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Chicco Shuttle Review

Easy to use frame stroller that is thoughtfully designed for those using a Chicco car seat
Chicco Shuttle
Credit: Abriah Wofford
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Price:   $120 List | Check Price at Amazon
Pros:  Parent tray, compact fold, budget-friendly
Cons:  Limited to Chicco car seats, short lifespan
Manufacturer:   Chicco
By Juliet Spurrier, MD and Wendy Schmitz  ⋅  Oct 14, 2019
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  • Ease Of Attaching Car Seat - 30% 9
  • Ease Of Use - 30% 8
  • Weight/Folded Size - 25% 8
  • Quality - 10% 7
  • Maneuverability - 5% 5

The Skinny

The Chicco Shuttle is a high-quality frame stroller with useful features like storage and a parent tray with cup holders. We like the covered handlebar, all-wheel suspension, and super quick fold. The car seat carriers fit comfortably inside with little effort, and it is clear it was made with the car seats in mind, unlike other frame strollers. While this kind of product has a short lifespan and you can't take it off-road, we think the budget-friendly price makes the drawbacks more than acceptable. We believe this Chicco is the way to go if a frame stroller is what you're yearning for. Plus, when you are ready for your next stroller, you'll have a better idea of what you need and want from real experience and you can likely sell the Shuttle for close to the purchase price without much effort.

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Pros Parent tray, compact fold, budget-friendlyEasy car seat attachment, lightweight, compact foldLightest, easy foldPrice, 2 infant car seats, easy seat connectionAlmost universal car seat compatibility, price
Cons Limited to Chicco car seats, short lifespanDual action brakes, harder to push and turnPoor car seat attachment, hard to push and turnHeaver, harder to push and turnStrap car seat attachment, larger fold, dual action brakes
Bottom Line Easy to use frame stroller that is thoughtfully designed for those using a Chicco car seatBest frame stroller with easy car seat attachment and parent consolePoor mover with difficult car seat attachmentInexpensive, versatile product good for twins or multiples with easy car seat connectionSort of universal, but its hard to push and turn, and the strap attachment is one we don't like
Rating Categories Chicco Shuttle Chicco KeyFit Caddy Graco SnugRider Elite Evenflo Pivot Xpand... Baby Trend Snap-N-G...
Ease Of Attaching Car Seat (30%)
9.0
9.0
6.0
8.0
3.0
Ease Of Use (30%)
8.0
7.0
6.0
7.0
6.0
Weight Folded Size (25%)
8.0
9.0
9.0
2.0
9.0
Quality (10%)
7.0
3.0
4.0
6.0
4.0
Maneuverability (5%)
5.0
4.0
4.0
5.0
4.0
Specs Chicco Shuttle Chicco KeyFit Caddy Graco SnugRider Elite Evenflo Pivot Xpand... Baby Trend Snap-N-G...
Weight 15 lbs 11.7 lbs 13.3 lbs 24.3 lbs 10.9 lbs
Folded Dimensions 20.1"W x 11.3"H x 28"L 19.8"W x 11.5"H x 33.5"L 19.7"W x 10.3"H x 31.9"L 26.7"W x 19.23"H x 32.7"L 19.5"W x 11.75"H x 37.8"L
Capacity Limits Minimum: Birth

Maximum: Infants that are within the size and weight limitations of the infant car seat.
Minimum: Birth

Maximum: Max allowable weight/height for the car seat.
Minimum: Birth

Maximum: Max allowable weight/height for the car seat.
Minimum: Infant - Toddler

When stroller seat is in infant mode: birth - 6 months


Maximum: 55 lbs/38"
Minimum: Birth
Maximum: 45 lbs
Included Car Seat Compatibility Chicco
KeyFit, KeyFit 30, Fit2
Chicco
KeyFit, KeyFit 30, Fit2
Graco
all SnugRide Classic Connect seats, all SnugRide Click Connect seats, Infant SafeSeat
Evenflo SafeMax, LiteMax Claims to fit most seats
Click-in Car Seat Adapters Chicco
KeyFit, KeyFit 30, Fit2
Chicco
KeyFit, KeyFit 30, Fit2
Graco
all SnugRide Classic Connect seats, all SnugRide Click Connect seats, Infant SafeSeat
Chicco KeyFit, KeyFit 30
Evenflo SafeMax, LiteMax
Graco SnugRide Click Connect 30, 35, SnugRide SnugLock 30, 35
Peg Perego Primo Viaggio
None
Strap-in Car Seat Adapters None None None None Claims to fit most seats
One-handed Fold Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Locking Fold None Auto Auto Auto Manual
Self-standing Fold Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Handlebar Height - Min/Max 42" 36"/42" 37.25"/41" 33"/44.7" 39.75"
Sandal-friendly Brake Yes Yes Yes No
Storage Basket Size Large Large Large Extra large Large
Included Accessories None None None None None
Setup Time 7:45 8:28 5:59 5:15 5:09

