UPPAbaby has always been a trend setter when it comes to combining ultimate comfort, luxury and safety. Their strollers and car seats are the perfect example of this. The UPPAbaby Mesa has long since been a standout in the infant car seat world, but now that the Mesa MAX has been introduced, parents now have TWO options to choose from! But, how does one choose? What’s really different between the two (aside from cost)? Check out our chart below to see a side by side comparison and learn the difference between the Uppababy Mesa v2 and the Uppababy Mesa Max infant car seats.

Uppababy Mesa V2 vs Uppababy Mesa Max Infant Car Seats

HarnessAdjustable no-rethread harnessNo-rethread infinite adjust harness
Car Seat Weight9.9 lbs9.9 lbs
CanopyLarge 3-panelExtra Large 3-panel
VentilationNOVentilated side panels
FabricSafeTech + PureTechDualTech + PureTech
European Belt PathNOYES
European Belt RoutingYESNO
Child Compatibility0-1 years/4-35lbs/up to 32″0-1 years/4-35lbs/up to 32″
Travel System ReadyVista/Cruz directly
[Minu/Ridge with sep. adapters]
Vista/Cruz directly
[Minu/Ridge with sep. adapters]
4th Anti-Rebound Handle PositionYESYES
Removable Infant InsertYES – 4 to 11 lbsYES – 4 to 11 lbs
One-Crotch Buckle PositionYESYES
Carrier Handle Release ButtonYESYES
Storage Pocket for BucklesYESNO
Buckle Storage in Belt PathNOYES
Removable/Washable CoverYESYES
Air FlowNOYES – Side Ventilation
Car Seat Base:
Base Weight9 lbs12.6 lbs
Level IndicatorLevel indicator on both sidesBubble indicator on both sides
Anti-Rebound+ PanelNOYES
4-position adjustable footYESYES
SmartSecure SystemYESYES
Tightness IndicatorRed to GreenRed to Green
Built-In LockoffsYESYES

Features of Mesa Max vs Mesa V2

mesa max extra large canopy and euro belt path
mesa v2 euro routing and large canopy
mesa max base with rebound panel and load leg
v2 adjustable base foot
max robust infant insert
v2 robust infant insert
mesa max base features
v2 base features


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