Britax B-Agile vs. Baby Jogger City Mini: A Lightweight Stroller Sampler

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Strollers are designed to make toting around your little one a bit easier, but sometimes figuring out which stroller to buy can be a headache.

Well before you fasten in your baby and head out for a walk, let us help make your purchase decision clearer with a side-by-side comparison of two popular lightweight strollers.

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The strollers: At a glance

The Britax B-Agile 3 is a $269.99 model with a streamlined design and plenty of storage compartments, while the $249.99 Baby Jogger City Mini promises to be “the perfect choice for traversing the urban jungle.”

Similar in styling as well as function, both of these strollers are intended for daily use.

But with such close price points, what is it that differentiates these two strollers? We did an in-depth comparison to find out.

  Britax B-Agile 3Baby Jogger City Mini
Price$269.99 from Britax$249.99 from Baby Jogger
TypeEveryday strollerEveryday stroller
ColorBlack, red, sandstone, sapphire, meadow, limeade, aqua, concordSand/stone, black/gray, crimson/gray, lime/gray, purple/gray, teal/gray
Weight16.5 pounds16.8 pounds
CanopyYesYes
Travel system compatibleYesYes
Maximum child weight55 pounds50 pounds
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britax-b-agile-lightweight-stroler-storyThe strollers: Up close and personal

Britax B-Agile 3

NerdWallet takes you shopping: First in our comparison is the B-Agile 3 from Britax, a lightweight stroller with a regular retail price of $269.99.

The Britax B-Agile 3 features an aluminum frame, one-hand fold design, three-wheel configuration, large under-seat storage, zippered pocket, all-wheel suspension system, five-point harness and swivel front wheels. Additional components include its extra-large canopy, safety-oriented reflective harness straps and parking brake.

This 16.5-pound model comes in a variety of colors and can support a child from birth up to a maximum weight of 55 pounds.

For parents who want a full travel system (a stroller that can also hold a car seat), this stroller is compatible with all Britax infant car seats.

Good fit for: If you don’t mind spending a little extra cash, this Britax stroller’s safety-first design, lightweight build and travel system compatibility make it a logical choice for busy parents in search of a reliable product for daily use.

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Baby Jogger City Mini

NerdWallet takes you shopping: The City Mini from Baby Jogger costs $249.99 — making it $20 more affordable than the above-described Britax.

Similar to the B-Agile 3, the City Mini is sold in a variety of color combinations. Also similar to the Britax, it features a one-hand fold, sun canopy, three-wheel configuration and swivel front wheel.
This model is slightly heavier than the Britax model (16.8 pounds compared to 16.5 pounds) and can support a smaller weight maximum (50 pounds compared to 55 pounds).

If you’re interested in expanding the Baby Jogger City Mini, it can also be turned into a travel system. Stroller owners will just need to use a car seat adapter (sold separately) to fit a compatible car seat. For full compatibility instructions, consult the Baby Jogger Car Seat Adapter Guide.

Good fit for: For something a little more affordable, opt for the Baby Jogger City Mini. This lightweight stroller combines convenience (one-hand fold), protection (UV 50+ sun canopy) and utility (reclining seat and front-wheel suspension). But don’t let the brand name confuse you — this stroller is not intended for jogging.

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Courtney Jespersen is a staff writer at NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Email: courtney@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @courtneynerd.


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