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The Best Car Seat Strollers

March 18, 2016
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Based on 10,529 analyzed reviews

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

Choosing a stroller takes careful thought and consideration. After all, a stroller needs to keep your baby safe. We know what an important purchase this is, so we researched some of the most popular models on the market to help make your decision a little less overwhelming.

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 based on user observations of a handful of different features, including ease of use, weight, safety and accessories.

Our analysis

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, which factors into the overall score, is indicative of reviewers’ satisfaction with the stroller as it relates to the baby. Categories that factor into this score include comfort, safety features and noise level.

Ease of use: This score, which factors into the overall 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 are our top picks, ranked in order of overall score.

The strollers

1. Chicco Keyfit Caddy

Designed specifically for the Chicco Keyfit Infant Car Seat, parents loved the way the lightweight Chicco Keyfit Caddy unfolds with one hand, gives baby a smooth ride, adjusts to four different heights, and comes equipped with toe-tap locking brakes.


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Chicco Keyfit Caddy

  • Overall score: 9.6
  • Functionality: 9.5
  • Ease of use: 9.7

Buyers Like

  • Effortless, one-hand open and close
  • Car seat snaps in with ease
  • Smooth ride, easy steering

Buyers Dislike

  • Parental accessories are too small

Read our full Chicco Keyfit Caddy review

2. Graco SnugRider Elite

Click your Graco infant car seat into the easy-to-unfold, ultra-lightweight Graco SnugRider Elite, and your car seat becomes a travel solution that parents love for its easy-open and -close convenience. Parents were less enthralled by the somewhat bumpy ride it gave baby.


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Graco Snugrider Elite

  • Overall score: 9.1
  • Functionality: 7.5
  • Ease of use: 9.7

Buyers Like

  • Ease of opening and folding
  • Lightweight and compact

Buyers Dislike

  • Bumpy ride for baby
  • Not enough storage

3. Baby Trend Snap-N-Go EX Universal

The lightweight Baby Trend Snap-N-Go EX Universal is easy to open and fold, allowing you to move your baby from car to stroller without waking. Although the manufacturer says it accepts a variety of car seats, some parents complained that it didn’t fit all car seats securely.


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Baby Trend Snap & Go EX Universal

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

Buyers Like

  • Lightweight and easy to open and fold
  • Comfortable ride

Buyers Dislike

  • Car seat connection felt unsafe to some
  • Doesn’t work with all car seats
  • Storage basket is difficult to access

4. Baby Trend Snap-N-Go Double

With its lightweight, easy-fold frame, the Baby Trend Snap-N-Go Double allows you to snap in two infant car seats, making it easy to move two babies from car to stroller without disturbing them. Again, while the manufacturer says it accepts a variety of car seats, some parents disagreed.


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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 and compact
  • Smooth and comfortable ride

Buyers Dislike

  • Storage basket doesn’t work with car seats in place
  • Some parents say it doesn’t fit every seat
  • Car seats feel loose even when secured


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