Welcome to our side by side comparison of the Shoprider Smartie vs. the EZ Lite Cruiser Standard and HD Heavy Duty Models. If you are interested in the Shoprider Smartie, 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 Smartie and it's offerings.
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Shoprider is the manufacturer of a variety of mobility scooter and power chair models, and one of the most established companies in the market today. They pride themselves on making products that will help people get around with more ease, making cheap products that are generally affordable to anyone, which is why many people choose a Shoprider. Let's see how they stack 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.||93 pounds (42.2 kilograms) with battery. Manufacturer calls this one 'extra light' but we don't feel it deserves this title.|
(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"
|30.5 inches x 21.5 inches x 28.7 inches
(77.5 centimeters x 54.6 centimeters x 72.9 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)||18 inches wide (45.7 centimeters wide). Length unknown.|
|Turn Radius:||29.5" (75 cm)||34.5" (87.63 cm)||We were unable to locate any good documentation on this product that lists the turn radius.|
|Speed:||5 miles per hour (8 km per hour)||5 miles per hour (8 km per hour)||3.75 miles per hour (6 kilometers per hour)|
|Incline/Declines:||11.31 degrees||8.48 degrees||Rated for inclines of only 6 degrees. Manufacturer warns that heavier set users should not come to a stop on an incline as it may not be safe. They recommend you get moving as soon as possible.|
|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 weighing up to 250 pounds (115 kilograms).|
|Range:||12.5 miles (20 km)||9.3 miles (15 km)||Lasts for up to 10 miles (16 kilometers) depending on terrain, user weight, battery condition, and other factors. Manufacturer does not state how long it takes to charge battery 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.||Accomplishes most indoor mobility requirements. Some doorways and hallways may be tight to fit through because of its size. 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 and weight.|