Graco LiteRider Classic Connect Stroller Review

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The Graco LiteRider Classic Connect Stroller is a great little lightweight stroller that makes getting out and about as easy as it can be when traveling with a toddler. There aren’t many strollers that fit in my compact car, so when I saw this, I knew I needed to give it a try.

I have been impressed with the stroller's durability. It works just as well walking through the park as it does exploring the mall. It has enough space for my bags, a diaper bag and a few extra toys.

Graco LiteRider Classic Connect Stroller Review

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The parent’s tray has room for my keys and phone and two cupholders. The removable child’s tray lets my toddler keep snacks and drinks within reach, and pops off for easy entering and exiting.

Spacious and Strong

The Graco LiteRider Classic Connect Stroller weighs less than 20 pounds but has a tough and sturdy frame that can handle years of trips.

The spacious seat gives your child plenty of room to sit, lay down or cuddle up with a stuffed animal. The roomy stroller doesn’t just stop with features for your child.

The extra-large drop-down basket at the bottom gives you plenty of room for diaper bags, shopping bags, or extra blankets.

Graco LiteRider Classic Connect Stroller Review

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Best Travel Strollers

Being a Classic Connect stroller, this design is compatible with all other Graco Classic Connect infant car seats.

A secure attachment makes it easy to lock the car seat to the frame and move your baby from the car to the stroller, and can securely hold up to the top recommended weight of the Graco Classic Connect car seats. The stroller holds a child up to 40 pounds, meaning you’ll get years of use.

Smart Safety Features

The Graco LiteRider Classic Connect Stroller has a three-point locking system for older children, to keep children securely in the seat. The three-point system is easy to lock and unlock, and quickly adjustable to your child’s size.

Best Travel Stroller

The headrest cushions are ideal for younger infants with less head control but can be shifted around for older children. Hearing the solid click when opening the stroller gives me peace of mind that this stroller is sturdy enough to keep my child safe.

Easy to Steer

Graco LiteRider Classic Connect Stroller

The front-swivel wheels improve maneuverability, and a double-wheel design for both front wheels adds stability to the stroller. Some strollers we’ve tried steer well, but require some additional strength to keep them from falling over, but not the Graco LiteRider Classic Connect.

The front wheels also lock into place, the built-in suspension makes a smooth ride for your child, and the back wheels have a secure braking system.

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The Graco LiteRider Classic Connect stands out from other lightweight strollers on the market:

  • I like that the handlebar is useable for parents of all heights - I’ve had a few strollers that I had to stoop down to push, and this Graco was comfortable to steer.
  • The one-hand fold system is quick and easy to use. I can get this in and out in a matter of seconds, and be ready to go even when I’m holding my child.


There would only be a few things I would change about this stroller:

  • Shoulder restraints to make this a five-point harness would make this safer and more practical for younger children without great head control.
  • I wish the cover were a little bigger to give more protection from the sun or the rain
  • The two recline levels are excellent, but I wish there were more options for seat height.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’S)

Q. What ages can use this stroller?

Ans: This stroller holds up to 40 pounds and has a three-point harness system that is ideal for toddlers and preschoolers. Without a five-point system, infants who are still gaining head control should ride in the reclined position.

Q. Will this work with other Graco products?

Ans. This Classic Connect stroller is compatible with other Classic Connect car seats, but not with Click Connect car seats.

Q. How hard is this to close?

Ans. The one-handed fold system is not hard to use at all once you’ve gotten the hang of the steps.

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Final Verdict

Overall, I’m happy with the stroller. If my child were still an infant, I would be more insistent on a stroller with a five-point harness, but with a toddler who sits pretty well, I feel like my child is secure and safe. It’s easy to put together, put in and take out of the car and is ideal for quick trips to the store or playground.

The colors are beautiful, and the fabric is easy to clean and maintain. The seat has plenty of space for my child to sit up and look around, but to snuggle up with a few blankets and lay down for a nap, as well. I would recommend this stroller to anyone who needs a portable and durable transportation option for an older infant or toddler.