2022 Dodge Challenger vs. Honda Accord: Which Car Has a Bigger Backseat?

If you’re in the market for a car with a large backseat, it’s only natural to pick a large sedan like a Honda Accord. But what if you want something more muscle than an Accord has to offer? In that case, a Dodge Challenger is a common choice.

Yes, the Challenger is a coupe, but it has a surprisingly large interior volume, especially in the rear seat area. This made us wonder which car has more rear seat room – a 2022 Honda Accord or a Dodge Challenger. Let’s find out.

The Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock is one of the fastest Dodge Challenger models.
2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock | Stellantis

The 2022 Honda Accord’s back seat rivals some luxury sedans

2022 Honda Accord rear seat
2022 Honda Accord rear seat | Honda

If you haven’t sat in a 2022 Honda Accord, just know that the current generation is larger than ever before. At 196 inches long, the Accord is longer than the current Mercedes-Benz E-Class and has even more rear seat room. For reference, the Accord’s back seat area boasts 40.4 inches of legroom, 55 inches of hip room, 56.5 inches of shoulder room, and 37.3 inches of headroom.

That’s about an inch more in every direction than the Mercedes E-Class, which means the Accord is more spacious than a German luxury car. However, we’re not comparing those two cars.

How much rear seat room does a Dodge Challenger have?

A view of the front and rear seats on the 2022 Dodge Challenger
A view of the front and rear seats on the 2022 Dodge Challenger. | Stellantis

The 2022 Dodge Challenger’s back seat area has 33.1 inches of leg room, 47.8 inches of hip room, 53.8 inches of shoulder room, and 37.1 inches of headroom. As we can see, the 2022 Accord beats out the Challenger in every measurement, but the muscle car’s dimensions are impressive nonetheless.

Taking a closer look, the Challenger is nearly on par regarding rear seat headroom, making it acceptable for taller passengers. However, it’s trumped by the Accord regarding legroom and hip room, contributing greatly to overall rear seat comfort. Especially for wider passengers.

That being said, the Challenger is still quite the challenger compared to other cars in its class. By comparison, the Ford Mustang’s rear seat boasts 29.2 inches of leg room, 47.4 inches of hip room, 52.2 inches of shoulder room, and 34.8 inches of headroom. That’s about a three-inch deficit in head and leg room compared to the Challenger, proving that it’s one of the most spacious sports cars money can buy.

The Challenger is on par with the Accord in one practical area

2022 Dodge Challenger GT AWD features best-in-class cargo.
2022 Dodge Challenger GT AWD features best-in-class cargo. | Stellantis

While the 2022 Accord beats out the Dodge Challenger regarding rear seat space, the muscle car has a trick up its sleeve. Or shall we say, in its trunk? That’s right, the Challenger has a whopping 16.2 cubic feet of cargo volume while the Accord has 16.7. As you can imagine, that 0.5 cubic feet differential isn’t that much. So we’ll call it a win for the Dodge Challenger, considering it’s a coupe.

That said, if you need a car with a large back seat, you can’t go wrong with a Honda Accord. But if you want something that’s a little more fun to drive and has a large amount of room for a two-door car, then the Dodge Challenger is a great choice.

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