Buyers looking for luxury midsize SUVs are spoilt for choice.
With long lists of specifications and top-shelf luxury features, cargo space is another important criteria to consider, and shouldn’t be compromised.
On this list of luxury midsize SUVs with the most cargo space, you’ll find out which vehicles offer the best storage capacity.
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#1: 2023 Acura MDX (95 ft³)
To top this list of the 9 luxury midsize SUVs with the most cargo space would be quite an accomplishment. That’s why we’ve penned this list, of course.
And, the winner of this matchup – and trouncing its rivals in the process – is the 2023 Acura MDX with 95 cubic feet of cargo space. That amounts to 40 carry-on luggage bags!
It is a 3-row, 7-seat SUV; when the second row of seats are in an upright configuration, the MDX boasts 48.4 cubic feet of cargo space. Behind the third row of seats, it holds another 18.1 cubic feet of space.
For a luxury midsize SUV, the 2023 Acura MDX not only offers incredible cargo space but also value with a starting price of $50,745.
#2: 2023 Genesis GV80 (84.0 ft³)
Despite the branding and advertising, when you see a 2023 Genesis GV80 rolling past, you’d be forgiven for mistaking it for a Bentley Bentayga. That’s a compliment of the highest order to the superb Genesis GV80.
Taking the number 2 spot of the luxury midsize SUVs with the most cargo space, it boasts a whopping 84 cubic feet of cargo space when the second and third rows of seating are folded flat.
Incredibly, with the second row of seating positioned upright, there is still 34.9 cubic feet of cargo area, while resetting the third row upright reduces the cargo space to 11.6 cubic feet.
To put it into perspective, the 2023 Genesis GV80’s 84 cubic feet of cargo space can hold 33 large carry-on luggage bags!
The retail pricing for the 2023 Genesis GV80 starts at $56,925.
#3: 2023 Cadillac XT6 (78.7 ft³)
The luxurious and stylish Cadillac XT6 is a popular midsize model for North American buyers.
The 2023 model ups the ante with more luxury than ever before – and it hasn’t compromised on versatility one inch.
The 2023 Cadillac XT6 has 78.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first row of seats, with the second and third rows folded flat. That is equivalent to 30 carry-on luggage bags.
Even with the second row of seats positioned upright, the Cadillac has 43.1 cubic feet of cargo space. Behind the third row of seating, there are only 12.6 cubic feet of cargo space.
Overall, that’s relatively good. It is comfortable, practical, and versatile – all elements an SUV buyer seeks in their next vehicle.
The 2023 Cadillac XT6 has a retail price starting from $49,940.
#4: 2023 Lincoln Aviator (77.7 ft³)
The Lincoln Aviator is a fantastic midsize luxury SUV and tops many people’s shopping lists – but it ranks as number 4 on our list of luxury midsize SUVs with the most cargo space.
It boasts 77.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the passenger seats folded flat, which is suitable for stowing 30 large carry-on luggage bags. However, it is nearly 30 cubic feet smaller than the incredible cargo-carrying capabilities of number 1 on this list, the 2023 Acura MDX.
With the middle row of seating in this 3-row, 7-seater SUV in the upright configuration, there is still a very sizeable 41.8 cubic feet of cargo space.
Behind the third row, a very usable 18.3 cubic feet of cargo space remains.
The 2023 Lincoln Aviator’s pricing starts from $54,735.
#5: 2023 Land Rover Defender 110 (76.1 ft³)
The first British brand on this list – and number 5 on our list – is the all-action 2023 Land Rover Defender 110.
In 7-seater configuration, the Defender is nothing like its predecessor: this is an SUV designed for the urban jungle while being capable of conquering the rural countryside.
It can store 29 carry-on luggage cases behind the first row of seats thanks to its 76.1 cubic feet of cargo space.
With the second row of seats returned to the upright position, 35.8 cubic feet of cargo space remains. Behind the third row, a small 10.2 cubic feet of cargo space can hold just 2 carry-on luggage bags.
The 2023 Land Rover Defender 110 retail pricing starts from $69,475.
Interestingly, a Defender 130 version is also on offer for those seeking XL sizing for their SUVs – but that sways into fullsize SUV territory.
#6: 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE (74.9 ft³)
With 74.9 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded flat, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE can comfortably store 27 carry-on luggage bags.
This German model leads the Teutonic trio on this list, but only just.
It might be number 6 on our list, but it shines with its trunk space: 33.3 cubic feet. That is more than some compact SUVs’ entire cargo space.
The 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE has a retail price starting at $58,750.
#7: 2023 Land Rover Discovery (74.3 ft³)
This is the second British SUV entry on this list from the same manufacturer, but it is entirely different from the first.
The 2023 Land Rover Discovery is a traditional luxury midsize SUV and boasts 74.3 cubic feet of cargo space when the seats are folded flat. It can carry 27 large carry-on luggage bags in this space.
In that configuration, the Discovery still holds 45 cubic feet of cargo space, but the trunk is on the tiny side at just 9.1 cubic feet.
The 2023 Land Rover Discovery retail pricing starts from $59,875.
#8: 2023 BMW X5 (72.3 ft³)
The 2023 BMW X5 has a list price starting from $62,595, and for that money, you’ll be assured of elegance and class-leading luxury.
The BMW X5 has set the standard for this SUV class, and the 2023 model X5 continues the legacy – with great practicality too.
With the second row of seats folded flat, the X5 has 72.3 cubic feet of cargo space – that’s 26 large carry-on luggage bags.
With the rear seats back in an upright position, the trunk space is 33.9 cubic feet, which is large enough to hold 11 carry-on luggage bags.
#9: 2023 Audi Q7 (69.6 ft³)
German automaker Audi’s Q7 is a popular 3-row, 7-seater SUV topped with luxury, which some may argue is the most luxurious on this list. However, it ranks 9th on our list.
This luxury midsize people carrier boasts 69.6 cubic feet of cargo space with the second and third rows of seats folded flat. That means it can still hold 25 large carry-on luggage bags.
When the second row of seats are back in place, the 2023 Audi Q3 still holds 35.7 cubic feet of space. The trunk space behind the third row of seats is 14.2 cubic feet.
The 2023 Audi Q7 has a retail price starting from $60,395.