Peg-Pérego Vivace
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Peg-Pérego Vivace

The Mios-inspired stylish urban system
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The Peg-Perégo Vivace is a May 2022 release of a lightweight, variable urban stroller that impresses not only with its design based on the hugely popular Cybex Mios but also with its functionality. Thanks to its lightweight aluminum frame featuring suspension and the smaller foam wheels, it is destined for use in the city, where it will handle narrow aisles easily, thanks to the 51 cm width. The Vivace also fits in the boot of a small car when folded.

Its reversible seat can be used from birth up to a maximum of 22 kg child, ideally with some sort of insert or cocoon. The seat unit can be reclined to a lie-flat position, including the adjustable leg rest, and also boasts soft padding and an XXL-size canopy with a built-in peek-a-boo window.

The Vivace is compatible with the Culla Grande bassinet, which offers a generous interior space of 78x39 centimeters, a built-in ventilation thanks to the detachable upper part of the canopy, and a ventilation/panoramic window located on the side. It also has an adjustable backrest, which can be used in case of reflux. The carrycot includes a quality mattress as well as UPF 50+ protection fabrics that can also be found on the seat.

In combination with the Kit Auto (available separately), the Culla Grande bassinet can also be used in the car instead of a car seat. Another optional accessory for the bassinet is the practical stand so that you can also use it for your baby's rest at home. For use from birth and for quick car journeys, the Vivace frame can be combined with a Peg-Pérego car seat to create a travel system.

You can buy it in several fabric designs matching the colors of the chassis: the Blue Shine, Fiat 500 (premium edition), City Grey, Licorice, Mon Amour, and the distinctive Red Shine.

Peg-Pérego Vivace Features & Specifications

The Basics

Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
9.4 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
105 cm x 51 cm x 92 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
72 cm x 51 cm x 39 cm
Chassis material
Country of origin

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
22 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-36 months
Reversible seat unit
Easy-release memory button(s) on the seat or the carrycot
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
Reclining backrest
Yes, 4 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
55 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
31 x 20 cm
Total length of the seat unit
95 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
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
Rear wheels type
EVA foam-coated wheels
Front wheels diameter
17.8 cm
Rear wheels diameter
17.8 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
Mechanical (internal spring-loaded mechanism), Open springs
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 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
5 kg
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
78 x 39 cm
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 (without adapters), 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 Peg-Pérego Vivace

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  • Comfortable seat
  • Lay flat
  • Upright
  • Removable foot muff included
  • Great canopy
  • Quiet, magnetic peekaboo window with air vent
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to maneuver
  • Narrow, good for European city living
  • Decent suspension on wheels, so they work well on bumpy tiles (not cobblestone level bumpiness, though)
  • Decent size storage basket
  • Stylish
  • Handlebar doesn't adjust
  • No built in wrist band
  • Narrower wheels on end closer to the pusher, means you can hit them when walking if you're tall
  • Unstable on very slanted sidewalks

I love this stroller overall, but it's not without a few caveats. It's a super stylish stroller that is lightweight and easy to maneuver around my city. It is easy for me to fold it up, and it folds pretty compactly. I needed a stroller that would fit into narrow Barcelona doors/spaces better than my previous stroller. This one does the trick but I wouldn't go any wider than it. It fits through most subway entrances, as well, without having to go in the accessible entrance.

Of the compact stroller category, very few have seats that face forwards and backward, but this one does. My 8.5 month baby is still facing me and he loves it. We got it when he was 5.5 months old.

The seat lays all the way back as well as sits upright, and it has an easy one handed release. The comfortable seat is the best thing about this stroller. That and the canopy. The canopy has full coverage and is wonderful for naps. The silent magnetic peekaboo window is also great, and there is an air vent when you put it up. And they've included a removeable foot muff, which keeps him quite warm.

The wheels are very good for these bumpy tiled Barcelona sidewalks. They are quiet. I hear people with the Yoyo coming a mile away because of the noise those wheels make on the sidewalks here.

The storage underneath has a nice supported base and a decent size, but it's too open. I usually cover it up with a cloth. I want to get a net like those that go over bicycle baskets, but I just haven't done it yet.

It comes with a nicely fitted rain cover that has air vents as well.

Now the negatives:

The handlebar doesn't extend.

The wheels are narrower on the end closest to the person pushing, and wider on the far end. This is an issue because if you are tall with big feet, like my husband (183cm and EU 45 shoes), you keep hitting the wheels when walking. He's even occasionally accidentally hit the brake. Even I occasionally hit the wheels at 170.2cm, only while going down steep hills. I have noticed this narrower wheel in the front thing is common on small strollers, like the Babyzen Yoyo, and Joolz Aer, among others. Maybe it's necessary for the compact fold? I don't know, but it's the worst thing about this stroller. Now all over the streets I see dads walking to the side of their compact strollers. My husband's says this Vivace stroller was, "made for moms" because of this, and I agree.

Due to the wheel placement, when I'm on a very slanted sidewalk, I do feel like the stroller isn't super stable, and could fall over, if I didn't use more strength to keep it down. Not a big deal, unless you only have one hand. Again, maybe this is a compact stroller issue.

There was no wrist band but I bought a third-party one, and it's just fine.

When you fold it up, the footrest kind of sticks out. Not a big deal.

I found no stroller to be perfect, and I had narrowed it down to this stroller and the Cybex Mios3. This one was cheaper and I'm super happy with it. I especially love the canopy. My criteria were:

- Narrow
- seat flips front or back facing
- lays back flat
- sits upright
- decent height seat back as to not outgrow super quickly
- safety bar
- decent suspension in wheels
- full coverage canopy, even when lying down
- quiet peekaboo window
- decent size storage underneath
- comfortable to maneuver
- easy to fold
- lightweight and easy to handle for me alone

I found this stroller accomplished all that. I am very happy with it and would purchase again.

  • Looks
  • Weight
  • Apron included
  • Price
  • No handle positioning
  • Weak basket, too open
  • Suspension could be better

Not the best for any kind of terrain. Apart from that, really pretty looking and not heavy at all. The carrycot is especially comfy.

Your questions about the Peg-Pérego Vivace



I'm trying to decide between the Peg-Perégo Vivace, Veloce and the Book (which on their website is now 51cm and reversible). I cannot really figure out what the substantial differences are.

My wants are:
- Something no wider than 51cm
- A comfortable, lay flat seat, rotating seat with a seat back height min 48cm
- Large canopy with excellent sun protection and ventilation
- Good suspension (cobblestones!)
- Good steering
- Handlebar height good for both 170cm and 183cm people
- Decent storage underneath
- Bumper bar.

All 3 of these strollers seem to fit my requirements, more or less. Is there something I'm missing? What should be the deciding factor to my decision?


Hiya, Emily,

I will start with which for sure no, and that would be the Book line. The reversible Book is normally called Book Plus, and although they claim a good suspension on it, it actually loosens up over time and also is very hard in terms of suspension. I personally would not want it on cobblestones.

However, the two other models have a similar problems, PP strollers overall are actually on the harder, weak suspension side. The Veloce might be a tad better experience because the wheels are larger, however the rest of the chassic is more on the rattly side - though the design of the Vivace is a little better supported, just with smaller wheels.

I would probably choose the Vivace as the newest, probably the most upgraded stroller, however, in this category, the Cybex Mios is equipped with a better frame with a softer suspension, from my experience, so I would also think about that one. The canopy difference is easier to solve with an extra sun shade / sun visor, but the wheel suspension cannot be enhnced.

.eli - 27 Oct 2022

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