Cybex Mios and Bugaboo Bee are well-known stroller models in the market. Both have had many updates and have had different successes.
For this article, I will be going over the Cybex Mios 2020 version and the Bee 6 that came out in 2020 as well. See the similarities and differences between these famous buggies.
Because both are the newest and trendy more parents are eager to buy them. I will also go over the cons both have.
First I will do a quick review of the major pros.
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About the Cybex Mios (2020).
Cybex Mios is a luxurious stroller with beneficial features. It’s suitable from birth up to 17kg which is around 3 and 1/2 years. It comes with multiple reclining positions and a padded seat with a padded 5 point harness system.
It faces rear and forward and can be adjusted with just one hand. The Mios buggy has a rotatable and removable bumper bar making it easy for the parent.
Offers an easy fold and compact as well. With all-terrain wheels, all suspension wheels and swivel lockable wheels. A big UPF50+ canopy with a ventilation system.
A medium-size underneath basket that’s reachable from both sides. Available in three frame types and it has leather made bars with an adjustable handlebar.
Made for the city lifestyle. Cybex Mios is a stylish stroller for many.
About the Bugaboo Bee 6.
Bee 6 came out in 2020 with many updates. It’s suitable from birth up to 4 years or less depending on your child’s weight. It has a forward and rear seat.
The seat can be adjusted into multiple positions as well. Not only that the seat can be adjusted with the height. This is to suit bigger toddlers.
Padded with soft fabrics that are air breathable. A 5 point harness with chest pads and a big canopy with a cocoon-like look.
The Bee 6 canopy has breezy panels and a peek a boo window to keep air flowing and you can check on your child.
The seat unit is suitable from 6 months, but from birth, you have a carrycot, cocoon and car seat to choose from. Giving you many options.
Bee 6 also offers ventilation holes in the seat and it’s ergonomic as well.
A rotatable bumper bar is included and it’s made the handlebar easier to grab and push. 7 inches wheels that are puncture-proof and shock absorbing.
You have suspension on all wheels which give them better manoeuvrability. A medium-sized basket for your groceries.
The Bugaboo Bee 6 have one-hand steering and fold. When folded the stroller stands on its own. Also advertised to be for the city and perfect for public transport.
Similarities Between Cybex Mios (2020) and Bugaboo Bee 6.
Mios (2020) and Bee 6 Seat Unit and Canopy.
The ideal age suitability for the seats are from 6 months up to toddlerhood, but both are advertised to have lie-flat positions so it can be from younger than that.
Both offer reversible and reclinable seat units. Making them excellent for many families. The strollers offer multiple reclining positions to suit your growing child.
Both seats are ergonomic which means they offer a comfortable place for your baby or toddler to relax.
Removeable and rotateable bumper bars that have expensive designs. Big UPF50+ canopies for both with peek a boo windows and ventilation panels.
The canopies have the same design and are adjustable as well.
Mios (2020) and Bee 6 Frame/Chassis.
When looking at the frames you also see similarities. Both frames have adjustable handlebars and these are leather made. Moving to the actual frame.
Both frames have similar sizes and are slim and not your typical standard buggy. You fold both frames with just one hand when folded they are free-standing.
Mios and Bee 6 also offer compact folds as well. When looking at the wheels they are the size, it’s smaller than the normal big wheels most all-terrain buggies have.
All-terrain wheels one both means all suspension wheels. With these, you also have swivel lockable wheels. Pushing through narrow streets will be easier.
The wheels are 7 inches big, both front and back wheels. The baskets underneath seem to also have the same size, carrying around 5kg of weight.
Footbrakes near the wheel system to make things easy for the parent.
Both also have legrest attached to the frame and this will be excellent for your toddler, especially if they are tall. One last similarity is the choices of frames.
With both, you can choose either a black or chrome frame. The black tends to cost more.
Differences Between the Cybex Mios (2020) and Bugaboo Bee 6.
Differences with the Mios (2020) and Bee 6 Seat Unit.
As you can see above there are many similarities but the differences are there as well. Bee 6 is suitable for up to 22kg which is around 4 years and for the former it’s 17kg.
Both offer lie-flat positions but the Cybex Mios has a more flat option. Its canopy and seat seem to be wider as well, but with Bee 6 you also can change the height of the seat.
Making it more suitable for toddlers. Bugaboo Bee 6 also has something many strollers don’t have, ventilation holes. These holes are in the seat and provide fresh air for your child.
So, it’s an adjustable length and height. The soft seat is more padded and has a detailed design, and it also provides air through its tiny breathable holes.
The Cybex Mios also offers a one-hand recline and which the Bee 6 don’t offer. This means you can hold your baby with one hand, and adjust the seat with the other hand.
Cybex Mios has the colours on both the canopy and seat, which some parents might prefer.
Differences with the Mios (2020) and Bee 6 Frame/Chassis.
