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Before you buy, make sure the car fits your size

By Jeff S. Bartlett, March 06, 2017

To find out which vehicles are better or worse for tall or short drivers, 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, and the tallest is 6 feet 2 inches.

A handful of cars are especially versatile and are 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 Porsche 718 Boxster. Sports cars by their very nature cater poorly to both extremes: Tall people hit the roof, and short people can't reach the clutch.

Bear in mind that some models excel at driver space to the detriment of backseat passengers. All measurements can be compared on the model pages, available from the linked names below.

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