$38,000 Full-Size Sedan Challenge: Golf Bags


When you put seven of the biggest sedans on the market into one contest one thing comes to mind ... those gigantic trunks.

All seven boast large dimensions on paper ranging from 14.2 cubic feet to a whopping 20.1 cubic feet in the Ford Taurus. That's the largest trunk on the market by the way.

But sometimes specifications on paper don't live up to reality. To test the true cargo capabilities of these cruisers we gathered 10 golf bags to see which car could haul the most drivers, irons and putters.

We were a bit surprised at just how many actually swallowed all 10 sets, and those that fell short still proved that car shoppers likely won't have to worry about cargo when cross-shopping these seven.

Here is how the contenders stacked up with animation of the process.


2014 Ford Taurus

20.1 cubic feet
10 bags


2013 Hyundai Azera

16.3 cubic feet
10 bags


2013 Nissan Maxima

14.2 cubic feet
10 bags


2014 Chevrolet Impala

18.8 cubic feet
9 bags


2013 Chrysler 300

16.3 cubic feet
9 bags


2013 Toyota Avalon

16.0 cubic feet
9 bags


2013 Dodge Charger

16.5 cubic feet
8 bags

Editor's Note: Not every bag was a full-size, touring golf bag. However, each car's trunk was stacked with the assorted bags in the same order. And no, we don't expect a car that can carry only five people would need 10 golf bags.

Index | Overview | Results | Mileage | Cargo


Maybe the guys who claim the Ford Taurus trunk is 20.1 cubic feet are the same guys who claimed the Ford C-Max was a 47 mile per gallon car.


Where are the oversized drivers in the test? Fitting the extra-long clubs is a consideration.

William Fels

I am currently looking at 2014 Impala and already tried loading clubs in the trunk. The only place the bag will go in sideways is in the very back!!all clubs in bag... If you take all of the woods and driver out, they will fit either way, but you have a bunch of clubs to get in somehow???? Did you take the long clubs out of all the bags in sideways????

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