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Best cars for tall or short drivers

Before you buy, make sure the car fits your size

Last updated: November 2014

Toyota Highlander

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.

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