As some have said, it's the slope of the rear end that limits the Murano. It would have much more usable space if it was more square in the back. I know it's all about looks but with the rear seats in a comfortable position, there isn't as much usable space in the back as one would think. The distance from the top of the rear seat straight back to the upper portion of the rear hatch isn't much. Square footage does not equate to usable space in this instance. I don't want to give up rear-seat legroom either. Plenty of room for my wife and me but if we have another couple, there isn't enough rear luggage space.