10 Mobility Scooters With The Best Ground Clearance And Suspension

 

Do you regularly travel on uneven terrain or cover substantial distances with your mobility scooter? Or do the routes you take require you to mount over bumps and curbs? If the answer is yes, it is important that you consider the ground clearance and suspension of your mobility scooter.

In this article we will provide the information you need to help you find the best mobility scooter for that purpose.

What Is Ground Clearance And Suspension?

Ground clearance is the amount of space between the bottom of the scooter and the ground and is normally measured from the platform where your feet rest. It is also common to have the measurement taken from other parts of the scooter such as the motor.

With good ground clearance you can safely travel over bumpy areas as the scooter will be high enough off the ground.

Without good ground clearance you might have to get off the scooter to maneuver it over bumpy and/or uneven areas in order to avoid causing damage.

Next, the suspension is a system of springs and shocks included in your scooter’s design. It takes off stress from the rest of the scooter as it is designed to absorb shock.

Mobility scooters that are fitted with full suspension offer a smooth ride, as it lessens the bumps you feel while riding. Full suspension in a mobility scooter means that both the front and rear wheels are fitted with shock absorbers.

How Much Ground Clearance Should You Be Looking For?

Some mobility scooters have ground clearance as low as 1 inch, while others have ground clearance of 5 inches and up. Most mobility scooters fall in the range of 1.5 to 4.5 inches of ground clearance.

If you are looking for a level of ground clearance that is above average, then you might want a scooter that has 4 inches or more of ground clearance.

Mobility Scooters With The Best Ground Clearance And Suspension

 

Make

 Model

Ground Clearance

Full Suspension

E-Wheels

EW-66

4.5 inches

Yes

Afikim

SE Scooter

5 inches

No

E-Wheels

EW-54

5 inches

Yes

Afikim

Afiscooter S3

5 inches

Yes

Afikim

Afiscooter S4

5 inches

Yes

E-Wheels

EW-11

5 inches

Yes

Merits Health

Silverado Extreme

5.1 inches

Yes

Pride Mobility

Wrangler-MV600

5.5 inches

Yes

Drive Medical

Cobra GT4

5.5 inches

Yes

E-Wheels

EW-72

8.5 inches

Yes

 

1. E-Wheels EW-66 2 Passenger 3-Wheel Scooter

The E-Wheels EW-66 is a two-seater mobility scooter with 4.5 inches of ground clearance and full suspension. The front and rear tires are 16-inches and are tubeless. All three tires are fitted with shocks. The front with front fork shocks and the rear with rear shock absorbers.

The front seat has dimensions 12x16x14 inches (lxwxh) and is 27.5 inches from the ground, while the rear seat has dimensions 20x17.5x13. It has an overall length of 74 inches, a width of 27.5 inches and a height of 43.5 inches.

It has a weight capacity of 600 pounds, a turning radius of 50 inches, a driving range of 35 miles per charge and a top speed of 15 mph.

2. AFIKIM Afiscooter SE 3-Wheel Bariatric Scooter 500

The Afiscooter SE from Afikim has ground clearance of 5 inches and good suspension. The tires on both the front and the back are pneumatic, with the front tires 2.75x10 inches and the rear tires 2.75x12 inches.

It comes in both a single and dual seater version. The length and width on the single seater is 62 x 29 inches and on the dual seater 65 x 36 inches. The height of the single seater with canopy is 79 inches and without canopy 49 inches. The dual seater is 70 inches with and 40 inches without a canopy.

It has a weight capacity of 500 pounds, a turning radius of 45 inches, a travel range of 28 miles, a top speed of 9.3 mph on the single seater and 7.5 mph on the dual seater.

3. E-Wheels EW-54 4-Wheel Scooter w/Cover & Windshield

The EW-54 has 5 inches of ground clearance and comes with full suspension. Both front and rear wheels are fitted with shock absorbers. The front tires are 13 inches and the rear tires 15 inches.

The seat has the dimensions 22.5x17.5x23 inches (lxwxh) and is 27 inches from the ground. The steering wheel is 41 inches from the ground. It has an overall length of 72 inches, a width of 27 inches and a height of 65 inches.

It has a weight capacity of 500 pounds, a turning radius of 54 inches, a driving range of 43 miles and a top speed of 15 mph.

