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The biggest of the big SUVs from General Motors – Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon XL and Cadillac Escalade ESV – top the charts with maximum cargo volume of 137.4 cubic feet on models with a removable third seat. Ford Motor Co.’s king-size SUVs — the Ford Expedition EL and Lincoln Navigator L — rank second at 130.8 cubic feet. Without the removable rear seat, the GM SUVs max out at 90 cubic feet.

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Note that on the three GM SUVs you have to fold the second row of seats forward and remove the third row — a potentially back-straining chore — to obtain the maximum cargo volume. On the Expedition EL and Navigator L, both the second- and third-row seats fold flat into the floor, plus a power fold feature is available for the third seat. That is a more convenient way to maximize the cargo-carrying capability.

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Answered by Rick Popely on August 24, 2010 in Chevrolet , Chevrolet Suburban | Permalink

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