Welcome to our side by side comparison of the Shoprider Echo vs. the EZ Lite Cruiser Standard and HD Heavy Duty Models. If you are interested in the Shoprider Echo, 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 Shoprider Echo Scooter and it's offerings.
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The Shoprider Echo is one of Shopriders lightest mobility scooters weighing 70 pounds (31.8 kilograms) when you factor in the weight of the batteries. It can support passengers weighing up to 250 pounds (113.4 kilograms). Because of its weight and size, even though it is lighter than some, you may still want to purchase and install a lift on your car if you are going to be transporting it long distances, to avoid constant disassembly and re-assembly. Also, it may be cumbersome to deal with when taking it to certain places such as the airport, a cruise ship or public transportation. Some users were inclined to purchase a separate van just to transport it. In terms of turning radius, the Shoprider Echo has a 32 inch (81.3 centimeter) turn radius, which means it will be extremely limited with mobility indoors such as a supermarket, department store, a house of worship, and other public places, not to mention inside your home. If you are fine with limiting the use of your Shoprider Echo to just the outdoors, then that may not be a problem for you, but as we've found from reviews online, many users do not like this. Another couple of limiting factor is the speed of the Shoprider Echo topping out at a maximum of 3.8 miles per hour (6.1 kilometers per hour) and its maximum range, able to only go as far as 8 miles (12.9 kilometers) on a full battery charge. 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.||70 pounds (31.8 kilograms) with battery and seat.|
(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"
|37 inches x 20 inches x 36 inches.
(94 centimeters x 50.8 centimeters x 91.4 centimeters)
Can be disassembled.
|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)||18 inches wide (45.7 centimeters wide). Length is not listed on the manufacturers website, and many retailer websites we visited, but we are assuming it is between 18 to 20 inches (45.7 to 50.8 centimeters) based on similar products.|
|Turn Radius:||29.5" (75 cm)||34.5" (87.63 cm)||32 inches (81.3 centimeters)|
|Speed:||5 miles per hour (8 km per hour)||5 miles per hour (8 km per hour)||3.8 miles per hour (6.1 kilometers per hour)|
|Incline/Declines:||11.31 degrees||8.48 degrees||Rated for inclines between 6-10 degrees, depending on the weight of the user. Manufacturer cautions against heavy users taking high incline ramps.|
|Portability:||Very portable due to its light weight.||Even with the larger rear wheels, it is still very portable due to its light weight.||May not requires a car lift because when it is disassembled, as it is supposed to fit in your car trunk or back seat. If you prefer not to constantly disassemble and re-assemble it, you may need a lift for your car.|
|Storage:||When folded, easily fits in any car/SUV trunk & can also be stored virtually anywhere.||When it is taken apart, it can be stored in a car/SUV trunk, or back seat. Can also be stored, assembled, in the corner of a room, or in a garage, etc.|
|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)||Decent construction that is rated to carry passengers weighing up to 250 pounds (113.4 kilograms).|
|Range:||12.5 miles (20 km)||9.3 miles (15 km)||Lasts for up to 8 miles (12.9 kilometers) of continuous use per battery charge. Manufacturer does not specify how long it takes for a battery to charge from empty to full.|
|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.||Because of its poor turning radius, it is not ideal for indoors. 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 slow speed, its poor turning radius, and the overall size and weight of the device which makes it difficult to travel long distances. Customers also do not like the constant disassembly and re-assembly when transporting it long distances.|