Best Strollers From Consumer Reports' Tests

Top models for city dwellers, suburbanites, and frequent flyers

A CR tester is putting a stroller through one of Consumer Reports' test procedures.
CR test engineer Adam Nappi measures how far a stroller seat reclines, to determine whether it's suitable for an infant.

Test-driving a stroller in a store won't give you the full picture—how nimbly it turns on busy sidewalks, how easily it folds as you're hoisting it, one-handed, into the trunk of your car. Or for that matter, how safe it is for your little one.

That's why Consumer Reports buys and tests dozens of strollers, putting each one through its paces in our stroller lab and on the grounds of our Yonkers, N.Y., headquarters. 

"The best stroller is a safe stroller with features that fit your child and your lifestyle—at a price that matches your budget," says Joan Muratore, the engineer who oversees stroller testing for CR. "Many of the strollers we tested earn a Very Good or Excellent rating in our rigorous safety tests." 

You'll see dozens of single strollers and 13 strollers that can take two children out and about in our stroller ratings. They're from more than two dozen brands, including Baby Jogger, Britax, Bugaboo, Chicco, Graco, Maclaren, Mountain Buggy, Peg Perego, Stokke, UPPAbaby, and more.

Prices range from $70 to $1,200, and they're organized by type: single traditional, combo, umbrella, car-seat carrier, car-seat stroller, and travel system. In the doubles category, you'll see side-by-side, tandem, convertible, and car-seat carrier models. To figure out which type will work best for your family, start with our stroller buying guide.

CR members can read on for ratings and reviews of CR's top picks, tailored to where and how you live. For more choices, see our complete stroller ratings and check the features & specs section for critical factors, including the stroller's weight and whether it meets Disney's new park stroller requirements.

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