The luxury compact SUV market has grown in numbers in recent years. Just about every premium manufacturer now has a model in this highly competitive segment.
While buyers of these vehicles seek luxury, they don’t want to sacrifice too much in the way of versatility and practicality.
After all, an SUV is supposed to be a people hauler, grocery-getter, and weekend away transport.
In this article, we take a look at luxury compact SUVS with the most cargo space.
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#1: 2023 Jaguar F-Pace (69.1 ft³)
The 2023 Jaguar F-Pace is an absolute head turner, with svelte and athletic lines that somehow shrink its SUV size.
This British SUV sets the standard for what a luxury compact SUV should be, bringing decades of tradition and know-how to this relatively new segment.
This two-row luxury compact SUV might have sporty styling, but it isn’t small in size: it boasts the biggest cargo space of all vehicles in this line-up, with 69.1 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seats are folded flat.
It can hold 22 carry-on luggage bags with the rear seats folded down.
With those rear seats back in their upright position, the trunk space of an F-Pace is 31.5 cubic feet and can stow 8 carry-on luggage bags.
The retail pricing of a 2023 Jaguar F-Pace starts at $53,675.
#2: 2023 Infiniti QX50 (64.4 ft³)
The second spot in our list of 9 luxury compact SUVs with the most cargo space goes to the 2023 Infiniti QX50 with a whopping 64.4 cubic feet.
It is surprising because, as with the 2023 Jaguar F-Pace, the exterior dimensions belie its cavernous interior.
The 2023 Infiniti QX50 can hold 21 carry-on luggage bags with the rear seats folded down.
With those seats upright, the trunk space is still impressive at 31.4 cubic feet, which can also accommodate 8 carry-on luggage bags like the Jaguar F-Pace.
The 2023 Infiniti QX50 retail pricing starts at $39,675.
#3: 2023 Volvo XC60 (63.3 ft³)
The 2023 Volvo XC60 is one of the Swedish automaker’s best products to date.
This one melds style, practicality, and luxury beautifully, adding versatility to its plethora of offerings.
It can hold 21 carry-on luggage bags thanks to its 63.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first row of seats.
This 2-row, 5-seater vehicle has a roomy trunk space of 17.1 cubic feet, which is suitable for stowing 4 carry-on luggage bags.
It might not be as spacious when those rear seats are folded forward, but it is respectable for this luxury compact SUV class.
The 2023 Volvo XC60 has a retail price starting at $44,545.
#4: 2023 BMW X3 (62.7 ft³)
The 2023 BMW X3 is the highest-placed German model on our list of luxury compact SUVs with the most cargo space.
This highly-acclaimed vehicle is a 5-seater SUV with two rows of seating.
The trunk offers 28.7 cubic feet of cargo space, so it can easily transport 6 carry-on luggage bags.
When you flip the rear seats forward and flat, that cargo space jumps to 62.7 cubic feet. In that configuration, the 2023 BMW X3 can hold 20 carry-on luggage bags.
Retail pricing of the 2023 BMW X3 starts at $45,195.
#5: 2023 Acura RDX (58.9 ft³)
The luxury division of Japanese automaker Honda makes the fantastic Acura RDX.
This is a 5-seater, two-row luxury compact SUV with oodles of features, comfort, style, and practicality. It boasts 58.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the front row of seats.
When the rear seats are folded down, it can carry 18 carry-on luggage bags.
In standard configuration with the rear seats upright, the 2023 Acura RDX’s trunk has a cargo area of 29.5 cubic feet, which is one of the biggest trunk spaces in its segment. That means it can swallow 6 large carry-on luggage bags with ease.
The 2023 Acura RDX retail pricing starts at $42,745.
#6: 2023 Audi Q5 (54.1 ft³)
Audi is a German auto brand with a rich pedigree in North American markets for quality.
The 2023 Audi Q5 is a much beloved two-row, 5-seater luxury compact SUV that has split-fold rear seats that can amplify its cargo space.
It transforms the Q5’s already impressive 25.9 cubic feet of trunk space into more than double its size: 54.1 cubic feet of cargo space.
The trunk can stow 5 large carry-on luggage bags, while the Q5 – with its rear seats folded flat – can carry 16 carry-on luggage bags.
Audi’s largest two-row SUV is one of the class leaders in Europe for luxury and comfort. This cargo space highlights that.
The 2023 Audi Q5 has a retail price starting at $45,395.
#7: 2023 Porsche Macan (53 ft³)
The Porsche Macan has the sportiest intentions of all the luxury compact SUVs on this list.
Despite being the smallest SUV in the famed German automaker’s model line-up, it doesn’t disappoint in terms of luxury and comfort features.
While based on the same chassis as the 2023 Audi Q5, the 2023 Porsche Macan is lower and smaller than its German sibling model.
The 2023 Porsche Macan can carry 4 carry-on luggage bags in its 17.2 cubic foot trunk. When the rear seats are folded flat, that cargo space is 53 cubic feet – that means it can hold 15 carry-on luggage bags.
The 2023 Porsche Macan has retail pricing starting from $58,950.
#8: 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC (49.4 ft³)
No list of luxury compact SUVs would be complete without a Mercedes-Benz GLC.
While the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC isn’t at the top of this list for cargo space, it does show its versatility as an SUV and a luxury people mover to be included on this list at the number 8 spot in this highly competitive sector.
The 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC has a trunk space of 18 cubic feet, which means it can carry 4 large carry-on luggage bags. When the rear seats are folded flat, that cargo area jumps to 49.4 cubic feet and can hold 14 large carry-on luggage bags.
With retail pricing starting at $55,570, it is easy to see why the 2023 Mercedes-Benz is so popular on North American roads.
#9: 2023 Lexus NX (46.9 ft³)
Rounding out this list of 9 luxury compact SUVs with the most cargo space is the 2023 Lexus NX model.
It has a cargo space of 46.9 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded forward and flat. This Japanese SUV can swallow 13 large carry-on luggage bags in this configuration.
When the rear seats are returned to their upright position, the 2023 Lexus NX’s trunk can easily hold 4 large carry-on luggage bags thanks to its 22.7 cubic feet of space.
This 2023 Lexus NX has a retail price starting at $39,755.