What car has the most legroom?

What vehicles have the most legroom? I am 6-foot-7 with very long legs, and I have two boys who are or are going to be tall. I only want to spend around $25,000 if I can get away with it. Right now I am considering an Accord or Camry, but I'm open to any suggestions. I will mainly use it for driving to work and ferrying kids — about 12,000 miles a year — unless it's comfortable, in which case I may make trips in it.

Hal B.,, Albuquerque, N.M.

Cars that combine generous amounts of front and rear legroom tend to be expensive luxury sedans, but in the sub-$25,000 range, the typical family sedan will give more legroom than a comparably priced SUV.

We have a nifty feature at Cars.com that allows you to compare features and dimensions of up to four vehicles side by side, including headroom, legroom and hip room, among many other stats. It should help narrow down your choices, but before you make a decision we always recommend taking the car(s) in question through a thorough test drive.

Just for you, Hal, we set up a side-by-side compare of four base sedans that cost less than $25,000, including the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, which you’ve already identified, as well as the Dodge Charger V-6 and Chevrolet Impala.

The Charger and Impala are worth mentioning because they fall within your price range when optioned with the right trim level, and they offer similar — and in some aspects larger — interior dimensions, such as the Charger’s ample rear legroom and both cars’ extra hip room thanks to wider bodies. Where the Charger and Impala fall behind is in interior build quality, with lots of plastic and cheap materials. But if you’re looking for sheer size, it may be worthwhile to check them out.

If you want to start from scratch and compare four new cars with our compare tool, follow the link below and pick the vehicles you want compared. A summary will pop up displaying prices, engine size, transmission and gas mileage. To view more information on the cars, you’ll have to select “Compare specific style” and pick a trim level; for example, CE or LX.

After you select the styles of each car, you can compare differences, common or all data by clicking on the appropriate tab. Legroom, headroom and hip room are at the bottom of the page when “All data” is selected.

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Answered by Joe Bruzek on June 6, 2007 in I'm Just Wondering , What Car Should I Buy? | Permalink

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