Baby Jogger City Mini vs. City Mini GT vs. City Elite strollers

City Mini
Baby Jogger City Mini
City Mini GT
2014 Baby Jogger City Mini GT
City Elite
Baby Jogger City Elite
Quick summary
Combining the sturdiness of a standard stroller with the ease of using an umbrella stroller, the Baby Jogger City Mini stroller is quick and easy for errands, travel, and everyday use. The Baby Jogger City Mini GT is the perfect balance of comfort, mid-size, features, value, and smooth handling that so many parents are looking for! The full-sized City Elite stroller is a plush, smooth rolling, easy pushing all-terrain stroller. It also has the easiest fold over other full-size strollers.
Suggested Retail Price
$249.99 $349.99 $399.99
Specifications
Stroller weight: 16.8 lbs.

Max. child weight: 50 lbs

Child’s headroom: 23″

Stroller width: 24″

Folded size: 30.5″ x 24″ x 9″

Wheel/tire: 8.5″ plastic EVA
Stroller weight: 20.9 lbs.

Max. child weight: 65 lbs

Child’s headroom: 26″

Stroller width: 24.5″

Folded size: 31.5″ x 24.5″ x 9.75″

Wheel/tire: 8.5″ rubber tire

Stroller weight: 26 lbs.

Max. child weight: 75 lbs

Child’s headroom: 26″

Stroller width: 26.5″

Folded size: 33.5″ x 26.5″ x 16″

Wheel/tire: 12″ rubber tire
Features
Adjusting handle: no

One-hand quick-fold: yes

Use with infant seat: yes, optional

Deep recline for newborn: yes

Parking brake: foot pedal

Huge canopy with two velcro peek-a-boo flaps

Adjusting handle: yes

One-hand quick-fold: yes

Use with infant seat: yes, optional

Deep recline for newborn: yes

Parking brake: hand lever

Huge canopy with two velcro peek-a-boo flaps
Adjusting handle: yes

One-hand quick-fold: yes

Use with infant seat: yes, optional

Deep recline for newborn: yes

Parking brake: hand lever

Huge canopy with magnetic peek-a-boo flap and ventilation flaps
Maneuvering
The City Mini stroller has great steering and handling on smooth surfaces like in stores and malls. It has better than average handling on paved surfaces. The City Mini GT stroller has excellent steering and handling on smooth and paved surfaces. It can take on occasional gravel or grass without too much struggle. The City Elite stroller has large 12-inch rubber tires to glide across any smooth or paved surface, and also to make it easy to push across grass, gravel, and uneven sidewalks or big cracks.
Seat
The City Mini has a nicely padded seat. The City Mini GT has more padding than the City Mini. The seat is a bit deeper and legrest a bit longer. Of the three, the City Elite stroller has the most generous padding and seat size.
Manufacturer’s warranty
1-year warranty on all parts with lifetime on stroller frame. 1-year warranty on all parts with lifetime on stroller frame. 1-year warranty on all parts with lifetime on stroller frame.

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