Are sport utility vehicles the new minivans?

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Many years ago the main vehicle of choice for persons that were wheelchair bound were large full size vans. Over the years this changed and the vehicle of choice became the minivan. I have only used minivans and for the most part they do their job. The simplistic design of the modification, the size, and gas mileage make it very desirable. The truth is there is very little that is cool about a minivan. You can dress it up, trick it out, and fill it with luxury, but at the end of the day it is like putting lipstick on a pig.

Now there are several sport utility vehicles designed for persons who are wheelchair bound. These sport utility vehicles include the Mobility Ventures MV-1Fiat 500L, Scion xB, Kia Soul, Honda PilotFord Explorer, GMC Acadia, GMC Acadia DenaliGMC Yukon XL, GMC Yukon XL DenaliChevrolet Traverse, Chevrolet Suburban, Buick Enclave, and Cadillac Escalade ESV. These vehicles are available through Mobility Ventures, Freedom Motors, BraunAbilityMobility SVM, and All-Terrain Conversions.

Have you tried any of these or other wheelchair accessible vehicles? Please share your experiences in the comments section below.

One Response to “Are sport utility vehicles the new minivans?”

  1. Mike says:

    I have a Kia Soul, now I love my car but I don’t think it would be very versatile for anyone wheelchair bound. However mine is a 2012 model, the newer ones I believe do have more room overall.

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