The interiors of cars are being used more efficiently with each new model year. But there still has to be love for the big guy too. Kelley Blue Book recently compiled a list of cars best suited for people who get asked, “how’s the weather is up there.” And while they may have to struggle with bad jokes and funny looks, tall people won’t have to worry about fitting in these cars.
The 2021 Buick Enclave has the best headroom
If you want plenty of room for that cranium of yours, look no further than the 2021 Buick Enclave. With 42.6 inches of space from the seat to the ceiling, someone with a taller torso should have no problem sitting upright. That said, the roominess of the car does decrease as you get towards the back. Legroom in the third row is a humble 33.5 inches, in comparison to the 41.2 inches of legroom in the front.
All that space comes with plenty of goodies for the seven people you can stuff inside. There are six USBs scattered throughout the cabin, meaning only one unlucky person would have to do without (or you could just get a spitter). It comes standard with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, which makes accessing your music and maps a breeze. And if you’re carrying all 7 people, the Enclave offers a hearty 23.6 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats. That jumps up to a staggering 98 cubic feet if you get all the seats out of the way.
The 2021 Buick Enclave starts at $41,195, a questionable price for a car that falls right between an entry and luxury SUV.
The 2021 Kia K5 has the best legroom according to Kelley Blue Book
Yes, headroom is great, but some people have disproportionally long legs. The 2021 Kia K5 is the perfect option for anyone with that particular build or just people who want to stretch. With 46.1 inches of legroom in the front, there’s plenty of space to spawl. Just be sure you can reach the pedals.
Though that may not be the most impressive statistic: under the hood is a 1.6L turbocharged engine that gives the K5 an EPA rating of 27 mpg city and 38 mpg on the highway. And there’s no shortage of tech in the K5 either, fitted with wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and more cellphone-friendly tech. No more pesky cables!
One other fantastic feature the K5 has is an optional Smart Cruise Control, which kicks the standard adaptive cruise control technology up a notch. The K5 will automatically slow down in corners, providing a smooth ride that adapts to your surroundings. And while that is an optional extra, the $23,690 starting price makes the K5 incredibly affordable.
The 2021 Chevy Tahoe is the roomiest all around
It should come as no surprise that Kelley Blue Book picked a full-sized SUV offers the most room on average. The keyword here is average, as the 2021 Chevy Tahoe actually has less headroom than the Enclave and less legroom than the K5. With 42.3 inches of headroom and 44.5 inches of legroom, that’s a .3 and a 1.6-inch difference, respectively. However, you don’t lose too much legroom as you get to the third row, which is 34.9 inches (1.4 inches longer).
You’ll never have to worry about storage space either. Behind the third row of seats, there’s a lofty 25.5 cubic feet of space (1.9 cubic feet larger than the Enclave). And if you remove the seats, the cargo space is a whopping 122.9 cubic feet (much larger than the Enclave, we don’t need to do the math for that.
Starting at $50,295, it’s the most expensive of this bunch, but it’s also the most car. And you don’t miss out on too much tech, although Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and adaptive cruise control both have to be optioned in, bumping the base price up quite a bit.
The kind of car you buy all depends on what you’re looking for. If you can handle the lower ride height of the Kia K5 it’s the cheapest of this group, but if you really need the space, the Chevy Tahoe is the way to go. But Kelley Blue Book provides plenty of other alternatives so that you’ll find the right car in the right size because one size doesn’t fit all.