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Best cars for tall or short drivers

Jeff Bartlett
November 2, 2014
Best cars for tall or short drivers
Best cars for tall or short drivers

To find out which vehicles are better or worse for each, Consumer Reports took a closer look at test scores of recently tested vehicles, for seat comfort, driving position, access, and the view out. The shortest tester is 5 feet 1 inch, while the tallest is 6 feet 2 inches.

A handful of cars are especially versatile and were rated very highly by both tall and short testers. Families with different-sized drivers might consider the Honda Accord or the Subaru Forester. Similarly, several models serve neither tall nor short drivers well, such as the Chevrolet Camaro and the Jeep Wrangler. Sports cars by their very nature cater poorly to both extremes: Tall people hit the roof, while short people can't reach the clutch.

For tall drivers

10 Best

10 Worst

Toyota Highlander
Porsche Boxster
Land Rover Range Rover
Ford Fiesta ST
Audi A8 Ford Focus ST
Honda Odyssey
Mitsubishi i-MiEV
Lexus LS
Toyota Yaris
Subaru Forester Porsche 911
BMW X5 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
Lexus GS
Ford Flex Toyota Tacoma
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Nissan Z

For short drivers

10 Best

10 Worst

Subaru Forester Porsche Boxster
Honda Accord Mazda MX-5 Miata
Lexus LS Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR
Lexus ES Nissan Z
Acura RLX Ford Fiesta ST
Mercedes-Benz S550 Mitsubishi Mirage
Nissan Maxima Chevrolet Camaro
Honda Odyssey Jeep Wrangler
Subaru Outback
Nissan Titan
BMW 7 Series Porsche Panamera

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