In the world of tall people, I’m considered short at 6’1”. In fact, I’d have to wear lifts to join Tall Clubs International, but I still feel qualified to address the issue of the Best Cars for Tall People.
This list is going to be based on legroom and includes a mixture of sedans, coupes, crossovers and pickups. Plus, all of the cars are at least somewhat interesting to drive. Just ‘cuz you’re tall doesn’t mean you have to be stuck in a boring ride.
Kia K900 2
The sedan with the most legroom is the Kia K900 at 45.9 inches. If it’s good enough for LeBron James, it’s good enough for me. It also offers a healthy 59.1 inches of shoulder room. Plus, a standard 8-way power seat guarantees comfort.
The Cadillac XTS also makes the list. It’s the biggest Caddy sedan on the market and has 45.8 inches of legroom upfront. Headroom is good at 39 inches and the hip room is good at 55.1 inches. After all, some tall people are big, too.
Lexus RC F
I’m a big fan of the Lexus RC F. It’s a rocket fit for tall guys with 45.4 inches of legroom. It’s just a great coupe that’s not going to break the bank, which means more money for the big and tall store. Its 5.0-liter V8 also produces 467 horsepower. One plus is it’s relatively comfortable for exit and entry – not something you can say about most sport coupes.
But the best sports car for tall people has to be the Nissan GT-R. It has a fairly generous 44.8 inches of legroom. Sure, you’re going to have duck down low to get in but once strapped in, it’s a stupendous ride. It’s going to clip 0-60 in about 3 seconds.
Silverado lease photo
The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado has 45.3 inches of front legroom in the crew cab configuration. That puts it comfortably ahead of the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500. It may be a tough pill to swallow if you’re loyal to Ford or Ram. Maybe you’ll just have to cram yourself in if you just can’t see yourself in a Chevy.
Highlander hybrid photo
The Toyota Highlander at 44.2 inches is going to be the crossover with the most front legroom. Sure, it’s not the most engaging CUV but it has the most space upfront by a good inch so it gets the nod. Tall folks are also going to like the adjustable power liftgate so you’re not bumping your head every time you reach in back.
One thing to keep in mind is your legroom needs may vary. A vehicle may have the most legroom, but may not offer you a comfortable seating position.