Cars Good for People with Disabilities


#1

I’m wondering what type of inexpensive cars work well with devices attached for wheelchairs or small scooters.


#2

Look at Minivans, particularly the ones made by Chrysler.
When I see vehicles that have been adapted for handicapped use, they are almost always Chrysler/Dodge minivans.


#3

I see lots of 4 door Ford Taurus, and Chrysler 300 type vehicles with scooters on a small trailer hitch mounted platform. You might not need a minivan or a van, depending on your needs. I am told the PT Cruiser is easy to get in and out of.


#4

Another might be a Mazda 5, a smaller minivan.

And I bet there are internet forums dedicated to this kind of topic-try googling it, see what comes up.


#5

Agree; Chrysler minivans seem to be the most popular, both for wheel chair users and those with spinal problems. Getting in and out of a low car is vey painful for those with back problems. Minivans have just the right height seats for most people.


#6

Any minivan. I know a man who is confined to a wheelchair and drives himself in a Town and Country fitted for him. It has a lift and anchors for his wheelchair at the driver’s seat. Of course, he also needs hand controls for the accelerator and brakes. The minivan would also work well for a passenger. I doubt that any sedan or SUV could be equipped for roll on/roll off service.