lack of accessories.
  • Bulky, especially with a second seat attached.

5. Baby Jogger City Mini Double

Independently adjustable seats and canopies help keep both of your children comfortable and protected. Although it’s a double stroller, it’s designed to fit through most doorways and can fold compactly.


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Baby Jogger City Mini - Double

  • Overall score: 8.27
  • Functionality: 9.68
  • Ease of use: 8.63

Buyers Like

  • Comfortable ride.
  • Easy to navigate in tight spaces.
  • Safe and secure.

Buyers Dislike

  • Small, hard-to-reach storage basket.
  • Somewhat heavy.
  • Accessories aren’t included.

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