10 Best Mobility Scooters in 2019

Green Power 3 wheeled Retro Mobility Scooter

If you are comfortable with a three wheeled scooter this scooter boasts a great range of 45 miles, key fob locking, up to an hour demonstration by an engineer and lots of free accessories, including a waterproof cover.

Style Portable Mobility Scooter

One of the most popular scooters on our list potentially due to its low-price tag, the Style Portable offers everything you need in a class 2 mobility scooter with a range of 10 miles dismantles in 5 pieces and good reliability.

Pride Go Go Elite Mobility Scooter

Dismantling into 5 pieces and with a range of up to 13 miles if you opt for the larger battery, the Pride Go Go gets our best pick. Not too expensive, very stylish, great reviews for reliability and a great ride.

Mobility ScooterKey Feature
Pride Go Go Elite Mobility ScooterClass 2, dismantles into 5 pieces, 13 mile range, removable battery.
Drive Medical Envoy 4 Mobility ScooterClass 2, 30 mile range, full suspension, luxury comfort.
Sterling Sapphire 2 Travel Mobility ScooterClass 2, dismantles into 4 pieces, 19 mile range, lots of leg room.
Explorer 4 Mobility ScooterClass 2, dismantles into 4 pieces, 18 mile range, airplane battery.
Style Portable Mobility ScooterClass 2, low price, dismantles into 5 pieces, 10 mile range, removable battery.
Green Power 3 wheeled Retro Mobility ScooterClass 3, 3-wheeler, 45 mile range, accessories include (inc waterproof cover).
ST1 Travel Mobility ScooterClass 2, lightweight (40kg), dismantles into 5 pieces, 6 mile range.
Livewell Jaunt Portable Mobility ScooterClass 2, dismantles into 5 pieces, 10 mile charge, 2 year warranty.
Style+ Mobility Scooter with SuspensionClass 2, full suspension, dismantles into 5 pieces, 10 mile range.
Scout Light Weight Mobility ScooterClass 2, lightweight (43kg), dismantles into 4 pieces, 13 mile range

 

Buying guide to mobility scooters

As we get older sometimes our mobility can decrease and this can make simple things like going to the shops far more difficult. Fortunately, there are ways around this and one that boasts complete independence is the mobility scooter.

There are many scooters on the market varying by class, features and price. We’ve hand-picked our top 10 favourites of every variety highlighting their features and pricing so you can find the best scooter for you. We’ve also highlighted the differences in type and tried to answer any questions you might have relating to mobility scooters. You can find our class descriptions here.

The Pride Go Go Elite excels in the portability aspect, easily dismantling into 5 lightweight pieces for easy transport or storage, great for travelling abroad or fitting into a boot. It comes with 2 sets of changeable coloured panels in red and blue, giving you styling choices as well as a front mounted tilted basket.

It is a class 2 scooter, with a speed limit of 4mph. The range varies dependant on the battery you opt for; the 12 Amp battery has a range of 10 miles whilst the 18 Amp battery has a range of 13 miles.

The battery is detachable and can be charged independent of the scooter, which is relatively common for a class 2 . It has an adjustable upholstered seat as well as a tilter for maximum comfort whilst riding.

 

Key features:

  • 13 miles on one charge
  • Dismantles into 5 parts, great for portability
  • Auto connecting front to rear cable
  • Class 2 scooter

Bigger and travelling further is the Drive Medical mobility scooter, housing a much larger battery. It travels at a nice 4mph for up to 30 miles giving you flexibility to travel further over the other class 2 models. However, it is not a portable scooter and cannot be dismantled.

Compare to the other models on this list, the Drive Medical offers luxury comfort through a padded adjustable seat and full suspension. The delta hand bars offer strong grip for those with weaker hold and powerful LED lights on the front, including illuminated controls for ease of use.

The battery is non-removable which means you cannot take it inside to charge, which is the trade-off for the longer range.

This scooter is great for someone looking for a class 2 scooter, plans not to move it around too much and wants to travel long distances in comfort.

 

Key features:

  • Up to 30 miles on one charge
  • Solid non-marking tyres
  • All round suspension
  • Class 3 scooter

The Sterling Sapphire 2 Travel Mobility Scooter is designed to give you great movability indoors and out, moving great on pavements. Travelling at a cool 4mph the Sterling Sapphire separates into 4 manageable parts so you can take it anywhere or store it if space is limited.

