Minivans & Full-Size Vans
- Side-entry vans typically include a lowered floor and a ramp that leads from the vehicle door to the ground. The ramp is deployed once the side door slides open, and users have the option of an automatic or manual ramp for entry and exit. Mobility device users can drive or ride in a front row seating position or ride in a second row seating position, while the cargo storage space behind the third row of seating is maintained. Space for parking should be taken into account when considering a side-entry van.
- Rear-entry vans are a popular choice because they typically involve a less expensive conversion than side-entry vans. Rear-entry vans can also address space concerns since the ramp deploys from the rear and allows the user to more easily enter and exit if the vehicle is in a narrow parking space or two-car garage. Rear-entry ramps can be automatic or manual, and rear-entry vans are well suited for mobility device users who prefer to be seated in the middle or rear of the vehicle interior.
- Full-Size Van
- Full-size accessible vans have a larger footprint, but their size provides mobility device users with the most flexibility and interior space for seating, movement, and storage. Available in various length and height models, full-size vans incorporate a rear- or side-entry occupied lift or ramp for ingress/egress. Ideal for larger families or commercial purposes, full-size vans offer numerous seating configurations and can accommodate multiple mobility device users and ambulatory passengers.