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Cars with the Most Legroom for 2024

These are the cars, SUVs, and trucks with the most legroom based on iSeeCars’ analysis of each vehicle’s rear legroom measurements.

People keep getting taller. Whether it’s the food we’re eating or the lifestyles we’re living, or some combination of both, the average height of humans has increased in recent decades. That means finding a vehicle large enough to accommodate the average American is slowly getting more difficult, though automakers are doing their best to engineer new cars and trucks with improved headroom and legroom. Full-size pickups like the Ford F-150 or GMC Sierra are, not surprisingly, excellent in terms of legroom. But even subcompact SUVs like the Chevy Trailblazer provide unexpected interior space.

To help taller drivers and passengers, iSeeCars has identified the cars with the most legroom in every major vehicle category and ranked them by second row legroom. We didn’t use front legroom because second row legroom is a better predictor of overall interior space. Every automaker knows its models have to provide comfortable front seats, whether full-size pickup trucks or compact SUVs. But when we looked at vehicles with the most rear seat legroom we noticed the top cars always have even more front seat legroom, meaning any car with plenty of room for backseat passengers will easily accommodate tall drivers and front passengers.

While second row space (shown as inches of legroom) is the ranking factor in the categories below, shoppers will want to consider several related items. Does the vehicle have a tilt and telescoping steering wheel? Does it offer a sunroof that impacts headroom? Is the driver’s seat height adjustable? All of these factors play a role in driver comfort, particularly for taller drivers. A test drive at your local dealership can quickly answer these questions, and is a prudent step in ensuring occupant comfort when buying a new car.

Additional elements to confirm include cost, fuel economy, standard features, infotainment system interface, and safety ratings. Families that need three rows of seating will want to confirm third row legroom, while buyers in northern states will appreciate the added confidence of all-wheel drive (awd). Some small SUVs, like the Jeep Wrangler and Subaru Forester, include four-wheel drive or awd on every trim level. Most sedans, like the Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, and Kia Optima, don’t offer it at all. Midsize trucks like the Chevrolet Colorado and Ford Ranger make it an extra-cost option.

All of these items play an important part in your ownership experience, meaning they all deserve as much research as legroom and passenger comfort when buying your next vehicle.

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How We Rank These Cars

The Cars with the Most Legroom rank vehicles by their rear legroom measurements.

iSeeCars analyzed the interior legroom dimensions of each vehicle and ranked vehicles by their rear legroom measurements. 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:


The reliability score represents an analysis of iSeeCars' proprietary research on the longest-lasting vehicles.

Value Retention

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.


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).

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