Based on 10,529 analyzed reviews
NerdWallet’s scoring of the best tandem 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, 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 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 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 reflects reviewers’ overall satisfaction level with the stroller across 13 criteria, including ease of use, maneuverability, accessories and durability.
Baby Care: This score reflects reviewers’ satisfaction with the stroller’s capabilities, 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 reflects reviewers’ satisfaction with how easy it is to use the stroller. Categories that factor into this score include the 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.
1. Contours Options Elite Tandem Stroller
The Contours Options Elite Tandem Stroller has removable and reversible seats that can be adjusted to seven different positions to accommodate twins or two children of different ages.
- Large sunshade and storage basket
- Smooth, comfortable ride
- Sturdy and easy to maneuver
- Relatively heavy, big and bulky
- Lack of usable accessories
2. Graco DuoGlider Classic Connect
The smooth-riding Graco DuoGlider Classic Connect has stadium-style seating that can hold two Graco Classic Connect car seats, for children weighing up to 40 pounds each. Many parents complained about a cramped ride and the inability to adjust the car seats as much as the manufacturer had claimed was possible.
- Smooth ride, large sun canopy
- Lightweight, easy to open and fold
- Cramped, uncomfortable ride
- Seats not adjustable enough
- Three-point harness not secure
3. Baby Jogger City Select with second seat
Despite having “jogger” in its name, the Baby Jogger City Select with a second seat was not built as a jogging stroller. It does, however, promise your children a smooth, safe ride — albeit one you’re going to have to really put your back into: Many parents cited the weight of the stroller as a negative.
- Smooth, safe ride
- Three-part canopy with peek-a-boo window
- Heavy and bulky
- Difficult to fold, unfold and lift
- Accessories sold separately
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