Toyota Wheelchair Vans & Handicap Vans
As you search for the wheelchair conversion van that best fits your needs, the number of choices available to you today is likely overwhelming. We can help make that choice easier for you. Whether you’re interested in new or used wheelchair vans, VCI Mobility can assist you every step along the way.
Deciding which vehicle manufacturer you should choose is one of the most important steps in the purchasing process. Here’s some useful information about new and used Toyota wheelchair vans that you should consider:
Why Choose A Toyota Wheelchair Van?
As soon as the Toyota Sienna Minivan was available, there was a lot of interest generated in using it as a wheelchair conversion van. The good news for Toyota wheelchair van consumers is that from the start, Toyota was working to make the Sienna available with a low-floor wheelchair conversion.
Toyota recognized the potential to broaden Sienna’s market to individuals who are disabled, as well as to the rapidly growing senior population. As a result, Toyota was proactive in seeking out a U.S.-based wheelchair van conversion company to supply this market. Toyota selected Independent Mobility Systems, Inc. (IMS)—located in Farmington, New Mexico—to be their mobility conversion partner because of IMS’ quality manufacturing capabilities and extensive U.S. dealer network. The result was the 2003 IMS Sienna Rampvan.
Conversion Van Features
IMS was purchased by The Braun Corporation in 2004, which boosted the resources behind the Toyota Sienna as a wheelchair van. Now manufactured by the best and largest wheelchair van supplier in the world, the Toyota Sienna with BraunAbility’s Rampvan Conversion is considered one of the premier Toyota wheelchair vans in the industry. This partnership with Toyota has created new wheelchair van manufacturing techniques and processes that have increased quality and shortened lead times, making BraunAbility’s Rampvan seem like it’s manufactured directly by Toyota. In addition, Toyota requires that all dealers of the BraunAbility’s Rampvan meet a higher standard than other manufacturers’ mobility dealers.
The following are some of the outstanding features of the Toyota Sienna wheelchair van:
- The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Sienna the highest possible front and side impact crash test ratings.
- The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy voted the Sienna the “greenest minivan” for its ultra-low emissions and high fuel efficiency.
By combining the Toyota Sienna with BraunAbility’s superior wheelchair conversion process, the Rampvan provides among the safest, most comfortable Toyota handicap vans available today.
More Choices for Toyota Wheelchair Conversion Vans
While Braunability was focusing on Side-Entry, Automatic Wheelchair conversions for the Toyota Sienna, Viewpoint Mobility, of Kalamazoo, Michigan was targeting those that prefer a Rear Entry Wheelchair Van Conversion with a Manual ramp and door. Viewpoint has always been exclusively focused on the rear-entry market and their dealers and customers were asking for product on the Toyota Sienna platform. Viewpoint responded in 2008 with the Vision Toyota Sienna and it has quickly become one of their most popular products.
Many people prefer – or require – a rear entry wheelchair van because of their parking situation, the environment in which they drive or their budget. With the introduction of the Viewpoint Vision Toyota Sienna, these wheelchair van consumers now have all the benefits of a rear-entry wheelchair conversion van on the Toyota Sienna that they desire.
Models Available for Your Toyota Handicap Conversion Van
Toyota offers 4 Sienna models, and all of them can be converted into a wheelchair accessible minivan:
- CE: Toyota quality for the budget conscious consumer
- LE: Familiy value with additional option packages
- XLE: Well appointed with many standard options included and many more available.
- Limited: Includes luxury appointments and standard options for those that desire the finest Toyota Sienna available.
Toyota Models Typically in Inventory
VCI Mobility works very hard to make sure that we have the Toyota handicap vans that you want in our inventory at our Norristown and Bethlehem locations. This allows you ample opportunity to see, and drive them and they are available for immediate delivery.
The Toyota Sienna LE and Toyota Sienna XLE are, by far, the most popular models with our customers and we do our best to have these in stock in colors that will please the majority of wheelchair van consumers. For wheelchair van buyers who are seeking the low cost of the Toyota Sienna CE or desire the added features and luxury of the Toyota Sienna XLE, we can place special orders or draw from the inventory of BraunAbility and Viewpoint Mobility.
Depending on availability, we can usually have the exact Toyota handicap van you are looking for within two to six weeks.
Toyota Wheelchair Van Conversion Specifications
See the following table for the various conversion options VCI Mobility makes available to you for the Toyota Sienna Minivan:
|Mobility Conversion Style||Product||Manual/Automatic|
|Rear-Entry Wheelchair Ramp||Viewpoint Vision Toyota Sienna||Manual Ramp and Door Only|
|Side-Entry Fold-up Wheelchair Ramp||Braun Rampan Toyota Sienna Summit||Automatic/Power Ramp and Door Conversion Only|
|Side-Entry In-Floor Wheelchair Ramp||Braun Rampvn Toyota Sienna||Automatic/Power Ramp and Door Conversion Only|
Detailed specifications for the Toyota Sienna available through VCI Mobility are listed in the table below:
|Specs||Braun Entervan II
|Braun Entervan II
|Viewpoint Vision Toyota Sienna|
|Ramp Type||Fold-Up Ramp||In-Floor Ramp||Rear-Entry Ramp|
|Door Opening Usable Width||31 ¼”||29 ¾”||31″|
|Door Opening Usable Height||54 ¼”||53 3/8″||54″|
|Interior Height at Center of Van||59 ¼”||58 ¼”||56.5″|
|Interior Height at Driver and Pass||57 ¼”||56 3/4″||N/A|
|Ramp Length||52″||48″||man 54″ pwr 40″|
|Ramp Width(usable clear opening)||29 ¼”||30″||30″|
|Interior Floor Length (behind front seats)||50″||50″||N/A|
|Overall Interior Floor Length (Flat Area)||83 ½”||83″||86″|
|Interior Width at B pillars||62 ¼”||61 ½”||31″|
|Ground Clearance||6½”- 7½” unoccopied||6½”- 7½” unoccopied||6½”- 7½” unoccopied|
|Ramp Type||Removable front & passenger seat bases
Step & Roll Std
|Removable front & passenger seat bases
Step & Roll Std
|OEM quads or Vision jump seats|
|Ramp weight rating||600 lbs||600 lbs||600 lbs|
|Integrated Key Fob||yes||yes||N/A|