Sometimes a large sedan can provide you with all the cargo space you need. Check out our top 10 favorite used sedans with great trunk space!  

Sedans Built to Carry Stuff 

In a world where SUVs rule the roads, sedans seem to have taken the back seat (pun intended) in terms of space. It’s hard to believe that before the SUV and the minivan, there was the stately sedan. These were once the kings of hauling families with all their luggage. Admittedly, families didn’t come with quite as many “accessories” as they do today. But back in the 1950s and 1960s, for example, cars were built much bigger than today.

Today, SUVs are the chariots of choice for families around the world. Some people would much rather have a nice sedan instead. If you’re one of those folks, then you have some options. The sedan may not be “in style” anymore, but you can still find them. The best thing about the ones on this list is that they come with loads of trunk space!

Let’s take a look at our favorite used sedans with great trunk space under $15,000.

Chrysler 300 (2012 – 2016) 

2013 Chrysler 300 -
2013 Chrysler 300 -

The Chrysler 300 is a great choice for those who want a luxury look and feel while still being affordable. It is a large sedan that gives a nod to its stately ancestors with modern styling appointments such as a low-profile top and large rims. Drivers can find them powered by a 3.6L V6 engine, and they can take their pick between RWD and AWD powertrains.

The Chrysler 300 comes with a large trunk providing 16.3 cubic feet of space. If you need even more space, the rear seats fold down. It is a big car with a small price tag. You can find models made between 2012 and 2016 for well under fifteen stacks.

Kia K5 (2021) 

2021 Kia K5 -
2021 Kia K5 -

The Kia K5 made its debut in 2021, replacing the Optima and becoming the brand’s new mid-sized sedan. The Kia K5 was offered at the low price that the Optima was once known for but it was stylistically updated to reflect Kia’s more edgy direction. The result is a mid-size sedan powered by a 1.6L engine and available in an FWD configuration.

The Kia K5 offers drivers a whopping 16 cubic feet of trunk space. It also offers a 60-40 split rear seat that folds down to give you even more space. If there is one car on this list that looks cool, the Kia K5 is it. You can find used 2021 models out there at just under $15,000.

Chevy Impala (2014-2018) 

2015 Chevrolet Impala -
2015 Chevrolet Impala -

Families have relied on the Chevy Impala since 1958 with only a couple of breaks in between. Its last year of production was 2020, but plenty can be found on the used market for well under our $15,000 limit.

The Chevy Impala has the honor of having the largest trunk on the list which measures out to an incredible 18.8 cubic feet! If you need to haul bulky items, you can use the 60/40 split-folding rear seats for even more space. It’s an impressive amount of space for a sedan!

BMW 750Li (2013-2014) 

2013 BMW 750Li -
2013 BMW 750Li -

Luxury car fanatics already know about the BMW 7 Series. These large sedans are a great way to carry the family around in style and comfort. Their cavernous interiors offer leather seats and luxury appointments while a hefty V8 engine lives under the hood.

The BMW 750Li gives drivers an awesome 17.7 cubic feet of trunk space plus the option of folding down the 60/40 split rear seats for even more space. While you may not consider a BMW to haul things for your next project, it can be done with a used BMW 750Li. They can be found priced under our $15k budget.

Dodge Charger (2007-2014) 

2011 Dodge Charger -
2011 Dodge Charger -

Dodge Chargers are the company’s most popular sedans, and they can be found everywhere on the used market. While you won’t find a Scat Pack or a Hellcat in this price range, you will find them with a 3.6L V6 engine and AWD.

The Dodge Charger offers up to 16.5 cubic feet of cargo space for those who need to carry a little extra luggage on their next vacation. If you need to fit in a few souvenirs, you can fold down the rear seats. They can be found for well under $15k in most markets.

Honda Accord (2013-2017) 

2016 Honda Accord -
2016 Honda Accord -

The Honda Accord is a long-lasting sedan with a long history. It has been the car of choice for families around the globe, and it even has a following in street racing circles. It is powered by a 2.4L inline four-cylinder engine with an FWD configuration.

The Honda Accord also offers plenty of room in the rear for those who need to bring along a few extra things. It offers drivers 15.8 cubic feet of space which isn’t bad considering this is a mid-sized sedan.

Chevrolet Malibu (2016-2021) 

2020 Chevrolet Malibu -
2020 Chevrolet Malibu -

Chevy’s second entry on our list is the Malibu. The Chevy Malibu gives families plenty of room on road trips while being just a bit smaller than its big brother, the Impala. You can find four-cylinder and V6 variants on the used market.

The Chevy Malibu offers 15.8 cubic feet of cargo space and can be found in abundance on the used market.

Volkswagen Passat (2011-2017) 

2011 Volkswagen Passat -
2011 Volkswagen Passat -

While Volkswagen may not be the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to space (unless you think about the old VW Bus), the Passat is a mid-sized sedan with a big trunk. It is powered by a spunky 1.8L engine in both AWD and FWD configurations.

The Volkswagen Passat gives drivers 15.9 cubic feet of cargo space. The rear seats fold down too for even more room. You can find great examples with modest mileage on the used market for $15k or lower depending on the year.

Hyundai Sonata (2015-2019) 

2015 Hyundai Sonata -
2015 Hyundai Sonata -

The Hyundai Sonata is the sister car of the Kia K5. It shares many of the same features including the new exterior styling options. The used models will be a little more business, however. They feature a streamlined styling that is a bit more elegant and less edgy than newer models.

The Hyundai Sonata provides 16.3 cubic feet of cargo space for families that need to get away for a little while. When you fold down the rear seats, you can carry even more.

BMW 320i (2011-2018) 

2018 BMW 320i -
2018 BMW 320i -

The BMW 320i is another great example of how luxury can meet utility. These sedans are powered by a 2.0L inline-four-cylinder and carry you in executive-class styling. They’re available in both AWD and FWD while sporting an eight-speed automatic transmission. You also get leather seats and a moonroof!

The BMW 3 Series doesn’t look like a car that could offer up to 17.0 cubic feet of trunk space, but it pulls it off. They’re also found reasonably priced at under $15,000.


Packing trunk
Packing trunk

The sedan is a classic car design that has never really gone out of style. Sure, it has suffered due to the rise of the almighty SUV, but it still has a place in driveways around the world. The popularity of SUVs has caused their used prices to skyrocket. While used cars in general have suffered from inflated prices over the past decade, the sedans appear to be the ones that are more affordable overall. If you know how to shop for a used car, then you’ll find that you can save a ton of money by driving a sedan instead of an SUV.

You can even find sedans that share popular features with SUVs, such as AWD capability. Quite literally, the only thing that you don’t have is the boxy rear end. A sedan is generally more low-profile and, in many cases, looks much classier than many SUVs on the market.

So, in a world full of SUVs, be a sedan. Be timeless and true to your roots.

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D.L. Shepherd

D.L. Shepherd’s love of anything with an engine and everything that goes fast was kickstarted as a child who spent time at the local dragstrip and dirt track. At Bluefield University, D.L. explored creative writing with published pieces in the university's literary journal. He then worked as a Sales Rep. for Harley-Davidson and as an electronic technician. Now, he's using his expertise as an author. With an endless interest in learning about new cars and analyzing all of their specs, D.L. specializes in vehicle reviews of all kinds.

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