The cars with the biggest boots

Forget the official figures. What Car?'s unique way of measuring boot space reveals the cars that really have the biggest luggage capacities...

15 September 2019
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Cars that can carry 11 suitcases

Kia Sorento

6: Kia Sorento

It’s a little surprising that the Kia Sorento is the only SUV with the maximum boot space of 11 suitcases, but nonetheless, the seven-seater trumps much more luxurious cars on cargo capacity. The latest version is also a lot classier than the ones that came before it, although costs have risen accordingly.

Skoda Octavia 1.5 TSI SE

If you want the best blend of value and boot space then the Skoda Octavia is it. Our list is populated with estates, SUVs and executive cars, but the Octavia is the only family car to be found. Its huge boot can handle 11 suitcases and it also has the lowest starting price of any model on this list.  

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Skoda Superb Estate

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A high-end, electric executive car isn’t exactly what you’d expect to find at the top of a biggest boots list, but Tesla’s Model S can accommodate the full compliment of 11 suitcases. This is because the electric drivetrain takes up much less space than a conventional internal combustion set up, which leaves room for a huge boot and an additional storage area under the bonnet.