What are the Best Cars for Tall People?

Posted: Thursday, January 7th, 2021

With so many vehicles marketed as “compact,” it can be a challenge finding a model that doesn’t make you feel claustrophobic. Fortunately, we’ve done the work for you! Whether you’re shopping for a sedan, SUV, truck, or minivan near St. Louis, you’ll find tons of suggestions below, which could come in handy if you’re shopping for your first car. Check out our list of the best cars for tall people, as well as some of the worst, then start shopping with Green Light Auto Credit!

Best Compact Cars for Tall People

Looking for a fuel-efficient sedan to get you around St. Charles? Choosing a smaller car doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll feel cramped, especially if you opt for one of the following models:

  • 2020 Chevrolet Impala — includes 45.8 inches of front legroom and 39.9 inches of front headroom.
  • 2021 Subaru Legacy — includes 42.8 inches of front legroom and 39.4 inches of front headroom.
  • 2021 Nissan Altima — includes 43.8 inches of front legroom and 39.2 inches of front headroom.
  • 2021 Kia K5 —  includes 46.1 inches of front legroom and 40.2 inches of front headroom.
  • 2021 Hyundai Sonata — includes 46.1 inches of front legroom and 40 inches of front headroom.

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Best SUVs for Tall People

You can’t go wrong with an SUV! No matter your stature, you’re sure to have plenty of breathing room inside one of the following:

  • 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe — includes 44.5 inches of front legroom and 42.3 inches of front headroom.
  • 2021 Chevrolet Suburban — includes 44.5 inches of front legroom and 42.3 inches of front headroom.
  • 2021 GMC Yukon — includes 44.5 inches of front legroom and 42.3 inches of front headroom.
  • 2021 GMC Yukon XL — includes 44.5 inches of front legroom and 42.3 inches of front headroom.
  • 2020 Ford Escape — includes 42.4 inches of front legroom and 40 inches of front headroom.
  • 2021 Subaru Outback — includes 42.8 inches of front legroom and 40.1 inches of front headroom.
  • 2021 Toyota Highlander — includes 42 inches of front legroom and 41.2 inches of front headroom.
  • 2021 Ford Explorer — includes 43 inches of front legroom and 40.7 inches of front headroom.
  • 2021 Nissan Rogue — includes 43.3 inches of front legroom and 41.1 inches of front headroom.
  • 2021 Subaru Forester — includes 43.3 inches of front legroom and 41.2 inches of front headroom.

Best Trucks for Tall People

Trucks are also great options for taller people, plus they can easily be used to make money. Although some light-duty work trucks can have small cabins, it’s easy to find a truck with ample headroom and legroom. These models are great examples:

  • 2021 GMC Canyon — includes 45 inches of front legroom and 41.4 inches of front headroom.
  • 2021 GMC Sierra —  includes 44.5 inches of front legroom and 43.03 inches of front headroom.
  • 2021 Ford F-150 — includes 43.9 inches of front legroom and 40.8 inches of front headroom.
  • 2021 Chevrolet Silverado —  includes 44.5 inches of front legroom and 43.03 inches of front headroom.
  • 2021 Chevrolet Colorado — includes 45 inches of front legroom and 41.4 inches of front headroom.

Best Minivans for Tall People

It’s hard for anyone to feel cramped inside a minivan. If you’re on the tall side and shopping for a new family vehicle, consider a minivan! Here are three of the most popular minivans on the market, as well as their legroom and headroom dimensions:

  • 2021 Honda Odyssey — includes 40.9 inches of front legroom and 40.7 inches of front headroom.
  • 2021 Chrysler Pacifica — includes 41.1 inches of front legroom and 40.1 inches of front headroom.
  • 2021 Toyota Sienna — includes 40.3 inches of front legroom and 40 inches of front headroom.

What are the Worst Cars for Tall People?

If generous space is at the top of your “must-have” list, it’s best to steer clear of the following models. Although some have spacious front legroom, the amount of headroom is much lower than any of the models shown above.

  • 2021 Lexus IS Sedan — includes 44.8 inches of front legroom and 38.2 inches of front headroom.
  • 2020 FIAT 124 Convertible — includes 43.1 inches of front legroom and 37.4 inches of front headroom.
  • 2020 Toyota Yaris Sedan — includes 41.9 inches of front legroom and 38 inches of front headroom.

Finance One of the Best Cars for Tall Drivers Today!

Need help narrowing your options down even further? Compare sedans vs. SUVs to figure out which body style is right for you, or compare pickup trucks vs. SUVs. Whatever you choose, the team at Green Light Auto Credit can help you finance the model you need in Florissant! Contact us to get started!