The Pride Mobility Victory 9 is designed to offer a long operating range and a faster than average driving speed, helping you to get where you need to be a little faster. While its large design makes for a comfortable ride and allows it to support users with a higher body weight, this isn't the best mobility scooter (opens in new tab) for making a tight turn. Also, that heavier assembled weight makes it more cumbersome to break down and transport when not in use.
In our Pride Mobility Victory 9 review, we look at the scooter's overall design and features to help you figure out if it's right for you. The brand has produced plenty of new power scooters since launching the Victory 9 though, so we would also recommend reading our guide to the newer and faster Pride Mobility ZT10 (opens in new tab).
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Pride Mobility Victory 9 review: Design
This power scooter is a good choice for running errands and going on long excursions. With a maximum weight capacity of 300 pounds, which is similar to the EV RiderXpress and the BuzzAround XL, most users can ride this scooter and even carry additional items in the basket. It has a maximum speed of 5.25 mph, making it the fastest scooter we reviewed, and its 13-mile operating range allows you to travel a significant distance on a single charge. When charging the battery, you simply plug the unit in to a wall outlet. The medical scooter takes between eight and 14 hours to reach a full charge.
Assembled, this scooter weighs 131 pounds. With such heavy components, the Victory 9 is not a good scooter for the elderly. It is comprised of five main components with the heaviest weighing 59 pounds. The large design and heavy weight make it difficult for people with limited mobility to assemble and transport.
This four-wheel scooter has solid, flat-free tires. These type of tires require very little maintenance; however, they do make for a rougher ride. The scooter sits 2.25 inches off the ground, so it runs best over flat surfaces. The scooter may incur damage on uneven terrain because of its low profile.
Pride Mobility Victory 9 review: Features
The Pride Mobility Victory 9 has a wide turning radius of 51.5 inches – of all the scooters we reviewed, the Victory 9 makes the widest turns. While it makes smooth turns outdoors, it can be difficult to maneuver indoors and around tight corners. The scooter’s ability to climb steep inclines also makes it good for outdoor use. You can climb 8-degree ramps using this model.
With its design and optional accessories, this scooter is comfortable to ride on. It has a deep-seat stadium-style cushion, adjustable armrests and a delta tiller handle. This design provides proper support so you can go on long excursions in comfort. You can also purchase an attachable cup holder or other parts on the Pride Mobility website.
Pride Mobility offers some of the best warranties. The company provides a lifetime warranty on the scooter’s frame, two-year warranties on the drive train and electronics, and a six-month warranty on the battery.
Should you buy the Pride Mobility Victory 9?
The Pride Mobility Victory 9 scooter’s superior design makes it comfortable to ride on long excursions and quick trips to the grocery store. With its deep-cushioned chair, adjustable armrests and delta tiller, it provides proper support while you drive around.
While these features make the scooter comfortable, they also make it heavy and difficult to transport. As long as you have help assembling and transporting the scooter, the Victory 9 is a top performer.
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