Mike C., Philadelphia

The Chevrolet Equinox (and similar GMC Terrain) and the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport are among four-cylinder, all-wheel-drive models that have roomier rear seats than most small SUVs. Both the Equinox and redesigned 2013 Santa Fe Sport have adult-size rear seats for at least two people and ample cargo room at the rear. In addition, the second-row seats slide fore and aft on both for more seating flexibility.


The Toyota Venza, a part-wagon, part-SUV crossover, also has a roomy backseat, thanks in part to the Venza’s wide body (75 inches across) and 109.3-inch wheelbase (distance between front and rear wheels).

You can call up interior dimensions for individual models in the Cars.com Research section by clicking on the Features & Specs tab to get a better idea of how different SUVs compare for leg-, head, hip and shoulder room. We caution that these numbers are not a substitute for checking out the vehicles in person to see how you and others will fit, and to gauge the ease of getting in and out and loading cargo.

The Cars.com Vehicle Recommender can help you find other four-cylinder SUVs with all-wheel drive that may have the features you desire.

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Answered by Rick Popely on January 28, 2013 in What Car Should I Buy? | Permalink

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