Usable cargo space and luxury cars don’t always go hand in hand. But just because the Porsche 911 has less than 10 cubic feet of trunk space doesn’t mean you can’t find a premium, high-performance luxury car with plenty of luggage space. Learn more about these nine luxury cars with the most cargo space.
How is the loading space calculated?
Have you ever looked up the manufacturer’s specifications for a vehicle’s cargo area and were completely surprised when you saw it in person? You may be fooled about your car’s cargo space, but it’s not because of a nefarious plan. Automakers usually follow the J1100 industry standard established by the Society of Automotive Engineers, which has specific criteria for measuring trunk and hatch areas. But all these numbers are self-reported.
cars.com found these numbers inconsistent and started collecting real measurements from car reviews. The evaluators measure real-world storage space based on a special method of finding usable space — not just the maximum available tech space.
With that in mind, see which luxury cars reviewed by Cars.com have the most trunk space.
9. The 2022 Audi A3 sedan has 12.8 cu. ft. cargo space
As reviewed and measured, the 2022 A3 Premium Plus offered just 12.8 cubic feet of trunk space. That’s not much, even for a compact luxury car. But it’s enough for a few suitcases, and the A3’s attractive starting price and fun engine options may be enough to balance out the low load space.
8. The 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan has 13.3 cu. ft trunk space
The Caddy CT5 ranks pretty low among sedans with the largest trunks, but that’s probably due to the attractively savage design of the luxury car’s rear. With lines like that, there isn’t much left for storage. Still, 13.3 cubic feet of usable trunk space is plenty for a short weekend getaway.
7. The 2022 Genesis G70 sedan has 13.4 cu. ft. cargo space
The driver-focused Genesis G70 is often overlooked, but it has a lot going for it. The 2022 G70 3.3T Sport Prestige was measured with 13.4 cubic feet of usable trunk space — plenty of room for luggage and groceries.
6. The 2020 Cadillac CT4 sedan has 13.7 cu. ft trunk space
Yes, you’re right: the smaller CT4 sedan actually has a little more trunk space than its bigger brother, the CT5. At least as measured by Cars.com. The 2020 CT4-V maximizes its compact design to provide 13.7 cubic feet of cargo space.
5. The 2021 Lexus RC Coupe has 15.0 cu. ft. cargo space
The 2021 RC 350 F Sport is a sports car with 15 cubic meters of storage space in the trunk. Such figures make it one of the more convenient and flexible models in its class. But you can do better than a Lexus for a small luxury car†
4. The 2021 Genesis G80 sedan has 16.1 cu. ft. of boot space
Like its smaller brother, the 2021 G80 Prestige 3.5T sedan offers plenty of cargo space for a luxury sedan. 16.1 cubic feet of usable trunk space is nothing to sneeze at, and the Genesis packs in plenty of comfort and tech features to round out its appeal.
3. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan has 17.4 cu. ft. cargo space
The 2021 Mercedes S-Class has a lot to offer, and decent boot space is a selling point. The S580 is a full-size luxury sedan, so we’d expect it to be quite roomy, but its 17.4 cubic feet of usable trunk space is impressive for this class. An easy weekend away with an S-Class? Sounds like a dream to me.
2. The 2021 BMW 5 Series sedan has 17.9 cu. ft trunk space
The 2021 BMW 540i Premium M Sport was measured with a whopping 17.9 cubic feet of trunk space. That’s quite a bit for a medium-sized luxury car, and enough space for handy storage of basic items. You may still need to consider a roof rack system if you want to carry a lot of luggage in a BMW 5 Series sedan.
1. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagon has 21.1 cu. ft. cargo space
Even the best sedans with the most cargo space can’t match the load capacities of a car. The 2022 Mercedes E450 All-Terrain was the tallest on this list with over 21 cubic feet of usable luggage space behind the rear seats. That’s not necessarily that impressive for a car. Still, it’s good for a luxury car.
How to make sure you get the cargo space you need
Luxury sedans, coupes and wagons on this list are measured using Cars.com’s proprietary measurement system and do not represent every make and model available. The company measures more and more cars and adds more and more numbers.
To ensure that the luxury car you are interested in has the best luggage space for your needs, you should bring a measuring device with you when you view the car. Most dealers and sellers will even allow you to bring a few props (think luggage or a stroller) to try in the trunk.
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