1. The top pick is the EZ Lite Cruiser Deluxe DX12 model due to the number of appealing features it offers — large 12″ rear wheels with deep contours, which are great for the outdoors, and the quickest and easiest folding and unfolding process, taking literally just seconds to do it. The Deluxe models, over the Standard Model offered by EZ Lite Cruiser, also have much more comfortable seat and back support cushions, making it feel great to sit in it. Added to that, the contoured and softer arm rest pads are much more comfortable for your arms to lean on. With all of these features and more, we really could not find much in the negative with this model, except that it is wider and a bit heavier — which is necessary to sustain the 330 lbs user capacity it is rated for. Read our full review here.
2. The EZ Lite Cruiser Standard Model is the original light weight and foldable wheelchair offered by EZ Lite Cruiser. It is tried and true in the features it offers – quick and easy folding and unfolding, all within a small form factor, making it a truly portable power wheelchair. The frame has only a (roughly) 24 inch width, which means it will fit through virtually every narrow hallway or doorway. At 44 pounds without the battery, this model is great for those who have trouble lifting the slightly heavier deluxe models. We’ve tested this model and found it works great indoors as well as outdoors. Plus, EZ Lite Cruiser has the most number of accessories available to make the chair your own. Read our full review of it here.
3. We ranked the KD Smart Chair Standard Model 3rd in our rankings, due to it’s appealing aesthetic quality and price — at $1995.00 it is an attractive price offering. The quality of the parts used on this chair are good and we like the basket available
under the seat to carry items. Again here, with this KD model, as with the other, the batteries mount inside the side beams of the chair, which is attractive, but their long term availability and lifetime is yet to be determined. The few things we did not like about it are the size of the front wheels, the longer folding and unfolding time (because you need to ‘flip’ or ‘spin’ the arm rests around) and the fact that it does not stand up on the rear wheels, making it more cumbersome when it comes time to lift it. Read our full review here.
4. Coming in ranked in 4th place is the EZ Lite Cruiser Deluxe DX10 model, which offers a unique set of 10″ rear wheels, which makes it ideal for both indoor and outdoor usage. When considering what light weight foldable power wheelchair you’re going to buy, one of the questions you should ask yourself is “where will I be using it more, indoors or outdoors?” and if the answer to that is outdoors, you want larger tires. If it’s mainly indoor, you can settle with smaller tires. But if it’s both, you want something in-between, and the Deluxe DX10 offers just that. This model also offers all of the benefits and features of the Deluxe line from EZ Lite Cruiser, including a 5 point recline for the back support, quick and easy folding and folding, among other features. Read our full review here.
5. Rounding off the Top 5 is another one by EZ Lite Cruiser — this time, the Deluxe DX8 model. As with the DX12 and DX10 model, it has the same frame, offering a 330 lbs user capacity, and very comfortable seating and support areas. It is the lightest model in the Deluxe line of light weight foldable power wheelchairs, at only about 53 pounds without the battery. With the DX8, the only draw back is smaller rear wheels, so if you’re going to be using it outdoors a lot, we recommend stepping it up to at least the DX10 or DX12. With 8″ rear wheels, like with any other model that has 8″ rear wheels, you may find yourself replacing tires more often than you’d like, if you’re going to be using it outdoors a lot. Read our full review here.
6. Based on our review, we rated this model 6th in our rankings. It offers a unique aesthetic compared to the other models, and is fabricated from quality parts. The seat is removable, and the front wheels are quite attractive. The leg guards provide additional side support for the users who require such a feature. While the batteries do slide in to the side beams, their long term availability and lifetime is yet to be determined. Some of tyhe other issue we have, which lowered it’s overall ranking, is the availability of this product, which is generally limited, and the size of the rear wheels, which for a ‘Heavy Duty’ model are quite small. This makes for a great indoor chair, but for outdoors, the rear wheels will wear out quick, especially on concrete, and therefore are not the most ideal in our opinion. Read our full review here.