Cars with Big Boot Space

10. SEAT Leon Estate | 620 Litres

Possibly the best looking family sized estate car on sale today, the Leon Estate packs a whole load of boot space into a body more creased than a student at a Stewart Lee gig. It’s got a little more boot volume than the similarly sized Ford Focus Estate, but it’s also very well appointed. As in, there are bag hooks, an adjustable loading floor, a ski hatch and little pockets behind the wheel arches. Much style and much substance. 

9. Mercedes-Benz GLE | 630 Litres

The GLE feels enormous to drive, and the boot has the same vibe once you lift the tailgate. The 630-litre volume figure is a little misleading because you can slide the middle bench forward and get it up to 825, although if yours is a hybrid GLE then the capacity drops to 490 litres because there’s a battery pack under the floor. In that case, you can’t have the car’s seven-seat option, either.

8. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate | 640 Litres

If you like your big boot more traditional in feel and a little lower to the ground than an SUV, then the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate actually trumps the GLE for standard cargo volume. The sleeker body means its max capacity isn’t as great (1820 litres against 2055 in the GLE) but this is one of the biggest estate cars on the market in boot volume terms, trumped only by the next car on our list. 

7. Skoda Superb Estate  | 660 litres

There’s almost no limit to the superbness of the big Skoda. The hatchback has an enormous boot opening and an outstanding 625 of boot volume, but if you really want to maximise your carrying capacity, the estate boasts 660. That stretches to 1950 with the seats dropped. All of that comes complete with convenience features like a low loading lip and a large, flat loading floor. 

6. Citroen C5 Aircross | 720 Litres

The C5 Aircross is all about comfort and space. It does feel bigger than the average family crossover, which can make it a little tricky to park at times, but the payoff is an enormous and highly flexible boot. The rear bench can slide forward to liberate an extra 60 litres of space, and the three individual rear chairs mean their backs drop separately, a useful feature.  

5. BMW X7 | 750 litres

There’s no magic here: the BMW X7 is absolutely massive, a towering godzilla of an SUV attached to a grille bigger than a Texan billionaire’s barbeque. And so it stands to reason that the boot is huge. Lift the rearmost (6th and 7th) seats and you’re still left with a boot space bigger than a MINI Hatchbacks has (212 litres – the MINI has 211), but drop them and 750 litres is liberated. One of the biggest car boot spaces you’ll find anywhere. It’ll cost you, though.  

4. Volvo XC90 | 365 Litres

Even more impressive than the X7 in the sense that it feels a little smaller on the road yet offers a little more boot space, the XC90 also serves up much more space with the rearmost seats in place: 397 litres. That’s more than a Volkswagen Golf. The XC90 is beautifully calm to drive too, incidentally. And arguably a lot less ‘in your face’ than all the other large premium SUVs. 

3. Audi Q7 | 865 Litres

Lift the standard electronic tailgate (which most premium SUVs offer, to be fair) and the Q7 greets you with more empty space than a derelict cinema. As usual, the capacity drops if yours is a hybrid, but even then, 650 litres is more than you get in an E-Class Estate. As you’d expect, the rear seats fold flush (also electronically) which makes it great for bulky objects, and even if you have all seven seats erect, you’re left with 295 litres of luggage space – almost identical to a Ford Fiesta’s. 

2. Tesla Model X | 894 Litres

You don’t necessarily think of Tesla as the bastion of practical motoring, but here we are. The Model X might be all gullwing doors and insane speed, but it also holds a massive amount of luggage. It’s partly because it was designed specifically (and only) for electric power, meaning its battery and motors are packaged smartly. As such, its tall body has a 2180-litre max capacity, including a 187-litre space in the bonnet.  

1. Range Rover | 900 Litres

The Model X might be a clever package, but ultimately the sheer size of the full fat Range Rover means it ultimately has more cargo space. It’s also because you can’t get a 7-seat Range Rover, so every bit of the boot is given to luggage space. The split-tailgate is a clever touch too, making loading easier and doubling up as a bench seat

Secondly, we’ve discounted cars with boot capacities measured to the roofline, focusing on manufacturers that assume you’ll fill the boot to the parcel shelf. We’ve done this mainly to make the judging process fair, but also because filling a car to the roofline is not only difficult, but can adversely affect your rear visibility – as well as making flying objects a potential danger if you need to brake sharply.

Here are the 10 biggest car boots you can get today.

Peugeot e-Traveller MPV review

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If outright space is your number one priority, you’ll need to look at the Peugeot Traveller, or its Citroen SpaceTourer or Vauxhall Zafira Life relations. They’re the same underneath, and all based on vans, which their boxy shapes don’t hide. The van origins do mean all should be reliable and, most importantly, you’ll have plenty of space to play with.

All three are available in different sizes, including an extra-long version that can carry up to eight people and all their luggage. With the Traveller XL, there’s a massive 989 litres of boot space even with all seats up, but this increases to 2,011 litres if you completely remove the third row of seats.

