Chicco Cortina Stroller Review – Cubes

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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (34 reviews)

The aluminum frame Cortina stroller with one-hand fold comes loaded with extra features you and baby will enjoy. Mutliple position, fully-reclining seat and adjustable leg support provides comfort for your baby. The seat has memory recline for your convenience – it remembers the position you last left it in before folding. The adjustable, removable canopy is water repellent. Large basket accessible when the backrest is fully reclined providing plenty of storage for all the things your baby needs. Linked rear brakes and a 5-pt harness provide safety and all-wheel suspension gives just the right ride to baby. A height-adjustable handle make strolling comfortable for Mom or Dad.


  • Multiple position, fully-reclining seat with 5-pt harness and “memory recline.”
  • Height adjustable handle, canopy and leg support.
  • Parent’s and child’s trays with cupholders.
  • Lighweight, yet sturdy aluminum frame.
  • Can be used as a Travel System with the Chicco KeyFit or KeyFit 30 infant car seats and base.

Additional Info





1 lbs

50 lbs

Full Size



Sunshade,Cargo Basket,Tray / Bar,Adjustable Canopy



25.7 pounds

30.1 x 18.8 x 12.5

Chicco Cortina Stroller Review - Cubes4.5534
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34 Reviews for “Chicco Cortina Stroller Review – Cubes”

  1. Grandma on August 22nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I bought this stroller for when my grandaughter vists. It was easy to put together with no tools (the directions where not great but follow the pictures). It is light weight so it is easy to handle.

  2. Mom-to-be on September 15th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My husband and I bought this stroller and the matching Key fit 30 car seat. I was VERY easy to assemble. The fabric is great and won’t show stains. The car seat snaps into the stroller very securely.

    I highly recommend this stroller!

  3. MOM on z go on October 6th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    If you want the best of a light weight and the comfort of a full size stroller, look no further. I considered the Graco quattro and the metrolite. The Quattro was way too heavy and bulky. The metrolite was weak and looked like it can break any moment. […] I bought it, hoping for the best. After using it, I can’t believe why I even considered the others. It’s soooo smooth to handle; the material is good quality and comfotable for my son. Super easy to assemble and folds easily. Now here’s a sectret how u can save on the price. Occasionally (eg every 6 weeks) BRUS will give you a coupon booklet that will have 20% off a single item. USE IT and SAVE!!

  4. Hector the new daddy on November 2nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Hi. I bought this because I simply did not like the Graco and Evenflo models that were handed down for me to try. After only a week I demanded something better. I went to Babies R Us and walked this around the aisles and loved the turn radius and weight. I have walked a 5k with this, I have used this all over the place and it is VERY comfortable. If I made any complaint, its that I wish the bottom compartment was bigger, when using the area entirely flat. Otherwise, this thing is heaven. Been using for 3 weeks now and I love it. I highly recommend. Evenflo and Gracos I tried in store are trash in comparison, seemed clunky and bad turning, this is great. The Peg Perego was too big for my taste.

  5. First time parent on November 29th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Great stroller, easy to collapse and use. Great large basket and cup holders on top. Not bulky and heavy like Graco and Evenflo. Really easy to push and steer. The shocks make for a very smooth ride for the baby. Only draw back is you cant fully use basket when car seat is in it.

  6. Evy on December 11th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I’ve had this stroller since May 2007 when my son was born.
    It is awsome! The maneuvering is great, and it’s not too heavy. I used it a lot to walk, as I am an avid walker. I love the basket! I found the straps a bit difficult to adjust during fall/spring time when the whether changes often and straps must be adjusted from coat to no coat or jacket.
    Recently the whole handle broke off and I will call chicco and get another.

  7. Melanie on December 28th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love this stroller!! I bought this stroller a few days before leaving on vacation. It was easy to put together and could not have made it through our vacation without it. My daughter is almost four months and she seemed very comfortable while riding; it allowed her to sit up to see everything. It has a large basket that is a real plus. If I could say anything negative it would be that it is bulky and doesn’t collaspe small enough to fit in the trunk of my car.

  8. melliemel974 on January 16th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We also own the KeyFit 30 carseat in Cubes and love this travel system! The stroller is very sturdy, padding is comfortable, fabric is soft and not vinyl-like, print is neutral and sophisticated, it accomodates the car seat perfectly. The most distinctive feature is that it is much more sturdy than other popular models out right now and the wheels are large and roll easily over uneven ground. We love the adjustable handle since hubby is 6’3″ and I’m 5’3″ and it’s comfortable for both of us. The instructions could be better, though, since it was a slight pain to put together (though I did it myself at 8 mos pregnant in about 30 min.) Overall we are very satisfied and would recommend this stroller to anyone! Don’t waste your money on other popular brands. This is DEFINITELY worth the extra money!

  9. medicgirl on February 12th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I bought this stroller along with the carseat, and I love it!! I was looking for a fabric that didnt feel as cheap as the gracos and I got it with this!! Super easy to use and even easier to put together! Buy this set!!

  10. New Mom on February 15th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Use stroller for daily walks and outings at mall. Very easy to push/turn. Comfy adjustable handle. Easy to fold up. On the heavy side. Convenient cup holders/key holder and good size basket underneath. Would recommend.

