What is the width of a standard wheelchair? Thank you very much, ~Vicki
Answer: A standard manual wheelchair with an 18 inch seat will generally have an overall width of 24.5 to 26.5 inches. As a rule, the overall width of the chair tends to be approximately seven to nine inches wider than the seat. If you’re measuring for door clearance you’ll also want to add a few inches to each side, to leave room for hands and knuckles.