Car for a 6-7 skinny driver


#1

Looking to replace my 2017 Camry because it doesn’t fit me being tall. I have research about tall possibilities, but would like to hear from any really tall drivers. We have a Rogue for our winter vehicle, but I still like a car. Not looking for flash, just dependable and used. Has anyone had good fortune with the Nissan Altma for leg and head room. Thank you so much.


#2

No one can tell another person what vehicle will fit them. You just have to try them out your self .


#3

Agree with @VOLVO_V70

Your best bet is to head to a large used car seller, like CarMAx so you can drive a number of different cars. Narrow it down to 2-3 and then shop the new car dealers. See if you can get a test drive over a weekend. If you can get that arrangement, drive it as much as allowed so you are confident it fits you. Rent one if you must. Better to rent for a day or 2 than to buy something you later find is uncomfortable - like your Camry. Good Luck


#4

6’5" here, most in the torso, so I make a habit out of finding cars with LOTS of headroom. 1 - avoid sunroofs (becoming very hard to do); 2 - make sure it has a height-adjustable seat (mechanical is fine); 3 - these days, SUVs/CUVs are much more likely to have room.

I haven’t sat in the newest one, but our 2007 Forester has LOTS of headroom.

I go to the local car show to try them out. CarMax is another great idea, and it’s free and open most any time.


#5

Not everyone is built the same.

I’m 6’3 with a 35" inseam.

Michael Phelps is 6’4 with a 31" inseam.

Each car and people are different. Only way to know is to sit in them. Good place is an auto show where all the manufacturers are there in one place.


#6

Nissan Rogue for whatever reason sink in value relative to other CUV’s which fit people very well compared to cars. Make sure there is no moonroof.


#7

I have a friend who is tall and likes to wear a hat while driving. He finally settled on a truck, the only vehicle with enough headroom.


#8

Welp, the Japanese manufacturers have been slow to make cars for tall westerners, but the good news is they’re doing better than they used to. Nonetheless, I can give you some old (and possibly outdated) advice:

-Look at domestic brands (Ford and GM). Your Camry is relatively new, and is supposed to be a full size sedan, so if you don’t fit in the one you have, you’re probably not going to find another Toyota car or a Honda car that is a good fit. If you want another sedan, but one that fits, you’re going to have to look at other brands. Maybe checkout a VW? My mother’s Jetta often seems like it’s too big for my 6’2" frame with the seat all the way back and all the way down, so it might have enough room for you.

-Consider a truck or SUV. Personally, I’m not a fan of SUVs, but I’m only 6’2", so I can fit behind the wheel of a Honda Civic comfortably. You have a legitimate reason to drive a larger vehicle in which you can fit. Check out the Toyota Rav4 and the Honda CR-V.


#9

I’ve had good luck with some Japanese cars. Camrys without sunroofs but with seat elevation worked well, but I haven’t tried the latest version. I owned a no-sunroof Lexus ES300 for 15 years, worked out fine for me. A Suburban with a sunroof - nope! Tried it out at a car show. So it REALLY varies from vehicle to vehicle.


#10

Leg room is extremely important as I have a 38 inch inseam. The Camry’s console seems to be a problem and I need to avoid other cars with wide consoles


#11

Update:The wife wants a AWD SUV. Does the Forrester have good legroom


#12

Really only one way to tell - go sit in one


#13

For me Yes, for you how would anyone know that ? Read Texases post.


#14

Coworker is 6’3", he is very happy with his wife’s 2018 Subaru Forester. With the driver’s seat all the way back he is comfortable in the back seat.

Ed B.


#15

Yes, I do need to sit in one, but I live in an extremely rural area so I am trying to figure some information via the Internet. Legroom in the back seat isn’t really important because I will probably never sit there.


#16

Then make a day of it. Drive into town and test drive a Subaru Forester and AWD versions of some other popular SUVs, like the Toyota Rav4, the Toyota Highlander, and the Honda CR-V.


#17

It’s so hard to tell, it depends on the room, but also on the steering wheel (how adjustable it is) and on how you like your seatback. I guess you could ask on a Forester forum.


#18

If it’s that far from the city, you need to stick to brands that are closer to home. If the closest Subaru dealer is five hours away, why would you look at them?