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