Last post on May 04, 2013 at 5:51 PM
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Toyota Camry Hybrid, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Impala, Hybrid Cars, Sedan, SUV
#1 of 6 Hybrid cars for long legs?
Jan 25, 2013 (8:41 pm)
Iím looking for a hybrid car, but the problem is that Iím 6í8Ē with a ridiculous 40Ē inseam. For most cars I sit in, my knees hit the wheel, and I canít angle my legs because then Iím hitting the brakes at an angle. Iím skinny and my torso is more normal size, so there isnít as much a problem with seat width or headroom. Iíve sat in a 2012 Toyota Camry hybrid and a 2010 Ford Fusion hybrid, but no luck with my knees. I did drive a Chevy Impala (2008?) for a weekend, and my legs were very comfortable, however I would like a hybrid for gas mileage. I know there are listings of cars for tall people, but I havenít had much luck finding hybrid cars for tall people. Could anyone please tell me if they are familiar with fuel efficient cars for people with really long legs?
Thanks in advance!
#2 of 6 Re: Hybrid cars for long legs? [longlegsnocar]
Jan 30, 2013 (4:31 pm)
If the car is not designed with too many power features in the driver's seat, I believe that some companies sell extender rails to provide more leg room. I drive a 2008 FEH, but it does not have the kind of room you appear to need (and it only gets 30 MPG).
#4 of 6 Re: Hybrid cars for long legs?
Apr 28, 2013 (4:58 pm)
Thank you both for that information. I will look into this as it seems very helpful. Do you know of any good fuel efficient cars that wouldn't require a seat extender?
Thanks again in advance!
#5 of 6 Re: Hybrid cars for long legs? [longlegsnocar]
May 04, 2013 (5:39 pm)
Hi Longlegsnocar - have you found a standard car you are comfortable in?
We have a 40" inseamer in the family... (7foot tall)
Would love to see what you have tried that worked! We are going to check out the extender as well!
#6 of 6 Re: Hybrid cars for long legs? [lindaloo4]
May 04, 2013 (5:51 pm)
I started to methodically go through various lists, but I've had to pause to finish up some stuff for school. My first thought though was that I'll probably have to go with a full-sized sedan, good fuel economy or not (though hopefully the former). I'll try to update my findings, and if you find anything yourself, please feel free to share!
PS - Glad to know I'm not alone!