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Top 10 2011 Midsize Sedans with Most Trunk Space

By Zach Gale | August 15, 2011
How many bodies can you fit in there?” That’s not a question you’re likely to hear at a new car dealership, but trunk space continues to be crucial for midsize sedan buyers everywhere. Whether you’re delivering groceries for a family of 10 or preparing for a cross-country roadtrip, trunk capacity—as well as the ease of entry into the cargo area—remains an important consideration for Accord and Camry drivers everywhere. So how does your midsize sedan favorite compare to the competition? Check out our top 10 list below to find out. Paragraphimage 10. 2011 Chrysler 200 - 13.6 cubic feet:

Chrysler has redone the midsize sedan formerly known as the Sebring, but no name change can disguise the car’s awkward proportions. Trunk space on the 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan is a respectable 13.6 cubic feet, just a bit more than the Dodge Avenger mechanical twin. Paragraphimage 9. 2011 Honda Accord - 14.7 cubic feet:

The latest Accord is the biggest midsize sedan Honda has ever made. Thanks in part to the large trunk, the EPA classifies the Accord sedan as a large, not midsize, car. Paragraphimage 8. 2011 Subaru Legacy - 14.7 cubic feet:

The Subaru Legacy is one of only two cars on this list to offer all-wheel drive. Subaru added rear seat legroom and cargo capacity with the current-generation Legacy; the trunk can hold 14.7 cubic feet worth of stuff. Paragraphimage 7. 2011 Toyota Camry - 15.0 cubic feet:

The best-selling car in the U.S. offers 15.0 cubic feet of trunk space as a non-hybrid sedan. Go for a 2011 Camry Hybrid and the generous cargo capacity drops to 10.6 cubic feet. Paragraphimage 6. 2011 Chevrolet Malibu - 15.1 cubic feet:

Although Chevrolet’s midsize sedan arguably has more exterior style than many might expect in this price range, that doesn’t mean it also can’t be practical. The 2011 Malibu’s 15.1 cubic-foot trunk is impressive, but still just midpack in this group. Paragraphimage 5. 2011 Nissan Altima - 15.3 cubic feet:

Nearing the end of its life before receiving a complete redesign, the Altima still offers four- and six-cylinder powertrains; the hybrid option (with less trunk space) will be dropped for the 2012 model year. Paragraphimage 4. 2011 Kia Optima - 15.4 cubic feet:

The Optima is nothing like the midsize sedan it replaces. With bold styling and 15.4 cubic feet of trunk space, this Kia is better prepared to tackle the ultra-competitive midsize sedan segment. Paragraphimage 3. 2011 Hyundai Sonata - 16.4 cubic feet:

Though the Sonata is mechanically related to the Kia Optima, Hyundai manages to squeeze in an extra cubic foot of trunk space. Paragraphimage 2. 2011 Ford Fusion - 16.5 cubic feet:

Compared to the Ford Taurus and Crown Victoria, the Fusion’s 16.5-cubic-foot trunk may appear small, but it’s actually near the top of the midsize sedan segment in non-hybrid form. Paragraphimage 1. 2011 Mazda6 - 16.6 cubic feet:

Yes, the Mazda6 has more trunk space than any other 2011 model year midsize sedan on this list. With 16.6 cubic feet, the Mazda6 can easily carry all the cargo that owners of the other listed cars have left behind. If you were shopping for a midsize sedan, how important would trunk space be to you?

  • 2011 Toyota Camry
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 2011 Chrysler 200
  • 2011 Ford Fusion
  • 2011 Honda Accord
  • 2011 Hyundai Sonata
  • 2011 Kia Optima
  • 2011 Mazda6
  • 2011 Nissan Altima
  • 2011 Subaru Legacy
 
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