Best Mobility Scooters for Seniors Wanting to do Things

A medical scooter or a mobility travel scooter allows anyone struggling with mobility a chance to be active and remain independent. For example, seniors or others, having difficulty walking for extended periods, can use a folding mobility scooter to go shopping on their own. Or, if the weather is nice, they can go outside on their own without the need to have someone with them.

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Review of Best Mobility Scooters for Seniors

Editor’s Choice of Best Mobility Scooters for Seniors

3-wheel scooters: 4. Pride Travel Pro
4-wheel scooters: 5. Drive Medical Scooter

Comparison of Best 3-Wheel Mobility Scooters for Seniors

side-by-side comparison of 3-wheel mobility scooters, reviewed below, will help you make a decision. Meanwhile, the list of these mobility scooters, in order of recommendations are as follows:

Pride Travel Pro

Vive 3-Wheel Scooter

Pride Scooter

Comparison of Best 4-Wheel Mobility Scooters for Seniors

side-by-side comparison of 4-wheel mobility scooters, reviewed below, will help you make a decision. Meanwhile, the list of these mobility scooters, in order of recommendations are as follows:

Drive Medical Scooter

Vive 4-Wheel Scooter

1. Vive 4-Wheel Scooter

Vive 4 Wheel Electric Powered Wheelchair Device - Compact Heavy Duty Mobile - Vive Scooter

Key Features

folding Mobility Scooter

First, this 4-wheel senior scooter can be driven on a smooth surface, both indoors and outdoors.

Second, the senior scooter has a maximum speed of 3.7 miles per hour.

Third, scooter has a driving distance of up to 12.4 miles with the battery fully charged.

Fourth, this senior scooter has a turning radius of 4.3 feet.

Also, it has a padded, 15.75” wide seat with a backrest.

In addition, the seat rotates for easy mounting and dismounting.

Furthermore, height of the seat can be adjusted.

Meanwhile, the seat has two padded, width adjustable armrests that flip up during mounting and dismounting.

Next, for convenient transportability, this folding mobility scooter can be easily disassembled into four pieces. In fact, the heaviest rear section weighs 29 pounds. Moreover, the disassembled pieces easily fit in the trunk of a standard sized car.

Also, this senior scooter comes with a storage basket mounted on the front.

Finally, the control panel has the following features:

First, it lets you set maximum speed with a variable speed dial.
Second, set forward or reverse travel direction.
Third, turn on headlights.
Also, create a warning sound.
Lastly, the control panel has a color-coded indicator showing battery life.

Other Features

First, this folding mobility scooter can be driven by anyone weighing less than 265 pounds.

Second, it has 8” flat-free, non-marking tires.

Also, the battery can be easily removed from the scooter for recharging.

Finally, it comes with a 5-year limited guarantee.

PROS

First, the rotating seat makes it easy to mount or dismount.

Second, armrests flip up for mounting or dismounting.

Third, the seat’s height can be adjusted.

Also, it comes with a storage basket in the front.

In addition, the color-coded indicator shows battery life.

Finally, a 5-year limited guarantee.

CONS

Meanwhile, the scooter has a 4.3 foot turning radius.

2. Vive 3-Wheel Scooter

Vive 3-Wheel Electric Powered Mobile Wheelchair Device for Adults - Vive 3-Wheel Scooter

Key Features

folding Mobility Scooter

First, this 3-wheel senior scooter can be driven on smooth surfaces such as concrete, pavement, tile, and carpeting.

Second, the senior scooter has a maximum speed of 4.3 miles per hour.

Third, scooter has a driving distance of up to 12.4 miles with the battery fully charged.

Fourth, this scooter has a tight turning radius making it easy to navigate through hallways and doors.

Also, it has a padded, 16.9” wide seat with a backrest.

In addition, the seat rotates for easy mounting and dismounting.

Furthermore, height of the seat can be adjusted.

Meanwhile, the seat has two padded, width adjustable armrests that flip up during mounting and dismounting.

Next, for convenient transportability, this folding mobility scooter can be easily disassembled into four pieces. In fact, the heaviest rear section weighs 29 pounds. Moreover, the disassembled pieces easily fit in the trunk of a standard sized car.

Also, this senior comes with a 12” x 8” storage basket mounted on the front.

