Maxi-Cosi Lila
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Maxi-Cosi Lila

The soft&stylish (though bulky) 2in1
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The Maxi-Cosi Lila is a new stroller for 2019. The unique stroller has been designed to provide maximum comfort for the child. Thanks to the double-sided, ergonomic seat liner ShapeOfYou, your child will be like sitting on a cloud. The hood is featuring the integrated Nap-Keeper mosquito net that provides shade as well. The seat unit can be converted into the Quick-Bassinet - a pramette type of carrycot. You can also purchase other accessories - the optional Oria carrycot or the Jade carrycot that can be used instead of a car seat, also with an Isofix base. The Lila is compatible with Maxi-Cosi type car seats and can even be transformed into a tandem! By adding the optional Duo Kit, the front seat will suit an older child that is able to sit independently. Behind the front seat, you can add either a seat unit, a carrycot or a car seat. For easier manipulation, the Duo Kit comes with a special pedal that helps you to easily lift the stroller to handle street curbs smoothly.

The Lila comes equipped with the ultimate, extra spacious shopping that can be carried as a large shopping bag - practical when folding the stroller to fit in the car boot or for carrying your shopping. The Lila offers an extra simple fold. Once folded, because of the robust chassis, the stroller needs quite a lot of space. It can be folded single-handed, without the need to remove the seat from the chassis. Other optional accessories like the winter kit, the child tray, the parent organizer and others, are available.

Maxi-Cosi Lila Features & Specifications

The Basics

2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system, Double sibling stroller (tandem)
Stroller weight
12.7 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
105.5 cm x 61.3 cm x 104 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
93 cm x 61.3 cm x 42 cm
Chassis material
Country of origin
Only available as a stroller system

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
15 kg
First seat's maximum weight capacity
15 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-24 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
Front-located recline mechanism (e.g., an under-the-seat-lever)
One-hand backrest recline system
Extendable backrest
Legrest positioning
Extendable leg rest
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
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 2nd Seat unit

Full-size second seat
Second seat's maximum weight capacity
15 kg
Recommended age range for the second seat (best to use with a child of)
12-30 months
Second seat unit's reversibility
L-shaped, bucket-type second seat unit
Second seat's reclining backrest
Full-recline second seat's backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Second seat features a leg rest
Second seat features a footrest
Second seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Second seat's equipped with a bumper bar
Usable also in single-child configuration

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
EVA foam-coated wheels, Rubber-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
EVA foam-coated wheels, Rubber-coated wheels
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
Adjustable suspension softness
Rocking chassis

The Brake

Central brake system/type
Push-push pedal brake (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
Folds with both seats attached
Outward fold (the seat fabrics are on the outside after folding)

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
Handlebar material
Leatherette (PU/eco-leather)
Handlebar height
100-105.5 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 (without 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
Two car seats at the same time compatibility

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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Really overpriced for what you really get

  • Mosquito mesh
  • Soft "mattress"
  • heavy
  • collapses all the time (unsafe)
  • storage basket collapses when you put a bag at the bottom
  • storage basket already fell out when I walked up a hill
  • expensive
  • bad steering (honestly terrible)
  • hard to fold(since mine is broken from day1)
  • almost inexistent peekaboo window

The stroller collapsed several times with my baby in it and luckily I had an arm handle attached (which does not come with the stroller), otherwise, my baby would have gone into the road! The wire came out of the mesh after having it for only 2 weeks. The stroller won't fold, it's heavy, the steering is absolutely terrible compared to strollers of my friends, the storage bag keeps collapsing when you put a bag at the bottom, and an almost inexistent PEEKABOO WINDOW!!!

Really overpriced for what you really get, won't recommend it at all! Stroller is in for repairs since it won't fold...

Save your money because this is garbage


I do not recommend it.

This stroller is terrible. Considering the cost I expected better. I've only gently used this stroller for 6 months and it's already broken beyond repair. The central locking mechanism comes unlatched within minutes of use and has made my stroller collapse twice with my child in it. Save your money because this is garbage.

Having a lot of trouble attaching the Coral XP car seat to the Lila stroller. As well as a lot of other features on the Lila stroller. I watched every YouTube video, read every review, and I’m having the hardest time attaching the car seat can not get it to click. Although when the box for the stroller came, it was open. It may be possible a defective stroller that had been returned. Going a little insane, not going to lie. I bought this car seat because it looked easy, and the stroller was supposed to be compatible - but now it’s just a giant headache.

  • Easy one hand fold down
  • Mosquito net
  • Infant insert
  • Light to steer
  • Flat recline for naps
  • Faux leather handles are very comfortable
  • Large accessible brakes
  • Sturdy
  • Great baby seat height for parents- not too high or low
  • Comes with everything you need
  • Comfy padding for bub
  • Removable bag
  • Bulky fold
  • Heavy
  • Cheap wheels
  • No suspension
  • Bottom bag falls and slides out occasionally
  • Not great on suburban streets and tough terrain

As a first-time parent, this pram looked so ideal after comparing the value and all the features it has.

I loved it at first, slowly not so much after realizing just a few things that could have changed my mind if I had known better. What I do love is the simplicity of use of all the features. The mosquito net came in handy and is probably my most favorite feature. Also, the infant insert is so perfect for newborns, and the brakes are extremely handy being flip-flop friendly. It also attracted me as it felt less bulky out of other large-sized prams, although this probably means my child might outgrow it faster?

