5 Mobility Scooters With The Widest Seats

 

Not many people shop for a mobility scooter with the seat width as the main feature, but they should because proper seat width and depth are important to ensure a comfortable and safe ride.

If seats are too deep, they might rub behind the knees, and if they are too short, proper support is compromised. If a seat is too wide, there might not be adequate stability especially when maneuvering around corners, and if it is not wide enough you may experience pressure on the sides of the legs.

In this article we look at mobility scooters with extra wide seats. We have identified 5 models from brands such as Pride Mobility, Drive Medical and Merits Health with seats that are about 22 inches in width and with a high weight capacity of 450 pounds and above. By comparison, the average seat width is 18 inches.

Mobility Scooters With The Widest Seats

 

Make

 Model

Seat Width

Weight Capacity

Pride Mobility

Maxima Heavy Duty 4-Wheel

22 inches

500 pounds

Pride Mobility

Maxima Heavy Duty 3-Wheel

22 inches

500 pounds

Merits Health

S331 Pioneer 9

22 inches

500 pounds

Merits Health

S341 Pioneer 10

22 inches

500 pounds

Drive Medical

Cobra GT4

22 inches

450 pounds

 

1. Pride Maxima Heavy Duty 4-Wheel Scooter SC940

The Pride Maxima Heavy Duty is a four-wheel mobility scooter with a high weight capacity and a 22-inch-wide seat. The seat is 18 inches deep and is cushioned for comfort.

The seat swivels 360 degrees and adjusts vertically. The armrests flip upwards and adjust outwards. At its lowest the seat is 22.5 inches from the ground and 24.5 inches at its highest.

The Pride Maxima has a powerful motor and trans axle with horsepower close to 1.5, able to handle any type of terrain with ease, be it grass, asphalt or concrete. It also has a 110-amp controller.

It is equipped with a full lighting package which includes a bright LED headlight, hazard lights, and a taillight.

The Pride Maxima Heavy has a weight capacity of 500 pounds, a maximum operating range of 30 miles, top speed of 5.3 mph, a turning radius of 54 inches and ground clearance of 2.5 inches.

2. Pride Maxima Heavy Duty 3-Wheel Mobility Scooter SC900

The Pride Maxima Heavy Duty 3-wheel has many of the same features as that of the Maxima Heavy Duty 4-wheel mentioned above except for a couple of differences. At 50.5 inches it has a better turning radius than the 4-wheel but has a lower driving range of 18 miles.

3. Merits Health S331 Pioneer 9 DLX 3 Wheel Bariatric Scooter

The S331 Pioneer 9 by Merits Health is another great 3-wheel mobility scooter with an impressive weight capacity. It is equipped with a 22-inch-wide seat that has an extra-high back. The seat has a depth of 20 inches and is 16 to 19 inches from the ground.

The seat is fully adjustable; it slides forward and backward and swivels for easier entry and exit. It also semi reclines and folds for transporting.

This unit also comes with a lighting package which includes bright front headlights, rear lights, side lights and tiller lights.

The Merits Health S331 Pioneer has a weight capacity of 500 pounds, a maximum operating range of 32 miles, top speed of 6 mph, a turning radius of 50 inches and ground clearance of 4 inches.

4. Merits Health S341 Pioneer 10 Bariatric 4-Wheel Scooter

The four-wheeled Merits Health S341 Pioneer has almost the exact same features as those of the three-wheeled S331 Pioneer, except for the size of the wheels, which are 12.5-inch pneumatic front and rear tires on this unit, while the S331 Pioneer has 10-inch front and 12.5-inch rear pneumatic tires.

5. Drive Medical Cobra GT4 Heavy Duty Power Scooter

The Cobra GT4 by Drive Medical is an impressive mobility scooter with a stylish look. It has a 22-inch-wide captain’s seat.

The seat swivels, folds down, reclines and slides forward and backward. The armrests are padded and have cylinders for angle adjustment. It has a maximum seat to ground height of 30 inches and a maximum seat to deck height of 21 inches.

The Cobra GT4 is equipped with front and rear suspension for a smooth ride over uneven terrain and a lighting package that includes front and rear turn signals, an LED headlight and a hazard light.

The Cobra GT4 has a weight capacity of 450 pounds, a maximum operating range of 35 miles, top speed of 10 mph, a turning radius of 82 inches and ground clearance of 5.5 inches.

Conclusion

We hope that the review of these mobility scooters with the widest seats will help you choose the best mobility scooter for a comfortable ride. Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions or if you feel we need to add more of these types of articles to our site. 

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If you are looking for other related articles, here is Pride Mobility – 5 Of Their Best Scooters, as we had some great feedback on that article as well.

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