How Much Does a Wheelchair Van Cost?
This is a common question that we receive at MoveMobility. Every wheelchair user, transportation provider and community has unique needs. There are two main components that make up the cost of a wheelchair accessible vehicle:
1. The van itself, also called the chassis
2. The conversion (process of making the van wheelchair accessible).
For personal use, the conversion can cost anywhere from $15,000 to $40,000. The cost of a wheelchair van conversion depends on the type of vehicle and the conversion. Features that affect the price of an accessible van conversion include whether there is a powered ramp or lift, or a manual ramp, the model of the van, and more.
When deciding between a new or pre-owned accessible vehicle, it’s always important to first determine your overall budget. Initial costs of pre-owned vehicles are generally more budget friendly when compared to new vehicles. All MoveMobility’s wheelchair accessible vehicles are rigorously inspected to ensure they meet all safety standards.
If you’re looking for pricing for an accessible van for commercial use in an organization or community, call 877-781-8267 today to get in touch with our Mobility Consultants. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for accessible vehicles, so it is important to discuss your requirements for wheelchair transportation.
Rear Entry or Side Entry
The terms Rear Entry and Side Entry refer to where on the van the ramp or lift is located for wheelchair access. The choice between the Rear Entry or Side Entry conversion not only affects the cost of the vehicle, but also the availability of the van. Rear Entry conversions can be done to new or gently used vehicles. However, Side Entry conversions require significant modifications so must be done using new vehicles provided by MoveMobility.
The cost for a Rear Entry conversion to a minivan, such as the Dodge Grand Caravan or Toyota Sienna is typically around $20,000. However, the Side Entry conversions can cost up to $40,000. The cost of the wheelchair accessible van conversion is an important factor to consider when deciding what type of van will work best for your accessibility needs.
Vehicles MoveMobility converts in-house for wheelchair transportation:
MoveMobility specializes in custom wheelchair accessible conversions at our Winnipeg and Mississauga locations. We work with a wide range of vehicles including Dodge, Ram, Ford, Toyota, and Mercedes vans.
The Rear Entry Dodge Grand Caravan is a commonly used vehicle for those who transport smaller groups and are looking for an affordable minivan with wheelchair access. The full size vans such as the Ram Promaster and Ford Transit are popular wheelchair vans used by urban transit fleets, rural handivan programs, remote communities, and community living organizations. The Toyota Sienna Rear Entry van withstands long-term use and wear-and-tear as a commercial use vehicle. The options for wheelchair accessible vans are always changing, so it’s best to contact MoveMobility to find out what options are available when you are ready.
Contact MoveMobility for help with pricing
You can speak with a Mobility Consultant by calling 888-657-4010 for a free consultation and needs analysis to address your current situation, budget and answer questions you may have about wheelchair accessible vehicles.
Our team of Mobility Consultants have years of experience and expertise helping organizations and families find the right accessible vans for their needs. Additionally, there are Personal Financing or Commercial Leasing options available.
Check out our Inventory Online and call 877-781-8267 for help with budgeting for a new wheelchair van.