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Honda e review: boot space, seating & practicality

Boot space in the Honda e isn't great, but otherwise practicality is good by small-car standards

Overall rating

3.5 out of 5

Boot space, seating & practicality rating

3.0 out of 5

Price
£37,395 - £37,395
Fuel Type:
Electric
LengthWidthHeightBoot volume (seats up/down)
3,894mm1,752mm1,512mm171/571 litres

The Honda e's practicality is adequate by city-car standards, with lots of nifty touches inside, including a phone pocket below the USB ports and a pull-out cup-holder for the driver. There's dedicated cable storage, but the boot is fairly tiny – the Peugeot e-208 and Vauxhall Corsa Electric have much more storage space. However, the Honda does at least offer decent rear passenger space, and – unlike the three-door MINI Electric – five doors as standard.

Honda e interior space, storage & comfort

There’s seating for four in the Honda e, and a surprising amount of leg and headroom that’ll comfortably accommodate two adults behind a fairly tall driver. There’s no middle seat in the back, so it's strictly a four-seater. The seats are a bit flat in the back, but for the short hops you’re likely to do, they're more than comfortable enough. Lots of light coming from the sunroof and windows helps, too. You sit upright, made possible by the tall roofline, which brings your legs back towards you, effectively creating more space in front.

Boot space

The Honda’s 171-litre boot is rather small; in fact it's smaller than the electric Fiat 500's and a lot smaller than the BYD Dolphin's 345-litre cargo area. One airline cabin-sized bag will take up the majority of the Honda e's boot, so make sure to pack light if you’re going away. There is cable storage under the boot floor, though, and the rear seats fold down (albeit in one piece) to extend the space.

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That underfloor storage isn't big enough for both cables, so Honda supplies two bags. This eats into the already-small boot, but remember that the short range means this isn’t a car designed for long trips, so its boot capacity should be perfectly adequate most of the time. Unlike some larger electric cars, there’s no storage under the bonnet, as that’s where the charging hardware is.

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Hello there, I’m Tom Jervis and I have the pleasure of being the Content Editor here at DrivingElectric. Before joining the team in 2023, I spent my time reviewing cars and offering car buying tips and advice on DrivingElectric’s sister site, Carbuyer. I also continue to occasionally contribute to the AutoExpress magazine – another of DrivingElectric’s partner brands. In a past life, I worked for the BBC as a journalist and broadcast assistant for regional services in the east of England – constantly trying to find stories that related to cars!

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