Renault ZOE (2013-2019) practicality & boot space

There's no driver’s-seat height adjustment in the Renault ZOE, but otherwise it's a well sorted small family car

Overall rating

3.5 out of 5

Practicality & boot space rating

3.5 out of 5

Price
£29,295 - £33,795
Fuel Type:
Electric
LengthWidthHeightBoot volume (seats up)
4,084mm1,730mm1,562mm338 litres

For a supermini-sized car – electric or not – the ZOE is roomy and practical. It’ll be great for a small family that does mostly short journeys.

Renault ZOE interior space, storage & comfort

Renault has placed the ZOE’s battery under the rear seats where a conventional fuel tank would go, which has left a useful amount of space and a ‘normal’ layout. There’s enough room for a couple of adults to be perfectly happy for a short journey in the back of the ZOE, even if seating position is rather high.

Access through the back doors is good too, and there’s lots of light and a good view out for kids in the back seats. Those up front will be fine, too, but with no seat-height adjustment or adjustable lumbar support, some drivers may find it difficult to get comfortable.

Boot space

The ZOE’s boot is a very good size – 38 litres bigger than a Clio’s, in fact – so you’ll get plenty of stuff in there despite a big drop over the load lip. It is a shame that there’s no hidden storage for the charging cables, though, and the rear seat back doesn’t split – it folds in one large, clunky piece and leaves a big step up in the boot floor.

Most Popular

Volkswagen ID.1 on the way as Polo-sized entry-level electric car
Volkswagen ID.3
Volkswagen

Volkswagen ID.1 on the way as Polo-sized entry-level electric car

Volkswagen is working on a small electric car based on its MEB platform; Cupra and SEAT models also on the cards
24 Feb 2021
Best plug-in hybrid cars 2021
Skoda Superb iV
Best cars

Best plug-in hybrid cars 2021

The best plug-in hybrid cars offer great fuel economy and very low running costs as long as you keep their batteries charged
17 Feb 2021
New 2021 Honda HR-V hybrid SUV revealed
Honda HR-V
Honda HR-V

New 2021 Honda HR-V hybrid SUV revealed

Next-generation Honda HR-V will go on sale later in 2021 with pure-hybrid power only
18 Feb 2021