UPPAbaby is an American brand known for its luxury baby gear made from high-quality materials, ultramodern designs, and other extended features. Even though the price of UPPAbaby strollers is quite high, the stroller is worth the price.
Graco, on the other hand, is a famous baby gear brand that produces mid-range baby products that are durable and safe for babies. Both Graco and UPPAbaby are two brands parents can trust when buying baby products.
Since both brands sell baby travel systems (baby car seat, base, and stroller), we will see if it’s possible to mix and match both products. If you have the UPPAbaby Vista stroller and would like to know if it is compatible with Graco car seats, you will find out in this short write-up.
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Is Graco Car Seat Compatible With UPPAbaby Vista Stroller?
UPPAbaby has an Infant Car Seat Adapter for Graco (for VISTA 2015 – later/all CRUZ) that is compatible with Graco Classic Connect Car Seat. However, Graco has discontinued the production of Classic Connect rear-facing infant car seats.
Even though there are still a few Groco Classic Connect infant car seats, most of the current seats are Click Connect. Graco Click Connect infant car seats are not compatible with UPPAbaby Vista.
If you have any of these old Graco car seats (Graco SafeSeat, Graco SnugRide, Graco SnugRide 30, Graco SnugRide 32, or Graco SnugRide 35) that have Classic Connect technology, you can use them with UPPAbaby Vista 2015 – later.
Graco is currently focussing on producing Click Connect infant car seats for seamless connection with Graco car seat bases and strollers. The Click Connect Car Seat is not compatible with UPPAbaby Vista V2 or other strollers.
What Other Strollers Are Compatible With Graco Car Seat?
The latest Graco infant car seats (Click Connect) are designed to work with only Click Connect strollers. You can’t use these car seats (even with an adapter) for any other stroller, not even on the Graco Classic Connect stroller.
On the same note, if you have the Classic Connect car seat, you should get a Classic Connect stroller. Understanding these basic facts would save you the stress of buying the wrong product and trying to return it after purchase.
Virtually all the travel system brands manufacture their products to fit each other. So, it is always advisable to buy a stroller and a car seat from the same brand to save yourself from unnecessary stress and to put your little one in a safer condition.
There is always a logo on Graco car seats and strollers that indicate whether it is Click Connect or Classic Connect. If you are buying the latest car seat from Graco, it is definitely going to have the Click Connect system because that’s what all Graco current seats use.
Other Car Seats You Can Use With UPPAbaby Vista Stroller
Even though UPPAbaby Vista was upgraded in 2020 to Vista V2, both the UPPAbaby Vista and Vista V2 are popular products among parents.
There is quite a long list of infant car seats that are compatible with UPPAbaby Vista and Vista V2. The Vistas are designed such that they can accommodate UPPAbaby car seats (for sure) and a few other car seat brands.
Before we mention these other brands, it is worth knowing that you will need an adapter to connect another car seat to the Vista stroller.
For UPPAbaby car seats, the MESA series attaches seamlessly to the Vista strollers without needing any adapter, and it takes just a press of a button to detach the seat from the stroller.
For other brand car seats, the UPPAbaby Vista is compatible with brands like Cybex, Clek, Peg-Perego, Chicco, and Nuna. To use these car seats on Vista, you will need to buy the specific adapter from UPPAbaby.
You can check Amazon for the specific UPPAbaby adapter you need for your car seat brand.
Some parents like to use a different brand of car seat on a stroller because of preference and maybe budget. Having an infant car seat that is compatible with different strollers can be a good one because it gives you options when choosing a stroller.
Conclusion – Can You Mix And Match UPPAbaby Vista Strollers And Graco Car Seats?
If you have a Graco Click Connect infant car seat, you cannot use it on a UPPAbaby Vista because they are not compatible.
For parents who still have the old model Classic Connect car seats, you may want to try connecting it with your Vista stroller if you have the UPPAbaby car seat adapter for Graco.
We are not sure how easy it is to get the adapter, but as of the time of writing this article, the adapter isn’t available on Amazon.
Since Graco has phased out its Classic Connect infant car seats, it implies that the brand is trying to discourage people from using its infant car seats on other brands of strollers.
Therefore, if you have a Graco car seat and you need a travel system, you should go for a Graco stroller for compatibility and safety sake.