2. 2013 Ford Explorer – 33.2
Edging out the Mazda and tying today’s first-place finisher is the Ford Explorer. Just like Nissan’s Pathfinder this former-SUV kicked its truck habit. The modern version of this venerable vehicle rides atop an efficient car-based architecture.
Examining the third row, passengers are treated to 33.2 inches of legroom. Headroom is 37.8 inches. This Ford offers plenty or space for people but it comes up short in cargo space. Maximum volume is 80.7 cubic feet, which puts it about in the middle of this field. Part of the problem is likely due to the Explorer’s relatively short wheelbase, which spans 112.6-inches. That’s more than an inch shorter than the Dodge Journey!