In-Depth Review of the Pinnacle Power Lift Recliner
March 3, 2020
Are you looking to find out more about La-Z-Boy’s number one selling lift chair, the Pinnacle Platinum Power Recliner? You may be wondering what Pinnacle’s features and benefits are, as well as whether it is the right fit.
Power lift recliners are a comfortable and practical answer for people as they age or to anyone that requires assistance getting in and out of a chair. In this review, find out why the Pinnacle was top of the list in our five best-selling lift chairs in Ottawa and Kingston. It is also La-Z-Boy’s number one best-selling recliner family!
As inventors of the reclining chair back in 1927, you can rest easy knowing your lift recliner possesses 90 years of innovative design experience. They provide the smoothest, most secure motion and offer unmatched comfort in every position at the touch of a button.
Marianne Kola has been a design consultant with La-Z-Boy for 15 years. Originally at our Hunt Club location, she moved to the Cyrville store to help service the more prominent french-speaking community.
The Pinnacle power lift recliner takes your physical comfort to the next level. “You can spend significant time and be comfortable in this chair,” says Marianne. With the ability to power the back and footrest independently, “the chair can be adjusted periodically to bring you in a slightly different position allowing for customized comfort and additional time in the chair.”
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The Astor lift recliner is part of the platinum series of power lift chairs. Bonus features in this premier category include a zero-gravity recline. This position involves elevating your legs higher than your heart, which promotes circulation and reduces swelling. Also, the full bed layout position alleviates pressure on the lower back and spine.
Similar to the rest of the Pinnacle furniture family, the power lift chair features a pillowed tall back and padded rolled arms. The one-piece seat and back move together, eliminating gaps and providing full-body support in all reclined positions. It’s comfortable without overpowering the room.
It gives you the power to sit, stand and recline by merely touching a button. A convenient hand-held remote raises and lowers the Pinnacle to help you sit or stand with ease and confidence.
“There is a toggle switch in the back of the hand-held controller,” explains Marianne. “People who have arthritis may find it easier to use the toggle which moves the chair up and down from the raised position to reclining.” You can even power the toggle hands-free by pushing it on your leg or a hard surface!
Relax your body and ease tension in the Pinnacle lift chair with the zero-gravity recline. This position involves elevating your legs over the level of your heart, which promotes circulation in the legs and reduces swelling. Also, the full bed layout position alleviates pressure on the lower back and spine.
Mobility issues caused by age, joint pain, or injuries can make enjoying the comforts of a recliner difficult. In these cases, you may find you need to rock out of a seat to stand up but don’t need the full functionality of the lift.
The Pinnacle lift recliner is 3.5 inches higher than the regular Pinnacle recliner to give you the height necessary to move forward and get to your feet without the rocking motion or being pulled up. Buying a lift chair is an excellent future investment. It provides independence to navigate your chair solo but gives you added support in the future if needed.
Further, the Pinnacle does not sit at a tall or short scale. Because of this, most users can sit comfortably, especially those between the heights of 5’4” to 5’9”.
While your height can be a considerable factor, it is important to note that height guidelines are NOT set in stone. The way you sit in a furniture item can drastically affect how someone might find a seat comfortable.
Ultimately, we recommend always taking a sit test to see if the Pinnacle suits your body type. To learn more, take a look at How to Find a Recliner That is The Best Fit For You.
Pinnacle Power Lift Recliner Dimensions (Inches)
Recliner Weight: 135 lbs.
Body Depth: 39”
Body Height: 45”
Body Width: 33.5”
Seat Depth: 21”
Seat Height: 22”
Seat Width: 20”
Options & Upgrades
Take some time to investigate your options so that your new lift chair doesn’t just suit your home; it suits your way of living. The Pinnacle power lift recliner has various customization options available.
La-Z-Boy has over 800 fabrics to choose from, making the experience of personalizing your furniture seemingly endless.
Although the Pinnacle furniture family comes in many fabric and leather select covers, the Pinnacle Lift Recliner comes in 6 different select fabric colours. These fabric options do not increase the base price of your furniture.
If you choose to purchase any fabrics outside of the select covers, please note that an additional fee will apply.
As for leather, no leather covers are available for the Pinnacle lift chair. If you’re wondering about the Leather Selection at La-Z-Boy, check out this article.
Please note that this article's leather or fabric options may be discontinued or unavailable without prior notice. We recommend contacting your local Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy store by phone or in-person to confirm availability. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by any changes to our upholstery selection.
In addition to the cover options mentioned above, the Pinnacle is offered in specialty fabrics with unique features and benefits…
Stain Resistant Covers
Innovative iClean Technology surrounds each fabric and leather fibre, creating a barrier that repels spills before turning into stains.
Tested and formulated to withstand the scratches and wear that a pet can cause to ensure a durable and easily washable fabric.
Antimicrobial properties surround each fibre to protect against mould, mildew, and odour-causing bacteria.
Superior stain and fade resistance properties make fabrics easy to clean and incredibly durable.
Conserve Sustainable Fabrics are soft, durable and made from recycled water bottles.
Restore by Nanobionic® features a mineral-based fabric coating that transforms natural body heat into energy using infrared technology.
At an additional cost, the cushions of the Pinnacle furniture can be upgraded to include firmer cushioning, meaning over time, your furniture will remember your unique figure and enhance the comfort of your seat. This could be a great option for people with mobility issues, allowing you to get in and out of your furniture more comfortably.
For more information, view our Motion Furniture Collection catalogue.
Power Upgrade with Adjustable Headrest
You can upgrade the Pinnacle to power.
