For the taller car buyer, it can often be disappointing to find that one can you’ve had your eye on for some time proves to be a little too low for you to get comfortable.
If this sounds like you, not to worry, cars ideal for tall people exist — and carwow has picked out 10 of the best out there.
*prices correct at time of writing
- Skoda Kodiaq
- Land Rover Discovery Sport
- Skoda Octavia Estate
- Mercedes S-Class
- Volkswagen Tiguan
- Audi Q7
- Mercedes GLE
- Citroen Berlingo
- Volkswagen Polo
- Audi A5 Sportback
The Skoda Kodiaq is a jack-off-all-trades kind of car. It’s great to drive, offers excellent value for money and plenty of kit — plus it’s super spacious inside too.
With 1,059mm from the base of your seat to the roof, you’ll have no concerns about banging your head in this SUV. Plus its 835-litre boot capacity means you’re well covered for luggage, too.
For a good blend of performance efficiency, opt for the 1.5-litre petrol engine with a DSG automatic gearbox.
Front headroom: 1,059mm
carwow price from*: £26,683
Land Rover Discovery Sport
If you want something that’s just at home on a trail road as it is the supermarket car park, the Land Rover Discovery Sport should have you covered.
This spacious SUV offers 1,003mm of headroom for those in the front, without compromising on an excellent driving position.
If you’re not too fussed about off-roading, the 2.0-litre diesel front-wheel-drive version of the Sport should do the trick.
Front headroom: 1,003mm
carwow price from*: £30,520
Skoda Octavia Estate
The Skoda Octavia Estate is one of the most cavernous cars on the market, and that reflects for those sat upfront too.
A whopping 1,039mm of headroom is impressive for a car that is ultimately the size of a mid-size hatchback. It’s almost like a tardis, to recycle a cliche.
The likelihood that you’re looking for this car is to cram it full of stuff and cover big motorway miles. In which case, go for the 2.0-litre diesel.
Front headroom: 1,039mm
carwow price from*: £20,933
The Mercedes S-Class is a car to be driven in rather than drive yourself, hence the rear being packed full of luxury.
With 1,003mm of headroom back there as well, even the tallest of VIPs can sit in supreme comfort. It won’t be too bad for your chauffeur either with 1,009mm upfront.
Front headroom: 1,009mm
Headroom is ever so slightly less than the Skoda at 1,049mm, but it’s still plenty of space for the vertically-blessed amongst you to get comfy in.
Your best bet with the Tiguan is an R-Line model with the 1.5-litre petrol engine. Lesser trims just lack the sharp looks the R-Line brings.
Front headroom: 1,049mm
carwow price from*: £26,294
With 1,071mm of headroom on offer, you’ll hardly be wanting for space behind the wheel of the Audi Q7.
It’s more than just space for this SUV, though. It’s properly posh inside with an abundance of high-quality materials and a very comfortable ride.
Even in entry-level guise, the Audi Q7 is a phenomenal option in this segment.
Front headroom: 1,071mm
carwow price from*: £56,501
The Mercedes GLE is a car that prioritises comfort above all else, which translates nicely to 1,026mm of headroom.
You’ll likely find the Audi Q7 is a smidge more comfortable to spend time in, but it’s not a huge difference — and the comparatively subdued styling of the Mercedes may appeal more to your tastes.
Front headroom: 1,026mm
carwow price from*: £62,760
Though there’s no officially stated figure for the headroom in the Citroen Berlingo, rest assured — it’s massive.
Plus if you opt for the Berlingo XL, you’ll easily get seven people in the car without an issue. That’s the benefit of turning a van into a passenger car, after all.
That said, it does still drive like a van, so you’ll need to get accustomed to its more agricultural feel on the road.
carwow price from*: £18,969
With 1,019mm of headroom, you won’t struggle to get comfortable in this hatchback. Albeit it’s worth noting that does drop to 964mm if you opt for a sunroof.
Though the 95hp 1.0-litre option may not seem the most exciting choice, it’s plenty of performance for this type of car and keeps running costs low.
Front headroom: 1,019mm
carwow price from*: £17,034
Audi A5 Sportback
The Audi A5 Sportback takes the sleeker A5 coupe, sprinkles on an extra set of doors and some more practicality.
1,015mm of headroom ensures you’ll be comfy and travelling in style. It’s not the most fun-driving car in its class, but it certainly is one of the most luxurious.
Front headroom: 1,015mm
carwow price from*: £36,730