The Baby Jogger City Elite is a great option for those looking for a stroller for a more urban terrain. With features that make it comfortable, easily to use and convenient. The model is equipped with an adjustable handlebar that can accommodate people of different heights, thus making it much easier to maneuver. With the front wheel pivoting to the desired direction, this model will be ideal for avoiding obstacles and walking on rougher, uneven terrains that might create discomfort for your little one.
With Baby Joggers patented quick fold technology, this unit is easy to collapse for transportation and storage. Padded seats that recline along with a large adjustable sun canopy and front wheel suspension help provide its passengers a safe, smooth and enjoyable ride. This models is not designed for bumpier trails and hard core running, but is great option for those going at a more casual pace on smoother surfaces.
While this model may not make all of the best jogging stroller ratings lists, it is great for getting in some well needed exercise around the neighborhood. It is ideally suited for smooth, concrete surfaces at a medium pace. For faster speeds or if you want to go off road we suggest something a little more durable. With that said, the City Elite has a ton of positive aspects that make it a great choice for new Moms and Dads.
The recommended weight capacity: 75 lbs.
Lockable Swiveling Front Wheel: As with most joggers on our list, this unit features a swivel front wheel that can rotate any direction when in use. Since not all terrains are created equally, this will be an excellent opportunity to successfully avoid obstacles and turn corners, keeping your child perfectly safe and comfortable during the ride. If necessary, the front wheel can be locked forwards with the flip of a switch, providing a steadier platform for your children while giving you better control and a straighter path.
Plush-Padded Seat: As expected from a Baby Jogger stroller, this model features a cushioned, plush-padded seat that provides enhanced comfort. The seat can also recline. The stroller comes with a retractable weather cover and multi-position sun canopy, protecting your kid from the elements while improving airflow at the same time.
Front Wheel Suspension: Much to your benefit and to your baby’s comfort, the City Elite integrates excellent front wheel suspension, which can partially absorb shock that results when bumping into something. An overly bumpy ride usually does not make for a happy passenger, and this can help the entire ride more enjoyable for them.
Foldable Design: When buying a stroller, you undoubtedly expect it to fit in your car’s trunk when embarking on a car ride. Baby Jogger has specifically engineered this model to be fully foldable so you can successfully minimize space needed to store it. Thanks to its ingenious construction, you can fold the item with one hand if needed.
What Owners Like About the Baby Jogger City Elite?
Easy to Maneuver: Customers who have used the City Elite were pleased with its overall maneuverability, which was due to its fully-pivoting wheel and lightweight design. Even with one hand, you will be able to push the stroller around obstacles in crowded streets, which will give you control over its movements, also keeping your child secure. Owners found it easy to push and turn when using it.
Sturdy Wheels: Another aspect that made buyers’ experience more pleasurable is the sturdiness and quality of the wheels. With heavy-duty large tires, the wheels will make each ride smoother, whether you are walking through grass, on an uneven surface or on a perfectly-leveled terrain. Paired with the shock absorbers this stroller comes with, your child will stay steady and comfortable.
Adjustable Seat: You never know when your baby decides to want to doze off for a quick nap, which is why having a comfortable stroller is of utmost importance. The Baby Jogger City Elite features an adjustable seat that can be reclined to a nearly flat position, so your little one can take a nap when walking in the park. To enhance his comfort and your satisfaction, this stroller is equipped with a weather cover that can improve airflow when the seat is reclined, as well as a canopy that will prevent sun from directly affecting him.
Stylish Appearance: If appearance is an aspect that matters to you, then you will surely find this unit stroller stylish and chic. Available in three different colors, owners respond well to not only how well this unit performs, but also how nice it looks.
What Could Be Better?
Lack of Cup Holders: The primary downside of buying the City Elite is the lack of cup holders. Your child needs all milk bottles handy, and there will certainly be times when you will want to keep your cup of cup at easy reach. Some owners voiced displeasure that this stroller did not come with them but had to be purchased separately.
Price: For a jogging stroller that is not ideal for hard core jogging, some owners wished that the price was a little bit lower. For urban city dwellers and those who anticipate long brisk walks, this unit will surely fit the bill.
If you were anticipate going on trails and bumpier terrain, or just want something that is built for a serious runner, the BOB Revolution SE or the Jeep Adventure Jogger may be worth considering.
For those looking to spend a little less on a jogging stroller, the Schwinn Turismo may be a more budget-friendly alternative.
Baby Jogger makes some of the best multi-purpose and convenient strollers that you can buy. The City Elite is no different. Safety is always key, which is why it is important to stay up to date on the latest child product recalls. Luckily the Baby Jogger models seem to be in the clear.
Perfect for long distances and smoother city surfaces, this stroller has a lot to offer those who are not big time runners but enjoy something of a more casual pace. Owners tend to very happy with their purchase of this stroller as it usually gets high recommendation rates and scores in the mid 4’s out of 5 stars.