Let’s talk strollers! When I was first pregnant over two years ago, I had no idea about the world of strollers. There are just SO many options, features, price points, use cases, and the list goes on!
We ended up going with the Uppababy stroller for my son (back in 2019) and also loved the feature that it could convert to a double stroller. Well, throughout the last two years, we ended up acquiring 3 more strollers and we use them all for different occasions.
Just recently, I discovered the Mockingbird stroller and how insanely similar it is to the Uppababy! I wanted to share this comparison review in case you are trying to decide between the Uppababy or the Mockingbird strollers. Hope this helps!
Price can sometimes end up being the deciding factor. Between these two strollers, there’s a major price difference (double the difference if not more!).
The Uppababy Vista can cost around $1,000 with tax if not more, and the price only goes up from there. The Uppababy stroller includes a single stroller, bassinet, rain cover, insect cover. Just like vehicles, there are lots of upgrade options and accessories like car seat adapters, tray/cup holders, additional seat for double stroller, converter for double stroller and more!
The Mockingbird single to double stroller starts at $395 (the single stroller starts at $350). The cost for the single to double stroller includes the stroller itself and you ave to buy the bassinet and rain/insect cover separately.
To convert both strollers, you have to buy different accessories. For the Uppababy, the additional seat costs $200 and for Mockingbird it’s $120. For the Uppababy, you also have to purchase lower and upper adapters, which total up to $50. For the Mockingbird, the adapters are included with the additional seat and you can save $20 if you purchase it at the same time as the stroller.
All in, you’re looking at about $500 (Mockingbird) vs. $1200 (Uppababy).
Let’s compare both strollers and their features so you get a better idea of how they compare side by side.
Wheels- As you can see, the wheels on the Uppababy are larger than the ones on the Mockingbird. The Uppababy also has all wheel suspension. When we compared them, I think the Uppababy was a smoother ride, but nothing that was a deal breaker.
Basket- The Uppababy basket can hold up to 5lbs more than the Mockingbird. Although, the Mockingbird seems to have more room. The basket on the Uppababy is broken up by the metal bar so it’s nice to have all the open room on the Mockingbird.
Folding- Both strollers can stand when they’re folded. You can say the Mockingbird stroller is a little easier to fold and can be done one handed. You can also fold with both seats attached! The Uppababy has to be folded with both hands, but it’s not overly complicated.
Car seat compatibility– Both of the strollers are compatible with a large variety of car seats but will need adapters. Just recently, the Mockingbird released the Uppababy Mesa car seat adapter, which is the one we have! It’s so nice to be able to clip in to both strollers.
Canopy and Peek a boo Mesh– Both strollers have a mesh peek a boo window that help with air flow. See the difference below! When it comes to sun coverage, the Uppababy is expandable and provides more coverage. The Mockingbird does offer a solution for sun coverage which is a magnetic sunshade that attaches to the canopy.
Overall, if you’re looking to save money, you cannot go wrong with the Mockingbird. It’s a high quality stroller and super comparable to the Uppababy. To me, the Uppababy does have awesome upgraded features but I think it comes down to the brand name. I cannot speak to the wear of the Mockingbird stroller as I just got it but it seems like it would last a while. I don’t think the difference in the Uppababy is worth the additional $600+! I honestly love both. I was lucky enough to have the Uppababy gifted by my parents and I absolutely love it. It’s definitely and investment but it has been a great stroller for us. I like that the Mockingbird can provide a very similar and quality stroller for those that do not want to spend double the price.
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