Maxi-Cosi Leona
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Maxi-Cosi Leona

The extra small, extra padded reversible buggy
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The Maxi-Cosi Leona is a very lightweight, very compact 2021 reversible-seat-stroller release. The weight of only 7,5 kg and a folded size close to the size of ultra-compact strollers combined with rubber wheels with suspension and a high-weight-capacity, adjustable-backrest-height seat unit makes it an ideal from-birth to the end of stroller days candidate for urban parents. The Leona pushchair folds with one hand and with the seat attached in any direction.

The reversible seat features a full lie-flat recline as well as an extendable canopy. You can put your newborn not only into the padded seat but also the optional Oria or Jade carrycot - both sit pretty high on the stroller frame. Car seat adapters to create a full-featured travel system are also available.

 
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Maxi-Cosi Leona Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
7.5 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
103 cm x 45 cm x 77 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
55 cm x 45 cm x 32 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
Netherlands
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
22 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-30 months
Reversible seat unit
Yes
Easy-release memory button(s) on the seat or the carrycot
No
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
No
Reclining backrest
Yes, 3 positions
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Backrest recline type
Rear-located recline mechanism (e.g., lever-operated)
One-hand backrest recline system
Yes
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
Yes, 2 positions
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
No
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
56 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
34 x 22 cm
Total length of the seat unit
91 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
No
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
Yes
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
Yes
Bumper bar type (style)
Bar
Removable bumper bar
Yes
Gate-opening (swing-away) bumper bar
Yes
Height-adjustable bumper bar
No
Bumper bar features a fabric (non-wipe-clean) cover
No
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap
Yes

The Wheels

Number of wheels
4
Front wheel(s) type
Rubber-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
Rubber-coated wheels
Front wheels diameter
13.8 cm
Rear wheels diameter
16.5 cm
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
Yes
Removable wheels
Yes
All wheels are double wheels
No
All-terrain version of wheels available to purchase separately
No
Wheels equipped with mudguards
No,
Two-wheel mode
No

The Suspension

Suspension
Yes
Wheels with suspension
All
Suspension type
Open springs, Mechanical (internal spring-loaded mechanism)
Adjustable suspension softness
No
Rocking chassis
No

The Brake

Central brake system/type
One-step rocker pedal (flip-flop friendly)
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
No
Handlebar material
Leatherette (PU/eco-leather)
Handlebar height
105.5 cm
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
No
Safety wrist strap
No

The Basket

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

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
Yes (with adapters)
Internal dimensions of the carrycot - mattress measurement
75 x 32 cm (Oria, 67x29 Jade)
Carry handle on the carrycot
Yes,
Inclining carrycot mattress
No,
Foldable carrycot
No,
Rocking-base carrycot
No
Ventilatilated carrycot base (bottom ventilation system)
Yes,
Carrycot installable in the car instead of a group 0+ car seat (Auto carrycot)
Yes,
Carrycot positioned high on the frame
Yes

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
No

The Accessories & Extra features

Parent tray/organizer on the handlebar (included)
No
Cup holder can be attached
Yes
Reflective elements
No
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
No
Rain cover included
Yes
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 Maxi-Cosi Leona

2.0/5
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Some positives, but definitely some negatives.

Positives:
a) lightweight and readily foldable - once you get the knack. So good for travel - planes and cars.
2) flexibility of turning seat around - and easy to do.
3) reasonable price - got a good discount in Kyiv buying it prior to our forced exit.

Negatives:
a) small wheels on crap pavements (as we have to suffer in Athens) mean lots of jerky stops as the stroller falls into one of the many paving stone holes that we have to suffer here. Larger-wheeled strollers suffer a lot less from that problem.
b) too small - our boy is very tall for his age (coming up to 14 mths), and his head is touching the ceiling of the stroller canopy. I think we will need to replace it shortly, way before the proposed age range is reached.
c) canopy - both of ours (we have two babies) have been essentially flawed. One was more than the other, with the canopy frame way too easily being put out of shape by regular use. We were told we had to use both hands to carefully open and close the canopy - this is frankly a bit ridiculous. Maxi-Cosi replaced the first one without an issue, then the 2nd one started to have the same problem over the next 4 mths - and we are getting that changed.
d) short seat - legs hang over too much, but I notice this is a very common problem with strollers.

