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Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Reviews

Shopping for wheelchair-accessible vehicles should be as exciting as buying any other car, but with so many options and varying opinions on makes and models before you even get to the accessibility features, it can also feel a little overwhelming. There are countless websites dedicated to hailing the best and exposing the worst features of domestic vehicles – like What Car and Auto Trader.

Sieving through the endless reviews of family-sized vehicles can feel like a challenge in itself, so we thought we’d save you time and do a little digging.

Cartwright WAV models in review


Ford Transit Custom

The Ford Transit Custom received an overwhelmingly positive reception on both What Car and Auto Trader, with both sites bestowing a 4/5 rating and referencing the vehicle’s ample passenger and boot space, comfortable interiors and overall efficiency. They also pay homage to how easy to handle the vehicle is.

The Ford Transit Custom from Cartwright Mobility boasts seven comfortable seats and wheelchair space. Both the second and third row of seats are fully flexible and can be folded or completely removed. The fully automatic fixed platform lift for rear passenger wheelchair access makes accessing the vehicle virtually effortless.

Ford Tourneo Custom

While the Ford Tourneo Custom only received a 3/5 on What Car, they did mention how the vehicle feels airy and spacious and commended the various seating layouts available thanks to the foldable and detachable seats.

The Ford Tourneo Custom was better received on Drive and hailed as a fabulous enhancement to family life. The review highlighted the ease of access, spacious and accommodating interior and the large, two-tier wing-mirrors that offer an almost panoramic view of the road.

The Ford Tourneo Custom WAV from Cartwright Mobility benefits from a lowered floor and a manual folding ramp, making wheelchair access quick and easy. Perfect for families, this vehicle accommodates five people and a wheelchair and can be adapted further for additional seating.

VW Caddy Maxi Life

In Parkers’ review of the VW Caddy Maxi Life, they applauded the ample space that can accommodate up to seven people and their luggage, the vehicle’s efficiency and quality of build. Another review from Carbuyer also commented on the vehicle’s spacious nature, solid build quality and celebrated its ease of access, thought went on to criticise the vehicle for looking too much like a van.

The VW Caddy Maxi Life from Cartwright Mobility is available in manual or automatic, can accommodate five people with space for a wheelchair, again with adaptable seating layouts – the second row of seats can be folded down, forward or removed entirely for when you need to maximise space. Comfortable and innovative, the manual folding ramp, twin sliding doors and tailgate with integrated bumper make accessing the vehicle quick and easy.

Ford Grand Tourneo Connect

The popular Ford Grand Tourneo Connect performed well, with Autocar rewarding it a solid 4/5, referencing the vehicle’s “dual sliding rear doors and huge tailgate that permit easy access,” huge headroom and intuitive wheel controls.

The spacious Ford Grand Tourneo Connect WAV from Cartwright Mobility is also available in manual or automatic, and boasts a wide panoramic roof, adaptable seating and a range of premium finishes, making this vehicle as stylish as it is comfortable for driver and passenger alike. This WAV can comfortably accommodate the whole family with five seats and a wheelchair position – with further seating available in the rear when a wheelchair is not in use.

Cartwright Mobility puts wheelchair users first

It’s always good to do your research before investing in a wheelchair-accessible vehicle. You want to ensure you’re investing in the right vehicle for your specific needs – and so do we!

Cartwright Mobility is made up of a dedicated, friendly team of trained mobility specialists, committed to finding a WAV that fits the needs of you and your family. We assess your personal requirements and work with you from start to finish – providing advice on everything from vehicle specifications to financing options.

Financing Cartwright WAVs on the Motability Scheme

With Cartwright Mobility, you have the option to finance your vehicle privately or through the Motability Scheme – this scheme can also help with vehicle adaptations.

The Motability Scheme supports disabled people in leasing a wheelchair-accessible vehicle at an affordable rate by exchanging the higher rate mobility allowance. The lease includes insurance for the vehicle, servicing, maintenance and breakdown cover to give you added peace of mind without breaking the bank. Find out more about our financing options.


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