The best cars for big people

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2012 Honda Fit EV at the 2011 LA Auto Show

The Honda Fit has the kind of room the not-so-fit require. (Photo Credit: CC BY-SA/Rachel So/Wikipedia)

One size car does not fit all. However, if you’re a large person, these cars may be the right fit for you. They represent both quality and value, all the while providing the kind of roominess a larger person needs.

Chevy Equinox 2LT

The Chevy Equinox 2LT is highly adjustable, a necessity for large drivers and passengers. Footroom, legroom and headroom are all substantial, and the Equinox comes standard with a rear-view camera, which comes in handy for those drivers who have difficulty shifting around to look over their shoulders.

Kia Optima

Even with the front seat pushed all the way back, there’s plenty of leftover room for rear passengers in the Kia Optima. While the seats themselves are somewhat short – decreasing thigh support – the amount of headroom and legroom are tremendous for such a small car.

Honda Odyssey

Odysseus may have beaten the giant cyclops in Homer’s “The Odyssey,” but the Honda Odyssey is nearly big enough to allow the cyclops to join you for a drive. Designed for larger individuals, the Odyssey will seat many more than the average sedan, with legroom and headroom to spare. The vehicle is also easy to enter and exit. Whether you need to haul people, groceries or even a cyclops, this may be the car for your odyssey.

Hyundai Azera

This is an affordable sedan with plenty of leg and headroom. The Azera features best-in-class interior space, as well as top safety credentials. So the big people in your life can feel safe.

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Nissan 300ZX

Are you a large person who fancies a sports car? Try the Nissan 300ZX, where the “Z” could easily stand for “Zounds, there’s lots of room in here!” While Nissan no longer turns out this big and tall marvel, used ones can be had for a decent price.


Are you a large person, and do you fancy a sports car with the power of German engineering? Then the BMW Z3 may be for you. BMW is known for many quality elements, and that includes the adjustable seats. Think major legroom.

Volkswagen’s New Beetle

German engineering returns, but this time, it’s even more affordable. For those who think that a Beetle still means tiny and compact, think again. Getting inside one of these is almost like entering Dr. Who’s Tardis telephone booth, such is the inordinate amount of interior room the New Beetle offers in relation to what appears small from the exterior.

Honda CR-V

A lower center of gravity is easier to manage when it’s closer to the ground. This is exactly what the Honda CR-V provides. It’s low to the ground, which makes entering and exiting easy. Plus, the adjustability is outstanding.

Honda Fit

The 2011 Honda Fit is great for larger drivers. It has a high roof-line, which means increased headroom. Plus, the interior is simple and airy, leaving plenty of room for comfort.


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