Conclusion - for our purpose for air travel and 2 strollers into a car - it was an ok option. If you only have a need for one and no need for air travel - then I would look elsewhere, especially if you are coming from a city with crap pavements where small wheels are a major headache.

We have a Maxi-Cosi high chair which we are very happy with, but this particular stroller does not share that quality.

  • Light and easy to drive on a straight road
  • It is parent and street-facing too
  • It folds quite easily
  • It stands when it is folded
  • Fully upright seat position
  • Fully reclining position
  • It has a small pocket to put some personal stuff on the backrest
  • You can not open the bumper bar when it is parent-facing
  • The footrest is too short, my 6 month old baby's feet were in the air
  • It is very very low, it feels weird like baby is on the ground
  • Very small wheels my front wheel broke in 2 months
  • It is wide, it doesn't fit in small elevators
  • It seems that the seat belt is too small and when my baby gets older it will not fit him
  • The zip of the canopy gets stuck on the small label all the time when I open it
  • It needs some side protection, it is like baby lies on a plain board

I would not recommend this stroller. I bought it for 270 euros and it does not worth the money for all the reasons I mention later. At this price, you can find better ones.

Your questions about the Maxi-Cosi Leona

1)

Hi from Portugal,

Me and my wife are struggling to choose from the Maxi Cosi Leona or the Cybex Eezy S-Twist+², mainly more positive sides for the Leona, we feel that we will get more for the money (and less expensive vs Cybex). But we really like the car seat Cybex Cloud Z i-size, do you know if is available any adptater to fit in the Leona stroller that would enable the use of the car seat from Cybex?

Hiya, guys,

Nice choice! I quite like the Leona's more full-size feel and the super fabrics. Do not worry, as the car seat adapter that is available for the Leona - for Maxi-Cosi car seats - is compatible with Cybex car seats as well. So you will be able to attach the Cloud Z i-size to its frame.

To be honest, it is good to know the Cloud Z is super heavy and another downside is that you cannot reline it during the car ride, so I would also recommend checking the Pebble 360, the Kiddy Evoluna, the Nuna Arra and the Joie i-Level which CAN be reclined even in the car, and are, from what I tried, nicer in terms of materials (the Nuna being 1 kg lighter than the other ones). Just a tip! All are anyhow safe, good car seats that all fit the same Leona car seat adapters ;-)

.eli - 27 Apr 2022
2)

Hello! Can the Leona fit as a carry on for airplane?

Hey, Elle,

With the folded dimensions of 55 cm x 45 cm x 32 cm, the Leona can actually fit into the carry-on dimensions of many airlines, yes. However, each airline had a different set of requirements, so be sure to check with them before getting to the airport.

P.S. If the stroller is 1-1.5 cm taller/wider, it usually passes anyway. Just a tip.

.eli - 19 Apr 2022
3)

Is there a toddler stand/seat compatible with the Leona which is attached to the stroller?

Hi, Chloe,

There is no second seat available, nor an original sibling ride is made for this pretty lightweight stroller with rather small wheels. You can, however, attach a universally fitting kiddy board on the back of the stroller - two brands I can highly recommend because of their easy fit on pretty much any stroller chassis are the Lascal Buggy Board (here, I'd go for the Mini as the pushchair is not so large) OR the Bumprider board.

P.S. I would strongly advise reading this sibling board guide of ours just to know all the pros and cons as well!

.eli - 20 Dec 2021
4)

Where can I buy the Maxi Cosi Leona online, I can’t find it anywhere!

Hi, Mia,

The Maxi-Cosi Leona is COMPLETELY NEW and just released, it will take a bit of time for it to get to all the world's stores. Be patient, it certainly will (in a few weeks to months' time), as it's usual with all new releases.

If very impatient, I would suggest contacting any Maxi-Cosi brand distributor around you and ask to be informed whether and when will they get the Leona in stock. They will most certainly do so - they want to sell the products, after all.

.eli - 30 Jul 2021

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