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SUV Mobility Conversions

BraunAbility MXV Chevy Traverse

If you’ve been looking for a wheelchair accessible truck or SUV, your wait is over! BraunAbility is excited to announce we are launching a new wheelchair accessible SUV this summer.

Built on the Chevrolet Traverse,   our newest vehicle offering pairs sleek SUV styling with the roomy space of a wheelchair accessible minivan. With 46% more space at the rear cabin when compared against our Explorer wheelchair accessible SUV, you can finally own an accessible SUV without sacrificing room to maneuver.

There are even more improvements to love with our newest MXV (mobility crossover vehicle), like a wider doorway and ramp, room for three passengers in the 3rd row, and a driver-side fuel fill.

BraunAbility Wheelchair Accessible SUV features:

  • Side-entry with power infloor ramp
  • More space at rear cabin for improved maneuverability
  • Customized sliding shifter console
  • Seats three 3rd row passengers
  • Driver-side fuel fill
  • Dual-arm sliding door for improved reliability
  • Transfer seat capable
  • Removable front seats
  • Fits up to two wheelchair users
  • Full-length, third-row footrest 
  • Lighted ramp for easy night-time navigating
  • Removable cupholders

Chevrolet Traverse OEM Features

  • 3.6L V6 engine
  • Climate control seats (LT leather/RS)
  • Heated steering wheel (LT leather/RS)
  • Premium 8-in. HD color touchscreen (RS)
  • Multiple power plug-ins
  • Extra storage compartments
  • Towing hitch
  • 360 camera
  • Back-up camera

Trim levels:  LT Leather and RS (front-wheel drive only)

New Chevrolet Traverse vs. Ford Explorer

  • 2 inch wider doorway and ramp width vs. Ford Explorer
  • 46% more space at the rear vertical vs. Ford Explorer
  • Three 3rd row passengers vs. two on the Ford Explorer
  • Room for two wheelchairs vs. one in the Ford Explorer
  • Driver-side fuel fill (No ramp door interference as on the Ford Explorer)
  • Unmodified B-pillar (Explorer B-pillar was modified)
  • Chevrolet Traverse has new dual-arm ramp door for better door system reliability

Dimension Comparison

 

Chevrolet Traverse

Ford Explorer 

Door opening usable width

A

30.5

28.5″

Door opening usable height (at the middle of door)

B

54.5″

55″

Interior height at the center of the vehicle

C

58.5″

58″

Interior height at driver and passenger position

D

58″

59″

Ramp length

E

52″

52″

Ramp width (usable clear opening)

30.25″

28″

Ramp angle (with vehicle kneeled)2

G

8.5°

Interior floor-length (behind front seat strikers)

H

57″

55″

Overall interior floor-length (flat area)

I

89″

85″

Interior width at passenger doors (doors closed)

J

64.75″

Interior width at B-pillars

K

57″

59.5″

Ramp capacity

 

1,000 lbs

1,000 lbs

Due to manufacturing tolerances both with the OEM vehicle and the conversion components, all dimensions may vary slightly from those shown.