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Dear Driver

Which saloons have the best legroom?

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THIS WEEK, A reader asks: I’m over 6’2″ and I would love to know, which four-door saloons have the best front and rear legroom?

The answer:

Being a taller driver means sometimes it is hard to find a car that offers good legroom so that you can get a really comfortable driving position. Furthermore, driving with the seat pushed right back can eat into the legroom of the passenger sitting behind you.

With this in mind here are some popular saloons that offer decent amounts of front AND rear legroom. We’ve done the research and leg work (see what we did there?) for you, but just use this list as a guide or starting point to your research and check them out for yourself in person. All the cars here are current models.

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Best for front legroom:

  1. Hyundai i40: 1,170mm
  2. Kia Optima: 1,156mm
  3. Lexus IS: 1,138mm
  4. Toyota Avensis: 1,080mm
  5. Toyota Corolla: 1,074mm
  6. Mazda6: 1,073mm
  7. Volvo S90: 1,072mm

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Best for rear legroom:

  1. BMW 7 Series: 1,128mm
  2. Mercedes-Benz S-Class: 1,092mm
  3. Toyota Corolla: 1,052mm
  4. Mazda6: 984mm
  5. Volkswagen Passat: 973mm
  6. Volkswagen Jetta: 968mm
  7. BMW 5 Series: 927mm

READ: 5 new features of the latest BMW 5 Series >

READ: Which SUVs have three ISOFIX points for child seats?

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