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Best Cars for Short and Tall Drivers
May 1, 2014For 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 No Haggle and CarsDirect to get the best deal possible on any of these vehicles.
For Tall Drivers
|Best Vehicle||Worst Vehicle|
|Audi A8||BMW Z4|
|Ford Flex||Fiat 500 Abarth|
|Honda Odyssey||Ford Fiesta ST|
|Hyundai Equus||Ford Focus ST|
|Lexus GS||Land Rover Range Rover Evoque|
|Lexus LS||Mitsubishi i-MiEV|
|Mercedes-Benz E-Class||Nissan Z|
|Nissan Murano||Porsche Boxster|
|Subaru Forester||Toyota Tacoma|
|Volvo XC70||Toyota Yaris|
For Short Drivers
|Best Vehicle||Worst Vehicle|
|Acura MDX||Chevrolet Camaro|
|BMW 7 Series||Ford Fiesta ST|
|Ford Flex||Jeep Wrangler|
|Honda Accord||Mazda MX-5 Miata|
|Honda Odyssey||Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution|
|Hyundai Equus||Nissan Titan|
|Lexus ES||Nissan Z|
|Lexus LS||Porsche Boxster|
|Lexus RX||Porsche Panamera|
|Subaru Forester||Toyota FJ Cruiser|
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