The VMI Northstar-E, Toyota Sienna handicap accessible wheelchair van is designed with those who travel full-time with a caregiver. The Northstar-E provides unbeatable value and functionality by featuring the largest interior space and headroom of any wheelchair accessible minivan conversion in its class.
A few of the advanced features of this incredibly easy-to-operate wheelchair accessible van include: Removable front seats to allow the wheelchair user to ride up-front along-side the caregiver; Advanced sound deadening materials to soften road noise; Optional 2nd row flip-and-stow seating; Ramp on-a-stick design for easy deployment and stow of the ramp by the caregiver.
The Northstar-E, Toyota Sienna handicap wheelchair accessible van features, VMI’s patented ramp-on-a-stick design utilizing a manual, in-floor ramp system with a 30-inch wide ramp. The ramp stows conveniently underneath the floor, unlike fold-out ramp designs, 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 1000 lbs.
The obstacle-free front seats on the Toyota Sienna, Northstar-E wheelchair Van are easily removed and installed, and can create multiple seating arrangements, as needed for the wheelchair user and his/her passengers.
All VMI, Northstar handicap wheelchair van conversion vans have floors that are built using galvaneal steel. The floors are also E-coated for optimal rust and corrosion prevention. This is a very important feature often overlooked, that ensures longevity of the conversion.
The floor from just behind the firewall is 95-inches to the third-row seat, and the floor is lowered 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, making the VMI Northstar-E, Toyota Sienna wheelchair accessible vehicle an ideal choice for those who sit taller in their chair.
|Usable Door Opening Height||A||57.3″|
|Usable Door Opening Width||B||30″|
|Inside Center Height||C||61″|
|Height at Driver & Passenger Position||D||61″|
|Angle of Ramp||E||N/A|
|Length of Ramp||F||60″|
|Usable Ramp Width||G||30″|
|Overall Floor Length||H||94.5″|
|Length of Floor Behind Front Seats||I||65.5″|
|Width of Interior at B-Pillars||J||58.8″|
|Ramp Load Capacity||1000 lbs.|