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I need a (prefer Van) with a dash that is low(able to see over) I am only 5ft .

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Jessica Howe, Automotive Expert & Coach at


Thank you for writing in. There are several options that may work best for you. You may want to look into the Honda Odyssey, several Volvo options, or the lineup through Acura. The best way to find a vehicle that is a good fit is to test drive them. Good luck, and always take your time shopping for a new vehicle. 

LeeAnn Shattuck, Chief Car Chick at The Car Chick

It depends on your budget (new van, used van?), but the Honda Odyssey is generally easy to see out of for shorter drivers.  The Odyssey has been plagued with Honda's faulty infotainment system in recent years, so be aware of that potential issue.  The Toyota Sienna could also be a good choice for you.  Look for a model that has good controls for adjusting the height of the driver's seat, as that will help you to see out the windshield.  Eveyone's body is a little different.  Some people have shorter legs (in which case, finding a vehicle with adjustable pedals is important), while others have a shorter torso or just overal a smaller stature that requires adjusting the seat up/down, forward/back to find that perfect driving position.  

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