Maxi-Cosi Lila
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Maxi-Cosi Lila

DISCONTINUED in 2019
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.

Find more (or less ;-)) about the Maxi-Cosi Lila on the official Maxi-Cosi site

Maxi-Cosi Lila Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
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
Aluminum
Country of origin
Netherlands
Only available as a stroller system
Yes

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
Yes
Easy-release memory button(s) on the seat or the carrycot
Yes
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
Yes
Reclining backrest
Yes, 3 positions
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Backrest recline type
Front-located recline mechanism (e.g., an under-the-seat-lever)
One-hand backrest recline system
Yes
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
No
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
No
Footrest
No
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)
Yes
Fabrics removable for cleaning
No
Seat fabrics cleaning
Wipe-clean only
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)
Yes

The 2nd Seat unit

Full-size second seat
No
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
No
L-shaped, bucket-type second seat unit
Yes
Second seat's reclining backrest
No
Full-recline second seat's backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
No
Second seat features a leg rest
Yes
Second seat features a footrest
No
Second seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Yes
Second seat's equipped with a bumper bar
Yes
Usable also in single-child configuration
Yes

The Canopy (Hood)

Seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Yes
Extendable canopy/hood
No
The canopy/hood features a sun visor
Yes
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
No
Height-adjustable canopy
No
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
No

The Wheels

Number of wheels
4
Front wheel(s) type
EVA foam-coated wheels, Rubber-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
EVA foam-coated wheels, Rubber-coated wheels
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
Front
Suspension type
Open springs
Adjustable suspension softness
No
Rocking chassis
No

The Brake

Central brake system/type
Push-push pedal brake (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
No
Self-standing fold
No
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
Yes
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
Yes
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
No
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
No
Folds with both seats attached
No
Outward fold (the seat fabrics are on the outside after folding)
No

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
Telescopic
Handlebar material
Leatherette (PU/eco-leather)
Handlebar height
100-105.5 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 (without 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
No

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
Two car seats at the same time compatibility
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
No
Mosquito net included
Yes
Leg cover (apron) included with the seat unit
No
Seat liner/insert included
Yes
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 Lila

2.7/5
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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

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  • 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

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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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