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 top-notch, high-performance luxury car with plenty of cargo space. Find out more about these nine luxury cars with the most cargo space.
How is the cargo space calculated?
Have you ever looked up manufacturer specifications for a vehicle’s cargo area and then been totally surprised when you saw it in person? You might be fooled about your car’s cargo space, but it’s not because of a nefarious plan. Automakers largely follow the J1100 industry standard set by the Society of Automotive Engineers, which provides specific criteria for measuring trunk and hatch areas. But all of these numbers are self-reported.
Cars.com found these numbers contradictory and began collecting real-world measurements from car reviews. Its evaluators measure real storage space based on a specific method to find usable storage space – not just the maximum available technical storage space.
With that in mind, check out which luxury cars rated by Cars.com have the most boot 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 suitcase or two, and the A3’s attractive entry-level price and fun engine options may be enough to offset the low cargo space.
8. The 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan has 13.3 cu. ft. trunk
The Caddy CT5 ranks quite low among sedans with the largest trunks, but that’s probably due to the attractively wild design of the luxury car’s rear end. With such lines, there is not much left to store. Still, 13.3 cubic feet of usable trunk offers ample room for a quick weekend getaway.
7. The 2022 Genesis G70 sedan has 13.4 cu. ft. of hold
The driver-centric Genesis G70 is often overlooked, but it packs quite a punch. The 2022 G70 3.3T Sport Prestige was measured at 13.4 cubic feet of usable trunk — plenty of room for luggage and groceries.
6. The 2020 Cadillac CT4 sedan has 13.7 cu. ft. trunk
Yes, you’re right – the smaller CT4 sedan actually has a bit more boot space than its bigger brother, the CT5. At least as measured by Cars.com. The 2020 CT4-V maximizes its compact design, offering 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 feet of trunk storage. Numbers like these make it one of the more comfortable and flexible models in its class. But for a small luxury car you can do better than a Lexus.
4. The 2021 Genesis G80 sedan has 16.1 cu. ft. of trunk
Like its smaller brother, the 2021 G80 Prestige 3.5-ton sedan offers plenty of cargo space for a luxury sedan. 16.1 cubic feet of usable trunk isn’t to be scoffed at, and the Genesis packs 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 going for it, and a decent cargo area is a selling point. The S580 is a full-size luxury sedan, so we’d expect it to be fairly spacious – but its 17.4 cubic feet of measured, usable trunk is impressive for the class. A relaxed weekend trip with the S-Class? Sounds like a dream to me.
2. The 2021 BMW 5 Series Sedan has 17.9 cu. ft. trunk
The 2021 BMW 540i Premium M Sport was measured with a whopping 17.9 cubic feet of trunk volume. That’s quite a lot for a mid-size luxury car and plenty of room for handy storage of basic items. If you want to transport a lot of luggage in a BMW 5 Series Sedan, you should still think about a roof rack system.
1. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-class wagon has 21.1 cu. ft. of hold
Even the best sedans with the most cargo space cannot match the cargo capacity of a station wagon. The 2022 Mercedes E450 All-Terrain topped this list with over 21 cubic feet of usable cargo space behind the rear seat. That’s not necessarily that impressive for a station wagon. For a luxury car, however, it’s good.
How to make sure you get the cargo space you need
Luxury sedans, coupes and station wagons on this list were measured using Cars.com’s proprietary measurement system and do not represent all makes and models available. The company is always missing more cars and is constantly adding more numbers.
To ensure that the luxury car you are interested in has the best cargo space for your needs, bring a gauge with you when you view the car. Most dealers and vendors will even let you bring a prop or two (think luggage or a stroller) to try out in the trunk.
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