Tall people rarely get the chance to complain about their height, but when it comes to cars, it’s hard to ignore the David-and-Goliath situation that arises. In a world of streamlined sports cars, superminis, and compact SUVs, the Goliaths of the world look at these David-sized vehicles and wonder if the automotive world is still catching up. At Eden, we understand the importance of space and have hand-picked some of the best cars for tall people so that you can hop into any of them without having to hunch into an uncomfortable ball.
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1. Adjustable Seats: Not every gentle giant is born equal. Look out for adjustable seats so that you can tweak your ride to suit your exact shape. Start by maximising your headroom and see whether your knees are touching the steering wheel.
2. Adjustable Steering Wheel: To find that perfect grip and vision, a steering wheel that can be adjusted both in angle and reach is a must.
Large Windows and Pillars: Larger windows and well-placed pillars can give the vertically affluent an unobstructed view of the road ahead.
A family-sized model that is a hot favourite due to its long list of awards. Offering around 1m of headroom for those in the front and back, the Mazda CX-5 SUV boasts a stylish exterior paired with a sleek, minimalist interior. Not only is it spacious, but the quiet ambience and a 522-litre boot make it practical too. Perfect for those seeking luxury style without compromising space or affordability.
The Vauxhall Astra has undergone huge developments in its design over the years, especially when it comes to accommodating taller drivers. With a total height of 1.44m, this car has become a favourite for headroom and is available in a variety of trims and powertrains, such as petrol engines or plug-in hybrids. If the Astra’s recent styling didn’t steal your glance, the well-matched interior and muscular driving attitude surely will. It’s perfect for tall drivers looking to cut down on running costs.
A smaller-sized car isn’t just for smaller-sized people. The Hyundai i20 brings looks, efficiency, and practicality in one nifty little package. But don’t take ‘little’ the wrong way, the i20 offers up to 1.3m of headroom in the front and packs a powerful 1.6L turbocharged GDi engine on the high-performance N version. Perfect for those who seeking a dynamic and engaging drive.
One of Hyundai’s larger SUVs, the Santa Fe maximises space with its roomy interior – to the point where they’ve even squeezed another row of seats in the back. This spacious seven-seated SUV offers 1.06m of headroom upfront with an unrestricted view out the front. Add to that generous legroom and features like adjustable seats and a surround-view camera system, and you’ll find that the Santa Fe solves many height issues with ease. This is a perfect option for families where tall genes run strong!
As a strong contender in the electric SUV market, this compact SUV doesn’t cut corners when it comes to quality, design, and performance. Don’t be taken aback by its compact nature, however, a headroom of 0.9m and a rear boot space of up to 545L give more breathability than you could ask for. This gem also offers an all-electric range of up to 250 miles and combining this with a sleek design and superior build quality, this is one car that is a joy to drive for even the tallest of people. Perfect for tall tech enthusiasts who are making the switch to electric.
The MG HS is the largest of the franchise’s SUVs, available in both Plug-In Hybrid and Petrol engines. Following an impressive redesign that takes a more aggressive and commanding stance, its interior follows a similar upgrade that prioritises comfort, even for tall people. A generous legroom allows a group of 6-footers to be granted a decent headroom of around 0.95m.