The Best Mobility Scooters for Senior in 2021

Mobility scooters are life-changing for people with reduced mobility. Whether you’re buying for yourself or a loved one, a mobility scooter is an investment that will pay off in no time flat.

With so many models on the market, it can be hard to decide which one to get. That’s where we come in. We’ve put together a list of the best mobility scooters for 2021. We’ve laid out our top picks, and we go more in-depth later.

The Best Mobility Scooters for 2021 At A Glance

 

Pride Go-Go ES 2 Scooter Lowest Price
eWheels 4-Wheel Mobility Scooter Most Durable
iLiving V8 Foldable Scooter Best Folding Scooter
Pride Travel Pro Premium 3-Wheel Mobility Scooter Best Overall

 

Digging Deeper

Now that we’ve given you an overview of our picks, it’s time to go deeper into each one.

Lowest Price: Pride Go-Go ES 2 Scooter

Pride GoGo ES2 3-Wheel Scooter w/Avail ext warr
  • Extended Warranty Available from Living Well Stores/VidaCura includes batteries. See below for details.
  • Two speed settings - high and low (outdoor/indoor)
  • Modular design for easy serviceability. Removable front canvas basket
  • Lightweight, one-piece frame for added stability and easy portability
  • 250 lb weight capacity. Up to 6 miles range

For some people, the name of the game is low cost. Thankfully, you don’t have to compromise quality here! The Pride Go-Go ES 2 Scooter is the least expensive model on this list, and it comes with wonderful features. Case in point: the Pride Go-Go ES 2 Scooter lets you go fast or slow.

Though the scooter itself is light, it can support up to 250 lbs. Its battery life allows you to ride for up to six miles at a time. To top it all off, it comes with a detachable basket in the front.

Most Durable: eWheels 4-Wheel Mobility Scooter

E-Wheels EW-52 4-Wheel Mobility Scooter, Heavy Duty 700 Watt Motor, 500 lbs Capacity, Ships Fully Assembled
  • Color: Red
  • 700 Watt Brushless Motor
  • Maximum Rider Weight 500lbs.
  • Variable Speed Twist Throttle
  • Seat Size 18in wide, 19in deep, 19in height

The eWheels 4-Wheel Mobility Scooter is an endurance scooter. You get 45 miles per battery charge with this scooter, and you can go up to 15/mph. Not only that, but you climb up inclines up to 25º with this machine. It can handle up to 500 lbs but weighs less than half that.

This scooter also has beam lights (high and low), brake lights, and turn signals. It’s practically like a tiny car. Not to worry, though—you don’t need a license to ride it. All you need are your four pumped-up tires, your speed throttle, and your 700W motor. It’s even got cup holders and a USB port for your more adventurous outings.

Best Folding Scooter: iLiving V8 Foldable Scooter

iLiving V8 Foldable Electric Mobility Scooter
  • ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT MOBILITY SCOOTER: iLiving’s V8 Electric Scooter features an ultra-lightweight design. Made from durable aircraft-grade aluminum, this scooter weighs only 40 pounds including the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.
  • EASY PORTABILITY: Designed to move with ease, this compact and transportable scooter features our quick-and-easy two-step fold and unfold system for convenient travel.
  • EXTENDED BATTERY LIFE: Our batteries keep up with your active lifestyle. The heavy-duty, lithium-ion batteries can travel up to 15 miles on a single charge.
  • AIRPLANE FRIENDLY: The lightweight folding frame and UN38.3 certified batteries make iLiving’s scooter a safe and convenient choice for airline travel.
  • ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL: Made with comfort and safety in mind, this scooter will automatically reduce the speed when you attempt to make a turn, preventing tip-overs and potential injuries.

Let’s say you want something you can transport easily in a car. The iLiving V8 Foldable Scooter might be for you. You can easily collapse it for transportation. You can put it in the back of a vehicle or use the built-in handle to pull it like a suitcase.

Even if you aren’t concerned about foldability, the iLiving V8 Foldable Scooter is still a top-notch choice. It gets 15 miles on one battery charge. Not only that, but it will automatically slow down when you’re turning to keep you safe.

