If You’re Tall, These Are The Cars You Should Get
“How’s the weather up there?” Tall folks have heard it all before: the jokes, the tone-deaf comments, the “just kidding” remarks. But when it comes to buying a new or used car, finding enough roomy comfort can be no laughing matter.
Those who need more head and legroom don’t want to be twisted like a pretzel when driving from point A to point B. Cars differ significantly in terms of front headroom and legroom specifications, which means the level of driving comfort for tall people can vary dramatically from model to model.
Here are some of the best compact and midsize cars and SUVs for tall people to ease into comfortably before they ease on down the road.
2021 Subaru Impreza
Priced at an impressive $18,795, this compact car features 39.8 inches of headroom and 43.1 inches of legroom. the Subaru Impreza also comes with standard all-wheel drive (AWD). You can choose from five-door hatchback and four-door sedan body styles, and Standard, Premium, Sport, and Limited trim levels.
2021 Tesla Model 3
This might spark your interest in electric cars: The Tesla Model 3 offers between 263 and 353 miles of driving range on a full battery. Its price of $36,990 may be more than you’re used to paying for a compact car, but you’ll more than make up for it in gas savings. In addition, the Model 3 offers 40.3 inches of front headroom and 42.7 inches of front legroom and comes in Standard Range Plus, Long Range, and Performance trim levels.
2021 Genesis G80
The Genesis G80, part of Hyundai Motor Group’s luxury brand, has been redesigned and now provides 41.1 inches of front headroom and 42.5 inches of front legroom. Priced at $47,700, this midsize car lets you choose between rear-wheel drive (RWD) and AWD, and a turbocharged four-cylinder or a twin-turbocharged V6 engine, as well as Standard, Advanced, and Prestige trim packages.
2021 Kia K5
New for 2021, the Kia K5 replaces the Optima and offers up to 40.2 inches of front headroom and 46.1 inches of front legroom. A legitimate sports sedan priced at $23,590 and delivering 290 hp from a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, the K5 comes in LX, LXS, GT-Line, EX, and GT trim levels, each equipped with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The Kia K5 is not available with AWD or a hybrid powertrain.
2021 Lincoln Corsair
New for the 2020 model year, the Corsair provides 39.5 inches of front headroom and an impressive 43.2 inches of front legroom. This Lincoln comes in Standard and Reserve trim levels, with front-wheel (FWD) or AWD, and a choice between two turbocharged four-cylinder engines delivering as much as 295 hp. Priced at $36,105, you won’t break the bank on this compact SUV.
2021 Ford Bronco Sport
The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport offers up to 41.5 inches of front headroom and 42.4 inches of front legroom. Although it’s a crossover SUV, the Bronco Sport is priced at $26,820 and is designed to travel where few soft roaders dare to tread. Base, Big Bend, Outer Banks, and Badlands trim levels are available; each is equipped with standard AWD.
2021 Lincoln Nautilus
The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus gives you room to breathe and to stretch out, with 39.9 inches of front headroom and 42.8 inches of legroom. With a new interior for 2021, the $41,940 Nautilus dramatically improves the cabin’s look and feel, and features a new 13.2-inch touchscreen Sync 4 infotainment system. You can choose between a turbocharged four-cylinder and twin-turbo V6 engine, FWD, and AWD. Standard, Reserve, and Black Label trim are available.
2021 Ford Explorer
Need a third-row seat to fit the fam on your next road trip? The 2021 Ford Explorer offers as much as 40.7 inches of front headroom and 43 inches of front legroom. Priced at $32,225, choose between Standard, XLT, Limited, ST, and Platinum trims, plus RWD or AWD. Turbocharged four-cylinder and twin-turbo V6 engines are available as well as an Explorer Hybrid that gets up to 27 mpg in combined driving.