Kia SUV/Minivan Cargo Capacity Comparison
The modern Kia lineup is chock full of spacious cars and SUVs designed to handle all your luggage or outing gear whenever adventure calls. Any Kia fan would be hard-pressed to choose a favorite—but if you’re wondering which has the highest maximum cargo volume, we can help with that. This guide explores which Kia model currently has the most cargo space on our lot here at Friendly Kia.
Most Cargo Space Overall: Kia Carnival
The 2022 Kia Carnival MPV has the most cargo space of any Kia brand vehicle this year. With three rows of spacious seating, the minivan uncovers a maximum cargo volume of 142.0 cubic feet when you fold the rear seats. Even without dipping into the seating area, the Carnival MPV has a standard cargo volume of 33.9 cubic feet behind the third row.
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Most Cargo Space in an SUV: Kia Telluride
If minivans aren’t your thing, the 2021 Telluride offers the most max cargo space of any Kia SUV. It has a cargo area ranging from 21.0 cubic feet behind the rear seats up to a maximum 87.0 cubic feet with the second- and third-row seats folded. The 2021 Sportage is a two-row model, but at 30.7 cubic feet, it offers more cargo space behind the rear seats than any other Kia SUV.
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Cargo Volume Measurements in Kia SUVs/Minivans
|Model||Cargo Volume (behind rear seats)||Maximum Cargo Volume|
|2022 EV6||27.7 cubic feet||53.5 cubic feet|
|2021 Soul||24.2 cubic feet||62.1 cubic feet|
|2021 Seltos||26.6 cubic feet||62.8 cubic feet|
|2021 Sportage||30.7 cubic feet||60.1 cubic feet|
|2021 Niro||19.4 cubic feet||54.5 cubic feet|
|2021 Sorento||12.6 cubic feet||75.5 cubic feet|
|2021 Telluride||21.0 cubic feet||87.0 cubic feet|
|2022 Carnival MPV||33.9 cubic feet||142.0 cubic feet|
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Bonus: Which Kia sedan/hatchback has the most cargo space?
The 2021 Kia Stinger sedan offers the most cargo space of any Kia sedan/hatchback this year. It features 23.3 cubic feet of space in the trunk, but folding the rear seatback will earn you a maximum cargo volume of 40.9 cubic feet.
Cargo Volume Measurements in Kia Sedans/Hatchbacks
|Model||Trunk Volume||Maximum Cargo Volume|
|2021 Rio||13.7 cubic feet||13.7 cubic feet|
|2021 Rio 5-Door||17.4 cubic feet||32.8 cubic feet|
|2021 Forte||15.3 cubic feet||N/A|
|2021 K5||16.0 cubic feet||N/A|
|2021 Stinger||23.3 cubic feet||40.9 cubic feet|