Cars are a fantastic modern convenience that many of us could not live without. Unfortunately for some, the convenience cars give us is tempered by a single, seemingly small detail about the driver: height. This can pose a problem when shopping for a car. Not enough leg room can be an issue of safety as a driver needs to quickly and smoothly operate the pedals. In addition, a lack of headroom can be extremely uncomfortable, leading to neck pain and poor posture. So when a driver of above-average height is in the market for a new car, they have to take all of this into consideration. To aid in that search, here are ten cars that are suitable for tall drivers.
10 2019 Nissan Leaf
The Nissan Leaf is already a pretty great car for any buyer. It’s 100-percent electric, gets a competitive distance for each charge, and looks nice. The price isn’t out of this world either at under $30,000. So, if you're conscious about the environment and happen to be taller than most, this would be a good choice.
It has forty-two inches of leg and headroom and the passenger seats in the back are just as spacious for all of your tall friends. If the price tag seems a little high for your budget, remember to do a little research because you may be eligible for a rebate for purchasing an electric car.
9 2019 Subaru Forester
This SUV is built to have space, not just for a tall driver but for anything you plan on transporting as well. The second row folds down completely to expand the trunk space. Still, you won’t be driving back there so let's talk about how much room is behind the wheel.
There's more legroom (forty-three inches) than headroom (forty-one inches), but this will come in handy if you have to use the all-wheel drive to navigate less than amiable road conditions. An SUV may seem excessive if you don’t have a family or large group of people to haul, but it gets better than average gas mileage so having the extra room is worth it at under $25,000.
8 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
We can always count on Hyundai to give us vehicles that suit every type of person and driver. Santa Fe is a great example of this. With forty-four inches of legroom, you might actually need to pull the seat forward a little bit.
Despite being big enough to accommodate the taller portion of the population, it's certainly not too big. It is classified as a midsize SUV and has plenty of trunk and back seat space. In addition, its positively packed to the brim with features to help keep you safe out on the open road for just under $26,000.
7 2019 Chevrolet Traverse
Let's say for a moment that you’re a mother or father of considerable height. As luck would have it, your spouse is also tall and so is the gaggle of children you’ve created together. Now the predicament you have is finding a car that's not an ugly minibus to fit your family of giants. The Chevrolet Traverse is the answer to your prayers.
It has three spacious rows of seating, a large trunk, and forty-one inches of head and legroom. As impossible as it might seem, the Traverse is still classified as midsize SUV priced at under $30,000. It sports an attractive interior and exterior so you and the family will be comfortable, as well as stylish.
6 2019 Volkswagen Atlas
While the next entry on this list is another SUV (at a tad over $30,000) that would suit a family of tall folks quite well, the Atlas makes a point to make it known that its third row is completely usable by adults.
Most vehicles with a third row of seating are intended for young families and the last row becomes difficult to squeeze into once you get to be a teenager. So, if you are a taller adult with other tall friends, this is a great option. Even better, if you operate with a rideshare service such as Uber or Lyft, you can be assured that even your tallest customers will ride in comfort and give you a five-star rating.
5 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS
Now if you have a bit more money to spend on your height-friendly vehicle, this second half of our list will be more interesting to you. Let us begin with 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS which costs a little more than $70,000. It will give you forty-one inches of room for your head and forty inches for your legs.
Despite it being a large SUV, it still brings plenty of power to the table with a twin-turbocharged engine that puts out 362 horsepower and handles more like a small sports car. While it admittedly doesn’t have many other features to set it apart from its more affordable counterparts, it does have the class and feel that you can expect from the brand.
4 2019 BMW 3 Series
The perk of being willing to spend more money is that you’re more likely to find what you want in a vehicle. It would be very difficult to find a spacious car that isn’t in the SUV classification at a price that's not edging into the luxury range. This is the case with the 2019 BMW 3 Series.
It is not an SUV, and by all appearances looks like a normal sized car. When you would pay over $45,000 for this vehicle, you might not think it's for you at first glance for that very reason. However, looks can be deceiving as the 3 Series offers forty-one inches of headroom and forty-two inches of legroom.
3 2019 Tesla Model X
If you're in the market for an SUV that can accommodate your height, has a futuristic design, and is completely powered by electricity, than the Tesla Model X might as well be your dream car.
This vehicle can easily be described as a lean, mean, green machine as it gets 238-miles per charge, goes from zero to sixty in under five seconds, and puts Tesla’s unique brand of design on display. The windshield sweeps back into the roof for a look that seems to come straight out of a sci-fi movie. All of these features, forty-one inches of headroom, and almost forty-two inches of legroom will ring up at a cost of $82,000.
2 2019 Lincoln Navigator
If the only two features you care about in your new car is height accommodation and a high-class look, then the 2019 Lincoln Navigator is the choice for you. It certainly has you covered in the space department as this large SUV has nearly forty-two inches of headroom and almost forty-four inches of legroom.
Your passengers will not only have plenty of space but they’ll enjoy cruising around in the lap of luxury with an interior designed by the best to look and feel the best. However, owning one of the classiest rides on the market will cost you a pretty penny at over $73,000.
1 2019 Cadillac Escalade
The Cadillac Escalade is a big, powerful, and luxurious SUV built for tall people who want a car that doesn’t just sit in the driveway and look pretty, but one that gets things done as well. The Escalade stands out from other cars on this list because it has a towing hookup and capacity comparable to a rough and tumble pick-up truck at 8,500 pounds. It gives the driver almost 43-inches of headroom and just over 45-inches of legroom. The interior is comfortable and has plenty of passenger and cargo space as well. This incredible ride will set you back a little more than $75,000.