For me, maybe it's simply the difference between the seats ... my model is an SE, cloth seat. I read that they make the seats in Mexico ... and that it's a sub, not Ford itself. Maybe its adesign issue, maybe a quality issue ... will see what the dealer can do.
Specific to me, I tried, based upon other posts here, to bring my leg in (towards the seat) as if I built up the floor where your left foot rests ..
When I get a chance to speak with the dealer, I'll advise ..
I would be surpised if it is a design oversight ... I'm on the slightly taller side but, by no means "Tall"
Thanks for your post and input :-)