Whether you use your car for work, play or a bit of both, boot space can make a big difference. Capacity can vary enormously between different manufacturers and models, so it’s important to do your research if boot space if a priority.

We’re all about helping our customers make smart and informed decisions, which is why we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to the best car for boot space in the UK. From compact superminis to spacious SUVs, we’ve included options for every type of motorist.

Skoda Karoq – Best all-rounder

Launched in 2018, the Skoda Karoq was quick to win over British motorists with a huge 588-litre boot. The mid-size crossover is basically a fusion of the compact Skoda Kamiq and the extra-large Skoda Kodiaq. It’s comparable to the Volkswagen Tiguan, though not quite as luxurious and with a much more appealing price tag.

The cleverly designed VarioFlex Seats are what sets the Skoda Karoq apart from competitors. Included in SE L trim models and higher, and offered as an upgrade on baseline models, individual VarioFlex Seats replace the standard rear bench. Each seat can slide forwards and backwards, as well as recline or be removed completely. This unlocks a huge amount of flexibility when it comes to boot space.

Peugeot 3008 – Best compact crossover

With the back seats folded down, the Peugeot 3008 offers a massive 1,670 litres of space. This makes it the arguably the best car for boot space in the small SUV category. Whether you’re loading up the car with flatpack furniture from Ikea or packing for a weekend road trip, the Peugeot 3008 has you covered.

With the back seats in use the Peugeot 3008 still manages to offer 520 litres of boot space, a number that trumps rivals like the Nissan Qashqai. The interior is luxe and well-appointed, which wins the Peugeot 3008 kudos with style-conscious motorists.

Mercedes E-Class – Best estate model

Looking for a high-end estate model that deliver on boot space? The Mercedes E-Class Estate isn’t just a pretty face. Boot space of up to 1,820 litres with the back seats down makes it a savvy choice for execs and families alike. Even with the back seats up the model packs in an impressive 640 litres of boot capacity. If you’re looking for a model that offers loads of flexibility without the bulk of an SUV, the Mercedes E-Class Estate is one of the best cars for boot space.

Range Rover – Best for luxury

The ultimate load hauler, Range Rover combines style, comfort and luxury with a practical design and genuine offroad capabilities. The best-selling British model is a firm favourite with celebs – we’ve seen everyone from Queen Elizabeth II to Victoria Beckham and Daniel Craig behind the wheels of these Chelsea tractors.

As for boot space. With the back seats up the Range Rover offers more than 850 litres of boot space. Fold the back seats down and capacity increases to a palatial 2050 litres. No arguments here, the Range Rover is the best car for boot space. With all-electric models set to launch later this year, model is suddenly an exciting option for climate-conscious motorists. Prices start at well over six figures, making the Range Rover possibly the best car for boot space in the luxury category.

Tesla Model S – Best EV

From sidestepping congestion zone charges to eliminating spends at the forecourt, there’s plenty to love about all-electric cars. The Tesla Model S isn’t just ecofriendly. It’s one of the best cars for boot space in the EV category. Enjoy almost 900 litres of capacity with the back seats up and a huge 1,795 with the back seats down. This includes a clever storage space in the bonnet, where you’d typically find a bulky engine.

Range is just shy of 400 miles on a single charge, which makes the Tesla Model S more than capable of tackling longer road trips. Whether you’re loading up the boot with camping gear or packing for a luxurious weekend away in the Lake District, you’ll be amazed at how much you can pack into the Model S.  

Volkswagen Polo – Best supermini

With just over 350 litres of boot space, the Volkswagen Polo is a top performer in the supermini category. Now in its sixth generation, the model just keeps getting better. While the design is similar to the best-selling Ford Fiesta, the Polo offers almost 50 litres more boot space. The square shape makes it easy to pack it with everything from boxes and storage tubs to sports equipment and camping gear.

Fold up the rear seats and there’s plenty of space to stash a stroller, larger suitcases and other bulky items. This flexibility makes the Polo one of the best cars for boot space. The latest model incorporates a split seat design, which means you can carry up to two passengers while still unlocking extra boot space.

SEAT Ibiza – Best value for money

Another top pick for superminis, the SEAT Ibiza offers just over 350 litres of luggage space with the rear seats in place. Fold the back seats down and this increases to more than 800 litres. The loading lip is a little higher than usual but unless you’re singlehandedly transporting items that are heavy and flat, this shouldn’t be a problem.

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