Our Analysis and Test Results

The Chicco (kee-ko), started by Enrico Catelli, has become one of the largest baby gear brands in Europe and America. Chicco is part of the larger Artsana Group which makes medical supplies as well as products for babies. Chicco gear is sold in over 120 countries worldwide.

Performance Comparison



Credit: Abriah Wofford

Ease of Attaching Car Seat


The Chicco Shuttle frame stroller works with the Chicco Keyfit 30, Chicco Keyfit, and the Chicco Fit2. This frame stroller works as is without additional adapters and is so easy to attach infant car seats.


We tested this stroller with the Keyfit 30. The carrier drops into place with nothing in the way and attaches easily to the front bar with an audible click.

The Chicco Keyfit 30 works so well with the Shuttle you won't be...
The Chicco Keyfit 30 works so well with the Shuttle you won't be surprised that they are made for each other.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

It is easy to install and remove and feels stable in the frame. We don't believe it is possible to install it incorrectly as long as you follow directions.

The Shuttle is the second smallest folded stroller in the review...
The Shuttle is the second smallest folded stroller in the review making it a good choice for parents with limited space.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Weight and Folded Size


This Chicco frame stroller is not as light as some of the other frame strollers, which is a bummer because at 15 lbs it is on the heavy side for this kind of product.


The Shuttle measures 6,360 cubic inches when folded, which is the second smallest, making it a great option if space is limited.

The Shuttle has slightly larger wheels with foam filled plastic tires.
The Shuttle has slightly larger wheels with foam filled plastic tires.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Maneuverability


Most frame strollers are difficult to push and move with a design for moving on flat surfaces only, but the Shuttle managed to surprise with a higher than average score for maneuverability.


With single front wheels and less frame flex, the Shuttle is more comfortable to push than its counterparts. While it can't compete with the jogging style strollers and their larger rubber tires, it is similar enough to some of the full-size strollers that we think most parents will be pleased with its abilities to roll and turn. Luckily, when babies are small, it is best to stick to flat and paved surfaces.

The parent tray on the Shuttle has two cup holders and a zippered...
The parent tray on the Shuttle has two cup holders and a zippered pocket for cell phones and keys.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Ease of Use


This frame stroller is fairly easy to use with above-average performance for the group.


It is impressive that this bare-bones frame stroller performed well in tests for ease of use given that traditionally frame options lack features.

Folding the Shuttle is easy peasy with the pull of a centrally...
Folding the Shuttle is easy peasy with the pull of a centrally located pull bar.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Fold and Unfold


The Shuttle folds simply by pulling up on the crossbar in the center of the stroller. It can occur with one hand, and there is no fold lock. This stroller self-stands and has a carry handle, which is nice for on-the-go folding and transport.

The Shuttle has two brake pedals that are easy to use, but both must...
The Shuttle has two brake pedals that are easy to use, but both must be set to ensure true stopping power.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Brakes


The Shuttle has easy to use double-action brakes that click in place every time. You need to press both pedals to set the brakes fully, and we worry parents will skip this, but they are friendly to sandaled feet.

Credit: Abriah Wofford

Storage


The Shuttle has a large storage bin that fit our extra-large diaper bag. The basket holds up to 20 lbs and is relatively easy to access, though easier without the car seat in place.

Sunshade


There is no sunshade on this frame stroller. However, no frame stroller in this review comes with a canopy.

Ease of Setup


The Shuttle has average directions and no tools required. However, we do worry that anyone with limited finger strength or dexterity may have trouble placing the cotter key for the rear wheels. It took us 7:45 minutes to assemble the Shuttle.

Credit: Abriah Wofford

Quality


The Shuttle is better quality than most of the other frame strollers we reviewed. This stroller has above average sized foam-filled plastic wheels. The Shuttle has a simple design where everything comes together nicely, and although there is more flex than necessary, it still feels solid and well-made.


We like the easy to clean rubber handle cover and the all-wheel suspension, something not commonly found on this kind of product.

Juliet Spurrier, MD and Wendy Schmitz

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