Baby Jogger City Elite
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Baby Jogger City Elite

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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

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
Country of origin
Stroller available as a pushchair (seat unit configuration) only; newborn accessories (like a carrycot) need to be purchased separately

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
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
Reclining backrest
Yes, infinite recline
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Backrest recline type
One-hand backrest recline system
Extendable backrest
Legrest positioning
Yes, 2 positions
Extendable leg rest
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
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
Height-adjustable seat
Seat unit's proper attachment indicator
2in1 convertible carrycot/seat unit (pramette travel system)
Fabrics removable for cleaning
Seat fabrics cleaning
Machine washable
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 can be purchased separately
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap

The Wheels

Number of wheels
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
Lockable wheels
Removable wheels
All wheels are double wheels
Wheels equipped with mudguards
Two-wheel mode

The Suspension

Wheels with suspension
Suspension type
Mechanical (internal spring-loaded mechanism)
Adjustable suspension softness
Rocking chassis

The Brake

Central brake system/type
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
Handlebar height
84-117 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
4.5 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 (with adapters)
Internal dimensions of the carrycot - mattress measurement
74 x 35 cm (Deluxe, 70x33 Compact)
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)
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

Parent reviews of the Baby Jogger City Elite

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The perfect off-road stroller

  • Excellent driving characteristics
  • Spacious
  • Large hood with windows and ventilation
  • Parent organizer on handle
  • Leg positioning
  • Easy folding
  • It is quite heavy

The perfect off-road stroller, spacious with a large hood. I have nothing to complain about.

I love it


I love it ♥️🥰

  • Long canopy (privacy when sleeping)
  • Ventilation of the canopy and seat
  • Handle is adjustable
  • Stability
  • Easy to handle
  • Large space for baby and sleeping (lasts a long time)
  • Storage box for small items etc.
  • The material fades in the sun (except for the charcoal colour)
  • Wide wheel span (doesn't fit everywhere)

After three kids, the best stroller for me.

  • Folding
  • Positionability
  • Canopy and ventilation
  • Lightweight frame
  • Plenty of storage space (I didn't miss the classic changing bag, which is normally thrown over the sleeve... can't be put on this stroller, but I don't miss it at all)
  • Durability of the covers
  • Large
  • Nothing :)

Fantastic pram. Two of my children grew up in it, and I even drove my dog in it when he couldn't walk on his own anymore.

What's the best about it:
1. Folding - it's so easy and quick. Just beware, we messed one up in the joint part because we folded it even fully loaded (we always had a bunch of stuff down in the net)... so I recommend to take everything out of the net before folding, because a 1000 times it's ok, but then one day it broke and we bought a new one.
2. Positioning - it's great to put the baby to sleep, to put it on the back + what's more, it has a footrest, so you don't need to put anything under its legs externally.
3. The canopy - the kids are super protected from the sun. No need to add any sunshades or anything like that... and the roof can also be uncovered to let the wind blow through, which is great in the hot summer.

But there's a lot of other things I appreciated. It's big - I carried a lot of stuff in it, it was easy to handle. In short, great :)

  • easy to use
  • off-road
  • high load capacity
  • indestructible wheels
  • huge canopy

Absolutely the best. My daughter has been sleeping in it since she was a baby.

The one-handed folding is unbelievable


It's really spacious, cushioned, and the one-handed folding is unbelievable. My husband thought it wouldn't fit in the car when we went on vacation, but after simply removing the wheels, it was very small and very foldable. And one more great thing - and that's the sun canopy. It's very large, so it protects the baby from the sun and the wind. Moreover, all the windows are magnetic, so when you are putting the baby to sleep, you don't disturb the baby by undoing the velcro or the snaps (studs).

I had a tricycle before, but this one is very light and can be carried with one hand.

Ges over any terrain

  • traverses different terrain without problems
  • smooth ride on large wheels
  • easy to operate with one hand
  • is a bit wide, some doors it won't fit in
  • a little higher weight

A superb pram, goes over any terrain.

  • Large off-road wheels
  • Also usable for running/inline
  • Spacious for larger kids
  • High carrying capacity - we often put both our children in it
  • Large hood
  • Also suitable for tall parents
  • Possibility to adjust the legs
  • No reversibility of the seat

Excellent off-road stroller, easy to handle, usable also for sport-loving parents. If it had a reversble sports part, I would give it 10 points :)

  • Stability
  • Handling
  • Well positioned center of gravity
  • Suspension on moderate terrain is sufficient
  • Adjusting handle
  • Positioning to almost full recline
  • Huge canopy
  • Rubber-covered parental handle
  • Fabric fades in the sun
  • Poor access to the basket
  • The base package is completely without accessories
  • Higher price, but it corresponds to the user comfort

We were looking for a stroller for the city, which at the same time can easily cope with a more peaceful terrain (lawn, dirt road, forest). After a very long selection we chose the Elite.

At first I didn't want a three wheeler (before I had only four-wheeled strollers), Elite seemed huge according to the written dimensions and the price was quite high (we were buying for our second child and we don't plan to have another one). Then I found the Elite in a nice condition on a second hand market and the choice was clear. It rides great. It is not at all noticeable that it is almost 12 kg. It has a very well positioned seat, it is stable. In real life it doesn't feel like a huge thing at all, but at the same time it is not a lightweight low-quality Valco Snap. The suspension front wheel and the hanging seat are quite enough for our requirements. But if we lived in a village, I would probably buy the more off-road Summit x3.

It has a huge canopy, it can be positioned to almost full recline, it is easy to fold, it has a pretty large basket. Of course, it has its disadvantages - it's hard for me to get into the basket (you can't really compare it with the Britax B-Motion plus), the fabric does tend to fade in the sun (probably all Elites do, except for the Charcoal colour), the parent handle is rubber, which is very uncomfortable for me, so I have a PU leather cover sewn on it, and the pushchair doesn't have any accessories and you have to buy everything.

We are very satisfied with the selection and I recommend looking in the classifieds. I got it after one child, still 2 months under warranty, with complete accessories for a nice price.

  • 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.

Your questions about the Baby Jogger City Elite


What bassinet / carrycot can I buy for this stroller?

Hi, Steph,

The right carrycots for this older model are the Compact carrycot or the hard-bottomed Deluxe carrycot, however they were discontinued. You need to search for these (and the adapters for them, too) in classifieds, I would say. Check the type in this eBay offer, for example, to know what I am talking about.

.eli - 04 Oct 2022

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

This is your place to ask us a (quick) question about the Baby Jogger City Elite