Graco Cleo Stroller Review – Meteor

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Rating: 3.7 out of 5 (27 reviews)

The Graco Cleo Stroller features a 3-Dimensional, space-saving fold, Two parent cupholders, Multiple-position, reclining seat for child’s comfort, Accessible storage basket, Combination 3 or 5 point harness, Removable child’s tray with two cupholders, Protective canopy with window flap and parent storage pocket, Ergonomic handles rotate to your desired position, One touch cable brakes, Automatic storage latch. Its high performance suspension gives baby a smooth ride. Accepts Graco SnugRide and Infant SafeSeat car seats


  • Length seat/bassinet frame: 33 inches
  • Weight (chassis, wheels & seat): 19 lbs.
  • Underseat bag holds 4.7 gallons
  • Reversible seat & handlebar for city & woods
  • Length seat/bassinet frame: 33 in; Weight (chassis, wheels & seat): 19 lbs.; underseat bag holds 4.7 gallons

Additional Info





5 lbs

40 lbs

Light Weight



Cargo Basket,Tray / Bar



25.4 pounds

40.5 x 15.0 x 12.7

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27 Reviews for “Graco Cleo Stroller Review – Meteor”

  1. Claire on the go............. on July 28th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    As an informed parent I have tried numerous strollers – mostly via friends and previous purchases. I was suspect as to why a [$] unit was slashed to [$] yet decided to give it a try anyway. I should have followed my instincts; I have never operated a unit with such a frustrating fold/unfold; an essential function for a busy mom. I returned the unit immediately; simply too tedious to use; not what I would have expected

  2. iheartu83 on August 5th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I really like this stroller. It is relatively lightweight, which is important to me because I have a bad back. It stores away easily in the trunk of my car, and I still have about half of my trunk space in my compact car. Although getting used to folding/un-folding the stroller was frustrating, once I got the hang of it – It became really easy. It just takes a little practice, and patience! Another great thing about this stroller is the suspension and the ride. It is so smooth and turns on a dime! Even my husband was impressed! My only problem with this stroller is the fabric – It feels really cheap. That wouldn’t stop me from purchasing this item again though – Go Graco!

  3. Mommy 2 sweet peas on August 5th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Personally I think this is a wonderful stroller. Yes, the fold can be a little cumbersome, but once you get use to it it’s a breeze! My little one was comfortable in it and I received several comments on the style of the stroller. I love how you can adjust the handles for the perfect grip and it has enough storage for everything. My husband even liked pushing it….and he usually hates pushing the stroller.

  4. Busy Mom of 3 on September 21st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I really like this stroller. It has a lot of great features: I like how compact it is once it is folded, my son seems very comfortable and doesn’t “complain” about being in it, I LOVE how easy it is to maneuver, I like that the safeseat will attach, the canopy is very effective, the stroller comes fully assembled which was a plus, and I like that you can access the storage from the front of the stroller. It has all the features of a full size stroller in a more compact version. Here are some cons (and the reasons I give it 4 stars instead of 5): The seat does not sit up far enough and leaves him at too much of an incline, to fold and unfold (although now is much easier) takes practice-my husband still doesn’t know how to do it ;O), and the storage is pretty small. Overall, this stroller was a great buy and is very well constructed.

  5. Proud New Mom on September 26th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is very high quality! I feel like I am using one of the more expensive European brands that are so popular. It uses the umbrella fold which makes it easy to stow away in the car or house. It is super light and very durable!! The shocks give my son a very smooth ride.

  6. Elle's Mumma on November 21st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is great! Luxury riding at it’s finest. I knew I wanted an umbrella stroller type but with a little more quality, similar to the Graco Quattro. This stroller is beautiful, soft fabric and rides so nice. I didn’t give it 5 stars because the unfold/fold feature is a little difficult to get at first. But overall, my husband, myself and the baby all love!

  7. Kiki mom of 2 toddlers on November 27th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I had to return the stroller the next day! It was too small my daughter is 2 and only weighs 25lbs, she looks scrunched! I don’t recommend it!