Finally, the control panel has the following features:

First, it lets you set maximum speed with a variable speed dial.
Second, set forward or reverse travel direction.
Third, turn on headlights.
Also, create a warning sound.
Lastly, the control panel has a color-coded indicator showing battery life.

Other Features

First, this senior scooter can be driven by anyone weighing less than 265 pounds.

Second, it has 7.5” flat-free, non-marking tires.

Third, this senior scooter is 37” long, 19.5” wide, and 33” high.

Also, the battery can be easily removed from the scooter for recharging.

In addition, this senior scooter weighs about 77 pounds.

Finally, it comes with a 5-year limited guarantee.

PROS

First, the rotating seat makes it easy to mount or dismount.

Second, armrests flip up for mounting or dismounting.

Third, the seat’s height can be adjusted.

Also, it comes with a storage basket in the front.

In addition, the tight turning radius makes it easy to navigate through hallways and doors.

Furthermore, the 19.5” wide scooter can go through an average door.

Incidentally, the color-coded indicator shows battery life.

Finally, a 5-year limited guarantee.

3. Pride Scooter

Pride Go-Go Sport 3 Wheel Mobility Scooter - Motorized Electric Medical Carts - Pride Go-Go Mobility Scooter - Pride Go-Go Scooter - Pride Mobility Scooter

Key Features

folding mobility scooter

First, this 3-wheel scooter can be driven over smooth surfaces as well as grass.

Second, the scooter has a maximum speed of 4.7 miles per hour.

Third, scooter has a driving distance of 9 to 12 miles with a fully charged battery.

Fourth, this travel scooter has a turning radius of 33 inches.

Also, the scooter can be driven in forward or reverse direction.

In addition, the foldable seat is 17” wide and 17” deep.

Furthermore, the seat is 20.5 to 22 inches above the ground and 17 to 18 inches above the deck of the scooter.

Meanwhile, the seat swivels 360 degrees for easy mounting and dismounting.

Next, the seat’s height can be adjusted.

Also, for convenient transportability, the feather touch mechanism disassembles this folding mobility scooter into five pieces. Meanwhile the heaviest piece weighs 36 pounds. Most noteworthy, all the pieces can fit in the trunk of even small cars.

In addition, it has a front mounted storage basket.

Finally, the scooter has ergonomic wraparound handles for operating the scooter.

Other Features

First, this travel scooter can be driven by anyone weighing less than 325 pounds.

Second, it has black, non-scuffing 3” x 8” solid front tires and 3” x 9” solid rear tires.

Because the scooter is 20 inches wide it will go through an average door.

Also, it is 43 inches long.

In addition, the battery can be charged while mounted in the scooter or after being easily removed from the scooter.

Furthermore, the battery is fully charged in six to eight hours or overnight.

Next, the battery weighs 14 pounds.

Also, the travel scooter weighs about 83.2 pounds.

Finally, it comes with a 3-year limited warranty on the frame, 1-year limited warranty on the electronics, and 1-year limited warranty on the drivetrain.

PROS

First, the seat swivels 360 degrees for easy mounting and dismounting.

Second, the seat’s height can be adjusted.

Third, the wraparound handle helps drive the scooter.

Also, it comes with a front mounted storage basket.

In addition, the turning radius is 33 inches.

Furthermore, being only 20 inches wide, scooter can go through an average door.

Finally, it comes with a 3-year limited warranty on frame, 1-year limited warranty on electronics, and 1-year limited warranty on drivetrain.

4. Pride Travel Pro

Pride Travel Pro Premium 3-Wheel Mobility Scooter – Pride Mobility Scooter – Pride Scooter

Key Features

folding

First, this 3-wheel senior scooter can be driven over smooth surfaces as well as grass.

Second, the senior scooter has a maximum speed of 4 miles per hour.

Third, it has a 6-degree climbing angle.

Fourth, scooter has a driving distance of 6.3 miles with a fully charged battery.

Also, this scooter has a sharp turning radius of 32.5 inches. Therefore, it is maneuverable in tight spaces.

In addition, the scooter can be driven in forward or reverse direction.

Furthermore, the attractive fully padded faux-leather seat is 17” wide, while the backrest is 14” high.

Next, the seat is 15.75 to 17.25 inches above the deck of the scooter.

By the way, the seat’s height can be adjusted to accommodate users of all heights.

Also, the fully padded armrests can also be pulled in or out. Also, the armrests flip up for mounting or dismounting from the scooter.

