The Chevy Traverse is the Newest Wheelchair Accessible SUV 

If you are a wheelchair user looking for more options and improvements on wheelchair accessible SUVs then now is the time you have been waiting for. BraunAbility now features a 2020 model year Chevy Traverse with many of the same features of the popular lowered floor minivan but in a stylish SUV platform. With only one touch, you can open the power door which then deploys the in-floor ramp and kneels the passenger side of the vehicle to the ground. This reduces the ramp angle for safe entry.  To enter and exit the accessible Chevy Traverse, you will have 30.5 inches of usable door width and 54.5 inches of vertical height.  Once inside of the Chevy Traverse, the usable head room increases to 59 inches in the second-row position.  Both driver and passenger seats in Braunability’s accessible Chevy Traverse are removable allowing a wheelchair user access to drive or ride from their wheelchair.

Reliability of the New Wheelchair Accessible Chevy Traverse

BraunAbility started adapting SUV's to be wheelchair accessible in 2015 with the Ford Explorer.  The Ford Explorer faced many challenges in making it adaptable to be wheelchair accessible.  The biggest engineering obstacle of adapting the Ford Explorer was increasing the usable door width by heavily modifying the ‘B’ pillar next to the passenger seat.  The easiest solution was adding a lowered floor with a power in floor ramp, something Braunability has been doing to minivans for more than 30 years. However, less is more when it comes to wheelchair accessible vans and BraunAbility can get the usable door width of 30.5 inches without having to complete a pillar modification.  As with the Ford Explorer, BraunAbility created the Glide & Go door which features a lower door roller to help support the Glide & Go door while opening or closing.  With a proven history and even less modification in Braunability’s new accessible Chevy Traverse, you will be getting a quality, stylish and reliable wheelchair accessible option in the SUV class of vehicles.

Discover More Room in a Chevy Traverse by BraunAbility

The new accessible Chevy Traverse SUVs are something you really need to see in person to fully appreciate the space, style, and safety options. Call one of our Mobility Consultants today to schedule a time to come and see this innovative conversion for yourself.