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Nuna MIXX2 Review

The benefits and features don't justify the price of this average high-end stroller
Nuna MIXX2
Credit: Abriah Wofford
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Price:   $600 List
Pros:  Nicer quality, good storage
Cons:  Expensive, heavy and large, challenging set up
Manufacturer:   Nuna
By Juliet Spurrier, MD and Wendy Schmitz  ⋅  Aug 30, 2019
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  • Ease Of Use - 45% 7
  • Maneuverability - 30% 6
  • Weight/Folded Size - 15% 4
  • Quality - 10% 7

The Skinny

The Nuna MIXX2 is a high-end stroller with quality fabric, leather-wrapped handlebar, and large rear rubber tires. This stroller is easy to use with good storage and foot-friendly brakes. However, there are some hiccups with this stroller that may leave parents questioning the price. The Nuna is hard to push and turn thanks to plastic front wheels and the seat is rather hard with stiff shocks that could be uncomfortable for passengers. The stroller is one of the largest we tested both in size and weight making it difficult to lift, carry, and stow in smaller spaces. Overall, the Nuna isn't a bad stroller, but its average performance and higher price mean there are many options that are easier to use and push with lower prices and similar features and benefits.

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Pros Nicer quality, good storageEasiest to push, jogger, high quality, easy to useLess expensive jogger, great maneuverability, durableEasy to use, lots of supplies fit in storage, great features, suspension, no flat tiresPrice, lightweight, compact fold
Cons Expensive, heavy and large, challenging set upBulkier, harder to transportLarger, may be hard to lift and carryHeavier than old Cruz, more expensiveDual-front wheel, hard to access storage
Bottom Line The benefits and features don't justify the price of this average high-end strollerA cool-looking multi-purpose jogging stroller that is also great for everyday useVersatile option with quality craftsmanship and features for jogging or everyday useA high-quality option with lots of useful features and an impressive design with an eye for detailsA budget-minded stroller with the features you need and not much else
Rating Categories Nuna MIXX2 Thule Urban Glide 2 BOB Rambler UPPAbaby Cruz v2 Baby Jogger City Mi...
Ease Of Use (45%)
7.0
8.0
7.0
8.0
7.0
Maneuverability (30%)
6.0
9.0
9.0
7.0
7.0
Weight Folded Size (15%)
4.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
8.0
Quality (10%)
7.0
9.0
8.0
7.0
6.0
Specs Nuna MIXX2 Thule Urban Glide 2 BOB Rambler UPPAbaby Cruz v2 Baby Jogger City Mi...
Weight 28.5 lbs 24.4 lbs 25.1 lbs 25 lbs 19.3 lbs
Folded Dimensions 23.4"W x 17.5"H x 37"L 27.2"W x 15.5"H x 36.5"L 25.3"W x 13.5"H x 38.5"L 22.9"W x 16.5"H x 33"L 25.7"W x 10.6"H x 31.1"L
