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VMI Dodge Wheelchair Vans: Northstar E

 
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Features Overview

Dodge Grand Caravan Northstar E

The Northstar E is VMI’s most affordable wheelchair van and the first VMI vehicle tailored specifically to the needs of wheelchair users with caregivers. It is the only caregiver vehicle to offer front-seat wheelchair access, a manual in-floor ramp that requires no bending or lifting, and seating for up to seven passengers.


Ramp System

VMI’s patent-pending Northstar E conversion comes with an easy-to-use, manual in-floor ramp that requires little to no maintenance. The ramp is stowed under the floor, creating more interior room, a quieter ride and less dirt and debris in the interior.

Dodge Grand Caravan Northstar E Obstruction Free Door Way
OBSTRUCTION-FREE DOORWAY

Ramp slides out from beneath the floor, permitting passengers to enter and exit without deploying the ramp.

HIGH CAPACITY

Ramp has a wide usable area and an 800-pound weight capacity to accommodate large wheelchairs.

GREATER SAFETY

Ramp is stored under the floor for increased safety.

EASY TO USE

Caregivers of any size or age can easily deploy and replace the ramp with little effort and no bending.

How important is the ramp system to you?

Interior Space

The Northstar E offers the practicality of an unconverted minivan to meet the needs of caregivers, even when traveling without a wheelchair user. With unobstructed cargo areas and seating for up to seven, the Northstar E provides space and flexibility to accommodate multiple passengers and seating arrangements.

Dodge Grand Caravan Northstar E Obstacle Free Front Row
OBSTACLE-FREE FRONT ROW

The front-passenger floor is free of obstacles to accommodate wheelchairs of almost any size.

REMOVABLE FRONT SEAT

Front passenger seat can be removed to allow the caregiver to sit next to the wheelchair user.

Dodge Grand Caravan Northstar E Mid Row Seating
MID-ROW SEATING

Single and double flip-up mid-row seats match OEM interior and provide multiple seating options.

How important is interior space to you?

Headroom

Our Northstar E provides enough door height to accommodate manual wheelchairs and small-to-medium power chairs. The doorway is clear of obstructions for easy entry and exit and has a dropped floor to give wheelchair users a clear line of sight.

Door Height of Dodge Grand Caravan Northstar E
DOOR HEIGHT

Unobstructed, 55-inch high doorway is suitable for most wheelchair users.

Dodge Grand Caravan Northstar E Interior Height
INTERIOR HEIGHT

11-inch dropped floor provides ample headroom throughout the vehicle.

How important is headroom to you?

Comfort & Style

Our Northstar E offers a clean, uncluttered interior and a quiet, comfortable ride with noise-reduction engineering.

Dodge Grand Caravan Northstar E Styling Northstar E
STYLING

Factory-quality styling and color-match tie together flooring, molding and finishes for pleasing aesthetics.

Dodge Northstar Quieter Ride
A QUIETER RIDE

Engineered to minimize interior noise with extensive use of sound-deadening materials.

How important are comfort & style to you?

Other Features

Our Northstar E wheelchair-accessible minivans come with additional features for extra durability and ease of use. For example, the VMI Northstar reduces the likelihood of under-vehicle damage by providing up to 1.5 inches of additional ground clearance over other mobility vans.

Dodge Northstar Damage Prevention
DAMAGE PREVENTION

High ground clearance reduces scraping caused by speed bumps, crested pavement or dips.

Dodge Northstar Corrosion Resistant

CORROSION-RESISTANT FLOOR

All VMI conversion floors are E-coated for optimal rust and corrosion prevention.

How important are other features to you?

Options for the Northstar E

Mid-Row Seating

Single and double flip-up mid-row seats match OEM interior and provide multiple seating options.

Durafloor

Unique, rubberized, non-slip flooring that provides excellent traction for wheelchairs and reduces road noise.

Step Flares

Standard on Toyota Sienna and Chrysler Pacifica
Steps added below the front doors to facilitate safer and easier entry and exit at those seating positions.

  • Wheelbase: 121 inches
  • Overall Length: 201 inches
  • Overall Height: 73
  • Overall Width: 77 inches
  • Maximum Floor Drop: 11 inches
  • Min. Vehicle Ground Clearance (ground effects): 5.5 inches
  • Min. Vehicle Ground Clearance (exhaust): 6.5 inches
  • Door Opening Height: 55.1 inches
  • Door Opening Width: 30.8 inches
  • Ramp Length (angle ramp and transition plate): 59.4 inches
  • Usable Ramp Width: 30 inches
  • Ramp Capacity: 800 pounds
  • Ramp Angle with PowerKneel on (curb weight): N/A
  • Ramp Angle with PowerKneel off (curb weight): 11.5 degrees
  • Overall Floor Length: 86 inches
  • Length from Back of Seat Bases to Kickplate: 58.25 inches
  • Floor Width at B Pillar: 60 inches
  • Floor Width Mid Row Seat Folded Up: 49 inches
  • Floor Width Mid Row Seat Folded Down: 37 inches single; 22.5 inches double
  • Floor Width Without Mid Row Seat: 66.5 inches
  • Weight of Mid Row Seat: 77 LBS single; 108 LBS double
  • Interior Height at Center Position: 57.63 inches
  • Interior Height at Driver Position: 58 inches w/o sunroof; 55.5 inches w/ sunroof
  • Interior Height at Passenger Position: 58 inches (w/o sunroof)
  • Cargo Area/Seat Up: 11.5 cubic feet
  • Average Payload (Northstar E on Dodge SE): 1225 LBS no seat; 1153 LBS single; 1117 LBS double
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