10 Hatchbacks With the Most Cargo Space in 2021

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Little Cars With Big Cargo Holds

Hatchbacks offer plenty of advantages over sedans and SUVs. The unique body style provides more cargo space than sedans, as well as more practical interiors. Some hatchbacks offer the utility of small SUVs while delivering impressive overall driving dynamics. Hatchbacks also benefit from their small footprints and light weight, which makes many of them peppy, nimble, maneuverable, and fuel-efficient.

Maximum cargo volume is a key metric. Automakers use it to prove their vehicle has more overall room than a rival vehicle. It’s important to know how much cargo your car will fit with all the seats folded down – just in case you ever plan to use it for hauling boxes, landscaping materials, appliances, or furniture. However, on a day-to-day basis, it’s more likely you’ll have your seats in their upright position to transport passengers, and you’ll place your cargo behind the rear seats.

We combed through our hatchback ranking to determine each vehicle’s cargo capacity behind its rear seats. Then, we ranked them from those that offer the least amount of room in cubic feet to those that offer the most. This way, you can easily decide which hatchbacks appeal to you and learn how much cargo space each example has. We also provide each car’s maximum cargo capacity with all the seats folded down. Interestingly, four of the 10 options just happen to be highly efficient hybrid or electric cars that will save you money on fuel.

We regularly update our scores and rankings when new data and expert research become available. So, some scores mentioned in this article may not match up with the scores in our new car rankings.

Read through the following pages for key details and cargo capacities of each hatchback.

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