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Silverado Extreme vs. EV Rider Vita Monster: All-Terrain Mobility Scooter Comparison

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Person driving the Merits Silverado Extreme mobility scooter on a long and flat road


If you’re in the market for an all-terrain mobility scooter, then you’re in luck! Similar to our previous blog comparing the Silverado Extreme with the Afiscooter S4, in this article, we will compare two of the best all-terrain mobility scooters on the market, the Merits Silverado Extreme and the EV Rider Vita Monster. Both these all terrain handicap scooters are known for their heavy-duty construction, luxury features, and recreational capabilities. We’ve researched and analyzed every feature, specification, and detail of these scooters, so you don’t have to. By the end of this article, you’ll know which of these all-terrain mobility scooters is the perfect fit for you.

To ensure that the information presented in this comparison guide is accurate and authoritative, all claims and comparisons have been fact-checked and verified with official sources. Links to the official manufacturer’s websites for the Merits Silverado Extreme and EV Rider Vita Monster have been provided, as well as links to other reputable sources in the mobility scooter industry.

Which all-terrain mobility scooter is better: Silverado Extreme vs. EV Rider Vita Monster?

Silverado Extreme & Vita Monster Specifications & Performance Comparison Table

FeatureMerits Silverado ExtremeEV Rider Vita MonsterWinner
Weight Capacity450 lbsUp to 350 lbsSilverado
Max Speed9.6 mph11.5 mphVita Monster
RangeUp to 55 milesUp to 28 milesSilverado
Turning Radius82.7″ inches (210 cm)53 inches (135 cm)Vita Monster
SeatSwivel, AdjustableSwivel, AdjustableTie
Ground Clearance5.1 inches6 inchesVita Monster
Battery2 x 12V 100 Ah2 x 12V 85 AhSilverado
Warranty1-year warranty2-year warrantyVita Monster

Silverado Extreme & Vita Monster Advantages & Disadvantages Comparison Table

AspectMerits Silverado ExtremeEV Rider Vita MonsterWinner
Terrain CapabilitySuperior off-road capabilitiesExcellent off-road capabilitiesSilverado
SuspensionIndependent front and rear suspensionDouble A-arm suspension & rear shocksVita Monster
Seat ComfortOrthopedic, fully adjustable seatOrthopedic, fully adjustable seatTie
StorageRear basket, under-seat storageRear basketSilverado
Lighting SystemLED headlights, taillights, turn signalsLED headlights, taillights, turn signalsTie
ManeuverabilityWider turning radiusSmaller turning radiusVita Monster
AdaptabilityBetter for rough and uneven terrainsSuitable for various terrainsSilverado
AestheticSleek and modern designAggressive and sporty designTie

What are the differences between the Silverado Extreme and the EV Rider Vita Monster?


The Merits Silverado Extreme boasts a 950-watt motor and a 10-degree slope rating, which means it can handle steep inclines and off-road terrain with ease.

On the other hand, the EV Rider Vita Monster is a mobility monster has a powerful 900-watt motor, which can climb an even steeper angle of 12 degrees! 

Moving over to top speed, which is a consideration for many, the Silverado can reach a top speed of 9.6 mph whilst again the Vita Monster beats it at a max speed of 11.5 mph

When judging by weight capacity, Silverado Extreme has a superb weight capacity of 450 lbs, while the Vita Monster can only hold up to 350 lbs

The Silverado Extreme also has a slightly longer travel range of 55 miles, compared to the Vita Monster‘s 28 miles.

Based on this, looking at the larger picture, if you’re looking for a mobility scooter that can take you on long outdoor excursions, the Silverado Extreme is the better option.

MMerits Silverado Extreme mobility scooter semi side view.
Merits Silverado Extreme
EV-Rider Vita Monster mobility scooter semi side view.
EV Rider Vita Monster

Note from the expert

Different manufacturers have different test methods and conditions. If you see a scooter with a more powerful motor that performs lower on inclines, this might indicate different testing methods.

However, it might also be that the gear system in the motor provides less torque on Silverado, despite having higher power output. As for top speed, this is regulated by a controller and it’s not surprising that a stronger motor could have a more restrictive top speed controller.

Which scooter is best?Winner icon

  • Weight Capacity Winner: Merits Silverado Extreme
  • Range Winner: Merits Silverado Extreme
  • Motor Power Winner: EV Rider Vita Monster

Convenience and Comfort

When it comes to convenience and comfort, both the Silverado Extreme and Vita Monster scooter have features that make them stand out. The Silverado Extreme has a full captain seat that reclines and is height-adjustable, along with flip-up armrests and a headrest that’s adjustable up and down. It also has a rotating seat that slides forward and back and an additional setting that extends the recline degree to 130-135 degrees.

