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Rica is a UK consumer research charity that works with older and disabled people.


Getting started

Our car search has measurements of 1,492 car models which are measured in a laboratory. New car data is being added regularly.

Choose car features to make a shortlist of cars.

Select your preferred units of measurement: mm, cm or inches

Choose a car feature

Choose a car feature and CLICK APPLY. Another Option 3 will open below.

Choose options from the drop-down menus and CLICK APPLY.

General
Passenger
Driver
Boot
Wheelchair in bootGuidance

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Basic specs
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Availability
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Door opening
Low door sills make it easier to get your legs in and out. A wide door opening angle provides more room to get in and out. People with limited reach will need a smaller opening angle.

Use the sliders or type a number in the box.
Door sill height to ground
Door sill height to floor of car
Door opening angle
Getting in
If it’s difficult to bend your legs or neck, it’s important to have plenty of leg and headroom for getting in and out. Consider seat height; wheelchair users can match the seat height to their chair.

Use the sliders or type a number in the box.
Legroom getting in
Max seat edge to ground
Min seat edge to ground
Headroom when getting in
Door opening
Low door sills make it easier to get your legs in and out. A wide door opening angle provides more room to get in and out. People with limited reach will need a smaller opening angle.

Use the sliders or type a number in the box.
Door sill height to ground
Door sill height to floor of car
Door opening angle
Getting in
If it’s difficult to bend your legs or neck, it’s important to have plenty of leg and headroom for getting in and out. Consider seat height; wheelchair users can match the seat height to their chair.

Use the sliders or type a number in the box.
Legroom getting in
Max seat edge to ground
Min seat edge to ground
Headroom when getting in
Boot opening
Low boot sills make it easier to get loads in and out. Look for openings that are wide and high enough for your wheelchair or other equipment. If you’re a hoist user, add 10cm/4in above the height of the folded wheelchair.

Use the sliders or type a number in the box.
Boot sill height to ground
Boot sill height to floor of car
Width of boot opening at bottom
Height of boot opening measured from floor
Boot space
Look for a boot that fits your wheelchair. If you need rear passenger seats, search with back row of seats upright (5- or 7- seat cars) or folded down (7-seat cars).

Use the sliders or type a number in the box.
Length of boot floor with back seats up
Length of boot floor with back seats down
Length of boot floor with middle seats down
Width of boot floor at narrowest point
Folded wheelchair
If you need rear passenger seats, search with back row of seats upright (5- or 7- seat cars) or folded down (7-seat cars). All tests were carried out with standard folding wheelchairs.

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Unfolded wheelchair
If you need rear passenger seats, search with back row of seats upright (5- or 7- seat cars) or folded down (7-seat cars). All tests were carried out with standard folding wheelchairs.

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