City Mini vs City Min GT vs City Elite
|Product||City Mini 2012||City Mini GT||City Elite|
|Capacity||50 lbs||65 lbs||75 lbs|
|Unfolded Dimensions||41.5 x 39.5 x 24 in||30-43.5 x 44 x 24.5 in||33-46 x 47 x 26.5 in|
|Folded Dimensions||31 x 9.75 x 24 in||31.5 x 9.75 x 24.5 in||33.5 x 14 x 26.5 in|
|Seat Back||19.5 in||21 in||20 in|
|Head Height||23 in||26 in||26 in|
|Shoulder Width||12.5 in||13 in||13 in|
|Seat to Knee||10 in||10 in||9.5 in|
|Knee to Footplate||9 in||10 in||9.5 in|
|Width at Knee||14 in||14 in||13.75 in|
|Product Weight||16.8 lbs||20.9 lbs||26 lbs|
|Fabric Options||Gray/Black, Crimson, Blue, Sand, Green, Purple||Shadow/Black, Bamboo, Green, Orange||Black, Red, Sand|
|Swivel Front Wheel||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Quick-Release Wheels||8-in plastic EVA||8.5-in rubber Forever-Air||12-in rubber Forever-Air|
|Padded Reclining Seat||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Accessory Mounting Bracket||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Closure for Ventilation flap||Velcro||Velcro||Magnetic|
|Soft Handlebar Console||No||No||Yes|
|Front Wheel Suspension||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Seat Back Storage||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Adjustable Five-Point Harness||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Shoulder Pads and Buckle Cover||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Parking Brake||Foot Pedal||Hand-Operated||Hand-Operated|
|Infant Car Seat||Optional||Optional||Optional|
It is very obvious that the three models differ from their built or the dimensions of their framework. The City Mini is designed for those who prefer most indoor living or walk around the city with smoother surfaces. So it is therefore smaller and more lightweight. The City Elite on the other hand is designed to be an all-terrain stroller where users can use it more in more intense activities together with their children. So it is therefore, heavier, and bigger to withstand the rigorous terrain but still be comfortable and safe for the kids. The City mini GT is designed to be a mixture of both. It is not too light or too heavy, but can be enjoyed both indoors and outdoors.
Since the City Mini has been around for some time, Baby Jogger released about 6 fabric options for it. They are much livelier and bolder to look at. The City Mini GT has 4 fabric options but they are mainly of Gray or Shadow color with different lighter trimmings. They look quite plain. While the City Elite has only 3 solid-colored fabric options, at least they don’t look too simple.
The three models have superb maneuverability because of their swivel wheels. But because they are designed for specific family lifestyle, each is better than the other. This is because of the size and material used for the wheels. The City Mini’s 8-in plastic EVA wheels are enough for smoother surfaces. The City Mini GT easily glides on rougher terrain, dirt roads, or even grass with the 8.5-in rubber Forever-Air Tires. While the City Elite 12-in rubber Forever-Air Tires moves smoothly in most cracks, bumps, and uneven surfaces.
All Baby Jogger strollers have great padded seats. But for the three, the City Mini has the least amount of padding, followed by the City Mini GT, and then the City Elite. The only reason for this is that since the City Elite is built as an all-terrain stroller, the padding adds comfort for the child while on the move. So for the City Mini GT and City Mini, their seat paddings are enough for the kids’ comfort.
Also, their seat sizes differ. This is because of the capacity that they are designed for. So the bigger the kid is the bigger stroller seat is as well.
The City Mini and City Mini GT have common accessories and can are interchangeable, while the City Elite has its own specific accessories that are purchased separately. Car Seats, Car Seat Adaptors, Rain Canopies, Compact Prams, Bassinets, Belly Bars, Belly Bar Consoles, Child Trays, Glider Boards, and Carry Bags are accessories that can be different for the City Mini, City Mini GT, and City Elite. Prices may differ depending on the model or whether it is for a Single or Double stroller.
The three models, like other Baby Jogger strollers have universal accessories that can be interchanged and are compatible to all. These are the MP3 Console, Plush Stroller Hand Muff, Foot Muff, Parent Console, Liquid Holster, Cooler Bag, and Seat Support.
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