15 Cars with the Largest Trunks You Can Buy in 2021

2021 Honda Civic Sedan
The 2021 Honda Civic has one of the most spacious trunks available today. American Honda Motor Co., Inc

Typically, a car trunk is the primary storage area for cargo or luggage in a sedan, coupe or convertible. While a car trunk is commonly used for transporting luggage, it may also be home to a spare tire, emergency roadside kit, or sports equipment that gets shuttled back and forth from practice to home.

Many cars also offer some variation of rear seat adjustments to increase cargo space, including pass-throughs for skis, lumber, and hockey sticks.

Large cars traditionally have the biggest trunks, but that's not always true these days. The Newsweek team has compiled a list of the most spacious car trunks available in 2021.

No. 15 - 2021 Honda Civic

2021 Honda Civic trunk
The 2021 Honda Civic has 15.1 cubic feet of cargo space. American Honda Motor Co., Inc

Rear cargo space: 15.1 cubic feet

The 2021 Honda Civic opens the list as most sedan models have 15.1 cubic feet of cargo space but the trunk space varies by model. Civic Hatchbacks have the most with up 25.7 cubic feet of cargo space, and 46.2 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down.

No. 14 - 2021 Nissan Altima

2021 Nissan Altima
The 2021 Nissan Altima has 15.4 cubic feet of trunk space. Nissan North America

Rear cargo space: 15.4 cubic feet

Although the 2021 Nissan Altima boasts a 15.4-cubic-foot trunk, the trunk's hinges limit the available space. The rear seats do fold, but they don't lay flat which also makes it difficult to load longer items.

No. 13 - 2021 Genesis G90

2021 Genesis G90
The 2021 Genesis G90 has 15.7 cubic feet of cargo space. Genesis Motor America

Rear cargo space: 15.7 cubic feet

The 2021 Genesis G90 has an average-sized trunk for a luxury large sedan at 15.7 cubic feet of cargo space. The sedan comes standard with a hands-free power trunk lid.

No. 12 - 2021 Volkswagen Passat

2021 Volkswagen Passat
The 2021 Volkswagen Passat has 15.9 cubic feet of trunk space. Volkswagen AG

Rear cargo space: 15.9 cubic feet

The 2021 Volkswagen Passat is above the midsize car average with cargo space of 15.9 cubic feet. The sedan comes with 60/40-split-folding rear seats to make it easier to stow large items.

No. 11 - 2021 Toyota Avalon

2021 Toyota Avalon
The 2021 Toyota Avalon 16.1 cubic feet of trunk space. Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.

Rear cargo space: 16.1 cubic feet

The 2021 Toyota Avalon has 16.1 cubic feet of cargo space, which is not as much cargo space as some class rivals, but the Avalon's 60/40-split-folding rear seats expands the area making it more usable for owners.

No. 10 - 2021 Dodge Challenger

2021 Dogde Challenger
The 2021 Dodge Challenger has 16.2 cubic feet of trunk space. Stellantis

Rear cargo space: 16.2 cubic feet

The 2021 Dodge Challenger boasts one of the largest cargo spaces available in a sports car today with a 16.2-cubic-foot trunk. That's enough for a spare tire, groceries and a few odds and ends.

No. 9 - 2021 Chrysler 300

2021 Chrysler 300
The 2021 Chrysler 300 has 16.3 cubic feet of trunk space. Stellantis

Rear cargo space: 16.3 cubic feet

The 2021 Chrysler 300 comes with 16.3 cubic feet of trunk room, a typical amount of space for the large car class. The 60/40-split-folding rear seats expand the cargo area so owners can store longer items with ease.

No. 8 - 2021 Dodge Charger

2021 Dodge Charger
The 2021 Dodge Charger has 16.5 cubic feet of trunk space. Stellantis

Rear cargo space: 16.5 cubic feet

The 2021 Dodge Charger has 16.5 cubic feet of trunk space, which is about average for the large car class, and has additional storage when its rear seats are folded down. The trunk narrows as it nears the rear seats and opening is a bit high, so loading heavier items might prove to be troublesome

No. 7 - 2021 Honda Accord

2021 Honda Accord
The 2021 Honda Accord has 16.7 cubic feet of trunk space. American Honda Motor Co., Inc

Rear cargo space: 16.7 cubic feet

The 2021 Honda Accord has 16.7 cubic feet of cargo space, which is one of the highest numbers in the midsize car class. The rear seat folds down to allow for increased space to haul large items.

No. 6 - 2021 Lexus LS

2021 Lexus LS
The 2021 Lexus LS has 17 cubic feet of trunk space. Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.

Rear cargo space: 17 cubic feet

The 2021 Lexus LS has about 17 cubic feet of cargo space, with a standard hands-free power trunk lid. The luxury car's rear seats don't fold down so what you see is what you get.

No. 5 - 2021 BMW 7 Series

2021 BMW 7-Series
The 2021 BMW 7-Series has 18.2 cubic feet of cargo space. BMW of North America, LLC

Rear cargo space: 18.2 cubic feet

A standard 2021 BMW 7 Series hosts 18.2 cubic feet of cargo space — which is almost two cubic feet more than its plug-in-hybrid variant, which only has 14.8 cubic feet of cargo space due to battery placement. The luxury car comes standard with a hands-free power trunk lid.

No. 4 - 2021 Kia Stinger

2021 Kia Stinger
The 2021 Kia Stinger has 23.3 cubic feet of trunk space. Kia America

Rear cargo space: 23.3 cubic feet

The 2021 Kia Stinger hosts a surprisingly large trunk with 23.3 cubic feet of cargo space. The hatchback-style cargo area expands to 40.9 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. A power trunk lid is available.

No. 3 - Nissan Leaf

2021 Nissan LEAF
The 2021 Nissan LEAF has 23.6 cubic feet of cargo space. Nissan North America

Rear cargo space: 23.6 cubic feet

The 2021 Nissan Leaf opens the top three with one of the largest cargo capacities you'll find in an electric car at 23.6 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 30 cubic feet when the back row is folded down. However, the rear seats don't fold down completely making it hard to stow large items.

No. 2 - 2021 Tesla Model S

2021 Tesla Model S
The 2021 Tesla Model S has 26 cubic feet of cargo space. Tesla, Inc.

Rear cargo space: 26 cubic feet

The Tesla Model S has more cargo space than most luxury hybrid and electric cars with 26 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats. After folding down the rear seats, there's a total of 58 cubic feet with an additional five cubic feet of storage space underneath the hood.

No.1 - 2021 Volkswagen Arteon

2021 Volkswagen Arteon
The 2021 Volkswagen Arteon has 27.2 cubic feet of trunk space. Volkswagen AG

Rear cargo space: 27.2 cubic feet

The 2021 Volkswagen Arteon tops the list with an impressive 27.2 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 55 cubic feet of space after folding down the rear seats. The spacious model is available with a power trunk lid.