Top 10 cars that best suit long leg and tall people


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Taller people are always having issues being comfortable in the driving seat of some cars. This article will highlight cars with sufficient room for tall persons. Read now.

When it comes to cars, people have varying tastes and specs. Some desire the really noisy and crazy ones, some want station wagons, others search for top luxury pieces while others just want a good and quiet car to take them around.

No matter the differences in taste, everyone needs a car that will be comfortable to ride in regardless of the person's body stature, be he tall or short. However, some cars are just too cramped for tall people. I remember this weird experience I had with a friend's car. So I had to help him move his car from where it was parked. Here I am struggling to fit my legs into this 1990 model Nissan Sunny, my legs were virtually resting on the dashboard. Lol.

However, there are some cars that best suit long legs and tall people like me.

How tall is tall? 

Before we go on to explore these cars, it's best we first highlight an important point when it comes to describing tall people. Some tall persons have really long legs while some other tall persons don't have long legs but have a longer torso. Thus, both categories of tall persons will require a different kind of interior spacing to be comfortable, especially if they must take the driver's seat. 

So there must be some kind of trade-off between the legroom and headroom for both the driver's seat and others. Current data shows that the average height of Nigerians stands at about 5' 4.5'' and for really tall people that average will fall somewhere at about 6' 3'' or about 74 inches. The implication of this is that the average inseam length or leg length of a tall Nigerian should be somewhere around (36-37) inches.

Cars that best Suit long Leg and tall people

As we mentioned above, for the cars selected, there must be some kind of trade-off. Some options will have more legroom but less headroom and vice versa in the front seats.  Others could offer more space and comfort at the back seats. Every choice will be what suits each person best. Now, let's have a look at our 10 most fuel-efficient sedan cars OH!!! Sorry, I meant to say the top 10 cars for tall Nigerian people, in no particular order.

Best cars for tall people 2020
 No. Brand model Headroom Legroom
 1  Ford Expedition 2020 - Front: 42 inches

- Rear: 40' second row

- Front: 43.9 inches

- Rear: 42.5' second row, 40.9' third row

 2  Honda Accord 2020           - Front: 37.5 inches

- Rear: 37.2 inches

- Front: 42.3 inches

- Rear:40.4 inches

 3  Honda CR-V 2020     - Front: 38 inches

- Rear: 39.1 inches

- Front: 41.3 inches

- Rear:40.4 inches.

 4  Toyota Camry 2020   - Front: 37.5 inches

- Rear: 38 inches

- Front: 42.1 inches

- Rear: 38 inches

 5  Nissan Altima 2020  - Front: 38 inches

- Rear: 36.7 inches

- Front: 43.8 inches

- Rear: 35.2 inches

 6  Toyota Avalon 2020  - Front: 37.4 inches

- Rear: 37.5 inches

- Front: 42.1 inches

- Rear: 40.3 inches

 Kia Telluride 2020  - Front: 39.5 inches

 - Rear:40.2 inches 

- Front: 41.4 inches

- Rear: 42.4' second row, 31.5' third row

 8  2020 Mazda Mazda 6  - Front: 37.4 inches

- Rear: 37.1 inches

- Front: 42.2 inches

- Rear: 38.7 inches

 9  Nissan Rogue 2020  - Front: 38.5 inches

- Rear: 41.6 inches

- Front: 43 inches

- Rear: 37.9 inches

 10  Nissan Pathfinder 2020  - Front:41.1 inches

- Rear: 38.5 inches

- Front: 42.2 inches

- Rear: 41.7 inches

1. Ford Expedition 2020

This is surely one of the best vehicles for tall people across both categories mentioned above. This SUV offers just the right amount of interior space to fit the needs of the tall guys. When it comes to legroom and headroom, the 2020 Ford Expedition is a category king. It comes with as much as 43.9 inches of legroom for the front passengers, along with a front passenger hip room of 62.2 inches, which is enough to accommodate some really big people. The front headroom is also really impressive, standing at about 42 inches.


Pricing for the 2020 Ford Expedition starts at about ₦19.4 Million

The spacing configuration of the second and third row of seats is just as impressive compared to other SUV's in this category. The 2020 Ford Expedition offers about 41.5-inches of second-row seat legroom and about 40-inches second-row seat headroom. The third-row seat is configured to offer about 40.9 inches of legroom. The Platinum trim of the 2020 Ford Expedition also comes with additional comfort features like a rear windshield wiper and defrost which assist the driver get a better view of what's behind him, especially when driving on a rainy day.  


