You have decided to go either with Uppababy or Bugaboo one of the two most leading brands in the market, knowing which one to choose can be difficult.
In this article, I will try to compare the Uppababy Cruz V2 and the Bugaboo Bee 6 to see which of them is worth it.
Both of these are updated from the previous old ones. After reading the article hopefully, you can decide which brand to go for.
If you are interested in viewing other strollers, get a look at my comparison of the Bugaboo Donkey 3 and Vista V2.
See also my list of Bugaboo prams to see the prams they offer.
First, let’s get to know these two prams/strollers before comparing the similarities and the differences.
About the Uppababy Cruz V2.
The Cruz V2 is suitable from 6 months up to 22kg and from birth with an infant snug ride, carrycot or car seat. You also have a reversible seat. Facing forward and rear.
A 5 adjustable or reclinable seat unit. Giving your toddler and infant sleeping, playing and relaxing positions. Done with one hand.
Uppababy Cruz V2 offers a huge basket that’s accessible.
Removable bumper bar as well that’s made with leather. Adjustable handlebar made with leather as well.
An extendable zip-out canopy that’s big. The canopy also has UPF50+ sun protection and a peek a boo window.
5 point harness that’s easy to adjust. (No re-thread). All suspension wheels and comes in many colours. It’s folded one way and it’s freestanding when folded.
Can be folded with or without the seat unit.
Open dimensions: 95.3 cm (L) x 57.8 cm (W) x 101.6 cm (H). Folded dimensions: 41.9 cm (L) x 57.8 cm (W) x 83.8 cm (H). (Weight: 11.6kg). Handle height: 101cm – 109cm.
About the Bugaboo Bee 6.
Called the “ultimate urban pushchair” the Bee 6 is known to provide comfort for babies from day one. It has a lie-flat position for your newborn to use. (Although not the best experience).
It can also use with a carrycot or a cocoon to make the baby more comfortable. It has an adjustable seat unit both reclinable and height.
Also with car seat adapters, you can have a 3in1 travel system.
Giving comfort to your growing baby. Bugaboo bee 6 faces you or the world and has 5 point harness system.
A rotatable bumper bar and extendable canopy with a peek a boo window.
The Bee 6 has ventilation holes around the seat which gives airflow and more comfort for the baby during warm days.
The canopy also has panels and the seat unit is ergonomic making the design one of a few.
All suspension on all wheels and puncture and shock-absorbing tyres. Making it easy to use on multiple terrains. A medium-sized basket that’s easy to access as well.
It’s folded with one hand and self-standing when folded. Rather compact as well. Available in many colours and these are one pattern colours.
Open dimensions: 88 – 102 x 53 x 91.5 – 109cm. Folded dimensions: 90 cm x 46 cm x 35 cm. (Weight: 9.4kg) Handle height: 109cm.
Similarities Between the Uppababy Cruz V2 and Bugaboo Bee 6.
Canopy and Seat Unit.
Both the Bee 6 and Cruz V2 have big and extendable canopies. The canopies have peek a boo windows and both have UPF50+ protection.
It protects against the sun and it’s water-resistant. Both seats have rear and forward-facing options which give you and your toddler or baby comfort.
When facing forward the windows are excellent to use to keep an eye on your child. There are some differences with both the seat unit and canopy also. (But, let’s address the similarities first).
Both the Cruz V2 and Bee 6 have adjustable seat units giving your child many positions to be in. As mentioned above they nap, play and have an upright position.
You also have 5 point harness system on both seats with chest pads. The harness is height adjustable to suit your child while growing up.
For standard use of both seats, it’s from 6 months up to 22kg which is 4 years.
Although both prices are not exactly the same they are similar. Depending on which colour you choose from the Cruz V2 prices range from £670 to £699. (This is the single stroller).
For the Bee 6, it’s around £645 which is only a few £100 Indifference but pretty similar.
Folding Mechanism and Wheels.
Both offer easy fold as well and the strollers can stand on their own when you fold them. They are folded with and without the seat unit.
One-hand fold as well which gives you the freedom to use the other hand for something else.
Both also offer all suspension on all 4 wheels. This makes it easier to push the pushchairs with ease. Both also have punctured and shock-absorbing tyres.
It enables both to handle more terrains.
Carrycot, Car Seat and Extra.
So both have 3 accessories you can use from birth. Both the Bee 6 and Cruz V2 have carrycots and with the use of adapters both are suitable with some car seats.
The Bee 6 can use a cocoon while the other uses a snug ride. This makes both of these strollers one of the best out there. Many pushchairs only offer the cot and car seat.
Bugaboo Bee 6 is compatible with Cybex Aton 2, Chicco Keyfit, Some Maxi Cosi car seats, Nuna Pipa series and these are the similarities it shares with the Cruz V2 other than that they differ.
When it comes to carrrycots both are suitable from birth up to 9kg which is 6 months.
Both offer soft and breathable mattresses. Their shapes and some features differ.
Differences Between the Uppababy Cruz V2 and Bugaboo Bee 6.
Design and Style.
The Uppababy and Bugaboo are two different designed strollers which you can see by just looking at them. Cruz V2 is bigger and higher.
When looking at both seat units again, the Bee 6 can be used from birth which the other doesn’t offer. Although it’s not the best experience it’s useable.
The Bee 6 also has a height-adjustable seat unit and is not only length adjustable. This makes it spacious and more suitable for children of different ages and sizes.
The Bee 6 has ventilation panels on the side of the canopy which the other doesn’t offer. This makes it easier to breathe better during summer.
It does not only stop there but the seat unit as well has ventilation holes. Keeping air circulate around your child. The Cruz V2 does not offer this.
