The Pros and Cons of 4-Wheel Mobility Scooters with Large Wheels

21 February 2024 by
Scoozy B.V., Scoozy

Are you looking for a mobility scooter that offers comfort, stability, and versatility? Consider a 4-wheel mobility scooter with large wheels. Explore the advantages and disadvantages of a mobility scooter with 4 large wheels in this blog.

Stability and Safety

The most common cause of mobility scooter accidents is tipping over. Tipping over occurs when you steer too sharp or drive over uneven terrain. It can lead to severe injuries. 3-wheel mobility scooters are more likely to tip over than 4-wheel scooters, especially at higher speeds. One of the primary advantages of 4-wheel mobility scooters, often called 4-wheel electric scooters, is their enhanced stability.

When choosing a 4-wheel mobility scooter, consider the wheel size. Smaller wheels have a higher risk of tipping over after contact with an obstacle or bump. The balance improves with four large wheels, reducing the risk of tipping over during turns or uneven terrain. Good suspension and limited steering at higher speeds also improve safety.

Scoozy measures 16-inch large wheels, which is larger than most mobility scooters. Scoozy has an independent suspension in the front, making it easier to ride obstacles straight and sideways. Bigger is better when it comes to wheels and stability! Next to this, Scoozy has an intelligent steering limitation. When you turn with Scoozy at a higher speed, Scoozy reduces the speed automatically and lets you steer sharper at a reduced speed, minimizing the chance of tipping over when cornering.


Larger wheels on a mobility scooter can provide a significant increase in comfort. The larger surface area of the wheels allows for better shock absorption, making for a smoother ride over uneven terrain. The increased size also helps to reduce the impact of bumps and vibrations, reducing the strain on the user's body. Additionally, larger wheels have a better grip and traction, providing stability and control, especially on slick or slippery surfaces. Overall, the larger wheels offer a more comfortable and enjoyable experience for the user.

The combination of large wheels, independent suspension in the front, and joystick steering make Scoozy very easy to control without straining your body. You can rest your arms on the armrests during the ride, and with fewer vibrations and bumps, it is very comfortable ideal for anyone with pain in the upper body.

Off-Road Capabilities

Experience the freedom to explore any terrain with ease on mobility scooters featuring large wheels. Whether you're traversing gravel paths, grassy areas, or bumpy sidewalks, these scooters ensure a comfortable journey across diverse environments.

When it comes to outdoor 4-wheel mobility scooters, it's important to understand the distinction between off-road and allroad. Off-road refers to conquering unpaved rugged terrains, such as sand, gravel, mud, rocks, and more. Allroad, on the other hand, encompasses both asphalt roads and less rugged terrains like gravel and dirt roads.

If you're someone who enjoys outdoor activities or regularly finds themselves navigating rough terrain, an off-road electric scooter with 4 wheels may be your perfect match. Its robust construction and larger wheels provide superior traction and shock absorption, making it an ideal companion for adventurous souls. However, these scooters may be too big and less convenient for urban environments.

For those seeking a mobility scooter that seamlessly transitions between city and outdoor settings, look no further than an allroad mobility scooter with 4 large wheels. Scoozy is specifically designed to excel in different invirements, providing unparalleled mobility. Watch as Scoozy effortlessly navigates different surfaces, including bridleways, snowy paths, mud, or medieval town roads.


While 4-wheel mobility scooters offer additional stability, they may sacrifice some maneuverability compared to their 3-wheel counterparts. The extra wheel can make turning in tight spaces a bit more challenging. However, it's important to note that modern 4-wheel scooters are designed with improved turning radius, ensuring they remain agile and easy to operate even in compact environments.

It can be very confusing when trying to compare the turning circles of different mobility scooters, as each manufacturer uses its own method to determine the turning circle. In this blog, we measure the turning circle in the same way for 3 4-wheel mobility scooters.

While Scoozy has 4 extra large wheels, the turning radius is not much bigger than other mobility scooters with 4 smaller wheels as this comparison demonstrates. It's all about finding the right balance between stability and maneuverability to suit your specific needs.

Size and Portability

The notable drawback of 4-wheel mobility scooters, especially those with big wheels, is their larger size and weight. So, if space and portability are significant concerns for you, it's essential to consider the dimensions and weight of the scooter before making a purchase.

Scoozy may appear larger than other mobility scooters, but it is actually quite compact. It measures 68 cm in width, making it easy to navigate through standard doorways. Additionally, at a length of 135 cm, Scoozy is even 5 cm shorter than some 3-wheel models, allowing it to fit comfortably in most elevators. The seat is not foldable, however, and the total height measures 125 cm. Keep that in mind when you are looking to transport.

Leg room: Fitting tall people

Most 3-wheel mobility scooters provide more legroom than 4-wheel models. This is because the design of 3-wheel scooters allows for a narrower front end, which in turn creates more space for the user's legs.

Scoozy C, however, is a joystick. The lack of a steering column allows for more space and legroom. This is particularly beneficial for individuals with long legs or those who need extra room when their leg is in a cast, for example. This makes Scoozy unique in combining spacious legroom with 4 large wheels.

In conclusion, a 4-wheel mobility scooter with large wheels offers enhanced stability, allroad capabilities, and increased comfort. However, they may be less maneuverable in tight spaces and less portable due to their size and weight. It's essential to carefully consider your specific needs and preferences before deciding on the right scooter for you.

Scoozy is a distinctive mobility scooter that stands out due to its unique combination of features. It features four large wheels and a joystick control, offering a smooth and comfortable ride. One additional advantage of Scoozy is its spacious legroom, providing added comfort and flexibility for the user. Overall, Scoozy offers a versatile and comfortable mobility solution without compromising on size.

We hope this guide has provided you with valuable insights into the pros and cons of 4-wheel mobility scooters with large wheels and how Scoozy compares to alternatives within this category. Remember, it's always beneficial to consult with healthcare professionals or mobility experts to ensure you make an informed decision that best suits your unique circumstances. Thank you for watching. We’d love to hear from you. Let us know in the comments if you have any questions or remarks!