SUVs with the biggest boots

Like big boots and just can't lie? These are the best value, biggest-booted SUVs that should be able to swallow your snow sport equipment

Gavin Braithwaite-Smith
Jul 31, 2020

If you’re looking for an SUV with a big boot, you’ve come to the right place. From small crossovers to large family SUVs, we’ve rounded up a range of options to suit all budgets, with PCP finance deals starting from just £120 per month.

Today’s SUVs are more efficient than ever, with many powered by low-emission petrol and diesel engines, which mean they're only a little more expensive to run than a family hatchback. Four-wheel-drive options are available, but as they’re more expensive to buy and run - and consume more fuel - it's worth avoiding them unless you need to venture off-road.

Here, we’ve selected eight great value SUVs with boots large enough to cope with whatever you throw at them, whether it's a dog, or a tent. Not to mention they'll be sat ready to go whenever you decide it's time to head off on your first holiday of the new decade.

With great value PCP finance deals available on all of these up to date and hugely practical SUVs, you could have one delivered in time to head off on a summer adventure with enough space for your family and all their luggage. Order from the comfort of your own home and BuyaCar will do the rest.

SUVs with the biggest boot space

1. Dacia Duster

Our pick Dacia Duster TCe 130 4x2 Comfort
Used deals from £10,999
Monthly finance from £166

The Dacia Duster: pound-for-pound, you can’t buy a budget SUV for less. At £10,995, it’s Britain’s cheapest SUV, with even the 4x4 version costing less than £16,000. Size wise, it sits somewhere between the Renault Captur and Renault Kadjar, so if you’re a family of five, the Duster is a perfect fit; small enough to be easy to drive, but with enough passenger and boot space to be seriously practical.

Put it this way: you’re getting a family-size SUV for a fun-size price. With the rear seats in their upright position, there’s 445 litres of space, which is significantly more than you’ll find in the Volkswagen Golf. More space means more presents for your in-laws, so it’s a win-win situation. Better still, with the Duster you'll save enough to pay for the presents in the first place compared with many pricier alternatives.

Fold the seats down and the space extends to 1,623 litres, which is more than the more expensive Nissan Qashqai offers. It’s worth noting that the seats don’t fold entirely flat and the entry-level version doesn’t offer a split-fold rear bench - so if you want the most practical Duster, bear this in mind. But with monthly prices starting from around £120, there's not much you can complain about really.

DACIA DUSTER BUYERS' GUIDE

Boot size - seats down 1,623 litres

2. Skoda Karoq

Our pick Skoda Karoq 1.5 TSI SEL
Used deals from £14,750
Monthly finance from £206

The Skoda Karoq is the gift that keeps on giving, long after you’ve squeezed the Christmas tree into the boot and taken it to the recycling centre. Put simply, it offers one of the largest boots for a car of this size, but this doesn’t come at the expense of cabin space.

If you have a young family, there’s room for them to grow up in the Karoq, with plenty of space in the rear. It’s worth finding a Karoq with Skoda’s highly adjustable and removable 'VarioFlex' rear seats, as these deliver maximum practicality.

With the seats folded down, there’s 1,630 litres of space to play with, as well as useful extra features like cargo nets and hooks. Go for a model with the removable seats, however, and you'll have up to 1,810 litres of boot space.

A 2018 Skoda Karoq could be on your driveway for around £220 a month.

SKODA KAROQ BUYERS' GUIDE

Boot size - seats down 1,630 litres (1,810 litres with rear seats removed - VarioFlex seats)

3. Peugeot 3008

Our pick Peugeot 3008 1.5 BlueHDi Active
Used deals from £14,450
Monthly finance from £203

Not to be confused with the old Peugeot 3008, which was about as exciting as leftover Brussels sprouts, the current version has had a makeover of Cinderella proportions. Oh yes it has.

Thanks to its sharp styling and cutting edge interior, the 3008 muscles in on the upmarket end of the market. Not that the sharp styling and dramatic dashboard design come at the expense of practicality.

In five-seat mode, the 520-litre boot offers plenty of versatile space, while the wide and low opening would make it easy to load a flat-screen television if you decide to take advantage of the New Year sales - just in case you missed the Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts.

Fold the seats down and you’re presented with cavernous 1,670-litre load area. You can even fold the front passenger seat forwards for extra long loads, so the skis need not be relegated to the roof. Because it’s in demand, 3008 deals are a little harder to find, but £200 per month will secure you an 18-plate car with around 20,000 miles on the clock.

PEUGEOT 3008 BUYERS' GUIDE

Boot size - seats down 1,670 litres

4. Mercedes-Benz GLE

Our pick Mercedes-Benz GLE 350d
Used deals from £23,999
Monthly finance from £350

Moving up a level, both in terms of price and size, we find the Mercedes-Benz GLE. The current model, introduced in 2019, is the family hero, offering a huge amount of space and the option of seven seats. Indeed, all but the entry-level model boast seven seats as standard.

