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Hyundai Kona Electric boot space & seating

While the Hyundai Kona Electric is as roomy as the petrol and hybrid versions of the car, some other electric SUVs are a lot more versatile

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Boot space, seating & practicality rating

3.5 out of 5

LengthWidthHeightBoot volume (seats up/down)
4,180mm1,800mm1,570mm332/1,164 litres

The Hyundai Kona isn't as compromised for space as some electric cars – thanks to its high-riding and relatively boxy body style – but there are plenty of rivals that better it for outright carrying capacity. That said, it should cope with the demands of daily family usage – both in terms of cabin storage and boot space. Its compact dimensions make it easy to drive around town, too.

Hyundai Kona Electric interior space, storage & comfort

The Kona’s interior has a light and airy feel and the lack of gearlever between the seats adds to the sense of spaciousness. Front-seat occupants are well looked-after, with comfortable chairs that offer a wide range of adjustment; in top-spec models they're both heated and cooled.

Even in the rear, the seats are reasonably roomy, and there’s certainly enough space for children or teenagers. Trying to cram a pair of six-footers in the back with tall front-seat occupants is a bit of an ask though, as knee and legroom will be tight. In other respects, the interior is practical, with roomy door bins and plenty of storage.

Boot space

The Kona’s boot space is on a par with conventionally fuelled rivals like the Nissan Juke, and there are 332 litres to play with when the rear seats are in place. More practical (non-electric) rivals such as the SEAT Arona and Citroen C3 Aircross offer a lot more, though – the latter has up to 520 litres.

You can drop the 60:40 split-folding rear bench in the Kona, but the seats don’t fold completely flat, which further limits ultimate practicality. That said, with the seats dropped, luggage volume goes up to a roomy 1,164 litres.

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