Owners and experts say the Chicco Trevi (*Est. $113) is an affordable, full-featured stroller that is compatible with the KeyFit and KeyFit 30 infant car seats, forming a travel system. One expert source notes that for users who don't need heavy duty strollers, the Chicco brand is a good "cute and cheap" choice. The Trevi receives kudos from customers for its affordability, comfort and ease of use. On the negative side, there are complaints about a lack of features, such as a small basket, flimsy parent cupholder and, more seriously, quality problems with the front wheels. We also found some contradiction about the stroller's size when folded. Some say the Trevi's 3D fold is compact and easy to maneuver, while others say it's heavy and bulky when folded. For just a few dollars more, the Graco MetroLite (Discontinued) has more features than the Trevi, and it can become a travel system.
The best expert review of the Chicco Trevi, and the Chicco brand in general, is in "Baby Bargains," a book by Denise and Alan Fields which offers buying advice to parents. There are ample owner reviews, which give a good overview of how the Trevi handles in real-world situations and over the long term.
1. Baby Bargains
"Baby Bargains," the popular baby gear book by Denise and Alan Fields, discusses the Chicco brand in general and mentions the Trevi as part of their useful chapter on strollers.
Review: Strollers, Denise and Alan Fields, Eighth edition, 2010
The Chicco Trevi earns an average score of 3.3 stars (out of a possible 5) in hundreds of reviews, with many owners saying it's great for around town and is easy to fold and use. Some complain of durability issues, particularly with the front wheels, a too-small canopy and limited storage options.
Review: Chicco Trevi Stroller, Contributors to Buzzillions.com
The Chicco Trevi earns a rating of 3.7 stars (out of 5) in several dozen customer reviews. Owners like its full recline, light weight and compact fold. The general consensus for those who like it and recommend it is that it's worth the price. Those who dislike it complain of a lack of features, such as a small basket, flimsy parent cupholder and, more seriously, quality problems with the front wheels.
Review: Chicco Trevi Stroller, Contributors to Amazon.com
In several dozen reviews, the Chicco Trevi earns 4 stars out of a possible 5. Owners praise its attractive styling, ease of use and ability to convert to a travel system. Some say it doesn't settle well and lacks storage.
Review: Chicco Trevi Stroller in Fuego -- Red, Contributors to Target.com