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12 Hatchbacks With The Most Cargo Space, Subaru Impreza, Big Cargo In A Small Package

What are the new compact hatchback models with the most cargo room? Here's the updated ranking and where the 2024 Subaru Impreza hatch fits in now.

How much cargo room does the redesigned 2024 Subaru Impreza have now? And where does it rank with other 2024 model-year hatchbacks? U.S. News says, "Small but capable, these helpful hatchbacks offer the most trunk space for drivers on the move."

I've listed the top models that offer the most cargo space from last to first. Then, I will discuss additional 2024 Subaru Impreza attributes you should know. 

2024 Model Year Hatchbacks With the Most Cargo Space

  • 2023 Chevrolet Bolt - Cargo Space: 16.6 cubic feet
  • 2024 Mitsubishi Mirage - Cargo Space: 17.1 cubic feet
  • 2023 Kia Rio - Cargo Space: 17.4 cubic feet
  • 2024 Toyota GR Corolla - Cargo Space: 17.8 cubic feet
  • 2024 Volkswagen Golf R - Cargo Space: 19.9 cubic feet
  • 2024 Volkswagen GTI - Cargo Space: 19.9 cubic feet
  • 2024 Mazda Mazda3 - Cargo Space: 20.1 cubic feet
  • 2024 Toyota Prius Prime - Cargo Space: 20.3 cubic feet
  • 2024 Subaru Impreza - Cargo Space: 20.8 cubic feet
  • 2024 Nissan Leaf - Cargo Space: 23.6 cubic feet
  • 2024 Toyota Prius - Cargo Space: 23.8 cubic feet
  • 2024 Honda Civic - Cargo Space: 24.5 cubic feet

What Does U.S. News Say About The 2024 Subaru Impreza?

"The fully redesigned 2024 Subaru Impreza is a capable and comfortable compact car. The ride is confident, though not thrilling, and standard all-wheel drive adds to overall stability. Its drivetrain costs the Impreza some fuel efficiency compared to rivals, but its figures are still solid for an all-wheel-drive vehicle."

One Of The Best Cargo Capacities Among Compact Cars

"While not necessarily wealthy, the cabin has a good build quality, and both rows are cushy and airy. With this helpful hatchback, you don't have to choose between passenger or cargo space. There is 20.8 cubic feet of space behind the rear row and a massive 55.3 cubic feet with those seats folded. That is one of the best cargo capacities among compact cars."

6 More Subaru Impreza Attributes

All three 2024 Imprezas include roof crossbar mounting points, so you can easily mount a rooftop carrier for additional cargo space. You can also mount a bike carrier and carry snowboards, paddleboards, or kayaks on the roof of the Impreza. 

1. Thule Bike Carrier

This bike carrier manufactured by Thule features self-adjusting jaws that automatically wrap around the downtube for precise frame hold and ratcheting straps that secure the front and rear wheels. Adjustable mounting clamps make installing and switching between multiple (compatible) vehicles easy. 

The bike carrier fits most 20" to 29" wheel bikes with up to 2.6" wide tires. It includes one lock to secure the bike to the carrier. Note: A crossbar set is required. 

2. Thule Paddleboard Carrier

Manufactured by Thule, this stand-up paddleboard (SUP) carrier's telescoping design provides a custom fit for boards up to 34" wide and can hold up to two boards. Heavy-duty, steel-reinforced webbing and an improved locking mechanism provide security, while the soft, weather-resistant padding helps to protect your boards during transit. Note: Roof accessories require a Crossbar Set. 

3. Crossbar Set

Add a crossbar set to the Impreza to increase the vehicle's cargo-carrying capabilities. These fixed-style crossbars can be installed or removed in minutes on vehicles without roof rails. They may be used in conjunction with most Genuine Subaru roof attachments and carriers. Consult the vehicle owner's manual for the total roof load limit. Fixed Crossbars do not support the use of rooftop tents.

4. Cargo Tray

You can also get a cargo tray that helps protect the trunk area from stains, dirt, and other messes while providing a surface that reduces cargo shifting while driving.

5. All-Weather Floor Liners

All-Weather floor liners are custom-fitted, high-wall design floor liners that help protect the vehicle carpet from accidental spills, snow, sand, mud, dirt, and moisture. All-Weather Floor Liners are precision-engineered to ensure a precise fit and withstand a series of functional and durability evaluations to help ensure the liners will not warp, fade, or tear. It is not intended for use on top of Carpeted Floor Mats.

6. Rear Seatback Protector

A rear seatback protector provides additional protection to the rear seatbacks when the seats are lowered to transport larger cargo. It should be used in conjunction with the Cargo tray for optimal protection.

Thanks for reading, everyone. I hope you enjoyed this Subaru Impreza report. See you tomorrow for my latest Subaru Report.


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I am Denis Flierl, a top Torque News and Subaru reporter since 2012. I’ve invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role, working with every major car brand. I am an experienced Rocky Mountain Automotive Press member. You'll find my expert Subaru analysis here. Follow me on my The Dirty Subaru website, Dirty Subaru blog, X SubaruReport, All Subaru, WRXSTI, @DenisFlierl, Facebook, and Instagram.

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