3. 2013 Mazda CX-9 – 32.4 Inches
Today’s third-place finisher is the Mazda CX-9, and 32.4 is the magic number. That’s how much space engineers budgeted to the extremities of third-row passengers. Curiously, the headroom back there is worst in this comparison at just 35.4 inches.
Despite this deficiency the Mazda excels in other areas. Total cargo space is 100.7 cubic feet, the second best here. Space behind the third row is also impressive at 17.2 cubes.