UPPAbaby recently announced that they’d be releasing VISTA 2020. Correction: this puppy will roll out with a new name – the UPPAbaby VISTA V2.
Since you are here, you must be wondering: “What are the differences between the VISTA 2020 vs VISTA 2019?”, “Is the new heir to the coveted VISTA throne worth the wait?”. Well, that’s what I will help you find out in the next couple of minutes.
While this is a review of UPPAbaby VISTA V2, I will also be comparing the current features of the VISTA 2019 with the new changes on VISTA V2. Also, I have included a side-by-side comparison of VISTA 2020 vs 2019.
Let’s get straight to it, and then we’ll move on to the detailed review.
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UPPAbaby VISTA V2 2020 vs VISTA 2019 – Comparison
|UPPAbaby VISTA V2 2020||UPPAbaby VISTA 2019|
|Larger seat with 20" tall seatback and deeper footrest||19" tall seatback|
|Manually adjustable harness|
No change in wheels size and design, but now there is color-coded front wheel lock indicator
|Polyurethane wheels, handle multiple types of terrain|
Redesigned all-wheel suspension system
|The canopy has 3 fabric panels which give even more shade, there are two mesh windows||The canopy has shiny silver pop-out visor and a single ventilation window|
UPPAbaby logo embedded on a leather tab attached on canopy
Large logo on canopy
9 colors: Sierra, Finn, Hazel, Alice, Jordan, Bryce, Gregory, Emmet, Jake
|10 colors: Bryce, Spenser, William, Henry, Gregory, Emmet, Jordan, Jake, Jakie, Sabrina|
|Preorder Available Now On PishPosh Baby||Order Your Favorite Color On Amazon|
UPPAbaby VISTA V2 2020 – Features
Starting with the most essential component of any stroller, the seat is perhaps what got the most significant improvement with VISTA V2.
The regular seats of these strollers look pretty much similar in design and are meant to support babies from 3 months up to 50 lbs/40 inches.
However, a close inspection of the specs reveals that the new seat backrest on VISTA V2 is an inch taller at 20″ (VISTA 2019 seatback is 19″). It also has a notably deeper footrest (2.5″) compared to that of the VISTA 2019 (2″).
Another incredible change here is the no-rethread five-point safety harness. Compared to the manually adjusted harness of the VISTA 2019, this new system eliminates the hassle of frequent height adjustments, especially if babies of different heights will share the seat.
VISTA V2 2020 seat is also reversible – the baby can face you or the world. It also offers 6 recline positions, and what’s so impressive here is that you’ll need just one hand to lower and raise the seat. Thanks to it buckle-style system, the footrest also moves with the backrest during reclines for optimum comfort when napping.
Generally, while the VISTA 2019 seat was satisfactorily comfortable, the new changes for the VISTA V2 will hands down, take your baby’s comfort to the next level.
The bassinet didn’t receive any upgrades. Honestly, this is one of the best bassinets that I came across in the last couple of years (!), and I don’t think it needed any improvements.
This bassinet is designed to accommodate your newborn until he/she is 20 lbs/25″ tall. It has excellent aeration thanks to the perforated mattress pad and the vented base. The back panel of the canopy can also be unzipped on hot days to improve air circulation in the bassinet. With UPPAbaby bassinet you don’t have to worry that your baby gets hot, sweaty, or worse – overheated.
What I like so much is that this bassinet has been approved as a primary sleeper for the baby, especially when fitted with the UPPAbaby Bassinet stand (see it on Amazon here). This makes a lot of sense when you need to have 2 sleeping places for the baby; one upstairs and another one downstairs, for instance. Or you can simply use this bassinet instead of a crib, which is a space-saving solution for those who live in a small flat.
If you have 2 babies (either twins or an infant and a sibling), this stroller’s ability to expand into a double might be the key highlight for you. This feature is available in all VISTA strollers, and it allows you to attach a second bassinet, a rumble seat (supports up to 35 lbs), and even a car seat.
Even better, you can attach a piggyback board to allow a third child to join in the stroll at theme parks, zoos, and malls.
All the seating configurations allows the VISTA V2 to adapt to your exact needs. This is a very flexible stroller, as the picture below shows. Nevertheless, I don’t like some of the configurations as their design does not meet the needs of parents of twins or kids of different age. You can read more about my concerns in my comprehensive review of VISTA 2017-2019.
Note that to convert this stroller into a travel system using a car seat, you’ll need to purchase an adapter kit for all other brands except UPPAbaby Mesa. Or, you can buy an infant insert and use the regular seat in full recline position for a newborn baby.
One of the key selling points of the UPPAbaby VISTA 2019 is its large sunshade with two extendable panels and a handy pop-out sun visor made of shiny silver material.
With the 2020 UPPAbaby VISTA V2, the canopy has been redesigned and now it doesn’t have the sun visor, but it has 3 large panels so it gives even more shade than the canopy on the previous model. The third panel opens with a zipper.
The new stroller’s canopy also offers more ventilation in that it features two mesh windows (the VISTA 2019 has one).
Another significant aesthetics upgrade of the UPPAbaby VISTA V2 is the logo that has now been embedded on a small leather tab attached to the canopy. This is a premium departure from the large letters that VISTA 2019 uses.
