- Starting price: $10,000–$25,000 with installation
- Types: Vertical and inclined platform lifts
- Maximum weight capacity: 1,050 lbs
- Power source: Household current or rechargeable battery
- Financing: Refer to dealer
- Many lift options available to fit your home
- Available among multiple dealers nationwide
- Wide range of safety features available
- Offers up to 14 feet of lift height
- Multiple customizations available
- Long warranty
- Dealers report excess maintenance calls
- Few credible customer reviews
Savaria gets our pick for “Most Home Wheelchair Lift Options” because of its wide range of available products and lift modifications to fit your home and unique needs. Savaria offers both inclined and vertical platform lifts for residential use. Most brands do not offer a wide variety of home wheelchair lifts, but Savaria offers six lines and 11 models.
Savaria has options to fit a wide variety of needs. Larger enclosed vertical lifts and curved inclined lifts are higher in the price range, while short, open-air vertical lifts and straight inclined lifts are lower in the price range. With all of these options, choosing the lift that’s best for you can be confusing. Dealers who sell Savaria products can help guide you in the right direction with a home assessment.
Savaria vertical platform lifts
Prolift is a fully enclosed indoor lift that feels like an elevator. It has a lift height of up to 14 feet, a standard weight capacity up to 1,000 pounds, and an optional capacity of 1,050 pounds. The upgraded Prolift HD version has a standard weight capacity of up to 1,400 pounds. It has customizable decor options, like a plywood interior and recessed lighting. Safety features include emergency alarms and stop buttons, and a back-up battery. You can also choose common options like larger platform sizes, a telephone, and keyed control panels. This lift runs on a household current.
M2lift is an indoor or outdoor lift most suitable for porches. It’s rust resistant for extreme climates and battery powered for reliable operation during power outages. It includes call stations with keyed access. Safety features include obstacle sensors, emergency stop buttons, and an emergency alarm. The only optional feature available is lift height, which ranges from 15 inches to 6 feet, 3 inches, all with a 750-pound maximum capacity.
Multilift is an indoor or outdoor lift available in multiple entry and exit configurations to fit the access points needed for your home, like entering the narrow side on the first landing and exiting the wide side on the second landing. It carries a maximum of 750 pounds, with a standard lift height of 4 feet and an optional lift height of up to 6 feet. It comes with keyed access to the lift, non-skid flooring, and multiple platform sizes. Safety features include an emergency button and obstruction sensors. This lift is also available fully enclosed, or as a mobile unit with a maximum travel height of 4 feet. All lifts run on household current.
V-1504 is an indoor or outdoor lift with a lift height of up to 23 feet, making this model the tallest lift available. It’s available in multiple entry-exit configurations and platform sizes, with a 750-pound capacity. It has multiple customization options, including frame color, powered door operation at the control panel, custom glass and door material, larger button controls, and a telephone. Obstruction sensors are not included, but can be added. The V-1504 Enclosure is the fully enclosed version of this lift, while the Prestige and Lux are fancier models with upscale material options. All lifts run on household current.
Savaria inclined platform lifts
Savaria inclined platform lifts are battery-operated, with charging stations at each landing to ensure the lift is charging while at rest. Note that the charging stations must have outlets nearby to operate.
Delta is a lift designed only for straight staircases—it can ascend a single flight of stairs with a travel height of up to 80 feet and a standard weight capacity of up to 660 pounds. The platform can be folded out of the way manually or with optional motorized power to keep the stairway unobstructed for other stair users, and is available in multiple sizes. The lift is suitable for indoor and moderate outdoor climates only. Safety features include obstruction sensors, a non-skid platform, keyed access for call stations on either landing, an emergency stop button, and safety arms that surround the user during travel.
Omega is a lift designed for multiple flights of stairs with landings or curved staircases in indoor or outdoor moderate climates. It has a travel height of up to 164 feet, carries up to 550 pounds, and is available in multiple platform sizes with either manual or motorized foldaway options. Safety features are the same as the Delta.
Savaria purchase process
The purchase and installation process depends on the dealer, although many dealers are the same in their approach. Dealers often send a professional to your home to take measurements and assess your environment and your unique needs. They will take you through your options and calculate an exact quote.
Once you purchase a lift, the dealer orders it from the manufacturer and schedules its installation. It could take a few weeks to receive your order, especially if you chose several additional or alternative options for your lift. The installation itself takes less than a day unless home modifications are needed, like installation of outlets at landings for inclined platform lift charging stations. In cases like that, it could take a few days for the installation to be complete.
Any Savaria wheelchair lift purchase comes with a 36-month warranty for all parts, so long as the lift is serviced by an authorized Savaria dealer. This warranty length is longer than most. All major and minor parts of the lift are covered, but the warranty explicitly states that it does not cover consumable items like light bulbs and batteries, cosmetic components like metal panes and buttons, malfunctions from misuse, or periodic maintenance like painting and caulking in or around the device.
Savaria works with dealers in the United States and Canada to distribute wheelchair lifts. For specific price quotes and financing options, you’ll have to talk to your local dealer.
Customer service and reviews
BBB gives Savaria an A+ rating, but the business is not accredited and has zero reviews. Savaria does have a heavy presence on Facebook with more than 2,000 followers, but it doesn’t post any reviews and its posts don’t have many comments. It’s difficult to get an idea of customer satisfaction, although two dealers our Reviews Team spoke with warned that some Savaria lifts have frequent, minor maintenance needs.
Customer service is easy to reach by phone at 855-728-2742, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET. You can also email the company with general questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. We spoke to a representative on two different occasions with no hold times, but they’re quick to refer you to a local dealer for detailed information about their products instead of providing the answer themselves.