4. AFIKIM Afiscooter S 3-Wheel Scooter

The Afiscooter S3 has a ground clearance of 5 inches and is fitted with full suspension. The tires are pneumatic 1.7 bar. The front tires are 3-10 inches and the rear tires 3.5 to 10 inches.

It has an overall length of 61 inches. It has a width of 27 inches on standard wheels for the single seater and 37 inches for the dual seater, 35 inches on golf wheels for the single seater and 37 inches for the dual seater. Its height is 65 inches with a canopy and 49 inches without.

The seat is 20 inches wide on the single seater and 33 inches on the dual seater.

The Afiscooter S3 has a weight capacity of 450 pounds, a turning radius of 56 inches, a maximum climbing angle of 8 degrees, a driving range of 31 miles and a top speed of 9.3 mph.

5. AFIKIM Afiscooter S 4-Wheel Scooter

The Afiscooter S4 has ground clearance of 5 inches and is fitted with full suspension. The tires are pneumatic 1.7 bar. The front tires are 4.1/3.50 to 6 inches and the rear tires 3.5 to 10 inches.

It has an overall length of 65 inches. Its width and height are the same as that of the S3 both on standard wheels and golf wheels.

The seating width and the specifications are the same as that of the S3, except for a turning radius of 90 inches.

6. E-Wheels EW-11 Euro 3-Wheel Scooter

The EW-11 has ground clearance of 5 inches and full suspension. The front wheels are fitted with a frame suspension fork while the rear has two heavy-duty shock absorbers. The front and rear tires are both 10x3 inches in size.

The seat is an extended saddle seat with 2-rider capacity. The seat is 23x13x11 inches (lxwxh) and is 27 inches from the ground. The steering wheel is 37 inches from the ground. The overall dimensions of this scooter are 67x29x38 inches (lxwlh).

It has a weight capacity of 400 pounds, a driving range of 40 miles and a top speed of 18 mph.

7. Merits S941L Silverado Extreme Bariatric Scooter - 450 lbs

The Silverado Extreme has ground clearance of 5.1 inches and full suspension with shock absorbers in both front and rear wheels. The tires are 16-inch pneumatic and are 4-10 inches in size.

The seat has a width of 20 inches, a depth of 18 inches and a height of 19 inches. The overall dimensions of the Silverado Extreme are 61x29x57.3 inches (lxwxh).

It has a weight capacity of 450 pounds, a turning radius of 82.7 inches, a maximum climbing angle of 10 degrees, a driving range of 37.5 miles and a top speed of 9.6 mph.

8. Pride Mobility Wrangler Heavy Duty Scooter

The Wrangler by Pride Mobility has ground clearance of 5.5 inches and full suspension with adjustable shocks. The tires are 14.5-inch tubeless pneumatics.

The overall dimensions of this scooter are a width of 32.5 and a length of 61.25 inches and a seat to ground height range of 30 to 31.5 inches.

It has a weight capacity of 350 pounds, a turning radius of 94.75 inches, a driving range of 18.6 miles and a top speed of 11 mph.

9. Drive Medical Cobra GT4 Heavy Duty Power Scooter

The Cobra GT4 has 5.5 inches of ground clearance and full suspension with large air-filled low-profile tires. Both the front and rear wheels are 14x14 inch pneumatics.

The seat is 20 inches wide by 20 inches long, with an option for a 22-inch-wide version. The floor to seat height is 27 to 30 inches, with overall dimensions 63 inches long by 28.8 inches wide.

It has a weight capacity of 450 pounds, a turning radius of 82 inches, a driving range of 22 miles and a top speed of 10 mph.

10. E-Wheels EW-72 Bariatric 4-Wheel Scooter - 500 lbs

The EW-72 4-wheel scooter has 6 inches of ground clearance and full suspension with front frame suspension bars and rear shock absorbers. The front tires are 14 inches in size while the rear tires are 16 inches.

It has an adjustable folding chair of 18.5 inches long by 18.5 inches wide. The seat is 26.5 inches from the ground while the steering mechanism is 46 inches from the ground. Overall dimensions are 56x27x52 inches (lxwxh).

It has a weight capacity of 500 pounds, a turning radius of 92 inches, a driving range of 43 miles and a top speed of 15 mph.

Conclusion

We hope that the review of these mobility scooters with good ground clearance and suspension will help you choose the best scooter to navigate bumpy and uneven terrains. 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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