What are the Best Power Wheelchair Brands?

For those that are in the market for an affordable power chair, the search at times can be overwhelming due to the quantity of wholesale power chairs on the market, available for purchase. New or even seasoned buyers may know what they need in their chair, yet can still be bamboozled as to which chair to select, since each chair often claims to be the best model on the market. If you find yourself in this particular predicament, then I would advise choosing your power chair from one of the following best brands of electric wheelchairs.

This article will provide you with a model from each brand that is recommended. In my opinion, the five best affordable power wheelchairs—in no particular order—are from the following brands, which are:

The respective logos for each company listed above can be shown below, if you click on any of the logos below it will take you to our shop by brand page.
power wheelchair brandsThese brands offer power wheelchairs that are both mainstream and on the higher end of the market. These power chairs can be found on our website by clicking on the Mobility Scooters category and then on “Shop by Brand” from the drop-down.

Mobility Scooters Direct is an authorized dealer, guarantees the lowest price, provides factory warranties and offers both free shipping and same day shipping. The company has an excellent relationship with manufacturers, which allows Mobility Scooters Direct to offer steep discounts on your selection of a power chair.

Which Models from the Best Power Wheelchair Brands are the Best?

Below we will share some feedback and thoughts about the best brands/manufacturers of power wheelchairs. We’ll include links to the pages that show all of their products and links to other relevant places.

Pride Mobility

pride electric wheelchairsPride was acquired by the Meuser family in 1986. Since then, the company’s reach has expanded considerably, in addition to their range of products available for purchase. Pride Mobility offers several products that are geared to the heavier sets as well as an entire line of Jazzy Electric Wheelchairs that are the most popular name in the wheelchair world. Their Jazzy 1450 Power Wheelchair is amongst the most durable power wheelchairs on the market today. This powered chair has a weight capacity of 600 lbs.! Despite this, the power chair can move at a maximum speed of 4.5 mph. The travel range is 12 miles and the turning radius is 26.50”.
Click here to visit the official Pride mobility Website, keep in mind they don’t sell products, they only manufacture them. Pride Mobility relies on retailers like us to handle their sales.

Merits Health USA

merits power wheelchair brandMerits Health USA, founded in 1985, designs and “manufactures innovative healthcare products for people who experience mobility or respiratory problems,” according to their website. Merits Health USA provides a superior chair, such as the Merits Health S341 Pioneer 10 DLX Bariatric 4-Wheel Mobility Scooter. This powered wheelchair is built to handle rougher terrains while maintaining a luxurious feel. The maximum speed is 6 mph. The power chair can travel for 32 miles without needing a charge. The turning radius is 62”. The weight capacity is 500 lbs.

You may visit the Merits Health USA website by clicking here, keep in mind they don’t sell to the public, they rely on retailers like us for that.

Drive Medical

Drive was founded originally in early 2000 with the name Medical Depot, Inc. Shortly after Medical Depot Inc was established, the founders saw an opportunity to envoke their company spirit via a name change that reflected their mission which was to create independence for individuals that needed help with mobility. This is when they decided to change the company name to Drive. This name change and expansion led to Drive becoming one of the biggest manufacturers of mobility products globally. They’ve grown so much they decided to acquire Devilbiss Health Care in 2015 and since then became known as “Drive Devilbiss Healthcare”. They manufacturer great wheelchairs such as the Cirrus Plus folding wheelchair.

View all of the Drive Medical electric wheelchairs that we offer on our website or visit the Drive Medical website directly. Keep in mind that Drive does not sell to the public, they rely on retailers like us to do that.

Golden Technologies

Another excellent company, Golden Technologies, was founded in 1985 and continues to this day to follow the pledge, “build it right the first time.” In 2003, the company was awarded a contract with the Veterans Administration Medical Centers to supply their scooters to all U.S. Veterans. Golden Technologies offers several competitive models. One that caught my eye and that you’re sure to love is the Patriot Mobility Scooter 4-Wheel. This model is among the fastest in the market, capable of moving at speeds of 8 mph, which ensures that you reach your intended destination on time. The travel range on this model is 18 miles. The turning radius is 76.5”.

To view all of the power wheelchairs by Golden Technologies that we offer, click here. You can also visit the Golden Technologies website to learn more about their company but they do not sell products to consumers. They rely on retailers to do sales for them as they are solely a manufacturer.

CTM Homecare

One of the best brands on the market today is CTM Homecare, which is known as a global leader in powered mobility since 1995. The company is based in California, but does business both locally and internationally. From the company CTM Homecare, an excellent model to consider is the CTM HS-5600 Power Wheelchair. This model has a maximum speed of 5 mph; a travel range of 15 miles; and a turning radius of 31.1”. The weight capacity is 400 lbs. This model is known as having more comfort and power than your average power wheelchair.

Click here to view all of the CTM Homecare wheelchairs that are available for sale on our website or visit their website to learn about their company. Keep in mind that they do not sell products to the public, they rely on retailers for that.

Shoprider

shoprider wheelchairsFinally, the last company that I believe is amongst the best brands in the industry is Shoprider. They make very solid electric wheelchairs that last a long time. The Jimmie power chair is built like a tank and handles very well. It is a pretty quick wheelchair with a very comfortable seat. We have made a custom video and took many pictures of the Jimmie recently which you can view on our product page. To view all of the power wheelchairs by Shoprider that we carry for sale, click here.

You can also learn more about Shoprider by visiting their website. Keep in mind that they don’t sell products to the public, they rely on partners like us to help them sell products. You can also view all of our Shoprider wheelchairs by clicking here.

Closing the Deal on an Affordable Power Chair

Having discovered the best brands among those that sell power wheelchairs, you may feel ready to go online and make your purchase. While the information provided certainty makes that aim a possibility, it would make more sense to reach out to the company directly first. Mobility Scooter Direct is among the leaders in power wheel chairs and provides simple communication with members from their team. You can access the site by clicking here, where you can engage in a Live Chat with one of their sales representatives. Alternatively, you can contact the company direct by phone by dialing (877) 740-4034.

In conclusion, say goodbye to that nagging feeling that you are making a mistake in the selection of your power wheelchair! When speaking to one of their representatives, be sure to provide any particular aliments you may be battling, a brief description of your lifestyle—such as events, activities, travel plans, etc.—and you history with mobility assistance so as to better pair you with a power wheel chair. I would recommend requesting a power chair from among the companies I provided earlier in this article—CTM Homecare, Merits Health USA, Golden Technologies, Pride, and Heartway USA. If the power chair the article provided from these five companies isn’t the best fit, the representative can help streamline your search by narrowing the inventory to one of four categories: Travel Power Wheelchairs, Full Size Power Wheelchairs, Heavy Duty Power Wheelchairs, and Folding Power Wheelchairs. As you can see, the odds are in your favor in regards to selecting the best power chair for your lifestyle.

Andrew Fatalo is the owner of Statewide Mobility Inc & Mobility Scooters Direct. He has been in the mobility product industry since 2005 and knows a ton about e-commerce marketing. He gives back to the handicap community by hosting mobility scooter and electric wheelchair give-aways which you can learn more about by following his companies on Facebook.