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The Best Travel System Strollers

March 11, 2016
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Based on 10,529 analyzed reviews

NerdWallet Shopping’s scoring of the best travel system 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. Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System

Pop the stroller seat out and the three-in-one Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System functions as a lightweight car seat carrier for infants; pop it back in and use it as a stroller for babies and toddlers.


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Chicco Bravo Trio System

  • Overall score: 8.6
  • Functionality: 8.5
  • Ease of use: 8.2

Buyers Like

  • Easy to open and close
  • Smooth, safe ride
  • Straightforward transition from car seat carrier to stroller

Buyers Dislike

  • Lack of accessories
  • Relatively bulky when folded

2. BOB Motion Travel System

The BOB Motion Travel System won high marks for its lightweight, one-hand fold action and adjustable five-point harness, as well as the smooth ride on the shocks and air-filled tires. Parents were less enamored with the lack of storage and accessories.


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BOB Motion travel system

  • Overall score: 8.4
  • Functionality: 9.1
  • Ease of use: 8.2

Buyers Like

  • Light and compact when folded
  • Shocks and air-filled tires make for a smooth ride
  • Easy to steer

Buyers Dislike

  • Accessories must be purchased separately
  • Small, inaccessible storage basket

3. Graco FastAction Fold Click Connect Travel System

Parents loved the Graco FastAction Fold Click Connect Travel System’s rapid one-hand folding action and multi-position reclining seat for when kids grow out of the car seat and into the stroller.


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Graco FastAction Fold Click Connect Travel System

  • Overall score: 8.1
  • Functionality: 7.5
  • Ease of use: 7.6

Buyers Like

  • Fast action fold and unfold
  • Locks in car seat securely
  • Comfortable ride

Buyers Dislike

  • Customer service was subpar
  • Stroller is bulky
  • Car seat is relatively heavy

4. Britax B-Agile and B-Safe Travel System

The Britax B-Agile and B-Safe Travel System features an ergonomic handlebar, an expansive canopy to block out wind, rain and UV rays, and an adjustable base that can safely hold a car seat for infants, or be used with the comfortably padded seat as baby grows into a toddler.


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Britax B-Agile and B-Safe Travel System

  • Overall score: 7.92
  • Functionality: 8.0
  • Ease of use: 7.8

Buyers Like

  • Comfortable
  • Sturdy, safe ride
  • Easy to fold and stow

Buyers Dislike

  • Lack of cup holder and other accessories
  • Small, inconvenient storage basket
  • Heavy padding can be too warm

5. Graco Alano Travel System

Users had high praise for the durable Graco Alano Travel System’s easy, one-hand folding feature, and they also loved the stroller’s maneuverability. But they were significantly less impressed with the included Graco SnugRide Classic Connect Infant Car Seat.


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Graco Alano Travel System

  • Overall score: 7.87
  • Functionality: 6.8
  • Ease of use: 7.2

Buyers Like

  • Easy one-hand folding
  • Cup holders and storage

Buyers Dislike

  • Car seat is too small
  • Instability
  • Limited adjustment possibilities

6. Chicco Cortina KeyFit 30 Travel System

With its all-wheel suspension and one-hand steering maneuverability, the Chicco Cortina KeyFit 30 can handle trails as well as it navigates roads, giving children up to 50 pounds a smooth, safe, secure ride.


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Chicco Cortina Keyfit 30 travel system

  • Overall score: 7.6
  • Functionality: 8.4
  • Ease of use: 6.5

Buyers Like

  • Very user-friendly
  • Easy to fold, unfold and adjust
  • Comfortable, smooth ride

Buyers Dislike

  • Relatively heavy and bulky
  • Inconvenient storage basket

7. Graco FastAction Fold Click Connect Jogger Travel System

Whether you’re taking your child for a run around the track or just a stroll through the mall, the Graco FastAction Fold Click Connect Jogger keeps your baby strapped in safely with its six-point harness, and air-filled rubber tires ensure a smooth, comfortable ride.


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Graco FastAction Fold Click Connect Jogger Travel System

  • Overall score: 7.5
  • Functionality: 9.2
  • Ease of use: 5.7

Buyers Like

  • Sturdy and safe, with a six-point harness
  • Comfortable ride, walking or jogging
  • Easy to fold up and down

Buyers Dislike

  • Relatively heavy and large
  • Outdated accessories


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