The rise in popularity of mobility scooter has been a godsend for both elderly and disabled people. For many, independence and getting out and about was difficult, if not impossible, without the help. Like most products there are plenty of options available so it is important that you buy one of the best mobility scooters that suits all your needs.
Best Mobility Scooters
When looking to buy a mobility scooter what is best for one person may not be best for another. When choosing one of the best mobility scooters there is a lot to consider. Each mobility scooter will have a different maximum weight capacity, a different top speed, battery life will vary, ergonomics will vary and so will the mobility scooters climbing angle.
Here we will look at the best mobility scooters available to buy, review them and give you the pros and cons of each mobility scooter
The Drive Medical Scout Compact Travel Power Scooter is one of the best mobility scooters available to buy. It is priced very reasonable so you do not have to worry about breaking the bank when buying one.
It comes out the box in 5 large sections which are easily assembled together. Once assembled this mobility scooter weighs only 100 pounds so it is easy enough to transport. Despite it’s lightweight design it is still strong enough to hold a maximum weight of 300 pounds.
The seat is comfortable and padded and has the ability to swivel. This feature makes it one of the best mobility scooters for ease of boarding it and getting off. There is also a reasonable sized basket fitted to the front of this mobility scooter for carrying items.
With a ground clearance of 2.5 inches the Drive Medical Scout Compact Travel Power Scooter manages to avoid getting caught on the majority of obstructions. Despite this mobility scooters generous ground clearance the centre of gravity is still low which makes it feel very stable. Even when turning corners you can be sure that this mobility scooter will remain feeling stable.
A 9 mile per charge range will be more than enough for the majority of trips out. With a top speed of 4.25 mph the 9 mile range of this mobility scooter equates to 2 hours of continuous running. This mobility scooter can also climb inclines up to an angle of 6 degrees which should be more than enough to reach the top of any sidewalk incline.
For storage and transportation the Drive Medical Scout Compact Travel Power Scooter’s handlebars fold down and the swivel seat is easily removed. This makes it a very easy mobility scooter to put in the back of your car.
Overall, this is a very capable mobility scooter. It is comfortable, easy to store and transport and also has a decent range from a fully charged batter.
|Tackles Big Inclines||Build Could Be Better|
Weighing only 150 pounds this mobility scooter is easy to transport and store but can still transport a person of up to 350 pounds in weight.
The Pride Mobility S710DXW Victory Sport Electric Scooter has a top speed of 8 mph so it can roll along much faster than your average person walks. It also has an impressive range of 11 miles which is more than enough for all but the very longest of days out.
High visibility LED lighting has been fitted around the mobility scooter’s frame which is a excellent idea which helps keep you safe.
A full suspension on this mobility scooter means it soaks up the bumps with great ease along with helping keep the mobility scooter stable. This mobility scooter is easily disassembled for easy storage or transportation.
Overall this is one of the more substantial and comfortable of products on our list of best mobility scooters. The handlebars are comfortable and easy grip and the seat is more like an arm chair than what we see on many mobility scooters.
|Very Long Range||Limited Colors|
|Suspension and LED Lights|
The Pride Mobility Go-Go Sports Electric Travel Scooter is a solid heavy duty scooter well deserving of a place on any list of the best mobility scooters. It is lightweight yet able to operate under a maximum weight of 325 pounds.
The seat is comfortable with a nice layer of cushioning on the base, the back rest and the arm rest. This is ideal for those longer trips out or trips over bumpy ground.
A large plastic basket attaches to the front for carrying items and for added storage a cleverly designed backpack fits to the rear of the seat. It also comes with a cup holder which is a really nice little extra.
This mobility scooter can cruise along at the top speed of 4 mph and the battery provides a range of 14 miles per charge. It also folds neatly away for easy storage or transportation should you choose to put it in your car for a trip out.
The four wheeled design makes this mobility scooter feel well planted on the ground and stable even when cornering while the LED lighting on it’s frame help give peace of mind that you will be seen.
The only real criticism we could make of this mobility scooter is that it’s sporty looking design may not be to everyone’s taste.
|Lots Of Extras Available||Sporty Look May Not Be Everyones Taste|
|Excellent Long Range|
The top speed is 4 mph which, for many of the scooters on our list of best mobility scooters, is around average. What does make the Drive Phoenix Heavy Duty Power Scooter stand out among the scooters that we have looked at so far is it’s range of 15 miles between charges.
This mobility scooter is exceptionally comfortable. It can take the weight of a person weighing up to 350 pounds and comes with a padded seat, padded back rest, and padded arm rests. All of these are of course adjustable so you can get the perfect seating position that suits you.
The mobility scooter is easy to disassemble for easy storage and transport and weighs a mere 129 pounds. The four wheeled design allows this scooter to feel stable and planted firmly on the floor. The non-mark tyres are also a very welcome feature on this mobility scooter.
A large basket fits onto the front so you can carry items with ease. As an optional extra there are a variety of bags that will also fit to the rear of the seat for extra storage.
