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UPPAbaby CRUZ V2 Review

Review Overview

UPPAbaby CRUZ V2 Review
Expert Reviewer
216 Reviews
Reviewed On: 02 Oct 2020
Sophie Bell
Expert Reviewer
Sophie's Verdict:

UPPAbaby have taken feedback from parents and upgraded their popular CRUZ stroller to the CRUZ V2.

Review Summary

Summary

The CRUZ V2 seat has been re-designed and is now more spacious to allow toddlers to sit more comfortably. We were really pleased to see this as it also gives you great longevity of use out of the pushchair too.

UPPAbaby Cruz V2
Our price:
£ 699 . 99
0% finance from £233.33 p/m
What’s good
  • Spacious and roomy seat
  • Excellent suspension
  • Smooth push
  • Quality wheels
  • Easy to do buckle and harness
  • Extra large basket with pockets
  • Easy all in one fold
What’s not so good
  • We can't find any!
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Review Content

Review // UPPAbaby Cruz V2
Our Verdict

UPPAbaby have taken what was already a popular and well performing pushchair and turned it into an exceptional performing pushchair with a host of design updates.  The functionality of the UPPAbaby CRUZ V2 makes it the perfect all round pushchair for parents with a single child and the design updates make parenting life that little bit easier.

The brand new wheels and suspension mean this pushchair is not just confined to the streets of the city but it can stroll with you anywhere. The deep and long seat allows plenty of room for growing toddlers and the 3 year (on registration) warranty means you can stroll for miles and really get your money's worth out of the pushchair.

The exceptional UPPAbaby quality that we know and love is evident everywhere you look on the new UPPAbaby CRUZ V2 and we would highly recommend a test drive! 

Chassis

Wow! There's so much to talk about with the new UPPAbaby CRUZ V2. With so many fabulous design updates we were expecting to unbox a fabulous pushchair but boy have we been bowled over by this one!

Let's start with the wheels, as they have had a total re-design for 2020. They are larger than before and give the smoothest of pushes over all sorts of ground. We have a gravel driveway and the CRUZ V2's first task was to push over it smoothly and it didn't disappoint! The larger wheels are accompanied with a brand new incredible suspension system. The previous model of the CRUZ had limited suspension which pretty much cemented its role down to a pavement stroller however this brand new 2020 model, the CRUZ V2, has a super suspension system which gives the smoothest of rides and absorbs every bump for baby over all terrains. We pushed over gravel, grass, cobbles and tracks with no problems at all. When we encountered rougher terrain we were able to lock the front wheels into a fixed position and the brand new indicators on the front wheel showed us clearly if our wheels were in the locked or swivel position. 

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The genuine leather handlebar is so comfortable and luxurious in your palms and it easily adjusts in height to suit the pushchair driver perfectly. Depending on which colour pushchair you choose, your handlebar will be covered in either black or brown leather. 

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We love storage space here at Pushchair Expert. There's no such thing as a parent who travels light so we were delighted to see the superbly spacious basket that sits underneath the CRUZ V2. The basket can hold around 13kg of luggage...which is a lot!  We kept our toddlers backpack, 3 coats, 1 set of wellies as well as the raincover in there and there was still room to spare. The basket has some really great pouches and pockets to keep things organised and we loved the fact that the back of the basket was spring loaded too. 

All in all when you stand back and take in the chassis of the CRUZ V2 we were bowled over by its outstanding quality and exceptional finish. 

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Seating Options

It's not just the chassis of the CRUZ V2 that has been improved, the seat has seen many upgrades too. 

The seat and bassinet fabrics are just delicious. They are soft but at the same time hard wearing, pleasing both parent and child. 2020 brings some new colours as well as the UPPAbaby favourites that you may know and love.

The CRUZ V2 is available in:

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

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From birth you will use the CRUZ V2 with a bassinet to ensure baby is lying in the safest possible position and to aid good development of the spine.

