VMI Produces Three Different Handicap Accessible Wheelchair Van Conversion Options for the Toyota Sienna Minivan

1. VMI Northstar Access360 Conversion

By far VMI’s biggest seller! The Northstar Access360 conversion from VMI features a power, in-floor ramp system for unobstructed entry and exit and space saving design. 

2. VMI Summit Conversion

Next up we have the Summit Conversion from VMI that features a power, fold-out ramp system with two-inch side rails for added safety during user entry and exit. 

3. VMI Northstar E360 Conversion

Last up is the VMI Northstar E360 featuring a manual, in-floor ramp system. The patented ramp-on-a-stick design operates with ease and was developed for those who travel with a companion or caregiver.


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Toyota Northstar Access360 Handicap Vans from VMI

Toyota Sienna Northstar Access360 wheelchair van conversion from VMI

The Toyota Northstar Access360 mobility van has the largest interior space and headroom of any VMI minivan. Integrated with a power, in-floor ramp system, this vehicle features a 57.5 inch door opening, 30 inch wide ramp and 65.5 inches of floor length in center. The in-floor ramp is designed to create an unobstructed, open interior that can easily accommodate the largest wheelchairs.

The VMI Northstar Access360 is engineered with up to 1.5 inches of additional ground clearance than its competitors to reduce scraping, and its advanced noise-reducing technology creates a ride that is quiet and comfortable.

Automatic Door And Ramp Operation

The Northstar conversion features a patented, ultra-low, in-floor power ramp system with a 30 inch width that allows for safe entry and exit. The ramp conveniently stows and deploys from underneath the floor, creating additional interior space and maneuverability for the wheelchair user and his/her passengers. The ramp is made from a high strength aluminum alloy, and can support loads up to 800 lbs.

Automatic Kneeling Feature

In an effort to reduce ramp angle and make it easier for the wheelchair user, the VMI wheelchair van conversion features an automatic, integrated “kneeling” system. When a deploy ramp command is initiated, the onboard computer activates an actuator that is mounted on the rear passenger side of the vehicle. Once engaged, the actuator works to lower the vans ramp side, thus reducing ramp angle.  This option can also be turned off or on with a switch on the dash.

Removable Front Seats

The obstacle free front seats allow for easy removal, creating multiple seating arrangements for the wheelchair user and passengers. The space is large enough to accommodate two wheelchairs side-by-side if needed.

Corrosion Resistant Floor

All VMI Northstar wheelchair conversion vans have floors that are E-coated for optimal rust and corrosion prevention.

Headroom And Lowered Floor

The floor from just behind the firewall to the third row seat in the Northstar conversion is dropped 14.9 inches to create the industry’s largest headroom. This drop in the floor also creates a usable door opening height of 57 inches, which makes the VMI Toyota Northstar Access360 the ideal solution for the tallest seated wheelchair user.


Toyota Summit Access360 Wheelchair Vans from VMI

VMI Toyota Sienna Summit Fold-Out Wheelchair Van

The VMI Toyota Sienna Summit Access360 mobility van has one of the largest interior spaces and headroom of any wheelchair accessible minivan conversion. Integrated with a full power, fold-out ramp system, this vehicle features 8.5 inches of additional floor length over its closest Toyota competitor and can accomodate the largest of wheelchairs.

The VMI Summit Access360 is engineered with up to 1.5 inches of additional ground clearance than its competitors to reduce scraping, and its advanced noise-reducing technology creates a ride that is quiet and comfortable.

Automatic Door And Ramp Operation

The Summit conversion features a power fold-out ramp system with its higher side rails allows for a safer entry and exit. The ramp is made from a high strength aluminum alloy, and can support loads up to 750 lbs.

Automatic Kneeling Feature

In an effort to reduce ramp angle and make it easier for the wheelchair user, the VMI wheelchair van conversion features an automatic, integrated “kneeling” system. When a deploy ramp command is initiated, the onboard computer activates an actuator that is mounted on the rear passenger side of the vehicle. Once engaged, the actuator works to lower the vans ramp side, thus reducing ramp angle.  This option can also be turned off or on with a switch on the dash.

Removable Front Seats

The obstacle free front seats allow for easy removal, creating multiple seating arrangements for the wheelchair user and passengers. The space is large enough to accommodate two wheelchairs side-by-side if needed.

Corrosion Resistant Floor

All VMI Toyota Summit Access360 wheelchair conversion vans have floors that are E-coated for optimal rust and corrosion prevention.

Headroom And Lowered Floor

The floor from just behind the firewall to the third row seat in the Summit conversion is dropped 14.9 inches to create the industry’s largest headroom. This drop in the floor also creates a usable door opening height of 57 inches, which makes the VMI Toyota Summit Access360 the ideal solution for the tallest seated wheelchair user.


Toyota Northstar E 360 Wheelchair Vans from VMI

VMI Toyota Sienna Northstar E360 Wheelchair Van

The VMI Toyota Sienna Northstar E360 mobility van is designed with those traveling with a caregiver. Featuring the largest interior space and headroom of any wheelchair accessible minivan conversion in its class, the Northstar E provides unbeatable value and functionality.  

A few of the advanced features include: removable front seats to allow wheelchair user to ride along-side the caregiver; advanced sound deadening materials soften road noise; Optional 2nd row flip and stow seating; ramp on-a-stick design for easy deployment and stow of the ramp.

Manual Ramp Operation

The Northstar E conversion features VMIs patented ramp-on-a-stick designutilizing a manual, in-floor ramp system with a 30 inch wide ramp allowing for easy, safe entry and exit. The ramp conveniently stows from underneath the floor, creating additional interior space and maneuverability for the wheelchair user, caregiver, and his/her passengers inside the cabin. The ramp is made from a high strength aluminum alloy and can support loads up to 800 lbs.

Removable Front Seats

The obstacle free front seats allow for easy removal, creating multiple seating arrangements for the wheelchair user and passengers. The space is large enough to accommodate two wheelchairs side-by-side if needed.

Corrosion Resistant Floor

All VMI Northstar wheelchair van conversion vans have floors that are E-coated for optimal rust and corrosion prevention.

Headroom And Lowered Floor

The floor from just behind the firewall is 95 inches to the third row seat in the Northstar conversion and it is dropped 14.875 inches to create the industry’s largest available floor-space and headroom. This drop in the floor also creates a usable door opening height of 57 inches, which makes the VMI Toyota Northstar E360 the ideal solution for the tallest, seated wheelchair user.


The graphic shows the specifications for  all of the wheelchair accessible van conversions from VMI in a side by side comparison.

Take A (Virtual Tour) Of Various Vehicle Conversions

Follow this link to take a virtual tour of the inside of various wheelchair accessible vehicles that are currently available. How Cool!

Virtual 360 Tour