Overall the Drive Phoenix Heavy Duty Power Scooter is a very capable and one of the best mobility scooters available. It is manufactured to a high standard, has non-marking tyres and an impressive range between charges. It also comes with in several different options for the width of the seat which means there is a variant of this mobility scooter that should be able to accommodate everyone.
|Extra Bag For Storage|
The Go-Go Ultra X 3-Wheel Travel Mobility Scooter is lightweight mobility scooter that has a weight limit of up to 260 pounds. The scooter easily comes apart through use of a cleverly designed locking mechanism and is designed so that it can be disassembled with the use of only one hand.
As with the majority of mobility scooters the Go-Go Ultra X 3-Wheel Travel Mobility Scooter comes with a handy plastic basket on the front although it is nowhere near as large as other mobility scooters that we have looked at.
Despite only having three wheels this mobility scooter is surprisingly firm one the ground even when it goes around corners.
The build quality of the Go-Go Ultra X 3-Wheel Travel Mobility Scooter is very good indeed. Of course you would expect this from a mobility scooter that comes with a five year warranty.
This particular scooter can reach a top speed of 4mph and has a range of 6.9 miles between charges. This is not going to break any records but it is, in most cases, more than adequate.
Overall the Go-Go Ultra X 3-Wheel Travel Mobility Scooter is a great mobility scooter. It is build and constructed well and is lightweight enough to be transported and stored with ease. The one handed assembly and disassembly is a fantastic design feature that we would really love to see on more mobility scooters.
|Decent Range||Small Basket|
|Five Year Warranty|
|One Handed Assembly|
This particular version of the Drive Medical Scout Compact Travel Power Scooter is pretty much the exact same as the 4 wheeled version only in this case there is only three wheels. The bottom line with this variant and it’s four wheeled counterpart is down to personal preference regarding how many wheels you care to have. Other than that, like the four wheeled variant, this is still one of the best mobility scooters you can buy.
The only other differences between these scooters it that the three wheel version is very slightly lighter than the four wheel version. The three wheeled version is slightly cheaper as well which may make many people choose this version.
Just like the four wheel version it folds down for easy storage and transport. It can take a maximum rider weight of 300 pounds. It can cruise along at a steady 4.25mph and has a range of 9 miles between charges.
It features the same comfortable swivel seat and can climb the same 6 degree inline with ease.
Overall, if you are wanting to but a mobility scooter but think that the price of the four wheel version is that little bit to much then this three wheel version of the Drive Medical Scout Compact Travel Power Scooter is well worth considering.
|Good Range||Options Could Be Better|
|Easy To Transport|
|Good Turning Circle|
It comes with a deep basket on the front for carrying items and it’s seat is comfortable thanks to the layer of padding on both the base of the seat and the back rest. The seat also has two arm rests which do help with entry and exit of the mobility scooter.
The Drive Medical Bobcat X3 Compact Transportable Power Mobility Scooter can transport a weight of up to 265 pounds, has a top speed of 4 mph and a respectable range of 7.5 miles between charges.
Like all of the best mobility scooters the Drive Medical Bobcat X3 folds neatly down for easy storage and transportation. The fact that it is so ultra lightweight is something that most mobility scooter users will appreciate.
It is also nice to see that Drive Medical have used non-marking tyres so you do not need to worry about marking floors on your travels.
Overall, the Drive Medical Bobcat X3 Compact Transportable Power Mobility Scooter is a superb mobility scooter. What really stands out about this model is its lightweight and portable design.
|Great Price||Back Rest Could Be Higher|
|Easy To Transport|
The EV Rider Transport Folding Travel Electric Mobility Scooter is a product that deserves a place on any list of the best mobility scooters for several reasons. The main one being the way it is designed to fold very compactly and its ultra lightweight.
This mobility scooter can cruise along at a maximum of a steady 4 mph and has a range of more than 7 miles between charges. It can also support a rider up to a weight of 250 pounds. Impressive considering how light the scooter actually is.
Yet another mobility scooter with 4 wheels you can be certain that it is stable in operation even when cornering.
The main downsides to this lightweight mobility scooters is that there is only limited amounts of padding in the seat, there are no armrests, and there is no basket on the front.
With that said if you are wanting to buy a mobility scooter that is very light and folds to a very compact size with ease the EV Rider Transport Folding Travel Electric Mobility Scooter is the mobility scooter you have been looking for.
|Folds Away Excellent||No Basket|
|Lightweight||No Arm Rests|
|Easy To Control|
The Drive Medical Scout DST 4-Wheel Travel Scooter is a scooter that deserves a place on our list of best mobility scooters simply because of the maximum weight it can support. This mobility scooter can function under an impressive 325 pounds.
It features a dynamic suspension so this mobility scooter offers a smooth and stable ride regardless of what terrain you throw at it. With a maximum speed of 4.25 mph and a superb range of 15 miles between charge there is a lot to shout about with this scooter.
The seat, backrest and arm pads all offer a great deal of comfort thanks to their extensive padding. while the it can be folded down for easy transport.
This mobility scooter overall is nothing short of superb. It’s suspension and anti tip wheels make it capable of operating on everything from grass to gravel with ease and it still feels very securely stuck to the floor. The range of 15 miles is also a superb attribute to this scooter which makes it stand out head and shoulders above most other mobility scooters.
|Folding||Turning Radius Is Not Great|
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