Originally designed for people who work out of their vehicles, or for large families,
SUVshave come to dominate the American auto market.
One reason for their popularity is the superior handling and favorable safety ratings when compared to smaller, rear-wheel drive cars. Another reason is the abundance of cargo space available. Modern SUVs combine the storage capabilities of a pickup truck with the comfort of a high-end sedan.
Which SUVs have the most cargo space?
Kelley Blue Bookhas ranked all mainstream SUVs from the 2021 model year, by folding down the rear seats and analyzing the available cargo space.
They found the Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon XL top the list, with 144.7 cubic feet available behind the front row. That’s over 20 cubic feet more than the next closest competitor. As KBB explains, if you need more cargo space than this, you’ll have to
consider a van.
Even with a car full of people, the Chevy Suburban has an impressive 40 cubic feet of storage space available. That’s about three times bigger than the average sedan trunk.
The next two SUVs with the most cargo space are the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon, offering 122.9 cubic feet of space behind the front row. If that’s big enough for you, these models are a few thousand dollars cheaper than the Chevy Suburban and GMC Yukon XL.
Is an SUV the right choice?
If you have a large family and could make use of seven, eight, or even nine seats, then an SUV is probably the right vehicle for you. You can pick up groceries, haul sports equipment, load it up with suitcases, and still have room for five kids and the family dog. They also have powerful engines, capable of towing heavy loads.
SUVs are designed to have a high center of gravity, giving drivers a greater sense of security. They have large, robust frames, and are always well-represented in the list of "Top Safety Picks" by the
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
On the flipside, SUVs don’t have great fuel economy, especially when compared to smaller vehicles in the same price range. And they can be tricky to maneuver if you live in an urban area with tight parking spots.
Finding the right insurance for your SUV
Whether you are buying the new Chevy Suburban or another model, the Jerry app gathers affordable quotes, helps you switch plans, and even cancels your old policy for you. Our service is completely free, and the average Jerry user saves $879 a year on car insurance.