What are Best Cars for Tall People?

It does appear that there is some bias against making cars for tall people. Most manufacturers would rather dedicate their creative juices and resources toward making muscle, super, or performance cars that do not have enough legroom and headroom for tall drivers. At the risk of sounding like a conspiracy theorist, we will leave it at that.

If you are tall and looking for a spacious car in the market, we compiled these best cars for tall people for you. Our selection is based on the parameters of headroom and legroom space for drivers.

But, of course, we wouldn’t recommend a car that is just spacious with nothing else to show off. These cars are spacious and enjoyable to drive. Keep on reading to learn more.

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Best Cars for Tall People

Nissan Leaf


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We are as surprised as you that the Nissan Leaf makes it to this list (are we though?). Anyway, this electric hatchback may look small on the outside but its interior space is very impressive.

With a headroom of 41.2 inches and 42.1 inches in legroom, it’s pretty comfortable for tall drivers. It’s also worth mentioning that the Nissan Leaf has ample cargo space to go with it. The engines are very responsive too, supplying swift acceleration whenever you go hard on the throttle.

Ford Explorer

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A headroom of 40.7 inches and legroom of 43 inches was enough to get the fully redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer into our best cars for tall people list.

It is a midsize SUV that comes in 4 powertrain options – turbocharged four-cylinder engine, rear or four-wheel drive, two twin-turbocharged V6s, and a hybrid.

One of these should suit your preferences. There’s also ample space to accommodate more passengers with 3 rows of seats.

Genesis G90

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If traffic lights were programmed to flicker whenever a luxury car passed by, they would for Genesis G90. This Korean masterpiece redefines comfort with its amazing features.

You bet legroom and headroom space are well compensated for. Apart from this, the 22-way adjustable driver’s seat will keep your back relaxed at all times.

This luxury creation also has wireless phone charging, a twin-turbocharged V6, smart cruise control, LED mood lights, parking sensors, blind-spot detection, and more. It’s a great choice if you can afford it.

GMC Yukon


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Talk about interior space and the 2019 GMC Yukon must be on the list. This vehicle can carry as many as 9 passengers without breaking a sweat.

It’s got 42.8 inches headroom and 45.3 inches legroom – both for front rows. The second and third rows have enough room that is even larger than most other cars’ front rows.

GMC Yukon has got a powerful V8 engine with 335 horsepower. Safety features include forward-collision warning, automatic braking, and rear cross-traffic alert.

Kia K900

kia k900

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If we didn’t know better we would say the Kia K900 was made specifically to provide taller drivers with all the space they need. But it’s a lot more than that.

This luxury sedan is a high-performance car with its V8 engine that peaks at 420 horsepower. It’s got a tri-zone climate control that allows the driver, front passenger and rear passengers to adjust the temperature or air distribution for their individual needs. isn’t that amazing?

Other features include a 14-speaker audio configuration, exterior LED lights. And of course, it’s got a staggering 45.9 inches of legroom space.

Chevrolet Impala


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The 2019 Impala is one of those cars that get admirers saying “Damn, that car is fine.”

And we are not surprised, the manufacturers predicted this when they said it “announces your arrival without you having to say a word.” The beauty, however, is not only in the looks. Comfort is a beauty too.

Taller people will enjoy part of this beauty with the whopping 45.8 inches of legroom and 39.0 inches of headroom. 

Nissan Altima

nissan altima

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Here goes another eye-catching gem making our best cars for tall people list. The Nissan Altima doesn’t try hard to impress, you’re bound to love it at first sight.

Taller drivers get an astounding 45 inches of legroom and 40 inches of headroom. If you prefer fuel-efficient cars, the Altima delivers excellently well too. You might want to check it out. It’s also got great safety ratings from the IIHS.

Honda Fit

honda fit

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Nobody expects this Honda (of all Hondas) to fit into this list, but here we are! Strange things do happen. But hold on a little, it’s actually included on merit.

It is so easy to overlook Honda Fit because of its stout frame but its interior is spacious. It offers a front-passenger legroom space of 41.4 inches which is incredible (in our opinion) for such a small car. Also, Honda Fit has got specs you would love.

2017 Hyundai Sonata


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This car easily scores an ‘A’ in any midsize sedan category contest. There’s ample space for both driver and passengers, which enhances the driving experience.

Taller drivers should appreciate the impressive 45.5 inches legroom and 40.4 inches headroom. Drivers can get the power-adjustable seats as an optional package to further increase comfort behind the wheels. Safety is also assured with the 2017 Sonata.

It has blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, rear park assist, forward collision braking, among others. It got an IIHS Top Safety Pick rating. For extra, useful features including Hyundai’s telematics system, consider other trims except for the base model.

Volvo XC90


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To round off our best cars for tall people lineup is this family suitable car, Volvo XC90. It can comfortably seat 7 passengers in 3 rows.

As a family car, it offers comfort for long trips… thanks to its comfy leather seats, ample headroom (38.9 inches), and legroom (40.9 inches), especially for tall people.

The infotainment system is accessible through a 9-inch touchscreen – which is a gateway to many more entertaining features. Safety is a given with the Volvo XC90.

It’s got parking sensors, pilot assist mode, a 360-degree camera,  rear cross-traffic alert, pre-collision warning, and parking sensors.

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