Top Mobility Scooters Under $1000

Mar 21, 2021 0 comments
Top Mobility Scooters Under $1000

Mobility scooters are great mobility aid devices and look almost like power wheelchairs. They provide awesome support and freedom to people who suffer from whole body or systemic disability.

Before you choose one that you prefer, it is good to ask yourself why choose a transportable mobility scooter. This video will give you an idea of what to expect when purchasing a transportable mobility scooter.



These ten top picks of mobility scooters under $1000, are ideal for people who are still able to sit, walk or stand by themselves.

Top Mobility Scooters Under $1000


Make And Model

Weight Capacity

Top Speed

Ground Clearance

Driving Range

Drive Medical Scout 4

300 pounds

4.25 mph

2.5 inch

15 miles

EWheels Medical EW-M34

300 pounds

4.5 mph

2 inch

10 miles

Pride Go-

Go Elite Traveller

300 pounds

4 mph

1.38 inch

12.4 miles

EWheels EW-M33

300 pounds

4 mph

1.2 inch

9 miles

EWheels EW-M50

300 pounds

4.25 mph

3 inch

15 miles

Pride Go-Go Ultra X4

260 pounds

4 mph

1.3 inch

7.2 miles

Shoprider Scootie

250 pounds

4 mph

1.5 inch

10 miles

Shoprider Dasher 3 Wheel

250 pounds

3.8 mph

1.5 inch

7.5 miles

Merits Health Roadster S740

250 pounds

4 mph

1.5 inch

6 miles

EWheels EW-M40

300 pounds

5 mph

1.6 inch

9 miles


1. Drive Medical Scout 4 Compact Travel Power Scooter

The Scout 4 by Drive Medical is a compact travel power scooter with a weight capacity of 300 pounds. Because of its size it can be assembled and disassembled quickly and quite easily.

With its color through color panels, scuffs and scratches are hidden so that you can enjoy the brilliantly luxurious colors of this design for a long time.

The armrests on this unit are padded for comfort while riding and can be adjusted to the desired height. There is no reason to struggle when assembling this power scooter, as the batteries can be connected quickly.

The throttle control has an ergonomic design, and it is equipped with an easy to adjust delta tiller.

The seat can swivel and can be height adjusted for the desired comfortable sitting position. It also comes with a large plastic fold-down carry basket.

The wheels on this unit are flat-free, non-marking, and anti-tip. It also comes with your choice of 12AH or 20AH batteries to supply power for a long and maximum driving range.

This unit has a base weight of 58 pounds and of that the battery pair it comes with weighs 20 pounds and is also equipped with electromagnetic brakes.

The Scout 4 has a maximum speed of 4.25 mph and with its 12V x 12AH batteries it has a driving range of 9 miles on the 12AH battery and 15 miles on the 20AH battery.

With a 2A offboard charger you don’t have to worry that you will be left without power. It can also comfortably tackle an incline of 6 degrees.

The Scout 4 has a ground clearance of 2.5 inches and is fitted with 8 inch x 2 inch flat free tires.   

The heaviest piece on this unit only weighs 39 pounds and it has a total weight of 94 pounds.

The Scout 4 has a turning radius of 53.75 inch and it comes with a limited lifetime warranty on the frame, as well as 12 months warranty on batteries and a 24 month warranty on the electronic controller.


2. E-Wheels Medical EW-M34 Portable Travel Mobility Scooter

The EWheels Medical EW-M34 is an affordable and stylish looking power scooter. It is lightweight, with the heaviest piece weighing just 28 pounds.

This mobility scooter can easily be disassembled for transporting in the back of a vehicle. It disassembles fairly quickly into 5 pieces. The battery on this unit can be charged either on or off the scooter.

The EW-M34 comes with a speed dial control that helps to regulate the speed of the scooter. It has an adjustable tiller, so that your riding can be done comfortably.

The seat can swivel away, which is very useful when needing to dine, and can also be height adjusted for added comfort while driving.

It is equipped with bright front headlights and bright rear hazard lights, especially useful when traveling after dark.

The deck of the scooter is covered with non-slip material to prevent unnecessary accidents. It also has an electric battery gauge to monitor when your battery might go empty.