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The bassinet has the same incredible quality as the seat unit and is covered in the same beautiful fabrics. The high sides and luxurious lining and mattress provide a snuggly and safe area for baby to sleep. The hood extends up and clicks into position so that it doesn't slip back down and there is a pull out extendable visor which extends down to cover baby from the elements. By far our favourite feature of the bassinet has to be the one handed removal from the pushchair frame. Using the buttons in the centre of the hood carry handle you can lift it off your pushchair wheels in a jiffy and transfer it into the house. And because the bassinet is suitable for overnight sleeping you don't need to disturb baby by transferring them into their crib - music to a sleep deprived parents ears!

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Moving onto the seat unit when baby is able to sit up, there are more great features to keep both baby and parent smiling.

The CRUZ V2 seat has been re-designed and is now more spacious to allow toddlers to sit more comfortably. We were really pleased to see this as it also gives you great longevity of use out of the pushchair too. The bucket style seat can be parent or world facing and the recline is operated with a one handed button at the back of the seat unit. The recline was so smooth that we were able to adjust the angle of the seat without disturbing a sleeping baby! The seat is suitable from around 6 months of age and until then you use the bassinet.

The hood of the pushchair is another area of the seat that has some great new design features. The hood now has a zip open extendable panel which can be used to shade baby on those sunnier days as well as to provide wind protection. This newly designed hood still gives amazing coverage and it also has not just one but TWO viewing windows in it - the second viewing window is revealed when you zip open the expandable panel. These silent operation hoods let you peek in on baby without disturbing them as well as providing two really lovely little windows for your child to peek through, keeping them occupied whilst they are awake.

UPPAbaby_CRUZ_V2_Extended_Hood

Another feature of the CRUZ V2 hood which we were really taken by is the ability to move the hood up and down on the pushchair frame to give taller passengers more headspace inside their seat unit. On the flip side, it can also be moved lower down to give smaller passengers a more sheltered space too - another great detail that shows UPPAbaby have listened to parents and made alterations to make life for parents and babes more comfortable. 

The harness is easy to adjust and most importantly does not require any fiddly re-threading everytime your child has a growth spurt. The chunky buckle is easy to fasten and unfasten even if your baby is in a wriggly mood! There is also an easy to operate bumper bar on the seat which pivots fully to get your child in and out of the seat. It is also covered in the same beautiful genuine leather as the pushchair handlebar adding to the overall luxurious look and style of your baby's ride. 

At Pushchair Expert we love when brands show attention to detail and even the smallest of touches can make a huge difference to parents and their children. UPPAbaby include a raincover in the box when you buy the CRUZ V2 so there is no need to make any additional purchases. Raincovers are a necessary accessory in our wonderful UK climate.  

If you think the option of using a car seat on the chassis of the CRUZ V2 is for you then this is also one of the many handy features that this pushchair can perform. The chassis pairs with the Uppababy Mesa Car Seat without the need for any adaptors but with additional adapters the CRUZ V2 will also pair with many of the main brand car seats that are on the market too.  

UPPAbaby_CRUZ_V2_Harness
Fold

The main pro of the CRUZ V2 fold is that it can be completed without removing the seat from the chassis. Even though the seat size and wheel size has increased, the new fold size is even more compact than the previous version of the CRUZ V2 with inches shaved off the length. When folded down the foot rest folds in and the pushchair freestands which is really handy if you need to stand it in the pram storage area on public transport or store it in a hallway.

Simply pull the buttons on either side of the chassis and the pushchair folds down. It has a locking latch which automatically engages to make sure that the fold package stays neatly in place whilst you lift and carry it around.

To unfold just release the really easy to access latch that is holding the fold package together and flick the pushchair back into place. 

UPPAbaby_CRUZ_V2_Fold

Tech specs

height:

101.6cm

width:

57.8cm

depth:

95.3cm

weight:

11.6kg

warranty:

3 yrs

Suitable for:

6-quantity_4.format., Up to 22kg

Capacity:

1

Suitability:

Urban, All-rounder

Seat config:

Single

Features:

Free-standing-when-folded, Quick-release-wheels, One-piece-fold, Car-seat-compatible, Sliding-harness

Type:

Pushchair

Tyres:

Solid

height min:

102cm

height max:

109cm

weight max:

13.6kg

diameter:

16.3cm

Our price:
£ 699 . 99
Our price: £ 699 . 99

0% finance from £233.33 p/m

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