Boot Comparison of Australia's Most Popular SUVs

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Sports Utility Vehicles are known for their ample cargo capacity. When it comes to boot spaces, however, not all SUVs are created equal. Some small ones provide maximum cargo space with its rear seats fully folded while others have long yet narrow boots that can easily get crowded and full.

See if your favourite SUV has a great boot space to accommodate different types of cargo.

Large

Holden Acadia

1,042L (292L 3 rows), seats up
2,102L, seats down

Holden Acadia bootSource: whichcar.com.au

Made in the USA, the Acadia has the most spacious boot among SUVs. This 7-seater large SUV has a cargo capacity of 292 litres with all three rows of seats up and 1,042 litres if the rear seats are folded. If the third and second rows are folded, the boot space increases to 2102 litres of gear behind the front seats, perfect for transporting large cargo like machinery. And that’s not all. There is more additional space inside the car under-floor tubs in front of the second-row seats.

Mazda CX-9

810L (230L 3 rows) seats up
1,641L, seats down

Mazda CX-9 bootSource: whichcar.com.au

This 5-seater SUV offers 230 litres of luggage space if all all the seat are up and 810 litres if the 50/50 third-row backrests are folded flat. If both the third and (60/40) second rows are folded, the car offers an impressive 1641 litres of space.

Toyota LandCruiser Prado

620L (120L 3 rows), seats up
1833L, seats down

Toyota LandCruiser Prado bootSource: toyota.com

Although more popular than Acadia and CX-9 because of its reliability, economical running costs, and plenty of storage compartments, the Prado’s boot size is smaller compared to the two. All seats up, the car offers 120 litres of space, which extends to 620 litres if the rear seats are folded down and 1,833 litres if the second rows are also folded.

Medium

Toyota RAV4

580L (542L - with full-size spare)
Seats down - 1690L

Toyota RAV4 bootSource: whichcar.com.au

Toyota has always been big on the storage solutions, and the big-selling RAV4 is no exception with the cargo area up by 33 litres from the previous model to 580L, or 542L with the optional full-sized spare tyre in the entry-level GX version. It also gets a cargo tie down hooks/rings as standard.

Nissan X-Trail

Seats up 565L (135L 3 rows)
Seats down – 945 (825L 7 seater)

Nissan X-Trail bootSource: nissanusa.com

The X-Trail always has been popular for its pure practicality, and the back end does not disappoint. While it has a narrow 135L of storage behind the third row of seats where fitted – to be expected in the medium class – there is capacious and stackable storage at 565L with just the five seats. Fold all flat, and the space is close to 2000L. Storage drawers under the floor are handy for messy or fiddly gear, and a sweet ‘Divide ’n’ Hide’ stackable storage system for the five-seaters lets you partition the boot for multiple items.

Subaru Forester

Seats up - 498L
Seats down - 1768L

Subaru Forester bootSource: subaru.com

With the rear seats in place, the Forester's boot accommodates 498 litres of stuff and expands to 1768 litres with the 40/60-split seats folded. The load opening measures 1258mm wide between the tail-lights and the widest point of the luggage area is up to 1300mm – enough to fit a golf bag sideways.

Small

Honda HR-V

Seats up - 437L
Seats down - 1462L

Honda HR-V bootSource: automobiles.honda.com

The Honda HR-V was one of the original small SUVs, and its old boxy shape had a big square boot for stacking your stuff. The current-model is slicker and much curvier and manages to keep that practical back end without the boxiness, boasting 437 litres; one of the largest in this class.

Kia Seltos

Seats up - 433L
Seats down - 900L

Kia Seltos bootSource: kia.com

ith a full-size spare wheel, Kia's foray into the Aussie small-car market almost matches the Honda HRV with a 433-litre boot that expands to 900 litres with the back seatbacks folded down. The entry-level Seltos S variant has a space-saver spare that adds another 65 litres under the fold-up boot floor.

Nissan Qashqai

Seats up - 430L
Seats down - 1585L

Nissan Qashqai bootSource: nissan.co.uk

The Qashqai features a storage compartment under the boot floor for bits and bobs to bring cargo storage to near class-leading size. The tailgate opens quite high too, making it even easier to use.

