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Comfort is essential in any vehicle, especially family haulers like SUVs. That brings us to the conversation of SUV rear legroom. Depending on the class you’re considering, various models let even tall riders stretch out.

Which small SUV has the most rear legroom?

The 2023 Hyundai Tucson is the compact SUV with the most rear legroom
2023 Hyundai Tucson | Hyundai Motor America

We separate small SUVs into two categories: subcompact and compact. Here are the small SUVs with the most rear legroom in each class:

  • Subcompact SUV: Winning the spaciousness award in the subcompact crossover category is the Chevy Trailblazer. Other competitors are the Honda HR-V and Jeep Compass, but the Trailblazer leads the way with 39.4 inches of leg space for rear passengers.
  • Compact SUV: The Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage lead the way in the compact crossover category. These corporate cousins go up against stalwarts like the Ford Escape and Honda CR-V. Still, the Tucson and Sportage deliver 41.3 inches of room for rear passengers to get comfortable.

Which 2-row midsize SUV has the most rear legroom?

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe interior passenger side
2023 Hyundai Santa Fe | Hyundai

Hyundai has another winner in the two-row midsize SUV class. The Santa Fe boasts 41.7 inches of rear legroom. Other spacious models in this class are the Mercedes-Benz GLE and Ford Edge, with over 40 inches of rear legroom, but neither matches what this Hyundai crossover brings to the market.

Which 3-row midsize SUV has the most rear legroom?

The award-winning Kia Telluride tops yet another list. You’ll find 42.4 inches of space for legs in the back row of this three-row midsize SUV. But it isn’t alone: Its corporate cousin, the Hyundai Palisade, shares the spotlight with the same amount of space for rear-seat riders.

What model leads the full-size SUV category?

The Land Rover Range Rover long-wheelbase model is the full-size SUV with the most rear legroom. With 48 inches of space, this luxury SUV is comfortable for various shapes and sizes. That number is nearly five inches more than the next closest, the Mercedes-Maybach GLS.

Despite the many mainstream large SUVs, such as the Chevy Suburban, Ford Expedition, and Toyota Sequoia, none offers nearly as much space as their luxury rivals.

Can you get spacious rear legroom in an off-roader?

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Mercedes-Benz G-Class | Mercedes-Benz

You can if that SUV is the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. This big Merc gives rear passengers 39.5 inches of room for their legs, making getting tossed around on the trails much more tolerable. Other models in contention are the Land Rover Defender 110 and Jeep Wrangler four-door.

Which coupe-style crossover has the most rear legroom?

Coupe-style SUVs sacrifice headroom for their sloped-roof design. However, the Aston Martin DBX provides 40.9 inches of rear legroom, so all passengers can ride in comfort and style in this luxury SUV. The runnerup Audi Q8 offers over 40 inches.

Which electric SUV leads the way?

Tesla Model Y electric crossover SUV
Tesla Model Y | Tesla

With 40.5 inches of rear legroom, the Tesla Model Y is a surprise winner in this category. It beats out the larger Model X, Cadillac Lyriq, and Hyundai Ioniq 5 as the most spacious electric SUV for rear-seat passengers.