Last updated January 26th, 2024
We’ve highlighted our picks of the best cars for short people - but what about the taller cohort?
There are numerous factors to consider when looking for a new car as a taller driver, such as your own height, the driver’s seat height and the car’s interior dimensions.
Before committing to a particular model, you should check whether there’s enough space and adjustment to get comfortable – and make sure the cabin, leg and headroom levels are to your liking. (If you stand more than a few inches above the average height, some SUVs and sports cars might be off the table due to their high seating positions and limited interior space.)
To make your decision easier, we’ve collated a list of the 10 best cars for tall people. Whether you’re in the market for a luxury car, a reliable family runabout or a capable SUV that doesn’t overlook loftier drivers and passengers, our list has something for you!
If you’re a taller driver looking to splash out a little on your next motor, the BMW X5 is one of the better options for many reasons. Most importantly, the X5 features a vast amount of cabin space throughout its interior, with plenty of leg and headroom (and space for up to three rows of seating for some configurations).
Of course, it’s not just the generous levels of space that make the X5 a winner; it also comes loaded with a slew of clever features, such as adaptive LED headlights, front and rear electric windows, valour floor mats and much more.
Want to ramp up the luxury factor even more? You can opt for ‘The Comfort Pack’, which adds keyless entry, a hands-free tailgate, (even) more comfortable seats in the front – and heating for the front and rear seats.
The BMW X5 starts from £69,560. Petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models are available. Learn more on the manufacturer’s website.
The Peugeot e-2008 is favoured by a wide array of drivers, thanks to its clever features, high build quality and environmentally friendly 50kWh battery (which provide a range of over 200 miles when fully charged).
Of course, this model is especially popular among taller motorists thanks to its ample headroom (especially in the front). The e-2008 offers generous legroom for all passengers, making it an excellent option for taller families.
Whilst the previous iteration of the e-2008 was already one of the smartest-looking electric SUVs on the market, the 2023 update has taken things to the next level. The e-2008's bold body and grille styling – and the claw-like running light seen on the lower bumper really help it stand out from the crowd.
The Peugeot e-2008 starts from around £36,500. Learn more on the manufacturer’s website.
As a taller driver, you may appreciate the style and finely-tuned performance of sports cars. However, you might be deterred from buying one, given that cabin space, headroom and legroom are often sacrificed to keep them small, light and aerodynamic.
If you’re looking for a car that boasts many of the benefits of a sports car (e.g. excellent handling and a smooth driving experience) whilst comfortably seating taller drivers, the Audi TT fits the bill perfectly.
Whilst the TT’s look has moved with the times, it remains instantly recognisable. The TT’s ‘Singleframe’ features a 3D radiator protective grille and large air inlets at the front-end – and distinctive dual-branch tailpipes at the rear.
The TT Coupé S line 40 TFSI S tronic reaches 62mph in a lightning-quick 6.6 seconds, whilst delivering an impressive 194 horsepower (HP).
Standard on-board tech includes the Audi smartphone interface, 8 passive loudspeakers, DAB digital radio and a Bluetooth interface.
The Audi TT 2023 starts at around £36,365. Learn more on the manufacturer’s website.
Many 4x4s are well-suited to taller drivers, thanks to their ample cabin space – and the Land Rover Discovery Sport is one of the best in its class.
The latest iteration of the Discovery Sport benefits from a more comfortable and luxurious interior, exterior styling tweaks and a modernised infotainment system. The standard five-seat configuration can be upgraded to seven (incorporating a total of three rows) on all but the PHEV variant (a great option for large families).
The non-PHEV variants now have mild hybrid technology, which helps to improve fuel economy. Other key features include LED headlights, a fixed panoramic roof, privacy glass, a heated steering wheel and a state-of-the-art entertainment system.
The Discovery Sport handles most driving conditions with aplomb, but as you’d expect from any Land Rover, it truly shines when driven off the beaten path.
The Land Rover Discovery Sport starts at £43,695. Learn more on the manufacturer’s website.
Skoda is famous for building high-quality, practical vehicles and the Kodiaq is a prime example. The Kodiaq is designed for smooth handling and offers an excellent all-round driving experience.
Of course, the most attractive feature of the Kodiaq is the vast amount of space on offer, with a large cargo area and plenty of cabin space in the front, making it one of the best cars for tall people today.
The entry-level SE Drive five-seater model comes equipped with 18” Ascella Anthracite alloy wheels, LED headlights (with daytime running lights), Smartlink (with wireless connectivity for Apple and wired for Android), front and rear parking sensors – and a rear-view camera.
