Direct-entry ramp access
For wheelchair users who don’t think bigger is necessarily better, the Freedom Motors Scion XS-Able conversion may be the way to go. On the side-entry model, a push of the button automatically opens the front and back doors, and deploys the ramp all at once. The smaller size of the Scion offers direct entry, allowing the wheelchair users to move directly up the short, low-angled ramp to their traveling spot with no maneuvering necessary. The ramp has a wider and shorter profile, making it possible to access nondisabled parking spots. Another benefit of the Scion’s smaller size is its dainty thirst; at 28 mpg, it’s a very fuel-efficient accessible vehicle. Conversion price: $25,900. Freedom Motors, (800) 625-6335.