If you are having trouble going for long walks with your walker, it may be time to consider a motorized mobility scooter.
A 3 wheel mobility scooter will give you the freedom you crave. Easy to use outdoors, three-wheel models can take tighter turns and tackle tough terrain, like grassy areas. Most models are travel-friendly, and easy to take with you on-the-go.
If you’re looking for an electric mobility scooter to take on walks through the park, a three-wheel model may be a good fit for you. We’re going to share some of our favorite models to help you find the right scooter for your needs.
Pride Travel Pro Premium
Pride’s Travel Pro Premium 3-wheel electric scooter is easy to maneuver and lightweight for easy transportability. Offering a smooth ride, the Travel Pro Premium allows for easy maneuverability in tight spaces and offers a top speed of 4mph.
On a full charge, this scooter can ride up to 6.3 miles before needing to be recharged. It also offers flat free tires, a 275-pound weight capacity and forward/reverse controls.
All of these features are impressive, but what really makes this model stand out is its portability. The scooter easily disassembles into five lightweight pieces that fit in the back of most sedans. The heaviest piece weighs less than 30 pounds, which makes it easy for most users to stow this scooter away independently.
The padded faux-leather seat is comfortable and adjustable to accommodate users of most heights. The armrests are also padded and can be folded up for easy entry and exit. A front-facing basket allows you to store your belongings while you ride.
- Offers a long range of 6.3 miles
- High weight capacity – 275 pounds
- Adjustable seat height
- Fold-up arms
- Disassembles into multiple, lightweight pieces
- Easy assembly
- Not ideal for tough terrain
The Travel Pro Premium is not ideal for tough terrain, like grass, but this is a common issue with three-wheel scooters.
Pride’s Travel Pro Premium scooter is durable, easy to take with you on-the-go and offers a comfortable ride. If you’re looking for a three-wheel travel scooter that will last, this model is a good option.
Pride Go-Go Ultra X
Pride’s Go-Go Ultra X three wheel mobility scooter offers a longer range and a lower weight capacity than the Travel Pro Premium, but this model comes with many of the same convenient features that make this brand a go-to option for users.
The Go-Go Ultra X can easily be disassembled with one hand thanks to the auto-latching lockup mechanism. Like other Pride scooters, this model separates into five lightweight pieces for easy storage and transport.
The seat is mounted to the front of the frame for maximum stability while riding. The Go-Go Ultra X offers a top speed of 4mph, a range of 6.9 miles and a maximum weight capacity of 260 pounds. Scooter controls are easy to use, and the front basket offers plenty of space for storing your items.
- One-handed frame separation for easy storage and transport
- High weight capacity – 260 pounds
- Long range of 6.9 miles
- Sturdy and durable
- Lower weight capacity
The only complaint with this scooter is that the weight capacity is a little lower compared to the Pride Travel Pro Premium. But it does offer a longer range per battery charge.
If you’re looking to get a little more mileage out of your scooter, the Go-Go Ultra X is a good option.
Drive Medical Scout Compact
Drive Medical’s Scout Compact three wheel electric scooter offers a higher speed, longer range and higher weight capacity compared to Pride’s scooters.
This model has a top speed of 4.5 mph and a maximum range of 15 miles. With a 300-pound weight capacity, this scooter can accommodate most users.
The swivel seat makes it easy to get on and off the scooter. The backrest folds down and the armrests are both padded and adjustable. There’s even a plastic carry basket attached to the front of the scooter to store your items safely.
The wheels are non-marking, flat-free and anti-tip for added safety and convenience. The base of the scooter also has color panels to hide scratches and scuff marks.
The delta-style tiller makes it easy to operate this scooter, even if you have limited dexterity.
- Higher speed (4.5 mph) and longer range (15 miles)
- Comfortable seat
- Easy operation, even for those with limited dexterity
- High weight capacity
- Easy to transport
The Scout Compact scooter is heavy. Many people find that it’s difficult to lift the scooter in one piece, so it’s important to disassemble the unit before transporting it in a vehicle. The weight issue is common with most mobility scooters, which is why they come apart for transporting.
The Scout 3 wheel motor scooter is still lighter than many other models, which makes it easy to travel with. It also offers a long range and a decent speed.
Spitfire Scout 4 DST
Drive Medical’s Spitfire Scout 4 DST is quick and easy to assemble. The heaviest piece still weighs 70 pounds, but most people will have no issues putting this scooter together.
Flat-free, non-marking tires allow you to use this scooter without worry of it damaging your floors.
The scooter’s battery provides a 15-mile range and the LED headlight helps the user see in low-light situations. The DST suspension and automotive-style springs allow for a more comfortable ride. Speaking of comfort, the seat is 17.5″ wide and features cushioned arms for added comfort.
The Spitfire Scout 4 DST also has a 325-pound weight capacity to accommodate larger users.
- Battery has long 15-mile range
- LED headlights improve visibility
- Wider seat and cushioned arms for comfort
- Easy to get on and off the scooter
- High weight capacity
- Not travel-friendly
The biggest concern with Drive Medical’s Scout Compact scooter is that it’s not very travel-friendly. When disassembled, the pieces are still quite large and can easily take up the entire trunk of a sedan or crossover.
Otherwise, the Scout Compact is a great option for people who want a longer range and wider seat for comfort.
Pride Victory 10
The Pride Victory 10 scooter features a fun design and easy disassembly for traveling. Style, comfort and performance are three things that come to mind when talking about this scooter.
This model offers the highest weight capacity of all the scooters on our list, the fastest speed and an impressive range.
The Victory 10 offers a top speed of 5.25 mph and can go up to 15.5 miles on a single charge. The 400-lb weight capacity allows this scooter to accommodate most users. An LED headlight illuminates the path ahead.
This scooter offers one-handed disassembly for easy transportability. The delta tiller has wraparound handles, and the backlit battery gauge makes it easy to determine whether the battery needs recharging.
- Easy, one-handed disassembly
- Offers a long range of 15.5 miles
- Can go up to 5.25 mph – faster than other models on our list
- High weight capacity of 400lbs
- Fun design
It’s difficult to find anything to complain about with this model. It rides well, it offers a high speed and the battery provides a long range. The only real complaint is the price tag, but the high cost is easy to justify with all of the features this scooter offers.
The Pride Victory 10 is a durable, stable and quick. If your budget allows, this model is well worth the cost and offers superior features compared to most other models on the market.
Tim is a professional caregiver who has helped hundreds of seniors gain back their freedom and independence. He has been actively helping the senior community for 20+ years.