2022’s 15 Best SUVs for Tall People

From Suburbans to Santa Fes, Jerry has found the best SUVs 2022 has to offer for tall people.
Written by Sarah Gray
Reviewed by Jessica Barrett
For years, tall people have suffered bruised knees and goose eggs in their search for roomier vehicles, but with options like the Chevy Suburban, Ford Expedition, and Lincoln Navigator to choose from, their search is over!
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Best all-around

Starting price: $54,495
There’s no denying that the
Suburban is a big SUV, but unlike some that deliver on head and legroom for the driver, the Suburban provides room to stretch even in the second and third rows. Front passengers enjoy 42.3 inches of headroom and 44.5 inches of legroom, with 34.9 inches still left for the long-legged in the back.
  • Pros: Surprisingly agile for its size
  • Cons: Less than impressive fuel economy
Key Takeaway The Chevy Suburban is your best bet, overall, for passenger and cargo space.

Starting price: $51,795
The Chevy Tahoe’s cabin is comparable in size to the Suburban, even where head and legroom are concerned for both front and rear passengers. Drivers lose a bit of cargo space compared to the Suburban, however.
  • Pros: Roomy look and feel
  • Cons: Not very attractive, overpriced options

Starting price: $52,775
Expedition is built on a truck frame, so you get the size and towing capability of a pickup without the bed. That means plenty of legroom—43.9 inches to be exact—and at 42 inches, headroom is nothing to be mad about either.
  • Pros: Cavernous cabin is comfortable for all passengers
  • Cons: Less agile than other SUVs in its segment

Starting price: $78,405
With the
Navigator, drivers are essentially getting the luxury version of the Ford Expedition. That means not only will you and your passengers have room to stretch your legs and not worry about bumping your head, but you’ll also be relaxing in high style.
  • Pros: Positively palatial interior
  • Cons: Also a positively palatial price

Hyundai Santa Fe

Starting price: $28,445
The Santa Fe may look small compared to other SUVs on this list, but
hasn’t skimped on interior comfort for the tall and leggy. With 41.2 inches of headroom and 44.1 inches of legroom, front passengers have plenty of room to bask in their height with this SUV.
  • Pros: Affordably priced
  • Cons: Only has two rows, and rear passengers may feel cramped

Best headroom

Starting price: $43,920
Topping our list of options for best headroom, the
Enclave offers an impressive 42.6 inches of space for those tall in the top half. With its starting price of just under $44,000, drivers get all the appearance of a luxury SUV without the luxury price tag.
  • Pros: Attractive and spacious interior
  • Cons: Third-row seating offers only 33.5 inches of legroom
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Starting price: $31,590
are known for their ability to get drivers out into wide-open spaces, and when it comes to headroom, at 42.6 inches, you won’t be cramped even in the cabin—as long as you’re in the front seat. Rear passengers are likely to feel a bit of pinch where legroom is concerned, but once the top’s off the Jeep, headroom becomes a non-issue.
  • Pros: Unlimited headroom when you take off the top
  • Cons: Stiff, unforgiving ride and noisy interior
Key Takeaway Once the top is off, the Jeep Wrangler offers more headroom than almost any other SUV on the market.

Starting price: $35,105
For 2022, Nissan gives the Pathfinder a complete redesign that features lots of interior passenger and cargo space. Drivers will have 42.3 inches of headroom, and—except for the third row—passengers will enjoy plenty of room to stretch out as well.
  • Pros: Spacious and attractive
  • Cons: Pricey upgrades and stiff handling

Starting price: $35,095
With just under 42 inches of head and legroom, and a third row engineered specifically to allow ease of access for people of all sizes, the Volkswagen Atlas was a close contender for the best all-around category. It’s a great value in its class, but the unappealing interior and choppy ride made it less competitive than our winners in that category.
  • Pros: Excellent value for its segment
  • Cons: Disappointing fuel economy

Starting price: $25,790
For a Jeep, the Renegade is tiny, but leaning into the brand’s recognizably boxy and upright shape allows for this subcompact SUV’s roomy interior. With 41.1 inches of headroom and windows craftily engineered to stretch as high as possible, even the tallest people should have no issues with visibility.
  • Pros: Cute with surprising off-road capabilities
  • Cons: Pricey for a subcompact SUV

Best legroom

Starting price: $32,295
After a 25-year hiatus, the Ford Bronco’s reappearance on the market was met with excitement due to its edgy looks, performance ability, and Wrangler-like removable doors and roof. Front passengers enjoy 43.1 inches of legroom, and even second-row passengers have room to spread out. Plus, unlike its main competitor, the Jeep Wrangler, it offers a comfortable and quiet ride for daily driving.
  • Pros: Head-turning good looks
  • Cons: Cabin materials can feel cheap, even on upper trims
Key Takeaway Other than the Jeep Wrangler, the Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport are the only SUVs on our list whose removable tops offer unlimited headroom.

Starting price: $39,025
The 2022
NX received a complete redesign to place it in better competition with other small luxury SUVs in its segment. Though it shares a chassis with the diminutive
Toyota Rav4
, its wider and taller cabin yields an impressive 42.8 inches of legroom for front passengers and the rear passengers’ 36.1 inches of room means even taller adults can ride comfortably in the back.
  • Pros: Luxurious interior and generous standard features
  • Cons: Surprisingly noisy cabin

Starting price: $29,660
We’ll be honest, the rear seats are cramped in Ford’s new Bronco Sport, but front passengers get 42.4 inches coupled with an impressive 41.5 inches of headroom. The Bronco Sport’s simple, rugged design puts all the focus on performance, especially off-road, so if you’re looking for luxury, this is not the SUV for you.
  • Pros: Performance-focused engineering means lots of off-road capability for a low price
  • Cons: Interior materials feel and look cheap

Starting price: $33,470
midsized Ascent isn’t nearly as large as most other SUVs and crossovers on this list, but you’d never know it once you get inside. Riders in the front row enjoy 42.2 inches of legroom, and even in the back row, adult passengers get to relax with over 31 inches between them and the second row.
  • Pros: Impressive standard-feature lineup, and multi-configurable second-row captain’s chairs
  • Cons: Engine is not powerful enough to move the heavy SUV

Starting price: $34,895
Unlike many SUVs in its class, the Chevy Traverse allows for comfortable seating in all three rows, no matter what your age. Front passengers enjoy an impressive 41 inches to spread out, and even those in the very back have 33.5 inches.
  • Pros: One of the largest interiors in the midsize SUV segment
  • Cons: Large blind spots and the best options are only available on higher trims
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The Chevy Suburban offers the most cabin-wide head and legroom of any full-size SUV.
The Chevy Tahoe and Suburban and the GMC Yukon share the honor of having the most headroom with an impressive 42.3 inches.
The Chevy Suburban wins again with 44.5 inches for front passengers, 42 inches for second-row passengers, and 36.7 inches for those in the third row.
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