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Omar Rana | Aug 16, 2019


Interior view of a sedan with red leather styling

The mid-size sedan segment is one of the hottest segments in the United States and one of the go to segments for those shopping for a new sedan for their family. We recently took a look at the trunk spaces of mid-size sedans and today we take a look at another important factor you may want to consider when shopping in this segment - rear legroom.

Some automakers tend to ignore rear-seat passengers and focus just more on the front row - but as the segment heats up for families rear-seat legroom has become very important.

With that in mind - let's take a look at the rear legroom battle for mid-size sedans. We've organized our list from least to the most rear legroom - however, keep in mind that the most popular models in this segment like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord match up pretty similar.

Kia Optima - 34.7 inches:

Interior styling of the Kia Optima

The Kia Optima, while one of the most stylish mid-size sedans on the market, offers the least amount of legroom and trunk space - however, if space isn't your concern, the Kia Optima is one of the hottest cars in this segment.

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Hyundai Sonata - 35.6 inches:

Interior view of the Hyundai Sonata

The Hyundai Sonata is another popular model in the mid-size sedan segment with a pretty competitive price tag. While trunk space is strong, rear-seat legroom lacks behind most of its biggest competitors.

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Nissan Altima - 37.1

Interior view of the Nissan Altima

The Nissan Altima is one of the best-selling mid-size sedans on the market - right behind the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry - offers a pretty strong amount of rear legroom for rear-seat passengers. The 37.1 inches legroom is pretty strong for anyone measuring 6 feet tall.

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Chevrolet Malibu - 38.1 inches:

Interior view of the Chevrolet Malibu

The all-American Chevrolet Malibu is where this list starts getting more interesting. The Chevrolet Malibu is one of the roomiest sedans on the market and offers comfortable seating in the rear-seat for backseat passengers.

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Ford Fusion - 38.3 inches:

Interior rear seating of the Ford Fusion

Another strong competitor to this segment is the Ford Fusion with 38.3 inches of rear legroom - however, hip-room is a little tight. Nonetheless, the rear seat is very comfortable for three passengers.

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Honda Accord - 38.5 inches:

Interior seat options of the Honda Accord

The Honda Accord is not too far behind from the Ford Fusion and is the most popular mid-size sedans in the segment. It is well known for outstanding quality and reliability and offers plenty of room for 5 passengers.

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Toyota Camry - 38.9 inches:

Interior seating in the Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry is the Honda Accord's biggest competitor and this is where the Camry stands out strong with 38.9 inches of rear legroom.

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Volkswagen Passat - 39.1:

Check out the interior view of the Volkswagen Passat

The Volkswagen Passat is known for offering massive rear-seat space. With 39.1 inches of rear-seat legroom, the Volkswagen Passat is one of the roomiest and more comfortable sedans in the segment.

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Dodge Charger - 40.1 inches:

No surprise here! The Dodge Charger tends to be a little larger than most mid-size sedans and offers a very strong 40.1 inches of rear-seat legroom - more than enough for three passengers to sit in extreme comfort!

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