Which is the best wheelchair accessible vehicle for you?
Choosing the right vehicle to comfortably accommodate a wheelchair can be difficult. There are countless options; whether you opt for a full-size van or a compact MPV, you’ll always be spoilt for choice. But depending on your needs, some mobility vehicles perform better in certain respects than others.
With this is mind, here are some of the best buys we have on offer:
The Renault Kangoo range comes with lots of room for up to four passengers including a wheelchair, but its clever design means it comes in at a very manageable 4,282 millimetres – small enough for those tight inner-city parking spots. Like most of our cars, wheelchair access is from the rear, so you know it’s easily accessible when vehicles are parked either side.
Value for money
VW’s Caddy Maxi offers the prestige and reliability of the legendary German marque without the price tag. Our adapted model is a great all-rounder, with features including an immobiliser, alloy wheels, multiple airbags and a solid 1.6 diesel engine for a very modest £18,995 (2012 model). Fuel economy is good; expect to pay less than 10p per mile. It also comes with an electric winch.
If roominess is your top priority, look no further than the Renault Master. To be clear, this is very much a wheelchair-adapted van and not an MPV – but there’s room for six people plus a wheelchair and luggage, so it’s perfect for outings with friends and family. Priced below £15,000, our example has just 25,690 miles on the clock so you can be sure to depend on it for many years to come.
Take advice from specialist disabled vehicle dealers
We’re always happy to show you around a vehicle – so if you’d like to find out more do get in touch on 01243 586 444 (West Sussex) or 01883 624 041 (Surrey).