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Tall teenagers? How to buy a car with loads of legroom in back - and 3 models to see first
You don’t have to spend €€€ on a luxury saloon to make your passengers comfortable.

THESE DAYS, CAR makers often attempt to squeeze every last bit to make their boot spaces that bit larger than their respective rivals.

However, that can sometimes come at the detriment to those sitting the rear, so this week we’re looking at the cars that offer more generous levels of rear legroom.

1. Skoda Superb (2015 onwards)

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Few other cars even come close to offering the amount of rear legroom that the Superb provides. In fact, it’s almost deceptive given that even with 157mm of legroom in the rear, the Skoda still manages to offer a substantial 625 litres of boot space. If that still isn’t enough, there is also an estate version (or Combi in Skoda parlance).

As Skoda also offers the Superb with an all-wheel drive transmission, foot space for the middle-seat rear occupant is limited, which is worth remembering. Prices for the current model are just dipping below €20,000 nowadays, but even its predecessor scores well in the rear legroom rankings.

2. Kia Cee’d (2012-2018)

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This second generation of the Kia Cee’d may be in the process of being replaced, but it’s a car that still has plenty of merits, particularly for its interior space. We’re used to seeing newer cars surpass their predecessors in every way, yet the car that replaces this model of Cee’d has less rear legroom.

Available in three and five-door versions as well as an estate, the Kia might not be the most remarkable car to drive, but it’s hard to fault.

3. Honda Jazz (2015 onwards)

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It might be hard to believe, but the Honda Jazz has the same amount of rear legroom as you would typically find in a luxury saloon.

When you consider the overall size of the car and the fact that it still gets a 354-litre boot, it is clear that the Jazz makes for an impressive package. Okay, it’s far from being the sexiest of car designs, but if practicality is a must for you, and you want to give those in the back a greater sense of space, then this is one car that ought to be on your shopping list.

More: Learning to drive? 3 great first cars that will leave you change from €10k>

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