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Compare Best Stair Lifts of 2024

senior man riding Bruno curved stairlift in his home

Lifeway Mobility has done research to allow you to easily compare some of the top stairlifts in the industry.

The installation of a stairlift can be very beneficial for those that are having a difficult time navigating the stairs, but choosing the right one can be difficult.

In the charts below, you'll be able to compare features, benefits, warranty coverage, and more across several different stairlift product models. Lifeway sells and installs all of the stairlifts that are listed, with the exception of the Acorn straight and curved stairlift models.

Lifeway Mobility is a Bruno Diamond stairlift dealer, which is an award given to Bruno dealers that finish in the top 3% of sales in North America. 

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Please note that there may be some features and options that were not included in the chart.

Compare Curved Stair Lifts

Manufacturer Bruno Handicare Handicare Acorn Harmar
Stairlift Model Elite Curved Freecurve 2000 180 Helix
Stair Lift Image Bruno Elite Curved Stairlift with Gray Upholstery Handicare Freecurve Curved Stairlift Handicare 2000 Curved Stairlift Acorn 180 Harmar Helix
Star Rating on Consumer Affairs 4.8/5 4.5/5 4.5/5 3.9/5 4.7/5
Manufacturer Location USA Europe Europe UK USA
Weight Capacity 400 lbs. 275 lbs. 255-302 lbs. 265 lbs. 350 lbs.
Rail Type Custom-built, solid steel rail Custom-built, single tubular steel rail Custom-built, twin steel rail Modular rail, extruded aluminum Custom-built, double tubular steel rail
Warranty on Major Components (Motor/Gearbox/Rail) Motor,  Gearbox, & Rail: Lifetime Motor: 10 years Gearbox: 10 years Rail: 2 years Motor: 10 years Gearbox: 10 years Rail: 2 years Motor: 1 year Gearbox: 1 year Rail: 1 year Motor: 2 years Gearbox: 2 years Rail: 2 years
Warranty on Parts 2 years 3 years (Batteries not included) 3 years (Batteries not included) 1 year 2 years
Warranty on Labor (Provided by Lifeway) 1 year 1 year 1 year N/A 1 year
Gear Rack on Rail Track Covered Exposed Exposed Exposed Exposed
Rail Distance from Wall or Obstruction 7.5" 7-9" 4.56" 13.25" 7-9"
Average Speed 25 ft/min 21 ft/min 23.4 ft/min 23.4 ft/min 20 ft/min
Max Rail Length Not Specified 115 ft. Not Specified Not Specified 164 ft.
Space Between Armrests 17.5-21.5" 22-23.5" 17.75" 19" 19-21"
Fold-Up Width 16.75" 16.5-17.4" 15.75" 13.25" 16"
Min. Staircase Width 31" 27.25" Not Specified Not Specified 31"
Outdoor Upgrade          
Commercial Upgrade          
Power Folding Rail          
Rail Overrun for Top/Bottom Park Positions          
Rail Paint Color Options          
Upholstery Color Choices          
Power Swivel Seat     Depends on Seat    
Power Folding Footrest          
Larger Footrest          
Seat Style Choice Standard or Large       Standard or Wide 


Compare Straight Stair Lifts

Manufacturer Bruno Bruno Handicare Handicare Savaria Acorn
Stair Lift Model Elan Elite 1000 1100 K2 130
Stair Lift Image Bruno Elan Bruno Elite Handicare Simplicity Handicare 1100 Savaria K2 Acorn 130
Manufacturer Location USA USA UK UK China UK
Weight Capacity 300 lbs. 400 lbs. 350-440 lbs. 287-309 lbs. 350 lbs. 280 lbs.
Hidden Gear Rack on Rail Track            
Charges Anywhere on Track         (available as option) Top or bottom only
Adjustable Seat Heights            
Seat Belt            
Obstruction Safety Sensors            
Seat Swivels Full 90° at Top Landing            
Warranty on Major Components (Motor & Gearbox) Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime 3 years 1 year
Warranty on Parts 3 years (from Lifeway) 3 years (from Lifeway) 3 years (batteries not included) 3 years (batteries not included) 3 years 1 year
Warranty on Labor (provided by Lifeway) 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year N/A
Rail Distance from Wall 5" 6" 9.75" 9.75" 9" 8–11"
Space Between Armrests 20.25" 21.75" 18.3" 18" 21"  
Average Speed 18 ft/min 25 ft/min 13.8 ft/min 30 ft/min 15 ft/min 24 ft/min
Painted Rail            
Rail Width Less Than 2.5"            
Fold Up Width 12" 15.1" 15.5" 12.6" 10.75" 12.25"
Outdoor Upgrade            
Commercial Upgrade            
Manual Folding Rail            
Power Folding Rail            
Upholstery Choices            
Power Swivel Seat            
Power Folding Footrest            
Larger Footrest            


Overview of Stair Lift Manufacturers

Bruno Independent Living Aids

Bruno is the most trusted stair lift manufacturer in the industry, and usually, the number one option recommended by Lifeway Mobility. Bruno has been a family-owned business for over 30 years with their headquarters is located in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. As seen above, Bruno offers two different straight rail stair lift models and one curved rail model. Their straight and curved Elite models can be installed indoors and outdoors in both residential and commercial settings. Lifeway Mobility is a Bruno Diamond stair lift dealer, which means that we finished in the top 3% of Bruno stair lift sales across North America. Lifeway Mobility is proud to be Bruno’s diamond dealer!

Bruno-Elan-Straight-Stairlift        Bruno-Elite-Curved-Stairlift-from-Lifeway-Mobility


Handicare is headquartered in Sweden and offers a number of other accessibility solutions in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Lifeway Mobility has been proudly offering Handicare products to customers over the past several years, including Handicare’s 1000, 1100, 2000, and Freecurve.

Handicare 1100 Stairlift     Handicare Freecurve Curved Stairlift


Savaria offers a variety of accessibility solutions for home use and commercial applications. In addition to stair lifts, Savaria manufacturers a range of wheelchair lifts, home elevators, LULA elevators, and vehicle lifts. Savaria is based in Laval, Canada.

Woman Riding Savaria K2 Stairlift     Savaria K2 Stairlift at Bottom Landing


Harmar, which is headquartered in Sarasota, FL, offers a variety of accessibility solutions. Their products are distributed through a number of dealers in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Currently, Lifeway Mobility only offers Harmar’s stair lifts to customers across the Midwest & Northeast regions of the United States.

Harmar-Straight-Stairlift  Harmar Curved Stairlift


Hawle, which is also know as Precision,  is a German-based manufacturer that offers curved rail stair lifts in North America and Europe. The Hawle HW10 is unique because it can accommodate steeper staircases and spiral staircases. Hawle also offers many more design and color options than the other curved rail stair lift manufacturers listed in the chart above.

Hawle Curved Stair Lift   Hawle-Curved-Stairlift


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Compare Stair Lifts in Lifeway Mobility Showrooms

Want to to compare two or more stairlifts you're deciding between? Lifeway has stairlift showrooms in the following areas, most of which have multiple stair lifts from more than one manufacturer. 

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