The Best SUVs for Tall Drivers


People come in all shapes and sizes, there is no such thing as an average size. In fact, back in the 60’s the USAF thought they would save some money by designed just one seat for their aircraft – they measured thousands of pilots and then took average measurements for the seat – it didn’t fit one pilot correctly.

It’s the same with SUV’s; what could be a perfect fit for one person that measures up at 6ft 6 inches tall, may not work for another of the same height – leg lengths and torsos see to that.

However, we’ve brought you a list of some of the roomiest SUV’s in their class – as with everything, you need to try them and see what fits you best.

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport

$37,695 List

Don’t be put off by the ‘Sport’ designation, this is no low slung sportscar. The headroom is pretty good, better than average, but the key with the Discovery is that the front seats have an exceptionally long seat travel – perfect for those with extra long legs.

2017 Volvo XC90

$53,245 List

A good combination of leg and head room, although slightly compromised by that if you have a particularly long body. The XC90 will comfortably seat all but the very tallest of people, and of course, has one of the best safety records in the business.

2017 BMW X5

$55,500 List

Again, another great all-rounder, although probably outscores the Volvo just slightly. If performance is your thing, you could always choose the M version to make your daily drive just that little more entertaining.

2017 Jeep Cherokee

$28,740 List

The Jeep Cherokee has great head room, certainly enough for those with the long torso and slightly shorter leg. It will easily accommodate a driver of 6’ 6” + and will look stylish while doing so. The seats give great support and the Cherokee has been praised for its ride quality.

2017 Acura MDX

$44,925 List

What can be said about the Acura? Ultra reliability, great ride and handling and (we think) super stylish as well. More than enough room for the tall people, and again, this falls into the category of suiting one or the other better – definitely one for the long legs.

2017 Cadillac Escalade

$73,395 List

OK, so you could pretty much fit the whole world into this massive Caddy, it really is that big.
It doesn’t matter what size you are, the Cadillac Escalade will happily accommodate you without any issue whatsoever.
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