So, as mentioned above both have adjustable handlebars, but the height of the bars differ. For the Mios it’s from 96.5cm up to 106.6. For the Bee 6, it’s from 91.5cm up to 109cm.
Which makes the Bee 6 more suitable for short and taller parents. For the Cybex Mios, it has a foot and legrest that’s adjustable. It’s more connected to the seat than the frame itself.
Mios also has a separate footrest underneath.
Bee 6 has a footrest only and it’s only connected to the frame. The wheels are a bit different as well. Bee 6 has tinner.
For the shopping basket, you have a net and black fabric designed with the Cybex Mios. Bugaboo Bee 6 only has black fabric.
Bee 6 has a two-wheel system meaning you can remove the front wheels and only use the back wheels. This is usually on tougher terrains to make things easier.
One last difference is the third frame Cybex offers. The rose gold frame is pretty new and more expensive than the chrome frame.
Mios (2020) and Bee 6 Weight and Dimensions.
Here are two features that are important to many parents. It can be a deciding factor for any parent. Mios has a weight of 9.9kg and its folded dimensions are L950 x W600 x H400mm.
For the Bee 6, it’s around 9.4kg and the folded dimensions are 90 cm x 46 cm x 35 cm.
This makes the Bugaboo Bee 6 a bit lighter and it has a more compact fold. It’s easier to store and travel with. However, both are easy to carry because they are between light and heavy
Mios (2020) and Bee 6 Colours and Price.
As mentioned above the Mios has the colours on the seat and canopy. These are the basic colours it offers with the three frames:
- Deep Black.
- Soho Grey.
- Autumn Grey.
- Nautical Blue.
- Mountain Blue
- Khaki Green.
- Mustard Yellow
- Stardust Black Plus
- Manhattan Grey Plus.
- Midnight Blue Plus.
For the Bugaboo Bee 6, you have black, yellow, grey, blue/grey and pink. You also have a premium option with the grey melange that has better fabrics. It’s more expensive of course.
Their prices differ as well. Looking at the Cybex Mios it’s around £469 for the black/chrome and single stroller. £1300+ for the whole bundle.
£679.9 for the rose gold frame. It’s also £1300+ for the whole bundle. Looking at the Bee 6 you have £580.5 for the aluminium and black frame and it’s for the single buggy. £741 for the pram (frame+seat+carrycot).
Although it lacks colours, Bee 6 is much cheaper.
Mios (2020) and Bee 6 Car Seat Compatibility.
Cybex Mios the 2020 version is compatible with all Cybex car seats and GB car seats. Here you can visit the Cybex website to view them.
You can also view GB car seats. Check before buying. As you can see there are many car seats and your options are therefore broad.
Bugaboo Bee 6 is compatible with these car seats:
- Bugaboo Turtle One with adapter
- not compatible with prior Turtle model 81701ZW01
- Britax B-Safe, B-Safe 35 and B-Safe 35 with adapter
- Chicco KeyFit and KeyFit 30 with adapter
- Cybex Aton Q and Aton 2 with adapter
- Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30, Mico AP, Mico NXT and Prezi with adapter
- Nuna PIPA, PIPA RX, PIPA Lite, PIPA Lite R, PIPA Lite RX, and PIPA Lite LX with adapter.
Bugaboo Bee 6 is compatible with more brands and some of the best out there. Although the number of car seats both are compatible with can be the same, the Bee 6 offer you to choose from cheaper brands and also the variety is good.
Which One is Better?
It’s hard to decide really. Cybex Mios offers three frames, legrest and footrest, more and unique colours and it offers a one-hand recline as well.
On the other hand, you have the Bugaboo Bee 6 which offers breathable holes in the seat fabric and frame. It’s light, more compact, cheaper, offers more car seat brands and you are also able to use the seat much longer.
It’s hard, but when choosing a stroller most parents look at the weight, canopy, seat, wheels, fold and car seat compatibility.
Bee 6 offers better features and besides, it’s cheaper. The price is also something many look at. The colours as well, which the Bee 6 lack a bit.
It’s better if you view and compare many features. Both came out the same year, so you have the chance of saving around a minimum of £49.
The only cons these strollers have are the prices, smaller wheel systems and small baskets. The single strollers are very expensive.
Bigger wheels will offer your baby less bumpy rides and the wheels would have been more suitable for all terrains. The baskets are also not that large.
These strollers lack some features regular standard buggies have. That’s big wheels and big space.
They are only for single babies and can’t convert into double buggies.
The weight is good considering the features that are available but for some can be a bit difficult to carry.
So, the Bugaboo Bee 6 is the one you should go for, but of course, that decision will depend on your lifestyle. Always think of that first.
If you take away the expensive price Cybex Mios is great for many families. Besides, others don’t mind the price.
To conclude, both are great for the city, long-distance walks and travelling. If you have that type of life then these are great. They offer many features, and at the same time are lighter than the average standard buggy.
It’s a win-win situation for all.