You have some of the best leading brands in the market now when it comes to strollers, and these are Cybex and Uppababy. One brand is German and the other is from the US.
For this comparison, I decided to choose the Cybex Gazelle S and Uppababy Vista V2 as you can see in the title.
Both are double buggies and are known for their quality and stylish design. They are expensive, but according to some parents, it’s worth it. (Let’s find out).
First, let me do a quick review on both so you can have a picture of what they offer.
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About the Cybex Gazelle S.
A tandem pushchair design for your little one. The Gazelle S can be also used as a single stroller. It’s suitable from birth up to 22kg. (4 years, 44kg in double mode).
You can use either the carrycot or car seat. The seat is designed to provide a lie-flat option for your napping baby or toddler.
You have multiple reclining positions on the seat with 3 positions on the backrest. A forward and rear forward option. Padded harness system with headrest on the seat.
Adjustable legrest, a big XXL UPF50+ canopy with peek a boo window and ventilation panel. Two shopping baskets, one underneath and one above.
Leather made handles with features. All suspension and swivel lockable wheels. You have 20+ configurations on this one.
Gazelle S is made to accommodate as many lives as possible. Perfect for the city and a real head-turner.
About the Uppababy Vista V2.
Originally from 2014, the Vista has had many updates and the latest version is 2020 ( Present). It’s also a double tandem pushchair known for its quality features.
Very famous and well-liked. Suitable from birth with carrycot and car seat. From 3 months you can use the seat unit for up to 4 years.
Multiple reclining positions and a forward-facing seat unit. Leather made bars and a telescopic handlebar. A big canopy with peek a boo window, ventilation, etc.
Known for its big shopping basket alongside the Cruz models.
Compact with many configurations and the Vista V2 combines aluminium and magnesium frame to offer a lighter option.
One hand reclined and easy to hold frame makes it good. A good stroller to use for long walks and adventurous journeys with your little one.
Similarities Between the Cybex Gazelle S and Uppababy Vista V2.
Gazelle S and Vista V2 Seat Unit and Canopy.
Looking into these features you can see some similarities. Both seats offer forward and rear-facing which must of these days many parents demand.
It’s useful in any situation you are in with your toddler or baby. Multiple reclining positions on the seats as well. With a backrest and almost a lie-flat position.
Both have 5 point harness systems with chest pads to keep children safe, and leather made detachable bumpers.
The Gazelle S and Vista V2 have big extendable canopies with peek a boo window, a ventilation system and a big roomy space.
These parts have the same colour. One pattern colour.
Gazelle S and Vista V2 are Double Tandem Pushchairs.
Over 20+ configurations is a lot and these two have just that. You can combine two seat units, a seat with either a cot or car seat, two car seats, two cots, etc.
So they are for twins and single babies. You can also have children of different ages. A newborn and a 2-year-old, etc.
With the option to buy a buggy board you can have three children with you. Maybe your 4 or 5 year old wants to join in with the fun?
There are some differences, but I will discuss that down below.
Gazelle S and Uppababy Vista V2 Frame/Chassis.
Both have so-called telescopic handlebars made to help with the pushing and the height adjustment is meant to help out tall parents.
Made with aluminium like most strollers are and they are sleek and durable. The Gazelle S and Vista V2 can handle better bumpy rides.
With two big back wheels that are designed with rims, and two smaller front wheels but still bigger than umbrella stroller wheels.
All suspension and swivel lockable wheels to make the ride smooth and less bumpy. They can handle multiple terrains with the way they are made.
The city’s different terrains plus some other. Example grass, grovel and mud. Both are standard buggies which means they are not light buggies.
Another similarity is the basket. Made with net and a little bit of thick fabric and have the capacity of carrying 10kg of weight.
That’s a lot and these are the biggest in the market. You can have with you a big changing bag, groceries, etc.
When it comes to the folding they can both be folded facing forward and rear. Plus the seats can be attached and or detached.
Gazelle S and Vista V2 Carrycot.
The cots are suitable from birth up to 6 months and that’s around 9kg. With deep cots and suitable for overnight sleeping your baby will love it.
You have soft and cushioned and fabrics with cosy mattresses. Covers that are washable and breathable. Your baby will decide safe and relaxed.
The cots cost the same which is from £259 on their own. UP50+ big canopy with sun and rain protection. Both cots have rain covers available to buy as well.
Differences Between the Cybex Gazelle S and Uppababy Vista V2.
Some Differences with the Gazelle S and Vista V2 Seat Unit.
With the Vista V2, you can use the seat unit from 3 months up to 22kg, but the Gazelle S seat unit is from 6 months. Manufacturers have stated the latter has a lie-flat position which is from birth.
However, that’s not always the case. Gazelle S also has a headrest making it more comfortable for your baby.
With an infant snugride your baby is available to use the Vista V2 from 3 months.
The Cybex double stroller also has an adjustable legrest and these are in three positions. Unfortunate the Vista V2 does not offer it.
One other thing is the upper seat. For the Uppababy stroller, it’s only suitable up to 15kg, and for the Cybex stroller, it’s 22kg. Making the maximum weight 44kg.
Some Differences with the Gazelle S and Vista V2 Frame/Chassis.
