Driving behind the wheel of a car for a long period can be very uncomfortable where there isn’t enough headroom for taller drivers or passengers.
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Not only will your head be touching the roof of your car, but there is also the cramped body, especially on longer journeys.
So far, getting an SUV with over 38 inches of headroom to accommodate tall people can be problematic. This is because more headroom is not a priority in most vehicles.
Join us in this article as we list SUVs with 38 inches of headroom and above.
Here are subcompact SUVs with over 38 inches of headroom for tall people:
1. Kia Soul
The Kia Soul comes with 5 seats, including well-cushioned front seats for comfort. Also, it is one of the sub-compact SUVs that comes with enough headroom for both the front and rear rows.
While the Soul cannot seat three adults conveniently because of limited hip space, the high roof offers 39.4 inches of front headroom and 39.5 inches of rear headroom.
Thus, whether you are the driver or passenger, you won’t have an issue with comfort.
Also, for more comfort, owners can adjust the front seats.
2. Kia Seltos
The Kia Seltos comes with 5 seats, including supportive front seats. Reclining chairs are standard in the backseats, which are quite spacious.
For the headroom, the second row comes with 38.4 inches headroom, while the front seats offer 40 inches of headroom
Thus, the front offers enough headroom for people well above 6 feet, while the second row can only accommodate those who are a little above 6 feet.
There is also an option to adjust the front seats depending on the driver’s needs.
3. Mini Cooper Countryman
The Cooper Countryman is a 5-seater SUV with heated front seats and sliding and reclining rear seats.
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Both rows are quite spacious, but the rear seat may not be very comfortable for 3 adults to seat owing to the limited space.
However, there is ample headroom for the front row, but not that much in the rear. With 40.5 inches of headroom, tall people well above 6 feet can comfortably sit in the front seats.
But, the rear row comes with only 38.3 inches of headroom, thus people that are only a little above 6 feet will be convenient there.
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Here’s a list of compact SUVs with over 38 inches of headroom:
4. Jeep Wrangler
The Jeep Wrangler interior comes with a blend of vintage and modern features.
This SUV is available as a five-seater with two-door and four-door options depending on the owner’s needs.
For the two-door model, the seats are not comfortable, but the four-door model offers more comfortable seats. Note that the headroom in both models is great for tall people.
Tall people well above 6 feet can seat comfortably with ample headroom in both rows. While the first row offers 42.6 inches of headroom, the second row comes with 41.7 inches of headroom.
Also, owners can manually adjust the front seats and access the heated seat for better comfort.
5. Honda CR-V
The Honda CR-V also offers seating for 5 people with enough interior room. The front row comes with heated seats.
Also, whether you are in the front or rear row, the headroom is quite enough for you as a tall person.
With 40.1 inches in the front row, people well above 6 feet will seat conveniently without sacrificing their comfort.
And while the second row does not offer this much headroom, tall passengers should not have an issue with comfort with the 39.2 inches of headroom.
6. Subaru Forester
This 5-seater compact SUV comes with a practical and spacious cabin. The front rows include excellent support and the rear seats have nice padding for convenience.
Also, tall folks will appreciate the ample headroom in the 2022 Forester in the front and rear rows.
So far, taller people well above 6 feet will seat comfortably in the front row of the Forester with a headroom of 41.2 inches. However, while the second row may not have up to this, it also offers enough comfort at 39.6 inches.
7. Mazda CX-5
The 5-seater Mazda CX-5 offers great seating comfort that tall people will enjoy more in the first row.
This is because the first row in your CX-5 comes with 39.7 headroom, and the rear seats have 39.0 headroom.
Experts have reported the least headroom for tall people is 38.0 for convenience, thus, people who are well above 6 feet will be convenient in the rear and front seats.
While the headroom in the CX-5 may not be up to that of its competitors, it is still enough for the convenience of taller passengers.
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Here are mid-size SUVs with 38+ inches of headroom:
8. Hyundai Santa Fe
The Santa Fe interior comes with five seats and enough comfort in the front and rear seats.
While it can fit three adults in the rear row, two people will derive better comfort sitting at the back.
Also, tall people get to enjoy 41.2 inches of headroom in the front row, and 39.0 inches in the rear seat.
Though the rear-row headroom is not up to that front row, tall people can still sit comfortably with their heads not touching the roof of the vehicle.
9. Nissan Murano
This midsize SUV offers five seats and comes with a spacious cabin that passengers will find comfortable to ride in.
For comfort, the seats come with enough padding and support in the right places, and the front seats offer heated and ventilated seats. The rear seats, however, offer heated outboard seats that recline.
There is as well enough headroom for tall people in the front and rear seats.
The Murano offers 39.9 inches of headroom in the first row and 39.8 inches of headroom in the second row, which is enough for taller passengers to sit comfortably.
10. Kia Sorento
Another mid-size SUV for tall people is the Kia Sorento. This SUV comes in three rows and can accommodate up to seven people.
Also, passengers can manually adjust the front and passenger seats with the option of heated and ventilated front seats and heated rear seats.
However, while the first and second rows come with enough space and comfort, the third row may not be as comfortable because of its awkward seating position.
For the headroom, tall people should not have issues riding in the 2023 Sorento, whether in the front or rear seats.
With a front headroom of 40.3 inches and the rear headroom of 39.1 inches, tall owners can sit comfortably without crouching or squeezing their bodies.
11. Aston Martin DBX
The Aston Martin DBX comes with ample cabin space passengers will appreciate in the car. Also, it offers a classic exterior design and a lovely driving experience that owners will love.
Aside from this, the Martin DBX is one of the few luxury mid-size SUVs that considered the comfort of tall passengers.
This SUV offers enough headroom in both the front and rear rows. The front row comes with 41 inches of headroom and the rear row has 40 inches of headroom.
This is quite enough for tall people to sit comfortably with their heads not touching the roof of the vehicle.
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12. Jeep Grand Wagoneer
The Grand Wagoneer comes with three rows standard with enough seats for 7 to 8 passengers. The interior also includes elegant modern features that make driving comfortable.
For the sake of comparison, this SUV is bigger than a Suburban in terms of cabin space.
While the headroom in this car may not be up to that of its competitors, it is still enough for tall people to sit comfortably.
The front row has 39.3 inches, the second row has 38.4 inches, and the third row has 38.5 inches of headroom. With these measurements, taller passengers in the first row will be more convenient than the second and third rows.
However, the second and third rows will conveniently seat passengers a little taller than 6 feet.