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10 Best Mobility Scooters (2017 Buyer's Guide)

With hundreds of mobility scooters on the market, we get a lot of customers asking, "Which scooter is best for me?" 90% of them are red or look very similar as well. Our team has narrowed down the choices and below is a scooter for every type of need. 

We did this by comparing a few factors so you don't have to:

  • Are you going to be using the scooter on smooth, flat surfaces or in rougher terrain like gravel and grass?
  • Are you going to be transporting or traveling with the device?  
  • How good is the battery?
  • Will it work well with my weight?
  • Can I lift it?
  • Is it easy to use?
  • Is it reliable?

These are all things you need to consider when deciding on what mobility scooter is “best” for you.


So here is Care Motion's Top 10 Recommended Scooters in 2017...


BEST ALL-AROUND TRAVEL SCOOTER

Pride Go-Go Elite Traveller Plus 3 Wheel

(lightweight, easy to disassemble, great battery range, reliable)


The GoGo Elite Traveller Plus 3 Wheel scooter by Pride is one one the most popular mobility scooters on the market today. Ideal for those that love to travel due to its lightweight frame, feather touch disassembly for making taking apart easy and the upgraded battery for increased range. Perfect for cruises, airport travel, amusement parks and longer trips. All of these features matched with the reliability and quality of Pride makes this the ideal scooter for those on the move. Recommended to be used on smooth, flat surfaces.

  • Heaviest Piece: 32.5 lbs
  • Per Charge Range: 14.4 miles
  • Feather Touch Disassembly
  • 300 lb weight capacity
  • best of the best for travel

BEST VALUE TRAVEL SCOOTER

Drive Scout DST

(value travel scooter with great battery range and reliability)


The DST scooter made by Drive is a very reliable, simple scooter that gets the job done. This scooter comes in a 3 and 4 wheel version and has a higher than average battery range of 15 miles per charge. A slightly higher weight capacity and ground clearance makes this scooter ideal for more uses and is less expensive than others for the features you receive. This scooter is ideal for individuals looking for assistance going further distances in grocery stores, doctors offices and department stores. Recommended to be used on smooth, flat surfaces.

  • Per Charge Range: 15 miles
  • 325 lb weight capacity
  • Heaviest Piece: 34 / 43 lbs
  • 8” x 2” tires
  • 2.5” ground clearance

BEST UPGRADES TRAVEL SCOOTER

Pride Go-Go LX

(smoothest ride travel scooter with color option customizations)


The Pride GoGo LX is the perfect scooter for individuals looking for the smoothest ride and the ability to stand out from others. The GoGo LX is available in 3 and 4 wheel models and comes with a full suspension system which will give you a much smoother ride compared to other travel scooters. Bumps and uneven surfaces are absorbed providing a much smoother ride. The GoGo LX also gives you the option to upgrade the color to Yellow, Orange, Pink or Black aside from the standard Red and Blue the unit comes in. This is great for individuals who just want something different compared to the traditional red and blue devices that have been available for years. This is the perfect scooter for average daily use in grocery stores, department stores, and doctors offices and is recommended to be used on smooth, flat surfaces. We highly recommend upgrading the battery on this particular scooter when making your purchase.

  • Full CTS Suspension
  • Heaviest Piece: 34 / 36.6 lbs
  • Color Options
  • 300 lb weight capacity
  • Recommended going with upgraded battery

BEST FOR TRAVEL

Pride Go-Go Folding 4 Wheel Scooter

(best of the best for simplicity)


The Pride GoGo Folding Scooter is in a class of its own when it comes to simplicity and ease of use. This scooter folds into 1 piece and can be wheeled around like a suit case which makes traveling with the device a breeze. The scooter has the option to upgrade the battery to a lithium ion battery that will provide an additional range on a full battery charge. The scooter also has the option to add armrests to give you a more comfortable ride. Even though the scooter is easy in terms of folding, you still want to make sure the total weight of the unit is ok for you to lift. The scooter weighs 52 lbs. without the battery. So, as long as the weight is not an issue this would be the perfect scooter for traveling and getting where you need to go.

  • Folds like a stroller
  • Wheels around like a suitcase
  • Stays in 1 piece
  • Great turning radius
  • 2.3” ground clearance
  • Armrests are not included but can be added on
  • Lithium ion battery upgrade option available
  • No suspension, rougher ride on bumps and un-smooth surfaces

BEST ALL-AROUND MID-SIZE SCOOTER

Pride Victory 10 LX

(best mid-size scooter for smoothest ride, lighting, and comfort)


The Pride Victory 10 LX is great for those looking for a more durable scooter to be used on rougher terrain. This scooter has a full suspension system which gives you the smoothest ride possible. It also has a full lighting kit which makes using at night no problem at all. Combine that with 10” tires, 16.6 mile battery range and a 400 lb weight capacity the Victory 10 LX is the perfect scooter for someone looking to get out and enjoy the outdoors. This scooter will work great on rougher terrain like gravel and grass. The unit does disassemble, but with the heaviest piece being 76 lbs., we would recommend a vehicle lift or trailer should you need to transport the unit.

