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The Best Baby Trend Strollers of 2016

May 20, 2016
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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 easier.

Baby Trend is a well-liked brand that’s appeared in many of our best stroller roundups. If you need a stroller that’s easy to fold and that won’t take up too much space in the trunk, the Baby Trend Snap-N-Go EX Universal is a strong choice. It tops our list of the best Baby Trend strollers and is compatible with most car seats. If you’re looking for the same features but have two little ones to accommodate, try the Baby Trend Snap-N-Go Double.

Our analysis: Based on 10,529 reviews

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

To narrow down 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.

Let’s see which strollers made our list and how they fared. These strollers are our top picks, ranked in order of overall score.

The strollers

1. Baby Trend Snap-N-Go EX Universal

The lightweight, easy-to-fold Baby Trend Snap-N-Go EX Universal holds most infant car seats. It’s worth noting that some parents found the stroller’s name misleading, as the car seats actually strap in rather than “snap” into place.


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Baby Trend Snap-N-Go EX Universal

  • Overall score: 8.8
  • Functionality: 8.4
  • Ease of use: 8.8

Buyers Like

  • Light and easy to lift.
  • Compact size.
  • One-handed folding.

Buyers Dislike

  • Storage basket is hard to access.
  • Difficult to attach car seat

2. Baby Trend Expedition Jogger

The large front swivel wheel tires help make the 26-pound Baby Trend Expedition Jogger easy to steer while walking, and the front wheel can also lock in place, so the ride will remain smooth for your child while you’re running.


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Baby Trend Expedition

  • Overall score: 8.7
  • Functionality: 8.8
  • Ease of use: 8.8

Buyers Like

  • Smooth ride on all terrains.
  • Easy to steer.
  • Wrist strap.

Buyers Dislike

  • Bulky when folded.
  • Seat is tricky to adjust.
  • Shallow cup holders.

3. Baby Trend Snap-N-Go Double

The Baby Trend Snap-N-Go Double features tandem seats and easy folding. The stroller frame accepts car seats, so parents can transport their children to and from the car.


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Baby Trend Snap-N-Go Double

  • Overall score: 8.6
  • Functionality: 7.7
  • Ease of use: 8.5

Buyers Like

  • Lightweight frame.
  • Smooth, comfortable ride.
  • Simple folding.

Buyers Dislike

  • Some car seats don’t fit.
  • Difficult to reach storage basket.

4. Baby Trend Expedition Travel System

The easy-to-maneuver Baby Trend Expedition Travel System jogger offers the same features as the standard Expedition Jogger, but includes a compatible car seat for convenience on the go. It’s also quite a bit heavier at 41 pounds, which some parents found bothersome.


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Baby Trend Expedition Travel System

  • Overall score: 8
  • Functionality: 8.7
  • Ease of use: 6.6

Buyers Like

  • Large storage space.
  • Comfortable ride.
  • Five-point harness.

Buyers Dislike

  • Heavy, especially with car seat.
  • Difficult to stow.
  • Tough to fold.

5. Baby Trend Expedition ELX Travel System

The Baby Trend Expedition ELX Travel System expands upon the other more basic Expedition models. It features the same durable bicycle-style wheels, but it also offers built-in MP3 player-compatible speakers to help make your jog enjoyable for both you and your child.


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Baby Trend Expedition ELX Travel System

  • Overall score: 7.5
  • Functionality: 8.6
  • Ease of use: 5.8

Buyers Like

  • Stable, comfortable ride.
  • Sturdy.
  • Easy to steer.

Buyers Dislike

  • Bulky.
  • Relatively heavy at 42 pounds.
  • Difficult to adjust seat.

6. Baby Trend Sit N’ Stand Double

The Baby Trend Sit N’ Stand Double is a tandem stroller with versatile seats that can be positioned to face forward or backward. Parents can also remove the rear seat so an older child can either sit or stand.


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Baby Trend Sit N' Stand Double Stroller

  • Overall score: 6.8
  • Functionality: 7.2
  • Ease of use: 5.9

Buyers Like

  • Adjustable seating.
  • Car seats fit securely.
  • Trays and cup holders for parents and kids.

Buyers Dislike

  • Small, hard-to-reach storage basket.
  • Large and heavy.
  • Difficult to push.

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