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4x4/Estate Boot Capacities

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pincher

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3,795 posts

114 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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How are they measured? I understand that on a saloon it will just be the boot itself but on a 4x4 or an estate car, is the measurement to the load cover or to the roof?

My E39 has what I consider to be a pretty large boot at about 460L and was comparing to a Touareg at about 555L and thought it would have been bigger even though that is almost 20% more than the BMW so it got me wondering.

If it is to the load cover, are there measurements available for the entire rear, to the roof?

wormus

6,919 posts

100 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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No idea but if you want carrying capacity, get a Discovery 3 or 4.

HarryW

13,009 posts

166 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Went from a E39 touring to a FL2 as an everyday car. Boot space went up to 755 ltrs on paper, however actual floor space seems less to me, perhaps most of it is unusable vertical volume.
Check the actual car not the figures, they can be misleading. I have two dogs and tbh I'm thinking about chopping if only for this point, a D4 would be nice ......

CarlT

3,332 posts

144 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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pincher said:
How are they measured? I understand that on a saloon it will just be the boot itself but on a 4x4 or an estate car, is the measurement to the load cover or to the roof?

My E39 has what I consider to be a pretty large boot at about 460L and was comparing to a Touareg at about 555L and thought it would have been bigger even though that is almost 20% more than the BMW so it got me wondering.

If it is to the load cover, are there measurements available for the entire rear, to the roof?
Most manufacturers quote with parcel shelf and without!

pincher

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3,795 posts

114 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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CarlT said:
Most manufacturers quote with parcel shelf and without!
Do they? I can see figures for seats up and seats down but nothing for with and without parcel shelf?

Fire99

8,838 posts

126 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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4x4's tend to have more intrusive wheel arches etc, which make usable luggage space less practical.

If I wanted ultimate load carrying, I wouldn't pick a 4x4.

JQ

2,675 posts

76 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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It's measured to the parcel shelf.

Want a big boot on a budget, try a Ford C-Max. It's got a bigger boot than a Range Rover and most large estates (A6 & 5 series). It is absolutely enormous.

pincher

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3,795 posts

114 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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JQ said:
It's measured to the parcel
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