Honda NSX practicality & boot space
The Honda NSX is good enough to be a daily driver if you travel light, but a Porsche 911 is a lot better still
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The NSX is should be easy enough to live with by two-seat sports-car standards, and the boot is good enough for a couple of soft weekend bags, but the Honda lags quite a way behind some rivals for practicality.
Honda NSX interior space, storage & comfort
Honda has designed the NSX to make it as easy as possible to get in and out of, so graceful access and egress is more achievable than you might imagine, even if a Porsche 911 makes this easier still. After all, this is a very low-slung sports car.
Interior space is a bit limited, even by the low standards of this class of car. There’s plenty of room for a leggy driver and passenger to get comfortable, but otherwise the only place to put your stuff is in the small, lidded area behind the seats or in the tiny glovebox or door pockets. You don’t even get cup-holders.
Both the Porsche 911 and BMW i8 Coupe have a couple of small rear seats that are great for throwing bags onto, or for occasionally squeezing the kids in for short journeys, and even the Honda’s two-seat rivals generally offer more space around the interior.
The NSX’s boot, located just behind the mid-mounted engine, has a rather stingy capacity of 110 litres and is an awkward shape. It’s just about big enough for a couple of soft weekend bags, but it’s a long way off the space offered in an Audi R8 or McLaren 570S, and there’s no front boot for extra storage, either.
So while the Honda will be great to drive on a road trip or long-distance jaunt, you’ll need to pack light.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe NSX feels futuristic, is great fun and savagely rapid, but it's really no more efficient than a non-hybrid supercar
- 2MPG & CO2 emissionsThe Honda NSX’s fuel economy and CO2 emissions are a bit disappointing given the presence of hybrid technology
- 3Running costsThe Honda NSX should cost much the same to run as most other cars with such elite performance ability
- 4Engines, drive & performanceThe Honda NSX is great fun to drive, but it's not quite as delicate and playful as the best rear-wheel-drive alternatives
- 5Interior & comfortThe Honda’s impressive design flair is as evident inside the car as it is on the outside
- 6Practicality & boot space - currently readingThe Honda NSX is good enough to be a daily driver if you travel light, but a Porsche 911 is a lot better still
- 7Reliability & safetyThere’s very little data with which to judge the Honda NSX's reliability, but it should be good in the long-term