Merits Silverado Extreme Full Captain Seat close-up view.

The Vita Monster too shines in this area with a high captain seat, 13″ of floorboard. Add to that a fully adjustable tiller and cupholders in front. Vita Monster High Captain Seat close-up view.

Part of convenience lies in customization: the Silverado Extreme has more options for customization, such as a 1″ square hitch receiver at the back for universal accessories, built-in storage at the front, and the option to add a standard cage-style basket for grocery shopping. To be fair to the Vita Monster, it does come with a roll back bar for manual push and pull (that’s a terrifically practical factor), and comes with a seatbelt which some find to make their ride more comfortable, not just safer.Silverado Extreme Hitch Receiver (left) Vita Monster Roll Bar (Right)

Which scooter is best?Winner icon

  • Storage and Customization Winner: Merits Silverado Extreme
  • Adjustable Features Winner: Merits Silverado Extreme sc

Suspension Systems

The Silverado Extreme and Vita Monster both have suspension systems that provide a comfortable ride over rough terrain. However, while the Silverado Extreme has a full suspension system at the front and rear, the Vita Monster’s suspension is simply on a higher level. A role model in suspension sophistication, the mobility monster has double A front suspension and 3D rear suspension which users rear by and really provide a remarkably comfortable ride on rough terrain.

Silverado Extreme mobility scooter suspension mechanism
Vita Monster mobility scooter suspension mechanism
Control panel and display screen of the Merits Silverado Extreme
Control panel and display screen of the EV-Rider Vita Monster

Which scooter is best?Winner icon

  • Suspension System Winner: EV-Rider Vita Monster
  • Tiller Assembly Winner: Merits Silverado Extreme

Turning Radius and Maneuverability

The Silverado Extreme has a turning radius of 82.7 inches, while the Vita Monster has a turning radius of 53 inches. This represents an enormous advantage to the Vita Monster in terms of navigating tighter outdoor spaces. It’s unheard of for a large, fastest all-terrain mobility scooter to have such a sharp turning radius and this can be a super important factor to many choosing their all-terrain scooter.

As far as dimensions go, the Silverado Extreme is a bit wider at 29 inches, while the Vita Monster is slimmer at 27 inches. If you’re looking for a mobility scooter that’s easier to maneuver and navigate through tight spaces, the Vita Monster is clearly the better option.

Which scooter is best?Winner icon

  • Maneuverability Winner: EV Rider Vita Monster
  • Turning Radius Winner: EV Rider Vita Monster


When shopping for an all-terrain mobility scooter, prices do get high. At the time of writing, the Merits Silverado Extreme is available for $5,338, and the EV Rider Vita Monster scooter comes priced at $5,495. In other words, there is not much of a difference between the two in terms of price.

We understand these scooters represent a large purchase not all customers are able to pay for out of pocket. That’s why we’ve partnered with Klarna and PayTomorrow for financing options, offering a mobility scooter payment plan, so you can just pay a monthly fee over time.

As an example, for the EV Rider Vita Monster, customers can finance the scooter through PayTomorrow with a mobility scooter payment plan that comes with a monthly payment of $261.22. The financing plan may require a down payment or credit check, and interest rates and fees may apply.

Similarly, for the Merits Silverado Extreme, customers can finance the scooter through PayTomorrow with a monthly payment of $253.75.

Please review the terms and conditions of the PayTomorrow financing plan carefully before agreeing to it. Be sure to understand the interest rates, fees, repayment terms, and any penalties or charges that may apply. Additionally, check your credit score and financial situation to ensure that you can afford the monthly payments and that the financing plan is suitable for your needs.

Which scooter is best?Winner icon

  • Price Winner: Merits Silverado Extreme
  • Financing Plan Winner: Merits Silverado Extreme

Running Costs

Running costs of both scooters is going to be pretty low. Generally, you’ll be paying for the electricity to charge the scooter – a pretty much negligible cost.

However, it’s important to consider the long-term costs of owning a mobility scooter, such as maintenance and repairs. The Merits Silverado Extreme is constructed with a high-quality steel frame and a powerful motor, which are designed for longevity and require minimal maintenance over time.  Though the Vita Monster has a similar frame, its more complicated suspension system and greater number of electronic features may necessitate somewhat more frequent maintenance.

Unit Weight & Transportation

The Merits Silverado Extreme and the EV Rider Vita Monster are both heavy-duty scooters that are not designed for easy transportation. The Silverado Extreme has a weight of 350 lbs, while the Vita Monster weighs 267 lbs. It is essential to note that both scooters require a vehicle with a ramp or lift to transport them.

