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Cupra Born boot space, seating & practicality

While may not offer the same amount of boot space as some other electric family cars, the Cupra Born is still spacious enough for everyday duties

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Boot space, seating & practicality rating

4.0 out of 5

LengthWidthHeightBoot volume (seats up)
4,322mm1,809mm1,540mm385 litres

The Born is about the same size on the road as the brand’s plug-in hybrid Leon hatchback, as well as the Volkswagen Golf. But the Cupra boasts a slightly longer wheelbase, as well as a flat floor and bigger-feeling cabin. However, its rear-axle-mounted electric motor does reduce the amount of boot space on offer.

Cupra Born interior space, storage & comfort

Cupra's more flamboyant styling means the Born is just over 6cm longer than the ID.3, but with no difference in wheelbase, it's no roomier inside than its sister model. Its roofline is also just over 3cm lower, so taller rear-seat passengers may feel slightly more cramped than in the VW – something not helped by the Born's rear seats being set a little higher. 

Up front, both the driver and front-seat passenger enjoy supportive sports bucket seats. A higher centre console means the Cupra doesn’t feel as roomy as the VW, but the trade-off is a more driver-focused feel – which ties in nicely with its sporty appearance.

Boot space

You don’t get a ‘frunk’ or any storage space under the Cupra’s bonnet, but the boot is still the same practical shape as the ID.3’s, offering 385 litres of luggage capacity with the seats up. That’s only slightly more than the Renault ZOE supermini offers (338 litres) and less than either the Renault Megane E-TECH Electric (440 litres) or Kia EV6 (490 litres) can manage.

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