Getting the best out of a wheelchair accessible vehicle can be tricky when you have so much choice. Whether it’s used or new you’re looking for, this post takes a look at some of the best wheelchair accessible vehicles or ‘WAVS’ on the market today to help you make an informed decision on which one suits your needs.
These are some of the most popular wheelchair accessible vehicles on the market; they’re tried and tested models that are used every day by wheelchair users across the UK.
Peugeot Partner Horizon
A nice and compact van, this Peugeot is an automatic with improved technology and safety features compared to previous models. This automatic is easy to drive for those with difficulty using the clutch. You get parking sensors and a reversing camera with this model, as well as Peugeot’s Active City Brake system which lowers insurance.
This is a great choice as it comes with a lot of features that make it comfy, safe and reliable. You can get your hands on the Freedom version, which is very fuel efficient, so it’s kinder to the environment. The Connect has a lowered floor, excellent restraint system and optional winch. It also comes with an EasyGlide ramp that’s really easy to put up. It also doesn’t take up much space.
Fiat Doblo Festival
The Doblo is a great option for lots of headspace; it’s roomy, comfy, and hardwearing. The range is hailed as a winner for towing caravans with, as they’re pretty speedy even when towing. The Festival trim level offers excellent wheelchair access; its low angle ramp and low floor makes getting in and out easy, and the diagonal belt is comfortable for wheelchair users.
Peugeot Expert Independence
With this model, you get the utmost comfort and choice with it coming in S and SE versions that give you the option for extra room up top, as well as the Twin or Twin plus versions which mean you can get a couple of wheelchairs in there. What makes this Peugeot stand out from the rest is that you can choose where you position a wheelchair, as it carries a number of options for seating layout.
As seen above, there are loads of advantages to the WAVs above; some for space, some as good all-rounders, and some with wildcard features like the Peugeot Expert Independence. Delve deeper into their specs for a more in-depth and technical information that will help you take the plunge and get the right accessible vehicle.