Joovy strollers are known for their huge canopies and generous storage, and the Scooter (*Est. $150) is no exception. It accepts several highly rated Graco car seats, but shouldn't be used without the car seat for infants younger than 3 months old. While the Scooter gets glowing reviews for fit and comfort for larger or older children, includes a parent cup holder and unfolds with one hand, it doesn't have the easiest fold. In addition, its medium-sized fold may not be best for very small cars. On the plus side, Joovy is noted for producing a durable product and having great customer service, and it's not unusual to find the Scooter for less than $100.
Unlike the Scooter, the Chicco Cortina (*Est. $175) is suitable from birth, and it's compatible with the top-rated Chicco KeyFit infant car seat. However, the Cortina gets fairly low marks for comfort for both infants and older children, and there may be a safety issue with the harness fit for babies and smaller kids. Experts complain about durability, and owners say it's hard to steer and gets more difficult as children get older. It weighs 23 pounds to the Joovy Scooter's 18.5.
Lighter and less expensive than the Scooter and the Cortina, the Graco LiteRider (*Est. $70) weighs just 17 pounds and offers a surprising number of features for the price, including cup holders and parent and child trays. It's easy to fold and is compatible with the Graco line of infant car seats. Without the car seat, it's probably not the best choice for children younger than 6 months because the single stroller has only a three-point harness. Still, the LiteRider garners mostly positive user feedback and other Graco models have a five-point harness. If you need a stroller for occasional use, it's a great deal.