If you plan to travel with your scooter, the Vita Monster may be a more convenient option due to its slightly lighter weight. However, if you require a heavy-duty scooter that bounces less on rugged terrain, the Silverado Extreme, due to its heavier weight, may be a better choice. Think of this in terms of an automobile. A luxury car such as a Rolls Royce often weighs several times an equivalent standard car. This extra weight delivers a smoother ride when going over bumps.   

Which scooter is best?Winner icon

  • Unit Weight Winner: EV Rider Vita Monster
  • Transport-ability Winner: EV Rider Vita Monster

Lighting and Safety

In terms of lighting and safety features, the EV Rider Vita Monster and the Merits Silverado Extreme are quite similar. The Vita Monster is equipped with a full LED lights package, complete with low/high beam headlights, rear brake lights, and front and rear turn signals. It also has rear view mirrors, a safety belt, and a front bumper to enhance its safety features.

On the Merits Silverado Extreme end too, there’s a comprehensive LED lights package, front bumper.

Bright LED headlight for Merits Silverado Extreme mobility scooter
Bright LED rear lights for Merits Silverado Extreme mobility scooter

Other safety features of the Silverado Extreme include intelligent regenerative electromagnetic brakes and a parking brake. The regenerative brakes offer a smooth stopping experience, while the parking brake keeps the scooter secure when not in use.

Bright LED headlights for EV-Rider Vita Monster mobility scooter
Bright LED rear lights for EV-Rider Vita Monster mobility scooter

The EV Rider Vita Monster mobility scooter is also equipped with a reliable and powerful braking system. The scooter has a dual disc brake system, which means there are two disc brakes located on the rear wheel. The disc brakes are activated by squeezing the brake levers located on the handlebars. This type of braking system provides a responsive and reliable stopping power, which is especially important for a heavy-duty scooter like the Vita Monster.

In addition to the dual disc brake system, the Vita Monster also has an electromagnetic braking system, which serves as a backup to the mechanical disc brakes. This system is activated when the user releases the throttle or applies the brake lever. The electromagnetic brakes are designed to provide additional stopping power, and to ensure that the scooter comes to a complete stop quickly and safely.

Which scooter is best?Winner icon

  • Lighting Adjustments Winner: EV Rider Vita Monster
  • Speed Control Winner: Merits Silverado Extreme

Battery and Charging

When it comes to battery and charging, both the Merits Silverado Extreme and EV Rider Vita Monster are equipped with high-quality battery systems that provide long-lasting power.

After the free upgrade we offer, the Silverado Extreme features two 12-volt 100AH SLA batteries that are capable of powering the scooter for up to 55 miles on a single charge. The high capacity off-board 8A charger can fully recharge the batteries in 8-10 hours, which is a reasonable amount of time for such large capacity batteries. It’s worth noting that these SLA batteries require proper maintenance to ensure their longevity, such as keeping them charged on a constant basis and stored in a dry and cool environment.

Merits Silverado Extreme power chair batteries with 12V and 100AH capacity

With the EV Rider Vita Monster mobility scooter, there are two 12V 75Ah batteries, offering a travel range of up to 28 miles on a single charge – not as much as the Silverado. It is also equipped with an 8A charger similar to the Merits Silverado Extreme. This charger efficiently recharges the Vita Monster‘s batteries in 8-10 hours, providing an extended range for riders who require long-lasting mobility solutions.

EV-Rider Vita Monster 12V 75Ah batteries

Watch this video to see the EV Rider Vita Monster all-terrain mobility scooter in action:

Remember that the performance of the batteries in your mobility scooter may be influenced by factors such as terrain and rider weight. To maximize the lifespan of your batteries and maintain their peak performance, proper care and maintenance are crucial. By taking good care of your batteries, you can ensure that your mobility scooter continues to provide reliable transportation for approximately 2 years, after which the batteries are to be replaced. Cost of replacement batteries at time of writing is around $500.

Which scooter is best?Winner icon

  • Range Winner: Merits Silverado Extreme
  • Battery Capacity Winner: Merits Silverado Extreme

Warranty: Your Coverage and Peace of Mind

Warranty is an essential aspect to consider when purchasing an expensive mobility scooter. Both the Merits Silverado Extreme and the EV Rider Vita Monster come with warranties that guarantee that you are protected in case of any manufacturing defects or other issues that may arise.