Best Overall: Pride Travel Pro Premium 3-Wheel Mobility Scooter

Travel Pro Premium 3-Wheel Mobility Scooter by Pride
  • MANEUVERABILITY - With the easy to use Travel Pro Premium 3-Wheel Mobility Scooter by Pride, the three wheel styling provides maneuverability in tight spaces with a sharp turning radius and smooth drive. This mobility scooter offers the benefits of a high range travel mobility scooter such as a top speed of 4mph with a 6.3 mile drive range, flat free tires, forward/reverse controls, and a weight capacity of a whopping 275 lbs.
  • TRANSPORTABLE - Designed to be easy to transport, this travel scooter can be quickly disassembled into 5 lightweight pieces that easily fit in the trunk of an average sized sedan. The heaviest piece is only 27.5 lbs, light enough for most users to be able to easily carry independently.
  • COMFORT - Ride in comfort and style; this travel scooter features an attractive fully-padded faux-leather seat that offers an adjustable height to suit users of nearly all heights, as well as padded armrests that flip up for convenient boarding and exiting of the scooter and a convenient front basket for stowing away personal items.
  • USES - Whether you or your loved one needs help getting around the house and shopping or desires the freedom to travel and keep up with the family, this travel scooter can easily maneuver around hallways and doorframes and is compact enough for use during travel.
  • SPECS - Includes a free cup holder and saddlebag ($55 value) shipped separately. Overall Width: 22.3" x Overall Length: 37" x Seat Width: 17" x Max Seat to Deck Height: 17.25"

We’ve saved the best for last. The Pride Travel Pro Premium 3-Wheel Mobility Scooter is one of the best mobility scooters for 2021.

Like the iLiving V8 Foldable Scooter, this scooter is portable. When you’re not riding it, disassemble it into its five components and tuck it away.

When you are riding it, feel confident knowing you can get up to 12.7 miles per charge. You can ride comfortably, too, with a padded seat and armrests. You’ve also got a cup holder, saddlebag, and front basket to carry virtually anything you could want with you.

The Pride Travel Pro Premium 3-Wheel Mobility Scooter doesn’t have quite the speed some of the other scooters on this list do. However, you can rest assured that the tires won’t go flat no matter how far you go.

 

What to Consider When Buying a Mobility Scooter

It’s entirely possible that after reading our list, you’re trying to choose between two (or more) top contenders. While they all rank among the best mobility scooters for 2021, some factors will make one or another the best scooter for you.

Price

You don’t want to overspend on anything if you don’t have to. While a more expensive model like the eWheels 4-Wheel Mobility Scooter might be enticing, go with the Pride Go-Go ES 2 Scooter if that’s what you can afford.

Range

How far do you plan on going in your scooter? If you’re planning on going far (or making several shorter trips in short succession), consider getting a machine like the Pride Travel Pro Premium 3-Wheel Mobility Scooter or the iLiving V8 Foldable Scooter. If you only want to go a short ways away, choose with the Pride Go-Go ES 2 Scooter instead.

The Seat

This element might not seem obvious, but it’s essential to consider. Think about how much padding you need in the seat. Would it be worth paying more for a scooter with a padded seat, or would it be easier to buy a padding accessory?

Also, consider how high up the seat is and how much legroom it affords you. If you don’t need much space for your legs, the Pride Travel Pro Premium 3-Wheel Mobility Scooter will likely suit you fine. If you need a bit more space, the eWheels 4-Wheel Mobility Scooter might be best for you.

Weight

There are two weights you’ll need to consider here: yours and the scooters.

Regarding your body weight, the Pride Go-Go ES 2 Scooter is suited for lower weights, while the eWheels 4-Wheel Mobility Scooter is suitable for higher weights.

Meanwhile, you should consider the scooter’s weight if you’ll be transporting it. If you are, go with the iLiving V8 Foldable Scooter or the Pride Travel Pro Premium 3-Wheel Mobility Scooter. If not, think about getting the eWheels 4-Wheel Mobility Scooter.

Conclusion

With that, we conclude our list of the best mobility scooters for 2021. We’ve found the Pride Travel Pro Premium 3-Wheel Mobility Scooter to be the best choice overall. Of course, though, what’s best for you might differ.

Whichever model you end up choosing, know that you’ve chosen a high-quality scooter that will serve you well throughout the year.

 

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