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Car shoppers each have their own unique wants and needs, and this is especially true for anyone who’s tall. The good news is that many automakers, including Chevy, make cars that are large enough for taller drivers, but there’s only one Chevy SUV that has the most headroom. Here’s a look at the 2022 Chevy Traverse and how it’s a great SUV option that taller drivers may want to consider.

2022 Traverse interior in black
2022 Traverse interior | Chevrolet

This is what taller drivers should look for when buying an SUV

At the end of the day, the best way for a taller person to know if a car will fit them is to just try it out. That being said, there are things that taller people should look for in a car. Contrary to popular belief, tall people can find smaller cars that will fit them just fine, and this is because the overall size of the car isn’t the most relevant aspect to look at.

The most important aspects that taller drivers should look for are simply the amount of headroom, leg room, shoulder room, and hip room that the car has. In general, the bigger those numbers are, the better the car can be for taller drivers. There will be a lot of variability, however.

All bodies are different, so someone who is tall but skinny can get away with a car that has less shoulder room or hip room. And while a car may be large enough for someone who’s 6 foot 5 inches tall, it may not be large enough for someone who’s 7 feet tall.

In any case, as far as Chevy SUVs go there is one option that has the most headroom, and it’s the Chevy Traverse.

The 2022 Chevy Traverse is an SUV with plenty of headroom 

According to Relay Cars, the Traverse is a midsize crossover SUV that has some of the most headroom of any SUV option on the market. The Traverse has 41.4 inches of headroom, which is marginally more than some of its competitors. For example, the Ford Explorer only has 40.7 inches of headroom. On top of that, the Traverse’s seats are very spacious all around. 

Chevy gave this SUV 41 inches of front leg room, which is less than some of its peers, but it’s still a lot of space. The Traverse also has 61.9 inches of front shoulder room, and this is more than what many of its peers offer. Finally, the front seats of this Chevy SUV have 58.1 inches of hip room, and this helps the Traverse be a good option for tall and large people.

An overview of the 2022 Chevy Traverse

Overall, the Traverse is a good midsize SUV that is fairly affordable for the segment. It starts at about $34,000, and it has three rows of seats as standard. This will allow owners to seat up to eight people comfortably.

Currently, Chevy only has one engine option on this midsize SUV, and it’s a 3.6-liter V6 engine that gets 310 hp. It’s paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive is standard. All-wheel drive is offered as an option.

This powertrain configuration allows the Chevy SUV to get an estimated 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on highways, for 23 mpg combined. That’s a relatively average fuel economy from an engine that delivers a decent amount of horsepower for the segment.

In terms of cargo capacity, the Traverse is also spacious overall. There’s 23 cu. ft. of space behind the third row, and when all of the seats are folded down, it has a max cargo capacity of 98.2 cu. ft.

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