Welcome to our side by side comparison of the Drive Medical Sunfire Gladiator vs. the EZ Lite Cruiser Standard and HD Heavy Duty Models. If you are interested in the Drive Medical Sunfire Gladiator, we have some valuable information below about this product that you should know about. We feel that the EZ Lite Cruiser Standard and HD Heavy Duty Models are the best electric wheelchairs because they are light weight, compact, easy to use and very affordable when compared to the Drive Medical Sunfire Gladiator and it's offerings.
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The Drive Medical SG-3CRD-852 Sunfire Gladiator Very HD Power Wheelchair is not your ordinary electric wheelchair. It is definitely their highest end model, that is made to accomodate users with specific needs. As with their other models, it still has a lot of the same standard features, such as adjustable and removable arm rests, adjustable seat height, and a few others. Even with it's large size, Drive Medical was able to give the Sunfire Gladiatior a decent turn radius at 23.8 inches (60.5 centimeters). They call it a Very HD Power Wheelchair because of it's extreme weight, at 285 pounds (129.3 kilograms) it can carry passengers weighing up to 500 pounds (226.8 kilograms). Keep in mind that with this heavy weight, you will also need to purchase and install a lift on your car or SUV to be able to transport it long distances. This can add an additional cost of a few hundred dollars, to a device that is already well above ten thousand dollars. Let's see how it stacks up against the EZ Lite Cruiser Standard and HD Heavy Duty Models:
EZ Lite Cruiser Standard
EZ Lite Cruiser HD Heavy Duty
Drive Medical Sunfire Gladiator
|Device Weight:||50.7 pounds (23 kg) with battery.||59.6 pounds (27 kg) with battery.||285 pounds (129.3 kilograms) with battery. Base weighs 220 pounds (99.8 kilograms), battery weighs 65 pounds (29.5 kilograms).|
(L x W x H)
Folded: 28.5" x 22.4" x 12.25"
Unfolded: 31.5" x 22.4" x 33.1"
Folded: 33" x 25.75" x 16.75"
Unfolded: 36" x 25.75" x 34"
|45 inches x 26 inches x 46 inches
(114.3 centimeters x 66 centimeters x 116.8 centimeters).
Can not be folded.
|Seat Size:||16.75" x 15.25" (42.5 cm x 38.7 cm)||17.25" x 17.25" (43.82 cm x 43.82 cm)||Available in an 18 inch (45.7 centimeter), 20 inch (50.8 centimeter), and 22 inch (55.9 centimeter) pan seat that is 24 inches (61 centimeters) long.|
|Turn Radius:||29.5" (75 cm)||34.5" (87.63 cm)||23.8 inches (60.5 centimeters)|
|Speed:||5 miles per hour (8 km per hour)||5 miles per hour (8 km per hour)||7.5 miles per hour (12 kilometers per hour)|
|Incline/Declines:||11.31 degrees||8.48 degrees||Rated for inclines between 8-12 degrees. Performance may vary the higher the incline.|
|Portability:||Very portable due to its light weight.||Even with the larger rear wheels, it is still very portable due to its light weight.||Requires a car lift. Most people, even with reasonable upper body strength, will not be able to lift it without support of a car lift.|
|Storage:||When folded, easily fits in any car/SUV trunk & can also be stored virtually anywhere.||Since it can not be folded, it can not be stored in a car/SUV trunk. Will fit in the corner of a room.|
|Durability:||Durable, solid construction. Carries passengers weighing up to 264 pounds (120 kg)||Durable, solid construction. Carries passengers weighing up to 396 pounds (180 kg)||Durable construction since it weighs 285 pounds (129.3 kilograms), it can carry passengers weighing up to 500 pounds (226.8 kilograms).|
|Range:||12.5 miles (20 km)||9.3 miles (15 km)||On average, depending on user weight, the terrain and battery condition, it can last for up to 10 miles (16 kilometers) of continuous use on a full battery charge.|
|Setup:||Get going in minutes. Take it out of the box, unfold it, connect the battery, mount the joystick, start it up and go.||Depending on where it is purchased, it may come pre-assembled. Most times some assembly is required and a toolkit may be required.|
|Useability:||Handles indoor areas effortlessly. Has a small turning radius. Works great on flat areas and light outdoors. Perfect for going to the store, or riding around shopping malls. Can be taken to outdoor markets, sporting events and most parks and recreational areas.||Accomplishes most indoor mobility requirements. Some doorways and hallways may be tight to fit through because of its size and turn radius. Handles simple outdoor mobility fairly, such as paved sidewalks & flat surfaces, but may be limited as to the terrains it can roll on.|
|Testimonials||Many EZ Lite Cruiser customer have reported that they love the product because it is extremely light weight, very affordable, and it has improved their mobility and quality of life.||Testimonials are mixed. Some of the biggest complaints from customers is the size, weight and cost.|