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Cargo capacity is often an important consideration when choosing a new vehicle. Here’s our run down of the best cargo holds in the industry.

Maximizing Your Cargo Capacity

Stuff. We’ve all got stuff, and, if you’re like me, you often need to move said stuff from one place to another. When buying a new car, the cargo space can often be a high priority whether you love camping, road trips, or just making the most of every cubic foot of space. We surveyed all the major auto segments for the best cargo capacity in each. Check out the top three results in each category below.

Full-Size Trucks

2021 GMC Sierra - gmc.com
2021 GMC Sierra - gmc.com

(Note: Unlike passenger vehicles, we listed pickups based on the size of their truck beds.)

Best Cargo Capacity:

2021 Chevy Silverado 1500/ GMC Sierra 1500

69.6 inches to 98.4 inches

Runners Up:

2021 Toyota Tundra

67.2 inches to 97.2 inches

2021 Ford F-150

66 inches to 96 inches

Mid-Size Trucks

2021 Chevrolet Colorado - chevrolet.com
2021 Chevrolet Colorado - chevrolet.com

Best Cargo Capacity:

2021 Chevrolet Colorado/ GMC Canyon

61.2 inches to 74.4 inches

Runners Up:

2021 Nissan Frontier

60 inches to 73.2

2021 Toyota Tacoma

60 inches to 73.2

Minivans

2021 Honda Odyssey - hondanews.com
2021 Honda Odyssey - hondanews.com

Best Cargo Capacity:

2021 Honda Odyssey

38.6 cu. ft. (behind third row), 92.2 cu. ft. (behind second row), 158 cu. ft. maximum capacity

Note: The Odyssey require that you remove both the third and second row seats in order to achieve this best-in-class cargo capacity. The rest of the segment features folding/ stow-n-go seating.

Runners Up:

2021 Kia Sedona

33.9 cu. ft., 78.4 cu. ft., 142 cu. ft. max. capacity

2021 Chrysler Pacifica/ Chrysler Voyager

32.3 cu. ft., 87.5 cu. ft., 140.5 cu. ft. max. capacity

Sports Cars

2021 Dodge Challenger - media.stellantisnorthamerica.com
2021 Dodge Challenger - media.stellantisnorthamerica.com

Best Cargo Capacity:

2021 Dodge Challenger

16.2 cu. ft. (trunk)

Runners Up:

2021 Ford Mustang

11.4 cu. ft. to 13.5 cu. ft. (The fastback version gets a little more room in back.)

2021 Chevrolet Camaro

7.3 cu. ft. to 9.1 cu. ft.

Subcompact Crossovers

2021 Kia Seltos - kiamedia.com
2021 Kia Seltos - kiamedia.com

Best Cargo Capacity:

2021 Kia Seltos

26.6 cu. ft., 62.8 cu. ft.

Runners Up:

2021 Kia Soul

24.2 cu. ft., 62.1 cu. ft.

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2020 Nissan Rogue Sport

19.9 cu. ft. to 22.9 cu. ft., 53.3 cu. ft. to 61.1 cu. ft.

Compact Crossovers

2021 Subaru Forester - subaru.com
2021 Subaru Forester - subaru.com

Best Cargo Capacity:

2021 Subaru Forester

31.1 cu. ft., 70.9 cu. ft. (with sunroof) to 76.1 cu. ft.

Runners Up:

2021 Honda CR-V

39.2 cu. ft., 75.8 cu. ft.

2021 Nissan Rogue

36.3 cu. ft., 72.9 cu. ft. to 74.1 cu. ft.

Mid-Size SUVs

2021 Honda Pilot - hondanews.com
2021 Honda Pilot - hondanews.com

Best Cargo Capacity:

2021 Honda Pilot

16.5 to 18.5 cu. ft., 46.8 to 55.9 cu. ft., 83.9 to 109.2 cu. ft. (depending on seat positions)

Runners Up:

2021 Honda Passport

41.2 to 50.5 cu. ft., 77.5 to 100.8 cu. ft. (again depending on seat positions)

2021 Chevrolet Traverse

23 cu. ft., 57.8 cu. ft., 98.2 cu. ft.

Large SUVs

2021 Chevrolet Suburban - media.chevrolet.com
2021 Chevrolet Suburban - media.chevrolet.com

Best Cargo Capacity:

2021 Chevrolet Suburban/GMC Yukon XL

41.5 cu. ft., 93.8 cu. ft., 144.7 cu. ft.

Runners Up:

2021 GMC Yukon/Chevrolet Tahoe

22.5 cu. ft., 72.6 cu. ft., 122.9 cu. ft.

2021 Toyota Sequoia

18.9 cu. ft., 66.6 cu. ft., 120.1 cu. ft.

Compact Cars

2021 Kia Forte - kiamedia.com
2021 Kia Forte - kiamedia.com

Best Cargo Capacity:

2021 Kia Forte

15.3 cu. ft.

Runners Up:

2021 Honda Civic

14.7 to 15.1 cu. ft.

2021 Honda Insight

14.7 to 15.1 cu. ft.

Hatchbacks

2021 Chevrolet Bolt - carsforsale.com
2021 Chevrolet Bolt - carsforsale.com

Best Cargo Capacity:

2021 Chevrolet Bolt

16.9 cu. ft., 56.6 cu. ft.

Runners Up:

2021 Subaru Impreza Hatchback

20.8 cu. ft., 55.3 cu. ft.

2020 Hyundai Elantra Hatchback

24.9 cu. ft., 55.1 cu. ft.

Mid-Size Sedans

2021 Honda Accord - carsforsale.com
2021 Honda Accord - carsforsale.com

Best Cargo Capacity:

2021 Honda Accord

16.7 cu. ft.

Runners Up:

2020 Ford Fusion

16 cu. ft.

2021 Kia K5

16 cu. ft.

2021 Hyundai Sonata

16 cu. ft.

Full-size Sedans

2021 Kia Stinger - carsforsale.com
2021 Kia Stinger - carsforsale.com

Best Cargo Capacity:

2021 Kia Stinger

23.3 cu. ft. (The Kia Stinger cheats a little here by being a sedan with a hatch, similar to the Porsche Panamera).

Runners Up:

2020 Chevrolet Impala

18.8 cu. ft.

2021 Dodge Charger

16.5 cu. ft.

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Chris Kaiser
Chris Kaiser

Chris’ greatest passions include topiary, spelunking, and pushing aging compact cars well past 200,000 miles on cross-country road trips. His taste in cars runs from the classic and esoteric to the deeply practical with an abiding affection for VW Things, old Studebakers, and all things hybrid-crossover.

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