Looking for a handicap accessible minivan can be an overwhelming experience. Which wheelchair accessible manufacture has the best fit for one's needs? Which mobility dealer to work with? Which make and model of minivan? This article is to assist with the last question, which make and model of minivan.
Two of the most popular handicap accessible minivans are the Chrysler Town and Country (soon to be Pacifica) and the Dodge Grand Caravan. These vans are made by Fiat Chrysler, formally known as the Chrysler Group LLC. Dodge/Chrysler was one of the first brands of minivans to work with the mobility industry to create safe reliable vehicles for wheelchair users and their families. Here are a few reasons the Chrysler Town and Country (Pacifica) and the Dodge Grand Caravan are popular choices for a handicap accessible minivan:
Price: All of these Dodge/Chrysler minivans come in a variety of price points with multiple vehicle features. With starting vehicle prices between $25,000-$28,000 getting a brand new Dodge/Chrysler minivan. Depending on the style and manufacture of the handicap accessible conversion, a completely new modified Dodge/Chrysler could be around $36,000. (Prices are subject to change.) Dodge/Chrysler also offers a mobility rebate of up to $1,000 when you equip a vehicle with handicap accessible equipment. Handicap accessible minivans apply to this rebate.
Space: Across the industry the Dodge Grand Caravan, and Chrysler Town & Country offer the most interior space. This means larger turning radiuses for caregivers to maneuver a manual or power wheelchair and more space for independent users to turn and transfer. More space for loved ones, additional passengers, groceries, and luggage.
Flexibility: Life is always changing. Having flexibility to make changes for seating in a handicap accessible minivan can help take away some of the stress of these changes. Flexibility goes hand-in-hand with space for the Dodge/Chrysler handicap accessible minivans. Many handicap accessible conversions allow for the front driver and passenger seats to be removed, which creates space for up to three wheelchair users.
These are just a few of the overall features that make the Dodge/Chrysler minivans a popular fit for many people seeking a handicap accessible minivan. To learn more about styles of handicap accessible vehicle modifications, find a local dealer, or to shop for a handicap accessible vehicle.