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Which hatchbacks have the best headroom for tall people?

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THIS WEEK, A reader asks: Which five-door hatchbacks have the best front and rear headroom?

The answer:

Along with needing extra legroom, taller drivers sometimes need more headroom too. As do those who model their hairstyle on Marge Simpson, Don King, or Amy Winehouse or anyone who likes to wear a top hat whilst driving.

Whatever your reason for wanting a car with a decent amount of headroom, we’ve done the research for you and here are some current model cars with extra space between your crown and the roof.

Best for front headroom:

Source: Newspress

  1. Nissan Leaf: 1,046mm
  2. SEAT Leon: 1,042mm
  3. Audi A3 1,021mm
  4. Hyundai i30 1,021mm
  5. BMW 1 Series 1,018mm
  6. Audi A5 1,014mm
  7. Kia Rio: 1,016mm
  8. MINI Cooper S: 1,013mm
  9. Skoda Superb: 1,004mm
  10. Ford Mondeo 996mm

Best for rear headroom:

Source: Uli_Sonntag

  1. Skoda Superb: 980mm
  2. BMW 1 Series 972mm
  3. SEAT Leon: 970mm
  4. Hyundai i30 967mm
  5. Volkswagen Golf 967mm
  6. Ford Mondeo 965mm
  7. Ford Focus: 962mm
  8. Opel Astra: 958mm
  9. Audi A5 955mm
  10. Audi A3 955mm

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