Cupra Formentor e-Hybrid practicality & boot space
The boot space on offer in the e-Hybrid versions of the Formentor is less than the purely petrol models, but is on par with other plug-in hybrid SUVs
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Cupra Formentor e-Hybrid interior space, storage & comfort
There’s a good amount of space inside the Formentor for passengers, although its boot isn’t that big for an SUV, at 345 litres. That's less than in an Audi Q3 or BMW X1 plug-in hybrid, which are the Formentor’s main rivals.
As this is a mid-size plug-in hybrid SUV, there was always going to be a compromise between boot space and accommodating the batteries, and the Formentor e-Hybrid loses over 120 litres of storage compared to its purely petrol-powered counterparts.
The 345 litres available is also far less than the Volvo XC40 Recharge’s 460 litres, or the Mercedes GLA hybrid’s 385-litre boot. But with a 60:40 split-folding rear seat, you can use all the interior space an SUV of this size can provide you with.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Cupra Formentor will be very appealing to company-car drivers in plug-in hybrid form, but the powertrain doesn’t quite match the sporty styling
- 2Range, MPG, CO2 & chargingAs with all plug-ins, the Formentor’s figures depend on how often you charge it, but CO2 emissions are low
- 3Running costsLow CO2 emissions and a decent electric range make the Formentor hybrid very appealing to company-car drivers, with a Benefit-in-Kind rate of just 11%
- 4Engines, drive & performancePlug-in hybrid power certainly helps the Formentor with acceleration, but the driving experience doesn't quite match the car's superb styling
- 5Interior & comfortThe Formentor's interior quality is excellent, with plenty of standard equipment across the range
- 6Practicality & boot space - currently readingThe boot space on offer in the e-Hybrid versions of the Formentor is less than the purely petrol models, but is on par with other plug-in hybrid SUVs
- 7Reliability & safetyThe Formentor scored well in independent crash-testing, thanks in part to lots of standard safety kit across the range