  8. Mary the first time mom on December 15th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I absolutely love this stroller, it was just what I was looking for when my son was born, but it was just a little late. My son, who is 2, loves riding in this stroller, and it’s great to get around. It has a good size storage basket, and has extra pockets to store things. I love the canopy, it’s overly large, which keeps the rain off of my son, and the sun out of his eyes. I would have to say, the only draw back, was taking some time to get the stroller unfolded. It was a bit difficult to figure out at first, but once I got it down, it’s fine now. Overall, I would recommend this stroller, it’s a great one! And I can’t wait to use it again with my next child.

  9. new mom again after 8 years on December 27th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I got this for about [$] plus I had a gift certificate for half of that, so I may be influenced by the fact that I didn’t pay too much . . . I love the looks of this stroller, it looks like a pricey european design, and yet it has all the american features like cup holders, large basket, etc. It seems cumbersome to get used to (folding and unfolding) but really is easy to manipulate after a few tries. I always enjoy things more when I haven’t paid too much. I’d never pay [$] for this type of stroller, as I’d be afraid to take it a lot of places and wouldn’t enjoy it.

  10. harpersmom on December 28th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    It’s a great small stroller. I was looking for something just like this. It is definitely smaller than a regular stroller so if you want a full size, this is not the one for you. I’m using it with my Graco car seat right now, and it works well, the only downside I’ve found so far is that when the car seat is in you can’t use the canopy (on the stroller) to fully cover baby. And like some of the other reviewers said, it is kind of a pain to fold/unfold until you get the hang of it.

  11. Busy mom on December 31st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love this product! I must admit that when I read some reviews I was a little hesitant to buy it, but I’m glad I stuck to my gut feeling. This stroller is easy to navigate and sturdy both on steet, pavements and off.
    My little girl sits very comfortably and with such a smooth ride easily goes to sleep.
    I highly recommend it! It folds easily after a couple of tries…nothing to it.

  12. Aussie Mum. on January 5th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Overall we are very happy with this product, it looks great and seems to be very comfy for our son.(7 months old)We bought this stroller to replace out larger ‘jogging’ stroller which took up so much room in the car. Although it does fold smaller it isn’t as compact as some other brands. Pros – More sturdy than umbrella style strollers, reclines to almost flat,5 point harness, parent and child cup holders that do not need to be removed to fold up stroller, large storage basket, easy to assemble, adjustable handles, large canopy to shade from sun and rain with small ‘window’ to see baby, full length footrest/strap for baby.
    Cons – Not as compact as others, storage basket has cross bars that restrict stowage of larger items,HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT!(great for many little things or items that can be squished passed bars.)Small zip pouch in canopy doesn’t fit much, not even a purse/wallet, the buttons on handles to adjust them are right where you want to put your hands so occasionally the handles move position,holds less weight than other strollers(up to 40lbs)A little difficult to open and close, takes a bit to get the hang of it.
    With this all said we are still happy with our purchase. Our son enjoys sitting in it and has easily fallen asleep numerous times in it.

  13. proud mom ''oksana'' on February 25th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I’m using every day ,i love this stroller : its lite, comfortable, if u looking for lite wait stroller- this is sit. My son love it and i do.I purh. this strol. in desember ’08 in brown color, i still using and i’m going to use for a long time. I’m glad i have this stroller i love it.

  14. 3under2 on March 11th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This is an awesome stroller, but I bought it for much cheaper on [@]

  15. Mom of 2 Girls on March 29th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We purchased this stroller in October 2008 as an everyday stroller for our daughter, who is now 13 months old. This is a great stroller, but there are a few quirks that might make you not pick this particular one. This stroller has some really great features – I love the umbrella style fold. We have an Expedition, and this stroller folds up small enough to fit behind the 3rd row seats. HOWEVER – the bars that support this folding style cross right over the storage basket, blocking the ability to fit anything but the smallest of items. The basket is a great size, you just can’t access it (so when you look at the pictures, it is a bit misleading to think that this has a lot of storage). Also, this is NOT a stroller that you can unfold one handed. It is a 5 step process – not a big deal once you get the hang of it, but it does irritate my husband. The biggest drawback for me was that the back of the seat doesn’t raise to a completely upright position. It raises and lowers by a strap on the back, and it is still pretty reclined when it is all the way up. My daughter strains to sit up and look around while we are out. Those items being noted, this stroller feels really well made. It steers very easily over most any surface. The parent and child cup holders and the child canopy are great sizes. My daughter is of average size for her age, and I do not see her outgrowing this stroller any time soon. The seat position issue and the storage basket accessibility are the only reasons i did not give this 5 stars.

