Is it that much smaller than the Panda? I'm 6'6" with size 13+ feet and drive my GF's Panda easily. No Panda's in the US to compare to but apparently. It's roomier inside (and smaller outside) than a Mini Cooper. I'm 6'2" - with the factory sunroof I have about 1/2" headroom- much better without. The dealer installs a (better) aftermarket sunroof with much better headroom. The "Loung" model with the glass roof has a lot of headroom. The 500 has "chair height" seating... don't know about the panda but wonder if it's the more typical lower seating.