Rear-entry vs Side-entry Conversions

Side Entry or Rear Entry Handicap Accessible Van?

There are many things to consider when purchasing a wheelchair accessible van. Use this comparison chart to help you decide which mobility vehicle is right for you and your family or business. AMS Vans offers the Legend II side-entry, Edge & Edge II rear-entry mobility vans.

AMS Vans Legend II Side Entry Handicap Accessible Van Conversion

The AMS Vans Legend II van conversion offers wheelchair accessibility on the passenger side of the converted vehicle. A powered folding wheelchair ramp provides a path to and from the spacious entrance and exit. Inside, the front passenger seat is removable to accommodate a wheelchair, a wheelchair user could transfer to a driver's seat easily, and the mid-cabin passenger area can transport a wheelchair as well. The AMS Vans Legend II is manufactured with any late-model Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, Honda Odyssey, or Volkswagen Routan.

AMS Vans Edge Rear Entry Handicap Accessible Van Conversion

The AMS Vans Edge van conversion allows a person in a wheelchair to enter through the back of the minivan. This conversion is manufactured with Volkswagen Routan, Chrysler Town & Country, and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles.

AMS Vans Long Channel Rear Entry Handicap Accessible Van Conversion

The Edge II Long Channel van conversion offers an extended channel in the back of the van while retaining rear-passenger seating on either side. There is space available for up to two wheelchair users allowing for single or multiple wheelchair transportation.

Rear Entry vs. Side Entry Handicap Vans Comparison Chart

Refer to our Side Entry versus Rear Entry comparison chart below to help determine which conversion van is best for you.

Feature Side Entry Long Rear Entry Rear Entry
Low price guarantee*
10" lowered floor and door conversion
Kneeling system (Legend II only)
55" ramp with 4" extension instead of kneeling system
Non slip wheelchair ramp
New carpet and rubber flooring
Standard wheelchair tie downs
Q'Straint wheelchair tie downs
Full set of custom body ground effects (trim) painted to match the vehicle color
Rear suspension replacement for added stability
4 - 7 passenger seating (with jump seat)
5 - 7 passenger seating (with jump seat)
5 - 6 passenger seating (with jump seat)
Up to 2 wheelchair user capacity**
Easy to use
Wheelchair access to the driver and front passenger seats
Allows wheelchair user the ability to drive
Manual ramp
Power ramp
Easy parking lot/garage parking
Easy city street parking
Ambulatory passenger seating
ADA compliant (width + height of door opening)***
134+ Point Inspection
5 year or 50,000 mile floor pan warranty (rust, structural integrity)
3 year or 36,000 mile manual ramp warranty
3 year or 36,000 mile power ramp warranty (all moving parts)
Front door delivery available
* See complete details about our low price guarantee on all newly modified AMS Vans wheelchair vans.
** The Edge II rear entry will accommodate two wheelchairs.
*** All standards are subject to AMS Vans conversions and do not necessarily represent standards on other wheelchair accessible vehicles by other manufacturers.