2020 Ford Expedition offers one of the best legroom in its category

2. Honda Accord 2020

Honda has always built roomy cars and its 2020 Accord offering fits perfectly into our category of cars for tall and leggy persons. The 2020 Accord comes with a beautifully crafted exterior that exudes affluence and style. The fierce-looking front headlamps, along with the low plunging net grill with its integrated lights complete the aggressive stance of the car. When it comes to interior space, the 2020 Honda Accord is a category, King. It offers some of the best interior spacing comforts when the competition is put side-by-side. 


Pricing for the 2020 Honda Accord starts at about ₦9.1 Million

Tall and leggy guys will love this classy sedan, the front legroom stands at an enviable 42.3 inch while the front headroom figure stands at about 37.5 inches. The rear seat area is just as roomy as the front row, with the rear legroom standing at an astonishing 40.4 inch while the headroom for the rear seat area lags behind the front seats by just 0.3 inches to settle at 37.2 inches. 

As an extra tip on Honda Accord, you can check out the Honda Accord 2018 models: prices in Nigeria and all the other details. And we believe you will love to also see details of the Top 8 most fuel-efficient cars in Nigeria.



You can be sure of about 37.5 inches of legroom if you take the back seats of this ride

3. Honda CR-V 2020

Another Sports utility vehicle (SUV) makes it to our list of top 10 cars for tall Nigerian people, the 2020 models of Honda CR-V. This Crossover SUV which has been in production since 1995 is built on the same platform as that used in the production of the famous Honda Civic. It offers enough leg room especially in the front seat area, with the figure standing at 41.3 inches compared to the rare area leg room which stands at about 40.4 inches. As for the headroom space, 2020 Honda CR-V allows for about 38 inches for the front seat area while the rear seat area can allow as much as 39.1 inches of headroom.

Thus for people with a longer upper body, then the rear seats will do them just fine but they will still be very comfortable if they are to take to the driver's seat. Leggy persons won't feel obvious discomfort if they take the driver's seat, as the 41.3-inch front legroom is surely above the industry average.



The first models of the Honda CR-V made to the market in 1995

4. Toyota Camry 2020 

The Toyota marque is among brands dominating the Nigerian car market and so makes sure to get into our list with the 2020 Camry coming in with big numbers. The brand remains one of the most sought after car brands in the country especially because of its high durability and impressive fuel economy. Toyota makes sure to stick to the tradition of building spacious as well as people-friendly cars, and the 2020 offering of the Camry brand lives up to this tradition. The brand is currently considered as one of the best cars for uber in Nigeria, as it offers adequate interior legroom for customers.

On the other hand, the numbers offered by the 2020 Camry are well above the average, leg length of tall persons across the country. The front legroom and rear area legroom stand at 42.1 inches and 38 inches respectively. On the other hand, the front and rear seat headroom stand at about 37.5 inches and 38 inches respectively. Top rivals of Toyota Camry in Nigeria better watch out for this car!



Pricing for the 2020 Toyota Camry starts at about ₦11 Million

5. Nissan Altima 2020

Nissan Altima 2020 is the first entry into our list from the Japanese passenger cars maker, Nissan. 2020 Altima comes with an all-new special Platinum Trim which the automaker unveiled at the 2020 11th annual African American Film Critics Association Awards held in Los Angeles. The 2020 models of the Nissan Altima spots a few modifications here and there but is still a beautiful car. However, regarding it being among the top 10 cars for tall Nigerian people, only the numbers will tell. The front seat legroom is sufficient with the figure standing at about 43.8 inches.

However, huge front-seat space means there is reduced space in the back seat area, with the rear legroom standing at about 35.2 inches. So if you are a leggy person, then you would want to take the front seat to be very comfortable, however, you shouldn't be that cramped if you take the rear seat as the vehicle's rear legroom is within the inseam average length. On the other hand, the front and rear headroom for this car stands at 38 inches and 36.7 inches respectively.