The EW-M34 has an executive 17 inch by 16 inch seat, adjustable armrests.

On the front is a detachable basket with a carry handle and a heavy-duty front steel bumper. It also comes with an electric horn and a reverse button for going backward.

This unit has a weight capacity of 300 pounds and is rear wheel driven. It has a maximum speed of 4.5 mph and comes with designer aluminum wheels.

With a deck clearance of 2 inch you can comfortably travel over rough uneven terrain, and equipped with 24V 12AH battery this unit can go for 10 miles before it needs to be charged.

It is fitted with 8x2.5 inch solid front tires and 8x2.5 inch solid rear tires. It also has 2 inch rear anti tippers.


3. Pride Go-Go Elite Traveller 3-Wheel Scooter SC40E

The Pride Go-Go Elite Traveller is a comfortable and affordable mobility scooter from Pride Mobility. It is considered as a top-ranking device in its class.

It comes with width adjustable armrests with a deck spacious enough for your legs. The 17x17 inch seat can swivel away allowing you to easily pull up to a table or transition on or off the unit. The armrests can also be flipped back.

This unit can be disassembled at the touch of a button, allowing you to transport 5 lightweight pieces to another location. When disassembled the heaviest piece weighs only 29 pounds.

The Go-Go Elite comes superbly designed with two interchangeable shrouds colored blue or red.

It has a weight capacity of 300 pounds and has a maximum speed of 4 mph. With a turning radius of 33 inches, it is ideal for tight corners and hard to reach places.

This unit is equipped with a 12AH battery offering an 8.5 mile maximum range per charge or the 18AH battery offering a 12.4 mile per charge.

The Go-Go Elite is equipped with an easy to grip tiller adjustment knob and a front basket for easy storage of your personal belongings.

The delta tiller has a charger port for charging the unit. Charging the battery pack can be done on or off scooter.

This unit is equipped with a stable seat post that is mounted to the front frame. The tires are non-scuffing and black.

The microprocessor-based controller offers you maximum power management as well as added safety features.

With a ground clearance of 1.38 inches, you don’t have to hesitate to take this unit outside as you will be able to maneuver it over slightly uneven terrain. It can also tackle inclines of up to 8 degrees.


4. EWheels EW-M33 Three Wheel Travel Scooter

The EWheels EW-M33 is one of the lightest mobility scooters at just 82 pounds. It has a removable battery pack and a wireless connection, to charge the battery on or off the scooter.

It has a weight capacity of 300 pounds and drives at a top speed of 4 mph. It can be disassembled for easier transportation. The heaviest piece when disassembled is only 24 pounds.

It comes with two 12V-12AH batteries, included with the scooter, allowing you to ride the scooter for 9 miles before you need to recharge.

With a turning radius of 43 inches, you can maneuver this scooter into tight places where it normally isn’t that easy to turn.

With a ground clearance of 1.2 inches you can take it outside and drive on pavements or roads where the terrain is not that even.

The EW-M33 is also built to be able to tackle incline of as much as 6 degrees without a hassle. This means that you can ride it up on a ramp of that incline size.

The unit is equipped with a delta tiller which can be adjusted to your size and preference for a comfortable and enjoyable ride.

The seat on this unit is height adjustable and can also be swiveled away for easier transfer on or off the unit or to make it easier to dine with others at the table.

The arm rests are width adjustable but can also be flipped back for easier movement of the body.

It comes equipped with solid flat free tires. Both the front and rear wheels are 8 inches in size.

The controller board has an on/off key switch, a battery level indicator, and a speed control knob.

It comes complete with a basket attached to the front and an electromagnetic braking system.


5. EWheels EW-M50 Extended Range Four Wheel Scooter

The EW-M50 is perfect if you like traveling for long distances without having to worry about charging your unit.

This unit comes with two 12Vx20AH batteries that allow for a 15-mile ride before having to charge the batteries.

It is fitted with a powerful front headlight for illumination when traveling after dark. With two charging ports, you can easily charge both the battery.

When disassembled, the heaviest piece weighs only 35 pounds. It has a turning radius of 45.75 inch, allowing you to maneuver it in tight spots and places.

