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Mockingbird stroller vs UPPAbaby Vista V2 Stroller

Shopping for a new stroller? We are comparing our Mockingbird Single-to-Double stroller with the UPPAbaby Vista V2 and sharing the results!

One of the biggest buys for many new parents is a stroller. Whether you plan to walk in your neighborhood, travel, or use it as your primary mode of child transportation, selecting a stroller is a big decision!

We are big lovers of our Mockingbird (we’ve had 2 – the original single, and then upgraded to the double with the birth of our new baby!)

Read our reviews of the Mockingbird Single and Mockingbird Single-to-Double Strollers!

Today we will be comparing the Mockingbird Single to Double stroller with the UPPAbaby Vista V2 double stroller.

The UPPAbaby is a super popular brand, at least for people around here, so I thought this would make for a great comparison.

mockingbird vs vista v2 double stroller comparison

Mockingbird Stroller vs UPPAbaby Vista V2

How easy is the stroller to fold, and can it fold one handed?

Mockingbird

The Mockingbird stroller is very simple to fold and can be folded one-handed.

Mockingbird has a two step fold, both done with one hand. To fold, simple slide over a lever and push a button.

The Mockingbird folds smoothly with one hand and stands upright when folded in half. It also locks into place on its own.

UPPAbaby Vista V2

To fold the Vista, you have to press two side buttons, making it a two handed fold. This makes it a little less convenient to fold compared to the Mockingbird.

mockingbird double stroller both seats facing forward

How easy is the stroller to push? 

Mockingbird

Mockingbird’s suspension system is designed to absorb vibrations and divert them away from the seat, so your baby doesn’t feel them as much.

Additionally, there is a swivel lock mechanism on the front wheels (similar to a jogging stroller) that can make for an even smoother ride by avoiding the side-to-side swivel that makes rough or gravely roads tricky.

Mockingbird wheels are made for use on different types of terrain such as pavement, grass, gravel, and sand.

UPPAbaby Vista V2

The Vista has an all-wheel suspension which similarly gives it a smooth ride. It also has larger wheels than the Mockingbird, which can make it smoother on rough terrain.

What car seat options do I have? 

Both the Mockingbird and UPPAbaby have adapters to work with many carseats.

Mockingbird

Mockingbird has multiple adapters compatible with many popular car seat models so parents have flexibility of choice and can easily pop their car seat on and off the stroller.

Read the full list of car seats that are compatible with the Mockingbird.

For parents who aren’t planning on using a car seat, or who want more than one option, they also have a Carriage option or an infant seat insert.

Here is my review of the Mockingbird Carriage Bassinet!

UPPAbaby Vista V2

The Vista has adapters that will fit most car seat brands, too. They also make their own car seat – the Mesa.

Will the stroller fit in my trunk? 

For both the Mockingbird and the UPPAbaby, whether it will fit in your car will depend on what car you have.

We drive a Honda Pilot and a Toyota Yaris.

Both strollers fit perfectly fine in the trunk of the Pilot. The should both fit easily into any SUV mid-size and above.

Neither stroller fits in the trunk of the Yaris. Both require half of the back seat to be laid down flat. This makes it impossible to have either stroller and two kids in the car.

The Yaris is just not a practical car for someone with two small kids! It’s a relic from our prior child-free life and will probably need to be upgraded soon anyways.

Both strollers should fit in the trunk of a standard sedan.

What other cool features does the stroller have that might be important to me?

Mockingbird

We love the zippered mesh section of the canopy that provides airflow on hot days.

There is a hidden pocket inside the basket that is perfect for hiding your phone or wallet out of view.

The kid’s footrest unzips so you can easily dump out crumbs or dirt.

There is a reflector strip for walking at night!

UPPAbaby Vista V2

The Vista canopy extends further down in front of your child’s face, which is a big upgrade on very sunny days.

How does the overall style of the stroller compare? 

Mockingbird

One of the top reasons that we purchased our original Mockingbird stroller was for the looks of it. It has a very expensive look.

I love the leather handles and hold bars on the kid’s seats.

The fabric also looks very luxe and the color choices are high end. Plus, you get to pick the patterns of the lining.

