Maxi-Cosi Jaya
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Maxi-Cosi Jaya

The from-birth, transparent-wheeled autofolding Chicco Goody's brother
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The Maxi-Cosi Jaya is a modern-style, transparent-wheeled ultra-compact stroller similar in functions to the Chicco Goody model. The Jaya, also very travel-friendly, offers the same one-hand activated auto-folding system that takes 1 second to happen. The folded dimensions fit the cabin luggage requirements of most airlines.

The Jaya buggy also features a softly padded, lie-flat seat with a 22kg maximum weight capacity; it's good to note that the backrest length might not be enough for a 22kg child. The Jaya is compatible with Maxi-Cosi (or another brand, same adapter attachment system) car seats for a newborn or a small baby, forming a travel system. The Maxi-Cosi Jaya pushchair comes with a rain cover included - other useful accessories such as a newborn cocoon/cosytoes, a matching nappy bag, and others are to be purchased optionally.

Maxi-Cosi Jaya Features & Specifications

The Basics

Pushchair (seat and chassis only), Travel system
Stroller weight
6.9 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
103 cm x 46 cm x 79 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
56 cm x 46 cm x 25 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
22 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-30 months
Reversible seat unit
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, 3 positions
Extendable leg rest
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
Backrest height
42 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
33 x 20 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
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
13.5 cm
Rear wheels diameter
15 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
Open springs, Mechanical (internal spring-loaded mechanism)
Adjustable suspension softness
Rocking chassis

The Brake

Central brake system/type
One-step rocker pedal (flip-flop friendly)
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
103 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
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

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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Parent reviews of the Maxi-Cosi Jaya

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Loved this little pram until it randomly decided to fold up with my 8week old baby in it after the 4th time using it in the middle of a long walk. So I complained, and they were quick to respond and pick it up for a refund they now they have received the pram quite a while ago, and seems like they have disappeared off the face of the earth by not responding to any messages at all. Very disappointed in the pram and the lack of customer service:(

Your questions about the Maxi-Cosi Jaya


Can I use it for a newborn or do I need to buy another part?

Hi, Asma,

In the complete lie-flat, it theoretically can be used with a newborn. However, I personally wouldn't do that, the newborn baby is very open and actually needs a more enclosed, safe space to feel protected. Thus, you can either use it like that with a newborn only very occasionally (e.g., for the trips to the doctor), or get a universal cocoon or thinner footmuff or an insert soft cot to create that space for the baby. That could work, still, it needs to be said that this is a travel, occasional-use stroller, and the suspension and wheels are not really the best to regularly use with a fragile newborn baby - something a bit more substantial is much more suitable.

.eli - 23 Apr 2023

Is mthe Maxi-Cosi Jaya suitable for cabin international flight?

Hi, Lester,

This always depends on the airline you choose. With the measurements of 56 cm x 46 cm x 25 cm when folded, it can be a little larger than some airline's requirements. It, however, is taken quite regularly on board, so be sure to check your airline's regulations.

.eli - 21 Jan 2023


The Maxi Cosi Jaya and Baby Jogger City Tour 2 seems to be quite similar in terms of their folding mechanism (one hand fold) and prices. What is your opinion comparing both of these strollers in terms of cabin compatibility, ease of use, and durability?

I can't seem to find much reviews on Maxi Cosi Jaya (maybe it is a newer model?). But its finishing seems better than The Baby Jogger City Tour 2.

Baby Jogger City Tour 2 has pretty good reviews in that price range that I find hard to ignore.

Thanks for your advice.

Hi there,

From these two, I personally would definitely go for the Baby Jogger. I mean, you are right, the Jaya has beautiful finishing, padded, comfy materials - a thing Maxi-Cosi is known for. Apart from that, though, the seat is VERY very slanted and much shorter than the BJs. That means usability with a smaller child, mostly, and I think a larger seat is a little better choice.

So these two are both ok, but the BJ just seems to me as the more practical choice for longevity.

.eli - 25 Nov 2022


I am very tall and have an Uppababy Vista which I have on the highest handlebar setting. How tall is the handlebar in comparison to other light strollers like the Uppababy Minu or other similar ones?

