Just freshly released, the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 is now out in the market, following the success of its older version, the Baby Jogger City Tour. If you’ve been eyeing the Babyzen Yoyo Plus but having second thoughts about it because of its price, the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 is a great stroller to compare it to simply because they are so much alike.
Baby Jogger City Tour 2 vs Babyzen Yoyo Plus
Size and Portability
|Baby Jogger City Tour 2||Babyzen Yoyo Plus|
|Folded Dimensions (inches)|
|17 x 7 x 21.6||17 x 7 x 20.5|
|Open Dimensions (inches)|
|36 x 18 x 39||39 x 17 x 41|
|Stroller Weight (lb)||14.3`||13.6|
|Stroller Weight Capacity (lbs)||45||40|
|Storage Weight Capacity (lb)||15||11|
Carrying both strollers around is easy because they are light and small, designed to fit inside airplane compartments. Although both strollers are small, it is always a good idea to check first with the airline if they could be carried inside the airplane. Each airline has their own carry-on luggage policies that may be different from others.
Both strollers are lightweight but Baby Jogger City Tour 2 is heavier by a pound.
It also does not help that the City Tour 2 does not have an attached shoulder strap like the Yoyo Plus. However, it does come with a shoulder carry bag that is convenient for traveling.
Babyzen Yoyo Plus has its own airline-certified Premium Travel Bag that can be bought as an accessory.
Despite the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 being heavier, it did make up for it in terms of weight capacity. The City Tour 2 can carry a heavier cargo of up to 45 lbs while the Yoyo Plus can only carry up to 40 lbs.
Infant car seats can also be attached to both strollers.
Babyzen Yoyo Plus is compatible with the following:
- BABYZEN iZi Go Modular by BeSafe (YOYO+ adapters are supplied with the seat)
- BeSafe iZi Go & iZi Go Modular
- Bébé Confort Pebble & Pebble Plus
- Cybex Aton Q
- Maxi-CosiPebble & Pebble Plus
- Nuna Pipa
- Maxi-Cosi® Mico AP
Baby Jogger City Tour 2 is compatible with the following:
- Baby Jogger City GO
- Graco Click Connect
One bonus feature of the Yoyo Plus is it can be attached with a Babyzen Yoyo Plus Board.
This scooter board will allow your young walker to hitch a ride. It has a removable saddle that your child can sit on when he or she gets tired of standing. There’s no need to bring another stroller for your older child for short trips. This board can carry up another 44 lbs.
Maneuverability and Suspension
|Baby Jogger City Tour 2||Babyzen Yoyo Plus|
|Wheel Size (in) ||5 front, 5.9 rear||5|
How about their driving performance? Babyzen Yoyo Plus glides very wheel on smooth surfaces. It has an all-wheel suspension that absorbs mild shocks. On the other hand, Baby Jogger City Tour 2 has suspensions only at the front wheels.
The Yoyo Plus also has a Soft Drive System feature that automatically locks and stabilizes its front wheels when it hits uneven surfaces. That means, you don’t have to stop to lock the front wheels when you drive on bumpy tracks.
As for the City Tour 2, you can make the wheels steadier by manually locking the swivel wheels.What I like about the City Tour 2 is its rubber wheels. Rubber is more adaptable to different kind of terrains because of its traction.
Babyzen Yoyo Plus, on the other hand, has wheels that are made out of hard plastic. While it maybe sturdy, it may not be advisable to use it often outside especially when the ground is slippery.
Ease of Fold
Both the Babyzen Yoyo Plus and the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 have easy unfolding procedures. Pull the handlebars up and give it a little shake so the strollers will loosen and unfold.
As for their folds, the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 is easier to fold because you can do it successfully with just one hand.
Watch the Baby Jogger City Tour 2’s fold below.
To fold the Baby Jogger City Tour 2, you have to start by pushing the button located at the handlebar, slide the slider, push the stroller down and pull up the handle that is located at the middle of the seat and the back rest. Unlike the Babyzen Yoyo Plus, there’s no need to bend low to do this procedure.
Watch the Babyzen Yoyo Plus’ fold below.
As for the the Babyzen Yoyo Plus, both hands are needed to push the buttons at the sides of the frame. After that, you have to push the canopy all the way back and with one hand, reach below the stroller, pull the red button, grab the metal bar beside it and lift the stroller up so the stroller automatically folds. It took me a couple of times finally get it. I must say that it feels nice and snappy. However, I appreciate Baby Jogger City Tour 2’s fold more.
Both strollers have comfortable, reclinable seats. It can go as low as 140-145 degrees, which is great when your baby falls asleep while strolling. The earlier version of the City Tour 2, the Baby Jogger City Tour, has a shallow seat. Customers complained that it is too narrow. I’m glad that the manufacturer fixed it this time.
Their canopies are just about the same height and are high enough to accommodate older and taller kids. I like the large peek-a-boo window at the top of the Baby Jogger City Tour 2’s canopy. The window has a large opening that is covered by a mesh material which is very similar to the UppaBaby Minu. In contrast, the Babyzen Yoyo Plus’ peek-a-boo window is quite small. There is really not much to see when you peek.
What I like more about the City Tour 2 is its built-in adjustable leg rest which keeps babies’ legs from dangling especially when they are in a sleeping position. The Babyzen Yoyo Plus, however, can be attached with a leg rest that can be bought separately as an accessory on Amazon.
Both strollers have a secure 5-point harnesses with a center lock and release button. If you want extra protection, you may buy an additional bumper bar for both Babyzen Yoyo Plus
and Baby Jogger City Tour 2
Also, both have a one-step brake that is very intuitive to use. Step down to lock and lift the brake to release.
They both have fixed, horizontal handlebars.
The Babyzen Yoyo Plus has a higher handlebar that is 42-inch from the ground while that of the City Tour 2 is approximately 38 – 39 inches high.
The Babyzen Yoyo Plus is priced at almost $500 on Amazon. Note that price could go higher or lower depending on the color. You may choose from different shades such as : Taupe, Grey, Ginger, Peppermint & Red.
The Baby Jogger City Tour 2 is way cheaper around $220 – $260 USD. It has 3 color variations: Jet (Black), Seacrest (Navy Blue) & Slate (Grey).
My 2 Cents
Pushing the Babyzen Yoyo Plus feels like a luxury. It’s smooth riding experience and amazing features come with a price. But if you want a stroller that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, without compromising sturdiness and essential features, then the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 is also worth seriously considering.
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