Overall, editors and users like the Graco Quattro Tour Deluxe full-featured stroller for its sturdy and safe feel, smooth ride, ample storage and hard-to-find features, such as a basket that can be accessed even when the seat is reclined. However, there are a number of complaints about its relatively heavy 26-pound frame, and many parents say this stroller is quite large when folded. The Graco MetroLite (Discontinued) has many of the same features and a slimmer, lighter frame (19 inches wide and 17.4 pounds). The Graco Quattro Tour Sport (Discontinued) is almost identical to the Quattro Tour Deluxe but with a sportier-looking frame.
The best comparison review we found for the Graco Quattro Tour Deluxe stroller is at ConsumerReports.org, where editors test and rate it as part of their latest round of stroller testing. Testing at People.com's Celebrity Baby Blog is informal, but its coverage of the Quattro Tour Deluxe is complete and balanced. We also found some good information in "Baby Bargains," a book focused on buying advice for parents. In addition to these excellent reviews, we found some useful parent-written reviews at Amazon.com.
ConsumerReports.org includes the Graco Quattro Tour Deluxe stroller in its latest evaluation of strollers. Editors rate each stroller according to how well it maneuvers, along with ease of use and safety. Although the accompanying ratings chart is helpful, editors don't say much about each stroller model.
Review: Traditional Stroller Ratings, Editors of ConsumerReports.org
2. Baby Bargains
"Baby Bargains," the popular baby gear book by Denise and Alan Fields, covers the Graco Quattro Tour Deluxe in its useful chapter on strollers. Brand reliability and customer service are factored into the ratings.
Review: Strollers, Denise and Alan Fields, Eighth edition
More than 30 contributors to Amazon.com weigh in on the Graco Quattro Tour Deluxe, which gets an average rating of 4.5 stars (out of 5). Selling points include maneuverability for parents and comfort for the baby. The few complaints point out the heavier-than-average frame and indifferent customer service from Graco.
Review: Graco Quattro Tour Deluxe Stroller, Contributors to Amazon.com
4. Celebrity Baby Blog
The author appears to have done some informal testing for People.com's Celebrity Baby Blog review of the Graco Quattro Tour Deluxe. The focused write-up covers assembly, sunshade, seat, storage and ride. Overall, the author calls the Quattro Tour "an affordable stroller that can be used for newborns (with or without the car seat)."
Review: Graco Quattro Tour Stroller: Back To Basics Is Sometimes Best, "Kristen", April 10, 2009