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The Best Jogging Strollers

March 15, 2016
Product Comparisons, Shopping
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Based on 10,529 analyzed reviews

NerdWallet Shopping’s scoring of the best jogging 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, your baby’s safety while you’re out and about is important. We researched some of the most popular models on the market to help you decide.

To narrow down the field, we looked at expert opinions from review sites such as The Sweethome, CNET and Good Housekeeping. We then analyzed user reviews to get their opinions on 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 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 shows reviewers’ overall satisfaction level with the stroller across 13 criteria, including functionality, ease of use, maneuverability, accessories and durability.

Functionality: This score, which factors into the overall score, reflects 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, which also factors into the overall score, indicates reviewers’ satisfaction with how easy it is to use the stroller. Categories that factor into this score include the ease of folding the stroller, the stroller’s weight and its maneuverability.

These strollers are our top picks, ranked in order of overall score.

The strollers

1. Baby Jogger Summit X3

The Baby Jogger Summit X3, a highly maneuverable hybrid jogger/stroller, won high marks for its smooth ride and remote wheel lock, which allow a seamless transition from jogging and strolling, and the stroller’s expansive sun canopy.


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Baby Jogger Summit X3

  • Overall score: 8.79
  • Functionality: 9.1
  • Ease of use: 8.7

Buyers Like

  • One-hand folding
  • All-wheel suspension for smoother ride
  • Maneuverability

Buyers Dislike

  • Heavy
  • Accessories need to be purchased separately

2. BOB Revolution Flex

Regardless of how tall or short you might be, the BOB Revolution Flex’s push bar adjusts to your height so you can run in comfort, while its state-of-the-art suspension, pneumatic tires and tubes, and five-point harness mean a smooth, safe ride for baby.


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BOB Revolution Flex

  • Overall score: 8.78
  • Functionality: 9.3
  • Ease of use: 8.7

Buyers Like

  • Excellent maneuverability, even with one hand
  • Smooth ride, regardless of terrain
  • Oversized canopy and padded seat

Buyers Dislike

  • Bulky and relatively heavy
  • Lack of accessories

Read our full BOB Revolution Flex review

3. Baby Trend Expedition Jogger

With its locking front swivel wheel and pneumatic bicycle-style tires, the Baby Trend Expedition Jogger maneuvers your child smoothly through any terrain. And when you’re done for the day, a trigger allows for easy collapse and storage.


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Baby Trend Expedition Jogger

  • Overall score: 8.7
  • Functionality: 8.8
  • Ease of use: 8.5

Buyers Like

  • Light, sturdy and easy to fold
  • Smooth ride with a wrist strap for safety
  • Able to accommodate car seat

Buyers Dislike

  • Relatively bulky
  • Issues with durability

4. Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Jogging Stroller

The Joovy Zoom 360’s suspension helps mitigate bumps and makes the ride more comfortable. Lightweight mesh provides ventilation, while the lockable front swivel wheel allows for maximum maneuverability when you break into a run.


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Joovy Zoom 360 jogging

  • Overall score: 8.43
  • Functionality: 8.9
  • Ease of use: 7.7

Buyers Like

  • Bike-style wheels and shocks mean a smooth ride
  • Folds easily with pop-off wheels for stowing
  • Roomy storage basket

Buyers Dislike

  • Relatively heavy
  • Difficulty adjusting recline

5. Chicco Activ3

The sturdy Chicco Activ3 carries children from 6 months up to 50 pounds in a comfy, multiposition seat that reclines. It has an adjustable five-point harness, or you can snap in a Chicco Keyfit car seat for added convenience.


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Chicco Activ3

  • Overall score: 8.41
  • Functionality: 9.8
  • Ease of use: 8.0

Buyers Like

  • Smooth, comfortable ride
  • Push-bar-mounted brake and wheel lock
  • Car seat clips in easily

Buyers Dislike

  • Bulky and heavy
  • Lacking cup holders and snack tray

6. BOB Sport Utility Single

The rugged yet lightweight BOB Sport Utility Single features a fixed front wheel and state-of-the-art suspension for a stable, smooth ride regardless of terrain; a padded seat with five-point harness to keep baby comfortable and safe; and an adapter so you can clip in a car seat and/or snack tray.


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BOB Sport Utility Single

  • Overall score: 8.39
  • Functionality: 9.6
  • Ease of use: 7.3

Buyers Like

  • Large shocks and chunky tires for a smooth ride
  • Five-point harness and hand brake for safety
  • Easy to fold and stow

Buyers Dislike

  • Quite bulky, even when folded
  • Cup holders and other accessories sold separately

7. Graco Relay Click Connect

Whether you “click connect” a Graco car seat or use it as is, the Graco Relay Click Connect’s pneumatic tires, suspension system and locking front swivel wheel contribute to this jogger’s smooth, steady ride. Its UV50 sunshade and reflective fabric keep baby safe from harm.


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Graco Relay Click Connect jog

  • Overall score: 8.39
  • Functionality: 9.7
  • Ease of use: 8.1

Buyers Like

  • Soft seat, smooth ride
  • Sturdy and stable
  • Easy to steer whether walking or running

Buyers Dislike

  • Not very durable
  • Accessories are subpar or lacking
  • Bulky

8. BOB Revolution SE

You’ll have no excuse not to workout with the BOB Revolution SE stroller, because the state-of-the-art suspension, locking front swivel wheel and padded, adjustable seating make it easy to take your darling out for a run.


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BOB Revolution SE

  • Overall score: 8.36
  • Functionality: 9.1
  • Ease of use: 8.4

Buyers Like

  • Effortless maneuverability
  • Sturdy, smooth, stable ride
  • Adjustable handlebar

Buyers Dislike

  • Cumbersome size
  • Very little storage
  • Accessories cost extra

Read our full BOB Revolution SE review

9. Schwinn Turismo Swivel Single

Whether you use it with a car seat or as is, the Schwinn Turismo Swivel Single’s wide-tread tires and locking 12-inch front swivel wheel provide a smooth, steady ride for children up to 50 pounds.


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Schwinn Turismo Swivel Single

  • Overall score: 7.6
  • Functionality: 8.4
  • Ease of use: 7.5

Buyers Like

  • Spring suspension, cushioned seat and harness
  • Maneuverable and easy to steer
  • Sturdy and secure

Buyers Dislike

  • Low-quality MP3 speakers
  • Durability issues, inadequate customer service
  • Squeaks and rattles


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