Welcome to our side by side comparison of the Drive Medical Wildcat 450 vs. the EZ Lite Cruiser Standard and HD Heavy Duty Models. If you are interested in the Drive Medical Wildcat 450, 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 Wildcat 450 and it's offerings.
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The Drive Medical Wildcat 450 is not much different than many similar power electric wheelchairs on the market today. It actually appears to be similar to a manual wheelchair that has been converted to an electric (powered) wheelchair. The Drive Medical Wildcat 450 boasts a few features such as an adjustable length controller which can be mounted on either the left or right side, a foot rest that can be flipped up, and a folding back rest, among other standard features commonly found on similar wheelchairs. The Wildcat 450 is rated for users who are generally heavier, and it can support passengers weighing up to 450 pounds (204.1 kilograms). The reason, we presume, is because it is extremely heavy weighing 173 pounds (78.5 kilograms) with battery. With this heavy of a weight, you will need to purchase and install a lift on your car or SUV to be able to transport it long distances. We would also like to point out that Drive Medical Wildcat 450 has a large turning radius at 41 inches (104.1 centimeters), which can make it inconvenient for use indoors, as you will need a lot of space to make turns. If you require something that can handle indoor areas with ease, you should consider one with a smaller turning radius. 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 Wildcat 450
|Device Weight:||50.7 pounds (23 kg) with battery.||59.6 pounds (27 kg) with battery.||173 pounds (78.5 kilograms) with battery. Base weight is 100 pounds (43.4 kilograms), battery weighs 73 pounds (33.1 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"
|48 inches x 26.5 inches
(121.9 centimeters x 67.3 centimeters)
Height is unknown. 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)||24 inches wide x 20 inches long (61 centimeters wide x 50.8 centimeters long)|
|Turn Radius:||29.5" (75 cm)||34.5" (87.63 cm)||41 inches (104.1 centimeters)|
|Speed:||5 miles per hour (8 km per hour)||5 miles per hour (8 km per hour)||4 miles per hour (6.4 kilometers per hour)|
|Incline/Declines:||11.31 degrees||8.48 degrees||Can handle inclines up to 6 degrees.|
|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 due to it's heavy weight that can support passengers weighing up to 450 pounds (204.1 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.|