Relationship Between Cargo Capacity and Fuel Economy

the Forester has a generous cargo area and it’s easy to load.

With today’s ever changing gas prices, many car buyers are opting to trade cargo space for fuel economy by purchasing a smaller vehicle compared to they might have otherwise. To help clients who are looking for cargo fuel and capacity economy, our list below highlights vehicles we’ve tested that provide the very best combination of these two. (Find out how you are able to compare these cars and have unlimited price reports with all the Cars Greatest Deals Plus.)

To acquire on our list, an automobile must meet benchmarks that vary based on vehicle category. The vehicle should have achieved a minimum overall miles-per-gallon (mpg) figure in our real-world fuel economy tests and also a minimum number of cubic feet of cargo capacity, according to our measurements. (For more on saving gas, see our guide to fuel economy.)