2016 Honda Civic Sedan TouringThe Civic is a small car, but once you get behind the wheel, we think you’ll have a tough time calling it “small,” especially compared to its Hampton Roads competitors. The 2016 Honda Civic passenger volume lets as many as five passengers stretch out and get comfortable, and it has no trouble besting many of its competitors when it comes to overall passenger space and the ever-important rear legroom, ensuring adult passengers in the backseat don’t feel packed in like sardines.

We compared the Civic to some competing small cars to give you an idea of just how spacious Honda’s latest sedan is.

Aren’t All Small Cars Cramped?

Small cars, sometimes called “compact” cars, have been stereotyped to be as tiny as clown cars, but is there any truth to that? All we can say is that getting behind the wheel of the latest Civic told us that it’s not like other small cars. See how the 2016 Honda Civic passenger volume compares to its competitors:

  • The 2016 Honda Civic LX Sedan has 97.8 cubic feet of passenger space, with 37.4 inches of rear legroom.
  • 2016 Chevy Cruze models have just 94.6 cubic feet of passenger space and 35.4 inches of rear legroom.
  • The 2016 Dodge Dart comes close to the Civic at 97.2 cubic feet, offering just 35.2 inches of rear legroom will have passengers stretching when they get out.
  • Each 2016 Ford Focus is limited to only 90.7 cubic feet of passenger volume and has only 33.2 inches of legroom for rear passengers.
  • The basic 2016 Hyundai Elantra seats five, like the Civic, but it only has 95.6 cubic feet of passenger space and just 33.1 inches of rear legroom.
  • The 2016 Kia Forte sedan only has 96.2 cubic feet of passenger volume, and rear passengers will have to deal with only 35.9 inches of legroom.
  • A 2016 Nissan Sentra is supposed to be in the same size class as the Civic, yet it only has 95.9 cubic feet of passenger space.
  • The 2016 Volkswagen Jetta interior space maxes out at 94.1 cubic feet.
  • A new 2016 Subaru Impreza has 97.5 cubic feet of passenger space, closing in on the Civic but making poor use of it with just 35.4 inches of rear legroom.
  • The 2016 Toyota Corolla‘s passenger volume is 97.5 cubic feet at most.

The Civic has the edge on passenger volume over nine of its competitors. Of course, the best way to see how much space you have in any of the Civic’s five seats is to visit us for a test drive and sit in each of them.

Test Drive a Civic

The 2016 Honda Civic passenger volume is making drivers rethink what they expect of a “small” or “compact” car. Let us show you how spacious “small” can be behind the wheel of a Civic. Visit a Hampton Roads Honda Dealer near you today for a test drive. With five different trim levels, two different engines, and a wide range of upgrades and accessories, we think you’ll have little trouble finding the Civic that matches your needs and budget.

Hampton Roads Honda Dealers includes Casey Honda, Checkered Flag Honda, First Team Honda, Hall Honda Elizabeth City, Hall Honda Virginia Beach, Priority Honda Chesapeake, Priority Honda Hampton, and Williamsburg Honda.