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Maxi-Cosi Leona

Maxi-Cosi Leona

The extra small, extra padded reversible buggy
see 3 parent reviews

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.

Maxi-Cosi Leona Features & Specifications

The Basics

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
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
Easy-release memory button(s) on the seat or the carrycot
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, 2 positions
Extendable leg rest
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
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
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 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
Rubber-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
Rubber-coated wheels
Front wheels diameter
13.8 cm
Rear wheels diameter
16.5 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
105.5 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
Yes (with adapters)
Internal dimensions of the carrycot - mattress measurement
75 x 32 cm (Oria, 67x29 Jade)
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 Maxi-Cosi Leona

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Quality not very good

  • lightweight
  • breaks easily
  • quality not very good
  • not robust
  • Maxi Cosi replacement service horrible

Arrived already damaged, you could only pull down the sunscreen with brute force. The handle with which you could adjust the seat settings broke after 3 months. Waited for replacement for ages, and it turned out that the manufacturer couldn't even replace it in the original color.

Some positives, but definitely some negatives.

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.

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


what is the degree of the deepest recline?

Hey, MM,

It's about 170 degrees. It should be ok for children that do not sit independently yet.

.eli - 20 Aug 2023


My baby 6 month old, 9.2 kg, 70cm long, I'm looking for a pushchair 2 way facing, able to lie flat both way, ultra compactable, able to take onto plane. I've tried the Leona one, but found it a bit to narrow on the seat, only 29cm in width. So I am looking at Chicco One4Ever, and Recaro Lexa Elite as well, but not sure which one is wider for my baby to move and being comfortable during a nap.

Hey, Cind,

If you want an ultra-ompact, cabin-sized stroller. that is reversible, the seat will inherently be narrow (and smaller in general). Be sure to expect that from any ultra-compct reversible, and there are not many of those. For a 6mo, actually that should not be problem, just don't expect the stroler to last 3 years+.

Personally I would go for either the Lexa Elite or the Cybex Eezy S-Twist2 which are on the more spacious side (for the type, still not crazy spacious though). I was looking at the Chicco One4Ever design but I did not find it as practical, but that can also be my subjective opinion and is better to try out in a store if you do like it.

.eli - 23 Jul 2023


I’m confused about which stroller to buy - Maxi Cosi Leona 2 Luxe or Babyzen Yoyo 2? Could you please advise?

Hey, Sara,

These are two very different-use strollers, The Babyzen is a travel, occasional-use-only strollers. It is very small, but also very slanted, and the seat back's height is short, so even if people use it more regularly, it is actually not the right use, and the baby is often quite uncomfortable for it. So that would be your choice if you need a holiday stroller or something small for shopping and occasional use.

The Leona is also not all-terrain because of the small wheels, but the reversible seat and a bit larger size are meant for more regular use. Because of its small size and a lie-flat, reversible seat unit, this model will be the best for smaller kids that need an everyday stroller when the terrain won't be too demanding.

.eli - 28 May 2023

Hi Eli, is there a snack tray compatible with the Leona stroller?

Hi, Halimah,

No, as far as I know, there is no snack track accessory for this pushchair.

.eli - 23 May 2023

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

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

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

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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