Best (and worst) small cars for tall drivers 2020
Tall drivers can often feel cramped in small cars, so what should you choose if you want a cheap, city-friendly hatchback that's spacious enough for six-footers?...
1. Seat Ibiza
The Ibiza is our favourite small car at the moment, thanks to its winning combination of interior space, a strong range of petrol engines and a good driving style. If you're a tall driver, you'll find that you can sit anywhere in the Ibiza and still have plenty of room, and its boot is among the biggest in this class. Team our recommended 1.0 TSI 95 engine with FR specification for the best experience.
Worst cars for tall drivers
The Fiat 500, like the Mini, plays the retro theme to good effect and its quirky looks have found a strong following. It’s also a fair chunk cheaper than the Mini. However, it isn't nearly as good to drive and, if you're more than six feet tall, you might find getting comfortable a tall order. The steering wheel only moves up and down (not in and out), the driver’s seat doesn’t go back very far and the pedal area is cramped.
Vauxhall's answer to the Fiat 500 is the stylish little Adam. Unfortunately, this model is even more flawed when it comes to comfort, because it's tighter for the driver and rear passengers. Firm suspension and high prices also count against it. At least the Adam has a smart interior and plenty of personalisation options.