Capacity Limits Minimum: From birth with infant car seat
Maximum: 50 lbs/45"
Minimum: 6 mo.
Maximum: 49 lbs/43.7"
Minimum:
Walk Only:
Infant Car Seat: 0 - 8 wk.
Stroller Seat: 8 wk. - 8 mo.
Jogging & Off-Road: 8 mo. - 5 yr.
Maximum: 74 lbs/44"
Minimum: From Birth With Infant Snugseat Or Bassinet
3 mo.+ For Toddler Seat
Maximum: 50 lbs/40"
Minimum: Birth
Maximum: 50 lbs/44"
Included Car Seat Compatibility Nuna Pipa None None UPPAbaby
Mesa
Baby Jogger City GO, City GO 2
Click-in Car Seat Adapters Nuna Pipa BeSafe
Izi GO Mod, Izi GO X1
Chicco
KeyFit, KeyFit 30
Cybex
Aton, Aton 2, Aton 4, Aton 5
Maxi Cosi
CabrioFix, Citi, Mico 30, Mico Max 30, Mico NXT, Pebble, Pebble Plus
Nuna
Pipa
None UPPAbaby
Mesa
Chicco
KeyFit 30, KeyFit 30 Zip, KeyFit 30 Zip Air, Fit2, Fit2 LE, Fit2 Air
Maxi-Cosi
Mico Max 30, Mico NXT, Mico AP & Micro Max Plus,
Nuna
PIPA™, PIPA lite, PIPA lite lx, PIPA lite r & PIPA lite rx
Cybex
Aton, Aton 2, Aton Q & Aton M
Baby Jogger City GO, City GO 2
Britax B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite
Chicco KeyFit, KeyFit 2, KeyFit 30, KeyFit 30 Zip
Cybex Aton, Aton 2, Aton Q, Cloud Q
Graco Snugride Snuglock 35 Elite, Snugride 35 Platinum, Snugride Click Connect 35 LX
Maxi Cosi Mico AP, Mico Max 30, Mico NXT, Mico 30
Nuna Pipa
Peg-Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35
Uppababy Mesa
Clek Liing
Strap-in Car Seat Adapters None BOB
Unity
Britax
Affinity Unity, B-Safe, B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite, Chaperone, Unity, Unity ISOFIX Compatible
Britax-Romer
Baby-Safe, Baby-Safe Plus II
Chicco
KeyFit Plus
Combi
Shuttle 33
Evenflo
Discovery 5
Graco
SafeSeat, SnugRide, SnugRide Click Connect, SnugRide Click Connect 30, SnugRide Click Connect 35, SnugRide Click Connect LX 35, SnugRide Click Connect 40
Peg Perego
Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30, Primo Viaggio 4-35
Safety 1st
Comfy Carry Elite, onBoard, onBoard Air
Safe-n-Sound
Unity, Unity Neos
UPPAbaby
Mesa
Britax
B-Safe, B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite, Chaperone
BOB
B-Safe, B-Safe 35
Graco
SnugRide Click Connect 30, 30LX, 35, 35 LX, 40, SnugRide Classic Connect 22, 30, 32, 35
Peg Perego
Primo Viaggio 4-35, Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30, Primo Viaggio SIP
Chicco
KeyFit, KeyFit 30
None None
Recline Deep Deep Deep Deep Deep
Storage Basket Size Large Large Large Very Large Large
Sun Shade Size Large Large Large Large Large
One-handed Fold Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Locking Fold Auto Auto Auto Auto Auto
Self-standing Fold No No No Yes Yes
Handlebar Height - Min/Max 40.5"/44" 30"/46" 38.8" 40"/43" 41"
Sandal-friendly Brake Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Included Accessories Pipa car seat adapters, rain cover None None Rain Shield, Bug Shield City GO infant car seat adapter.
Setup Time 11:37 min:sec 5:13 min:sec 5:30 min:sec 5:54
min:sec
4:23
min:sec

