10 Best Cars for Tall or Short Drivers
If you're shorter or taller than average, some cars can be frustrating to drive. Most manufacturers target an average height of around 5 foot 9, but there are some vehicles that are geared better for tall or short drivers.
Consumer Reports this week released a list of the top 10 best and worst cars for tall and short drivers. They took into account seat comfort, driving position, access, and view out the window - as well as making sure the vehicle scored well in road tests and reliability.
The best cars for tall drivers are the BMW 7-Series and Audi Q7, while for short drivers, it's the Subaru Forester and BMW 7 Series. What's surprising is that some cars are highly versatile and are rated high by both tall and short drivers (see below for the full list)
|10 Best||10 Worst|
|For Tall Drivers|
|BMW 7 Series||Ford Fiesta ST|
|Audi Q7||Ford Focus ST|
|Honda Pilot||Mazda MX-5 Miata|
|Volvo XC90||Fiat 124|
|Toyota Highlander||Nissan Z|
|Land Rover Range Rover||Toyota Tacoma|
|Audi A8||Toyota Yaris|
|Kia Cadenza||Porsche 911|
|Subaru Forester||Lexus IS|
|BMW X5||Fiat 500 Abarth|
|For Short Drivers|
|Subaru Forester||Mazda MX-5 Miata|
|BMW 7 Series||Fiat 124|
|Lexus ES||Chevrolet Camaro|
|Acura RLX||Nissan Z|
|Mercedes Benz S-Class||Ford Fiesta ST|
|Subaru Outback||Toyota Tacoma|
|Volvo XC90||Ford F-250|
|Toyota Highlander||Mitsubishi Mirage|
|Hyundai Sonata||Chevrolet Colorado|
|Ford Flex||Jeep Renegade|
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- Gregg Fidan
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