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I am seriously looking at an XC40 R-Design.

I have test drove it twice and am really sold on it (other than the cargo cover).

However, I am 6'4" and my left leg and foot's placement is an issue. I was able to drive the car for 30 minutes and it was okay. However, I am questioning how it will feel for a long road trip.

I am used to a full-size truck and larger crossover. I also test drove a Rav4 OffRoad and it was roomier but I did not care for some of the aspects of the interior.

Are there any tall drivers that find the XC40 okay for day-long road trips?
 

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I am seriously looking at an XC40 R-Design.

I have test drove it twice and am really sold on it (other than the cargo cover).

However, I am 6'4" and my left leg and foot's placement is an issue. I was able to drive the car for 30 minutes and it was okay. However, I am questioning how it will feel for a long road trip.

I am used to a full-size truck and larger crossover. I also test drove a Rav4 OffRoad and it was roomier but I did not care for some of the aspects of the interior.

Are there any tall drivers that find the XC40 okay for day-long road trips?
I am 6 foot 1 inches - before the "lockdown" I would drive hours and hours at a time on the weekend - zero issues.

The only issue is my bluejeans... the ink rubs off on the blond seats. I use glass cleaner every few months with a paper towel to remove it.
 

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Hi...thanks. This is helpful.

How do you feel about the higher than normal door armrests? I found them pretty comfortable.
 

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MacGarage, I too am 6'4" and about 260lbs. I should receive my XC40 this week and will report back when I have been down the road a few miles. I did not notice the foot placement or the arm rests as being uncomfortable. I am a little worried about the size of the rear view mirror and how much it blocks vision thru the windshield. I sat in a lot of vehicles before buying. I was supposed to go to Sweden to pick it up, but was stymied by the virus.
 

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MacGarage, I too am 6'4" and about 260lbs. I should receive my XC40 this week and will report back when I have been down the road a few miles. I did not notice the foot placement or the arm rests as being uncomfortable. I am a little worried about the size of the rear view mirror and how much it blocks vision thru the windshield. I sat in a lot of vehicles before buying. I was supposed to go to Sweden to pick it up, but was stymied by the virus.
That is great you are so close to receiving your XC40. When I was driving, the rearview mirror did not get my attention as to something that was a concern. I will have to see next time I sit in one.

Thanks for the feedback. I will look forward to your thoughts!
 

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Hi...thanks. This is helpful.

How do you feel about the higher than normal door armrests? I found them pretty comfortable.
I got used to it pretty quick. Getting cash from the ATM is a bit weird, but the cashless society we are about to get will solve that pesky issue:>
 

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I’m 6’3” and feel the seat cushion is too short. There is a pull out thigh extension but it isn’t a very comfortable every day solution. Let’s face it, it’s a small car. The pedal positions are ok but on long trips with the cruise on, it’s the right foot I’m not sure what to do with, and it’s the suspension that really makes for a more fatiguing drive than in, say, my parents’ Mercedes SUV. Overall the car is very comfortable for daily driving and occasional 2-3 hour highway jaunts. I honestly wouldn’t want to drive it cross country if I had a more comfortable option.
 

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I'm 6'5" (200 pounds) and recently purchased an XC40. Have taken two long trips (8+ hours each), and the seat and leg-room were very comfortable for me. One just needs to adjust the seat angles to their own comfort level.
 

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Thanks...this is all very helpful. I am having a hard time finding an R-Design to drive but I assume the seating is similar. I have taken another test drive this past week and did find it more comfortable this time...perhaps adjusting the seat angles as suggested helped.
 

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I'm 6'2" and picked my XC up in Sweden and spent two weeks putting 2,700 miles on it in Europe, mostly on the Autobahn. I found it very comfortable and like Mylimebug said, you just need to adjust the seat and steering wheel to fit you properly. We're getting ready to take a 13 hour drive this coming Sunday (from California to Utah) and this is exactly why we bought the Volvo. We've recently owned a Mercedes E-350 and a Jaguar XE and neither was as comfortable as this Volvo for long trips. Good luck with your new XC.
 
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