The Best Disabled-Friendly Cars

Gone are the days when a disability meant that you had to wait to be driven around by someone else. Evolution in automotive technology has made driving more accessible than ever before. Aftermarket companies have taken advantage of modern technology to modify cars and adapt them, allowing disabled individuals to drive safely.

People with disabilities need cars with an automatic transmission, that are spacious and comfortable, reliable, and with adjustable steering and seats. Depending on the disability, drivers could need something simple like a seat back cushion or sophisticated equipment that could cost up to $80,000. These are the cars that adapt best to the needs of disabled drivers.

Hyundai Sonata

Sedans aren’t ideal for disabled drivers, but the Hyundai Sonata makes a strong case. This mid-size sedan has a comfortable driving position, high-reliability standards, and supportive seats. It also has a smart system that can be customized to make emergency calls. It can be modified with adaptive equipment that a disabled driver may need.

Volkswagen GTI

This hatchback has been the stuff of automotive legends for years. Despite being low to the ground, disabled drivers prefer it. It’s adjustable seats make finding the right position easy. It has a generously-sized boot with a low loading lip, so cargo and wheelchairs can be loaded and unloaded easily. It also ranks high on reliability and fun.

Dodge Caravan

This is one of the best vehicles for people with disabilities. It’s easy to drive, has a lot of cabin space and cargo space. Loading wheelchairs or walkers in it is easy as well. Dodge also offers eligible drivers reimbursements up to $1000 for adaptive equipment installation. Aftermarket wheelchair ramps and hand controls can also be installed in this van.

Jeep Renegade

This is a fun, budget SUV that ticks a lot of boxes. It meets the demands of disabled gear-heads while offering comfort thanks to its adjustable lumbar support. The rear camera is extremely useful, and in winters, the heated steering wheel is a blessing. Its upright stance makes driving easy, and ground clearance makes ingress and egresses a breeze.

Ford Escape

Even the lowest trim level of the Escape comes with necessary creature comforts. Its stance and ground clearance make ingress and egress easy. It’s also known to be extremely reliable, and if you choose the Titanium trim with the 2.0-liter turbo engine, it’s also a lot of fun. It can also easily be adapted to include a wheelchair ramp and hand controls.

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