If you're looking for a car that can provide enough room for growing teenagers, or if you expect to be frequently ferrying around adults, you'll want one which provides ample legroom. Looking for a large car won't necessarily give you the space you need or guarantee that knees aren't knocking against the back of the front seats. To assist with your search, we've rounded up the best used cars to check out if you want a good amount of legroom.
If ample legroom is what you're after, look no further than the Skoda Superb. The amount of legroom available in this car is amazing, and yet the car still looks sleek and stylish. There's also huge amounts of headroom too, so adults over six foot will be able to sit comfortably even in the back. What's more, the multiple seating adjustments in the front means that anyone of any height could drive this car safely and comfortably. There's also a large boot which can easily fit several suitcases and loads of storage throughout the car. Available with a 1.4 petrol or 1.6 or 2-litre petrol and diesel, this is a car which is fun to drive and economical. An all-round winner.
Prices start from £7,644 at time of review
Think of a roomy family car and the Ford Mondeo typically comes to mind. A mainstay for years as a popular family vehicle, the Mondeo provides bags of interior space. There is ample legroom for adults and the car is a little wider than some others, like the VW Passat, meaning there is less elbow bashing if three grown-ups squeeze into the rear seats. The tallest of adults might struggle though, as headroom is a little low. Up front the car is really spacious, providing a comfortable ride for both driver and passenger. The boot is large with a wide opening, making it easy to fit in large, heavy loads. Available in a range of diesel and petrol engines, you'll find used Ford Mondeos to be competitively priced, so this is a car suitable for many budgets.
Prices start from £4,277 at time of review.
Mercedes E Class
Not only is the Mercedes E Class one of the most spacious cars around, it's also got that high-class, luxury feel about it. In the rear, three adults can sit at ease with plenty of room in a really relaxing space. And regardless of whether you go for the saloon version or the estate, this is a car you can sit in for miles at a time. It's also got a huge boot and plenty of in-car storage. Look out for used versions with the very latest technology including remote locking controlled via your smartphone. What's more, with the vast majority of Mercedes available being diesel powered this is a luxury car which is kind on the fuel budget.
Prices start from £10,777 at time of review.
Of course, not everyone looking for a great amount of legroom is after a large car. If that's you, consider the Nissan Note. This mini SUV offers five seats and plentiful space. There's lots of legroom in the front and a generous amount of headroom so even tall drivers will be able to sit comfortably. In the rear, it has considerably more space than many of its compact car rivals such as the Citroen C3 Picasso. Admittedly, the central console in the middle seat does make it a bit of a squeeze but two adults will be very comfortable. The boot is also one of the largest in the class at a roomy 411 litres. Available with either a 1.2 or 1.5 engine, both provide you with a nippy car which is enjoyable to drive.
Prices start from £5,181 at time of review.
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