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Vauxhall Corsa Electric: boot space, seating & practicality

The Corsa Electric's boot is a good size, but it misses out on the petrol car's underfloor storage, which leaves nowhere to put the charging cables

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Boot space, seating & practicality rating

3.5 out of 5

LengthWidthHeightBoot volume (seats up/down)
4,060mm1,960mm1,433mm267/1,076 litres

There’s very little to complain about when it comes to the Corsa Electric's practicality – so long as you can make your peace with spending more than £30k (or the equivalent PCP monthly finance payment) on a supermini measuring just over four metres long. 

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Regardless, there’s enough room in the back for adults to sit comfortably on short journeys and there’s little compromise when it comes to boot space. Although you do miss out on the petrol car’s underfloor storage – even the dinky MINI Electric manages to offer that. So you’ll need to factor this in if you’re filling the boot with shopping or luggage; the last thing you want is the cables tangled up in the footwells, taking up valuable space in the back.

Vauxhall Corsa Electric interior space, storage & comfort

The Corsa Electric’s conventional interior means there’s no sacrifice to be made when it comes to passenger space, storage and comfort. There’s a pair of decent-sized door bins, plus a cubby between the front seats big enough for a wallet and some keys. There are two cupholders on the centre console, occupying space freed up by the electronic handbrake and sleek gearlever. There’s a sizeable storage tray ahead of the gearlever, too, which is great for storing odds and ends like your mobile phone.

Boot space

Officially, the standard Corsa’s 309-litre boot shrinks to 267 litres in this electric version – not really any worse than this car’s supermini rivals, but short of what the (cheaper, but larger overall) MG4 EV can offer.

In reality, though, the Corsa Electric boasts the same usable boot space as its petrol or diesel siblings, with one important caveat – a lack of underfloor storage. This leaves you nowhere to keep the charging cables, so you end up flinging them in with your shopping or leaving them tangled on the rear seat.

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Hello there, I’m Tom Jervis and I have the pleasure of being the Content Editor here at DrivingElectric. Before joining the team in 2023, I spent my time reviewing cars and offering car buying tips and advice on DrivingElectric’s sister site, Carbuyer. I also continue to occasionally contribute to the AutoExpress magazine – another of DrivingElectric’s partner brands. In a past life, I worked for the BBC as a journalist and broadcast assistant for regional services in the east of England – constantly trying to find stories that related to cars!

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