As well giving you the freedom to travel around in comfort and on your own terms, there’s a very good reason why cars have become a mainstay of western civilization. Have you ever tried carrying a mattress back from IKEA? How about getting to the green for 18 holes of golf via train? I’m guessing you haven’t and this is precisely why cars have remained so popular. Cars with massive trunks can help us move all of these bulky items around in their own secret tardis: the car boot.
- 1 SUV Cars with big boots
- 2 Saloon cars with big boots
- 3 Hatchback cars with big boots
- 4 Estate cars with big boots
If you’re looking for a cavernous compartment that won’t have any problem packing in all your bits and pieces then this is the right place to start, with our list of 12 cars with big boots.
While most people would tend to assume that a bigger car means a bigger boot, this isn’t necessarily true. Since there are some excellent small cars with big boots, it’s worth taking more than just the boot space into consideration. As well as overall boot capacity, whether or not the back seats fold down, how wide the rear of the car is, how low the loading lip is, and how high the car is are all elements you should factor in when working out if your potential new ride is going to do what you need it to.
To make it easy, we’ve broken the list down into car types, so it doesn’t matter if it’s good family cars with big boots you’re looking for or more affordable cars with big boots, there’ll be something here for you.
SUV Cars with big boots
It’s received a lot of criticism for its front grille design, but the BMW X7 boats an impressive trunk. As one of the best 7 seater cars with big boots, the X7 has a 320-litre load luggage compartment which increases to 750 litres when you fold away the back seats. For such a huge vehicle, it’s also surprisingly agile.
The CR-V is one of the SUV cars with big boots that doesn’t shirk from a trip to collect furniture or at the very mention of a camping holiday. It’s stylish and speedy, as well as being offered in a 5 or 7 seater version. The 7 seater does, however, have slightly less boot space.
Another 7 seater with big storage, the Kia Sorento offers drivers a comfortable ride and a punchy diesel engine with a four-wheel-drive system as standard. With a CO2 emission rating ‘A’ and a great towing capacity, this is a very solid SUV with 660 litres of space in the back.
Saloon cars with big boots
The Volkswagen Passat offers drivers an upscale interior, a whole horde of standard features, and a very sizable boot and spacious back seat for a medium-sized saloon. If you’re looking for cars with big boots for dogs that can comfortably fit in a dog box or kennel, the Passat is perfect and offers a combination of sportiness and comfort.
The Honda Accord may seem quite pricey in comparison with other saloons, but the wide array of luxury features, like 18-inch alloy wheels, side vision and reversing cameras, keyless entry and start, and leather seats and trim definitely justify the price. Luggage capacity starts with a 457-litre boot and you can drop the rear seats back for extra space.
BMW 7 Series
The second BMW to make the list, this time a sedan, is nearly as roomy in the back as the X7. As ever its stately aesthetic and plush interior make the BMW 7 Series an excellent vehicle and there is also a petrol-electric plug-hybrid version of the car, whose engine emits less than 50g/km of CO2.
Hatchback cars with big boots
The 2021 rebranding campaign for the Honda Civic might seek to showcase its ‘aggressive’ style and its impressive new features (remote engine start, 18’ black alloy wheels, 1.5L VTEC Turbocharged engine), but that doesn’t stop it having 479 litres of boot space, outstriping most other hatchbacks, and being able to fit in seven carry-on suitcases. Perfect for holidays.
Chevrolet are usually more big power than big boot space, but it seems to have become a bit of a trend for dealers to post videos on Youtube showcasing the Cruze’s massive boot space. As they show us, you can easily fit in two whole sets of golf clubs or the family’s suitcases and still have room for the shopping.
The C4’s 408-litre boot not only betters many of the other medium cars with big boots, folding the Citroën’s back seats expands the total load capacity to 1,300 litres, which can take on any challenge. The back of the car is also low, meaning getting things into the boot is hassle free.
Estate cars with big boots
The Mercedes E-Class has been renowned as being one of the best 5 seat cars with big boots and the current E-Class upholds this reputation astoundingly. It has an enormous 540-litre boot and an even roomier cabin due to it being 43mm longer than previous versions and having an additional 65mm between front and rear wheels.
The Skoda has clearly been designed with storage and transportation in mind. At a massive 625 litres, the boot can cope with any everyday challenge, along with holiday luggage and specialist equipment. The wide-opening rear also makes it easy to load larger-than-average items and for those looking for cars with big boots for prams this is a solid option.
Honda Civic Tourer
The Honda Civic Tourer offers 624 litres making the boot space more than ample for almost any situation and folding the rear seats down expands the available space to an almost unfathomable 1,668 litres. The rear seat bases can also flip up, making it one of the best cars with big boots for wheelchairs or other more difficult items.