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Compare Straight Stair Lifts

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.

Top 6 Straight Stair Lifts Comparison Chart

 Savaria
K2
Handicare
1100
Acorn
130
Bruno
Elan
Harmar
Pinnacle
Stannah
Starla
Capacity350 lb (optional 400 lb)309 lb300 lb (optional 350 lb)300 lb350 lb350 lb
Folded depth10.75″12.6″12.25″12″10.5″14.5″
Arm width16″-19.5″17.7″17.5″20.25″20″20.5″
Driverack and pinionmultidrive friction systemrack and pinionrack and pinionnylon polymer helical worm gearrack and pinion
Diagnostic displayLED lightsdigitaldigitalnoLED lightsdigital
Standard color/finishwhite with beige seatwhite with beige seatwhite with beige seatwhite with grey seatoff white with beige seatwhite and ivory seat
Parts warranty3 yr2 yr1 yr2 yr3 yr2 yr
Company headquartersNorth AmericaNorth AmericaUKNorth AmericaNorth AmericaUK
Maximum Travel32′22′33′19′8″70′39′
Notablevery compact designconstant charge, no exposed gear rackgenerally not sold through dealerscovered gear racknarrow depthunit does not move unless arms are down

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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