The Maclaren Grand Tour LX is a fully loaded luxury stroller with a hefty price tag to match. There's no shortage of included accessories, including a rain cover, mosquito net, luggage tag, cupholder, shopping basket, a storage cover and a wheel bag. That said, the Maclaren Grand Tour LX isn't the most convenient stroller for taking on unusual jaunts; at 31 pounds, it's not exactly portable. The Maclaren Grand Tour LX accommodates infants from birth up to 65 pounds, with several features tailored for your growing baby, such as a forward- or rear-facing seat, car-seat compatibility, three-position seat recline and removable soft bassinet, which Maclaren calls a cot (in case you can't fit this monster where you want to go). Safety lights allow for safe night strolling and operate by a remote switch easily accessible to the person pushing the stroller. Despite its weight, the Grand Tour LX does offer a push-button fold for easy traveling and storage. The major downside to this fully featured luxury stroller is its price.
Consumer reviews for the Maclaren Grand Tour LX are scarce, primarily due to its high cost. We relied on the popular baby-gear book "Baby Bargains," which has a detailed description of the Grand Tour LX in its comprehensive section on strollers. U.K.-based Which? magazine, similar to ConsumerReports.org, includes the Grand Tour LX in its stroller roundup, although ConsumerReports.org does not. While ratings from Which? magazine are useful, some of the other models against which the Grand Tour LX is compared are not available in the U.S. We also found individual product reviews from Babble.com and LilSugar.com.
1. Baby Bargains
"Baby Bargains" offers comprehensive coverage of the Maclaren line of strollers, including the Grand Tour LX. Individual strollers are discussed although ratings are offered only for each brand as a whole.
Review: Strollers, Denise and Alan Fields, Eighth edition
2. Which? magazine
The Maclaren Grand Tour LX is one of dozens of strollers included in this roundup by U.K.-based Which? magazine. The only downside is that some of the models against which the Maclaren is compared are not available in the U.S. Editors praise the strollometer feature, a built-in distance meter and speedometer, but the Grand Tour LX fails to earn a Best Buy designation due to its weight, which makes it difficult to maneuver.
Review: Maclaren Grand Tour LX, Editors of Which? magazine
LilSugar.com praises the Grand Tour LX for its wide range of accessories and features, including the post-baby weight-loss friendly strollometer, which measures speed and distance traveled. The Grand Tour LX can also be used from birth up to 65 pounds. The only downside, according to the author, is the price.
Review: Strollin': Maclaren Grand Tour LX, "Baby Sugar", Oct. 22, 2008
This article discusses the launch of the Maclaren Grand Tour LX at the ABC Kids Expo 2008. This brief article discusses the many features of the fully loaded Grand Tour LX, including its high price point.
Review: ABC Kids Expo 2008: Maclaren Grand Tour LX, Chris Ford, Sept. 10, 2008