Hyundai Kona Electric boot space & seating
While the Hyundai Kona Electric is as roomy as the petrol and hybrid versions, other SUVs are a lot more versatile
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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.
The Kona’s boot space is on a par with 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.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Hyundai Kona Electric boasts fashionable looks, reasonable pricing and – crucially – a range that meets or beats that offered by many rivals
- 2Range, battery & chargingThe Hyundai Kona Electric offers unbeatable range for the money
- 3Running costs & insuranceOnce the relatively high purchase price is covered, the Hyundai Kona Electric should be extremely cost-effective to run
- 4Performance, motor & driveThe Hyundai Kona Electric is quick off the mark, but the handling is safe and sensible
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortThe Hyundai Kona Electric offers lots of toys to play with in a refined comfortable interior
- 6Boot space, seating & practicality - currently readingWhile the Hyundai Kona Electric is as roomy as the petrol and hybrid versions, other SUVs are a lot more versatile
- 7Reliability & safety ratingThe Hyundai Kona Electric scored five Euro NCAP stars for safety, and the brand's reliability record is enviable
- 8Living with itWe've lived with the Hyundai Kona Electric for over six months and 5,000 miles, so how does it stack up as a daily driver?