Top 11 Wagons and Hatchbacks for Tall Drivers for 2013


Versatility is one of the hallmarks of the wagon/hatchback segment. Each model features a rear hatchback door that offers easy access to the cargo area. As a result, it's a breeze to tote even outsize packages.

Some wagons and hatchbacks in this segment offer similar versatility when it comes to passenger accommodations. Tall drivers in search of a wagon or hatchback know that the one attribute that arguably has the biggest impact on their comfort is front-passenger room. Headroom, hiproom and legroom all factor into this measurement. As such, front-passenger room presents a pretty complete picture of just how spacious the cabin is for the person seated behind the wheel.

These 11 models (our list is slightly longer than usual due to ties) are the hatchbacks and wagons with the most front-passenger room. Our rankings are based on an average of headroom, hiproom and legroom. All measurements shown are in inches.

Remember, though, that while these measurements can be extremely helpful, the best way to see if a vehicle suits your physique is to actually spend some time sitting in the cabin. Take a test-drive before committing to a purchase.

Finally, if you're a taller driver, you might want to skip the sunroof, since this option can steal precious inches from your vehicle's headroom.

  1. 2013 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo

    1. 2013 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo

    Front headroom: 41.4
    Front legroom: 40.6
    Front hiproom: 59.3
    Front interior room: 47.1

  2. 2013 Ford C-Max Energi

    2. 2013 Ford C-Max Energi and C-Max Hybrid (tie)

    Front headroom: 41.0
    Front legroom: 43.1
    Front hiproom: 54.3
    Front interior room: 46.1

  3. 2013 Subaru Outback

    2013 Subaru Outback (tie)

    Front headroom: 40.8
    Front legroom: 43.0
    Front hiproom: 54.5
    Front interior room: 46.1

  4. 2013 Ford Flex

    3. 2013 Ford Flex

    Front headroom: 41.8
    Front legroom: 40.8
    Front hiproom: 55.5
    Front interior room: 46.0

  5. 2013 Acura ZDX

    4. 2013 Acura ZDX

    Front headroom: 38.0
    Front legroom: 42.2
    Front hiproom: 57.3
    Front interior room: 45.8

  6. 2013 Honda Accord Crosstour

    5. 2013 Honda Accord Crosstour (tie)

    Front headroom: 39.5
    Front legroom: 42.2
    Front hiproom: 55.3
    Front interior room: 45.7

  7. 2013 Lincoln MKT

    2013 Lincoln MKT (tie)

    Front headroom: 40.1
    Front legroom: 41.3
    Front hiproom: 55.7
    Front interior room: 45.7

  8. 2013 Subaru Impreza

    2013 Subaru Impreza (tie)

    Front headroom: 40.3
    Front legroom: 43.5
    Front hiproom: 53.4
    Front interior room: 45.7

  9. 2013 Ford Focus ST

    6. 2013 Ford Focus ST (tie)

    Front headroom: 39.1
    Front legroom: 43.1
    Front hiproom: 53.9
    Front interior room: 45.4

  10. 2013 Hyundai Veloster

    2013 Hyundai Veloster (tie)

    Front headroom: 39.0
    Front legroom: 43.9
    Front hiproom: 53.2
    Front interior room: 45.4

  11. 2013 Kia Forte

    2013 Kia Forte (tie)

    Front headroom: 40.0
    Front legroom: 43.3
    Front hiproom: 53.0
    Front interior room: 45.4

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