Baby Jogger City Elite
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Baby Jogger City Elite

DISCONTINUED in 2019
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The Baby Jogger City Elite is a luxury three-wheel stroller. The large wheels with maintenance-free tires can handle all kinds of terrain or light jogging. The non-reversible seat is very spacious. Thanks to a weight capacity of 34 kg, it can handle even a bigger child. You can adjust both the backrest and leg rest to a flat position. Using adapters, you can attach a car seat or a carrycot to the stroller. You can choose the narrower foldable Compact carrycot or the sturdy Deluxe carrycot. All accessories, including the bumper bar or a snack tray, must be purchased separately.

Baby Jogger City Elite Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
11.9 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
117 cm x 67.5 cm x 119.5 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
85 cm x 67.5 cm x 35.5 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
35 x 24 cm
Total length of the seat unit
99 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
Yes
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
Handlebar height
84-117 cm
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
No
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

Parent reviews of the Baby Jogger City Elite

4.6/5
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  • Handling
  • Easy folding
  • Spaciousness of the lying area
  • Sturdy and stable
  • Brake on the handle (especially useful if you have sandals)
  • Large canopy with ventilation
  • Poor access to the basket when lying down
  • Accessories must be purchased (no handle in front of the child in the basic set of equipment)
  • Higher price (but balanced by quality)

Stroller suitable for the city and countryside. It is perfectly maneuverable, easy to fold (just pulling the strap) and takes up little space. In case it still wouldn't fit in the boot of a small car, the wheels can be detached with a single click.

The pushchair version has an adjustable leg rest. The bassinet is positioned quite high on it, so there is no need to bend down to the baby. Unfortunately, it is this height of the bassinet that seems to make the stroller not as stable in the field as it is in the sports version. But again, don't imagine tipping the baby out! This is a really slight instability at a high sideways tilt, where other strollers would have a problem. In the pushchair version, the stroller sits on the ground perfectly.

I appreciate the long canopy with ventilation. What bothers me is the poor access to the basket when the pushchair is in the reclined position. The whole stroller is solid, the weight seems maybe high (about 12 kg) on paper, but in real life it is not noticeable at all. The child's lying/sitting area is large, so the child is comfortable there and can fit easily at three years old. I have another, smaller stroller available, but I think the comfort of using this stroller is so high that I wouldn't trade it for another.

The stroller is so versatile - it handles beautifully in the city, and it can go through more difficult terrain (forest paths, dirt roads). However, if your goal is to use the stroller for running, skating, I would choose the Summit model from the same manufacturer - the same if you are going to use the stroller regularly in really challenging terrain.

For me, it's one of the best strollers on the market and you definitely won't make a mistake buying it.

It suited my active mom's needs perfectly. Large canopy, excellent ventilation, it's a three-wheeler, so you need to learn to push it right, of course. The only downside was that a foot cover was missing in the winter, but I solved this with a quality cosytoes I bought separately.

  • Large hood
  • Hand-operate brake
  • Spaciousness
  • Weight capacity
  • Large wheels
  • Adjustable handlebar
  • Pocket on the handlebar
  • Peek-a-boo window with a see-through plastic foil
  • Leg rest
  • Lightweight but sturdy chassis
  • Quality materials
  • Functionality
  • A lot of optional accessories available
  • Small shopping basket
  • Price
  • Bumper bar is sold separately

This stroller is perfect for me. It's sturdy, but also very lightweight. The 35kg weight capacity is handy since my daughter is quite big for her age (2yo, 18,5kg), and all the other strollers of this type were too small for her, or with a lower weight capacity.

This stroller is truly spacious - I also love the leg rest, since my DD is also tall. I am also happy with the high-quality materials and the large hood. The full, plastic-covered peek-a-boo window is a plus for me as well because it allows me to have it open even when it's raining (unlike the mesh windows). The magnets holding the window open even when it's windy are an incredible idea too.

The wheels are large. The backrest is easy to recline. I like the handlebar adjustment system very nice too - and that goes for the design of the handle itself as well. A big plus would be the handlebar's pocket, and another for the brake located on the side of the handle, which is so incredibly practical.

The City Elite's price is higher, but it reflects the quality and functional design. I can tell because I went through multiple strollers and prams already. The only downside for me would be the shopping basket, which I find rather small. But it's nothing that would bother me that much. And a slight disadvantage to acknowledge is also the bumper bar that is only optional, meaning you need to pay extra for that. They could have had it included (with the price of the stroller, it seems fair). The bumper bar is adjustable in two height positions.

It's an excellent stroller/jogger for me - to sum it up. I don't think any other model will ever surpass this functionality. 👍

Fantastic, with almost no negatives

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  • Spacious
  • High weight capacity - up to 80 pounds (circa 36 kg)
  • Fantastic manipulation
  • Compactness
  • Backrest lays almost completely flat
  • The leg rest part is a bit narrow

A fantastic stroller with almost no negatives.

Your questions about the Baby Jogger City Elite

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I have the Baby Jogger City Elite stroller and need to know a certain screw size. One of our screws fell out and my wife will not use it again until I get another screw put back in. We do not know where the screw is so I cannot figure out the size. Any help in this area will be appreciated.

Hi, Luke!

You should definitely contact any stroller repair service AND the this Baby Jogger customer service/support WITH attached pictures of what is missing. They should help you out with the dimensions as well as, possibly, with providing the screw. Like this, I can't tell which part and which screw, the best is to ask the manufacturer or an official service.

.eli - 09 Sep 2021

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