The Transformer is probably the best mobility scooter on our list if you travel often. It only weighs 54 pounds when the battery is attached and storing it is incredibly easy. It comes with a handy remote control that allows you to fold and unfold the scooter at the touch of a button.
The seat width is 15 ¾ inches, and it is 14 ¼ inches deep (front to back). You can adjust the handlebar to three different positions, and the wheels can handle a variety of terrains, including indoor surfaces without leaving scuff marks. You will also appreciate how stable it is since it has four wheels.
Not everyone needs a scooter this light or travel-friendly, and while it is very easy to use, we worry about the electrical components on the fold option. The scooter comes with a 12-month in-home service contract, and you might need to use it if the folding mechanism goes on the fritz.
Pride Mobility is a popular brand in the mobility scooter world and priced just above the entry-level models. It is ideal if you are interested in upgrading from a simpler model or if you want something a little more heavy-duty than the previous model.
The Go-Go Sport 4-Wheel model features a 17-inch square seat, a turning radius of approximately 50.5 inches, and weighs about 99 pounds when assembled.
It does require a bit more effort to disassemble this scooter, and it separates into five pieces when ready to use. The process is rather straightforward, and most users find it to be quite easy.
For everyday use over a variety of terrains, a scooter like this is ideal.
To see a full overview, check out their video below.
If you are looking for a model at entry-level pricing, then consider Drive Medical’s Scout model.
The seat is 16.5 inches wide, and it also breaks down into five pieces like the Go-Go Sport. It is incredibly easy to operate, making it the go-to choice for users who lack strength in the hands and arms or who have limited dexterity.
In this price range, you can’t expect the same level of performance and overall quality as the more expensive models, but if you are a first-time scooter owner, it is ideal. You can always sell it and upgrade to something better once you get a feel for the things you like and dislike about mobility scooters.
Check out both the 3-wheel and 4-wheel models in their video, and consider the 3-wheel model if you need something specifically for use indoors.