Top 10 Compact Cars with the Largest Back Seats

Top 10 Compact Cars with the Largest Back Seats

7. Subaru Impreza – 35.4 Inches

Winding up in seventh place is Subaru’s C-Segment salvo, the Impreza sedan. Unlike the other cars in this comparison it has two stand-out features that set it apart from the pack, both of which reside under its distinctively Japanese coachwork.

The Impreza is powered by a 2.0-liter boxer four-cylinder; all the other cars here feature inline engines. Additionally, it has Subaru’s famous Symmetrical all-wheel-drive system, which gives it mountain-goat grip in all weather conditions.

As for rear-seat legroom, the Impreza offers 35.4 inches of total space, resulting in a mid-pack finish. Surprisingly this car has the second-shortest wheelbase here but it still offers the second most FRONT-seat legroom and the second most overall interior volume. Clearly Subaru prioritized cabin space over luggage capacity. The car’s trunk is the smallest at just 12 cubic feet.

GALLERY: 2012 Subaru Impreza


  • 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??