I'm short. I get it. But I have to admit, I'm thoroughly annoyed with a vehicle that completely ignores the fifth percentile female. Granted we're on the small side of the average (pun intended), but we exist. And, frankly, we're likely to be the ones who are going to buy a compact SUV like the 2012 Jeep Patriot.
So, why must the steering column come down so low? When the driver's seat is raised up and pushed far forward, I find my knees are wedged between the seat and hard plastic. Thus I find myself sitting awkwardly with knees akimbo. But any movement of my right knee -- whether it's from gas to brake or while entering/exiting the vehicle -- finds me fighting with the lump of hard plastic, and I have the bruises to prove it.
I don't know why I don't have this problem in other vehicles, but it's a curious state of being that I've specifically noted in Jeep vehicles particularly but also in Chrysler Group vehicles generally.
Perhaps adjustable pedals would be in order here?