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 |  Feb 12 2013, 11:15 AM

3. Toyota Corolla – 36.4 Inches

Like the Focus topping the Elantra, Toyota’s geriatric Corolla bests the Civic by one lonely tenth of an inch in second-row room. Passengers are treated to 36.4 inches of cross-your-legs comfort.

The Corolla’s podium finish is pretty impressive given how old it is compared to the competition and the fact that it rides on the shortest wheelbase here, a tidy 102.4 inches. This Toyota also has the second-smallest trunk after the Subaru Impreza and the second lowest overall interior volume, topping only the Ford Focus.

 GALLERY: 2013 Toyota Corolla

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  • 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.