Note: There is no one universal “best,” especially when it comes to parenting. These are “The Best Luxury Strollers” based on Also Mom's strict criteria, detailed here.
Functionality is everything when choosing a stroller, but if you have your heart set on buying nothing short of la crème de la crème for your bébé, these strollers are the ones you'll be choosing between. Check out our guide on Choosing the Right Stroller to help select between a full-sized stroller, a standard stroller, and a travel stroller. After you've made your choice, see below.
These are our favorite full-sized, full-featured luxury strollers, in loose order of preference (the order is different than in the full-sized strollers article because the emphasis here is on luxury and value, rather than value alone)…
- Cybex Priam Lux ($1300 including trekking frame + bassinet) – The Lux is positively gorgeous, features a full lay flat recline (love!), and is very customizable to your needs— with light tires for smooth surfaces, trekking tires for hybrid surfaces, and all-terrain tires for bumpier surfaces. Only the rear wheels have suspension, but the ride is very smooth regardless. Plus, the sun canopy is wonderfully huge, and this stroller is compatible with all our favorite infant car seats. The downsides are that the Priam is expensive, its fold is bulky and multi-step, and it is not convertible, meaning it can be used for one kid and one kid only. [full review]
- Bugaboo Fox ($1200 and up including bassinet fabric) – The new Bugaboo Fox is everything we wish the Cameleon 3 would've been and more. Weighing in at less than 22 pounds, the Fox is one of the lightest full-size strollers on the market, without many compromises. It accommodates children up to 48.5 pounds, has gorgeous fabrics and accessories, pushes smoothly over most terrain thanks to its large wheels and suspension, and is an all-around fantastic luxury stroller. The only downsides are that the toddler seat does not recline flat as the Cybex Priam and Nuna Mixx2 seats do, the footrest is not adjustable, and the Fox does not convert to a double stroller (though it accommodates a ride-along board for older children). [full review]
- Cybex Priam 2-in-1 ($1100 including bassinet fabric) – The Cybex Priam 2-in-1 is very similar to the Cybex Priam Lux, but with a few key differences. First, the 2-in-1 seat becomes a bassinet with a few easy adjustments, meaning one fewer thing to buy and one fewer thing to store between kids. Second, the toddler seat does not feature a full flat recline, though it does have a very deep bucket seat recline similar to the recline on the Vista or City Select Lux. And third, the look is not quite as high end as the Priam Lux's, though it is still very high-end. [full review]
- UPPAbaby Vista (~$840 and up including bassinet) – Beautiful and functional too, it's no surprise the UPPAbaby Vista is one of the most popular strollers on the market today. The newest UPPAbaby Vista has a modern look with leather accents and on trend colors. It rides smoothly, maneuvers well, accommodates up to three children at once (two seats plus a ride-along board), folds and unfolds simply, and comes standard with all the important accessories, including a bassinet. The only downside (which is a direct tradeoff of what makes this stroller so great), is that like other strollers in its category, the Vista is large and not ideal for tight spaces or small trunks. [full review]
- Baby Jogger City Select Lux (~$830 including bassinet) – A popular alternative to the UPPAbaby Vista, the City Select Lux has a modern look, a more compact fold than the Vista, accommodates up to three children at once (two seats plus a ride-along board), has a handbrake decelerator great for large hills, and is compatible with all the best car seats. On the downside, it is heavier and has a more industrial, unfinished look than the slightly more popular Vista. [full review]
- Nuna Demi Grow ($980 including bassinet) – A gorgeous, well-designed stroller with a classic European look, the Nuna Demi Grow converts to a cozy double stroller with the addition of a sibling seat (sold separately). Compared to the Mixx2, the Demi Grow has a bucket seat recline versus a nearly flat recline, a different folding mechanism, and accommodates a second seat. Compared to the UPPAbaby Vista and Baby Jogger City Select Lux, the Demi Grow is very similar in terms of quality and size, the main difference being that the second seat on the Demi Grow is situated below and behind instead of below and in front of the main toddler seat. Many kids find this positioning to be cozy and love it. Shorter parents may find that this seat gets in the way when they try to push the stroller. [full review]
- Nuna Mixx2 ($730 including bassinet) – Classic European look. Nearly flat recline. Modular. All-wheel suspension. Extendable oversize canopy. Super smooth ride. European-style bassinet sold separately. The only two downsides are that this is a single stroller only (see the Nuna Demi Grow for a similar convertible stroller) and the fold is very bulky and long. Definitely measure your trunk before purchasing! [full review]
