Best Cars For Tall People In India - Maruti WagonR to Toyota Fortuner

by IndianAuto Team | 01/05/2020
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Roomy space and good seating support are the priorities for tall people when it comes to buying cars. Here are some best suggestions for tall people in India.

Interior space comes as a big concern for tall people. Small cars with limited interior room will be a pain the neck for taller folks, especially during the long-distance drive. Ingress and egress is also a big problem that people on the tall side usually have with small-space cars. To get rid of this aching concern, you should look for a car with ample interior room and well-designed and supportive seating. Bearing that in mind, IndianAuto will help you by recommending the best cars for a tall person in India. Our list of suggestions consists of models from different segments including hatchbacks, sedans and SUVs.

tall man sitting on a small car

Interior space is a big concern for people on the taller side

1. Which cars are suitable for tall people?

Before getting into the details of each model on this list, let’s find out what criteria that tall drivers should take into consideration when it comes to finding a good car that fit their height. Apart from offering amply space, the car should be equipped with some features that could effectively support taller occupants like height-adjustable driver seat, or tilt steering function. With these features, the tall folks can easily adjust the seating to fit their figure. However, keep in mind that it is not always a good practice to keep the seat low for too long. Pointing knees up will make you feel stiff and painful for a prolonged period. Additionally, under-thigh support is also an important factor to look at.

It is a must to study the headroom specifications on paper. But it is highly recommended to check the ingress and egress of the car in person. If your head would not touch the door and you can comfortably get in and out of the car, that car would be a suitable option for you.

You should also pay attention to the rear seat as well. Some cars do come with comfortable and ample space for the front row but fall short in terms of rear space. In some models, due to the sloping roofline, the headroom at the rear is significantly different from the front row. It is also a bonus point if the car is available with an adjustable headrest which will provide better support for tall passengers than a fixed headrest.

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2. Best cars for a tall person in India

2.1. Hatchbacks

Hatchbacks are usually thought of as small cars with limited space. However, in the market, there are still some hatchbacks that can break away from this common perception and offers a generous interior space. Most importantly, these cars come at very affordable prices, which is a determining factor for the majority of car customers. It would be a heavenly combination of attractive pricing and a spacious interior.

Maruti Wagon R

Maruti Wagon R has always been one of the top options in the hatchback segment. This hatchback has attained its popularity mostly thanks to its attractive pricing, great reliability and excellent practicality. Most importantly, the car has been getting better and better over the years.

maruti wagonr exterior three quarter view

About the interior space, thanks to its signature tallboy form, the Maruti Wagon R can offer good headroom and legroom. The hatchback also delivers an easy ingress and egress. Moreover, the car also features a good boot space which is considered the best in the segment. It can offer a great combination of spacious interior and high practicality.

Maruti S Presso

Maruti S Presso is a new entrant in the hatchback space. Coming from the same car brand as Wagon R, the S Presso shares a lot in common with its predecessor. The most visible similarity is the tall-boy stance. It might be the reason why this car ends up with the most spacious interior space in the hatchback segment. It takes no effort for tall people to get in the car. The small hatchback comes with healthy legroom as well as headroom, offering a nice space for six-footers. However, it could have done better with the seating support with more bolstering. It also misses out on the adjustable headrest, which is a turn-off for tall people.

maruti s-presso exterior front three quarters

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

Launched as the successor of the Hyundai Grand i10, the Grand i10 Nios has brought the hatchback nameplate to a new level with enhanced interior features, better build quality and improved space for car occupants. On the Grand i10 Nios, you can walk in and out of the car at ease, even when you are a bit tall.

hyundai grand i10 nios exterior three quarters front

There is nothing to complain about the front seat. Equipped with height-adjustable driver seat and tilt-adjustable steering wheel, the Grand i10 Nios can offer great comfort for the driver even during the long-hour drive. It is also provided with decent support for the backseats. Compared to the previous version, the i10 Nios has gotten better in terms of under-thigh support and knee room. You will be surprised at the amount of space this hatchback has to offer. In addition to excellent seating support, the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios also scores high in terms of features and build quality, making it even more appealing for Indian buyers.

Honda Jazz

Honda Jazz is not as popular as other hatchbacks listed above. However, when it comes to interior space, it is a big mistake not to mention Honda Jazz on the list of best cars for a tall person in India.

