Curved Stairlift Comparison Chart

Below are some of the most popular curved stairlifts that are sold in Canada. Some models offer additional options and features not listed here. Ottawa Valley Stair Lift does not offer all the brands show below, we are a Savaria, Up Stairlifts, and Handicare dealer.

*Ottawa Valley Stair Lift makes ongoing efforts to keep the following information up-to-date but takes no responsibility for errors or omissions in information on this page.

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Here is a comparison chart of some of the most popular stair lifts sold in Canada.
*Limited Lifetime is 10 years.

This page is for informational purposes only. We have done our best to make sure the information provided is accurate.

Stair Friend
Free Curve
Up Stairlift Savaria Stair Friend Stairlift Model 2000 stairlift Freecurve Stairlift Acorn 180 stairlift Stannah Siena stairlift Bruno Elite Stairlift
Capacity 275 lbs 350 lbs 250 lbs
(optional 300 lbs)
275 lbs 265 lbs 300 lbs 400 lbs
Buy Back
Seat Swivels Top Bottom Top
Top Top Top Top Top Top
Adjustable Seat Heights
Seat Belt
Warranty on Major Components (Motor & Gearbox) Life time/Dealer
1 Year Manufacturer
3 Years Limited
1 Year Limited
2-5 Years
Parts Warranty 1 years 3 years 2 years 2 years 1 year 1 years 1 year
Obstruction Safety Sensors
Upholstery/Seat Choices
Average Speed 24 ft/min 20 ft/min 21 ft/min 24 ft/min 24 ft/min 18 ft/min 25 ft/min
Drive System rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion
Power Swivel / Foot plate Standard
Both ways
Optional Optional Optional Optional
Both ways
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Up Lifts

Developments in the field of stairlifts were at a stand-still for a long time. But now there is the UP from DeVi- Stairlifts. A stairlift that, thanks to the patented modular rail construction, can be installed within 4 hours without the delaying intervention of a factory.


Savaria has been in business for over 40 years and is one the top accessibility companies in North America. They have several models of straight stair lifts that are great for older homes with norrow stairways including a new one called K2 that boasts the slimmest folded profile on the markets.


Based in Europe, founded in 1986, but built on 130 years of experience. In 1886, based on the instinct of a young Dutch businessman, Jan Hammer. Handicare also sells stair lifts under different brand names including Sterling in Canada plus they make other types of mobility aids.


Established in 1992 Accorn specializes in stairlifts and is located in the United Kingdom. They do not sell there lifts through dealers but sell directly to the customer.


The company was founded in 1867 and began making stair lifts 40 years ago, Stannah sells mainly in European and is popular in the United Kingdom.


Bruno has been a family-owned business for over 30 years with their headquarters located in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

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