Compact sedans are hugely popular thanks to manageable dimensions and the presence of a boot. Now, they aren’t supposed to be known for rear legroom. But in India, even these entry level sedans are used as chauffeur-driven cars. That’s where rear legroom comes into play. Let’s be clear here. We are only looking at the car offering the best legroom, so we are not considering headroom or width. So here are the top 4 compact sedans that offer the most legroom.
4. Volkswagen Ameo
No surprises here considering VW decided to add a boot to the Polo instead of making the Vento shorter. Now the Polo was already cramped at the rear and since the Ameo is based on it, it isn’t much different. Let’s take a look at the stats. The max legroom in the Ameo measured up to 860mm which is good number in this bunch. However, the real number to look at is the ideal legroom which is measured with the driver and that is where the Ameo struggled. At 620mm, it’s the Ameo that came up at the bottom of this pack.
3. Hyundai Xcent
The Xcent has always been a good contender when it comes to rear legroom thanks to some clever packaging by Hyundai. However, the competition has gotten better now. The Hyundai Xcent has a max rear legroom of 800mm which is less than the VW Ameo. Nevertheless, it scored over the Ameo where it mattered most, which is the ideal legroom. At 690mm it just pips the Ameo, putting it 3rd on our list. What also works for the Xcent is the seat cushioning which is firm but not overtly so.
2. Maruti Suzuki Dzire
From being one of the most cramped cars in its class, Maruti Suzuki has left no stones unturned in taking the new Dzire all the way to the top. In its latest avatar, the Dzire is by far the most spacious it has ever been. It has an amazing 890mm of max legroom and a very spacious 720mm ideal legroom which makes it ideal for the chauffeur-driven kind and the bonus is that the seats are extra supportive too. But despite the impressive numbers, the Dzire is no longer the legroom king
1. Honda Amaze
The Honda Amaze is the new king when it comes to legroom. Honda has worked from ground-up for the new car and has made sure that the new Amaze excels in all places. At 940mm, the Amaze feels like it’s got acres of space when it comes to max legroom. However, the ideal legroom at 730mm is only marginally more spacious than the Dzire. In fact it’s so close that there is not much to choose between the two. But, if we are to compare based on numbers alone, the Amaze is the car with the most rear legroom.