12 Compact SUVs With the Most Cargo Room

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These Crossovers and SUVs Have All the Room You Need

Cargo capacity is one of the key benefits of buying a crossover or SUV instead of a car. Or at least, that’s what SUV buyers are likely to say. So when you’re shopping for a compact SUV, you should be aware that, though most SUVs may share a basic shape and size, different brands have varying levels of skill in terms of maximizing interior room. 

To find the compact SUVs with the most generous cargo areas, we looked at each model in our class rankings in terms of their maximum available cargo space, which includes the space available with the rear row folded down. For the rare three-row SUVs in this class, we considered maximum capacity with both rear rows of seats folded down. On each slide, we’ll also discuss each model’s standard capacity within the cargo hold itself.

For each vehicle in this slideshow, we’ll also provide its U.S. News overall score. Keep in mind that we update our reviews and scores as new information becomes available, so the scores in this slideshow might not match the scores in our reviews. Now, let’s find you the most spacious compact SUVs, working our way up to the best overall cargo capacity.

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