If you're shopping for an SUV, it's likely you want to know a few important things. A good number of seats, an ample amount of power, an affordable price point, reliability, safety and possibly most importantly how much of your life you can cram into the boot.Supermarket bags, golf clubs, the family dog, old furniture, new furniture, half of a hardware store plenty of us will put our car's cargo space to good use throughout its lifetime.In such a competitive SUV market, buyers are spoilt for choice and sometimes purchase decisions can come down to the millimetre. As such, we've rounded up some of Australia's top-selling compact, medium and large SUVs and ranked them according to boot size alone.That way, if you want a small SUV but happen to own a Bernese Mountain Dog, you can see if you're really able to squeeze into that Toyota C-HR, or whether you need to make the leap up to a Nissan X-Trail.However, not all boot sizes are equal and there are two different measurement standards for boot size currently in use in the automotive industry.VDA (Verband der Automobilindustrie) standards also known as ISO 3832 standards or DIN 70020 standards are generally regarded as the most relevant measurement of space as they use simulated 'blocks' of a certain size to measure useable cargo space, as opposed to filling every tiny nook with liquid. It typically measures space to the parcel shelf, rather than to the roof.SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) is a measurement standard used mostly in the US that measures wet value, because it takes into account every bit of available space. Both VDA and SAE are measured in litres (L).To keep things fair, where possible, we've used VDA measurement standards and quoted minimum cargo space (i.e. the space available with all seating rows in play), unless the car is a seven or eight-seater model, in which case we've quoted figures both with and without the third row in play.Unfortunately, some manufacturers still use only SAE measurements for their cars, so we have marked these brands accordingly with an asterisk. Please note, quoted SAE figures are, by nature, likely to be higher than VDA figures but this doesn't necessarily mean their cars' boots are bigger than their VDA counterparts (in fact, quite the opposite).Similarly, some brands that purport to use VDA standards also measure boot space to the roof so, where possible, we have pointed this out so you can fairly compare them against those that measure only to the parcel shelf.Here, our 2020 cargo showdown.
SUVs ranked by smallest to biggest boot space (in litres)

NB: We've listed only the boot space figure with all seating rows in play, unless the car is a seven or eight-seater vehicle, in which case we've listed both the boot space with the rear row up and with it stowed where available. * Denotes brands that use SAE standards measurements are likely to appear higher. Some manufacturers were unable to supply minimum boot size measurements.FIVE SEATS

