Which Sedan Car Has the Most Leg Room?

Research is essential when buying a sedan, and whether you’re tall or want a good amount of space in the back for potential passengers, a lack of legroom can make for an uncomfortable ride. Legroom specs can sometimes be harder to find compared to horsepower or gas mileage, despite being an important factor. So which sedan car has the most legroom? We’ve done the research for you and compiled a list of the roomiest sedans below.

The 2020 Cadillac CT6 has the most legroom out of sedans with the 2020 Dodge Charger and 2020 Chrysler 300 tied for the last place.

  • 2020 Cadillac CT6
    • 46.40” of front row legroom
    • 40.40” of second-row legroom
  • 2020 Chevy Impala
    • 45.8” front frow
    • 39.8” second row
  • 2020 Kia Cadenza
    • 45.5” front row
    • 37.2” second row
  • 2020 Nissan Maxima
    • 45.0” front row
    • 34.2” second row
  • 2020 Lincoln Continental
    • 44.4” front row
    • 41.3” second row
  • 2020 Ford Fusion
    • 44.3” front row
    • 38.3” second row
  • 2020 Audi S8
    • 41.5” front row
    • 44.3” second row
  • 2020 Subaru Legacy
    • 42.8” front row
    • 39.5” second row
  • 2020 Tesla Model S
    • 42.7” front row
    • 35.4” second row
  • 2020 Acura RLX
    • 42.3” front row
    • 38.8” second row
  • 2020 Toyota Avalon
    • 42.1” front row
    • 40.3” second row
  • 2020 Chrysler 300
    • 41.8” front row
    • 40.1” second row
  • 2020 Dodge Charger
    • 41.8” front row
    • 40.1” second row

Although the Cadillac CT6 has the most legroom, you might not be looking for an expensive luxury ride, or maybe you’re environmentally conscientious and would like a spacious hybrid. Keep reading to find out more about each sedan on the list and find the right one to fit your budget and lifestyle.

Tesla model S charging at supercharger station at Tesla factory in Fremont, the only Tesla factory in USA, Which Sedan Car Has the Most Leg Room?

Price Ranges and Other Details

Each sedan on this list has varying price ranges and other factors to consider when buying a car along with the legroom. The price for each model is listed as well as any other caveats or details that you might find helpful.

2020 Dodge Charger

  • 41.8” front row
  • 40.1” second row

While you might not get the most out of the Dodge Charger’s front row, the legroom is almost equally distributed to the second row, which is unusual for many sedans. If you have a lot of tall friends that argue over legroom, the Charger will even out the playing field. It’s also one of the cheaper entries on the list with a starting price of $29,995 for the SXT trim, but if you want extra power, you can shell out $72,095 for the SRT Hellcat version. 

2020 Chrysler 300

  • 41.8” front row
  • 40.1” second row

The Chrysler 300 has the same amount of front and second-row legroom as the Dodge Charger, which makes sense considering they’re both owned by the parent company FCA. The Chrysler has more of a luxury look to it compared to the Charger’s sportiness, but the cars are practically twins besides the 300’s little bit of extra headroom in the back. The Chrysler 300 starts at $30,040 with the Limited trim, and its price can go as high as $38,595. 

2020 Toyota Avalon 

  • 42.1” front row
  • 40.3” second row

The Toyota Avalon’s interior legroom barely pulls ahead of the previous two cars. While its price tag doesn’t reach the heights of the Charger Hellcat, you can find a slew of comfortable cabin options like real wood trim and an aluminum finish on the dashboard. This touch of luxury starts at $35,875 for the XLE trim and goes up to $43,300 for the Hybrid Limited edition. 

2020 Acura RLX 

  • 42.3” front row
  • 38.8” second row

While Toyota and Acura share the same parent company, the specs between these two sedans differ. Acura boasts that the RLX offers massive legroom without sacrificing storage. Still, its 14.9 cubic feet for the Technology Package and 12.0 cubic feet for the Advance Package leaves a lot to be desired. The base price starts at $54,900 and goes up to $61,900 with the Advance Package.

2020 Tesla Model S 

  • 42.7” front row 
  • 35.4” second row

Some people might not think of the Tesla Model S when it comes to legroom, but its 42 inches of front legroom solidifies its spot on this list. The front row room comes paired with the cutting edge technology and eco-friendliness that Tesla is known for but at a price. The Model S starts at $76,190, with the all-wheel-drive Performance trim clocking in at $96,190. That’s not the only caveat: the paltry second-row legroom can make an uncomfortable ride for any backseat passengers. 

