2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk: Plenty of Headroom
by Kelly Hellwig, Managing Editor on June 27, 2016
Big guys will tell you, the whole "Fat Guy in a Little Coat" routine can get a little too real when shopping for clothes. Or cars. Big & Tall men can't just squeeze into any average jacket — or SUV.
Driving home today, I contemplated the generous 41.1 inches of headroom offered in our 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk long-term tester. Would that make the Jeep a good choice for tall people? I decided to stop by a Big Guy's house to find out.
At 6-foot 5-inches tall, the Big Guy still has plenty of headroom to wear a hat. Cowboy, even.
But his 280-pound frame doesn't fare as well when it comes to driving position. Even with the seat pushed all the way back, he'll still suffer from knee-dash syndrome within the Renegade's 41.2 inches of front legroom.
For the record, his personal vehicle is a Ford Expedition — 39.6 inches of headroom, 43 inches of legroom. In his case, the 2-inch loss in vertical comfort is much appreciated by his knees.
Kelly Hellwig, Managing Editor @ 22,915 miles