Seven-seater variants are also available. If you opt for the Sportline trim, you’ll get 20” Vega Anthracite alloy wheels, black sports styling on the front grille and window surrounds, microsuede upholstery (featuring sports seats) - and the Columbus sat nav system (with a 9.2”screen).
The Skoda Kodiaq starts from around £33,450. Learn more on the manufacturer's website.
Another brilliant offering by Skoda, the Kamiq is a reliable SUV with practicality at the centre of its design.
It’s perfect for everyday use - whether you’re running errands, doing the school run or getting to and from work – and with plenty of cabin space in the front and back, it’s also an ideal option for the taller driver.
Standard features include 17” Braga alloy wheels, a multi-function steering wheel, LED headlights and a Bolero radio with 8” touchscreen. (A virtual cockpit is also available as an optional extra.)
Safety features include cruise control, lane assist, rear parking sensors and an optional rear-view camera. Other ‘simply clever’ features include a driver’s door umbrella, dedicated glasses storage compartment, an ice scraper secreted in the petrol cap – and a windscreen washer reservoir!
Offering easy handling, a smooth drive and a host of practical features, the Skoda Kamiq is ideal for any driver with reliability at the top of their wish list.
Pricing for the Skoda Kamiq starts from around £22,006 (for the entry-level SE Drive trim). Learn more on the manufacturer’s website.
The Kia Sportage comes with a wealth of powerful features, including top-of-the-range hybrid engines, drive assist, and an innovative blind-spot collision-avoidance system to name just a few.
The Sportage’s interior and exterior have been built with high-quality materials - and it boasts an incredibly spacious cabin. There’s no shortage of head or legroom either, making it ideal for taller drivers and passengers.
On the outside, the Tiger Nose grille and chrome accents project contemporary style and sophistication. Step into the cabin and you’ll be met with a sleek interior with an integrated dual-screen display that allows you to toggle between the infotainment and climate settings with a simple touch.
You can choose from efficient hybrid and PHEV powertrain options.
The Kia Sportage also makes a great company car; you’ll pay just 8% in benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax if you opt for the PHEV version. It’s also available with a seven-year warranty.
The Kia Sportage starts at £27,950. Learn more on the manufacturer's website.
The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is a great family car for taller drivers, with its spacious cabin, high build quality and ample luggage space. The front cabin offers the driver and passenger more than enough legroom to remain comfortable throughout even the longest journeys.
Although family cars have a reputation for being less enjoyable to drive than sportier alternatives, the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer bucks this trend by offering a surprisingly fun drive thanks to its smooth handling and deceptively powerful engine.
The Active Tourer also fares well in the safety stakes with both cruise control and automatic braking coming as standard. If you upgrade to the Driving Assistant Professional package, you’ll also benefit from an advanced lane assist system and warnings for wrong way driving and crossing traffic.
The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer starts at around £32,400. Learn more on the manufacturer’s website.
As a tall driver, the word ‘hatchback’ might evoke thoughts of cramped interiors and uncomfortable rides. Fortunately, the SEAT Ibiza suffers from neither of these issues.
This sporty hatchback is reasonably small but packs a powerful punch, making it a great choice for city drivers. Standard features include 17” Brilliant Silver alloys, dark tinted rear windows, full LED automatic headlights, running lights and taillights - and electric adjustable heated door mirrors (with folding capability).
Interior highlights include split and folding rear seats (60/40), ambient interior lighting, height-adjustable front seats and a leather multifunction steering wheel. On-board tech includes an 8” digital cockpit, 9.2” touchscreen navigation display, speed limiter and full smartphone integration for Apple and Android devices.
Key safety features include tyre pressure monitoring, lane assist, front and passenger side airbags – and hill hold control.
The SEAT Ibiza is also one of the most affordable vehicles on our list, starting at around £18,330. Learn more on the manufacturer’s website.
Whilst the Hyundai i10 is certainly compact, it still manages to incorporate plenty of excellent features and ample space for taller drivers to drive comfortably.
On the outside, the i10 boasts fun, sporty styling with a matte black front grille, body-coloured bumpers and door mirrors (with indicators).
Step inside and you’ll find that the cabin is surprisingly roomy. The height adjustable driver’s seat and steering column make the i10 a practical option for the taller driver, despite its small size. The front head restraints can be adjusted vertically or horizontally for optimal comfort – and the high ceiling ensures a comfortable ride for tall passengers.
Key safety features include cruise control, intelligent speed limit assist, an ‘eCall’ emergency call system, rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera with guidelines – and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) (for pedestrians and cyclists).
The Hyundai i10 starts at just £14,430. Learn more on the manufacturer’s website.
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