5 Midsize Cars With the Most Cargo Space Behind the Backseat

Driving a large SUV or van provides the most cargo space afforded by any passenger vehicle, but these behemoths take up a lot of real estate on city streets, and finding a parking space for them is often tricky. More often, families turn to midsize cars for their daily transportation so finding relatively small cars with the most cargo space is a bonus. Automakers publish vehicle specifications for their cars, including available cargo for each model, but are those numbers accurate?

How do car brands measure cargo space?

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No one is accusing any automaker of trying to inflate their cargo space measurements. Automakers follow guidelines established by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and their internal procedures for obtaining cargo space values. These numbers generally derive from the computer-aided drafting (CAD) software used to design the vehicle in the first place.