With a ground clearance of 3 inches this unit is prepared for the outdoors as well. A ground clearance that high can tackle uneven terrains like pavements or thresholds with ease.

It also comes with the ability to go up small inclines of 6 degrees with ease.

The EW-M50 is equipped with a delta tiller that can be adjusted in order to control the ease with which you can ride.

The seat on this unit is height adjustable, the arm rests are width adjustable and can be flipped back as well for convenience when transferring on or off the unit.

The EW-M50 is four wheeled and has flat free anti-tip tires which are 8 inches in size for the front wheels and 9 inches for the rear wheels.

This unit is a rear wheel drive type and is equipped with electromagnetic brakes. It also has a generously sized front basket.


6. Pride Go-Go Ultra X 4-Wheel Scooter SC44X

The Go-Go Ultra X by Pride Mobility has a weight capacity of 260 pounds and has a maximum speed of 4 mph.

This model has a turning radius of 44 inch and is thus perfectly capable of maneuvering in tight corners and on narrow pathways.

It has an overall width of 19.5 inches and an overall length of 39.5 inches. With a ground clearance of 1.3 inches at the motor and 3 inches at the deck you will definitely be able to take it outdoors as it can be driven on uneven terrain.

This unit comes with 2x7 inch solid non-marking black front tires and 2.5x8 inch solid non-marking black rear tires. The seat is compact and foldable at 17x17 inch with armrests. It can swivel away to allow for easier transfer on and off the scooter.

There is an easy-to-grip tiller adjustment knob and the unit has a stable front frame-mounted seat post.

It comes with two 12AH batteries giving it a maximum range per charge of up to 7.2 miles. The battery can charge off board as well.

The standard color on this unit is red and when disassembled the heaviest piece weighs 34 pounds. This unit can be disassembled easily and can therefore be transported without the use of a vehicle lift.

The Go-Go Ultra X has a modest size front basket for storing all your goodies.

The control panel has a turn dial speed control, a horn, an on-off key switch and an LED battery meter.


7. Shoprider Scootie 4-Wheel Mobility Scooter TE-787NA

The Scootie by Shoprider is a lightweight mobility scooter that is easy to transport and has front wheels that are articulating.

It has a weight capacity of 250 pounds and a maximum speed of 4 mph. This scooter weighs about 82 pounds inclusive of the batteries.

Because it is so light, it can be lifted up easily without the need for a mobility scooter lift.

With its patented articulating front wheels, it has four-wheel stability while it has three-wheel maneuverability.

This scooter can also be length adjusted as well as fold down for easy transporting and storage. It has a useful front basket for storing personal belongings.

To store away, you just have to remove the seat and fold the tiller in a few easy steps, to put away in the trunk of your car.

This scooter is one of only a few mobility scooters that can be length adjusted. If you don’t have much room in your closet or your trunk, then this ability, which is quite rare amongst mobility scooters, is quite useful.

It comes complete with two 12AH batteries, allowing you to drive the unit for up to 10 miles before you need to recharge.

At a 17 inch width, this scooter is one of the narrowest. With a turning radius of 32 inches it can easily maneuver around narrow hallways, go around tight corners, and fit through narrow doorways.

With a climbing angle of 6 degrees this scooter can ride onto a ramp, eliminating the need to use a wheelchair lift.

It also boasts a ground clearance of 1.5 inch, making it easy to drive on terrain that are not smooth or even.


8. Shoprider Dasher 3 Portable 3-Wheel Scooter – GK83

Just like its bigger brother the Shoprider Dasher 3 is a portable mobility scooter from Shoprider that is lightweight and can be easily disassembled for storage and transportation.

It has a quick disconnect system allowing for disconnecting in a short while, meaning you can take this mobility scooter apart in a few moments with the heaviest part weighing just 26 pounds.

The Dasher 3 weighs only 87 pounds inclusive of its battery and has a weight capacity of 250 pounds. It is equipped with an adjustable tiller which adds comfort while operating.

It comes standard with solid 8 inch front and rear tires for a smooth ride.

