Peripheral vision is excellent. Seats 10. Fuel mileage unbelievable 28mpg. Sufficient low end torque. Drives exceptionally well on highway for what it is. We installed rear lift for handicapped sister and removed the 2 seat row and moved the rear set of 3 seats up. Can transport sister and 8 additional passengers. Side door first step is a little high for elderly and children, but overall an excellent vehicle. We researched all possible vans prior to purchase. This was the only reasonable option. I am 6'1" and can stand up straight inside. We had extreme difficulty finding a diesel with rear a/c. We drove 400 miles to Myrtle Beach to pick this van up. We are completely satisfied.
The diesel engine in this vehicle is a Daimler diesel (Mercedes). Vinyl floor from front to rear - no carpet to gather odor, dirt, dust or irritate allergies. Spray it out and mop it and the interior is clean.
An optional rear entertainment system would be good. A slightly larger fuel cell would also be nice.