Space can be a make-or-break issue for car buyers. Some of us need big boots to pack luggage, prams and sports equipment, while others regularly load up with flat pack furniture or rubbish for the tip.
Whatever you carry in your car, we’ve chosen the best cars with big boots. We picked one MPV, four SUVs and three Estates so there’s something for everyone.
Boot space seats down: 2,030 litres
The V Class might look like a Van but this Luxury MPV Mercedes-Benz offers one of the biggest boots on the market. As standard, the Mercedes has plenty of room for both people and suitcases. This means you don't need to trade legroom for luggage or luggage capacity for extra travellers. Go for the extra long version and you'll get 1,030 litres with the seats up.
The V Class comes with sliding doors too. Making light work of service station stop offs or loading up hand luggage. With the extra long version you even get a pop up table for the backseat passengers, perfect for in-car board games.
View more information about the Mercedes-Benz V Class.
Boot space seats down: 2,050 litres.
The Audi Q7 is a comfortable and refined luxury SUV with seven seat capacity and an extremely flexible layout for every circumstance. With the standard five seat set-up, there’s boot space of 865 litres that can be accessed via a powered lid. The back-row seats can be collapsed using a simple button that folds them flush with the floor.
Folding the second row of seats down, however, will give you a huge 2,050 litres of space to play with. You can also fold the rear seats individually, so expanding the luggage space is still an option even with six people on board.
The boot has a wide opening, and the lip is surprisingly low for an SUV (46mm lower than in the previous Q7, to be exact), making it easy to load big objects or awkward luggage into the back. The Q7 is also one of the few cars on sale with six Isofix mounts (on all seats bar the driver’s), making it a child-friendly choice.
View more information about the Audi Q7.
Boot space seats down: 2,030 litres
The Land Rover Range Rover is a luxurious SUV built for comfort and style. But what’s remarkable is its huge boot capacity: 909 litres with the rear seats up.
The Range Rover also has a split tailgate and the bottom half folds out flat at the touch of a button. This makes loading heavy items easier and also creates a flat bench seat at the back.
View more information about the Land Rover Range Rover.
Boot space seats down: 2,010 litres
The Mercedes GLE is an efficient and roomy five-seater SUV with an impressive boot space of 690 litres. The boot lip is flat with the floor for easy loading and the split 60:40 folding rear seats lie almost flush to create optimal load space.
The GLE is available with petrol, diesel and hybrid engines. Note that the boot capacity drops to 480 litres in the hybrid version to make space for the battery packs.
View more information about the Mercedes GLE.
Boot space seats down: 1,728 litres
The Porsche Cayenne is a rare premium car with a big boot. The luxury SUV is one of the brand’s best-selling cars and boasts a spacious interior for passengers and luggage alike.
The rear bench is mounted on rails and can slide back and forth by 160mm to create more boot space or passenger leg room as required. The seat backs also tilt forward by up to six degrees to create more loading space, and they fold in split formation.
View more information about the Porsche Cayenne.
Boot space seats down: 2,120 litres
The X7 is BMW’s biggest and most luxurious SUV, and its striking, unapologetic appearance reflects this – even the BMW badge on the bumper had to be made bigger to match this car’s impressive stature. All X7 models have three rows of seats, and the middle row has the option of either a pair of individual seats or three-seat split bench.
Even when all seven seats are in place, a supermini-sized 326 litres of space is available. With the five-seat set-up (the standard configuration) this increases to 750 litres. But, fold down all the rear seats and this extends to a whopping 2,120 litres. Adding to its luxury feel, all the seat adjustments and folding mechanisms are electric.
View more information about the BMW X7 here.
Boot space seats down: 1,820 litres
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate is an iconic family estate car that combines luxury and practicality. And the new generation model is more efficient and comfortable than ever, and has even more boot space.
The E-Class Estate’s rear seats can be adjusted to a more upright position, creating an extra 30 litres of space still with five passengers on board. But bear in mind that boot capacity depends on the model – hybrid and BlueTec versions sacrifice load space for extra batteries or fuel tanks.
View more information about the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate.
Boot space seats down: 1,668 litres
The Honda Civic Tourer has a big boot for a compact Estate car thanks to its large, wide rear end. The boot capacity is a class-leading 642 litres with the seats up. There’s also space under the boot floor for hidden storage.
And the rear seats have a clever trick of folding upwards like cinema seats, creating tall loading space from in the footwell of the rear bench. Plus with the seats folded down, you can fit two bikes into the back of the car.
View more information about the Honda Civic Tourer.
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