Last post on Mar 18, 2007 at 3:37 PM
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Mazda CX-7, Car Buying, SUV
#1 of 6 CX-7 looks great....but headroom problem
Mar 17, 2007 (7:38 pm)
I am giving the CX-7 (Grand Touring) some serious consideration, but with a moonroof installed, I need about 3/4 inch or so more headroom to keep my head from not hitting the left edge of the moonroof opening when the liner is pushed back.
Of course, getting a CX-7 GT without a moonroof takes away all sorts of option possibilities.
What other vehicles besides the CX-7 would give you all of the following?
1. Good headroom
2. AWD/ABS/stability control
3. Averaging 20+ mpg (or at least close)
4. Decent legroom
5. Some style and luxury
Any vehicle out there meeting the above requirements? (Cost is not that much of a deterrent, "within reason".)
#2 of 6 Re: CX-7 looks great....but headroom problem [budh]
Mar 18, 2007 (8:04 am)
How tall are you? I'm 6'4" and have the moonroof. I have adequate leg room and there's about about an inch to spare above my head.
#3 of 6 Re: CX-7 looks great....but headroom problem [vbbuilt]
Mar 18, 2007 (8:24 am)
I'm 6'3" with a 32 inch inseam. So most of my height is in my torso.
If the left side of the moonroof opening wasn't directly above the driver's head, but instead was just a few inches to the left, it would make a big difference. (That is how my 2002 Highlander is set up with a moonroof - otherwise it might have been a problem in that vehicle.)
I'm used to sitting fairly upright which compounds the issue. Perhaps rotation of the seat for more thigh support would also help the headroom issue......
#4 of 6 6"4 w/Moonroof
Mar 18, 2007 (1:07 pm)
Spend some more time with the seat adjustment.
I too have at least an inch to spare from the top of my balding pate to the lining of the moonroof.
#5 of 6 Head space
Mar 18, 2007 (3:07 pm)
I too want a moonroof but, am questioning only an inch above my head for safety reasons. One inch is really not much room if even a small fender bender accident. I am so used to my Subaru Forester with 2&1/2-3 inches that I wonder if I'd get used to only 1 inch.
#6 of 6 Re: Head space [erhayes]
Mar 18, 2007 (3:37 pm)
Did you have that much headroom in a Subaru Forester (2 1/2 to 3 inches) and also have a moonroof in that vehicle? Or is that with no moonroof in the Forester?
That is about how much headroom I have in my Toyota Matrix - which was special ordered WITHOUT a moonroof.