If you’re fed up of bumping your head on the roof of your supermini it might be time to consider a new car. We’ve pulled together a list of 10 great new cars that boast enough headroom for even the tallest drivers.
If you’ve picked your perfect car, head over to our new car deals page to view the latest carwow offers. If you’re still not sure what to buy, read our list of the 10 best cars with the most legroom, list of the 10 cars with the best seats and list of the 10 cars with high driving positions.
1. Skoda Kodiaq
The Skoda Kodiaq is the Czech firm’s first large SUV. Its angular styling gives it strong road presence while it boasts a fantastically spacious cabin. You’ll be treated to ample headroom in both the front and back seats.
When the Kodiaq goes on sale in 2017, it’ll be offered with a range of efficient petrol and diesel engines including a frugal 2.0-litre diesel unit that’ll return 56.5mpg. Buyers will also be able to choose from either a six-speed manual or a DSG automatic gearbox.
Read our full Skoda Kodiaq guide for more details.
2. Ford B-Max
The Ford B-Max feels bigger on the inside than many rivals, including the Renault Captur and Vauxhall Meriva. It’s built on the same platform as the Fiesta – one of our favourite superminis – but the B-Max’s taller body grants it noticeably more passenger space. Sit in the front – or jump into the back through the pillarless sliding doors – and you’ll be treated to plenty of headroom.
The B-Max’s taller body does slightly blunt the handling offered by the Fiesta’s excellent chassis but it’s still one of the most enjoyable small MPVs to drive. This family friendly Ford is also one of the better value cars featured in our list – entry-level models can be had for just £15,345.
3. Land Rover Discovery Sport
Uniting off-road utility and stylish looks, the new Land Rover Discovery Sport makes a practical and capable family car – especially for taller drivers. Excellent headroom will keep you from hitting your head on the roof – even on the bumpiest off-road trails.
The Discovery Sport is available with Land Rover’s intelligent Seat Fold Technology allowing you to remotely rearranging the seating layout. All models come with Land Rover’s advanced 2.0-litre diesel engine that’s capable of returning as much as 57.7mpg, too.
4. Skoda Octavia Estate
The Skoda Octavia Estate isn’t a high-riding SUV but its flat roofline and roomy cabin mean front and rear passengers can enjoy an equally impressive amount of headroom.
The Octavia’s generous dimensions make it a more practical alternative to the likes of the VW Golf Estate. Not only does it boast an excellent 610-litre boot but all models come well equipped and, at £17,880, entry-level models represent great value for money, too.
5. Mercedes S-Class
Few cars offer as luxurious or as spacious a cabin as the elegant Mercedes S-Class. If the acres of headroom aren’t enough, you can recline the exquisite leather-trimmed rear seats to really stretch out.
If you prefer to take the wheel yourself, you’ll find the S-Class’ range of refined engines will waft you along in a quiet and refined manner. The S350 diesel model can even return a pretty reasonable 50mpg – perfect for keeping the time spent waiting in petrol stations to a minimum.
6. VW Tiguan
The new VW Tiguan offers a more affordable alternative to the likes of the BMW X3 and Mercedes GLC. The interior isn’t particularly ground-breaking but it feels well-built and boasts an impressive amount of headroom in both the front and back seats.
A couple of high-tech touches, such as a digital display similar to Audi’s Virtual Cockpit, help make the Tiguan feel a little more upmarket inside than some rivals. It feels reasonably refined on the move, too, thanks to a selection of good petrol and diesel engines.
7. Audi Q7
Audi’s Q7 is one of the most spacious and, arguably, most advanced seven-seat SUVs around. Step inside, and you’ll find a stylish interior with plenty of soft-touch materials, impeccable build quality and excellent headroom in the front and back.
All models come fitted with a smooth eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard and you can choose from a selection of efficient diesel engines, an e-tron hybrid model and even a rapid SQ7 version with 435hp.
8. Skoda Yeti
The Skoda Yeti is getting a little long in the tooth but it’s still a firm family favourite. This back-to-basics crossover feels well put together and pleasant to drive – it’s even available with four-wheel drive in rugged Outdoor trim.
The Yeti’s boxy body and large windows not only offer excellent headroom but make its cabin feel more spacious than many rivals – choose the optional panoramic sunroof and it’ll feel even more airy inside.
9. Ford Grand Tourneo Connect
The Ford Grand Tourneo Connect MPV offers tall drivers almost unrivalled headroom. Costing from £19,645, this boxy Ford also represents excellent value for money, too.
With seven tall adults onboard, there’s a 322-litre boot to carry their extra-large clothes too. Its adjustable seating layout means, with five seats in place, this MPV’s load bay grows to a cavernous 1287-litres. As an added bonus, traffic sign recognition, a reversing camera and lane keeping assistance features are available on high-spec cars.
10. Mercedes GLE
If carrying larger people in comfort is what you’re after, the Mercedes GLE offers ample space in its well-trimmed cabin. Not only is there plenty of legroom but headroom is up there with the class leaders, too.
The GLE isn’t just a comfortable on-road cruiser. Its four-wheel-drive system makes it reasonably adept at tackling the odd muddy track or wet field, too. Entry-level models will set you back just more than £50,000 but do come with buckets of standard equipment including heated front seats, climate control, large 19-inch alloy wheels and sat nav.
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