The Best And Worst Compact Cars For Tall Drivers Are Determined

Tall drivers often feel constrained in compact cars. However, you can choose a relatively cheap and easy-to-travel hatchback, which is convenient enough, even if the growth is more than 180 cm.

Journalists of the British What Car? have determined which compact cars for tall drivers are the best option, and which models should be avoided.

10. Hyundai i10

This is one of the best urban cars, and, like its ‘sibling’ Kia Picanto, it is great for narrow city streets.

There is a lot of room for tall drivers, and no city car offers more space for rear passengers than the i10. Its rear doors also open very wide.

2017 Hyundai i10


9. Kia Picanto

In fact, while in the Picanto, two tall adults will find that they have plenty of room for the head and legs. Rear space is not bad, although the Volkswagen Up offers even more.

2017 Kia Picanto

2017 Kia Picanto


8. Kia Rio

A car that always offers plenty of space, but at a very high price. The latest version continues this tradition. However, its driver’s seat has many settings, both forward and backward, and up and down.

2017 Kia Rio


7. Skoda Fabia

The Skoda Fabia is a good all-purpose car. It is great for a city, but it also feels more comfortable and refined at highway speeds. The Fabia has a rugged body and an impressive set of safety features. It is also a very practical car, in which there is room for four adults.

2019 Skoda Fabia


6. Mini

The Mini may seem out of place in the list of spacious small cars. The rear passengers of the three-door version are frankly cramped when the front seats are pushed completely back. The five-door modification is much more practical.

2017 Mini Countryman


5. Honda Jazz

It is a mixture of a city car and a minivan, and very successful. There is a lot of space in the cabin for four adults, but not for the fifth.

2018 Honda Jazz


4. Hyundai i20

The car does not just give the driver plenty of room for the head and legs. It is also wider than most small cars. As a bonus, the rear space is on par with some family cars, and petrol engines are efficient and economical. The list of standard equipment is wide. Less impressive is a hectic ride and a slow, overly heavy steering.

2019 Hyundai i20


3. Volkswagen Polo

The latest Polo is one of the most spacious small cars. Two adults can comfortably sit in front. A similar story is in the rear: the knees of two tall people will not touch the seatbacks in front. The Polo is good for driving and quiet.

2018 Volkswagen Polo


2. Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta is not known for its practicality. In terms of space in the back seat, and the volume of the trunk, many competitors have the advantage. However, if it’s just you and one passenger in the car, it’s very convenient; the steering wheel moves in height, and the front seats slide back far enough to adapt to longer legs.

2017 Ford Fiesta


1. Seat Ibiza

The Ibiza is the best small car at the moment, thanks to its winning combination of interior space, a wide range of petrol engines and good handling.

If you are a tall driver, you will find that you can sit anywhere in the Ibiza, and you still have plenty of room. In this respect, the hatchback is one of the largest in this class.

2018 SEAT Ibiza


The worst cars for tall drivers

Fiat 500

The Fiat 500, like the Mini, reproduces the retro theme, and it has its consequences. A high driver in the “cinquecento” feels incommodious. The steering wheel just moves up and down, the driver’s seat does not go very far, and the pedal area is cramped.

2016 Fiat 500

2016 Fiat 500


Opel / Vauxhall Adam

A stylish small car is not very practical, not very comfortable and quite expensive. However, the Adam has a smart interior and many personalization options.

2015 Opel Adam S


Source – What Car?