Most Comfortable Cars for 2023
These are the most comfortable cars, SUVs, and trucks based on iSeeCars' analysis of the interior dimensions and comfort features of each vehicle.
Passenger comfort may not be the most exciting aspect of a car’s design, but unless you plan on taking only very short drives it’s arguably the most important one. And while front seat comfort and ride quality are commonly scrutinized by car shoppers, identifying the most comfortable cars means looking for a sufficiently roomy and quiet interior, a refined powertrain, and an intuitive infotainment system.
Thankfully, today’s new cars offer a wide range of standard features that enhance comfort. Premium features formerly associated with luxury brands like Audi or Mercedes-Benz have migrated to volume sedans like the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Common features in nearly every new model year car include large touchscreens, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, cruise control, and automatic climate control. These can reduce driver stress on both short commutes and long-distance road trips.
Buyers must also take their passenger’s needs into account. It’s easy to determine driver’s seat comfort and a smooth ride on a short test drive, but comfortable seats for every passenger are important, especially in family vehicles meant to serve duty on long trips. This means careful evaluation should be given to the back seat on midsize sedans and station wagons, and the third-row/rear seat on SUVs and minivans.
Buyers might also consider specific comfort-oriented features. Ventilated seats can be life-changing in a hot climate, while heated seats and all-wheel drive (AWD) add comfort and reduce stress in cold climates. High-quality interior materials don’t directly impact comfort, but supple upholstery, such as high-quality leather seats, can provide both tactile and aromatic benefits.
iSeeCars has listed the most comfortable cars in every major vehicle segment below, ranked by their total available headroom and legroom. Ranking by maximum headroom and legroom allows for the widest range of driver sizes to fit comfortably. We’ve also listed standard and optional comfort-related features, such as acoustic glass, massaging seats, and a telescoping steering wheel. New and used price ranges are included for each model, along with fuel efficiency numbers under the “MPG” heading.
Most Comfortable Cars
Most Comfortable SUVs
Most Comfortable Trucks
Most Comfortable Hybrids
Most Comfortable Electrics
How We Rank These Cars
The Most Comfortable Cars rank vehicles by the total maximum headroom and legroom and take into account the comfort features offered by each vehicle
The most comfortable cars are ranked by each vehicle’s combined maximum headroom and legroom dimensions along with the comfort features that come standard or available. In the event there is a tie, we use iSeeCars proprietary rating of the overall quality of the car (iSeeCars Score) to break the tie.
The overall iSeeCars Score is an analysis of three factors: reliability, resale value and safety. It is calculated based on the latest research and analysis by our data science team. The data analysis comes from over 12 million new and used vehicles in our Longest-Lasting Cars and 5-Year Depreciation Studies, combined with NHTSA and IIHS Safety Ratings.
Vehicles are scored in three categories:
Reliability | 33.3%
The reliability score represents an analysis of iSeeCars' proprietary research on the longest-lasting vehicles.
Value Retention | 33.3%
The value retention score is based on our data science team's statistical analysis and prediction of 5-year depreciation from MSRP to determine which cars hold their value best, using US Bureau of Labor Statistics data to adjust for inflation.
Safety | 33.3%
The safety score is calculated based on the last five years of crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and incorporates the latest Top Safety Pick information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).