- Mamas and Papas Ocarro ($860 including bassinet) – A single stroller with a modern, luxury look, the Ocarro folds relatively small for a luxury stroller, even if the fold itself is a bit complicated. It also features a lay flat recline, an adjustable foot rest, a super cushy seat, nice suspension, and is compatible with the best infant car seats. Really the only thing we have against this stroller is that it does not convert to a double. It's gorgeous! [full review]
- Joolz Geo 2 ($1000 including bassinet) – The Joolz Geo2 has a modern Euro look, rolls smoothly, and is compatible with our favorite infant car seats… but it has some flaws. As a double stroller, the Geo2 is designed somewhat sub-optimally, with the second seat attaching behind and below the primary seat. Thanks to the extra long handlebar, the second seat doesn't get in the way much, but it does take the place of the storage basket (meaning in double mode, there is zero-zilch-nada storage). Additionally, this stroller is not modular, the footrest is not adjustable, and the fold is quite bulky. We love the way it looks, but there are better options out there. [full review]
These are our favorite luxury standard strollers, in loose order of preference…
- Mamas and Papas Urbo 2 ($869.98 including bassinet) – A stroller very similar in size and functionality to the Bugaboo Bee 5, but for quite a bit less, the Urbo 2 has a nice flat recline and a significantly bulkier fold. We love the way this stroller looks, how well it maneuvers, and how easily it handles most terrain thanks to its all-wheel suspension. [full review]
- Bugaboo Bee 5 ($969 including bassinet) – A luxury stroller with a luxury price tag, the Bugaboo Bee 5 is a great option for those who want a super nice stroller that's– size-wise– half way in between a luxury travel stroller like the Babyzen YOYO+ and a luxury full-sized stroller like the Bugaboo Fox or the Cybex Priam Lux. The Bee 5 accommodates a gorgeous bassinet, has a nice deep recline, great suspension, comfortable padding, and is one of the lighter and smaller-folding among the standard strollers we prefer. On the downside, it does not have an adjustable footrest and the storage basket is somewhat difficult to access from the back. [full review]
This is our favorite luxury travel stroller, hands down…
- Babyzen YOYO+ ($495 stroller only, $720 including bassinet) – The Babyzen YOYO+ is expensive for a travel stroller, but could very well be worth every penny if it suits your lifestyle and budget. The YOYO+ has nearly all the same features as standard strollers, including a bassinet and solid car seat compatibility, but folds incredibly compactly, is wonderful for travel, and is smaller (and better) for navigating tight urban spaces. If you live in a big city and only want to get one stroller, this is the one. [full review]
Which is the Best Luxury Stroller for Your Bébé?
If you want a luxury travel stroller… the Babyzen YOYO+ is our favorite.
If you want a luxury stroller with a bassinet… all options listed here are compatible with bassinets.
If you want a luxury stroller with a flat recline (as opposed to a bucket seat recline)… the Cybex Priam Lux, Mamas and Papas Ocarro, Nuna Mixx 2, Mamas and Papas Urbo 2, and the Bugaboo Bee all recline flat.
We're defining luxury strollers loosely as strollers that cost ~$800 or more including the bassinet.
To us, the best luxury stroller…
- Looks fantastic and suits your personal style, with bonus points for an added “wow factor” luxury element, like a chromed out frame, leather details, and luxury fabrics
- Folds small enough to fit where you need it to fit (garage, trunk, etc.)
- Is compatible with your infant car seat
- Has a bassinet for small infants
- Has a seat that reclines significantly or completely
- Has the right type of wheels and maneuverability for your lifestyle
- Is all around versatile, with bonus points for being modular (parent-facing or forward-facing) and convertible to a double stroller
What Didn't Make the Cut
These are some popular luxury strollers we don't love as much…
- Bugaboo Cameleon 3 ($1099 and up): Although this stroller is gorgeous, it is way too expensive for what it is. At a $1100+ price tag, it is more expensive than the UPPAbaby Vista as a double, and it does a lot less. The seat’s weight limit is only 37.5 pounds, the lowest in the luxury stroller category. To fold, you must first remove the seat, then do a series of complicated steps, resulting in a very bulky folded package. It also does not convert to a double stroller (though you can attach a Wheeled Board for a larger child), and it does not have an adjustable footrest. All things being equal, we’d way rather spend our money on a different luxury stroller.
- Mima Xari ($1439 and up): The only fully leatherette stroller on the market, the Xari has a gorgeous, eye-catching look to it that makes it easily covetable. Unfortunately, it’s not a particularly practical stroller. Similar to the Bugaboo Cameleon 3, the stroller’s weight limit is a mere 37 pounds, and the seat-to-canopy height is only 21 inches. At $1439 for the standard model, the Xari costs even more than the Cameleon 3, weighs more than most luxury strollers on the market, and it does not convert to a double stroller. If you’re in love with the look, this stroller is worth considering. However, if practicality is important to you, look elsewhere.
- Stokke Xplory ($1149): We just can’t get behind the futuristic look of this Stokke stroller.