Top 10 Compact Cars with the Largest Back Seats

Top 10 Compact Cars with the Largest Back Seats

9. Ford Focus – 33.2 Inches

Barely, and we mean BARELY edging out the Hyundai Elantra is Ford’s fun-loving Focus. This Michigan-built C-Segment sedan delivers 33.2 inches of back seat sprawlin’ room, just one-tenth of an inch more than the Hyundai.

At 90.7 cubic feet the car’s total passenger volume is considerably less than what’s served up by the Elantra, which delivers almost five more cubes. Ford’s Focus has the smallest overall interior in this Top 10, but since we’re comparing rear-seat legroom it’s spared a last-place finish. It lands in ninth by the skin of its teeth, or rather, the film on its windshield.

GALLERY: 2013 Ford Focus


  • 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??