Toyota Hybrid Wheelchair Van Comparison Guide
The visible and not-so-visible differences that clearly set BraunAbility above the competition.
ManeuverAble - Expertly Engineered to Maximize Space Where It Matters
Doorway and Ramp Width: Sliding door extends almost two extra inches giving more room to enter and exit for even the largest power wheelchairs.
Competition: No doorway extension means limited access for many customers.
Maximized Interior Space: An expertly designed suspension maximized interior space, resulting in a roomy 59” turning diameter and effortless maneuverability.
Competition: Rear corner plastics intrude significantly into the cabin, limiting maneuverability and adding valuable time to each entry and exit.
Extra-Wide Front Seating Positions: A creatively redesigned center console creates an over 3” width advantage at both front seat positions.
Competition: The blocky standard console leaves limited room for a driver or passenger to squeeze into place
DriveAble - Designed for the Independent Driver
Comfortable, Convenient Console: Not only does the contoured console allow for easy positioning and an extra 3” behind the steering wheel, but it also features easy-to-access controls, charging ports, and two cupholders.
Competition: Drivers will notice less width behind the steering wheel as well as inconveniently located controls and ports which may be unreachable for some.
Add-On Equipment Capable: We relocated the high voltage battery to the rear of the vehicle, which allows easy installation of add-on equipment, such as transfer seat bases and lockdown systems.
Competition: The high voltage battery remains in the front of the vehicle, in many cases prohibiting the installation of necessary add-on equipment.
Armrests for the Long Haul: Toyota Sienna armrests have been added to both the driver and passenger front seats for added comfort and assistance.
Competition: No armrests mean less comfort and support for drivers or passengers.
ComfortAble-Designed with the Extras You Deserve
Soft Glow Lighting: Industry-first LED lighted ramp and interior lighting provide an easy-on-the-eyes glow to softly illuminate the way ahead.
Competition: Bright lighting shining upward may be too harsh for some passengers.
Easy-to-Use, Full-Length Footrest: All-new rotating footrest provides riding comfort for 3rd-row passengers and is easier than ever to operate
Competition: Narrow application serves fewer passengers.
Your BraunAbility Toyota was designed to accommodate extra comforts and conveniences, like remote keyless entry and ramp operation, a factory-installed tow package, removable rear bench seat for added space, heated seats on XLE package and above, and ventilated seats on Limited packages.
DependAble - Built to Trust with Your Safety First
The BraunAbility Toyota Hybrid, our most advanced conversion yet, is the culmination of over 55,000 engineering design hours and the latest in a 15-year partnership with Toyota Mobility. Even as our conversions become more sophisticated, every vehicle is built on a foundation of design integrity and a commitment to put your safety first.
Owning any BraunAbility comes with the promise of uncompromised engineering, including:
- Proven, heavy-duty aluminum foldout ramp guarantees rust-free durability
- New tier-one sourced wiring harness with factory-original connectors - no retrofitting
- Brand-new, uncompromised brake lines installed with no re-bending or recycling
Safety and Dependability Ahead of Headlines
While other converters may catch your attention with new feature call-outs, they’re likely doing so by trading a critical need or cutting corners. The AWD Toyota Hybrid WAV on the market today has several limitations, including cramped cabin space, inability to support bolt-on accessible equipment, a higher vehicle stance, and a significantly increased price. Here’s more to consider:
- The BraunAbility Hybrid can safely carry an additional 22% more weight than the competitor’s vehicle due to the extra weight of an AWD chassis, especially when combined with the heavier infloor conversion.
- BraunAbility retains the OEM spare tire; the competition chose to remove it completely.
- BraunAbility does not offer interchangeable front seating because it would alter or disable the course of the vehicle’s airbag deployment. We put your safety first.
- Our internal testing reveals wheel well covers accelerate corrosion and rust on the chassis because they trap debris and moisture.