In a Nutshell:

Nimble on challenging terrains as it is when navigating tight indoor spaces and offered by an industry leader with world-class support—the Jazzy 1450 is hard to beat! Great for anyone in need of a well-priced indoor/outdoor mobility aid.

Customization options
Ease of Use
Comfort
Performance

Overall Rating

4.7/5

Benefits

  • Solid machine
  • Surprisingly inexpensive
  • Comfortable seat

Drawbacks

  • Seat doesn’t recline
  • Only 1.5″ of ground clearance
  • No extras on offer
Pride Mobility Jazzy 1450 Power Wheelchair
4.7

Recommended For: Anyone in need of a well-priced indoor/outdoor mobility aid.

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Is your mobility issue keeping you from enjoying life as you used to? Are you ready to take action?

If so, there’s great news – you can! You don’t have to live with your limitations. Today’s technology makes it possible for even people with serious mobility issues to get out there and enjoy everything life offers.

In this review, we’re going to take a closer look at the Jazzy 1450 Power Chair offered by Pride Mobility.

Pride Mobility is among the most respected players in the mobility industry, and you can read all about their offerings in our Pride Mobility wheelchair reviews.

The Jazzy 1450 won top honors as the best indoor/outdoor mobility aid in our recent roundup review. In the following sections, we’ll show you why we think it’s the best chair in its class and one of the best mobility aids on the market today.

Even if you ultimately decide that some other model is a better fit for you, we think you’ll agree that this is an amazing, versatile, well-built machine. Let’s take a closer look at what it can do.

Key Features of the Pride Mobility Jazzy

The first impression of the Jazzy 1450 is that it’s a big, sturdy, dependable machine. At second glance, it looks a bit like a luxury riding lawn mower, minus the cutting deck. 

It also looks like it’s a lot of fun to ride around in, with the Captain’s chair sitting high off the ground, giving you a clear field of vision whether you’re indoors or out.   It’s all that and more. 

Right side of the Jazzy 1450 Power Chair

Basic Specifications

Here are the basic stats of the chair to give you a better sense of what the 1450 is all about:

  • Overall Dimensions: 29.25” x 38.28” (minus the front riggings)
  • Turning Radius: 26.5”
  • Top Speed: 4 MPH
  • Max Range: 12 miles
  • Front Wheels: 14” (solid)
  • Rear Wheels: 9” casters
  • 4” anti-tippers
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Seat Width: Up to 32” (specify at point of purchase)
  • Seat Depth: Up to 28” (specify at point of purchase)
  • Seat to Floor Height:  Ranges from 17.25” to 22.5”
  • Weight: 195 pounds (plus batteries, 52 pounds each)
  • Max supported weight: up to six hundred pounds, depending on the seat width selected

A Few Notes About the Jazzy 1450

There are several things to talk about here: 

First, as you may have guessed by looking at the seat dimensions and the weight limit, this is actually a bariatric chair. We regard that as a good thing, even if you’re not big and tall, because it allows you to add storage bags behind the seat and port a wide assortment of gear wherever you go.

Second, it’s a front-wheel drive machine. Combined with its impressively sized 14” drive wheels, the Jazzy can easily power over even steeply sloping ground.

This is (somewhat) offset by its low ground clearance, which means it may struggle over certain obstacles like rocks and downed limbs. Still, it’s powerful enough to handle most of the terrains you’ll likely encounter around your property, at parks, or on well-marked hiking trails, making it versatile.

Pair that with its tight turning radius, which makes it a dream to handle indoors, and you have the makings of a rock-solid machine.

An image of the bariatric chair of the red Jazzy 1450
Oversized rear casters of the Pride Mobility Jazzy 1450
Knobby drive tires of the Jazzy 1450

Lest you think we think the 1450 is perfect, a couple of things left us underwhelmed. We already discussed the low ground clearance in our Jazzy 1450 review, which means that this isn’t the machine you want if you plan to tackle particularly challenging terrains. Its top speed is nothing to brag about, being a modest four miles per hour.

