Graco Ready2Grow Classic Connect LX Stroller Metropolis – Reviews, Questions & Answers

Graco Ready2Grow Classic Connect LX Stroller, Metropolis (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Graco Ready2Grow Classic Connect LX Stroller, Metropolis (Discontinued by Manufacturer) features

  • With 12 riding options and the ability to accept two Graco Classic Connect infant car seats
  • Front seat, bench seat and standing platform each hold child up to 50 pounds, rear seat holds up to 40 pounds
  • 80 percent polyester and 20 percent cotton construction
  • Removable child’s tray holds 2 cups/ bottles and snacks. Adults have a tray with a cup holder
  • With 12 riding options and the ability to accept two Graco Classic Connect infant car seats, you’ll love this flexible stroller with a removable face-time rear seat for more interaction with baby. The 1-hand fold with an automatic lock, large storage basket, and snack trays offer convenience, while the front swivel wheels allow for easy maneuverability.
  • Front seat, bench seat and standing platform each hold child up to 50 pounds, rear seat holds up to 40 pounds. 3- and 5-point safety harnesses keep your children safe and secure.
  • 80% polyester and 20% cotton construction. For convenience, you can easily remove both seat cushions and machine-wash them in cold water on a delicate cycle. The stroller frame wipes down easily with soap and warm water.
  • Removable child’s tray holds 2 cups/ bottles and snacks. Adults have a tray with a cup holder. The large storage basket underneath is ideal for holding purses, groceries, and diaper bags.


Graco Ready2Grow Classic Connect LX Stroller, Metropolis (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
 

check-price-on-amazonIdeal for growing families, the Graco Ready2Grow Classic Connect LX Stroller offers 12 different riding options for two children from infant to youth, and accepts up to two Graco SnugRide Classic Connect Infant Car Seats for complete versatility. The rear seat allows you to stroll with your infant facing you, while a multi-position front seat reclines for baby’s comfort. Older children will enjoy the options of having a front seat view, sitting on the rear toddler bench seat, or standing on the platform. Throughout the ride, 3- and 5-point safety harnesses keep your children safe and secure. The 1-hand fold with an automatic lock, large storage basket, and snack trays offer convenience, while the front swivel wheels allow for easy maneuverability. This easy-to-push stroller features wheels built-in suspension, which lock for extra stability over bumpy terrain. The stroller is packed with convenient features like the removable child’s tray that holds 2 cups or bottles and snacks. Adults have a tray of their own complete with a pivoting cup holder. The large storage basket underneath is ideal for holding purses, groceries, and diaper bags. It is easily accessed through the sides or by lifting the toddler bench seat. For convenience, you can easily remove both seat cushions and machine-wash them in cold water on a delicate cycle. The stroller frame wipes down easily with soap and warm water.


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Q:Has anyone tried to use the Safety 1st OnBoard infant seat with this stroller?

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I have! My boys are 17 months apart so I needed my Safety 1st car seat to fit and it does! I use it in the “front seat” (the one furtherest from you). Sometimes I have to push the sides in, but its a nice secure fit! It’s a great stroller! Highly recommend! Congrats on your growing family!

Q:Is this stroller compatible with the Snugride 35?

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Yes, it is.
And for anyone else who needs information in the future, here is a list of the seats compatible with this stroller (from the manual): Graco SnugRide, SnugRide 30, SnugRide 32, SnugRide 35, or Infant SafeSeat. (Not intended for use with AUTOBABY (Europe only) and ASSURA infant car seats.) If unsure of the model or for more information please contact Graco’s customer service number: 1-800-345-4109.

Have a great day! 🙂

Q:Does a chicco keyfit 30 fit in the infant seat portion?

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No. Chicco Keyfit 30 does not fit either portion of this stroller.

Q:Car seats adaptable: What car seats can be used with this stroller?

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I am not sure if the Baby Trend fits in this stroller. I did contact Graco and was told that all Graco seats fit in this stroller.