I did mention both have telescopic handlebars, but they differ. For the Gazelle S, it’s from 100cm up to 110cm. It’s from 100cm up to 107.9cm for the Vista V2.
Quite good for tall parents. Enable them to adjust it to suit their height and push comfortably. Vista V2 has combined aluminium and magnesium with its frame.
The Gazelle S has one, but they are both available in black. Gazelle S basket is mostly net-based and more so than the Vista.
The former also has more storage with the upper basket. This one is close to you and you can store there whatever you want.
It can be personal things for you and your baby. (Toys, keys, etc). Vista V2 according to manufacturers can be folded with one hand.
Gazelle S and Vista V2 Weight and Dimensions.
Vista V2 with the seat unit weighs 12.4kg and for the Gazelle S, it’s 13.7kg. Only 1.3 kg indifference, though some might argue it makes a big difference.
Gazelle S foldable dimensions are 73.5cm × 56.5cm × 32cm (Frame only). For the Vista V2, it’s L44cm × W65.3 × H84.5cm (With seat unit). The Gazelle S has a little bit different folding size.
This means the Vista V2 is a bit larger than the former as well. For the open dimensions the Gazelle S has H110cm × W65cm × L92.5cm. For the Vista V2, it’s H100cm × W65cm × L91.5cm.
They have almost exactly the same dimensions when standing.
Gazelle S and Vista V2 Colours and Price.
Both have multiple colours made for our daily lives. For the Gazelle S, it’s these Deep black, Navy blue and Soho grey (available in taupe or black frame).
For the Vista V2 Bryce (white marl), Emmett (green melange), Finn (deep sea), Gregory (blue melange), Hazel (olive), Jake (Charcoal), Jordan (charcoal melange), Sierra (dune knit with green and blue).
The chassis you get will surely depend on the fabrics you choose. It can be Chestnut or Silver and the bars are in black leather.
The Vista V2 clearly offers more colours and options. For the single price, the Gazelle cost around £570, and for the double mode, it’s £959.
Vista V2 offers a price of £959 (with the cot). It always comes with the cot so the single stroller only can be hard to buy. It can be from £750 roughly.
For the double it’s from £1300+ (again with the cot, minus that you have around £1000+).
Gazelle S and Vista V2 Car Seat Compatibility.
Gazelle S is compatible with these:
- Cybex Aton and Cloud Q series (with included adapter)
- Nuna PIPA, PIPA Lite, PIPA Lite LX, PIPA RX, PIPA Lite RX, and PIPA Lite R (with included adapter)
- Maxi Cosi Mico Max 30, Mico 30 and Mico Max Plus (with included adapter)
- Graco SnugRide 30/35, SnugRide SnugLock 30/35 (with adapter)
- Chicco KeyFit 30 (with adapter)
- Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35, 4-35 Nido, Agio 4-35 Nido (with adapter)
- Britax B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite, Endeavours (with adapter).
Vista V2 is compatible with these:
- UPPAbaby MESA.
- Chicco KeyFit 35, KeyFit 30, KeyFit 30 Zip, KeyFit 30 Zip Air, Fit2, Fit2 Air (with adapter)
- Clek Liing (with adapters)
- Cybex Aton series (with adapters, link to Aton 5).
- Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30, Mico Max Plus, Mico AP, Mico NXT, Mico, Citi, Cabrio and CabrioFix (with adapters)
- Nuna PIPA, PIPA RX, PIPA Lite, PIPA Lite R, PIPA Lite RX, and PIPA Lite LX (with ring adapter by Nuna or post adapters by UPPAbaby)
- Peg-Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 and 4-35 Nido (with adapters)
The tandem strollers have almost an equal amount of car seats they are compatible with. So, in this, they both win. Visit Strolleria if you need to know about the adapters.
Which One is Better?
This question is a bit hard to answer. Both are good and have scored high in the market. The Vista model is older than the Gazelle so it’s more known to parents.
Vista V2 has more colours, lighter weight, offers a seat unit from 3 months, a one-hand fold and it’s more popular.
For the Gazelle S the seat unit, in general, is better and the upper seat has a longer age range. It has more storage, it’s cheaper, offers better handle height and its canopy is better.
Analysing both the Gazelle seems to be better than the Vista V2. The only cons it has that are major are the heavier weight and fewer colours.
Vista V2 lacks more features plus it’s super expensive. Parents would most likely buy a cheaper stroller even if it meant they would miss out on some features.
Besides the Vista V2 is heavy as well. The Gazelle S is better and more suitable for many lifestyles.
Some of the major cons these two share are the prices. Highly expensive and not affordable by many. They are also heavy which means they are not easy to carry around.
Definitely not travel strollers. Converting them to double strollers will only increase the price and weight of course. One last thing is that the cot and car seat don’t have an upper configuration.
They can’t be higher, than the seat unit. So you have the standard height and then underneath.
If you use the double mode the underneath basket is unusable. For the Vista V2, it’s not good, but for the Gazelle S, it has the upper space left.
Other than that there are not any more cons.
Many of us would love to for a daily stroll without worrying about the space, bumpy rides, uncomfortable handle and a lesser nice experience with maneuvrability.
Some of us love to have good strollers that are just there to make things easier. The Cybex Gazelle S and Uppababy Vista V2 do just that.
Although heavy and expensive these are many parents dream strollers. What about you? Are these for you?