The range is okay for home use or a day at the park, but if you plan to take this model camping, you’ll probably want to bring some solar panels with you to give it a charge at some point to help extend that.

Adjustable and Comfortable

While buying a machine with more adjustment options is possible, the Pride Jazzy 1450 Power Wheelchair has the “Big Three” covered. It allows you to adjust the height of the headrest, armrests, and footrest, giving you enough adjustment options to optimize your new ride for personal comfort.

An image of Pride Jazzy 1450's headrest
Adjustable armrests of the Jazzy 1450 Power Wheelchair
Extra-large footplate of the Jazzy 1450 Power Chair

Pair that with the generously padded Captain’s style seat, and you have a chair that offers a smooth, comfy ride.

Note, however, that the seat on the 1450 doesn’t recline, so the more hours per day you spend in the chair, the more your body will protest. The available adjustment options don’t lend themselves particularly well to being in the chair all day, but if your needs are such that you spend six hours or less per day in it, you won’t have any difficulties at all.

Storage, Customization Options, and Extras

Okay, this is a weak spot in the Pride Mobility Jazzy 1450 Power Chair’s design. In terms of options, you get to pick the color, and there, you’ve only got two choices:  Red or Blue. That’s it. That’s the extent of customization you can do for this machine at the point of sale.

Side view of the Jazzy 1450 in red
Jazzy 1450 Power Chair: Red
Side view of the blue variant of the Jazzy 1450 Power Wheelchair
Jazzy 1450 Power Chair: Blue

Sadly, this machine also lacks onboard storage. The good news is that the 1450 will readily accept most third-party aftermarket enhancements.

While the company itself doesn’t offer you anything in the way of extras, you can turn this into an opportunity, buying anything you want and need once you’ve had a chance to use your chair for a while and get a sense of what would make it better.

Although there are no extras, one final thing to point out is that the 1450 comes standard with a safety belt and anti-tippers. We regard both things as essential, especially in a mixed-use (indoor/outdoor) machine.

What About Portability?

Another weak point in the design is the 1450’s relative lack of portability. Given its size, it will not fit in any trunk, hatchback, or SUV. Your options for transport are:

  • A full-sized van with a ramp
  • A full-sized pickup truck with a ramp
  • Or a lift for the back of your existing vehicle
Left side of the Jazzy 1450

Anything less than one of those, and the Jazzy is staying home unless you can drive it to wherever you want, which is doable, but given its low top speed and modest range, it would be quite an undertaking.

Note: Given the size of this mobility scooter, it is NOT suitable for public transportation. When Astrik Lott brought this to our attention in the comments section, we wanted to include it as a formal part of the review!

Very Easy to Use

Pride does a great job with the control systems on all their models, and the 1450 is no exception. It might take you five minutes to learn the basics and another five or ten minutes to acclimate yourself to the handling, but after that, you’ll be maneuvering your new mobility craft like a pro.

Pros & Cons of the Jazzy 1450 Power Wheelchair

As you can see, there’s much to like about the 1450. It’s a solid machine that will meet almost all of your needs. Sure, there are a few weaknesses in the design (the seat doesn’t recline, there is only 1.5” of ground clearance, and there are no extras on offer), but few people would describe any of them as deal breakers.

In the 1450, you have a surprisingly inexpensive, well-built mobility aid offered at a spectacular price by one of the industry’s best, most respected companies. What’s not to like about that?

Jazzy 1450 Review Conclusion

We stand by our decision to give the Jazzy 1450 top honors as the best indoor/outdoor power chair on the market today. Its feature set offers tremendous synergy, which makes it a capable machine on most of the terrains you’ll encounter at home, on your property, and at local and state parks.

While not a perfect machine, it’s designed to appeal to a broad swath of the market and offers tremendous value for the money. Highly recommended.

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