UPPAbaby Vista V2

The Vista V2 is very attractive and comes in more color choices than the Mockingbird. It is made with real leather compared to the Mockingbird’s vegan leather.

My husband/wife is tall. Will they struggle to push the stroller? 

Each of these strollers has an adjustable handlebar, though they adjust in different ways.

Mockingbird

You are able to adjust the angle of the Mockingbird handle, angling it flat or up and down.

Many taller parents actually end up utilizing the neutral or middle setting for the handlebar more often than the highest setting, since you lose around 2 inches if you rotate the handlebar all the way up.

This is because it’s technically bringing you a little closer to the stroller, vs. with the neutral setting or the middle setting (where it extends the farthest from the stroller itself and you’ll actually gain up to 2 additional inches).

For tall parents we also recommend the Single to Double over the Single since the frame is slightly longer.

UPPAbaby Vista V2

The Vista handle adjusts in and out (telescopic style) to be closer or further from the stroller. This is fine, and better than nothing, but not as versatile as the Mockingbird.

How do the basket sizes compare?

Mockingbird

The Mockingbird basket is 15″ wide, 25″ long, and 9″ deep and has a 25 pound weight limit.

It is huge and can fit a yoga mat front to back. We regularly put a big red kickball under there and ride to our neighborhood park!

UPPAbaby Vista V2

The Vista basket is also very large and deep and has a 30 pound weight limit, so it can hold a bit more weight than the mockingbird.

I’m going to be carrying the stroller up and down the stairs. How much does it weigh?

The weights of these two strollers are very comparable.

Mockingbird

Approximately 26 pounds including the frame, seat, wheels, canopy, and basket and 35 pounds with the second seat kit. 

UPPAbaby Vista V2

Approximately 27 pounds set up as a single and 34 pounds with the second seat kit.

Will these strollers fit in my doorway?

Both strollers fit through a standard doorway with no issues. This is a benefit from a side-by-side stroller.

Mockingbird

The single to double Mockingbird stroller is 25.5″ wide.

UPPAbaby Vista V2

The Vista is 25.7″ wide, folded or unfolded.

How do the wheels compare?

The wheels are different on these two strollers.

Mockingbird

The Mockingbird back wheels are 9″ diameter. They are a firmer material.

UPPAbaby Vista V2

The back wheels on the Vista are just under 12″ in diameter. This is better for rougher terrain.

We like the wheels a little better on the Vista, but there’s nothing about the Mockingbird strollers that cause an issue.

What are the possible configuration options? 

Both of these strollers allow two toddler seats in 4 configurations – both facing forward, both facing back, facing each other, or facing apart.

Mockingbird

Mockingbird has many configurations but requires the infant seat/bassinet/carseat to be in the top spot. We are unable to have the lower seat (toddler) face forward while the bassinet is in place.

This won’t be an issue once our baby is four to five months old and moves out of the bassinet.

UPPAbaby Vista V2

The Vista has more configurations because the included bassinet can go wither up or down!

What are the available accessories?

The available accessories are very similar.

The only thing that the City has available that the Mockingbird does not that I wish the Mockingbird had is a piggy back board for an older child. I believe this is in the works for them, though!

Mockingbird

UPPAbaby Vista V2

  • Car seat adapter
  • Additional seat
  • Piggy back
  • Backpack
  • Seat liner
  • Travel bag
  • Basket cover
  • Wheel reflectors
  • Leather bumper bar cover/handlebar covers
  • Parent organizer
  • Snack tray
  • Cup holder
  • Bassinet stand

How does the price compare when all is said and done? Is that worth it?

The Mockingbird stroller is about $500 less than the Vista V2.

Because of this significant price difference, we think that Mockingbird is definitely the better deal.

Mockingbird

The Mockingbird Single-to-Double stroller sells for $395. A second seat costs $120. The bassinet costs $100. The car seat adapter is $30.

UPPAbaby Vista V2

The Vista V2 sells for $929-969, depending on the fabric choice. While this is more expensive, it does include the stroller, a toddler seat, a bassinet, and three different shields. An additional toddler seat is $199.

Be sure to check out our Snoo smart bassinet review.

Any more questions?

Thanks for reading!

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