In addition, for convenient transportability, this folding mobility scooter can be easily disassembled into five pieces. In fact, the heaviest piece weighs 27.5 pounds. Moreover, the disassembled pieces easily fit in the trunk of an average sized car.

Furthermore, it has a front mounted storage basket.

Finally, this senior scooter can easily maneuver round hallways and doorframes. So, it can be used around the house. Also, it can be used for shopping.

Other Features

First, this scooter can be driven by anyone weighing less than 275 pounds.

Second, it has 8” solid, flat free, rubber wheels.

Third, the scooter is 22.3” wide, 37“ long, and 35” high.

Fourth, the two strong 12-volt batteries can be charged while mounted in the scooter or after being easily removed from the scooter.

Also, the battery is fully charged in eight hours or overnight. However, the first time it may take up to 12 hours to charge.

In addition, the two sealed lead acid batteries weigh 17 pounds in total.

Furthermore, the scooter weighs about 95 pounds.

Incidentally, there is a cup holder on the side of the seat.

Finally, it comes with a 1-year limited warranty.

PROS

First, the arms flip up for easy mounting and dismounting.

Second, the seat’s height can be adjusted.

Third, the width between armrests can also be adjusted.

Fourth, the 22.3” wide scooter can go through most doors.

Also, it has a sharp turning radius for use in the home.

In addition, it comes with a storage basket.

Furthermore, there is a cup holder next to the seat.

Finally, it comes with a 1-year limited warranty.

CONS

However, it has a driving distance of only 6.3 miles on a full charge. Consequently, it’s best for use indoors.

5. Drive Medical Scooter

Drive Medical Scout Compact Travel Power Scooter – Drive Medical Power Scooter – Drive Power Scooter

Key Features

drive

First, this 4-wheel medical scooter is driven outdoors. In fact, it's not recommended for use indoors. Moreover, the scooter has enhanced stability on the rougher outdoor terrain.

Second, the medical scooter has a maximum speed of 4.25 miles per hour.

Third, this travel scooter has a 6-degree climbing angle.

Fourth, the medical scooter has a driving distance of 15 miles with a fully charged battery.

Also, this travel scooter has a turning radius of 53.75 inches.

In addition, the travel scooter can be driven in forward or reverse direction.

Furthermore, the seat is 16.5” wide, while the fold-down backrest is 14” high.

Next, the seat is 17 to 19 inches above the floor.

Meanwhile, the swivel seat’s height can be adjusted to accommodate a user’s height.

Also, the fully padded armrests can also be pulled in or out. Also, the armrests flip up for mounting or dismounting from the scooter.

By the way, the tiller can be adjusted to come closer or further from the driver.

In addition, for convenient transportability, this folding mobility scooter can be easily disassembled into five pieces. Also, the disassembled pieces can be loaded into a car, truck, or van.

Finally, it has a front mounted large plastic basket.

Other Features

First, this medical scooter can be driven by anyone weighing less than 300 pounds.

Second, it has 8” by 2” solid, flat free, non-marking wheels in the front and back.

Third, it has anti-tipping wheels.

Fourth, the medical scooter is 21.5” wide and 42.5“ long.

Also, the two 12-volt batteries can be charged while mounted in the scooter or after being removed from the scooter.

In addition, the battery is fully charged overnight. However, it may take up to 24 hours to charge before being able to be used the first time.

Meanwhile, this medical scooter weighs 94 pounds due to a base weighing 58 pounds, 20 pounds for a pair of batteries, and a seat weighing 16 pounds.

Finally, the frame of this travel scooter has a limited lifetime warranty. Also, the electronic controller and drive train components have a 24 months warranty. Lastly, the batteries have a 12 months warranty.

PROS

First, the swivel seat makes it easy to mount or dismount.

Second, the armrests flip up for mounting or dismounting.

Third, the seat’s height can be adjusted.

Fourth, the width between armrests can also be adjusted.

Also, the tiller can be adjusted as desired by the driver.

In addition, it has a largest driving distance of 15 minutes with a fully charged battery.

Furthermore, this travel scooter comes with a large plastic basket.

Incidentally, it has anti-tipping wheels.

Finally, the frame of this travel scooter has a limited lifetime warranty, the electronic controller and drive train has a 24 months warranty, and the batteries have a 12 months warranty.

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