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Toyota bZ4X boot space, seating & practicality

The bZ4X doesn’t comprehensively outshine any rivals here, but should still be spacious enough for most

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5

Boot space, seating & practicality rating

3.5 out of 5

LengthWidthHeightBoot volume
4,690mm1,860mm1,600mm452 litres

The bZ4X has all the packaging benefits of a car designed from the word go to be electric powered and electric powered only. So there’s more room inside than you’d expect to find in an equivalent petrol or diesel-engined SUV, with a flat floor and no bulky transmission tunnel restricting foot room. The Toyota isn’t radically more spacious than any of its electric SUV rivals, however.

Toyota bZ4X interior space, storage & comfort

Longer and lower than its combustion-engined counterpart the Toyota RAV4, the bZ4X also offers its occupants a bit more interior space, thanks to a long wheelbase and short overhangs. Toyota claims passengers enjoy as much legroom as in a luxury saloon like the Lexus LS, and there’s certainly plenty of it back there, but you may feel like you’re sitting too low with your knees too high, due to the batteries under the floor.

One glaring omission you might notice straight away is the lack of a glovebox. Toyota tried to slim down the bZ4X’s dashboard to give a greater sense of space inside, losing the glovebox in the process. Clever use of space between the front seats is supposed to make up for that, but rivals have managed the same trick while still keeping the glovebox. Elsewhere, there’s a lidded box for your smartphone with wireless charging, some cupholders and a bin with an armrest, plus large door bins front and back.

Boot space

On the storage front, there’s neither a glovebox nor a 'frunk' under the bonnet, however the conventional 452-litre boot is both spacious and well shaped. It has a flat loading lip and space underneath for cables. But the rear seats don’t fold flat – there’s a gentle step up, again due to the batteries under the floor.

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