The Sterling Sapphire offers comfortability through a height adjustable, fully upholstered seat, a full angled adjustable steering tilter for a variety of heights or sitting positions and an ergonomically designed foam grip handle bar. It provides one of the best legroom’s for its scooter class so you can stretch out while riding.

It offers a distance of 19 miles on one charge and an on-board charger. Also boasting powerful LED lights on the front and rear to ensure good visibility on the roads at night.

 

Key features:

  • 19 miles on one charge
  • Separates into 4 parts for portability or storage
  • Lots of leg room
  • Class 2 scooter

The Explorer 4 is another scooter on our list that dismantles into 4 pieces for great transportation, which you can see in the pictures. It is another class 2 scooter so travels at a steady 4mph, 2 in reverse. It excels in traversing and operating in tight spaces with great stability.

A single charge can take you 18 miles, one of the higher ranges on our top 10 class 2 scooters that dismantle. One lever controls speed, direction and breaking for simplicity and preciseness when moving.

It has anti-tipper wheels in the rear for any problems, pneumatic tyres for a smooth ride. Again, like the others it has an adjustable seat which rotates 360 degrees and a steering lock mechanism.

 

Key features:

  • Comes with airplane friendly batteries
  • Up to 18 miles range
  • 3 months insurance included
  • Dismantles into 4 pieces
  • Class 2 scooter

The Style Portable is another class 2 on our list moving at 4mph, however, with a shorter range of 10 miles. However, it is actually one of the most popular scooters on our list, possibly with its lower price tag and higher reliability.

Like the others, the Style Portable dismantles into 5 manageable pieces quickly. The seat rotates at a full 360 degrees and is light weight. It sports a removable battery for ease when charging it, great if you live in a block. It also features an automatic electromagnetic break system for added safety and a delta type handle bar for ease of grip. The tilter adjusts easily as well as the arm rest and seat for preference and as standard, it has rear anti-tip wheels.

 

Key features:

  • Low price tag
  • Dismantles into 5 pieces
  • Removable battery
  • Class 2 scooter

Something different and in my opinion stylish, is the Green Power 3-wheeler, though expensive it boasts near perfect reviews. It is a class 3 scooter, travelling at 8mph for a fantastic 45 miles on a 4-6 hour charge. It can handle inclines of up to 15 degrees, great for hilly areas.

It’s packaged with a few accessories: a waterproof cover, phone holder and bottle holder. You get a 30-60 minute appointment with an engineer included to demonstrate how it works and teach you everything you need to know.

It features an alarm system with key fob to arm and disarm, underseat storage, dual hand brakes, turn signals and full suspension.

 

Key features:

  • Different and stylish
  • 45 mile range on 4-6 hour charge
  • Contains accessories including a waterproof cover
  • Class 3 scooter

The ST1 Travel mobility scooter is a very light scooter weighing in at only 40kg as a whole, dismantling into 5 parts with the heaviest being 14kg. It is another class 2 for our list, travelling as a standard 4mph, with a range of only 6 miles which explains its weight.

The seat swivels a full 360 degrees and is fully adjustable, along with the armrest and handlebars as standard. It features front reflectors and illuminated controls for ease at night, as well as non-marking puncture proof tyres. It also sports a removable battery.

The ST1 is great for those who travel a lot, or expect to be taking the scooter a part and moving it around often. The price for this ease of transport is a short mileage making it ideal for only smaller trips before charging.

 

Key features:

  • Lightweight at 40kg
  • Splits into 5 manageable pieces
  • Fully adjustable
  • Class 2 scooter

Another cheap class 2 scooter on our list is the Livewell Jaunt, travelling at 4mph for up to 10 miles. It boasts perfect reviews with highlights on its ease in assembling, detailed manual, durability, performance and manoeuvrability.

The Live Well Jaunt dismantles into 5 easy to manage pieces, the heaviest being 15.9kg and the battery is detachable for flexibility in charging. The seat swivels fully, the armrests adjust and so does the tilter.

The scooter has a good turning circle and adjustable speed control. The Livewell Jaunt has reflectors on the side and rear and as standard a horn to alert your presence. The LED battery indicator informs you of how much power is left and it ships in red and blue.

