Here is a comparison chart of some of the most popular straight stair lifts sold in North America. Some models offer additional options and features not listed here.
|Savaria K2||Handicare 1100||Acorn 130||Bruno Elan||Harmar Pinnacle||Stannah Starla|
|Capacity||350 lb (optional 400 lb)||309 lb||300 lb (optional 350 lb)||300 lb||350 lb||350 lb|
|Drive||rack and pinion||multidrive friction system||rack and pinion||rack and pinion||nylon polymer helical worm gear||rack and pinion|
|Diagnostic display||LED lights||digital||digital||no||LED lights||digital|
|Standard color/finish||white with beige seat||white with beige seat||white with beige seat||white with grey seat||off white with beige seat||white and ivory seat|
|Parts warranty||3 yr||2 yr||1 yr||2 yr||3 yr||2 yr|
|Company headquarters||North America||North America||UK||North America||North America||UK|
|Outdoor?*||possible with outdoor package||possible with 1000 model||outdoor model available||possible with Elite model||possible with SL350OD model||outdoor model available|
|Notable||very compact design||constant charge, no exposed gear rack||generally not sold through dealers||covered gear rack||narrow depth||unit does not move unless arms are down|
*Please note that outdoor stairlifts may not be available where you live as these products are climate sensitive. Your local dealer will have complete details.
These stair lifts all have a nominal (average) speed of approximately 15–20 ft. per minute. All units feature an aluminum rail that is mounted to the stair treads. Allow several hours for installation.
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