Q:Has anyone traveled with this stroller on an airplane? We are taking a trip to Disney and are thinking of taking our stroller.

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Agreed. We literally got back from California tonight. My kids are 16 months and 3 and a half years old. Very few cars could accommodate a stroller this big is the only downfall, we rent mini vans, by the time you get it and your luggage in, you’ll be happy you did. I have a toyota Highlander so it’s no biggy for us around home. For anyone who doesn’t know though, you don’t actually take the stroller onto the plane, once you are about to board the plane from the airwalk you drop the stroller there and it gets checked, then you pick it up in the same place after the flight.. Most air lines…

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Agreed. We literally got back from California tonight. My kids are 16 months and 3 and a half years old. Very few cars could accommodate a stroller this big is the only downfall, we rent mini vans, by the time you get it and your luggage in, you’ll be happy you did. I have a toyota Highlander so it’s no biggy for us around home.
For anyone who doesn’t know though, you don’t actually take the stroller onto the plane, once you are about to board the plane from the airwalk you drop the stroller there and it gets checked, then you pick it up in the same place after the flight.. Most air lines check strollers and car seats for free fyi as well. Your wording sounded like you planned on taking it onto the plane, so I thought I would clarify that.

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Q:What are the folded dimensions of this stroller? With everything assembled? Just trying to figure out if it’ll fit in the back of my minivan.

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I have smaller sized mini van (Mazda MPV). It is difficult to fit the stroller in the back with all of the seats up, but if you remove the front snack tray and both sun shades it will fit with no problem. It is a bit thick, so if you have a long minivan it would be easier. I do not, so it still fits with some work!! It’s a bit of a pain, but I do like the stroller. I will try to fold it and measure at home for specifics.

Q:I have a Chevy Traverse. Does anyone else have a similar size SUV and does this stroller fit in the trunk?

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This stroller fits without a problem in my Ford Focus and in my Subaru Outback

Q:Is it possible to remove both drink/snack trays easily as well as both canopies in order to fit into the car?

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Trays yes, canopies idk bc we haven’t removed them but this is definitely a big stroller. We have a Mazda cx7 and it JUST fits in the back leaving room for almost nothing else.

Q:snug ride 35

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I have a snug ride 30 and it fits fine. I’m assuming that a snug ride 35 would fit as well.

Q:Does the Britax B Agile infant car seat fit in this?

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Yes the car seat fit and it is very nice I very appreciate

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Q:When the car seat is in the position facing the driver, can the front seat still use the sun visor?

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Yes it can! I was able to use it with mine! This is seriously the best stroller EVER! I have people stop me all the time and ask me what model it is..

Q:Are the sit and stand pieces removable until your kids are old enough to need them?

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Yes! They are acually the final step, so you have the inserts to use until the kids are old enough to stand. I have a 3 year old and a 1 year old and this is perfect for them. The 3 year old stands/sits on the back and my 1 year old is sitting in the front.

Q:Do the seats recline?

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only the front seat reclines JUST enough for my toddler to nap! The back upper seat does not recline and my infant looks REALLY uncomfortable napping. We actually take it off and recline it as it balances. NOT entirely safe but we are super super super careful that we do not take bumps and sharp fast turns. not good but oh well.

Q:I am 5’11”. How is the height of the handle bar of this stroller? Is it tall or on the shorter end?

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My husband is 5’11 and he loves it. On the high end for me (5’2) great for him.

Q:how big collapsed?

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Collapsed it measures 52x24x23.

Q:Will this stroller fit in a newer Malibu? I have seen the comments about it being a big stroller, but figured I would check to see.

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It fits with just enough room in the trunk of a Ford Edge sideways with the canopies on. And the trunks on Edges aren’t that wide, just deep.

Q:Is it worth getting the LX version of this stroller? I can’t really see much of a difference between the two.

