Which VW model has the most cargo capacity?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparisons, FAQs on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 11:03 am
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and Atlas with "which vehicles have the most cargo space" text

2018 Volkswagen SUV cargo space

At one point, most of us weren’t all that worried about cargo space. Many drivers start out in their youth driving an inexpensive compact vehicle that needs little more than room for groceries. It’s the family, or outdoor, lifestyle that has us considering roomier options. Whether you are packing for baby on board or wondering if your skis will fit in the rear, here’s what you need to know about your options when it comes to 2018 Volkswagen SUV cargo space.

Which VW model has the most cargo space?

If you’re a VW enthusiast, or simply watch enough TV to see the commercials, you are probably aware that Volkswagen has added two new SUVs to the lineup. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, a full-size SUV with three-rows of seating, naturally offers the most maximum cargo space at 96.8 cubic feet.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Cargo Space

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Cargo Space

Maximum cargo space is always measured based on rear seats folded flat. Obviously if you were concerned about bringing home lawn furniture, you’d leave the kids at home to make the maximum use of the rear, right?

Read More: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas trim hierarchy and features

Coming in at a close second for cargo? This time you may be surprised. The 2018 Golf Alltrack and Golf Sportwagen, which have the same body, offer a maximum of 66.5 cubic feet behind the front seats. This slightly beats the new three-row Tiguan’s 65.7 cubic feet, and is quite a bit more than the 2017 Tiguan Limited maximum cargo of 66.5 cubic feet. We know the Alltrack and SportWagen are station wagons, and not SUVs, but it’s noteworthy if cargo volume is your primary consideration.

It hasn’t yet been confirmed if the Touareg is on its way out, but we will say the 2017 model offered up 64 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. Even if it does end up discontinued, it never hurts to shop for a used option if this is the model of your dreams.

How much cargo space do you need in an SUV? Share your thoughts with a comment here at the Karen Radley Volkswagen Blog.