2018 honda jazz exterior front three quarters

It offers a generous interior space. Headroom, shoulder room or knee room, everything is on point on the Honda Jazz. Along with great seating support, Honda Jazz is everything you could ask for in terms of space. However, it is a pity that the Honda Jazz does not come with adjustable headrests.

Maruti Ignis

Maruti Ignis is a hatchback that sports some SUV-like traits. This combination of a small hatchback with competitive pricing and SUV styling is expected to attract young buyers who are looking for a sporty-looking car at an affordable price. One notable attribute of the Maruti Ignis is its spacious and practical cabin. The tall boy design gives the car a clear advantage of generous headroom and legroom, which can offer great pleasure for tall occupants. On the top-spec variant, Maruti Ignis comes with driver seat height adjustment which allows the driver to find a comfortable driving position. Additionally, the wide doors make it easy for car occupant to enter or step out of the car. Being offered at Maruti’s premium outlet showrooms, Nexa, the Maruti Ignis also provides a load of creature comforts.

2020 maruti ignis facelift front one quarter

2.2. Sedans

Honda City

Honda City is among the leading models in the sedan market. The sedan ticks every box: it offers the great build quality, segment-leading features, a good looking design and excellent practicality. Over the years, Honda City has successfully retained and enhanced its strengths, keeping its dominant status in the segment. In addition to all the good points above, the Honda City also features a best-in-class cabin space, which is considered a key advantage over its rivals. Tall people will feel satisfied with the interior space of the Honda City. It comes with reach- and tilt-adjustable steering. On the top-spec variant, adjustable headrests are also available. These features allow drivers to find a healthy sitting position at ease. The car can comfortably seat up to five occupants thanks to amply shoulder room. However, tall occupants might feel a bit upset with the headroom at the backseats.

honda city front three quarters

Maruti Ciaz

Being the best selling sedan in India market, the Maruti Ciaz is a go-to option when one considers buying a sedan. The Ciaz offers all the basics that a regular car user asks for, including great ride quality, good driveability, and adequate cabin room. These factors are convincing enough to persuade car buyers to make a buying decision. Maruti’s excellent after-sales service adds more appeal to the Ciaz.

maruti suzuki ciaz front three quarters

Six-footers can find themselves sitting comfortably on the front seat with healthy headroom and legroom. Moving to the rear seat, they would find the seat comfy with adjustable headrest. But it will better if there is more headroom and better under-thigh support.

2.3. SUVs

Interior space would not come as a major concern if you choose to buy an SUV. Compared to hatchbacks or sedans, SUV cars can offer better interior space since they feature greater dimensions. However, there are still some SUV models that failed to give a sufficient cabin space given its big size. Here are our suggestions of SUVs that provides ample interior space and can comfortably seat the six-footers.

Mahindra XUV300

Even though the sales of the Mahindra XUV300 could not beat those of the segment-leading models like Maruti Brezza or the Hyundai Venue, it is still a decent and worthy-buying car with top-notch features, premium interior and good ride quality. On the front seats, the driver will be offered some comfort features like height adjustable seat and tilt-adjustable steering, which makes it easy for the driver to adjust their seating position. The cabin space of the Mahindra XUV300 is not the best but sufficient and supportive enough for both tall and regular occupants in both front and rear seats.

mahindra xuv300 top view

Toyota Fortuner

With the budget of around 30 lakh, Toyota Fortuner is an option that you should not skip. The car offers exceptional reliability, refined performance, premium features and high practicality. Tall occupants will find no issue sitting inside this premium SUV. On the front seat, the Fortuner features rake- and reach-adjustable steering wheel and power-adjustable driver seat, allowing the driver to find a comfortable position. Space is not a concern for the rear passengers either. The Fortuner provides a sheer sense of space. In addition, the second bench can be reclined, making it even more comfortable for the rear occupants. However, the third row will not be a nice space for tall people to sit. It is more suitable for kids and people with a small build.

toyota fortuner front vieww

3. Other Suggestions: Best used cars for tall person

Apart from the mentioned models, you can opt for other discontinued models that offer good interior space in the used car market. Here are some suggestions for good used cars for tall person:

Models

Prices

Used Maruti Ritz

From Rs 1.25 Lakh

Used Hyundai Santro Xing

From Rs 70,000

Used Toyota Etios

From Rs 2 Lakh

Used Fiat Linea

From Rs 1.35 Lakh

Used Tata Safari Storme

From Rs 4.59 Lakh

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