Citroën Berlingo MPV review

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Need a big, van-based MPV? It seems the most spacious options are French, as the Citroen Berlingo Multispace and Peugeot Rifter also have some of the biggest boots of any car available. Even the standard-sized versions offer 775 litres of boot space with the rear seats up, but the seven-seat XL versions offer 1,050 litres of space, albeit with the third row of seats folded flat.

The boxy form of the V-Class means it isn’t the most elegant of cars, but it makes up for this by offering a spacious and extremely well-appointed interior that makes it a popular choice for VIP transport, and a Marco Polo camping version is also offered, complete with a pop-up roof that conceals beds for two, and a kitchenette with cool-box and two-burner gas hob.

Ford Tourneo Connect MPV review

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The Ford Transit Connect is the smallest member of Ford’s evergreen Transit van line-up but, like the previous version, Ford has worked to make it feel quite car-like to drive. The Tourneo Connect is the passenger-carrying version, with a second row of seats to enable five people to travel in spacious surroundings.AdvertisementAdvertisement – Article continues below

There’s also a huge 1,029 litres of luggage space available, a figure that grows even bigger if you’re prepared to load the boot from floor to ceiling. Ford’s latest 99bhp 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is available, but those who cover higher annual mileage may prefer the 64mpg economy of the 1.5-litre diesel engine.

SsangYong Rexton SUV review

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3.3 out of 5Read Full ReviewWatch Video

If you think of seven-seater SUVs such as the Volvo XC90 as stylish, sophisticated, plush cars, the SsangYong Rexton is more of a utilitarian workhorse by comparison. Rugged, tough and no-nonsense, this big SUV is the perfect car for carrying large loads.

The Rexton boasts an impressive 820 litres of boot space with all the seats folded up and a cavernous 1,806 litres with all five rear seats lying flat. Even the base model with its 199bhp 2.2-litre diesel engine can tow up to 3,500kg, matching that of the much more expensive Land Rover Discovery. Starting at less that £40,000, it’s hard to find something that represents such good value.

Tesla Model S review

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It might be surprising to see a performance saloon on a list of cars with the biggest boots, but the Tesla’s lack of conventional engine and exhaust works wonders for luggage space! The electric motor in the Model S is very compact, helping the Tesla to have two large boot spaces.

Combining the rear trunk and the ‘frunk’, it offers 849 litres of storage space. That’s fine for suitcases but the Model S isn’t quite so useful if you’re regularly carrying mountain bikes or raiding the shelves at IKEA. However, none of the other cars on this list can manage 0-62mph in under three seconds…

Volkswagen Touareg SUV review

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Volkswagen could have squeezed seven seats into its largest SUV but chose to stick with five spacious, luxurious seats instead. That decision means you’ll have a huge 810 litres of boot space available without having to fold the rear seats forward.

As VW’s flagship SUV, the Touareg carries all of the latest technology, including a massive 15-inch touchscreen that does away with all physical buttons. Voice and gesture control is included too, so you don’t have to take your eyes off the road. If you’re after a premium VW Group seven-seat SUV with a large boot, take a look at the Audi Q7 and its 770-litre boot.

Range Rover SUV review

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The trusty Range Rover trumps most cars in its class when it comes to boot capacity and it’s an ideal choice for those looking for something a little sleeker than a people carrier-style MPV. The standard model boasts a 909-litre boot space, doubling to 2,030 litres with the rear seats folded flat. It’s also equipped with a powered split tailgate too, providing ease of access and a seating area for removing muddy wellies or enjoying a cup of tea during off-road adventures.

If the Range Rover’s load capacity wasn’t impressive enough, it’s also worth highlighting that it can tow a braked load of up to 3,500kg, making it an ideal car for those who regularly haul a caravan or horsebox.

Peugeot 5008 SUV review

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4.1 out of 5Read Full Review

The 5008 is the seven-seat version of our favourite SUV, the Peugeot 3008. As most families now tend to favour SUVs over MPVs, Peugeot has taken the 5008 in this direction. It’s almost as stylish as the smaller 3008, but more practical and versatile.

With all seats up, the boot remains large enough for a weekly shop, but flip the third row down and you’ll have 780 litres of space at your disposal. The Peugeot 5008 also excels thanks to its eye-catching interior and comfortable ride. No wonder it’s one of our favourite seven-seater cars.

Kia Sorento SUV review

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4.5 out of 5Read Full ReviewWatch Video

The Kia Sorento is one of the best all-round SUVs. It can comfortably seat seven adults and has enough space to carry all their luggage too. It’s also available with diesel, petrol-electric hybrid and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrains, meaning there’s an option for everyone.

The standard diesel Sorento boasts a 616-litre boot space with the third row of seats folded, reducing to 608 litres in the hybrid model and 604 litres in the PHEV. Load space increases further with both rear seating rows folded, reaching 2,011 litres in the diesel and 1,998 in the PHEV m

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