It’s also slightly larger than the old model, offering 630 litres of space in five-seat mode, which extends to 2,055 litres with the seats folded down. An electric tailgate will make things easier when your hands are filled with presents.

But don’t discount the previous-generation GLE, which offers 2,010 litres of space, but not the option of seven seats. It’s also far cheaper to buy, with PCP deals starting from less than £400 a month.

MERCEDES GLE BUYERS' GUIDE

Boot size - seats down 2,055 litres

5. Skoda Kodiaq

Our pick Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 TDI 150 SE L
Used deals from £16,000
Monthly finance from £242

If you enjoy the feeling of getting more for your money, the Skoda Kodiaq will be right up your Quality Street. This is Skoda’s largest SUV, and five- and seven-seat versions are available. Either way, you’re getting one of the most spacious cars in its class.

In the five-seat version, the Kodiaq offers 835 litres of boot space with the rear seats in their upright position, which is huge. You're not going to be wanting for space with this one.

Fold the seats down and you’re treated to a cavernous 2,065 litres of space, which is outstanding for a car of this size. Even the seven-seat Kodiaq offers 270 litres of space with all the seats in place, which is more than some small hatchbacks offer.

It’s a bargain when new, but even more so on the used market. BuyaCar deals start from less than £300 per month for a 17-plate Kodiaq, or £18,500 if you’re buying outright.

SKODA KODIAQ BUYERS' GUIDE

Boot size - seats down 2,065 litres

6. BMW X7

Our pick BMW X7 xDrive 30d
Used deals from £60,950
Monthly finance from £831

If you’re feeling flush for cash, few SUVs are more opulent or spacious than the BMW X7. We’re not going to pretend that the X7 is a cheap option – because it isn’t – but if you do find yourself with a wedge of spare cash, you might want to consider this huge chunk of luxury SUV.

It’s massive, so good luck tackling the congested retail car park, but these Royal Albert Hall-size dimensions do allow for a truly cavernous cabin. It was designed to offer maximum comfort to all seven occupants and is packed with more tech than most children's Christmas lists.

Even with all seven seats in place, the boot is almost as large as a family hatchback’s, but with rows two and three folded down, the X7 offers a gargantuan 2,120 litres of space. Your luggage will never have travelled in such luxury.

This a new car with an expensive list price, so discounts are hard to come by. That said, BuyaCar deals start from around £1,000 per month. Ditch the mortgage and move in – the BMW X7 is big enough.

BMW X7 BUYERS' GUIDE

Boot size - seats down 2,120 litres

7. Peugeot 5008

Our pick Peugeot 5008 1.2 PureTech Allure
Used deals from £18,995
Monthly finance from £271

For the Peugeot 5008 we could refer you back to the smaller, cheaper 3008 but write in larger text to emphasise the increased size. Essentially, this is the seven-seat version of the Peugeot 3008 SUV, and although it’s smaller than the Skoda Kodiaq, it offers more space inside.

It also undercuts many more upmarket rivals, despite boasting bold exterior styling, a dramatic cabin design and a generous level of standard equipment. With both rear seats lowered, the boot offers a minimum of 952 litres of space, loading up to the parcel shelf. This increases to a humongous 2,150 litres of space with the middle seats lowered, loading to the roof and making use of the underfloor storage.

Used prices start from around £20,000 or from £270 per month on PCP finance with BuyaCar. If you don’t require the extra seats, it’s worth considering the cheaper 3008, though.

PEUGEOT 5008 BUYERS' GUIDE

Boot size - seats down 2,150 litres

8. Land Rover Discovery

Our pick Land Rover Discovery SD4 SE
Used deals from £16,500
Monthly finance from £240

If you’re planning a family getaway this Spring – and your route takes in a few mountain tracks, disused quarries and rocky ravines – the Land Rover Discovery is your ultimate weapon.

Few SUVs are more adept at handling the rough stuff, but it’s the size of the interior that’s of interest here. With both rows of seats folded away, the Discovery offers 2,406 litres of space floor to ceiling. Not especially useful if you’re travelling with your five children, but fantastic if you have serious amounts of stuff to shift.

Be warned: with all seven seats in use, the boot would be best described as ‘snug’, so you might want to invest in a roofbox if you need space for more than five and luggage at the same time. The current Discovery is available from around £550 per month, or £40,000 if you’re buying outright, so it's not cheap. But then it is a serious amount of car.

LAND ROVER DISCOVERY BUYERS' GUIDE

Boot size - seats down 2,406 litres

 

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