The things I don't love are the lack of suspension - if there's even any? It rides super smooth on smooth surfaces and steers so easily around corners etc.; however, on bumpy footpaths and grass, it's terrible and extremely bumpy for bub. The removable bag on the bottom I feel could have been better if they had an option of attaching to the pram, as sometimes I find the bag sliding out and falling straight off the pram, especially when you don't have much stored in there.

I think the pros outweigh the cons, so I am overall still happy with it; my husband loves it. We have yet to use it in duo mode.

  • Sturdy chassis tubes
  • Fabrics quality is gorgeous
  • Newborn-friendliness
  • Accessories available (like the extra basket or newborn cocoon)
  • Easy-to-use brake
  • Bulky fold
  • Wheels feel cheaper, the pushchair clacks and clicks when moved
  • Not spacious for the child, won't last that long
  • Price is a bit high

The chassis feels sturdy, but the wheels feel much less so. The pram is also very bulky, even folded. I love how the fabrics feel high-quality, but somehow details are not as good as they should (mostly joints and wheels). And the part where you put your baby are somehow small - not spacious. But it looks very pretty, so I guess as a starter pram, it could work for those with larger car boots.

I thought it was good, but it's not at all

  • Sturdy (at first)
  • Overpriced
  • Not strong/sturdy after some time
  • Breaks easily
  • Too big
  • Company was not helpful

I bought this product as I thought it would last for a long time, and it also can be used as a double pram when you buy the part... I do not recommend buying this product - I bought mine only 8 months ago brand new, paid €799 for it (without the car seat) - I did not mind as I thought it was good, but it's not at all. The wires came out of the mosquito net, the handle is wobbly, and the wheel is broken - it won't turn. I've written to the company, and they were not much help, I do not recommend this pram!!

  • Beautiful design
  • Upholstery
  • Tandem option
  • Newborn insert
  • Integrated mosquito net (in the hood)
  • Bulky
  • Heavy
  • Less generous in space
  • Hard to get up curbs with the older sibling in the front
  • Not much suspension

As a tandem, you need to lift the front side up a curb, and that is where the older, therefore heavier child sits. Not the best design for that, it's quite difficult. But it looks good, the upholstery is so softly padded, and the canopies are also nice. It's bulky and on the heavier side, but for a sibling pram, it's fine. The insert for the newborn is such a good thing. The seat could be more spacious, though.

We bought it as a stroller for our kids that have one year between them. We are happy with it.

Your questions about the Maxi-Cosi Lila


Hi, what bassinet would work with Maxi Cosi Lila stroller?! Thank you!

Hi, Andrea,

The Lila is made so that the seat turns into a kind of bassinet, so parents wouldn't have to buy the usual carrycot. You can also attach Oria or Jade bassinet to it if needed. The newer bassinets might work but were not tested on this frame so I cannot promise you how well it push with others, though perhaps the ShapeOfYou carrycot should also be OK.

.eli - 05 Sep 2022

Hi Eli,

My Maxi Cosi Lila Modular Stroller is collapsing on itself while the kiddo is sitting inside. We haven't damaged it or anything. So I can't imagine why suddenly after 2 years of use it would start doing this. We are very gentle with it. Would you know how to trouble shoot this?

I tried writing to their customer service but haven't heard back yet.
Thanks for your help!

Heya, Tai,

The reason for this is most probably an internal wire that snapped (or the joint of the wires/internal mechanism that was holding it in its place), and that is not a thing you can repair by yourselves, I'm afraid. The wire or joint/púastic component holding it together will need to be replaced, most probably. So you can only try the customer service some more or try to find a stroller repair service or a Maxi-Cosi distributor around you. I am sorry for bringing up bad news but even I wouldn't know how to repair this by myself, without having the proper training and/or parts.

Btw, it is not your fault, I believe you were gentle with it. These models are made to be on the cheaper side, and having about two years, the component probably just wore down. I would also not use it anymore while the thing is not repaired as it can be a health hazard for your little one, the folding while still inside.

.eli - 10 Jul 2022

Is it machine washable?

Hey there!

No, unfortunately, the manufacturer (as most of them do) only recommends mild sponge cleaning and brushing the dirt off. The only thing you can machine wash is the seat liner.

Machine washing is, overall, not the best practice with strollers and could cause fading, tearing, and other damage to the fabrics. Read more about cleaning and best practices in this cleaning and maintenance guide we prepared.

.eli - 30 Dec 2021

Having a lot of trouble attaching the Coral XP car seat to the Lila stroller. As well as a lot of other features on the Lila stroller. I watched every YouTube video, read every review, and I'm having the hardest time attaching the car seat can not get it to click. Although when the box for the stroller came, it was open. May be possible a defective stroller that had been returned. Going a little insane, not going to lie. I bought this car seat because it looked easy, and the stroller was supposed to be compatible, but now it's just a giant headache. Can I have some help?

Hey there!

The car seat attachment to the Lila should not make your head hurt, to be honest. I would love to help but can't really imagine your problem. If it doesn't click on properly, try to force it slightly into the car seat slots, and I also recommend leaving the adapters inside. Always detach the car seat with the adapters still on; it's easier - only release the memory buttons on the pushchair frame.

Check this Maxi-Cosi Lila car seat installation video from the manufacturer, the Maxi-Cosi brand, to see how to do it properly. If you do it exactly like that and it doesn't work, there might be a manufacturing problem - and you should file a complaint with the seller you got your travel system at. Be sure to use your pram only if it clicked in properly; otherwise, you risk it releasing while on the go, and it might fall off with the baby inside.

.eli - 06 Apr 2021

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