  16. Ski Mommy on March 30th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This stoller if very cumbersome for a lightweight stroller. I prefer the Peg Perego by far!

    The fold and unfold on this stroller is enough to make you crazy…you have to lock the front wheels, lock the back wheels and then fight the thing to fold it all the way. Unfolding it is especially a pain. I can see how you would get the hang of it but it’s still a drag.

    Also, seat does not come up all the way; slight recline.

  17. none on May 29th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Just got this stroller today. I ordered it from another online retailer for less. Really impressed with the huge canopy that goes down to the child tray, deep parent cupholders, large basket, one touch brake, and suspension.

    Easy to fold – 3 steps – click button between parent cup holders, pull red strap above basket, push down on the handles. It’s easier to stand the stroller up by itself folded if you lock the front wheels first, but you don’t have to. The Inglesina Zippy is also this way.

    NOT easy to unfold – 5 steps – press the safety button, use your foot to step down on the lever above the brake, use your hand to press down on the side of the stroller on the left and right sides, push down on the bar between the parent cupholders. This will take some getting used to. Since I only plan to take this on all day trips, where I will not need to fold and unfold more than one time, I am okay with the tedious unfolding process. I would get really annoyed with it if this was my everyday stroller.

    The Cleo is very similar to the Inglesina Zippy as far as seat fabric and large canopy. The basket on the Cleo is bigger than on the Zippy, but the cross bar does get in the way a bit. The Zippy has this same problem. The Cleo only has a child tray, but the Zippy has a child tray and child bar. Both strollers have removable and washable seats, but the Zippy also allows you to remove the canopy to wash and the Cleo doesn’t. The Cleo reclining mechanism feels cheap. It’s just a strap and is a bit too reclined even when pushed up as far as possible. The Zippy reclining has a much easier to use lever that allows for 4 positions.

    The major difference between the Cleo and the Zippy is the folding and price. Zippy really does have a one step fold and unfold, except it’s easier to lock the front wheels first when folding. The Cleo is a 3 step fold and 5 step unfold. However, is this worth three times the price of the Cleo?

    Some small surprises on the Cleo were the small zippered pouch in the canopy, 2 bottle holders and small velcroed pocket in the basket, and small pocket on the side of the seat for child to put small toys or tall sippy cups.

  18. Jen on June 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    i bought this stroller because we never received the travel system i registered for, and one of my friends let me borrow her car seat, which is compatible with the stroller.

    folding and unfolding: it is a pain…initially. then one day i just did it and was like ‘really? its this easy?’ i think i was making it more complicated than it really is. it does take a few steps to open, but its really not hard. to be honest i leave it unfolded most of the time anyway in the entrance way to my house, but no longer struggle when i do need to store it, and can both fold n unfold it in a matter of seconds. it is, however, bigger than i would like when its folded. i do have a small compact car, but it takes up almost my entire trunk. that being said, i dont have another stroller to compare it to.

    the basket: it is a large basket…and like other reviewers, i have gotten frustrated about trying to put items in it. however, this whole time i was trying to fit them through the back…which seemed obvious because it is closer to me. then it dawned on me to try the front. SUCCESS! i can now fit a ton of stuff in it, including the big bulky diaper bag. today i actually walked with my son to pick my daughter up from school and stopped at the store on the way home. we fit his diaper bag, her bookbag, some toys, and groceries (including a gallon of milk)! anyone who says they can’t get anything to fit must not have learned this little secret.

    i’m not super impressed with the adjustable handlebars…i think the fact that they are adjustable makes them less sturdy and can wiggle a bit, and i would really be fine with just a flat bar. i do really like the cupholders though, and the little pocket to store smaller items you may carry (keys, cell phone)

    i really don’t like the whole seat adjustment thing going with the strap. it doesn’t feel really secure, and like others have mentioned, it never goes fully upright. for now this isn’t a huge problem for me…i wonder about when my son gets older though how he will like it. i do like that the canopy goes all the way down when the seat is upright…it blocks all sun which is great. i do wish that it could be maneuvered to face both in and out, but to me thats really not a huge deal.

    the 5 point harness is extremely easy to use, and you don’t have to struggle to get your baby’s arms in or out, which is great if they end up falling asleep and you don’t want to disturb them too much. my son is 5 months old and i just started putting him in without the carseat, and the straps are still a little loose for him though.

    overall, i really like this stroller. it rides well, and is very lightweight. like i mentioned, it actually can fit a ton of stuff in the basket, and folding and unfolding really isn’t that bad. i would honestly recommend it to a friend.

