Power Chair & Mobility Scooter - Which is Right for Me?

Hoveround understands your need to regain your freedom and mobility.  We provide two types of motorized mobility vehicles that can offer you a solution for those challenges.

Two of the most frequently asked questions are:

  • "What is the difference between a power chair and a motorized mobility scooter?"
  • "How do you know which one is best for you?"
The answer may vary based on your circumstances and needs.  This chart compares a Hoveround power chair and a power mobility scooter to help you make the best decision.  You can also call and speak with one of our Mobility Specialists at 800-542-7236 for assistance.
Feature / Benefit MPV5 Power Chair Power Mobility Scooter
Designed primarily for indoor use, but can also be used outdoors

Designed primarily for outdoor use, but can also be used indoors
Easily navigate tight spaces and corners in the house 
Able to operate on a wide variety of outdoor surfaces

Joystick controller for steering installed on either arm of the chair
Adjustable tiller and handle bar steering for easy control

Various seating options based on changing medical condition

Available with a large variety of accessories such as bags, holders and baskets for even more convenience



For those with mobility limitations, power chairs and motorized scooters are both great solutions to regain freedom and independence.  Deciding which product(s) best fit your needs and lifestyle are important and Hoveround is always here to help.

If you need mobility assistance inside your home to perform your routine acts of daily living, then a Hoveround power chair may be the best choice to regain your mobility. Not only will you be able to get around more easily indoors, the power chair will also give you the freedom to spend more time with your family, visit a neighbor down the street, or enjoy your grandkids at the park!

If you primarily need mobility assistance outside of the home, then a motorized mobility scooter may be the best solution for you.  We offer a wide variety of power mobility scooters ranging from portable travel scooters to sturdy, heavy-duty scooters  - all to make sure you are able to get out enjoy life again!

Let our Hoveround Mobility Specialists help you on your path to freedom.  Call us today at 800-542-7236 to get started now!