Light

Hyundai Venue

Seats up - 355L
Seats down - 903L

Hyundai Venue bootSource: hyundaiusa.com

With the second-row seats upright, the Venue’s cargo bay holds 355-litres with cover in place, which is just 6.0-litres less than its bigger Kona sibling. Boot capacity is helped by the two-stage boot floor which can be lowered. The parcel shelf can be tucked away neatly behind the rear seats with ease to accommodate taller items.

Mazda CX-3

Seats up - 264L
Seats down - 1174L

Mazda CX-3 bootSource: whichcar.com.au

The CX-3 certainly lives up to its compact SUV tag when it comes storage space. An excellent car with a dynamic drivetrain and easy affordability and servicing, its boot space has come off second-best to the second row of seats. It may be roomy for the human occupants, but its cargo volume is comparable to a lite hatch at 264 litres. The seats do split-fold to open the area up to almost 1200L, but if you need to carry two kids or a dog with a weekend’s luggage, you may be investing in roof racks.

Suzuki Ignis

Seats up - 271L
Seats down - 505L

Suzuki Ignis bootSource: cars.suzuki.co.uk

The Ignis will carry a small suitcase or a couple of soft overnight bags in the boot. In a GLX you can add about 150mm to the boot floor (compared with a GL) by sliding the rear seat fully forward – provided you don’t need much rear legroom. The rear seats in the GLX fold 50:50, while those in the GL fold 60:40.

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SUVs Ranked by Smallest to Biggest Boot

5-Seater SUVs

  • Suzuki Jimny: 85L
  • Mazda CX-3: 264L
  • Suzuki Ignis: 264L for four-seat GLX, 271L for five seat GL
  • Haval H6: 276L
  • Subaru XV: 310L, 345L for hybrid models
  • Mazda CX-30: 317L
  • Toyota C-HR: 318L
  • Lexus UX250h: 324L in FWD Luxury, 364L in FWD F Sport and Sports Luxury, 334L in all AWD variants
  • Lexus UX200: 327L in Luxury, 371L in F Sport and Sports Luxury
  • Hyundai Kona electric: 332L
  • Fiat 500X: 350L
  • Hyundai Venue: 355L
  • Audi Q2: 355L
  • MG ZS: 359L
  • Hyundai Kona: 361L
  • Haval H2: 370L
  • Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: 374L
  • Suzuki Vitara: 375L
  • Renault Captur: 377L (MY19)
  • Volkswagen T-Cross: 385L
  • Volkswagen T-Roc: 392L
  • Mitsubishi ASX: 393L
  • Ford Escape: 406L (MY19) 556L (MY20) or 517L in MY20 PHEV models
  • Renault Kadjar: 408L
  • Citroen C3 Aircross: 410L
  • Peugeot 2008: 410L (MY18)
  • Ford Puma: 410L
  • Nissan Juke: 422L
  • Ssangyong Tivoli: 423L
  • Suzuki S-Cross: 430L
  • Nissan Qashqai: 430L (to roof)
  • Bentley Bentayga: 431L in four-seat models, 484L in five-seat models
  • Kia Seltos: 433L
  • Mercedes-Benz GLA: 435L (MY20)
  • Honda HR-V: 437L
  • Mazda CX-5: 442L
  • Mini Countryman: 450L
  • Volvo XC40: 452L
  • Renault Koleos: 458L
  • MG HS: 463L
  • Kia Sportage: 466L
  • BMW X2: 470L
  • Lexus NX: 475L for petrol and hybrid models
  • Mitsubishi Outlander: 477L in five-seat petrol models, 463L in five-seat hybrid models
  • Skoda Karoq: 479L
  • Jaguar E-Pace: 484L
  • Porsche Macan: 488L
  • Hyundai Tucson: 488L
  • Subaru Forester: 498L, 509L for hybrid models
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe: 500L
  • Mercedes-Benz EQC: 500L
  • BMW X1: 505L
  • Volvo XC60: 505L, 468L for T8 and Polestar Engineered models
  • Lexus RX: 506L
  • Subaru Outback: 512L
  • Peugeot 3008: 520L
  • Honda CR-V: 522L in five-seat models
  • BMW X4: 525L
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio: 525L (499L with spare tyre)
  • Audi Q3: 530L
  • Toyota RAV4: 542L to roof (580L to lower level in models with two-level floors)
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC: 550L, 395L in 300e
  • BMW X3: 550L, 450L in hybrid models
  • Audi Q5: 550L
  • Ssangyong Korando: 551L
  • Lamborghini Urus: 574L in four seat models, 616L in five-seat models
  • Citroen C5 Aircross: 580L
  • BMW X6: 580L
  • Maserati Levante: 580L
  • Range Rover Evoque: 591L
  • Audi Q8: 605L
  • Volkswagen Tiguan: 615L
  • Porsche Cayenne Coupe: 625L, 600L (S, Turbo) 500L (E-Hybrid, Turbo S E-Hybrid)
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE: 630L
  • Toyota LandCruiser Prado: 640L in five-seat models
  • BMW X5: 650L, 500L in hybrid models
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe: 655L (MY20)
  • Jaguar I-Pace: 656L
  • Mercedes-Benz G-Class: 667L to top of seat, 454L beneath cargo blind
  • Mitsubishi Pajero Sport: 673L in five-seat models, rear seats flat)
  • Jeep Cherokee: 700L
  • Ssangyong Tivoli XLV: 720L
  • Ford EcoSport: 743L (to roof)
  • Porsche Cayenne: 770L, 645L (E-Hybrid,Turbo S E-Hybrid) 745L (S, Turbo)
  • *Jeep Compass: 800L (to roof)
  • Ford Endura: 800L (to roof)
  • Volkswagen Touareg: 810L
  • *Range Rover Velar: 834L
  • *Jaguar F-Pace: 846L
  • *Jeep Wrangler Unlimited: 897L
  • *Jeep Wrangler (3-door): 197L rear seats up, 587L rear seats folded
  • *Range Rover: 900L
  • Lexus LX450d: 909L (to roof)
  • *Jeep Grand Cherokee: 1030L (to roof)
  • *Land Rover Defender: 1075L for five-seat models
  • *Land Rover Discovery: 1231L for five-seat models
  • Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series GX: 1431L

