ABC Design Salsa 4
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ABC Design Salsa 4

The versatile, awesome-basket, spacious system
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The ABC Design Salsa 4 is an upgraded version of the Salsa 4 Style. Its lightweight, four-wheeled chassis is equipped with a suspension system ensuring a smooth ride even on a more challenging terrain. Another advantage of this stroller is the large shopping basket. After the facelift in 2017, the Salsa 4 features luxurious, minimalistic design and premium melange fabrics with contrasting leatherette details.

The even more spacious, reversible bucket-type seat can be reclined fully in both directions. The leg rest is adjustable independently. The Salsa 3 is also available as a stroller system with a foldable carrycot. The hood of the carrycot, as well as the hood of the seat, can be extended by unzipping an extra panel, revealing a viewing window. To create a travel system, you can add either an optional car seat or the Doozy carrycot that can also be used in the car instead of a Group 0+ car seat. The Salsa 4 was also released in the special edition Wood.

ABC Design Salsa 4 Features & Specifications

The Basics

2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
11.9 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
109.5 cm x 63 cm x 97 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
76.5 cm x 63 cm x 32 cm frame only
Chassis material
Country of origin
Only available as a stroller system

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
25 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-36 months
Reversible seat unit
Easy-release memory button(s) on the seat or the carrycot
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
Reclining backrest
Yes, 3 positions
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Backrest recline type
Rear-located recline mechanism (e.g., lever-operated)
One-hand backrest recline system
Extendable backrest
Legrest positioning
Yes, 2 positions
Extendable leg rest
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
Backrest height
59 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
31 x 20.5 cm
Total length of the seat unit
98 cm
A higher seat unit's position on the chassis
Height-adjustable seat
Seat unit's proper attachment indicator
2in1 convertible carrycot/seat unit (pramette travel system)
Fabrics removable for cleaning
Seat fabrics cleaning
Wipe-clean only
Safety harness type
Harness padding
Height-adjustable harness belts
Ventilation integrated into the seat
Second seat can be attached (single-to-double convertibility)

The Canopy (Hood)

Seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Extendable canopy/hood
The canopy/hood features a sun visor
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
Height-adjustable canopy
Removable canopy
Waterproof canopy
UV protection in the (canopy) fabrics
Ventilation integrated into the canopy
A pocket integrated into the canopy
Peek-a-boo viewing window present on the canopy
Peek-a-boo window can be closed/covered
Quiet (magnetic/no velcro) peek-a-boo window
Reinforcing side clasps present on the canopy

The Bumper bar

Bumper bar
Bumper bar type (style)
Removable bumper bar
Gate-opening (swing-away) bumper bar
Height-adjustable bumper bar
Bumper bar features a fabric (non-wipe-clean) cover
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap

The Wheels

Number of wheels
Front wheel(s) type
EVA foam-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
EVA foam-coated wheels
Front wheels diameter
20.5 cm
Rear wheels diameter
28.5 cm
Swivel wheels
Lockable wheels
Removable wheels
All wheels are double wheels
All-terrain version of wheels available to purchase separately
Wheels equipped with mudguards
Two-wheel mode

The Suspension

Wheels with suspension
Suspension type
Pneumatic, Open springs
Adjustable suspension softness
Rocking chassis

The Brake

Central brake system/type
Push down-lift up pedal brake
Deceleration handbrake

The Fold

Folding system
Flat (compact) fold
One-hand fold
Plane-travel-friendly stroller with an ultra-compact fold (suitable as carry-on luggage)
Folds with the (forward-facing) seat attached
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
Self-standing fold
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
Outward fold (the seat fabrics are on the outside after folding)

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
Handlebar material
Leatherette (PU/eco-leather)
Handlebar height
99.5-109.5 cm
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
Safety wrist strap

The Basket

Shopping basket
Large shopping basket
Basket's weight capacity
5 kg
Closable basket
An extra basket can be attached to the frame
A pocket integrated into the seat/elsewhere on the stroller frame

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
Yes (without adapters), Yes (with adapters)
Internal dimensions of the carrycot - mattress measurement
79.5 x 37.5 cm (Salsa, 73x27 Doozy)
Carry handle on the carrycot
Inclining carrycot mattress
Foldable carrycot
Rocking-base carrycot
Ventilatilated carrycot base (bottom ventilation system)
Carrycot installable in the car instead of a group 0+ car seat (Auto carrycot)
Yes, Doozy
Carrycot positioned high on the frame

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
Yes (with adapters)
Car seat sold separately
Maxi-Cosi/Cybex car seat attachment-type adapters available
Britax Römer car seat attachment-type adapters available

The Accessories & Extra features

Parent tray/organizer on the handlebar (included)
Cup holder can be attached
Reflective elements
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
Rain cover included
Mosquito net included
Leg cover (apron) included with the seat unit
Seat liner/insert included
Changing bag included
Carry bag/transport cover for the folded stroller included
LED light(s)
Built-in audio speakers
A storage/bag can be attached instead of a seat

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  • value for the price
  • car seat
  • roomy carrycot
  • roomy seat
  • large hoods
  • roomy basket
  • suspension
  • tall parents suitability
  • thin hood fabric
  • bar in the basket
  • frame folded size

I got convinced by this one for the suspension (sooo nice), larger wheels and the whole frame (me and my hubby are both tall), and the storage underneath. I must say I still love those - just sorry there's the bar in the basket that makes it a liiittle but less accessible than I'd like.

