Best Cars with High Driving Positions:
The humble hatchback is becoming less and less popular as SUVs and Crossovers continue their quest for automotive domination.
What is it about being up high that us Brits can’t get enough of?
Is it the feeling of lording over the peasants in their little city cars? Do we falsely feel indestructible in a big SUV?
In all seriousness, there’s a few practical reasons that you might want a car with a high driving position. We’re going to run through these and then fill you in on our top 10 picks.
If you’re looking for something a little smaller, check out our Small Cars with High driving positions list.
Why would I want a High Driving Position?
The appeal of big, tall cars is understandable. Modern SUVs and Crossovers are phenomenal looking vehicles. They’re big without being annoying to drive and offer a practical amount of space without sacrificing fuel economy too much.
Other than looks, the main reason a driver might want a big car is due to the high driving position.
Here’s the perks of driving a car that has a high driving position:
Visibility: Being higher up means you can see further...obviously. This is useful in traffic, as you’re aware of exactly what’s going on around you. More visibility means you’re more likely to notice a hazard that could lead to an accident.
Easy to get in and out of: Cars that are low to the ground can be quite tough to get out of, particularly for older people. In contrast, SUVs with high driving positions are a breeze to slide out of. While this is a nice perk for all drivers, it can be vital for people who have mobility issues.
Better off road performance: There’s a reason that the best off-roaders are high-up SUVs. Due to the raised ground clearance between the wheels and the body, the car can traverse off-road terrain without you getting thrown around the cabin.
Safer: There’s a truck heading straight for your car. Would you rather be in a Ford Fiesta hatchback that drives close to the ground or a Land Rover Discovery with a high driving position? Yep, we’d take the Discovery too. The taller and bigger the car, the more armour you have around you in the event of a crash!
Our Top 10:
With more or less every major car manufacturer having jumped on the SUV/Crossover trend, it can be difficult to figure out what vehicles are worth your time and hard-earned money!
To save you some hassle, we’ve compiled our Top 10 large cars with high driving positions.
We’ve included a range of budgets and styles, so we’d bet our money on there being something for everyone!
Let’s get into it: