The Top 5 Best Used SUVs for Tall People According to Kelley Blue Book

Unlike most consumers, tall people have to shop a little harder when it’s time to buy a new car. Fortunately, quite a few used SUVs are great for tall folks, according to Kelley Blue Book. Here’s a look at the top five used SUVs for tall folks.

Kelley Blue Book calls the 2017 to 2019 Chevy Equinox an affordable choice

A Chevy Equinox on display at the New York International Auto Show in New York in April 2019. Kelley Blue Book calls it one of the best used SUVs for tall people.
Kelley Blue Book calls the 2019 Chevy Equinox a top used SUV for tall people | Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Tall folks might be tempted to buy the biggest and newest SUV, but that’s not always necessary. As Kelley Blue Book says, brand-new cars are expensive, and many people can’t afford them. However, there are great used options, and they aren’t necessarily huge SUVs, either. 

Kelley Blue Book’s pick for the fifth-best SUV for tall people is the 2017 to 2019 Chevy Equinox. Pricing can vary based on many factors. However, a used 2017 Equinox, for instance, can start at around $20,000. For that price, tall drivers will get access to a capable compact SUV with 40 inches of front headroom and 39.8 inches of front legroom.

2013 to 2015 Honda Pilot: Bigger is better in this case

The Honda Pilot is a midsize SUV, so it’s roomy in the front and the back. On top of that, as Kelley Blue Book said, the Pilot is known for being reliable, so that’s another reason why it places fourth on KBB’s list.

In any case, because this version of the Pilot has 40 inches of front headroom and 41.4 inches of front legroom, it’s big enough for most tall drivers. Plus, this used SUV is relatively affordable, selling for under $20,000.

Kelley Blue Book likes the redesigned 2019 and 2020 Subaru Forester

Because the 2019 and 2020 Subaru Forester are more recent models, they’re a bit more expensive than older ones. However, a used 2019 Forester starts at only about $24,000, making it affordable for many folks. Additionally, as Kelley Blue Book wrote, these model years were part of a redesign for the Forester.

One of the big changes happened in the interior, and it’s spacious as a result. These Forester models have about 41.2 inches of front headroom and 43.3 inches of front legroom, according to KBB.

The 2016 to 2019 Ford Flex is the runnerup

Used Ford Flex owners will own not only the last of the Flex nameplate but also a spacious SUV. The Flex was a full-size three-row crossover, a great option for large families and tall people.

It can be an affordable option as well — a used Flex from the 2016 to 2019 model years can start somewhere between $24,000 and $30,000, Kelley Blue Book reports. As for driving space, it earned its number-two spot with 41.4 inches of front headroom and 42.9 inches of front legroom.

Kelley Blue Book’s top pick: 2018 to 2020 Nissan Rogue

In first place is the Nissan Rogue, which is a surprise because it’s a compact SUV. Regardless, it’s still slightly roomier for the driver than the full-size Flex. Kelley Blue Book reports that the 2018 to 2020 Rogue boasts 41.6 inches of front headroom and 43 inches of front legroom.

However, KBB notes that Nissan redesigned the Rogue for the 2021 model year, and it’s not as spacious as the used models. But 2018 to 2020 models are not only roomier than the new model but also more affordable. According to Kelley Blue Book, a pre-owned Rogue from those model years can start at around $20,000.

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