Top 10 Sedans With the Most Front-Passenger Room for 2011


Taller and/or heavy-set drivers will tell you that they need to keep an eye out for certain things when evaluating cars for purchase. Those who are on the taller side need to consider legroom and headroom, as many cars aren't designed with above-average legs and torsos in mind. Drivers with wider builds need to make sure the car has adequate hiproom, as too little can make for a less-than-comfortable driving experience.

With these drivers in mind, we've put together a list of the 10 sedans with the most driver and front-passenger space for 2011. Each vehicle's ranking is based on an average of head-, hip- and legroom, and all measurements are in inches. Still, keep in mind that numbers don't always tell the full story. The best way to determine whether a vehicle suits your frame is to take it for a test-drive, but you can use this list to help guide you as you draft a pool of contenders.

Finally, a word about sunroofs: This feature reduces headroom, so consider skipping it if your height often leads to uncomfortable brushes with a car's headliner.

  1. 2011 Nissan Altima and 2011 Nissan Altima Hybrid
    Front headroom: 40.6
    Front legroom: 44.1
    Front hiproom: 56.8
    Front interior room: 47.2
  2. 2011 Hyundai Sonata and 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
    Front headroom: 40.0
    Front legroom: 45.5
    Front hiproom: 55.2
    Front interior room: 46.9
  3. 2011 Honda Accord (tie)
    Front headroom: 41.4
    Front legroom: 42.5
    Front hiproom: 56.6
    Front interior room: 46.8

    2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class (tie)
    Front headroom: 37.8
    Front legroom: 41.9
    Front hiproom: 60.8
    Front interior room: 46.8
  4. 2011 Kia Optima
    Front headroom: 40.0
    Front legroom: 45.5
    Front hiproom: 54.6
    Front interior room: 46.7
  5. 2011 Hyundai Genesis (tie)
    Front headroom: 40.4
    Front legroom: 44.3
    Front hiproom: 54.9
    Front interior room: 46.5

    2011 Infiniti G Sedan (tie)
    Front headroom: 40.5
    Front legroom: 43.9
    Front hiproom: 55.1
    Front interior room: 46.5

    2011 Hyundai Azera (tie)
    Front headroom: 40.2
    Front legroom: 43.7
    Front hiproom: 55.5
    Front interior room: 46.5
  6. 2011 Hyundai Equus
    Front headroom: 38.7
    Front legroom: 45.1
    Front hiproom: 55.5
    Front interior room: 46.4
  7. 2011 Cadillac DTS
    Front headroom: 39.2
    Front legroom: 42.5
    Front hiproom: 56.9
    Front interior room: 46.2

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