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 cargo room. Learn more about these nine luxury cars with the most cargo space.
How is cargo space calculated?
Have you ever looked up manufacturer’s specifications for a vehicle’s cargo room, and then been completely surprised when you see it in person? You may be getting fooled about your car’s cargo space, but it’s not because of any nefarious plan. Automakers mostly follow the J1100 industry standard set by the Society of Automotive Engineers, which has specific criteria for measuring trunk and hatch areas. But, all of these numbers are self-reported.
Cars.com found these figures to be inconsistent, and began collecting real-world measurements from car reviews. Its reviewers measure for real-world storage area based on a special methodology to find usable space—not just maximum available, technical 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. of cargo space
As reviewed and measured, the 2022 A3 Premium Plus offered only 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 starting price and fun engine options may be enough to balance out the low cargo room.
8. The 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan has 13.3 cu. ft. of trunk space
The Caddy CT5 ranks pretty low among sedans with the biggest trunks, but that’s likely because of the attractively savage design of the luxury car’s rear end. With lines like that, there’s not much left for storage. Still, 13.3 cubic feet of usable trunk space offers enough for a short weekend getaway.
7. The 2022 Genesis G70 sedan has 13.4 cu. ft. of cargo room
The driver-centerric Genesis G70 gets overlooked often, but it has a lot to offer. 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. of trunk space
Yes, you are correct—the smaller CT4 sedan actually has slightly more trunk than its larger brother, the CT5. At least as measured by Cars.com. The 2020 CT4-V maximizes its compact design to offer 13.7 cubic feet of cargo room.
5. The 2021 Lexus RC coupe has 15.0 cu. ft. of cargo space
The 2021 RC 350 F Sport is a sports car with 15 cubic feet of storage room in the trunk. Figures like this 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 trunk room
Like its smaller sibling, 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 offers plenty of comfort and tech features to round out its appeal.
3. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan has 17.4 cu. ft. of cargo space
The 2021 Mercedes S-Class has a lot to offer, and decent cargo room is one selling point. The S580 is a full-size luxury sedan, so we’d expect it to be rather spacious—but its 17.4 cubic feet of measured, usable trunk space is impressive for the 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. of 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 midsize luxury car, and plenty of space for convenient storage of basic items. You may still need to consider a roof rack system if you want to carry a lot of cargo in a BMW 5 Series sedan.
1. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagon has 21.1 cu. ft. of cargo room
Even the best sedans with the most cargo space can’t touch the cargo capabilities of a wagon. The 2022 Mercedes E450 All-Terrain ranked the highest on this list with over 21 cubic feet of usable cargo room behind the rear seat. That’s not necessarily that impressive for a wagon. However, it is good for a luxury car.
How to make sure you’re getting the cargo space you need
Luxury sedans, coupes, and wagons on this list were measured using Cars.com’s own measurement system and don’t represent every make and model available. The company is measuring more cars and adding more figures all the time.
To make your that the luxury car you’re interested in has the best cargo room for your needs, bring along a measuring device when you go to check out the car. Most dealerships and sellers will even let you bring along a prop or two (think luggage or a baby stroller) to try out in the trunk.