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New BraunAbility Chevrolet Traverse Wheelchair Accessible SUV

BraunAbility Chevrolet Traverse Wheelchair Accessible SUV

Red Chevy Traverse wheelchair SUV from BraunAbility at park with ramp out and guy in wheelchair with basketball

It was BraunAbility who brought to market the world’s first wheelchair accessible SUV, the Ford Explorer MXV. While this vehicle had a special place throughout the wheelchair accessible market, it proved to have its limitations for many.

The ramp and available interior space were much less than any minivan on the market which also made it hard for many users of power chairs to fit comfortably.

Despite having its place for many users, the vehicle just didn’t appeal to the larger masses. In 2019 BraunAbility made the decision to discontinue production of the Ford MXV.

Knowing its customers were still in search of a minivan alternative, BraunAbility knew they needed a replacement; one that would take the place of the Ford MXV and open an opportunity for those individuals who never had a chance to own one because of the size of their wheelchair.

Fast forward to the present and say hello to the world’s first, Chevrolet Traverse wheelchair accessible SUV from BraunAbility.

Man in power wheelchair sitting in drivers position of chevy traverse wheelchair accessible SUV
Closeup of red Chevrolet Traverse wheelchair SUV from BraunAbility with a man in a power wheelchair going up ramp

Standard Features Include:

  • Power, lighted, in-floor ramp system
  • Larger cabin space and maneuverability
  •  Sliding gear shifter for additional space adjustments
  • 3rd-row seating with footrest
  • Driver side fuel door
  • Sliding side-door operation
  • Removable front seating with removable cup holders
  • 3.6L V-6 engine
  • Integrated towing hitch
  • 360-degree backup camera
  • Much more
BraunAbility Chevrolet Traverse image with dimensions listed
Door opening usable widthA30.5” 
Door opening usable height (at the middle of door)B54.5″ 
Interior height at the center of the vehicleC58.5″ 
Interior height at driver and passenger positionD58″ 
Ramp lengthE52″ 
Ramp width (usable clear opening)30.25″ 
Ramp angle (with vehicle kneeled)2G8.5° 
Interior floor-length (behind front seat strikers)H57″ 
Overall interior floor-length (flat area)I89″ 
Interior width at passenger doors (doors closed)J64.75″ 
Interior width at B-pillarsK57″ 
Ramp capacity 1,000 lbs. 

(2) Ramp angle is subject to a 1.5-degree variance based on chassis trim level selected and other environmental factors. All measurements were taken with a 250 lbs. approximated wheelchair passenger load at the center of the ramp.