Five Step Booster - Vehicle Specific?


New member
So, my now 9 year old girl who is 75lbs and 4'8" can 5 step safely in my 2017 Ford Fusion (company car), but not in the 2017 Honda Pilot. I am trying to keep it consistent obviously and thankfully she is extremely understanding that safety comes first, but I noticed she is far closer to 5 step in the 3rd row then she is in the 2nd row of the Pilot. I probably have missed it in reading over the rules and such, but it really seems like this is something that is vehicle


Active member
You are correct, 5-stepping depends on the vehicle for a while. Maybe keep an Incognito for those vehicles in which she still needs a bit of a boost?


CPST and ketchup snob
Staff member
Yep! This is very common especially at her age. For right now keep a booster (Incognito is good) and you'll need to check her in each vehicle she rides in.

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