These changes give the new VISTA V2 canopy a sophisticated look that you’d want to see in a high range stroller. But what’s most important, protection from the sun and elements is now even better with this improved canopy.
Oh, and just like in previous versions, 2020 VISTA V2 allows you to slide the canopy up as your child gets taller. Awesome feature!
Wheels & Suspension
UPPAbaby has been redesigning VISTA’s wheel and suspension systems with almost every new release. That’s the same case with VISTA V2 2020.
The wheels have the same size as last year (11.5″ rear wheels and 8″ front wheels) and are made of polyurethane. The new wheels on VISTA V2, however, are notably softer and the all-wheel suspension system has been redesigned for much smoother strolls regardless of the terrain. 2020 VISTA V2 has new spring suspension which cushions the ride over bumps. It makes this pretty much an all-terrain stroller.
Another feature that most safety-freak moms like me will appreciate is the visual indicator on the new stroller’s front wheels locks. These are color-coded indicators that show when the wheels are securely locked (or not). This eliminates all anxiety and doubts so that you can stroll with confidence.
Although I’m yet to give VISTA 2020 a test stroll, I believe it will be a breeze to push, just like its predecessor.
The beauty of VISTA 2019 is pushing it with one hand, even with a passenger on board. However, it gets notably clumsy once you convert it into a double.
As such, you need a little bit more effort when steering in tight corners and crowded spaces. Since the size of the stroller has not changed, I expect maneuverability to remain the same.
All in all, the polyurethane wheels of these strollers will take you through all types of terrains from chipped and pitted sidewalks to grass, gravel, and snowy roads. It might struggle a bit on dry sandy beaches, but walking right by the water where the sand is compacted and less fluffy might work. Just remember to clean the wheels from the wet sand afterwards!
This new stroller uses the same handlebar that UPPAbaby VISTA strollers have been using since 2018. This is a height-adjustable leatherette handlebar that gives the VISTA 2020 a premium look and feel that you’d expect on a stroller at its price range. This leather material is the same used for the bumper bar and on the logo tab.
Personally, what I like most about this handlebar is that it adjusts by telescoping. I’m not a fan of handlebars that adjust by rotating up and down.
The UPPAbaby VISTA 2020 utilizes the same braking system of its predecessor too. Anyone who’ve used the VISTA 2019 will affirm that the brake was one of its best parts. So, it’s not surprising that UPPAbaby decided to retain it – you don’t fix what’s not broken – right?
The VISTA V2 uses a foot-operated brake pedal that you simply tap once to engage and tap again to release. This brake pedal’s tap-tap mechanism is not only pedicure-friendly, but it’s also easy to use barefooted!
Importantly, this pedal also has a color code (green and red) to inform you when you’ve successfully engaged or released the brake.
Presently, the VISTA 2019 has one of the roomiest cargo baskets of all strollers and can accommodate 30 lbs worth of cargo (groceries, toys, jackets, and diaper bag among other items).
This space has not changed much with the VISTA V2. But the basket of the latter has a much sleeker design. It has also dropped the snaps that are found in the 2019 VISTA.
Similar to the VISTA 2019, the VISTA V2 2020 basket also has a pocket that can hold some of your small items like keys and phones or car seat adapters.
Size, Weight & Folding
The size and weight of the VISTA V2 have not changed from the VISTA 2019. It measures 36″ (L) x 25.7″ (W) x 39.5″ (H) when opened, and 17.3″ (L) x 25.7″ (W) x 33″ (H) when folded. Again, the frame and regular seat weigh 26.6 pounds.
This isn’t the lightest or most compact stroller on the market, and by the same token, it’s not the heaviest or bulkiest.
Folding the VISTA is easy-peasy, and you’ll only need one hand for that. What’s more, is that the stroller has an automatic lock and self-stands for added convenience.
UPPAbaby VISTA 2020 will bring four new colors to the catalogue. It has also retained most of the colors of the VISTA 2019 but with a few changes. A few colors have been dropped too.
New colors of the VISTA V2:
- Sierra Dune Knit (silver frame + black leather handlebar)
- Finn Deep Sea (silver frame + chestnut leather handlebar)
- Hazel Olive Green (silver frame + saddle leather handlebar)
- Alice Dusty Pink (silver frame + saddle leather handlebar)
2019 colors continuing to 2020:
- Jordan Charcoal Melange (silver frame + black leather handlebar)
- Bryce White Marl (silver frame + chestnut leather handlebar)
- Gregory Blue Melange (silver frame + saddle leather handlebar)
- Jake Black (silver frame + black leather handlebar)
- Emmett Green Melange (silver frame + saddle leather handlebar)
Colors that have been discontinued:
- William Oxford Chambray
- Henry Blue Marl
- Spenser Tartan Plaid
UPPAbaby VISTA V2 Release Date
The UPPAbaby VISTA V2 is expected to be released in February 2020. The exact date of release is yet to be announced, though. However you can already preorder it on PishPosh Baby! I also recommend you keep an eye on the VISTA 2019, as there may be some discounts for it once the newer model is out (here is VISTA 2019 on Amazon).
I will update this article once VISTA V2 is released and I take it for a test drive. Stay tuned!
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