Thanks Rhi

Hi, Rhi,

The tallest handle setting of the Vista is really tall and almost incomparable to the fixed-handlebar ultracompacts. The Minu and a few ones have it reasonably high but still not high enough, not by far to what you're used to. I will suggest going on Amazon and searching for 'stroller extension handles' and getting one of those to use with an ultracompact - and when getting an ultracompact, try one with at least 105 cm tall handle (definitely not lower than 103 cm).

.eli - 05 Aug 2022

Does this stroller have adapters for a Cybex i Cloud Z carseat? If so, can you point me to the link? I bought some but they don't really adapt so know I may need to return everything. I need a travel stroller on budget that pairs with my carseat and I thought this was it :(

Hi, Diana,

These Maxi-Cosi/Cybex-style adapters for the Maxi-Cosi Jaya should work with Cybex Cloud line of car seats. They can be found HERE on the Maxi-Cosi official page. However, this stroller is super small and the Could Z is really large, meaning that even if the attachment system is right for its connecting points, it may be it won't fit in. The best is to pair this stroller up with a lighter Maxi-Cosi car seats, really, but only these adapters should be possible to accept the Cybex Cloud Z car seat, if any. If they don't work, no else will.

.eli - 19 Jul 2022

I'm deciding between the Maxi Cosi Jaya2 and the Lara2 - which one is sturdier and better quality? What is the main differences?

Hi, Pri,

I myself would definitely go for the Jaya. The non-double wheels are simply a better design in terms of driveability as well as longevity. The Jaya also seems to me to be able to accommodate a slightly larger child as there's more space to the canopy.

.eli - 23 Apr 2022

Hi there,

Just wondered if the upright position is more upright than the Easywalker Jackey?

Thanks :)

Hey again, Tom,

Well, yes and not - there is a slight difference, and the Jaya is a tiny bit more upright, BUT it is such a small difference that it is still quite a slanted buggy - you need to count on that when getting one of these small-size pushchairs. Just check the included picture and see how the baby is sitting when in the sitting position:

.eli - 02 Mar 2022

Hi Eli,

Does the toddler seat reversible with Jaya ?

Hi, Gin,

I am sorry but no, it doesn't. As an ultracompact (more about those HERE), it is limited in both size and functions. Apart from maybe a Bugaboo Ant, there are no ultracompactt with a reversible seat unit.

.eli - 01 Mar 2022


Does the Maxi Cosi Jaya fold to cabin size like the Silver Cross Jet? Are they very similar/which is better?

Hi, Becky,

The Maxi-Cosi Jaya stroller folds down to 56 cm x 46 cm x 25 cm while the Silver Cross Jet to 55 cm x 30 cm x 18 cm - meaning the Jet is a bit smaller. However, sturdiness and padding-wide, the Jaya is a bit more comfortable and durable, so at least in some points, it is for sure better. With these small ultracompact strollers, every centimeter matters, really, as they are minimized to the base and often weak in their frame and joint parts.

The folded Jaya dimensions should be ok for most airplanes, however, you should ALWAYS check your airline requirements as they vary quite a lot. Normally, however, the buggy should be fine. And even if it wasn't, they'll only take it from you when boarding and give it back to you when getting off the plane (worst case, happens rarely with such a small pushchair).

In any case, the two strollers are comparable features-wise, so go with which one you like more or has a better price point. I personally would probably choose Maxi-Cosi here, but that might just be a personal preference.

.eli - 21 Jan 2022

Hi Eli,

Is the back of this Maxi Cosi Jaya stroller just as upright as the goody and goody plus?


Hi Esther,

Well, the Maxi-Cosi Jaya is certainly more upright than the Chicco We you
, but this is not an upright stroller by far either, I am sorry.

There are not too many ultra-compacts with a very upright seat (maybe check the Joolz Aer or the Mamas&Papas Airo if truly searching for one), they, also because of the reduced size, are always a bit slanted.

Even the Chicco Goody (review and pics here) is not completely, 90-degree upright, but it is one of the more upright ultracompacts. Do bear that in mind and never expect something completely upright in this buggy size - I mean, it can be better (or worse), but even the larger models struggle in the upright seat area.

.eli - 10 Oct 2021

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