  11. alyssa's mommy on February 16th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This is the 3rd stroller/travle system iv purchased in less then 2 years. The first stroller i got was a graco with the car seat that snapped in, i loved the color and the seat snapped easily and was very secure, but the stroller itself was very hard to turn with and the wheels shook when i would walk with any kind of speed. the second stroller was also by chico but it was just an umbrella stroller, not big enough for shopping or spending more then a few minutes out of the car. i just purchased this stroller 2 weeks ago and i love it. its comfortable, sturdy, and it rides very smooth. the handle also moves up and down so weather your shorter or taller it will ajust to make you comfortable. the seat also lays completely flat so my daughter can sleep in it if she wants and i dont have to worry about her being uncomfortable. It was also very easy to put together and opens and closes easily. the only downfall is that its on the big side and not extremely light. however the basket on the bottem is bigger then any others iv seen and it rests on it when its folded up and this keeps it from falling over, and fits alot if you like to shop.

  12. Mom on February 18th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I got this stroller along with the cubes keyfit car seat, they are perfect! The car seat snaps right into the stroller, just recline the seat and unsnap the covers! The stroller does not seem to heavy for me and folds and unfolds with ease. It rides smoothly and turns great 🙂 i love chicco products, great quality!

  13. Camaro Mom on February 19th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    The stroller was very easy to put together and I love how the carseat works with it in combination as a travel system. Very easy to open and close. But the foot rest only seems to be working in two positions, it doesn’t lock in the middle position. Very easy to maneuver.

  14. New Mom on February 22nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This is a great product. I love the Cortina series. This pattern was the only one that made both my husband and myself agree on a stroller. It’s easy to use, easy to put together (15 minutes with both of us doing it), and the easiest to fold down. It truly only takes one hand. The infant carrier that matches it works perfectly in the stroller as well. The adjustable handles are great since hubby is 6′ 3″ and I’m not even close. It’s not bulky at all either. It IS a stroller, so it’s not the smallest thing in the world. But compared to some others I’ve tried out, this is the best thing out there.

    The only down side at all, is that, if you are using the infant carrier in the stroller, the basket at the bottom is next to impossible to use. I would just take the diaper bag and swing it over the handles. Problem solved. It’s a small price to pay for such a wonderful stroller. Besides, one isn’t going to use the infant carrier forever.

  15. First time mom on February 26th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is the best of all combined into one! It reclines all the way back and has a lever to do so (as opposed to straps, which I hated in other models). It is light and easily opened and closed. My fear with my 3 month old (who is a big kid at 15 lbs) was that he would slide off the stroller (since we planned to use it at home to carry him around since he is so heavy). This stroller (unlike others) has a flap at the bottom of the body that can be raised as to stop any baby from sliding off the stroller. We LOVE this feature! Movement around the house is easy and the storage space is spacious. Also, it has a completely removable tray, which others we looked at didn’t. Finally, the pattern of the fabric is modern and not itchy or extremely hot. Really like this!

  16. Addie's Momma on March 26th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We recently purchased this stroller and love it! It’s not as heavy as most full size strollers. Easy to fold and unfold one-handed! It reclines fully so you can start using it when baby’s a newborn. It has shocks(?) on the rear wheels so it takes bumps very well. Very easy to maneuver. One drawback – tight fit in the trunk of our Pontiac G6!

  17. New Mom on April 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I have the cubes stroller and car seat. I’ve used the stroller several times in the first 6 weeks and don’t have any problems. My daughter even enjoys napping in the seat when laid flat with a quilt underneath her. When we are out and about, always snap the carseat into the stroller..I like how the umbrella meets close to the carseat (with a cover over the seat) and protects her from this bizarre march weather and cool winds.
    Not quite as sturdy as I envisioned, but it will be fine for what we use it.
    It does NOT fit well in our Crew Cab Chevy truck…actually doesn’t not fit at all unless the front passenger seat is pushed all the way forward, which means no passenger room at all. It’s also a tight squeeze to fit into the opening on our malibu’s trunk and my mother’s impala’s trunk. Kind of akward the way it folds down and very bulky.
    Overall, it will do for this child and hopefully the next too!

  18. Landon's mommy on April 5th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    My son is 3 months old and I have this stroller and the matching infant seat. I love them both! The stroller is super easy to maneuver and easy to fold. Glad I went with the Chicco brand!

  19. First time parents on April 5th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    The Chicco Cortina is a fantasic stroller. The Cubes pattern is a bit pricey, but that’s what Mommy wanted! Easy to assemble, easy to fold up! The handling is fantastic and the extra large canopy shields the baby perfectly from the Florday sun!

  20. Amanda mom of 1 on April 8th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love this stroller. It works great with the matching car seat. It is very easy to fold up and put in the car. It turns on a dime and creates a very smooth ride even when on rough services.

  21. First timer on April 21st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I like this stroller. It’s to bad that I can only use it in my neighborhood because it won’t fit in my car. Make sure you check that it fits at the store before you leave. I used it for the first 6 weeks in my neighborhood and never thought for a second I wouldn’t be able to put it in my trunk 🙁
    Oh, well. Live and learn I guess. I just ordered my Joovy. My fingers are crossed.