Good things I have to mention, too, are also the roomy carrycot 👍 with a huge hood, a roomy seat as well 👍 with maybe a bit less elaborate recline mechanism, and also a huge hood (could be thicker, though), and the overall sleek look.

What I mind after 20 months of use is that the frame is not the most compact, to be honest, even if maybe not the largest (I remember trying different things in the shop and this seemed small, compared to many others).

I do recommend the matching car seat, it was nice and it lasted us about 10 months of age - then we swapped for a 0-18 kg category. The price for it was really very nice.

Incredible quality for such a price

  • Large bassinet
  • Large seat unit
  • Extendable canopy
  • Adjustable pushbar, good for tall parents
  • The brake is near a wheel, not in the middle of the bar, so it's not in the way
  • Nice design
  • No color fading
  • Sturdy aluminum chassis
  • Not a hard plastic and also no punctures on the wheels 👍
  • Excellent price-performance ratio
  • The brake gets stuck sometimes, you need to find the right position
  • The harness adjustment is not the easiest

I recommend it, there are a few downsides but otherwise, it suits us very much. I think it's incredible quality for such a price.

My personal opinion is that it's a success. I don't find it too heavy nor too bulky. Most stroller systems fold only after removing the seat unit (chassis separately)- I don't see that as a minus of this one. The only minus, however, are the accessories - after paying quite a lot for a 2in1 set, one would expect at least a rain cover or a mosquito net to be included, but no - you need to buy everything separately.

  • Spacious
  • Easy to push
  • 25 kg weight limit
  • Great in the city
  • Little harder ride on harsh terrain
  • Two-piece fold - no folding with the seat attached

It's a little robust and heavy for my taste, but anyway, it's excellent. The bassinet is spacious - my daughter used it up to her seven months. The seat unit was also good for me... And the large basket, beautiful design... We had the 2018 model.

The quality of this stroller is good. However, it is heavy. It is made of two parts that are folded separately, which is very impractical in a small car. The seat unit has a very wobbly canopy. The leg rest cannot be put in a horizontal position. I also feel it is pretty small for a big kid.

  • Telescopic handlebar
  • Suspension
  • Spacious
  • Large hood
  • Easy manipulation
  • Nice design
  • Sturdy chassis
  • For all terrains
  • Leather bumper and handlebar
  • Large shopping basket
  • The seat unit cannot be folded together with the chassis

It is an excellent stroller. Nice, good quality, suitable for every terrain, affordable price. The only disadvantage is the fact that the seat unit cannot be folded together with the chassis - however, this is very common for a majority of stroller systems

  • Spacious bassinet
  • Large canopy
  • Sturdy
  • Big wheels
  • Great maneuverability
  • Bucket-type seat of the 2018 model
  • Cannot be folded in one piece

Excellent pram for a winter baby. Spacious carrycot, large canopy, big wheels, suspension system is there...

My daughter could fit in the carrycot until she was 8 months old. The chassis is quite sturdy. The comfortable leather handlebar is height adjustable. This pram is suitable for tall parents and is easy to maneuver.

My 2018 model has a bucket-type seat, which I am not a big fan of. The 2019 version already has a seat with a lie-flat position. However, the folding is still the same; the chassis and the seat have to be removed and stored separately. Only due to this reason I had to cut 2 points. Otherwise, it is a quality pram for an affordable price.

Your questions about the ABC Design Salsa 4


One of the reviewers mentioned that she thinks the seat unit is “pretty small for a big kid”. I’m confused as I thought this was a marketed as a large and spacious seat.

Though the depth of the actual sitting area does seem fairly shallow!

Hey there!

A good question indeed. The seat size (as well as lightness, compactness, prettiness and more) are highly subjective, however, and even more so with strollers. I heard multiple mums saying very contrasting opinions about the same stroller model, and here's the same thing.

I've had the Salsa 4 in my hands and can confirm the seat is large and spacious - for a reversible stroller. Read more about reversible stroller seas here so you understand the reversibility is always making the seat shorter and narrower, and with less space to the top of the canopy, than any forward-facing only stroller.

The Salsa 4 seat unit, with the seatback of more than 50 cm, is truly above average, compared to about 43-49 cm on average with this type of pushchair. The seat depth of 20 cm is not huge but I consider anything from 20 cm up an OK size, with the adjustable leg rest making it better. The parent leaving a negative comment about the seat size either didn't take the type into consideration OR just had different expectations, and that is very normal with strollers (and parents).

The fact remains... the seat is spacious in my eyes. With a very large toddler, any reversible pram will seem small. The same goes for too many expectations. If your priority would be the longestlôasting possible, I'll suggest a larger non-reversible pushchair instead (ie., a Baby Jogger City Elite 2.

.eli - 26 Oct 2021


The reviews say the ABC Salsa 4 can’t be folded with the seat attached, but the specs state otherwise. Could you please clarify which is true for this model?

Thank you!

Hey, Vin!

A good question! The thing is, the official way of folding the stroller is WITHOUT the seat. We tried, however, and it IS possible to fold the newer models WITHthe seat attached, thus it is so in the specs. The thing is, you can only do so with the seat forward-facing - I mean, with the rear-facing seat, the package would be anyway so large it would be absolutely impractical anyway.

So yes, it can be folded with the seat facing the world, but the folded size (with the seat) is quite large and it is, therefore, often better to remove the seat before folding (which is the recommended way anyway).

Hope I helped!

.eli - 23 Sep 2021

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