Most people are used to the concept of having a trunk at the rear of the vehicle. However, some cars actually come with a trunk in the front.
These “frunks” (‘front’ + ‘trunk’) as they are called, offer useful storage capacity on models with limited cargo space. In this article, we explore vehicle models with a trunk in the front. Meanwhile, you can also explore some affordable cars with long hoods.
1. Tesla Model S
The Tesla Model S heralded the era of company’s dominance in electric vehicle (EV) sales. It was one of the earliest examples of an alternative-fuel vehicle that drove and felt like a regular model.
The Model S has several design features that have been, to put it mildly, polarizing. For example, you have the futuristic dash that’s devoid of buttons and provides driving data via an LCD screen.
Another polarizing feature on the Model S has to be the trunk in the front, which Tesla refers to as a “frunk”.
At 2.1 cubic feet, the front trunk provides additional space to fit some cargo for those who find the rear cargo hold small.
2. Porsche Boxster
Porsche makes some of the best sports cars on the planet, and the Boxster is proof of this.
To prove its excellence, we should remind you that the 2020 Boxster is one of the few models that earned a flawless 10/10 rating from Car and Driver.
The Boxster isn’t a sports car masquerading as a practical daily driver. No, it is a true-blood race machine from a famed German carmaker designed to produce mind-numbing speed.
Since the Boxster prizes performance over other qualities, like practicality, its lack of storage makes some sense.
To complement for its limited storage, the Boxster has both front and rear cargo compartments.
According to our research, the Boxster’s front trunk can fit up to two carry-on suitcases. While this isn’t much, it’s better than what you get from some more expensive models.
Please also read our article about how long Porsche vehicles last.
3. Audi R8
The Audi R8 shares the same platform as another high-end sports car: the Lamborghini Huracan. It also shares the latter’s penchant for first-rate performance, but adds a touch of practicality to the package.
The Audi R8 is the vehicle you buy if you want a proper luxury sports car that will have everyone’s head turning. It doesn’t fail to deliver in any segment—performance, styling, luxury, or otherwise.
As is common with most racecars, the R8 doesn’t offer that much cargo space. All you get is a front trunk that can fit just one carry-on suitcase.
Some people might complain about the small size of the R8’s cargo hold, but who buys a sports car to use for running errands?
4. Jaguar I-Pace
Who would have thought we would have electric SUVs someday? Well, the Jaguar I-Pace is an electric-powered SUV that is just as quick and comfortable as its gasoline-powered counterparts.
The I-Pace boasts a truly unique styling that will always turn heads. That aside, you also get the best in terms of tech equipment, including a four-zone climate control and heated front and back seats.
Other features include an infotainment center and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay Capability.
The I-Pace comes with what Jaguar calls a “froot”—a blend of ‘front’ and ‘boot.’ Unlike the other models on the list, this froot or frunk is weirdly small and can only fit small objects.
5. Porsche 911
There’s a reason the Porsche 911 has retained its long-running popularity among sports car enthusiasts. The model is perhaps the only sports car with dependable reliability, decent fuel economy, and some dose of utility.
Powering the 911 is a flat-six engine that can produce up to 443 horsepower for drivers. Even with such power, the 911 is a fun to drive—thanks to improved stability at corners.
For years, the Porsche 911 has placed its flat-six engine at the rear. This leaves only the front as a viable storage location.
The 911 offers a sizeable 9.3 cubic feet of trunk space in front that can fit two hand-drawn suitcases.
Make sure to read our article about whether all Porsches have Boxer engines.
6. Tesla Model 3
The Tesla Model 3 is a four-door sedan that offers snappy acceleration, impressive electric range, and futuristic design. If you have been searching for the perfect electric car, the Model 3 might fit your needs.
In a time when carmakers are making car interiors flashier, the Model 3 bucks the trend by featuring a minimalist cabin. It doesn’t even have a physical dashboard; all information is displayed on one gigantic screen.
The Model 3, like the Model S, features a trunk in the front part of the vehicle.
However, we noticed that the Model 3’s frunk is smaller compared to its sibling. Still, you should be able to fit a small suitcase in it.
7. Tesla Model X
The Tesla Model X is for those who want a highly practical vehicle, but want to save the earth as well. The Model X SUV offers all the qualities of a typical Tesla car—this time, with a dose of SUV utility.
The Model X follows in the Tesla tradition of having a trunk in front (frunk) that offers additional storage space. Even so, it has a rear cargo hold that’s bigger and offers higher storage capacity.
We recommend buying the Model X sedan if you want a great family vehicle. It has all you’ll need in an SUV, and ensures you spend zero dollars on fuel, since it runs on electricity.
Also read our article about electric Porsches.
8. Lamborghini Aventador
The best way to describe the Lamborghini Aventador is a pure race machine devoid of any pretensions of practicality.
Powered by a beastly V-12 engine, the Aventador provides breakneck speed that’s sure to leave your spine tingling post-race.
Even with an amazing personality, the Aventador is showing signs of age, having remained without a redesign for years. Nevertheless, it remains one of most sought-after Lamborghini models available.
A Lamborghini isn’t what you buy when you need a vehicle to go grocery shopping.
But, if you ever feel the need to pull up in front of your local store in a Lamborghini, you will at least need some storage capacity for items bought.
At 5.3 cubic feet, the Aventador has a frunk that’s larger than expected, so you should be fine hauling some groceries in your vehicle.