Baby Jogger City Elite 2
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Baby Jogger City Elite 2

The 2.0 maneuvering of the superpower three-wheeler
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The Baby Jogger City Elite 2 is a continuation of the luxurious three-wheeled Baby Jogger City Elite stroller. The large, and now also slimmer wheels with no-maintenance tires of the second version also got a new, updated design. The quality of the wheels has improved as well so that the City Elite 2 can handle any terrain even smoother while being able to withstand some light jogging. The Elite 2 also introduced modern, minimalistic materials of premium quality, released in neutral shades of gray and black.

The non-reversible seat is incredibly spacious. Thanks to the higher weight capacity of up to 34 kg, the stroller can handle even a bigger toddler (and often is used for larger children with special needs). The backrest, as well as the leg rest, can be fully adjusted up to a full recline. The seat is also suitable for young babies. However, it is probably a better idea to use the soft carrycot or a newborn insert for your newborn. Using adapters, a car seat, the Deluxe carrycot or the foldable Compact carrycot can be added so that you can use the Elite 2 as a full-featured stroller system from birth. All accessories, including a bumper bar and a child tray, have to be purchased separately.

Baby Jogger City Elite 2 Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
11.61 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
119 cm x 67 cm x 83 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
85 cm x 67 cm x 35 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
USA
Stroller available as a pushchair (seat unit configuration) only; newborn accessories (like a carrycot) need to be purchased separately
Yes

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
34 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-48 months
Reversible seat unit
No
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
No
Reclining backrest
Yes, infinite recline
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Backrest recline type
Strap-operated
One-hand backrest recline system
No
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
Yes, 2 positions
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
No
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
51 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
40 x 24 cm
Total length of the seat unit
100 cm
A higher seat unit's position on the chassis
No
Height-adjustable seat
No
Seat unit's proper attachment indicator
No
2in1 convertible carrycot/seat unit (pramette travel system)
No
Fabrics removable for cleaning
Yes
Seat fabrics cleaning
Machine washable
Safety harness type
5-point
Harness padding
Yes
Height-adjustable harness belts
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the seat
Yes
Second seat can be attached (single-to-double convertibility)
No

The Canopy (Hood)

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

The Bumper bar

Bumper bar
No
Bumper bar can be purchased separately
Yes
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap
No

The Wheels

Number of wheels
3
Front wheel(s) type
Foam-filled tires (puncture-free)
Rear wheels type
Foam-filled tires (puncture-free)
Front wheels diameter
30 cm
Rear wheels diameter
30 cm
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
Yes
Removable wheels
Yes
All wheels are double wheels
No
Wheels equipped with mudguards
No,
Two-wheel mode
No

The Suspension

Suspension
Yes
Wheels with suspension
Front
Suspension type
Mechanical (internal spring-loaded mechanism)
Adjustable suspension softness
No
Rocking chassis
No

The Brake

Central brake system/type
Hand-operated
Deceleration handbrake
No,

The Fold

Folding system
Flat (compact) fold
One-hand fold
Yes
Plane-travel-friendly stroller with an ultra-compact fold (suitable as carry-on luggage)
No
Folds with the (forward-facing) seat attached
Yes
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
Yes
Self-standing fold
No
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
Yes
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
No
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
No
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
Yes
Outward fold (the seat fabrics are on the outside after folding)
No

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
Pivoting
Handlebar material
Rubber
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
No
Safety wrist strap
Yes

The Basket

Shopping basket
Yes
Large shopping basket
Yes
Basket's weight capacity
4.5 kg
Closable basket
No
An extra basket can be attached to the frame
No
A pocket integrated into the seat/elsewhere on the stroller frame
Yes

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
Yes (with adapters)
Internal dimensions of the carrycot - mattress measurement
74 x 35 cm (Deluxe, 70x33 Compact)
Carry handle on the carrycot
Yes,
Inclining carrycot mattress
No,
Foldable carrycot
Yes,
Rocking-base carrycot
No
Ventilatilated carrycot base (bottom ventilation system)
No,
Carrycot installable in the car instead of a group 0+ car seat (Auto carrycot)
No,
Carrycot positioned high on the frame
No