Suzuki Jimny: 85LMazda CX-3: 264LSuzuki Ignis: 264L for four-seat GLX, 271L for five seat GL*Haval H6: 276L (to cargo cover)Subaru XV: 310L, 345L for hybrid modelsMazda CX-30: 317LToyota C-HR: 318L (shown below)Lexus UX250h: 324L in FWD Luxury, 364L in FWD F Sport and Sports Luxury, 334L in all AWD variantsLexus UX200: 327L in Luxury, 371L in F Sport and Sports LuxuryHyundai Kona electric: 332L*Fiat 500X: 350LHyundai Venue: 355LAudi Q2: 355LMG ZS: 359LHyundai Kona: 361L (shown below)Haval H2: 370LMitsubishi Eclipse Cross: 374LSuzuki Vitara: 375LRenault Captur: 377L (MY19)Volkswagen T-Cross: 385LVolkswagen T-Roc: 392LMitsubishi ASX: 393LFord Escape: 406L (MY19) 556L (MY20) or 517L in MY20 PHEV modelsRenault Kadjar: 408LCitroen C3 Aircross: 410LPeugeot 2008: 410L (MY18)Ford Puma: 410LNissan Juke: 422L (to roof) (show above, no seats-up photo available at time of publishing)Ssangyong Tivoli: 423LSuzuki S-Cross: 430LNissan Qashqai: 430L (to roof)Bentley Bentayga: 431L in four-seat models, 484L in five-seat modelsKia Seltos: 433LMercedes-Benz GLA: 435L (MY20)Honda HR-V: 437LMazda CX-5: 442LMini Countryman: 450L*Volvo XC40: 452L (shown above)Renault Koleos: 458LMG HS: 463LKia Sportage: 466LBMW X2: 470LLexus NX: 475L for petrol and hybrid modelsMitsubishi Outlander: 477L in five-seat petrol models, 463L in five-seat hybrid modelsSkoda Karoq: 479L*Jaguar E-Pace: 484LPorsche Macan: 488LHyundai Tucson: 488L (shown below)Subaru Forester: 498L, 509L for hybrid modelsMercedes-Benz GLC Coupe: 500LMercedes-Benz EQC: 500LBMW X1: 505L*Volvo XC60: 505L, 468L for T8 and Polestar Engineered modelsLexus RX: 506LSubaru Outback: 512LPeugeot 3008: 520LHonda CR-V: 522L in five-seat modelsBMW X4: 525L (shown below)*Alfa Romeo Stelvio: 525L (499L when optioned with spare tyre)Audi Q3: 530LToyota RAV4: 542L to roof (580L to lower level in models with two-level floors)Mercedes-Benz GLC: 550L, 395L in 300eBMW X3: 550L, 450L in hybrid modelsAudi Q5: 550LSsangyong Korando: 551LLamborghini Urus: 574L in four seat models, 616L in five-seat modelsCitroen C5 Aircross: 580LBMW X6: 580LMaserati Levante: 580L*Range Rover Evoque: 591L (shown above)Audi Q8: 605LVolkswagen Tiguan: 615LPorsche Cayenne Coupe: 625L, 600L (S, Turbo) 500L (E-Hybrid, Turbo S E-Hybrid)Mercedes-Benz GLE: 630LToyota LandCruiser Prado: 640L in five-seat modelsBMW X5: 650L, 500L in hybrid modelsMercedes-Benz GLE Coupe: 655L (MY20)*Jaguar I-Pace: 656LMercedes-Benz G-Class: 667L to top of seat, 454L beneath cargo blindMitsubishi Pajero Sport: 673L in five-seat models (seven-seater shown above, rear seats flat)*Jeep Cherokee: 700L (to roof)Ssangyong Tivoli XLV: 720LFord EcoSport: 743L (to roof)Porsche Cayenne: 770L, 645L (E-Hybrid,Turbo S E-Hybrid) 745L (S, Turbo)*Jeep Compass: 800L (to roof)Ford Endura: 800L (to roof)Volkswagen Touareg: 810L*Range Rover Velar: 834L*Jaguar F-Pace: 846L*Jeep Wrangler Unlimited: 897L (to roof) (shown above)*Jeep Wrangler (3-door): 197L rear seats up, 587L rear seats folded*Range Rover: 900LLexus LX450d: 909L (to roof)*Jeep Grand Cherokee: 1030L (to roof)*Land Rover Defender: 1075L for five-seat models*Land Rover Discovery: 1231L for five-seat modelsToyota LandCruiser 200 Series GX: 1431L (to roof)Toyota LandCruiser 76 Wagon: Minimum boot space unavailableToyota LandCruiser 78 Troop Carrier: Minimum boot space unavailableSEVEN SEATS

*Haval H9: 112L, 747L with third row flat (shown above)Toyota LandCruiser Prado: 120L, 480L with third row flatMitsubishi Outlander: 128L, 477L with third row flatMercedes-Benz GLB: 130L, 640L with third row flatHyundai Santa Fe: 130L, 547L with third row flatHyundai Santa Fe: 130L, 547L with third row flatMitsubishi Pajero Sport: 131L, 502L with third row flatMitsubishi Pajero: 133L, 1038L with third row flatNissan X-Trail: 135L, 565L with third row flat (to roof) (shown above)Kia Sorento: 142L, 605L with third row flatHonda CR-V: 150L, 472L with third row flat*Land Rover Discovery Sport: 157L, 754L with third row flatPeugeot 5008: 165.6L, 702L with third row flatLexus RX L: 176L, 591L with third row flatToyota Kluger: 195L, 529L with third row flatMazda CX-8: 209L, 775L with third row flat*Range Rover Sport: 221L, 780L with third row flatVolkswagen Tiguan Allspace: 230L, 700L with third row flatMazda CX-9: 230L, 810L with third row flat (shown above, third row upright)Isuzu MU-X: 235L, 878L with third row foldedSsangyong Rexton: 240L, 649L with third row flat*Land Rover Defender: 258L, 916L with third row flat*Land Rover Discovery: 258L, 1137L with third row flatSkoda Kodiaq: 270L, 630L with third row flatBMW X7: 300L, 750L with third row flat*Volvo XC90: 302L (262L for T8), 680L with third row flatLDV D90: 343L, 1350L with third row flat (shown above, third row upright)Mercedes-Benz GLS: 355L, 890L with third row flatFord Everest: 450L to roof, 1050 with third row flat (to roof)Nissan Pathfinder: 453L, 1354L with third row flat (to roof)BMW X5: 550L, 650L with third row flatAudi Q7: 295L, 740L with third row flatToyota LandCruiser 200 Series: Minimum boot space unavailable, 1276L with third row flat (to roof)Toyota Fortuner: 200L, 1080L with third row flat (shown below, third row upright)EIGHT SEATS

Lexus LX570: 259L, 701L with third row flat (to roof)Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series GXL: Minimum boot space unavailable, 1276L with third row flat (to roof)Nissan Patrol: 550L, 1414L with third row flat (to roof)MORE: SUV articlesMORE: CarAdvice's Top 5 lists