The Graco Quattro Tour Duo has become a top-rated tandem stroller (with the two seats situated one in front of the other) in both professional and user reviews. What sets the Graco double stroller apart is its flexible infant-friendly seating. It can be used with infant car seats, and the rear seat reclines fully for newborns or napping toddlers. The rear seat sits slightly higher than the front seat for better visibility. Some parents and experts like that the Quattro Tour Duo comes with extra perks that you won't find on the less-expensive Graco DuoGlider LX (*Est. $150), such as a second cupholder for the parent and a drop-down bottom basket. At 39 pounds, the Quattro Tour Duo also weighs about 10 pounds more than the DuoGlider, which some parents find exhausting, but others say the heavier stroller feels more solid and sturdy. This isn't a luxury tandem stroller, though. At close to three times the price, the Bumbleride Indie Twin (*Est. $670) offers improved maneuverability even on rough terrain. If your older child just needs the occasional ride, the Joovy Caboose Ultralight (*Est. $230) weighs just over half as much. The Joovy resembles a single stroller with a rear running board for an older child to sit or stand upon.
Both "Baby Bargains" and ConsumerReports.org have excellent reputations for their thorough and unbiased baby gear reviews, and both cover the Graco Quattro Tour Duo. "Baby Bargains" offers more detail and discussion, but ConsumerReports.org is the top source for rigorous independent testing. BabyGizmo.com's video review of the Quattro Tour Duo has the most thorough breakdown of this stroller's pros and cons. Owner-written reviews offer individual perspectives that add up to a balanced overall assessment. We found the best entries on the Graco at Amazon.com and Buzzillions.com.
In this latest roundup, ConsumerReports.org rates the Graco Quattro Tour Duo along with six side-by-side double strollers and two other tandems. Models are compared in tests for maneuverability, ease of use and safety.
Review: Traditional Stroller Ratings, Editors of ConsumerReports.org
2. Baby Bargains
"Baby Bargains" doesn't devote a tremendous amount of space to individual stroller models, but the authors do include an in-depth discussion of each brand, including Graco.
Review: Double Strollers, Denise and Alan Fields, Eighth edition, 2009
Hollie Schultz isn't shy about demonstrating this stroller's shortcomings -- weight and difficult maneuvering are the big ones. On the plus side, she points out the roomy storage basket and car seat compatibility.
Review: Graco Quattro Tour Duo Video Review, Hollie Schultz
With more than 200 owner-written reviews, the Graco Quattro Tour Duo gets excellent coverage on Amazon.com. Aside from a few complaints about weight and durability, feedback on this stroller is almost completely positive.
Review: Graco Quattro Tour Duo Stroller, Contributors to Amazon.com
The Toys "R" Us website has more than 100 user reviews of the Graco Quattro Tour Duo, split among the various upholstery colors. The pros-and-cons summary that accompanies the average rating is a quick way to get a sense of how parents generally feel about their experiences with this stroller.
Review: Graco Quattro Tour Duo Stroller, Contributors to ToysRUs.com