2015 Hyundai Sonata: Spacious Rear Seat in Most Dimensions
March 25, 2015
After sitting in the back seat of our 2015 Hyundai Sonata, I figured the dimensions probably measured up favorably to competitors like the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry. Turns out this Sonata does much better in some respects than others.
Where does it come up short? Legroom. With 35.6 inches of rear legroom, the Sonata comes up around three inches short of the Accord and the Camry and half-an-inch short to the Altima.
So why does it still feel roomy? It's tall and wide. When it comes to headroom, the Sonata nearly matches the Camry (38 vs. 38.1) and beats the Accord and Altima by at least half an inch.
More important to its perceived space is the Sonata's rear hip room. It tops the Altima by four inches here and has about an inch and a half more hip room than both the Accord and Camry.
Oddly, all four sedans measure within two tenths of an inch when it comes to rear shoulder room. Guess that's an area no one brand felt the need to exploit.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 5,171 miles