Ford Wheelchair Van vs. RAM Wheelchair Van

When it comes to wheelchair vans, not all brands are created equal. In order to help you choose which wheelchair van is best for you, Paul Sherry has put together a brief comparison of the RAM ProMaster wheelchair van and the Ford Transit wheelchair van. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, but this can help you make the choice that is right for you.

Ford Transit Wheelchair Van Features

ford-transit-van-vs-ram-promasterWheelchair vans are typically created by taking a base vehicle and adding a converter to it. For Ford, the base vehicle that is typically used is the Ford Transit. The Ford Transit is a popular option for businesses because of its 14 passenger capacity. The Ford Transit comes with a range of features including multiple roof heights, and vehicle lengths. In addition, the Ford Transit wheelchair van comes with a SmartFloor™ system which allows you to quickly and efficiently switch the seating arrangements to accommodate a wheelchair. The wheelchair lift can be attached to either the side or the back of the van making it highly customizable. 

Other features to consider include:

  • Available in AWD
  • Fuel efficient (19 mpg)
  • Holds up to 14 passengers (or 4 wheelchair and 4 non-wheelchair passengers)
  • Up to 77” interior height
  • Multiple door size options
  • New Vehicle Limited Warranty (3 years/36,000 miles)
  • Powertrain Warranty (5 years/60,000 miles)
  • Corrosion Warranty (5 years/unlimited miles)

RAM Wheelchair Van Features

For RAM wheelchair vans, the base vehicle used is the RAM ProMaster Chassis. This chassis comes in a range of lengths and heights which can carry up to 12 passengers. The full-size side and rear doors offer the ultimate flexibility and can accommodate nearly any type of wheelchair lift. Front-wheel drive allows for an incredible 36’ turning radius and with fewer parts to maintain, the front-wheel drive offers more room for interior floor-to-ground step-in height. 

Other features to consider include:

  • Available in FWD
  • Fuel efficient (20 mpg)
  • Holds up to 12 passengers 
  • Up to 76” interior height
  • Full-size opening rear or side doors
  • Basic Warranty (3 year/36,000 miles)
  • Powertrain Warranty (5 year/60,000 miles)
  • Rust or Corrosion Warranty (3 year/unlimited miles)

Which Is Right For Me?

Ultimately, the option that is right for you is the one that meets your needs and your budget. If you are an individual looking for a wheelchair van, the RAM ProMaster may be a better option. If you are a business searching for a wheelchair van, the Ford Transit may be better suited to your needs. Overall each of these vans comes with a range of advantages and disadvantages. The most significant difference between the two is the price. The Ford Transit starts at just over $40,000, while the RAM ProMaster starts at a little over $31,000. This can vary depending on the configuration you choose for each van, but it gives you a baseline for price comparison.

Purchase a Wheelchair Van from Paul Sherry

When you need a wheelchair van, you can depend on the team at Paul Sherry. We are the number one wheelchair van dealer in Ohio. That means we have the knowledge and expertise to find a van that suits your needs and budget. Our experts will work with you to find a wheelchair van that suits your need and your budget. We go above and beyond for our customers—offering multiple financing options, an easy online process, and even helping arrange delivery of your new wheelchair van. 

Whether you want to purchase a RAM ProMaster or a Ford Transit wheelchair van, the staff at Paul Sherry is waiting for you to call. Start the process today by calling (937) 778-0830, or chatting with us online! Just visit our website to find an updated list of our wheelchair van inventory.

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