Top 10 Cars for Driver/Front-Passenger Space for 2002

(Average of total head-, hip- and legroom)


Need a lot of space in the front seat? We've gathered together the roomiest cars for the 2002 model year based on the average of the available head-, hip- and legroom in each vehicle. We actually ended up with more than 10 cars, as there were several ties. Obviously, this list is no substitute for a thorough test drive, but it could help you narrow your search.

(All measurements are given in inches)

  1. 1. Nissan Maxima

    Head Room: 40.5
    Hip Room: 55.3
    Legroom: 44.8
    Average: 46.9

  2. 2. Lexus LS 430

    Head Room: 39.6
    Hip Room: 56.7
    Legroom: 44.0
    Average: 46.8

  3. 3. Lincoln Town Car

    Head Room: 39.4
    Hip Room: 57.3
    Legroom: 42.6
    Average: 46.4

  4. 4. Ford Crown Victoria & Mercury Grand Marquis (t)

    Head Room: 39.4
    Hip Room: 57.1
    Legroom: 42.5
    Average: 46.3

  5. 4. Mercedes-Benz S-Class (t)

    Head Room: 37.6
    Hip Room: 59.9
    Legroom: 41.3
    Average: 46.3

  6. 5. Infiniti I35 (t)

    Head Room: 40.5
    Hip Room: 54.3
    Legroom: 43.9
    Average: 46.2

  7. 5. Buick Park Avenue (t)

    Head Room: 39.8
    Hip Room: 56.4
    Legroom: 42.4
    Average: 46.2

  8. 5. Audi A8 & S8 (t)

    Head Room: 37.1
    Hip Room: 60.1
    Legroom: 41.3
    Average: 46.2

  9. 6. Infiniti Q45

    Head Room: 38.4
    Hip Room: 55.9
    Legroom: 44.0
    Average: 46.1

  10. 7. Chevrolet Impala (t)

    Head Room: 39.2
    Hip Room: 56.5
    Legroom: 42.2
    Average: 46.0

  11. 7. Chrysler 300M

    Head Room: 38.3
    Hip Room: 57.4
    Legroom: 42.2
    Average: 46.0

  12. 7. Cadillac Eldorado (t)

    Head Room: 37.8
    Hip Room: 57.6
    Legroom: 42.6
    Average: 46.0

  13. 8. Oldsmobile Intrigue (t)

    Head Room: 39.3
    Hip Room: 55.6
    Legroom: 42.4
    Average: 45.8

  14. 8. Nissan Altima (t)

    Head Room: 40.8
    Hip Room: 52.7
    Legroom: 43.9
    Average: 45.8

  15. 9. Buick LeSabre (t)

    Head Room: 38.8
    Hip Room: 56.1
    Legroom: 42.4
    Average: 45.7

  16. 9. Cadillac DeVille (t)

    Head Room: 38.2
    Hip Room: 56.4
    Legroom: 42.4
    Average: 45.7

  17. 9. Pontiac Bonneville (t)

    Head Room: 38.7
    Hip Room: 55.7
    Legroom: 42.6
    Average: 45.7

  18. 10. Volvo V70

    Head Room: 39.3
    Hip Room: 55.0
    Legroom: 42.6
    Average: 45.6

Other particularly roomy cars include the Acura RL, Dodge Intrepid, Lincoln Continental, Pontiac Grand Prix, Volvo S60, Cadillac Seville and Lincoln LS.

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