The difference in Folding and Wheels.
Bugaboo Bee 6 has two folding ways. Two-piece folding and one-piece folding. While the Uppababy Cruz V2 has bigger back wheels.
This gives it better Manuavrebility. For the Bee 6 its wheels are the same size. Both the front and the back which makes it alright.
Handlebar and Bumper Bar.
Both have adjustable handlebars but the height differs. You have the Cruz V2 offering from 101cm to 109cm which is quite good for the average height of the parent.
Also good for taller parents and a little bit tall for shorter parents. As it’s not the best height and not the average handle height.
When it comes to the Bee 6 it has around 91 cm up to 109cm. This makes it better and more suitable for everyone really. It’s perfect for shorter parents as well.
Both have removable bumper bars so you can easily place your child. Uppababy offers a leather made bar to give it a more luxurious look.
Which the former don’t offer, but instead it’s rotatable. You don’t have to remove the bar. Saving you a lot of time.
Weight and Dimensions.
Bee 6 would be considered as a medium-size stroller weighing around 9.4kg which is much better than the heavyweight Cruz V2 around 11.6kg.
Parents are always looking for lighter strollers and the Bugaboo Bee 6 offers just that. The Uppababy stroller is not the heaviest stroller unlike the Vista but it’s still heavy.
You will find it easier to carry without the seat unit. The Open dimensions differ as well.
For the Uppababy Cruz V2 around 95.3 cm (L) x 57.8 cm (W) x 101.6 cm (H) makes it longer and higher than the other stroller.
Because the Bee 6 can be adjusted so its height and length depending on how you adjust it. So it’s around 88 – 102 x 53 x 91.5 – 109cm with the open dimensions.
This also makes it narrower and easier to push through the city’s narrow streets.
With the folded dimensions the Bee 6 is more compact than the former. Making it easier to store as well. It’s easier when you are using public transport or if you live in a tiny space.
So the Bee 6 is definitely better in terms of saving space and more compact fold. It’s also easier to carry for anyone.
Carrycot and Car Seat.
The Uppababy Cruz V2 cot is made for overnight sleeping. Just like the seat unit it offers all features to keep the baby safe and comfortable.
It has a more narrowed basket bit it’s deeper which differ from the other one. It only takes one hand two attach it. The Bee 6 carrycot is not used for overnight sleeping.
It however has height adjustable for the cot so you can get closer to your child. It also has two adapters to attached it to the stroller.
It’s only suitable for the Bee 6 while the other one suits the original Cruz as well. They differ in car seat suitability as well. The Bugaboo Bee 6 it’s compatible with the Bugaboo Turtle and BeSafe car seats.
The Cruz V2 however is compatible with Uppababy Mesa, Peg Perego Primo Viaggio series, Cleck Cliing and all Cybex Aton series.
So, the Uppababy pushchair offers more with the cot and you have more options to choose car seats.
You instantly notice Cruz V2 basket because of the huge size. It’s capable of carrying 10kg and it’s one of the biggest baskets out there.
It’s reachable from the back and front and even if you use the cot. It is deep and huge. It can carry a changing bag plus groceries.
So, it’s definately good for longer strolls. The Bee 6 however has a medium size basket. It’s capable of carrying 4kg of weight which is not much.
Although it has a small weight capacity it’s not tiny. You can fit in there many groceries. (Bigger than mine). It’s much smaller than the former.
Both of these offer different colours. The Bugaboo Bee 6 offers black, yellow, grey, blue/grey and pink. You are able to choose a black base and frame.
You also have a premium option with the grey melange that has better fabrics. It’s more expensive of course.
Uppababy Cruz V2 has Bryce – White Marl, Emmett – Green, Gregory – Blue, Jake – Black, Jordan – Charcoal, Alice – Dusty Pink, Finn – Sea Blue (Exclusive to John Lewis), Sierra – Tan and Hazel – Olive.
As you can see it offers more colours.
Which One Is Better?
It’s hard to choose because both are indeed quality strollers that accommodate many families. Both have good canopies and seat units.
The only difference is the Bee has ventilation panels/holes in both. The seat is both height and length adjustable. Making it win.
It’s cheaper as well, weighs less and has a compact fold. It’s also narrower and tiny when in a standing position. This makes it also win in this area.
It loses when it comes to the wheels and basket. The Cruz V2 offers bigger. The stroller also has more colours to offer and the carrycot is better.
It’s compatible with more car seats. The Uppababy stroller is bigger and bulkier which many don’t like that much and it’s more expensive although not that much.
Looking into things the Bee 6 is slightly better but could be a tie for many parents. The Bee 6 still has a sizeable basket, excellent wheels, good carrycot and the colours are still many.
It has fewer cons than the other one which makes it slightly better.
Both are expensive even with only the single strollers. They are not double convertible, unlike the two strollers above. Both lack all-terrain and swivel lockable wheels.
The Uppababy stroller is heavy which makes it not easy to handle, and although the Bee 6 weighs less it’s still not the lightest.
Both are advertised as urban strollers and not suburban so it can be hard to use in any other place than Steven grounds.
They do offer a lot of space and are used to stroll through the city, but the wheels are not made for rough terrains like sand, etc.
So, they do share some cons.
In conclusion, the Bugaboo Bee 6 will offer a better experience for many parents, but it can be a tie with the Cruz V2 for many.
Both are good and excellent urban strollers designed to carry your little one from birth up to toddlerhood. You will have a lot of features to accommodate your lifestyle.
Both cost a lot but it’s the same with all of these quality strollers. (Although the brands popular can be the reason for the higher price).
What do you think? Will it be the Uppababy Cruz V2 or the Bugaboo Bee 6?