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Anyone looking for SUVs with the most space knows that the largest SUVs are going to come out on top. Yet that doesn’t mean that a big sport utility vehicle is right for you. Sometimes you only need – or want – something compact, yet you don’t want to feel cramped. These are six of the best small 2022 SUVs on cargo space.

Cavalry Blue 2022 Toyota RAV4 driving on a street
Cavalry Blue 2022 Toyota RAV4 | Toyota

6. The 2022 Toyota RAV4 is a small SUV with plenty of cargo space

The 2022 Toyota RAV4 has 37.6 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 69.8 cubic feet with the seats down. The RAV4 has a 203 hp four-cylinder engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission, according to Edmunds. It also comes with front-wheel drive, though you can upgrade to all-wheel drive. The RAV4 price starts at $25,525.

5. The 2022 Nissan Rogue is one of the best compact SUVs with the most cargo space

The 2022 Nissan Rogue has 31.6 to 36.5 cubic feet of space in the front, with a total of 74.1 cubic feet total. Its price starts at $27,875. That’s for the base model Rogue, which comes standard with a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine that makes 201 hp and 225 lb-ft of torque.

4. The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan may be small, but it can hold a lot

The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan has 65.3 cubic feet of storage space behind the first row in the three-row version. If you opt for the 2-row Tiguan, you’ll get 73.4 cubic feet behind the front row. The Tiguan price starts at $26,490 and it comes with 2.0-liter engine that makes 184 hp.

3. The 2022 Subaru Forester has an impressive amount of space

The 2022 Subaru Forester gives you 28.9 cubic feet of cargo space in the very back and a total of 74.2 cubic feet if you fold the back seats down. The 2022 Subaru Forester price starts at $25,195 and it comes with driver assistance technology, a multimedia system that’s compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a rear-seat reminder system.

2. The 2022 Hyundai Tucson is an SUV with a lot of space

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson has 38.7 cubic feet of storage space and 74.8 cubic feet of storage space altogether. Its price starts at $25,350 and it has a peppy 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 187 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque. The Tucson gets 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. 

1. The 2022 Honda CR-V has the most space of any SUV on this list

The 2022 Honda CR-V has 37.6 to 39.2 cubic feet in the front, with a total of 75.8 cubic feet with the seats down.

Small 2022 SUVs with a lot of cargo space aren’t hard to come by; they’re seemingly everywhere. Yet these SUVs are among the best with offering the most space. If you need something simultaneously small and spacious, any of these SUVs are a great place to start your search.


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