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As the era of sedans reaches its twilight, a new dawn of height-friendly crossovers and SUVs has emerged. Just like people, SUVs come in all shapes and sizes. But not all SUVs and crossovers are suitable for people of taller stature. Fortunately, there are several great SUVs for tall people on the market. One source listed a collection of the best SUVs for tall people in 2023.

U.S. News and World Report ranked the best cars for tall people in 2023

Rear view of a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, ranked among the best SUVs for tall people, in an alpine forest.
Jeep Wrangler Rubicon | Jeep, Stellantis

U.S. News and World Report released a new story ranking the 15 best cars for tall people in 2023. The list shows a wide range of makes and models, from luxury sedans to hearty pickup trucks. But unsurprisingly, SUVs comprise the majority of the report. Traditionally, tall ride heights and boxy proportions tend to accommodate tall people. 

These are the top-ranked SUVs for tall people in 2023

  • Tesla Model X 
  • Lincoln Navigator 
  • Mercedes-Benz G-Class 
  • BMW X7
  • Ford Expedition
  • Nissan Pathfinder 
  • Cadillac Escalade
  • Jeep Wrangler 
  • Chevy Traverse
  • Ford Bronco 

Tesla Model X

The Model X is more than just a sleek E.V. – it’s a spacious SUV for tall people. According to U.S. News and World Report, the Tesla SUV has 41.7 inches of front headroom and 41.1 inches of front legroom.  

Lincoln Navigator 

Unsurprisingly, Lincoln’s full-size luxury SUV ranks highly as a tall-person-friendly SUV. This tank has 41.8 inches of front headroom and 43.9 inches of front legroom. 

Mercedes-Benz G-Class

The iconic G Wagon is one of the most box-like new SUVs of 2023. And that translates to excellent passenger headroom at 41.9 inches. It’s a little down compared to others on the list at 38.7 inches of legroom. Still, that’s not bad at all.


The newly redesigned X7 sits neck-and-neck with the X.M. as BMW’s largest model for 2023. It offers 41.9 inches of headroom and 39.8 inches of legroom – excellent dimensions for tall folks. 

Ford Expedition 

The Ford Expedition is a behemoth of an SUV that uses the same platform as the Lincoln Navigator. As such, it offers nearly identical head and legroom dimensions at 42 inches and 43.9 inches, respectively. It’s one of the most spacious vehicles on this list. 

Nissan Pathfinder 

The handsomely redesigned 2023 Nissan Pathfinder is a true beauty. It provides 42.3 inches of headroom, while its 44.3 inches of legroom is among the best on the market.  

Cadillac Escalade 

The Cadillac Escalade is a monolith of a vehicle. With 42.3 inches of headroom and 44.5 inches of legroom, it’s ideal for drivers over six feet tall.

Jeep Wrangler 

Jeep slots the Wrangler as a midsize off-road SUV – but its spacious cabin punches up a segment. Tall drivers will enjoy 42.6 inches of headroom and 41.2 inches of legroom. Again, box-like proportions prevail.  

Chevy Traverse 

The Chevy Traverse is a well-rounded full-size crossover. The Traverse has spacious second and third rows and enough space for tall front passengers. It offers 42.8 inches of headroom and 41 inches of legroom. 

Ford Bronco 

Four-door variants of the Ford Bronco are among the best SUVs for tall people, with 43.3 inches of headroom and 43.1 inches of legroom.  

Which other SUVs are good for tall people in 2023?

The Ford Bronco Sport in green amid tall trees in a green forest.
Ford Bronco Sport | Ford Motor Company

U.S. News and World Report compiled a great list of SUVs for tall people. But larger SUVs aren’t the only vehicles that tall folks can drive. Compact SUVs with boxy dimensions can be great options as well. Here are a few of the best compact crossover SUVs for tall folks with measurements, according to Edmunds.

  • Jeep Renegade has 41.1 inches of headroom and 42.1 inches of legroom. 
  • Kia Soul has 39.4 inches of front headroom and 39.5 inches of legroom.
  • Hyundai Ioniq 5 has 39.8 inches of front headroom and 41.7 inches of front legroom. 
  • Buick Encore has 39.6 inches of front headroom and 40.8 inches of front legroom. 
  • Ford Bronco Sport has 41.5 inches of front headroom and 42.4 inches of front legroom.

It’s quite a world where drivers over six feet tall can comfortably drive subcompact SUVs daily. But that’s the reality we have today. For those of us who live life well under six feet in height, it’s time to enjoy some extra room. 


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