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It’s going to be dependent on if you will be attaching a car seat or not. Each version only is compatible will certain car seats. And make sure you look closely at which one works with whatever car seat you have, I made that mistake and bought the earlier version, got it together and my car seat wouldn’t work, I had to bring it back and buy the LX!

Q:Has anyone tried putting this in the back of a ford focus station wagon? How big is this when it’s collapsed?

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I have a volvo V70 station wagon – no problem it fits. I love love love love this stroller 🙂

Q:Can an older child (5 years) fit comfortably in the front seat?

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Probably not. My 3.5 year old (who is on the tall side -65 percentile) barely fits in there but there is the toddler bench in the back. He’ll be moving there soon.

Q:I would like to know if you recommend this for a 4 year old and a new born and if it will fit in my Jetta ’03 trunk?

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I would Definitely recommend for your children’s ages! I don’t however know if it would fit in your trunk… it is pretty big. 🙂

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Q:Does the “bucket” seat in back recline at all?

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No, that is one thing I wish it did.

Q:Is this stroller good for twins? I have two snug ride 35 carseats so I need a stroller that fits this brand of carseat. Thank you!

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Absolutely!!! I have 2 girls 1 year apart & they both have Snug ride 35 seats & fit perfectly. I use the stroller Everyday with them! Awesome stroller…Best purchase i’ve made yet! 🙂

Q:Does it fit a gracco snugride 30?

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Yup. fits perfectly

Q:Can this fit in a 2003 Chevy Malibu trunk?

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No, Probably not.

Q:Hi , could i use this stroller for newborn twins? Or i have to use both car seats until they grow enought? Or maybe i could use the infant adapters?

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I was able to safely use my Graco car seat in both seating areas. You could use two carseats at one time. (I’m not sure which strap the other reviewer is speaking of…I used both areas safely and never had a problem.) I think it would be okay to put a newborn in the front seat because it reclines. However, the back seat sits up too much and the baby wouldn’t be able to hold their head up.

Q:How old should the babies be to use the seats that come with this stroller? NOT the car seats.

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I don’t think it matters so long as they are strong enough to sit up on their own- right around 6 months for most babies.

Q:is it compatable with the chicco keyfit infant car seat?

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The chicco doesn’t lock into place, but it does fit snugly in both the front and back seats of the stroller.

Q:Can I take that front tray off?

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Yes, but if you do, you can’t snap an infant car seat into the front.

Q:The one I bought has extremely wobbly front wheels, anyway this can be resolved? It is impossible to walk on even sidewalks.

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call Graco. Mine doesn’t do that at all. there must be an issue with it.

Q:The back seat what is the max age or weight can go in it x thank you

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I honestly don’t have an answer for that. I think it just depends on child’s weight. My two year old weighs almost 40 #’s and it handles well. Him and my baby combined are like 53 #’s and it does well. My two year old is also almost 3′ tall and it works out fine. I love the stroller and have no regrets with my choice. It’s much easier to maneuver than the traditional style double strollers. Hope this helps.

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Q:Can’t seem to find if the britax b safe infant seat fits in this stroller ?

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I would imagine so but can not say yes for sure. But honestly I only used this stroller twice. For shopping in the mall or leisurely walks on fairly flat surfaces it was fine, not for jogging or running at all on roads. The second you are on the slightest slant the front goes down the slant and you need a second person to pull the stroller by the front to go straight.

Q:I am concerned by how the seat facing me does not recline/sit straight up. Is this an issue for napping or when the kid wants to sit straight?

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My son is about to turn 8 months old. It has not been an issue for me yet. I’m not sure about how he would nap in it comfortably when he’s a little older. I’ll probably stuff a little blanket of stuffed animal next to him.

Q:is it convenient and comfortable for twins (2 babies same age)

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It is big, but is better than side by side for everything because you can actually squeeze in places at the coat rack jungles that are stores. Just be sure you have a large enough trunk to fit. Takes up about a 4.5’x2’x1.5′ area when folded.

Q:Does the Graco Classic Connect 30 car seat fit in this stroller?