  22. first time mom on May 11th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    i chose my car seat first then decided i liked it so much that i needed the stroller to match. very easy to maneuver even in the tightest situations. its a little heavy but does open and close with one hand. great for walks and my son loves it

  23. Melissa on May 20th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This stroller was a great purchase. It was recommended by many other moms to me & I’m so glad we got it. It is very maneuverable & moves easily over different surfaces like our driveway which is gravel – it glides over it. Very easy to set-up & fold-up as well. It does take up a lot of room in the back of my SUV, but I don’t mind the compromise because it has so many great features (storage, cup holders, adjustable handles) that make up for it.

  24. hjolz on May 28th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is wonderful. It’s very easy to use and fold up! It rides so smoothly. We love it with the matching carseat! It is a little bulky and takes up some room in the back of our SUV, but other than that it’s wonderful!

  25. first time mom on June 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This was easy to put together. I did it on my own in about 15 minutes. I love that it’s so easy to open and close with one hand. The basket is large and it’s so smooth it feels like its gliding. It’s not as bulky as other strollers I’ve looked at (& they had less features). I think this stroller is as good as they come!

  26. Disappointed on June 12th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I am not a tough customer but this stroller had to returned before I ever used it because it was completely useless for my 27 pound 1 1/2 year old. I was disappointed with this stroller because it simply could not accommodate my 27 pound toddler, her shoulders would not fit and like the other reviewer said, she is not a large child either. Other than that, when the stroller is in a full recline position my poor baby’s legs dangle from the knees down. This stroller would be great for infants up to maybe 8 months max.On the positive note it is a smooth ride and would be fantastic for a younger baby.

  27. New Mom Laura on June 12th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I was unsure whether or not to go with a Chicco verses a Graco, but I love this stroller. The baby car seat “Snug Fit” Chicco fits perfectly.
    It’s a must.

  28. Happy Maman on June 18th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I have been using this stroller for the past two month on a daily basis. It’s light weight, very easy to fold and unfold. It lays back so that your baby can sleep completely laying down with the head turned on one side to prevent flat head syndrome or you can click the car seat on it. Very convenient. A sun/bug net can be put on top of it to protect your little one.I love everything about it.
    the only thing would be that my diaper bag is quite large and I need to slightly move the back up to reach my bag. It doesn’t bother my baby and it’s still easy to achieve.

  29. Alberto's Mommy on July 11th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This is a a great stroller! I was told that the other strollers (Graco) were heavy and that this stroller was lighter. It was true! Also, the closing mechanism is practical as the stroller stays upright (therefore, you don’t have to bend down to pick it up). It also is easy to maneuver (i.e. turning the stroller). The only thing about chicco is that they don’t have all of those great/cute designs, but that can definitely be sacrificed for practicality and comfort!

  30. Chi-Town Mama on July 16th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Wonderful product. This stroller has better steering than my car! Its easy to collapse and set-up, pushes so smooth, and will grow with children as they move from car seat to laying down in the stroller, and on to when they can sit up on their own. It can fit in the trunk of my Jetta, which is not a huge space. Sure, its expensive, but this one will last and is worth every penny!

  31. First Time Mom on July 29th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    As a first time parent, I was apprehensive about being a “stroller person.” I have to say that I love this stroller. Very easy to get in and out of the hatch of my SUV and sets up very easily. Great lock on the wheels and strolls very nicely! Only concern – not enough storage space for the baby bag at the bottom of the stroller. Will eventually fit when the car seat is no longer needed to be in the stroller once my little man gets bigger.

  32. kathy on July 31st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    love this stroller very easy to maneuver , no problem except when the seat is fully reclined or when using the baby car seat attachment the basket is not accessible at all I have to use the handle for hanging the diaper bag

  33. jrgregory on August 2nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Great stroller, especially with the chico car seat that just snaps right into this stroller. Easy to open and close and store in the car. I would have liked a little more room below to fit the baby bag, but otherwise… super good stroller.

  34. Livy's Mom on August 24th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Did lots of research on strollers and wanted to get something sturdy. I loved the reviews and Consumer Reportso on the Chicco Key Fit 30 Car Seat so I decided to get the stroller to match. I liked the cubes design because I thought it was good for either girl/boy.

    The stroller rides very well and super smooth, loved that. The shade is great, I live in Vegas so this is important.

    The stroller is very big and heavy so it is ideal to have a big trunk or SUV type vehicle. I have a small Jetta and it is difficult to get it in the trunk.

    The basket is difficlut to get to. When the carseat it attached to the stroller it requires the stroller bed to lay flat which makes the basket not usable. Minor flaw but makes a difference when you can’t reach for something quickly.

    I really like my stroller but my daughter is now 6 months and I am looking for something with a more modern look and reversable handles. I would suggest this stroller if you are looking for a travel system. It does ride very smooth and is easy to fold and unfold. Looking back I would have purchased the Trevi instead just to cut back on some of the weight of the Cortina.