Top 10 SUVs and Crossovers with the Most Front-Passenger Room for 2012


When people choose crossovers and SUVs, they often do so for the increased cargo capacity that vehicles in this segment can bring. However, there are choices in this category that offer spaciousness not just for luggage, but for passengers as well.

If you're a driver who is taller and/or wider than average, front-passenger room is likely a primary concern. The 10 models listed below offer the most front-passenger room in the crossover/SUV segment. We ranked each vehicle based on an average of head-, hip- and legroom, and all measurements shown are in inches.

Numbers tell only a partial story, so be sure to get some seat time in the vehicles you're considering to see how their dimensions fit with your physique. Also, if you're a taller driver, consider skipping the sunroof, since it can lop precious inches off headroom.

  1. 2012 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

    1. 2012 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

    Front headroom: 42.2
    Front legroom: 52.5
    Front hiproom: 51.5
    Front interior room: 48.7

  2. 2012 Nissan Armada

    2. 2012 Nissan Armada

    Front headroom: 41
    Front legroom: 41.8
    Front hiproom: 61.4
    Front interior room: 48.1

  3. 2012 Cadillac Escalade

    3. 2012 Cadillac Escalade (includes Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT and Escalade Hybrid) (tie)

    Front headroom: 41.1
    Front legroom: 41.3
    Front hiproom: 60.5
    Front interior room: 47.6

  4. 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche

    2012 Chevrolet Avalanche (tie)

    Front headroom: 41.1
    Front legroom: 41.3
    Front hiproom: 60.3
    Front interior room: 47.6

  5. 2012 Chevrolet Suburban

    2012 Chevrolet Suburban (tie)

    Front headroom: 41.1
    Front legroom: 41.3
    Front hiproom: 60.3
    Front interior room: 47.6

  6. 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe

    2012 Chevrolet Tahoe (includes Tahoe Hybrid) (tie)

    Front headroom: 41.1
    Front legroom: 41.3
    Front hiproom: 60.3
    Front interior room: 47.6

  7. 2012 GMC Yukon

    4. 2012 GMC Yukon (includes Yukon XL)

    Front headroom: 40.3
    Front legroom: 41.3
    Front hiproom: 60.3
    Front interior room: 47.3

  8. 2012 Ford Expedition

    5. 2012 Ford Expedition

    Front headroom: 39.6
    Front legroom: 41.1
    Front hiproom: 60.2
    Front interior room: 47.0

  9. 2012 Chevrolet Traverse

    6. 2012 Chevrolet Traverse (tie)

    Front headroom: 40.4
    Front legroom: 41.3
    Front hiproom: 59.1
    Front interior room: 46.9

  10. 2012 Lincoln Navigator

    2012 Lincoln Navigator (tie)

    Front headroom: 39.5
    Front legroom: 41.1
    Front hiproom: 60.2
    Front interior room: 46.9

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