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Best Cars for Short and Tall Drivers

May 1, 2014

For those of you considered very short or very tall, not every vehicle is going to work for you. And although seats can be moved up and down, front and back, they are only able to move so far and it's important from both a comfort and safety standpoint to make sure you can operate the vehicle properly.

Consumer Reports realizes this can prove challenging for some, and have done the homework for you. They tested a number of vehicles with drivers of two different heights -- 5 feet 1 inch and 6 feet 4 inches -- to see which vehicles worked best for them.

For short drivers, the top 10 include the BMW 7 Series, Honda Accord, Hyundai Equus, and Subaru Forester, while for tall drivers the best options include the Acura A8, Ford Flex, Lexus GS, and Nissan Murano.

Regardless of your height, make sure to use TrueCar and RydeShopper to get the best deal possible on any of these vehicles.

For Tall Drivers

Best VehicleWorst Vehicle
Audi A8BMW Z4
Ford FlexFiat 500 Abarth
Honda OdysseyFord Fiesta ST
Hyundai EquusFord Focus ST
Lexus GSLand Rover Range Rover Evoque
Lexus LSMitsubishi i-MiEV
Mercedes-Benz E-ClassNissan Z
Nissan MuranoPorsche Boxster
Subaru ForesterToyota Tacoma
Volvo XC70Toyota Yaris

For Short Drivers

Best VehicleWorst Vehicle
Acura MDXChevrolet Camaro
BMW 7 SeriesFord Fiesta ST
Ford FlexJeep Wrangler
Honda AccordMazda MX-5 Miata
Honda OdysseyMitsubishi Lancer Evolution
Hyundai EquusNissan Titan
Lexus ESNissan Z
Lexus LSPorsche Boxster
Lexus RXPorsche Panamera
Subaru ForesterToyota FJ Cruiser

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar and RydeShopper are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan

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Gregg Fidan is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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