Unlike manual furniture that uses a handle or latch, power recliners come with a control panel or a wireless remote for easy reclining at the touch of a button. You can also adjust the headrest support with this convenient feature.
The adjustable headrest allows you to move the head of the recliner from 0-55 degrees, giving you more range of motion with your reclining positions.
What’s more, the recliners have USB ports next to the control panels to charge your electronic devices and two memory settings that allow you to save any of your favourite relaxing positions. This way, you can easily recline back to the position you favour quickly and accurately.
All power upgrades can be cordless, thanks to our rechargeable battery pack. With this, you can place your power recliners anywhere without worrying about plugging them into an electrical outlet.
Adjustable Lumbar Support
The Pinnacle can also be upgraded to include adjustable lumbar support for an additional cost when choosing the power option.
Like the headrest feature, you can control the lower lumbar area of your recliner with the wireless remote. In this case, the lumbar support can expand 3 inches out or deflate to perfectly match the unique curvature of your lumbar spine.
To help you decide of the headrest & lumbar upgrade is right for you, check out the Review of La-Z-Boy Power Recliners with the Headrest & Lumbar Feature.
Heat & Massage Upgrade
The Pinnacle Power Lift Recliner can be upgraded to include Heat & Massage.
Customers can enjoy this incredibly comfortable lift recliner with two high & low heat settings and six motor-massage settings for their back and thighs.
PowerReclineXR® is also included in this upgrade, which lets the user experience full reclining comfort in any position, thanks to an independently operating back and leg rest.
To learn more, check out a Review of the Heat & Massage Upgrade at La-Z-Boy.
The price of the Pinnacle power recliner comes in at the mid-high range of lift chairs now available in the market. The quality of materials used in construction and customization options are the main reasons for the higher price bracket.
The starting price for the Pinnacle Power Lift Recliner is $2,679, with six select fabric choices. From there, the cost increases depending on different fabric chosen, and other options selected.
Did you know that you save the tax when you have a doctor’s note? Lift chairs are zero-rated for tax purposes when you have a requisition from your doctor. You will also save the taxes on delivery and warranty charges related to the lift chair!
*All La-Z-Boy prices listed in this article are subject to change. We aim to update all cost-related articles twice per year. This article was last updated on May 31st, 2023. Contact your local Ottawa or Kingston location by phone or in person for up-to-date pricing.
The Pinnacle is covered by La-Z-Boy’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. This warranty covers the repair or replacement of the frame, spring systems, and mechanism, given that they are quality-crafted and built for long-lasting comfort.
For full details of the Limited Lifetime Warranty, check out this full La-Z-Boy warranty breakdown.
While still quality-crafted, other aspects of the product, such as fabrics, leather, and cushion, are not meant to last a lifetime. However, these parts are still covered by the La-Z-Boy Manufacturer’s Warranty for a given period of time.
To further protect your purchase, La-Z-Boy Ottawa & Kingston offers an extended warranty plan at an additional cost. To learn more about the Extended Warranty Plan and if it’s right for you, take a look at this article.
The Pinnacle lift chair currently has a 4.9-star rating in North America. Find out what customers are saying in the following reviews.
Got this for my mom. She is 92 and needed to have something that she could get in/out of easier. She found one that just fit her and with the power lift she was in a standing position when she got out, rather than being more bent over where she could get off balance and fall as with her old chair. She fell and broke her shoulder several years ago so the power foot and recline is much better as she does not have to try and use the bar on the side. She loves it.
Purchased this recliner with the power-lift because was facing triple bypass surgery and recovery. Since getting home from the hospital, I have eaten and slept in this comfortable recliner. It has helped recovery tremendously, and is something I will also enjoy for years to come.
I purchased this chair for my Mother who has chronic back pain. She had a similar chair,but without heat and message. The first thing she noticed was how soft this chair was. The heat and message were a bonus that work great. She also noticed the quality of this chair,it’s built to last. You get what you pay for. She is very happy with this chair and would highly recommend it to anyone who has back problems.
Is the Pinnacle Power Lift Recliner Right for You?
If you want to invest in your furniture and save money down the road, the Pinnacle furniture family might be right for you.
Regarding functionality, The Pinnacle is an average seat that can be a versatile recliner. If you’re looking for a recliner with optimal comfort and support, the Pinnacle might be right.
However, reclining furniture may not be for everyone due to the size of the furniture and how it may complement your unique body type. Since the Pinnacle is puffy on the back and slim on the arms, this furniture family might be recommended for larger spaces and those with thinner arms.
Finally, when looking at the style of the Pinnacle, those who love a transitional look will benefit from this furniture family. As mentioned before, the Pinnacle does not fit just one specific furniture style. It has modern and traditional features, making it the perfect transitional style blend.
If you’re looking for more specific or niche furniture that is not broad, the Pinnacle might not be right for you. Instead, take a look at our article Traditional vs Contemporary, for ideas on what furniture could be right for you.
No chair, including La-Z-Boy’s power lift recliners, are one size fits all. If you are shopping for someone else, Marianne notes it’s vital to have the person who will be sitting in the chair, visit the store if at all possible. You need to test the lift chair in both sitting and reclining positions to confirm that your heel does not hang over the footrest, and your ankles are supported. If the fit is not right, the lift chair will cause problems instead of helping.
The Pinnacle power lift recliner has been on our floors for almost a decade. If the features highlighted meet your needs, then it is worth coming in to test it out for yourself at any of our La-Z-Boy locations in Ottawa and Kingston.
The quality, style and variety La-Z-Boy has to offer will ensure you find the perfect match for your needs. We are happy to help you navigate all the options and tailor a lift chair that is just right for you! If you’re still not sure which one to choose, you can check out our power lift chair page.
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