Top 10 Compact Cars with the Largest Back Seats

Top 10 Compact Cars with the Largest Back Seats

10. Hyundai Elantra – 33.1 Inches

The Hyundai Elantra is a solid C-Segment offering. It delivers style, feature content and an attractive base price of roughly $17,000. What’s not to like? Well, back-seat legroom could be one potential snag.

Running down the spec sheet it offers up 33.1 inches of space for rear-passenger extremities, enough for a last-place finish. Ironically Hyundai trumpets the Elantra’s overall interior volume on its website, claiming it tops the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic. Now, it actually does trump those two main competitors in overall volume, unfortunately that space isn’t in the rear seat. Moving on…

GALLERY: 2013 Hyundai Elantra


  • MistyGreen

    Nice to see this compiled, I’ve been curious about this for a while.  However, there are a host of other factors that affect real-world rear seat room, as I’m sure you all know.  The number next to “legroom” doesn’t mean everything.

  • Jeffrey

    get your facts straight.  Small Pox is not wiped out

  • Bailey

    I will argue this one any time. My versa has way more space In the back seat than my parents corolla. The corolla I can’t even lift my foot with out turning it. The versa I can put a rear facing convertible car seat in the middle and still lay both front seats all the way down.

  • Jenn

    I just bought a new Sentra, but of all the compact cars I looked at, the Versa had, by far, the most rear leg room! It didn’t even make the list??? How?

  • ColumWood

    Good question. Technically the Versa is a sub-compact. And yes, it has the most rear seat leg room for a sub-compact.

  • James Earl Turner

    I love my versa note. I’m 6′ 2″ and I fit in the back seat.

  • Julia

    I have a 2013 corolla with 0% interest for 60 mos I love my car but I need more space in the back for my family to be comfortable. I am looking to trade in my car for the same interest just need more space is this possible to do??