Nissan Altima offers as much as 43.8 inches of front legroom

6. Toyota Avalon 2020

Toyota cars rank as some of Nigeria's best selling cars.  2020 Toyota Avalon brings with just the right amount of space to let the tall and leggy guys comfortable. The premium touring trim of this full-size sedan which comes with a manufacturer stated retail price of about ₦15.63 million offers about 42.1 inches of front legroom and about 40.3 inches of rear-seat legroom. In the headroom area, the 2020 Toyota Avalon interior space configuration allows for about 37.4 inches and 37.5 inches of front and rear headroom respectively. 


The Touring Trim of the 2020 Toyota Avalon trades at about  ₦15.63 million

7. Kia Telluride 2020

The Kia brand is clearly one of the most perfect cars for Nigerian roads. Kia Telluride is obviously one of the roomiest and most sought after mid-size SUVs in the market, selling about 58,604 units in 2019 alone. The  Sport utility vehicle, which comes with a standard 3.8 Liter V6 engine, offers about 41.4 inches and 42.4 inches of both front and rear legroom respectively. Besides the impressive legroom that is definitely above the average inseam length for the country, the Kia made sure the Telluride can easily accommodate plus-size persons with its front and rear hip room standing at about 58.9 inches and 58 inches respectively. However, the third-row seats are surely not for tall people going by the meager 31.5 inches of legroom available on this row.


Pricing of the 2020 Kia Telluride starts at about ₦12 Million



Kia sold over 58,600 units of Telluride models in 2019

8. 2020 Mazda Mazda 6 

Mazda 6 is the only offering from the Mazda brand to join in on our list of top 10 cars for tall Nigerian people. This mid-size family-style sedan offers just the right size of spacing to accommodate tall people. Remember, we mentioned that for tall people, what matters the most is the amount of legroom and headroom made available. That is why the 2020 Mazda 6 makes it to our list, as it offers about 42.2 inches front legroom and 38.7 inches of rear legroom, while also delivering about 37.4 inches and 37.1 inches of front and rear headroom respectively. The figures are just about sufficient to help tall people ride in comfort. Would you say it is among the most cost-effective cars in Nigeria?


2020 Mazda 6 offers 38.7 inches of rear legroom 

9. Nissan Rogue 2020

The 2020 model of the Nissan Rogue is a class king in the compact SUV category when it comes to interior space available to passengers especially in the areas of legroom and headroom. Just like was the case with its 2019 models, the 2020 model of the Nissan Rogue is offered in a many as 7 different color shades including Red, Grey, Orange, Blue, White, Peach, and Black, as well as coming with a Nissan standard 2.5 Liter In-Line 4 cylinder engine that supplies a good amount of power output. 

In terms of its interior dimensions, the Nissan Rogue 2020 allows for about 43 inches and 37.9 inches of front and rear-seat legroom respectively while also offering about 38.5 inches and 41.6 inches of rear and front headroom respectively. 



The 2020 Nissan Rogue comes with a standard 2.5 Liter I-4 Engine

10. 2020 Nissan Pathfinder   

Nissan Pathfinder may not be among the top and most sort after mid-size SUVs, but the ₦16.4 million SUV is surely among those cars that afford tall people a lot more comfort in terms of legroom and headroom. You could also say Nissan cars are generally among the top 10 cars cheapest and easiest to maintain in Nigeria. The 2020 Partfinder's interior design means that there are about 42.2 inches of legroom available for the front seat passengers while about 41.7 inches of legroom is available to rear-seat passengers. Also, when it comes to legroom, the 2020 Nissan Partfinder affords the front seat passenger about 41.1 inches of headroom and a little less 38.5 inches of rear headroom. 



2020 Pathfinder cost a handsome ₦16.4 million

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There you have the top 10 cars for tall Nigerian people. These may not be the most popular cars in Nigeria but you can make an informed decision based on this. Remember, is the most reliable auto portal in Nigeria that offers you the best prices you can get for your car purchase. Look no further, you are at the ideal place for well-researched car prices in Nigeria. Are you interested in knowing the kind of car that fits perfectly within your budget?

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Henry Egan

Henry Egan


Henry Egan a poet, essayist, content writer, blogger and technical writer who is willing to read just that last material to develop the best content possible. Henry feels he is more of a new generation writer with a sassy and swanky style. You can be sure you'll get all the facts in and never get bored with his articles.

He has got a flair for technical reviews on automobile and cars. He studied Mechanical Engineering but his first love remains Literary Art.

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