Despite increased consumer demand, not everyone wants an SUV. Some buyers value better handling over a raised seating position, which means a high-riding vehicle is less than ideal. Luckily, a number of automakers still offer hatchbacks as SUV alternatives in the face of dwindling car sales. Here are 12 hatchbacks with the most cargo space, arranged from smallest to largest hatchback cargo volume when the rears are folded.

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe – 17.5 cu. ft./45.9 cu. ft. (rear seats up/down)

Essentially a hatch with a coupe-like roofline, the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe gives you sleek looks while retaining hatchback cargo volume. It also comes with 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats, giving you added flexibility for hauling long or bulky items.

Honda Civic Hatchback –25.7 cu. ft./46.2 cu. ft.

Civic Type R

Think of the Honda Civic as the jack-of-all-trades benchmark of the compact segment. It’s fun to drive, fuel-efficient, quick, and sensible. Need more space than the sedan offers? The hatchback model gets you SUV-like versatility complete with a cool cargo cover that easily stows away without intruding on interior volume, and 60/40 split-folding rear seats that fold completely flat. Did we mention the Honda Civic hatchback also comes standard with a turbocharged engine? Yup, it’s the Civic to get provided you can get past the anime-like styling.

Porsche Panamera – 14.3 to 18.3 cu. ft./ 44.0 to 52.6 cu. ft.

Yes, you can have seating for four, a luxurious interior, sports car performance, and practicality if you throw money at it and buy yourself a Porsche Panamera. Regardless of whether you get the standard model, the Sport Turismo, or long-wheelbase Executive model, the Panamera offers excellent hatchback cargo capacity, making it a great choice as a practical yet sporty luxury car.

Honda Fit – 16.6 cu. ft./52.7 cu. ft.

No other car is as deceivingly practical as the Honda Fit. Its subcompact dimensions hide a roomy interior that gives you hatchback cargo room and impressive flexibility. Thanks to its Magic Seats, you can fold the cushion up to accommodate tall items or drop the 60/40 split-folding rear seatbacks completely flat for maximum hatchback cargo capacity.

Volkswagen Golf/Golf GTI – 22.8 cu. ft./52.7 to 53.7 cu. ft.

The Volkswagen Golf and its sporty GTI variant are some of the most practical compact cars available. With its upright profile and squared off rear end, loading your goods is a cinch, and the seatbacks that fold completely flat make it easy to haul bulky objects. Opt for the 228-hp Golf GTI if you want a great all-around performer with impressive hatchback cargo room.

Kia Niro – 18.5 to 19.4 cu. ft./53.0 to 54.5 cu. ft.

Among dedicated hybrids, the Kia Niro is the most practical thanks to its conventional design. It’s not going to turn many heads, but its generous hatchback cargo volume gives you enough space that it can work as a family vehicle. Even when you get the plug-in and EV variants, the Kia Niro doesn’t sacrifice much in terms of practicality thanks to the lithium-ion battery being placed under the rear seats or below the passenger compartment.

Volkswagen Arteon – 27.2 cu. ft./ 55.0 cu. ft.

When you first set your eyes on the Volkswagen Arteon, you’ll immediately notice the seductive exterior design. But once you get inside the spacious interior and discover that it has a hatch instead of a conventional trunk, you’ll immediately realize you can have a stylish car that’s also practical with hatchback cargo capacity.

Hyundai Elantra GT – 24.9 cu. ft./ 55.1 cu. ft.

The Hyundai Elantra GT is a great bang for your buck and offers sizable hatchback cargo volume in a package that’s easy (and fun) to drive. With its upright greenhouse and two-level cargo floor, the Elantra GT is flexible enough to work as a small family car. Need some fun to go with your practical compact car? The 201-hp Elantra GT N-Line comes with an upgraded suspension, and, when equipped with the manual transmission, sticky performance tires for maximum grip.

Subaru Impreza – 20.8 cu. ft./55.3 cu. ft.

As the only compact car with all-wheel drive standard, the Subaru Impreza gives you four-season traction, hatchback cargo room, and fuel efficiency all in one package. A recent refresh added Subaru’s EyeSight driver assistance suite as standard on Impreza models equipped with the CVT and a slightly revised front fascia.

Chevrolet Bolt EV – 16.9 cu. ft./56.6 cu. ft.

One of the affordable mass-market electric vehicles, the Chevrolet Bolt EV has gained more range and can travel up to an EPA-estimated 259 miles on a single charge. With its battery mounted under the passenger compartment, the Bolt’s interior has plenty of space, putting it close to the top of the list of EV hatchbacks with the most cargo space. It even has a two-level cargo floor for extra flexibility when you need to haul a lot of stuff.

Tesla Model S – 5.3 cu. ft. (frunk)/ 30.0 cu. ft./60.2 cu. ft.

Tesla’s Model S helped bring electric vehicles into the mainstream with its stylish looks and solid performance. It’s also super practical because it’s a hatch and has rear seats that fold completely flat. Should you need more space, the Tesla Model S has a frunk that can fit smaller bags, making it a family-friendly EV that can go almost 400 miles on a charge in its long range guise.

Kia Soul – 18.7 to 24.2 cu. ft./62.2 cu. ft.

Tall, boxy, and packed with character, the Kia Soul turns heads wherever it goes, especially in bright colors. Thanks to its upright greenhouse, the Soul has a spacious cabin despite its small exterior footprint. Its standard two-level cargo floor adds extra versatility and its cargo cover can be easily removed, placing it at the top of the list of hatchbacks with the most cargo space.

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