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Subaru XV hybrid boot space & seating

The XV e-Boxer's boot space is unaffected by the battery pack beneath, but several rivals let you put more in there in the first place

Subaru XV hybrid
Overall rating

3.0 out of 5

Boot space, seating & practicality rating

3.5 out of 5

Price
£30,140 - £32,140
Fuel Type:
Hybrid Petrol
LengthWidthHeightBoot volume (seats up/down)
4,465mm1,800mm1,595mm340/765 litres

The e-Boxer isn’t hugely practical. Subaru has managed to preserve the standard car’s 340 litres of boot space by placing the battery under the floor where the spare wheel used to be: while this will be fine for most families, rival SUVs offer more carrying capacity. The rest of the cabin is decent enough with cubbies in the usual places and trim that feels sturdier than it does classy, but others offer more inventive interior solutions.

Subaru XV hybrid interior space, storage & comfort

There’s good passenger space front and rear in the XV, and like many other Subarus, the strong but slim roof pillars and expansive glass give the interior a fairly airy feel compared to rivals.

Boot space

Subaru quotes a figure of 340 litres for the XV e-Boxer’s luggage space, and because the car’s battery occupies the spare-wheel area rather than interior volume, that number is unchanged from the regular XV (although you do, naturally, lose the spare). Flip the seats down and that expands to 765 litres, which is decent enough, but neither figure is class-leading.

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