The Nissan Rogue Is a Great Compact SUV for Tall Drivers

For some tall drivers, finding a comfortable vehicle can be challenging. Climbing in and out of a car that sits too low gets tedious. Other vehicles lack enough headroom and legroom. Sometimes its seems only large SUVs will fit the bill. But the 2021 Nissan Rogue‘s specs might have you rethinking this compact SUV.

In fact, it’s a great fit for tall drivers for a few reasons. Calling all drivers of above-average height — the 2021 Nissan Rogue deserves a look.

The 2021 Nissan Rogue demands attention

The Nissan Rogue features a new design for the 2021 model year. Reviewers, including U.S. News, have praised the upscale cabin quality, amazing handling, and great fuel economy. Edmunds says the Rogue is one of the most popular small SUVs on the market today. That’s thanks, in part, to its comfortable ride, versatile cargo space, and intuitive driver aids.

This latest generation of the Nissan Rogue offers squarer exterior styling and LED lighting. This five-passenger crossover also comes in five trims. But the high-end Platinum is where you might notice the most changes. Expect digital gauge clusters, quilted leather, ambient lighting, and plush touchpoints. Every 2021 Nissan Rogue model packs a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. And though front-wheel drive is standard, you can opt for all-wheel drive on every trim level.

Why taller drivers will appreciate the Nissan Rogue

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Tall drivers usually face comfort challenges in smaller cars and compact SUVs. But the 2021 Nissan Rogue is spacious and almost cavernous for its size. Front or back riders have plenty of legroom and headroom. The rear doors swing wide — to nearly 90 degrees — making climbing in and out of the back a breeze. 

Nissan also uses Zero Gravity seats for maximum comfort. And the second row reclines for superb relaxation on long trips. According to Nissan, without a moonroof, the Rogue offers 41.1 inches of front headroom, 39.2 inches of rear headroom, 43.3 inches of front legroom, and 38.5 inches of rear legroom. And larger occupants will likely appreciate the 54.1 inches of hip room in the two front seats and 53.4 inches of hip room in the back.

You might decide against other Nissan models if you’re tall

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But what do those measurements really mean to a tall person? Comparing the Nissan Rogue’s dimensions to the Titan’s, you’ll notice the compact SUV is actually roomier than its pickup truck sibling. According to Nissan, the Titan has 40.9 inches of front headroom and 41.8 inches of front legroom.

The Rogue is also more spacious than even the mighty Nissan Armada. This full-size SUV falls short with 40.9 inches of front headroom and 41.9 inches of front legroom. If you were considering the Armada or Titan only because you’re tall, you might abandon them for the more spacious Rogue.

Comfort matters, no matter your size

Don’t spend more than needed just because you’re tall. Instead, you can find all the space and comfort you need in a 2021 Nissan Rogue. And you’ll spend only $25,750 to $36,930 to find your Goldilocks.

Tall people usually find themselves limited to certain vehicles to accommodate their size. But if you’re blessed with prodigious height and don’t need a monster three-row SUV, see how you feel in a Nissan Rogue. It might hit the sweet spot.