Welcome to our side by side comparison of the Hoveround MPV5 vs. the EZ Lite Cruiser Standard and HD Heavy Duty Models. If you are interested in the Hoveround MPV5, 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 Hoveround MPV5 and it's offerings.
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The Hoveround MPV5 is extremely heavy, at about 220 pounds, and requires you to purchase and install an additional lift in order to be able to transport it in your car or SUV. If you decide to purchase the Hoveround MPV5, you will be offered the lift, a cover, ramps and a reclining seat upgrade all for an additional fee. It can bring the cost of ownership to well over $3000. Financing options are not available, but some users (not 9 out of 10 as the company boasts) may qualify for reimbursement through medicare's part B coverage, or through an insurance claim reimbursement. Because of it's large size, the turn radius is not ideal for use indoors. Users have reported being trapped in tight hallways and some have trouble fitting through doorways. Lastly, the company does not offer a full money back guarantee, but instead charges users a 15% restocking fee if you choose to return the Hoveround MPV5. For a $300 fee, one of their technicians can come to your home to pick it up. When you take this into account, you may begin to consider that the Hoveround MPV5 may not be the most practical electric wheelchair for you. 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
|Device Weight:||50.7 pounds (23 kg) with battery.||59.6 pounds (27 kg) with battery.||220 pounds (99.8 kilograms) with battery.|
(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"
|36 inches in Length x 24.25 inches in Width
(91.4 centimeters x 61.6 centimeters)
Height 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)||Seat length is 18 inches (45.7 centimeters), and various widths can be purchased: 17 inches (43.1 centimeters), 19 inches (48.3 centimeters), 22 inches (55.9 centimeters) or 24 inches (61 centimeters).|
|Turn Radius:||29.5" (75 cm)||34.5" (87.63 cm)||22.7 inch (57.6 centimeters.)|
|Speed:||5 miles per hour (8 km per hour)||5 miles per hour (8 km per hour)||5 miles per hour (7.8 kilometers per hour), depending on users weight, terrain, and incline/decline.|
|Incline/Declines:||11.31 degrees||8.48 degrees||Has a hard time with inclines and declines and can only handle hills of up to 5 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)||Can carry 300 pound passengers. Durable, solid construction, but adds to product's overall weight.|
|Range:||12.5 miles (20 km)||9.3 miles (15 km)||Depends on users weight, terrain, and incline/decline. On average lasts up to 10 miles.|
|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 motobility 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.|