7-Seater SUVs

  • *Haval H9: 112L, 747L with third row flat
  • Toyota LandCruiser Prado: 120L, 480L with third row flat
  • Mitsubishi Outlander: 128L, 477L with third row flat
  • Mercedes-Benz GLB: 130L, 640L with third row flat
  • Hyundai Santa Fe: 130L, 547L with third row flat
  • Hyundai Santa Fe: 130L, 547L with third row flat
  • Mitsubishi Pajero Sport: 131L, 502L with third row flat
  • Mitsubishi Pajero: 133L, 1038L with third row flat
  • Nissan X-Trail: 135L, 565L with third row flat
  • Kia Sorento: 142L, 605L with third row flat
  • Honda CR-V: 150L, 472L with third row flat
  • *Land Rover Discovery Sport: 157L, 754L with third row flat
  • Peugeot 5008: 165.6L, 702L with third row flat
  • Lexus RX L: 176L, 591L with third row flat
  • Toyota Kluger: 195L, 529L with third row flat
  • Mazda CX-8: 209L, 775L with third row flat
  • *Range Rover Sport: 221L, 780L with third row flat
  • Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace: 230L, 700L with third row flat
  • Mazda CX-9: 230L, 810L with third row flat
  • Isuzu MU-X: 235L, 878L with third row folded
  • Ssangyong Rexton: 240L, 649L with third row flat
  • *Land Rover Defender: 258L, 916L with third row flat
  • *Land Rover Discovery: 258L, 1137L with third row flat
  • Skoda Kodiaq: 270L, 630L with third row flat
  • BMW X7: 300L, 750L with third row flat
  • *Volvo XC90: 302L (262L for T8), 680L with third row flat
  • LDV D90: 343L, 1350L with third row flat
  • Mercedes-Benz GLS: 355L, 890L with third row flat
  • Ford Everest: 450L to roof, 1050 with third row flat (to roof)
  • Nissan Pathfinder: 453L, 1354L with third row flat (to roof)
  • BMW X5: 550L, 650L with third row flat
  • Audi Q7: 295L, 740L with third row flat
  • Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series: 1276L with third row flat
  • Toyota Fortuner: 200L, 1080L with third row flat

8-Seater SUVs

  • Lexus LX570: 259L, 701L with third row flat (to roof)
  • Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series GXL: Minimum boot space unavailable, 1276L with third row flat (to roof)
  • Nissan Patrol: 550L, 1414L with third row flat (to roof)

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