A multipurpose stroller will cost you quite a bit. So before you make that purchase, have a look at this Evenflo Pivot Xpand vs UPPAbaby Vista review. I’ll elaborate on the essential feature differences and similarities. You should be able to get the option that’s best for your family.
What are multipurpose strollers and why you should consider them
From the name, you can already tell that you get multiple functionalities from these stroller types. It’s not just about getting your child to come along with you. Multipurpose strollers ensure complete comfort for your child even for extended periods on the move. The best part is tis strollers can accommodate more than one child quite easily which is an advantage to parents with multiple kids.
Main features – similarities and differences
A stroller is best suited for kids from the time they are newborns. However, past the age of five or six, depending on your child’s size, you cannot continue to use a stroller. Therefore, consider buying one when your children are much younger. That way, you will get more use out of it. Both the Evenflo Pivot Xpand and UPPAbaby Vista are suitable for newborns up to toddlers aged six years.
Multipurpose strollers need to help you get a lot done with your child with minimal hassle. Therefore, their frames must be made from sturdy materials to create durable structures. The two options here have lightweight metallic frames, with the UPPAbaby Vista specifically having and aluminum and carbon frame.
Car seat adapter
For younger babies, the use of a car seat is necessary to keep them safe and comfortable. Not all strollers accommodate any brand of car seats with ease. Therefore, the use of adapters may be required. The Evenflo Pivot Xpand stroller is compatible with the Chicco KeyFit, the Graco SnugRide 40, 35, and 30, the Peg Perego Viaggio, and the Graco SnugLock 35 and 30. For the UPPAbaby Vista stroller, a MESA car seat would work well with it.
The weight of any stroller without luggage must be taken into account while shopping. Multipurpose options tend to be on the heavier side so that they have a sturdy build. Without any children on board, the UPPAbaby Vista and the Evenflo Pivot Xpand weigh 50 and 42.6 pounds, respectively.
Easy to fold
Any parent with a stroller would prefer one that easily folds. That makes it easy to store when not in use. It also makes it portable enough for traveling about with kids. Both the options in this review have secure one-hand folding systems and are self-standing as well.
Additional accessories such as parent trays, safety handles for children, adjustable handles for parents, canopies, among others, always add to the stroller’s functionality. Both these options come with the above-listed options as well as wheel suspensions, and ample storage baskets.
Your budget will determine which multipurpose strollers you should buy. For a more budget-friendly option, go for the Evenflo Pivot Xpand. In case you don’t mind the cost, then the UPPAbaby Vista will suit you well.
The amount of weight your stroller can hold says a lot about its durability. It also lets you know which age your child will grow out of it. Both the Evenflo Pivot Xpand and the UPPAbaby Vista can carry children up to 50 pounds on their toddler seats. However, if you have more than two children, go for the UPPAbaby Vista. It’s capable of carrying a combined weight of over 160 pounds.
Which one to choose?
Both these options are almost similar. Therefore, use the criteria listed above to give yourself an easier time making your selection. Figure out what’s most important to you and choose the option that has more of what you need, than not.
My Top Picks
Budget Friendly – Evenflo Pivot Xpand Modular
- Folded dimensions: 18.5×26.5×31.5 inches
- Unfolded dimensions: 34×26.5×41.5 inches
- Combined weight: 42.6 pounds
- Color: Stallion, Percheron, Roan
Why should consider it
With the Evenflo Pivot Xpand Modular, you can have up to two children with you (see the little illustration above). You will have 22 configurations to make your choice. Some of these include placing the car seat or toddler chair in either the rear-facing or front-facing positions. You can even convert the toddler seat to infant mode. That way, younger children can be more comfortable. Depending on the number of children you carry, you can extend the storage basket to over two feet. That provides enough room for their essentials. The front wheels swivel to make maneuvering comfortable. Meanwhile, the back wheels come with suspension mechanisms to make the journey a smooth ride.
Who it’s best suited for
Suitable for newborns to toddlers weighing a maximum of 55 pounds.
- Comes with a car seat
- Folds up quickly
- The handle can adjust to three different levels
- Has five footrest positions for your toddler
- Includes flip-flop friendly brakes on the rear end
- Has a 5-point harness
- Comes with one toddler seat and one car seat
Best Overall – 2018 UPPAbaby Vista
- Folded dimensions: 17.3×26.5×33.3 inches
- Unfolded dimensions: 37×25.5×39.5 inches
- Combined weight: 50 pounds
- Color: Jake, Taylor, Emmet, Gregory, Loic, Henry, Jordan, Denny
Why you should consider it
The frame on the 2018 UPPAbaby Vista comes with enough room for three kids. You can attach either two car seats for younger babies, or two Rumble seats for toddlers. To include a third child, you can add the PiggyBack accessory. You can attach a ride-along board to the rear of the stroller so your toddler can hitch a ride. Both the car seats and the RumbleSeats can be placed in the front-facing or rear-facing positions, depending on your preference. Your purchase will also come with a bassinet, ideal for younger babies who can’t yet support themselves. If you need to move your sleeping baby, you can detach the bassinet from the stroller. It can even function as a bed since it comes with a longer, ventilated mattress. The storage basket at the bottom can hold items up to 30 pounds.
Who it’s best suited for
The bassinet and can hold newborns and upward. The toddler RumbleSeat and the PiggyBack can hold children up to 50 pounds each.
- Folds and unfolds easily
- Leather covers the RumbleSeat bumper bar and the handlebar
- RumbleSeat can recline to multiple positions
- Toddler seat comes with a rain and bug shield
- Comes with front and rear suspension
- Has an aluminum and magnesium frame to make it sturdy yet lightweight
- You need to purchase the car seats separately if you need them
Growing your family needs a lot of preparation. Having accessories such as a multipurpose stroller should be part of the preparation for your newborn so you have less things to take care of. If you are having twins, the Evenflo Pivot Xpand might be a better option so you can have your two babies with you at the same time. It’s also the most affordable between the two. If price is not an issue, however, the UPPAbaby Vista may be best suited for you and your little one.