The Car seat

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

The Accessories & Extra features

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

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Parent reviews of the Baby Jogger City Elite 2

4.5/5
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  • Folds compact
  • Folds easily, one handed
  • Lightweight
  • Works well on all terrain
  • Not parent facing
  • The fantastic wheels are a little wide, can’t get it through my front door. They’re wider than the buggy so I misjudge what I can for through often

This is the most compact folding all terrain chassis on the market. I manage to get the pram into the boot of my 3 door Nissan Micra with room to spare and can still go for walks in the forest. This was the only buggy I could find to fit these requirements.

Pushes like a dream

4
  • steering
  • quality
  • roomy seat
  • non-reversing seat
  • bulky-ish after folding
  • wide rear axle

Feels so easy to push... I love that, truly, it pushes like a dream. Tried the Uppababy Cruz and that was much harder.

It's a tank for almost any situation

4
  • Huge seat
  • Magnetic viewing window
  • Sturdy and all-terrain
  • Quick folding
  • Lie-flat seat
  • Bulky
  • Fiddly harness buckle

The huge seat will last (almost) forever :-) It's a tank for almost any situation. I wouldn't change it (even if it's a bit bulky)!

I can rely on this pushchair

4
  • hih-quality
  • reliable
  • spacious
  • not completely upright
  • the hood slightly faded after being exposed to direct sunlight a lot (we are always outside)

We use it with our special needs girl. It's very spacious and high-quality. I can rely on this pushchair - and therefore recommend it to anyone. It's completely worth the price tag.

I have owned many prams with my many kids, and I have finally found the one I am going to stick with. It's a workhorse you can rely on in every way.

The Baby Jogger City Elite2 looks sleek, stylish, and a bit sporty thanks to those godly, three all-terrain wheels. The folding system is fast, easy, and works well with anybody who tried it. Pushing it is even easier, even with only one hand. The weight capacity allows me to "overload" it without actually overloading it. Easy-to-clean fabrics make my life easier as well, and the canopy is large to cover the whole child - plus, there is ventilation to not worry about overheating.

Overall, a beautiful pram I can recommend to anybody!

It's the best! Goes anywhere and through anything, no breakages, no punctures, no problems. I appreciate that the front wheels swivels when it's needed, and can be locked when going through rocks or other such surfaces. The push is fuss-free, and so is the fold. My shoes - and my feet in sandals - are super grateful for the hand-operated brake. The harness buckle also works well, it's secure, and the child doesn't undo it easily. Fabrics maintenance is easy, and the hood is well made too, coverage as well as air-flow-wise. It will last you for the entire stroller time with your child and lasts for the next children as well (and you will probably sell it afterward for it to serve somebody else's children some more ;-)).

So spacious! And very functional. I love it. As a fashion-conscious person, I would just maybe make it prettier - but I eventually always go for functionality over style, as I learned with time.

A beautiful and super-high-quality three wheeler. 100% satisfied and recommending this pushchair. I had the older version as well, and they're just the most spacious and best to push.

Your questions about the Baby Jogger City Elite 2

1)

You write “Using adapters, a car seat, the Deluxe carrycot or the foldable Compact carrycot can be added” which adapters am I looking for to be able to use the other carrycots? My 6 month old loves to sit upright and, using a harness, this would work in a carrycot until she is too heavy but, I can’t find this information anywhere. I can’t work out what adapters to buy. Baby Jogger only has the one carrycot listed on their website as compatible and at £200+ I’d rather buy second hand but they aren’t available.

Are there any other options to make this parent facing beyond 6 months? Can you get adapters to work with other products apart from the car seat? Thanks :)

Hiya, Nat!

I should start with stating the fact that you shouldn't be using a carrycot if your child is starting to sit up, it is a safety hazard. Also, a child over 9kg shouldn't be using a bassinet as well. The carrycot harness is not that secure as a seat unit's. I am not trying to be negative, but I am pretty sure you wouldn't want your baby to fall out of your pram, and it, unfortunately, does happen.