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Yes ma’am it does very nicely.

Q:Does this item include the car seat?

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I don’t think so, it includes both seats but not the one for the car.

Q:What color is Fiji?

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It’s black with gray trim

Q:is this stroller compatible with a snugride 35 click connect

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Yes it is

Q:is adult cup holder tray removeable

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I don’t beleive so. It’s very small. It will hold a soda can but nothing bigger

Q:is this a good stroller for twins

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As is, no. Its definitely made for a toddler and infant. I’m not sure if you can order another seat or not though.

Q:CAN I USE A PEGPEREGO CAR SEAT WITH THIS?

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Not according to the baby store sales clerk.

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Q:Does this stroller fit the britax bsafe carseat?

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Yes perfectly!

Q:Is it possible to put the carseat in the front position (furthest from drive) and put child to sit or stand in the rear position (closest to driver)?

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Yes the child in back just has to be careful of the car seat

Q:Will this fit in the trunk of a honda accord?

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Not sure.. I purchased it as a gift.

Q:I am probably overlooking it, but which two Classic Connect car seats are compatible? I have a SnugRide Classic Connect 30. Thank you.

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Yes hey are compatible

Q:i want to bring the stroler to ecuador but i can’t bring in the box, you think is possible to put in a bag????

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It is very long when folded. It won’t fit in a suitcase but it may for in something big. Can you bring it on the plane and check it at the gate? We did that the last time we flew.

Q:What type of car seat works with this stroller? What brands?

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Any Graco CLASSIC connect. Make sure it’s not a CLICK connect.

Q:does this include the infant car seat?? I know it’s shown in the pics but I want to make sure.

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Sorry I did not get your question well, the car seat is not included in the package, you have to purchase the car seat separately, it was used for the advert only. I bought both

Q:If I buy “Graco SnugRide Classic Connect Infant Car Seat, Surrey”, do I still need “Graco SnugRide Classic Connect Infant Car Seat Base, Silver “?

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When i first purchased the item it came with base. I also read that you can use the seat itself using a reg seat Belt. Although I feel much safer with the base bc the seat doesn’t slide around.

Q:Can you add another canopy for shade to this stroller?

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No answer, purchases for someone else.

Q:i have 12 month baby and and infant, so what type of stroller do you recommend which will be good for the two baby with different birth day

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This one is perfect . I’m more than happy with it .

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Q:Does this come with the infant carseat?

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No. The carseat is bought separately. It works with the Classic Connect carseat. (The newer carseats are the Click Connect).

Q:Will this stroller work with Baby Trend Go-Lite EZ Flex-Loc 32 infant seat? I’m really interested in both products. Thanks!

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The Infant seat facing you does not recline at all; therefore no infant seats fit whatsoever:(:(:(

Q:Can both seats be flat to sleep? How it works?

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No. The front seat is pretty resting but not flat; the back seat does not rest

Q:Is it possible to bump this stroller up steps?

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Like going up the curve side? Yes but you need help it would be to heavy.

Q:Do Baby Trend Car seats (Flex Lock) fit in the infant part of this stroller?

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Yes

Q:I’m thinking about buying this to use with my newborn twins and 2.5 year old son. Can he stand on the back with 2 infant seats in use?

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No it is only ment for two children, one sitting/standing, one sitting with infabt car seat or both sitting…

Q:Would this fit in the trunk of a smaller car? We have a Ford Focus.

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I have a SUV and it barely fit “because it’s more than 41 inch long” so no I don’t think it will fit in you car trunk.

Q:does the click connect fit in this

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No but they do have a click connect version at babys r us

Q:I will have a 4yr old and a newborn. How does this stroller compare to Graco RoomFor2 and Graco DuoGlider? Thank you!

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Im not very familiar with the other 2 strollers but this has 12 different seating options and ur 4yr old could stand if they chose too. But my personal opinion i have 6 kids and this would be my third double stroller and i wish i had this with my older children. I hope this helps. My 2 kids now are 14 months and 2 months and im not using a car seat for my 2 month old and he seems very comfortable.

