Welcome to our side by side comparison of the Invacare Pronto M51 vs. the EZ Lite Cruiser Standard and HD Heavy Duty Models. If you are interested in the Invacare Pronto M51, 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 Invacare Pronto M51 and it's offerings.
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Invacare offers a broad range of drive options including front-, center- and rear-wheel drive. Invacare claims an unrivaled commitment to extensive research and continuous improvement. However, we were surprised to find that the Invacare Pronto M51 is a bit lacking when it comes to the specifications it boasts. First and foremost, the Invacare Pronto M51 is quite heavy, coming in at a total weight of 198 pounds (89.8 kilograms) with battery. Because of it's heavy weight, you will need to purchase and install a lift on your car in order to transport the Invacare Pronto M51 long distances. That is heavy, but it makes sense since it is rated to carry passengers weighing up to 300 pounds (136.1 kilograms). The one and only specification that is up to par is the turning radius at 19.5 inches (49.5 centimeters.) which can make it acceptable to maneuver in tight areas, such as inside your home or in a supermarket, etc. For the price tag of $3599 though, there are definitely more cost effective and practical devices out there than the Invacare Pronto M51 in our opinion. 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
Invacare Pronto M51
|Device Weight:||50.7 pounds (23 kg) with battery.||59.6 pounds (27 kg) with battery.||198 pounds (89.8 kilograms) with battery. Base weight is 151 pounds (68.5 kilograms) and battery weighs 47 pounds (21.3 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"
|40 inches x 24 inches x 37 inches.
(101.6 centimeters x 61 centimeters x 94 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 16 inches wide x 16 inches long (41 centimeters wide x 41 centimeters long), or 18 inches and 20 inches wide and long combinations (45.7 and 50.8 centimeters).|
|Turn Radius:||29.5" (75 cm)||34.5" (87.63 cm)||19.5 inches (49.5 centimeters.)|
|Speed:||5 miles per hour (8 km per hour)||5 miles per hour (8 km per hour)||5 miles per hour (8 kilometers per hour)|
|Incline/Declines:||11.31 degrees||8.48 degrees||Capable of handling inclines up to 9 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 that can carry passengers up to 300 pounds (136.1 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 17 miles (27.4 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.|