This is another area that the XC60 can’t quite cut it with the class best. Officially, there’s 505 litres of space to play with – about 10% less than what you get in a Q5 or BMW X3. That’s mainly because the boot is quite shallow.
However, it’s still big enough for most families’ needs and will easily swallow eight carry-on suitcases, which is one more than a 7 Crossback. There’s no lip to negotiate at the boot entrance, either, and folding down the 60/40-split rear seatbacks leaves a completely flat extended load bay free from annoying steps or crevices.
The fact that the load bay is a uniform shape with no major wheel arch intrusion also helps and all trims come with a through-load hatch in the middle rear seat for carrying skis or other long, narrow items. You also get a powered tailgate.
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