Q:does the toddler bench go up and down for adjusting the seating height? TIA!

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No

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Q:Just wanted to make sure that it has two car seats and car seat base’s. and do both car seats attach to the stroller??

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Yes but does not require base

Q:does the stroller come with two carseats??

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No

Q:does it get hot

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No

Q:Does it fit with a britax bsafe carsest?

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I don’t know. I’d say if it clicks in like it would a grocery cart than yes it might. I know they sell this exact model stroller at a major retailer (bullseye) you can try it In the store. But it’s much less expensive on Amazon.

Q:Would this fit a graco snugride 35 in “laguna bay”? Manufactured in November 2010

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I’m not sure if the year of production matters or not, but we use 2 Snug ride 35 seats with ours & they were purchased within 2011/2012 & 2013/2014 and both fit just fine. 🙂

Q:Does the Britax B-safe car seat fit in this?

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I don’t know- I know the only one they say is the graco snug ride (not snug ride 35- which is what I have) is compatible.

Q:Is the weight limit 50 lbs total or 50 per seat? I have a 32lb, 18month old and one due in 6 months. I am worried I will reach the weight limit

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The front seat, bench seat & standing platform holds child up to 50 lbs.
Rear seat holds child up to 40lbs. You’re good.

Q:can this stroller take two car seat for twin at the same time

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yes, You have yo purchase it separately

Q:Does the rear seat (by handle) ever allow forward facing?

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As far as I know, no.

Q:Does the rear seat recline or is it stationary?

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The rear seat, the one by the handles, does not recline. Hope that helps!

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Q:Does the rear seat have a forward facing option?

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No. The elevated seat is removable and fits in only one position, the child facing parent.

Q:what are the dimensions folded up? My trunk is only 22 inches wide so i need something small

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I don’t know the exact dimensions off hand but I definitely know it’s larger than two feet. (24″) I have an enormous trunk and still have to remove one of the lap trays. It’s my least favorite thing about the stroller.

Q:hi, i wanna know what parts of the stroller come in buying, the car seat? the chair? or just the base? because i want it with 1 car seat and 2 chairs

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The stroller comes with both seats….the infant car seat sets in the seat…the seat at top can be removed to use as a sit and stand…once seat is removed, the bottom becomes accessible for sitting or standing for older toddler/children. You get was is pictured!

Q:Compatible with Graco SnugRide Classic Connect Infant Car Seat, Little Hoot ?

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Yes it is! And it is one of the only models allowing you to use the front sunshade at the same time!

Q:Is this stroller compatible with Britax B-Safe Infant Car Seat?

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I just tried to snap my bsafe in there and it didn’t seem to fit. I might try again in the forward area when I feel like tackling it and bringing it back in the house.

Q:We have a Toyota Camry.Does this stroller fit in the trunk?

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If there’s nothing else in the trunk, you should be good. This is not a small and easily maneuverable stroller

Q:I have an Eddie Bauer car seat and I really want to purchase this stroller. I have seen different answers but, will my car seat fit in this?

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Yes It Will Fit In.

Q:what is the width of the seat on the back? the one where an older child can sit down?

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Not sure the actual size. My 5 yr old (approx 40 lbs) can sit comfy. a cousin who is 12 sat on the seat this last week and she is thin but was able to fit with little discomfort. It’s about the size of a small step like a step stool

Q:Hi, does this item come with a car seat, or do I have to order it separately? Thanx

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I don’t think so. You would move your car seat to it

Q:does this come withthecarseat

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No, it doesn’t come with the car seat. It does have an infant seat that’s removable, but I wouldn’t put an infant in if they can’t hold their head up independently yet. Otherwise, best purchase ever! I’ve had it for four years now and still am using it regularly with my 5, 3, and 1.5 year olds.

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Graco Ready2Grow Classic Connect LX Stroller, Metropolis (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
 

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