Some SUV owners put an emphasis on the “utility” part of their sport utility vehicles, and for many, that means having plenty of space for cargo. If you’re looking for an SUV that’s not just for hauling people but also excels when you need to fold all the seats flat and pack it full of gear, this list is for you.
These are the top 10 mainstream SUVs from the 2021 model year with the most cargo space behind the first row.
1. 2021 Chevrolet Suburban/GMC Yukon XL
The Chevy Suburban
Space behind front row: 144.7 cubic feet
Starting price: $52,995/$54,695
When big isn’t big enough, you need the biggest, and that’s exactly what the 2021 Chevy Suburban and 2021 GMC Yukon XL bring to your driveway. With over 20 cubic feet more cargo space than even the Ford Expedition Max, the GM
cousins simply outclass anything in the SUV segment. If you want more cargo space, you’ll have to start looking at vans.
2. 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon
Space behind front row: 122.9 cubic feet
Starting price: $50,295/$51,995
If big is what you’re after, the Chevrolet Tahoe has you — plus up to eight of your friends and family — covered with up to nine seats on top of its class-leading cargo space. Its corporate cousin, the GMC Yukon, offers identical space and seating for similar money, but with slightly different looks and equipment packages.
3. 2021 Ford Expedition Max
The Ford Expedition Max: It holds your stuff, and tows your stuff, too.
Space behind front row: 121.5 cubic feet
Starting price: $56,505
Up to 9,000 pounds of towing capacity means you can haul even more stuff behind if you can’t fit it all inside the 2021 Ford
Expedition Max. Compared to the more capacious GM alternatives, the Expedition Max offers more towing capacity, better ride and handling, and a level cargo floor.
4. 2021 Toyota Sequoia
Space behind front row: 120.1 cubic feet
Starting price: $51,465
Roomy for people as well as things, the 2021 Toyota
Sequoia also features a powerful V-8 engine and available TRD off-road spec models, but its design and interior are aging.
5. 2021 Honda Pilot
The Honda Pilot
Space behind front row: 109.2 cubic feet
Starting price: $33,370
Ample standard equipment and safety features, a standard V-6 engine, and strong resale values make the Honda
Pilot a great value — its generous cargo space is just a nice bonus. The Pilot’s cargo volume can vary slightly depending on the trim level chosen.
6. 2021 Ford Expedition
Space behind front row: 104.6 cubic feet
Starting price: $51,690
Available with 5-8 seats and able to tow up to 9,300 pounds, the Ford Expedition is a versatile, highly capable hauler. It’s also a refined full-size SUV with a spacious cabin that can easily accommodate people and cargo.
7. 2021 Honda Passport
Space behind front row: 100.8 cubic feet
Starting price: $33,710
Although it’s only slightly bigger than a compact SUV in external dimensions, the Honda Passport’s roomy interior nevertheless puts it in the middle of the pack of much larger SUVs for cargo space. Like the Pilot, the interior varies slightly in volume depending on trim level.
8. 2021 Chevrolet Traverse
The Chevy Traverse
Space behind front row: 98.2 cubic feet
Starting price: $30,995
With a standard V6 engine, standard Apple
CarPlay/Android Auto, and somehow a lower starting price than many of its competitors, the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse doesn’t pack as much space as the full-size GM offerings, but it’s ample in its class.
9. 2021 Buick Enclave
Space behind front row: 97.6 cubic feet
Starting price: $41,495
Plenty of seating for seven passengers, a comfy and quiet cabin, plus nearly 100 cubic feet of cargo space make a strong argument for the Buick Enclave as an all-arounder, although we wish active safety features didn’t cost extra.
10. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas
The VW Atlas
Space behind front row: 96.8 cubic feet
Starting price: $32,750
Atlas isn’t just roomy for boxes — taller drivers and passengers will appreciate it, too. The turbo engine and all-wheel drive are strengths, but fuel economy is not.
Honorable Mentions: Luxury SUVs with the most cargo space
While these marvels of expansive opulence offer ample space for moving things around, they’re just a bit too pricey to make our cutoff. But if you have cash to spare and want to move your gear around in style, look no further.
2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV
Space behind front row: 142.8 cubic feet
Starting price: $80,490
All-new for 2021, with cool new features like Super Cruise availability, a diesel engine option, air suspension, and more, the spacious, gracious 2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV is unquestionably the pinnacle of luxurious SUV cargo transport.
2021 Lincoln Navigator L
Space behind front row: 120.2 cubic feet
Starting price: $86,485
A gorgeous interior and ample standard equipment mark the extended-length Lincoln Navigator L as Ford Motor Company’s biggest and brightest star.
2021 Cadillac Escalade
Space behind front row: 109.1 cubic feetStarting price: $76,145
Arguably the most luxurious Escalade to date, this Cadillac SUV is all-new for 2021. It boasts more space, a more comfortable ride, and dazzling technology in the cabin.
2021 Lincoln Navigator
Space behind front row: 103.3 cubic feetStarting price: $77,480
Wearing the bold styling for which Lincoln is known, the 2021 Navigator is elegant and comfortable. It can easily accommodate three rows of passengers, or two people and 103 cubic feet of gear.
This story originally ran on KBB.com.