The Merits Silverado Extreme includes a one-year frame guarantee, a six-month battery warranty, and a three-month warranty on the charger, controller, and other electrical parts. This warranty covers parts in principle, though we currently have an offer where we are giving one year free labor warranty on all Merits products, including the Silverado. In other words, for the first year, we will send out a tech to repair an issue with the scooter that isn’t related to wear-and-tear or the batteries. This applies to all customers in the continental USA – we send out a technician from a local company. 

Moving over to the EV Rider Vita Monster, this scooter’s warranty includes three years on all structural frame components, including the platform, seat post, and frame. The warranty also covers any part or electronic component of the scooter or charger found to be defective in material and/or workmanship for one year from the date of purchase. Please note that labor charges are not included, and all spare parts carry a six-month limited warranty from the day of sale, including replacement batteries and chargers sold separately from the original scooter purchase.

We can’t understate how important it is to read the warranty terms and conditions carefully before making your purchase to ensure that you fully understand what is and is not covered. At Heavy Duty Mobility, we believe in providing our customers with the best possible service and support. That’s why we offer a range of extended warranty options that can provide you with even greater protection and peace of mind. Contact us today to learn more about our extended warranty options and how we can help you protect your investment.

Which scooter is best?Winner icon

  • Warranty Winner: Merits Silverado Extreme

Scooter Brand

Merits USA and EV Rider are two of the most trusted names in the class of heavy duty mobility scooters and folding mobility scooters, with decades of experience and thousands of satisfied customers. Both have been manufacturing mobility scooters that cater to the needs of the disabled, seniors, physically challenged and those lacking sufficient confidence for smooth driving on uneven surfaces. 

We don’t see an advantage in brand to either of these.

Merits logo (left) EV-Rider logo (right)

Which features make the Silverado Extreme and EV Rider Vita Monster stand out?

After reviewing the Vita Monster and the Silverado Extreme, it is clear that both of these scooters are high-quality, rough terrain mobility scooter models are designed to provide a comfortable and convenient ride for users.

Both the Vita Monster and the Silverado Extreme have powerful motors, excellent suspension systems, and comfortable captain seats that can be adjusted to meet the needs of riders of all shapes and sizes. Additionally, both scooters are equipped with a range of safety features and including adjustable settings to suit the needs of riders.

When it comes to choosing between the Vita Monster and the Silverado Extreme, there are some key differences to consider. The Vita Monster is a more compact and lightweight scooter, with sharper turning radius, making it easier to transport and maneuver, while the Silverado Extreme is a larger, more heavy-duty scooter that is better suited for off-road use.

With our current in-home warranty offer, the Silverado also comes out with the best warranty package to put your mind at ease.

Performance wise, despite having a stronger motor, the Silverado Extreme has a slower top speed than the Vita Monster. It also can climb hills quite as steep. This is assuming manufacturer testing conditions were similar enough to meaningfully represent these differences. 

Why buy Silverado or Vita Monster from Heavy Duty Mobility?

Heavy Duty Mobility is committed to providing accurate and reliable information to our customers. Our team of experts has extensive experience with mobility scooters and other medical devices. We research and write our articles with great care and attention to detail, ensuring that we provide our readers with the most up-to-date and accurate information available.

We also understand that trust is essential for any website, particularly when it comes to medical devices. Heavy Duty Mobility is an established and reputable brand, with a strong track record of providing high-quality products and services to our customers. We take pride in our commitment to customer satisfaction and our ongoing efforts to improve our products and services.

We are confident that our expertise and trustworthiness make us the ideal choice for anyone looking to purchase a mobility scooter. Whether you’re looking for a luxury mobility scooter or a heavy-duty all-terrain scooter, we have the knowledge, experience, and dedication to provide you with the information and support you need to make an informed decision.

Merits and EV Rider are two of the most trusted names in the class of heavy duty mobility scooters, with decades of experience and thousands of satisfied customers. Both have been manufacturing mobility scooters that cater to the needs of the disabled, seniors, physically challenged and those lacking sufficient confidence for smooth driving on uneven surfaces.

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Raphael Perlmann

Raphael is a highly experienced professional in the mobility scooter industry, having spent over four years in this direct field. He is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and has a passion for helping individuals make informed decisions about their mobility needs.

Throughout his years in the industry, Raphael has gained a deep understanding of the various models, features, and capabilities of mobility scooters. He is committed to ensuring that his customers have access to accurate and trustworthy information when making purchasing decisions. Raphael has sold numerous mobility scooters, and his firsthand experience with these vehicles allows him to provide reliable and valuable insights.

Raphael's commitment to customer service extends beyond regular business hours. He is always available to answer questions and address concerns, going above and beyond to make the buying process as easy and stress-free as possible. He provides honest and transparent information to his customers and takes pride in helping them make the best decision for their mobility needs.

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