Average front-seat dimension: 46.7 inches This $21,350 midsized sedan carries the lowest base price on Edmunds' top-five list, but still offers tall drivers plenty of front-seat space: 40 inches of headroom, 45.5 inches of legroom and 54.7 inches of hiproom. Beyond a roomy interior, Clarke says the Optima features "an attractive cabin and an eye-catching
Average front-seat dimension: 46.8 inches Tall drivers with bank accounts as lofty as their heights will love the S-Class even though the $95,000 car from Mercedes-Benz ( DDAIF) is the most expensive model on Edmunds' list. "The Mercedes S-Class is just a wonderful car," Clarke says. "It's got world-class craftsmanship, a wonderful cabin and tons of available convenience and safety features." Although the S-Class driver's seat offers the least amount of headroom (37.8 inches) and legroom (41.9 inches) of any car at or near the top of Edmunds' rundown, generous hiproom (60.8 inches) more than makes up the difference. At the same time, even the least-expensive gasoline-powered S-Class (the S550) comes with a 429-horsepower V-8 engine. A top-of-the-line S65 AMG features a mammoth 621-horsepower V-12, while Mercedes offers hybrid and diesel S-Class models as well.
Average front-seat dimension: 46.8 inches
Average front-seat dimension: 46.9 inches Like its cousin the Kia Optima, the Hyundai Sonata mixes good features and a low base price ($21,195) with plenty of front-seat space: 40 inches of headroom, 45.5 inches of legroom and 55.2 inches of hiproom. The midsized sedan also comes standard with a 198-horsepower four-cylinder engine, a generous list of amenities and Hyundai's industry-leading 10-year/100,000-mile warranty. "Those of us who've been around for a couple of years remember when Hyundais were low-quality cars, but they're are really well-made these days -- and the Sonata is no exception," Clarke says.
Average front-seat dimension: 47 inches Unveiled by General Motors ( GM) for the 2013 model year, the Cadillac XTS offers luxury, performance and lots of cabin space that tall drivers will love. The front seats boast 40.1 inches of headroom, 45.8 inches of legroom and 55.1 inches of hiproom. In addition to a roomy interior, the $44,075 model combines a 304-horsepower V-6 engine with lots of upscale amenities. The base XTS comes standard with everything from a Pandora-enabled audio system to xenon headlights, while an impressive all-wheel drive system is available as an option. "The XTS is just a really pleasant car to drive," Clarke says. "It's roomy, it's really good-looking and the materials in it are all excellent."