Skip advert
Advertisement
In-depth reviews

Honda HR-V hybrid boot space, seating & practicality

Thanks to some clever packaging, there’s no loss of cabin space, even with the hybrid system on board – although boot space is somewhat lacking

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Boot space, seating & practicality rating

3.0 out of 5

LengthWidthHeightBoot volume (seats up/down)
4,340mm1,790mm1,582mm319/1,289 litres

Unlike the other hybrids in its class, the HR-V’s battery sits under the boot floor rather than under the rear passenger seats, meaning the common complaint of a lack of space in the back doesn’t apply here. However, Honda’s decision to place the battery there does mean boot space is at a premium, falling behind many rivals. 

Honda HR-V hybrid interior space, storage & comfort

The HR-V gets a 35mm increase in rear legroom over the previous-generation car, meaning even taller passengers are greeted by a good amount of kneeroom when they get in the back. There’s also a decent amount of headroom – despite a 20mm lower roofline and increased ground clearance – thanks to the location of the hybrid system’s battery under the boot.

Boot space

The hybrid system’s battery eats into the HR-V’s boot, resulting in just 319 litres of load space. In comparison, not only is that a 32% reduction from the previous HR-V, it’s also 35 litres less than the Nissan Juke Hybrid and 78 litres down on the hybrid-only Toyota Yaris Cross.

Advertisement - Article continues below

Thankfully, Honda's famous 'Magic Seats' have made their way over from the Jazz supermini, offering the ability to flip the rear seat bases up to load larger items in the rear footwell. Alternatively, you can fold the rear seats into the floor of the car, which opens up 1,289 litres of load capacity.

Skip advert
Advertisement
Next Steps

Welcome one and all, I’m Ellis the news reporter on Auto Express, the brand’s former online reviews editor and contributor to DrivingElectric. I’m proud to say I cut my teeth reporting and reviewing all things EV as the content editor on DrivingElectric. I joined the team while completing my master’s degree in automotive journalism at Coventry University and since then I’ve driven just about every electric car and hybrid I could get my hands on.

Skip advert
Advertisement

Most Popular

New Vauxhall Frontera Electric is a budget-friendly small SUV with a rugged look and a family focus
Vauxhall Frontera SUV 2024 - front
News

New Vauxhall Frontera Electric is a budget-friendly small SUV with a rugged look and a family focus

The new Frontera Electric gives the UK market a new affordable small SUV option with features designed for the family
8 Apr 2024
Where can I buy hydrogen and where is my nearest hydrogen filling station?
hydrogen filling station
Your questions answered

Where can I buy hydrogen and where is my nearest hydrogen filling station?

A guide to where you can find hydrogen fuel stations for filling up a hydrogen fuel-cell car in the UK
11 Apr 2024
​Top 10 best small electric SUVs 2024
Top 10 best small electric SUVs Cover Photo
Best cars

​Top 10 best small electric SUVs 2024

Small electric SUVs provide low running costs, decent practicality and are more affordable than larger models, so they’re very popular. Here are the b…
8 Apr 2024