When you use a wheelchair, finding your freedom and independence through driving a vehicle can significantly improve your quality of life. Finding a vehicle that accommodates your unique needs is exciting! But what’s the best choice for you? Should you purchase a wheelchair-friendly SUV or truck? Explore this question further so that you can make the bold move of choosing the best option for your new vehicle!

Pros and Cons of an SUV

SUVs are the quintessential blend of comfort and adventure. The vehicle boasts a higher sitting position that gives the driver greater road visibility. All-wheel-drive options, spacious cabins, and mega horsepower make this vehicle a top choice for many wheelchair users. The smoother ride often makes SUVs the favored choice.

That said, if towing capacity is a priority for you, that of an SUV won’t be as significant as it is with a truck. Therefore, an SUV might not be your best option if you need to transport heavy material or haul hefty equipment, like a trailer, RV or boat. Nevertheless, the commanding view of the road and the reassurance that comes with such a presence is often priceless.

Pros and Cons of a Truck

Trucks, with their rugged outdoor spirit and capabilities, can offer something unique to individuals with mobility challenges. Wheelchair accessible trucks are highly adaptable, with cargo beds that can accommodate a greater variety of equipment. Despite the stereotype of being less comfortable, many trucks on the market today rival the smooth ride of an SUV.

While trucks do present advantages with respect to their ruggedness and utility, they may not offer quite the same seating capacity as an SUV. Even converted for a wheelchair, an SUV can seat up to 8 people comfortably, while a truck can seat up to 5 or 6 people depending on the model you choose.

Additionally, if you’re new to driving a truck, it will likely feel more cumbersome and difficult to handle than an SUV. Regardless, these rugged trucks are highly versatile and can expand your potential adventure destinations by taking you anywhere and everywhere you’d like to go.

Understanding Your Needs

Your decision hinges on your specific needs and your lifestyle. Do you need to tow heavy equipment? An off-road capable truck might be the direction to head in. Do you value fuel efficiency and require a smaller physical footprint? You might find the all-terrain capabilities of an SUV can better suit your needs.

Taking the time to assess your day-to-day requirements and matching them to the features of each vehicle can provide clarity. Meeting with individuals who have already made the choice is also invaluable. Plus, don’t forget to include comfort, ease of use, and long-term satisfaction in your considerations.

All Terrain Conversions

All Terrain Conversions is proud to offer our clients wheelchair-accessible vehicle conversions for both SUVs and trucks. You won’t want to miss out on one of our converted vehicles with innovative lift capabilities. It’s our goal to help you find the SUV or truck that seamlessly fits into your life – one without limitations.

Are you going to purchase a wheelchair-friendly SUV or truck? Each vehicle offers unique benefits and experiences, so make your decision wisely!