I am 6'5" and 260 lbs. Coming from an Excursion limited I am really disappointed in the leg and head room in my new Expedition EL Limited. My legs are pretty cramped and the slope of the roof, with the sunvisor covering a couple inches of the windshield causes me to have to slouch down to comfortably see out the windshield.
What would help is to be able to have the seat adjusted in a way that would give me at lease a couple of inches more leg room. I have the full power seat and cannot get it right.
Does anyone know if any type of an adjustment can be made.
I have to admit that I'm surprised these seats dont move more. I'm 5'11" and with the seat all the way back and the pedals all the way forward I still feel like there isnt enough leg room. I feel for you guys who are taller!
IQ9 prolly has the right idea with seeing if a dealer would/could move the thing back.
I'm 6'3" and have the same prob in my 03 expy. I've looked at it close and I think the only possible fix would be to take the track apart and grind the stops off. I don't think the dealer would do it. Might not actualy work anyway ...
I am 6'6 and have no problem. Plenty of leg room. Do you have the electronic driver side controls. I have longer legs than most people and have no issues. If the seat were to go back any further I dont think anyone could sit behind me. The expediton has much more leg room than the competition. tahoe and yukon are even smaller and the new toyotas are pretty cramped as well. Nissan armada and infiniti QX have quite a bit, but I dont think any more than my expedition.
I do have driver side controls. It is an EL Limited with all the stuff, including pedals. Maybe it is because I am coming out of an Excursion Limited that I drove for 135k and simply got used to the space. My wife has an 07 Pacifica and I have more leg room in that car.
I'm 6'-5" & 265# and have never had a vehicle with more leg room! I drove about 70% of a 3 week 5,000 mile road trip and really enjoyed the leg room. I always make it a habit of taking my shoes off (or at least my right shoe) while driving long stretches. I don't know if its legal or not, but I can easily slip my shoes back on if I get pulled over.
Perhaps more leg room would be nicer, but without a telescoping steering wheel the reach may get too far.
My other car is a Toyota Camry and "I get by wit it" as far as leg room goes. Again, I just take my shoe(s) off. At my size you just have to accept that not everything fits.
I'm not one to buy a big Lifted SuperDuty truck so I can say "it fits me". I'm the sole money-earner for our family of 5 kids and I can live with a few inconviences so my wife doesn't have to work outside the home.
-edit- its always easy to adjust anything for my size... just move it back all the way!
OK, OK, I give. Uncle!!! the Expy is big enough. However it seems strange that the 5'11" guys agrees he needs more legroom and the 6'5" guy claims to have enough space! Maybe the seats are not set in the same place on every vehicle. I swear I am not wearing 3 inch pumps (well, everyday)I will take the Expy EL to a ride pimper and let you all know what can be done to fit my big butt into this thing.
God, I miss the Excursion it made me feel so petite at 6'5" and 260lbs.
Tri color white, 08 EL Limited, running boards, roof, nav, DVD, tow and non adjustable driver's seat.
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