2020 Subaru Legacy 

  • 42.8” front row
  • 39.5” second row

The 2020 Subaru Legacy offers a similar dimension in the front seat to the Model S, but it provides much more room in the backseat. While it might not have the prestige of a Tesla, the Legacy comes at a much lower price, starting at $22,745 and going up to $34,195 for the Limited XT trim. All models come with 60/40-split rear seats for extra storage when you don’t have any additional passengers in the back.

2020 Audi S8

  • 41.5” front row
  • 44.3” second row

You’ll find more than your fair share of luxury in the Audi S8, and what’s more luxurious than plenty of legroom? Oddly enough, the S8 is the only sedan on the list that offers more legroom in the backseat than the front. Maybe you could hire a chauffeur and stretch out in the backseat yourself. The price tag matches the luxury, starting at $85,200 and going up to $94,000. 

2020 Ford Fusion

  • 44.3” front row
  • 38.3” second row

The Ford Fusion ups the ante by breaching the 44-inch mark for front legroom. While a difference in trims doesn’t affect the legroom in most sedans, the additional hybrid engine options affect the total trunk volume. A standard Fusion comes with 16 cubic feet of storage; the hybrid version cuts it down to 12 cubic feet, and the plug-in hybrid reduces it even further to only 8.2 cubic feet. The plentiful headroom goes across all versions though at 39.2 inches. The base trim starts at an affordable price of $23,170 and $28,00 for the hybrid, but the sticker jumps up to $35,000 for the plug-in hybrid.

2020 Lincoln Continental 

  • 44.4” front row
  • 41.3” second row 

The Continental comes with a slight increase in the backseat legroom compared to the Fusion, and the front seat is about the same. The Continental dips in luxury territory though with premium interior finishes and materials. The price starts at $46,305 and goes up to $70,205 with the premium Black Label version. The luggage capacity doesn’t go up much with the price tag, though: you get 16.7 cubic feet of storage compared to an average of 15-16 cubic feet for sedans.

2020 Nissan Maxima 

  • 45.0” front row
  • 34.2” second row

The Maxima has one of the roomiest front seats, but with a tradeoff: it also has the smallest legroom on the list, a paltry 34.2 inches. Any backseat passengers will have to squeeze in, and with the legroom difference of nearly a foot between the first and second row, you can expect some fights over who called shotgun. The Maxima starts at $34,450 and tops out around $42,980 with the Platinum Reserve trim. 

2020 Kia Cadenza

  • 45.5” front row
  • 37.2” second row

Kia has a decent history of offering generous legroom in the front row, and many of their sedans easily pass 40 inches, but the Cadenza stood out among them. The smaller backseat space is a little disappointing, but if you’re a tall driver who doesn’t carpool too much, then the Cadenza is a good choice. It starts at $37,850 and reaches up to $43,550 with the Limited version. 

2020 Chevy Impala 

  • 45.8” front row
  • 39.8” second row

The Chevy Impala arrives second for most legroom and offers some of the most headroom with 39.90 inches in the front and 37.40 in the back. It’s definitely on the cheaper side of this list, starting at $32,495 for the base trim and $37,595 for Premium. The Impala can hold up to 18.8 cubic feet of storage as well, so you can pile in all your luggage for a long road trip and stretch out your legs.

2020 Cadillac CT6

  • 46.40” front row
  • 40.40” second row

Sometimes, you just can’t beat a Cadillac: the CT6 has the most legroom out of the other sedans. Considering that the second-row legroom on most of the entries on this list doesn’t breach the 40-inch range, the CT6 pulls ahead by offering the most legroom in the front and a spacious area in the back for passengers. The storage isn’t too impressive at 15.8 cubic feet, but none of the cabin space is sacrificed in the process. The starting price tag for the CT6 enters at around $59,990 with the Luxury model and $97,490 with the Platinum trim.  

As you can see, price doesn’t always dictate the amount of legroom you can get in a sedan. Many of the cheaper-to-midrange priced sedans were spread throughout the list, and the storage space remained fairly consistent throughout besides a few outliers. Cadillac had to come out on top and maintain its reputation for most comfortable luxury rides, though, and the CT6’s excessive legroom proves its case. Now that you’re equipped to find a comfortable sedan, you should make sure that it will also fit comfortably in your garage or parking space as well. 

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