While shopping for a spacious car, people tend to concentrate on legroom and headroom a bit too much, and they usually forget about shoulder and hip room. But these measurements are as important as headroom and legroom in most cases.
While it may seem that a car with 50 inches of hip room sounds spacious, it isn’t. I mean, it is enough to accommodate the majority of people out there, but it ain’t nowhere near the maximum amount some cars provide.
And the car offering the biggest driver seat out there is the new Audi A8. Besides the A8, the new 2021 Mercedes Benz S-Class and the Kia K5 also offer superior hip room. But these are closely followed by the Genesis G90, Volvo S90, and the Chrysler 300.
Besides hip room, shoulder room is also important. And the Dodge Challenger and the Hyundai Sonata are the best out of the bunch. Be sure to inform yourself of a specific model you are interested in as sometimes these cars are available with a few different seating options.
The Audi A8 is Audi’s flagship sedan. And as such, the A8 tries to offer the very best Audi has to offer while also keeping in mind that the A8 has to be a great long-distance executive luxury cruiser. For such purposes, the car has to be comfortable, and the best way to do it is to offer a set of plush, armchair-like seats.
And the front seats in the A8 measure as much as 62.3 inches of seat width which makes the A8 the large seat champ. Besides huge seats, the A8 also offers plush materials such as leather, wood, and aluminum. Lots of technology and comfort features are also available to increase the levels of luxury and convenience on longer journeys.
Mercedes Benz S-Class
The new 2021 Mercedes Benz S-Class is made to be the best in many different aspects, and it certainly is. The W223 generation S-Class offers absolutely everything you might expect from a luxury car and more. 3D instrument clusters, four-wheel steer, AI cameras, and navigation systems just to name a few.
But the main focus of the S-Class was always to be as comfortable as possible, and the new S-Class offers 60.6 inches of hip room which makes the S-Class the Mercedes with the biggest driver’s seat. Considering how huge the new S-Class is, it’s no surprise that it also carries the biggest seats.
But if you want something a bit smaller and less expensive, the Kia K5 is certainly a good option. The K5 offers 56.6 inches of hip room which makes the seats in the K5 one of the roomiest ones out there, and especially the roomiest compact sedan seats.
Besides ample space, the K5 looks 21st century inside and out and considering how much Kia is trying to improve its market positioning and outlook, the K5 is also fairly reliable but affordable to buy. The K5 certainly is one of the best affordable sedans money can buy right now, and it is way better than the Kia Optima it replaces.
If you are an individual who likes to stand out and enjoy something hardly anyone else is, the Toyota Mirai is the perfect car for you. The Mirai is based on Toyotas Fuel Cell Technology powered by hydrogen, and this is one of the most interesting cars on the market today.
Besides the FCV powertrain, the Mirai is actually a great-looking car, something that could not be said about the last-gen model. The seats in the Mirai measure up to 56.5 inches in width and technically make the Mirai the hydrogen car with the biggest seats.
Even though the seat width is important, it is not the only important thing when determining how wide a car seat is. You should also consider shoulder room even though most cars out there (with a few supercar exceptions) do offer enough shoulder room for 99% of the population.
It comes as no surprise that the Dodge Challenger offers huge seats because the Dodge Challenger is one of the biggest cars on the market right now, especially so if you consider that it only offers two doors. Besides the seating, the Challenger is comfortable to a certain degree, but nowhere near the S-Class or the A8.
What is a good car for oversized people?
If you are a bit on the larger side, chances are you are best off buying an SUV. And cars such as the Honda CR-V are made to offer lots of driver space. The cargo area and the rear seat passenger are is also better than in most of its competition.
Other cars such as the Dodge Durango, Toyota Land Cruiser, or the Chevy Equinox are also good options for larger drivers. Just be sure to test drive the car before you drive it as there is no precise way of telling if a specific car is going to be comfortable enough for you.
What is a good car for tall people?
If you are over 6 feet tall, you should always test the car out thoroughly before buying it. If you have to push your seat all the way back to fit inside the car easily, only consider such cars if you are not planning to drive rear passengers all that often.
Cars such as the Hyundai Sonata, Nissan Leaf, Ford Flex, Kia K5, GMC Yukon, Nissan Rogue are all cars capable of fitting tall people thanks to lots of headroom and legroom.
Can oversized and tall people fit into supercars?
If you are obese, chances are that you are going to be able to squeeze into a supercar, but it’s not going to be comfortable. On the other hand, if you are a tall person, you are less likely to be able to drive a supercar compared to an obese individual.
It all depends on the supercar in question, but Lamborghinis for example are made for people that are less than 6 feet tall. Even though a 6 feet person could sit and drive a Lambo, it is not going to look pretty.