How do they measure legroom in cars?
What are the measurement points? Is the seat all the way back or all the way forward?
I wanted to know so I fired up the google on the internet machine. After 20 minutes of searching none of the answers seemed to be authoritative. Found a forum post where someone mentioned Consumer Reports April 1991 edition had the answer. After some more google searching an old copy was on its way to the office.
Below you will see how to measure legroom in cars according to Consumer Reports.
How to measure legroom in cars
Maximum front leg room is the distance we measured from the heel of the accelerator foot to the seatback, with the seat as far back as it will go.
In addition to the description above the article also includes the following diagram and photo on measurement.
This is the standard that all car measurements you see online use.