The Dasher 3 comes with two 12V-14AH batteries for a maximum range of 7.5 miles on a single charge. It has a maximum speed of 3.8 mph and comes in a beautiful burgundy color.

This unit has a ground clearance of 1.5 inch, giving it enough lift so that you can easily take it outdoors. You will be able to travel on solid surfaces that are not as smooth.

With a turning radius of 33 inches you can easily fit this unit in narrow spots and maneuver around tight corners.

It has a maximum climbing angle of 6 degrees which makes it ideal to drive up subtle slopes without overloading the battery or damaging the motor.

This scooter is just 21.5 inches wide, thus it can fit in narrow spaces and drive around sharp turns.

With a brilliantly curved tiller, it provides more legroom for your knees. The tiller can also be adjusted to position it comfortably.

A large front basket comes standard to store all your personal belongings. The Shoprider Dasher 3 has a comfortable stadium seat and armrests.

The seat can swivel to the side allowing for greater interaction with friends around a table.

Some extra benefits are easy thumb level controls, an audible safety horn, automatic brakes, a front bumper, speed controls, a battery level indicator and an on/off key switch.


9. Merits Health Roadster S740 Lightweight Mobility Scooter

The Roadster S740 by Merits Health is a lightweight mobility scooter with a compact design, weighing only 94 pounds. It has a weight capacity of 250 pounds and can quickly be dismantled without any tools for storage and transportation.

This unit has a maximum speed of 4 mph. It comes with a DC 24V motor on 420W max running on two 12V/10AH batteries.

With this much battery power you can ride this unit for 6 miles before you need to re-charge. It has a ground clearance of 2 inch, which makes it usable outdoors.

Not only can you ride inside buildings on smooth surfaces, but you can venture outside and enjoy the sunshine and light while riding on the Roadster S740.

This unit come with a 1.5A off-board charger and a S40 controller.

The Roadster S740 comes with 8 inch PU front tires and 7 inch PU rear tires. It has a 6 degree gradient capability and a turning radius of 43.3 inch. The anti-tip wheels gives it stability when going up hills or other obstacles.

With a width of just 21 inches, you can maneuver this device perfectly well around tight corners. It also comes equipped with intelligent, regenerative, electromagnetic brakes.

To disassemble the S740, you have to fold the seat forward and remove the base. Afterwards you have to take out the battery pack and then fold down the tiller.

When it is disassembled, the heaviest piece weighs only 46 pounds. It has a wide foot platform for comfort while riding.

With a width of 15 inches, the seat can swivel and is also height adjustable. It has armrests that can flip back for added safety when transporting on or off the scooter. They are also width adjustable.


10. EWheels EW-M40 4-Wheel Lightweight Portable Travel Mobility Scooter

The EW-M40 by EWheels is a three-wheeled lightweight mobility scooter with a weight capacity of 300 pounds.

It has a maximum speed of 5 mph and run on a 12AH battery or on the upgraded 18AH battery. As such it has a driving range of 9 miles before batteries must be recharged.

The EW-M40 has an overall weight of 88 pounds inclusive of batteries, and the heaviest piece when disassembled weighs only 30 pounds.

This unit has a ground clearance of 1.6 inch, making it stand well above the ground to be used outdoors. It will easily be able to handle terrains that are not as smooth or even.

The EW-M40 has the ability to go up inclines of 8 degrees, therefore you will be able to venture up more hilly areas.

It has a turning radius of 39 inch, meaning that it can easily tackle those tight turns, curves or even narrow hallways.

This unit comes with a seat that can swivel away, it is also padded for maximum comfort and can be folded in order to be stored away.

The seat has a width of 17 inch, thin enough to pass through narrow doorways.

There is an on board battery charger, an on/off key switch, a battery indicator and a speed control knob.


We hope that the review of these top mobility scooters under $1000 will help you choose the best one that will fit your preference and your needs. Actually, any one of these devices is perfectly capable of performing well above average. 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 more interested and looking for other related articles, our staff compiled a great list of the Top 9 Folding Mobility Scooters for 2021 and have had some great feedback on that article as well. You might also like our Mobility Scooters For Seniors: Tips for Aging Parents article. 

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