Honda Odyssey with VMI Northstar Conversion

To satisfy customers’ needs for additional interior space and a clean, obstruction-free accessible vehicle interior, VMI pioneered the development of the Northstar in-floor wheelchair ramp system for the Honda Odyssey minivan. After almost two decades of refinement, the Northstar remains the most technologically advanced handicap ramp system on the market. Instead of taking up space inside the handicap vehicle, the Northstar wheelchair ramp simply rolls out from beneath the floor. When one considers the advantages of the Northstar in-floor wheelchair ramp system, there is no question why the Northstar is far and away VMI’s best-selling product.

VMI Northstar Honda Odyssey


  • Maximum interior space for wheelchair maneuverability
  • Obstruction-free doorway allows easy access for passengers
  • Reduced accessible van conversion wear
  • (no need to deploy mobility ramp for able-bodied passengers)
  • Clean, uncluttered handicapped vehicle interior
  • Less dirt and debris from ramp into accessible vehicle interior
  • Wider usable accessible ramp surface
  • Easy access to all interior buttons, handles, and switches
  • Full use of front passenger seat
  • No squeaking or rattling from wheelchair ramp
  • Ramp stows safely under floor in the event of a collision
  • Deployable on curbs up to 10” in height


  • Door opening height – 55″
  • Door opening width – 30.75″
  • Wheelchair Ramp length (angled ramp and transition plate) – 59″
  • Ramp length (distance ramp from mobility vehicle) – 43″
  • Usable Handicap Ramp width – 30″
  • Overall floor length – 91.5″
  • Length (from back of seat bases to kickplate) – 61.75″
  • Floor width at B pillar – 60″
  • Floor width at front doors – 60.5″
  • Interior height at center position – 60″
  • Interior height at driver’s position – 57.25″ without sunroof

Standard Features
Honda Odyssey with VMI Northstar only

  • Ultra-low 8.0° accessible ramp angle
  • 750lb. wheelchair ramp capacity
  • Manual secondary backup system for additional peace of mind
  • Sure Deploy backup system allows users to stow or deploy the mobility ramp van conversion even in the event of complete power failure

Honda Odyssey with Northstar AND Summit

  • Full-power ramp and conversion
  • 12.75” drop FLEX Floor maximizes headroom and interior space for wheelchair maneuverability
  • Patented independent rear suspension designed to preserve Honda ride quality and performance
  • E-coated floor for maximum corrosion resistance
  • NEW, ultra-reliable hydraulic PowerKneel system lowers the minivan to reduce ramp angle
  • Seamless integration with Honda Odyssey electronics prevents damage to vehicle/conversion
  • Conversion control through Honda keyfob and interior sliding-door switches
  • Halo-lit, one-touch interior conversion button
  • Ramp ON/OFF switch allows users to disable all conversion features for guest drivers, valets, car wash attendants, etc., and open sliding doors for able-bodied passengers without deploying the ramp
  • NEW lightweight, removable front seats are easier to install or remove
  • NEW quick-release straps allow users to remove front seats in seconds without removing plastic covers or searching for handles/pedals beneath the seat
  • Non-skid handicapped ramp surface
  • Fully crash-tested and compliant with all government safety standards
  • 3-year/36,000-mile warranty

Optional Features

  • Durafloor (rubberized flooring) matched to the existing Honda Odyssey interior