Next in line, the adaptors you need are nowhere to be found at this time, I am not sure why. My guess is they are supplying them with the carrycot as that is still available (https://www.babyjogger.eu/en/accesories/city-elite-2-carrycot-346) - I would contact any seller of this, or directly the manufacturer's customer service, asking to be informed if the adaptor set is already included as it is not sold separately.

However, with the Maxi-Cosi-type car seat adapters (like these, click!), you can add not only a car seat (which is probably the better option anyway) but also a few carrycots - e.g., the Cot To Go from Cybex attaches on these adapters. So that is another option to put on a bassinet. (I would still rather use a spacious car seat here, ie. a Maxi-Cosi Cabrio is a large one)

Hope I helped! I mean, it seems to me that the thing you actually need is a reversible-seat stroller. Your baby at 6mo is large enough not to use the carrycot anymore and the car seat is not the comfiest option, usually (if not a reclinable one...). Perhaps your need can actually be covered by at least a temporary reversible model, even a pre-owned second-hand one would do for those few months... Think about it. I wish you all the best.

.eli - 28 Nov 2021
2)

We're looking for a stroller for two kids, a new born and a 2 years old. We don't really want a two-seat stroller, so maybe a Baby Jogger Elite 2 with the standing board will be fine? Just wondering how difficult for a small mom will be to push it? Or do you have any other suggestions?

We would like to have an all terrain stroller because we like hiking.

Hello, Tizhen,

You are thinking well, and the City Elite 2 is certainly a quality option for an all-terrain ride and a good pushing experience. Be aware, however, that a sibling board will make the steering harder in any case, with any stroller, and, also, for a shorter mum, also. Additionally, a kiddy ride will also make the stroller experience less all-terrain, always, no matter the stroller, as it has smaller wheels and is an extra load in the rear, making you walk with shorter steps. I summed up a lot about add-on sibling board accessories here in this article, read it to know more.

Still, you can always take a baby carrier or a wrap when going hiking in harsh terrain, putting the kiddy board upwards to not have it in your way. Sturdiness-wise, this stroller should be able to withstand it generally, so you should be fine. Again, as I said higher up, the driving of the City Elite2 is very nice, but yes, it is a larger pushchair; still, after putting the handle lower, you should have a pleasant enough steering experience. Be ready that it will be harder with the board for the sibling and always a bit of a struggle.

Otherwise, I have no better suggestions for an all-terrain stroller (I'd say check the Thule Urban Glide 2, but it is less sturdy so less suitable for a buggy board, IMHO); this is actually very, very nice stroller just count on it being larger, as an all.-terrain stroller should be. Also count on the properties changing with kiddy rides, unfortunately. But a 2yo should not need investment into a double stroller, I think, if you think about a hop-on board only.

.eli - 22 Nov 2021
3)

Hello…

Very interested in this stroller but I want to be sure it’s ok for jogging? I know it’s not Baby Jogger’s actual jogging stroller, but the size of the Summit x3 won’t work in our lift. I’m not an intense runner, but I do want to be able to jog on paved surfaces with this stroller.

Thank you!

Hi, Molly,

If not a professional or intense everyday runner, I do think that you'll be fine with the Baby Jogger City Elite 2 for jogging, yes. It's actually quite sturdy and stable even when you run with it, and as a three-wheeled stroller with swivel wheels, it's actually rather nice. If needing something shorter, I would definitely get a City Elite 2 as well (I actually heard a few mums say they run with the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 as well, and that is even less suitable for that).

If I should suggest a different model just for inspiration, the Casualplay LOOPi Running is also a great thing to consider. As you can also buy EVA foam or air-filled tires and make it a four-wheeler for normal, daily use, and then click on the Running three-wheeled chassis and go running with an actual fixed-wheel three-wheeler, it's quite an interesting (and not too expensive) running + everyday option as well.

.eli - 24 Sep 2021

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