 

Key features:

  • Up to 10 miles on one charge
  • Dismantles into 5 manageable pieces
  • Includes 2 year warranty
  • Class 2 scooter

With a slightly higher price tag, the Style+ is another Class 2 scooter on our list, travelling at the standard 4mph with a range of up to 10 miles. It boasts near perfect reviews, with many saying that it’s easy to assemble and take apart which is great for those who travel.

The Style+ is the only one on our list offering suspension as a class 2 scooter. It offers excellent comfort with a deluxe cushioned seat and looks modern and stylish. As standard the seat is fulling adjustable, along with the armrests and tilter.

The tyres of the Style + are non-marking, preventing marking on shiny or polished floors. Like many of the class 2 scooters, it has anti-tip rear wheels and an automatic electromagnetic brake system for increase safety. The handle bars are delta type for ease of grip when travelling.

Like many other class 2’s on our list the Style+ is another scooter which dismantles into 5 manageable parts. It also has a removable battery for in-house charging.

 

Key features:

  • Full suspension on a class 2
  • 10 miles range on a single charge
  • Dismantles into 5 pieces
  • Class 2 scooter

The final scooter on our list is another class 2, the Scout Lightweight weighing in at a low 43kg whilst also having a range of up to 10 miles. It is the second lightest scooter on our list with a good distance, when compared to the ST1 which is 40kg and travels 6 miles. However, its price tag is towards the middle end of the class 2 scooters.

Again, like the other class 2’s it dismantles into 4 lightweight parts, is wireless for easy disassembly and reassembly. The seat swivels a full 360 degrees and height adjusts, as well as an adjustable tilter. It doesn’t fair well on uneven ground, working best on forgiving terrain.

It contains all your standard features in a removable battery, automatic electromagnetic brake system, delta bars for easy grip and anti-tip rear wheels for added safety.

The scout light is great for those looking for a middle to high end light portable scooter with a good range.

 

Key features:

  • Good weight to capable range weighing 43kg and travelling 10 miles
  • Splits into 4 pieces
  • Class 2 scooter

The different types of mobility scooters

Mobility scooters are great for those who struggle to walk in assisting them to get around easily whilst having storage to carry items easily.

They all feature a general design: a seat, motorized rear axle powered by a rechargeable battery and easy to use controls. However, they vary in size, weight, range and features. Mobility scooters can be split into 3 classes: class 2, class 3 and boot or portable scooters which can also be categorised as class 2 and 3.

 

Class 2 Scooters

As classified by the UKs department of transport, class 2 scooters are generally small, lightweight and designed to transverse pavements and footpaths. They are generally the cheapest in mobility scooters since they sport a much smaller and simpler design.

Many of the class 2 scooters, especially those featured on our list can be dismantled into manageable parts for ease of transport and travel. However the class 2 scooters have a much lower range than their class 3 counterparts and can become uncomfortable on longer journeys.

Class 2 scooters are limited to 4mph so they can legally travel on the pavement or in shopping centres without risk to pedestrians.

Class 2 scooters are a great choice for those who plan to either travel a lot, ride the pavement or visit shopping centres or simply want a smaller scooter. However, you can get a class 3 looking scooter limited to 4mph for something in-between.

 

Class 3 Scooters

Larger than the class 2 mobility scooter, the class 3 is designed for longer journeys and handles rougher terrain. They are heavy scooters which are far more stable and able to be used on the road. They travel double the speed of the class 2 at 8mph.

They generally contain far more features than the class 2 scooters, with increased comfort through more padded seats, extra legroom, indicators and some with fob locking. Some of the class 3 scooters can travel over 40 miles so they’re great if you plan to make longer journeys. Class 3 mobility scooters, since travelling on the road must be registered with the DVLA.

Overall Class 3 scooters are great for those who plan to do longer journeys, want to travel faster and more comfortably. Since the increase in size and features they generally carry a much higher price tag than the class 2 scooters.

 

Boot or Portable Scooters

These scooters generally fall into class 2 or class 3 mobility scooters, but have their own sub category. They are essentially scooters which can be dismantled to fit in a smaller space such as the boot of your car.

They vary in how they are dismantled and attention should be paid to the weight as some of the parts can still be quite heavy. Many make it easy to dismantle, featuring wireless designs and press releases to separate. So if you think you may have trouble with this, look for the easiest scooters to dismantle, especially if you plan to often.