  19. Wendy the Hiker on June 6th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is a OK purchase for the price. It collapses and folds up nicely. The worse part is the basket. They have a crossbar over the basket so I can never put my diaper bag in it. This is not very convenient.

  20. jbo on June 7th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I was really excited when I came across this stroller. It was exactly what I was looking for. I like everything about it, but it doesn’t handle very well and it is a little narrow. My daughter is only 8 months and seems a little squished in it. We are looking for a new one. And it is impossible to fold and unfold with one hand.

  21. gmarie on June 24th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love this product! I must admit that when I read some reviews I was a little hesitant to buy it, but I’m glad I stuck to my gut feeling. This stroller is easy to navigate and sturdy both on steet, pavements and off. Even my 8 year old son loves to push his little sister with this stroller with no problem.
    My little girl sits very comfortably. It folds easily after a couple of tries…nothing to it.

    Just had a little struggle with the basket but after reading one review..I tried the front and voila! It works.

    I do agree, it does not recline back fully to sit up position but my daughter seems to not care right now. Also, once folded, it is a bit bulky -but it still fit in my Honda Civic 4-door sedan trunk! this product!

  22. N/A on August 2nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I really like this stroller Easy to Maneuver, Set up. It is really light weight and it has a smooth ride says my child.

    The only things i dont like is that it is bulky and has a really small basket. Ex. i cant even fit the diaper bag into the basket.

  23. Momof2 on August 7th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Just got it abiut 3 weeks ago and

    couldn’t be happier. My sons very comfortable, it drives great on all terrain! This is my 3rd stroller since my oridinal was destroyed. love it moore than my peg perego!!

  24. Jax and Miya's Mom on August 11th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I use this stroller for my 8 month old, I love that it folds down smaller than my larger stroller, but gives you the features-cup holders, storage, sun protection, front tray-that the larger one does. The adjusting handles also make it easier for me to push, since I am tall.
    It is a little cumbersome to open, I am six foot 2, and have a hard time with the small, close together part of the stroller you have to press down on the open it.

  25. Beth a busy mom on August 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I have used this stoller for a few months. I find that this a difficult stroller to set up – cannot do it with one hand. In fact I struggle sometimes even with both hands to lock the sides into place. The stoller itself is wonderful once it is set up – it is a great stroller and I am glad to have it. I just wish it was an easier set up.

  26. Advanced Maternal Age Mommy on August 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I bought this stroller because I loved the way it looked and wanted cup holders and a tray. It IS a beautiful stroller once it is unfolded. Looks much more expensive than it actually is. However, it literally took me a month to figure out how to fold and unfold it. It takes FOREVER. And it is very bulky. Also, if you fold it too tightly it gets stuck and is almost impossible to reopen without forcing it. In fact, when I had to literally use all my strength to reopen it after it had gotten stuck, the side of the basket underneath broke and is now unfixable. Such a bummer.

    I borrowed my friend’s Maclaren Quest and have now ordered one myself. This is how a stroller should be. Easy, compact and comfortable. The Cleo is fine if you don’t need to take it in and out of the car, otherwise, I would suggest you get something else.

  27. Elle's Mumma on August 27th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I liked this stroller originally because it was a happy medium between the full-sized strollers and the umbrella strollers. Any Graco infant seat is compatible with this stroller! It’s has an easy, compact fold, fits fairly well in the trunk and our baby girl was always really comfortable. The fabric is soft, washes great and LOVE the double cup holders! The under carriage basket it a great size also, I didn’t give it 5 stars for the following reasons:

    It’s flaws:

    The seat is held up by a tether which always slides back
    It’s tough to open up, definitely need two hands!
    Doesn’t steer well as that baby gets heavier

    Hope this helps!