Our Analysis and Test Results

Nuna started with a question of how to bring the baby to the table which resulted in the ZAAZ™ high chair—launched in 2007. Adventures in parenting have taught this Amsterdam born company that parenthood can be "practical and beautiful with clever, design-thoughtful" baby-centric solutions. Nuna is now sold globally and includes strollers and car seats.

Performance Comparison



Reclining the Mixx 2 is easy with a push button activation that...
Reclining the Mixx 2 is easy with a push button activation that works well to move the seat to one of five positions.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Ease of Use


The Nuna MIXX2 is relatively easy to use with an overall experience slightly better than the average full-size option.

The Nuna fold includes a traditional pull-up step that requires...
The Nuna has an automatic locking mechanism which is one of the only...

Fold and Unfold


Folding the Mixx is a two-handed process with four steps and an auto-locking mechanism. While relatively easy, it does not self-stand and there is no carry handle which is unfortunate because it is challenging to carry. Unfolding is an easy one-hand process with five steps.

The brakes on the Mixx2 are easy to use with a press to set and...
The brakes on the Mixx2 are easy to use with a press to set and release.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Brakes


The Nuna has single action, color-coded brakes that easily push to set and push again to release. this design makes them friendly to shoes and feet.

The Nuna storage bin can hold our extra large diaper bag with a...
The Nuna storage bin can hold our extra large diaper bag with a collapsible divider that can help you organize.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Storage


The storage bin on the Nuna looks large and it is fitting our extra-large diaper bag inside with a 10 lbs weight limit. It is easy to access with clear openings on all sides and a divider you can fold down. There is also a pocket on the seat back with a silent magnetic closure. The pocket holds up to 1 lb and is large enough for a standard tablet.

The Nuna's sunshade is large enough but not a standout in a group...
The peek-a-boo window on the Nuna is mesh with a magnetic quilted...

Sunshade


This stroller has a smallish canopy with a small, mesh peek-a-boo window even with the visor kicked out. The canopy is simple with a magnetic cover closure., but it gets the job done for the most part.

The 5-point harness on the Nuna is easy enough to use, but the...
The 5-point harness on the Nuna is easy enough to use, but the rethread height adjustment and the separate waist straps make it more convoluted than it needs to be.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Harness


The 5-point harness on this stroller is easy enough to get on but slightly harder to remove. It is a rethread style with a button you have to turn sideways to slip into and out of slots you need to feel to find. This harness is the kind where the shoulder straps separate from the waist straps which is not a tester favorite.

The seat on the Nuna has a padded cushion and a bumper bar.
The seat on the Nuna has a padded cushion and a bumper bar.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Seat


The Nuna seat can face forward and back at the parents. It reclines with an easy to use button push and has an adjustable leg rest. The recline has 5 set points with one cozy enough for naps. The leg rest is smaller and probably best for smaller kids but the footrest is larger.

Car Seat Compatibility


This Nuna is compatible with the Nuna Pipa and the Nuna Pipa Lite without the need for an adapter purchase. This stroller requires car seat attachment by lining up the two sides simultaneously. This design has proven to be more challenging than the loop adapter style no matter which stroller you are using.

Ease of Setup


This stroller took us over 11:30 minutes to put together making it one of the longer projects in the group.



Despite being harder to set up, the manual is really good with a single language per section, clear illustrations, and enough instructions to be useful without being overwhelming. There is a lot to assemble with the visor being the most difficult.

Like most strollers, the front wheels on the Nuna can be locked in...
The rubber back tires on the Nuna don't transfer to the front which...

Maneuverability


The Nuna MIXX2 is harder to turn than we thought it would be resulting in an average performance for maneuverability. The Mixx has rubber tires in the back and plastic in the front which may be one reason why it struggled in our tests for maneuverability. It has some flex in the handlebar and frame that impacted our ability to turn smoothly. Pushing and turning over most surfaces was doable and unchallenging, but it also wasn't that smooth or effortless leaving an unfulfilling feeling when pushing.

The Nuna is both heavy and large making it a poor choice for those...
The Nuna is both heavy and large making it a poor choice for those who have smaller cars or can't lift heavy items.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Weight and Folded Size


The Nuna MIXX2 weighs 28.5 lbs which is on the heavy side, especially for a product you can't jog with which helped it earn only 5 of 10 for weight and folded size. It measures 15,152 cubic inches when folded which also makes it one of the largest folded products that aren't also a jogging product. In fact, only three options are larger. Size and weight combined make this stroller challenging to lift, stow, and carry.

The Nuna is nice quality and it should be given the price, but some...
The Nuna is nice quality and it should be given the price, but some corners have been cut (like the plastic front wheels) which is a bummer.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Quality


The Nuna MIXX2 has good attention to detail and a nice overall fit and finish. The fabrics seem like nice quality with heavy canvas in most places and a coarser weave on the seat fabric. It didn't snag in our tests and feels durable. The simple frame looks good and fits together well with a little bit of flex but nothing to impact sturdiness. The handlebar is comfortable, covered in leather with a little bit of cushion. It has stiffer shocks that aren't adjustable and we worry the hard seat may be uncomfortable even with the padding cover.

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Juliet Spurrier, MD and Wendy Schmitz