Woody S., Indianapolis

We can’t definitely say these are the cars with the most legroom for the driver, but here are three that have more than most: Lexus LS 460, 43.7 inches; Infiniti M, 44.0 inches; and Hyundai Genesis, 44.3 inches.

2012_911

We hesitate to endorse these numbers as the most accurate measurement because auto manufacturers appear to use different measuring points — and even measuring sticks — to generate interior dimensions. For example, Porsche says its 911 sports car has 41.6 inches of legroom for the driver, but we would wager that it is greater than that and exceeds the amount in other cars that claim more legroom.

You should use the interior dimensions provided by manufacturers (and included in Cars.com’s specifications) as guidelines. To find out how well you fit will require devoting the time and effort to actually sit in these cars to see how much room there is for your legs (and your head) and how easy it is to get in and out. You should look for cars that have steering columns that telescope and tilt so you can find a proper reach for your arms. Keep in mind, too, that sunroofs typically steal about an inch of headroom and may force you to recline your seatback.

Perhaps lanky Cars.com readers can suggest other cars that accommodate tall drivers.

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Answered by Rick Popely on December 14, 2011 in What Car Should I Buy? | Permalink

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