Welcome to Answerland, the Chubstr reader Q+A series. This week, we’re helping a reader find some of the best cars for big and tall people.
My Husband and I are looking for a new car. Do you have any recommendations for cars for bigger guys? -Steve
Great question, Steve. It’s been a few years since we looked at the lists of the best cars for plus size people. Marisa, our Editorial Assistant dove in to see what she could find. This is not an exhaustive list, but a good place to start. Be sure to check the comments on this article and our social pages to find out what vehicles Chubstr readers recommend.
The Best Cars for Big and Tall People in 2019
The Kia Optima is a beast of a sedan. It hits the top of most lists, with 120 cubic feet of passenger volume. That’s more than a lot of SUVs. Pair that with a modern interior, heated and ventilated seats, plus all the extra features you could ask for, and you’ve got yourself a perfect daily driver. The Kia Optima starts at $22,990.
The Audi A8 is a high end technological marvel. Where the Optima brings you all the features you could ask for, the A8 brings you luxury extras you didn’t even know were available in a vehicle. 6 touchscreens, dynamic lighting that you control, even a foot massager in the back seat. There are too many extras to write about here. This is all on top of the roomy interior, sporty 60 inches of hip room in the front seat, for however much junk your trunk throws at it. Do yourself a favor and head over to their website to see why the Audi A8 starts at $83,800.
The Impala almost rivals the Kia Optima in interior space with 105 cubic feet. Aside from being spacious and comfortable, there’s a focus on safety and convenience features (like a standard infotainment system and available built in 4G LTE that makes this car a great choice. The Chevy Impala starts at $28,020.
Toyota Land Cruiser
If you’re in the market for a higher end SUV, look no further than the Toyota Land Cruiser. With tons of hip, head and leg space, plus seating for up to 8 passengers, you’ll find that the Land Cruiser has more than enough room for those of us with bigger bodies. Add in the stylish interior, a rear seat entertainment system and off-road capability, and you’ve got a vehicle that can do anywhere and do just about anything. The Toyota Land Cruiser starts at $85,015.
The SUV formerly known as the Lincoln MKX became the Nautilus as part of a mid-cycle refresh. The Nautilus can haul up to 900 pounds of passenger, which is more than most vehicles. For increased comfort, the Nautilus features ultra comfort seats with a wide range adjustability options. The seats include 11 independent air cushions, seven of which offer massage to help decrease muscle fatigue, aches and pains. This is great for people who spend a lot of their time driving or sitting in a vehicle. The Lincoln Nautilus starts at $40,340.
If you’re looking for form, function and comfort, the 2019 Chevy Silverado is worth a look. The truck is bigger, stronger and lighter than previous generations and offers a spacious cabin you might not expect. I drove a Silverado for a week and loved it. The roomy interior offered more than enough head, leg and shoulder room, without making the rear passenger space feel cramped. With 4G LTE and a bunch of additional storage, I was able to use the Silverado as a rolling office. I could even stop, plug in my Macbook Pro and get some work done when I needed to.
From a tech perspective, I really liked the infotainment system, with a variety of apps, Apple CarPlay and Marketplace, which allows you to buy gas, order coffee, book hotels and more. I could absolutely have spent an entire day working from the Silverado comfortably. The new Silverado is available with 8 trim choices and starts at $28,300. Check it out for yourself here.
What Vehicles Would You Recommend for Bigger People?
The cars, trucks and SUV’s for bigger people mentioned in this article are at the top of the list, but they’re not the only vehicles that are good for plus size people. What cars would you recommend Steve and his husband test drive? Share your thoughts in the comments or on your favorite social network. We’re @chubstr just about everywhere.