  • Full CTS Suspension
  • Full Lighting Package
  • 3.5” x 10” Tires
  • Per Charge Range: 16.6 miles
  • 400 lb weight capacity
  • 2.2” ground clearance

BEST VALUE HEAVY DUTY

Drive Panther

Drive Panther

(great cost effective, outdoor, heavy duty scooter)


If you're looking for a scooter with a high weight capacity or for something that is great outdoors then the Panther by Drive would be a perfect fit. This scooter is rated for a weight capacity up to 425 lbs. comes equipped with 14’ x 4” pneumatic tires and even gives you 25 miles of range on a full battery charge. This scooter also has a 4” ground clearance so you do not have to worry about scraping the bottom of the unit on the ground and even has a top speed of 8 mph. Ideal for individuals looking to get out and enjoy the outdoors. A vehicle lift or trailer is recommended should you need to transport this device.

  • 4” ground clearance
  • 425 lb weight capacity
  • 14” x 4” Pneumatic Tires
  • Per Charge Range: 25 miles
  • Top Speed: 8 mph
  • 20” standard seat, 22” upgrade available

BEST FEATURES TRAVEL SCOOTER

Drive Phoenix HD

(affordable heavy duty scooter with great ground clearance, seat options, and battery range)


For the price and the features that come equipped with this unit no other scooter really compares. First off, this is a travel scooter so it can disassemble which makes transporting very easy. This scooter also gives you a range of 15 miles on a full battery charge. It also has 9” x 3” tires and a 3.75” ground clearance which is pretty much unheard of for a scooter in this price range. If you are looking for a more heavy duty travel scooter or something that will work better on rough terrain then this scooter would be perfect for you. You also have the ability to upgrade the seat from the standard 17.5”w to a 20”w should that be something that you would need. This scooter will work great on smooth, flat surfaces, but will also work much better on rougher terrain, unlike other travel scooters.

  • 3.75” ground clearance
  • Per Charge Range: 15 miles
  • Standard 17.5”w seat, can upgrade to 20”w seat
  • 9” x 3” tires
  • Heaviest Piece: 32 / 46 lbs
  • 350 lb weight capacity


BEST OUTDOOR ALL-TERRAIN

Pride XL Pursuit All-Terrain

(best of the best)


If you're looking for the ultimate scooter to get out and enjoy the outdoors then look no further than the Pride XL Pursuit All-Terrain. This scooter is perfect for someone looking to use on their own property or to use on sidewalks etc to travel to and from home to stores and other locations. This scooter comes equipped with a full suspension system and has a ground clearance of 5.25”. You get about 22 miles of range on a full battery charge and a top speed of 8.5 mph as well. There isn't much that this scooter can’t do. If you're looking for the best of the best, then this is the scooter for you.

  • Great for outdoors on large property
  • Full suspension
  • 5.25” ground clearance
  • Top speed: 8.5 mph
  • 13” pneumatic tires
  • Per Charge Range: 22 miles
  • Full lighting package


BEST FEATURES FULL SIZE SCOOTER

E-Wheels EW-36

(for those who want speed, the ultimate town cruiser)


E-Wheels scooters are not classified as medical devices. These powered mobility devices are perfect for someone looking to get out in the neighborhood in style. The EW-36 is the basic model E-Wheels scooter and provides features unlike any other scooters on the market. This scooter gives you top speeds of up to 18 mph, 43 miles of range on a full battery charge and large 16” tires. There is also plenty of room for storage as the device comes with a rear basket and provides additional storage underneath the seat. This product also ship fully assembled so getting them up and running is as easy as getting them out of the packing.

  • Not considered a medical device, more of a high-end powered mobility device
  • Speeds up to 18 mph
  • Per Charge Range: 43 miles
  • Rear basket
  • Under seat storage compartment
  • 5” ground clearance
  • 16” tires
  • High back captains seat
  • Full lighting package
  • Front and rear shock absorbers
  • Shipped fully assembled

BEST OUTDOOR LUXURY FULL SIZE SCOOTER

E-Wheels EW-52

(turns heads in your community with this full-size, top of the line luxury scooter)


This is the top of the line E-Wheels scooter which provides luxurious features to an already amazing list of standard features. On top of the standard 15 mph top speed and 43-mile battery range, you also get a rear, hard bodied locking cargo box, security system, 3 speaker stereo system and built in cup holders. People in your neighbor will definitely take notice of your new scooter. A top of the line luxury scooter for those looking to get around town in style.

  • Not considered a medical device, more of a high-end powered mobility device
  • Speeds up to 15 mph
  • Per Charge Range: 43 miles
  • Rear, hard bodied locking cargo box
  • Under seat storage compartment
  • 3 speaker stereo system
  • Build in cup holders
  • Alarm system
  • 5” ground clearance
  • 15” / 13” tires
  • High back captains seat
  • Full lighting package
  • Front and rear shock absorbers
  • 500 lb weight capacity
  • Shipped fully assembled