image of Nissan NV200 and Toyota Sienna wheelchair accessible cabs parked together.

Accessible Taxi Guide: Pick the Taxi that Best Meets Your Needs

New York City is one of the most fascinating cities in the world. Whether you live here or are visiting, Accessible Dispatch is proud to ensure every corner of the city is accessible to you with our wheelchair accessible taxis.

If you are looking to book a ride with us and want to know more about what types of taxis Accessible Dispatch has in our fleet—such as how many passengers each type can accommodate—this is the resource for you! This guide will help you determine which vehicle may work best for you based on the size of your mobility device and the number of passengers traveling with you. When booking your trip, make sure to request the vehicle that best meets your needs!

Standard-Size Vehicle

If you are planning your ride to an important appointment, doctor’s visit, or romantic date and only need room for one person utilizing a mobility device and one without, the Nissan NV200 is prefect for you. The ramp size of the NV200 is 51″ long by 31” wide, and the interior vehicle height is 57”. Additionally, the NV200 has an in-vehicle induction loop for people with hearing disabilities. You can enjoy New York City’s amazing skyline with the glass panoramic roof for sightseeing. It also features a lowered side door entry with step, intercom system to converse with the driver, and rear seat USB charging ports.

A TLC-Licensed yellow cab driver helping a passenger with wheelchair board a Nissan NV200.

Large-Size Vehicles

The city has a lot to offer for all ages and interests. From family dinners, to group picnics at the tranquil Central Park, to a fun day at the beach with family or friends, New York City is full of experiences. Enjoy each of them with our large-size vehicles, which include the Toyota Sienna and Dodge Grand Caravan. The ramp size of these cars range between 56″ to 62″ long by 31.5” to 36.25” wide. Please note: the Toyota Sienna and Dodge Grand Caravan have several ramp conversions, each of which have different dimensions. The dimensions given here are the range found within the different conversions. The interior vehicle height of these cars ranges from 54.5” to 61”. These vehicles can accommodate one passenger utilizing a mobility device, plus up to four additional passengers who are not utilizing a mobility device.

A green wheelchair accessible Toyota Sienna travels down a New York City street.

Another option for a large-size vehicle is the Mercedes-Benz Metris. The ramp size of the Metris is 51” long by 32” wide, and the interior vehicle height is 55”. One passenger utilizing a mobility device plus up to four additional passengers who are not utilizing a mobility device can travel in this cab.

Don’t forget, you can request your Accessible Dispatch ride in all five boroughs! For additional information about Accessible Dispatch, explore our website, download the Accessible Dispatch NYC app, or call 646-599-9999.

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