Which cars have enough legroom for someone who's 6 feet 10 inches tall?

I'm 6-feet-10 inches tall and finding cars with enough front legroom is impossible. I don't care about rear legroom. Any suggestions?

Jordan R., New Brighton, Pa.

If you can believe Buick's commercials, the LaCrosse sedan is big enough for 7-foot-1 Shaquille O'Neal, though he doesn't look very comfortable behind the wheel, despite his made-for-TV smile.

We think there are better alternatives to the LaCrosse, which has 41.7 inches of front legroom and 38 inches of headroom. For example, the Toyota Avalon has 42.1 inches of legroom and 38.5 inches of headroom. For someone your size, every inch counts.

2013-genesis-sedan

Among luxury sedans the Hyundai Genesis has 44.3 inches of front legroom and 40.4 inches of front headroom. The Infiniti M37's and M56's numbers are 39.1 inches for legroom and 44 inches for headroom, and the Lexus LS 460 has 43.7 and 38.

We have to caution that what these numbers imply on paper may not prove true in the flesh, so check them out in person to see if they work for you. Many of these cars come with a standard power sunroof, which steals an inch or two of headroom, so you should consider models that don't have one. The base Avalon XLE is not available with a sunroof; other Avalon models come with a sunroof.

Power-adjustable pedals that might give you more legroom are optional on the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans, and on some large SUVs such as the Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Expedition and Nissan Armada.

The Cars.com Vehicle Recommender can help you find other models with power adjustable-pedals and additional features you might be interested in, but the ultimate test will be how well your NBA-appropriate frame fits behind the wheel.

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Answered by Rick Popely on June 12, 2013 in What Car Should I Buy? | Permalink

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