Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller

Pros

  • Wheel Safety: This value stroller has a lockable front wheel, which means you can lock it into place for jogging or unlock it to let it swivel for better maneuverability. 
  • Convenience: Comes with two cup holders and the most comfortable rubber handle we've seen.
  • Setup: The easiest stroller to assemble out of the package hands down of any stroller on this website. 

Cons

  • Tire Pressure: For some reason, this particular model comes with tires that sometimes have trouble maintaining proper tire pressure. You might have to fill the tires with air every so often.
  • Material Quality: The stitching on this stroller is not the highest quality available. After some use, you might find stitching at some seams unraveling a bit.

Specs

Weight: 25.5 pounds
Dimensions: 47 x 21 x 41 inches
Fit: Birth to 50 pounds

Bottom Line

At this stroller's price range, it's unbeatable. The stroller is as easy as they come to set up, and the lockable front wheel is an extremely useful feature. With a price hovering around $100, the stitching may not be equal to a $600 model, but it gets the job done.


Graco FastAction Fold Click Connect Travel System Stroller

Pros

  • Comfort: This Graco stroller has a ton of padding that softens the ride for your child. It's the softest seat we've seen in a stroller.
  • In and out: Unlike most other strollers, the tray swivels, which makes it a lot easier to get your child into and out of this model. A simple feature, yet it's unique and makes your life easier. 
  • Weight: Travel systems strollers are often heavier and bulkier than normal strollers - not the case for this model. At 22 pounds, this is one of the lighter strollers we've handled. 

Cons

  • Price variability: Strollers often hover above and below a certain price, but this one seems to have massive swings between $100 and $200. Having reviewed scores of models across many different brands, we recommend a price of $150 for this stroller. If you see $199, look into the other strollers on this page.
  • Storage: There is a basket underneath the stroller, but it's quite small. Be aware that it's smaller than the other 4 featured value strollers.

Specs

Weight: 18 pounds
Dimensions: 33.5 x 22.5 x 39.5 inches
Fit: Birth to 50 pounds

Bottom Line

This is more or less a standard stroller - not too many features to be amazed by or fancy things going on. It's reliable and been tested thoroughly on the safety side of things and has come out near the top of our safety review. It comes with a car seat.


Pros

  • Travel: Folds super small, allowing you to put it easily in airplane overhead storage. 
  • Breaks: This Besrey model comes with a double break rear wheel design that ensures the longevity and reliability of the braking mechanism on the stroller. 
  • Weight: Weighing in a 10.8 pounds, you won't find a lighter stroller out there. It's amazingly light yet maintains a sturdy feel with its aluminum construction. We had no complaints about it having a cheap feel at such a light weight. 

Cons

  • Seat features: The seat on this stroller, unlike most, does not recline. We found it to be sufficiently comfortable as is, but some users like to have the option to recline the seat.
  • Storage: The basket of this stroller, like the Graco one above, is not super large. 

Specs

Weight: 10.8 pounds
Dimensions: 32 x 19 x 21 inches
Fit: Birth to 33 pounds

Bottom Line

This is the easiest stroller to travel with, hands down. It's lightweight design doesn't lead to a cheap feel like on other strollers. Even though the seat doesn't recline, we have no qualms with the comfort of the stroller. 


Chicco Viaro Quick-Fold Stroller

Pros

  • Sunlight Protection: The canopy extends all the way down to the child's tray, providing complete sun protection if necessary. 
  • Ride: This one is among the top 5 smoothest rides of the strollers reviewed at Safe Strollers - it rides like a Cadillac despite not having fancy tires and spokes.
  • Storage: The Chicco Viaro has a massive basket underneath the stroller - big enough for diaper bags and anything else you could ever want to store there. 

Cons

  • Folding: Although this stroller folds quite easily, it doesn't actually lock in the folded position which is a bit annoying. You have to hold it with two hands between folding it and storing it.
  • Straps: On this stroller, the shoulder straps are not connected to the lap strap, which is quite unusual and makes it possible for the child to squeeze out of the shoulder straps unless they're snuggly fit in.

Specs

Weight: 18 pounds
Dimensions: 38 x 41.2 x 25.5 inches
Fit: Birth to 50 pounds

Bottom Line

Being one of the more expensive value strollers, it comes with higher quality materials and a high end suspension system; its drawback lies in its inability to lock into a folded position, which at the end of the day is a small complaint.


Graco Breaze Click Connect Stroller

Pros

  • Recliner: The back on this stroller reclines all the way flat, which is a great feature that's not available on most strollers.
  • Car Seat: Any Graco Click Connect car seat snaps right into the stroller, and we've also found that almost any other (non-Graco) car seats snap in as well. 
  • Sturdy: The light frame and wheels are as sturdy as they come. The wheels can take all kinds of abuse and punctures and still function just like new.

Cons

  • Handle Bars: The handles are comfortable, but if you have long strides or plan on jogging with this stroller, your feet might touch the inner back wheels. 
  • Shocks: The Graco Breaze doesn't come with the best shock absorbing system out there, so the ride on this one won't be quite as smooth as on the Baby Trend Expendition or Chicco Viaro.

Specs

Weight: 18 pounds
Dimensions: 27.5 x 20 x 40 inches
Fit: Birth to 50 pounds

Bottom Line

This is a high-end traditional umbrella stroller. It doesn't come with many bells and whistles but it'll outlast any other stroller out there. It's sturdiness and fully reclinable back make the Graco Breaze one of the best value strollers on the market.