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Volkswagen ID. Buzz review: boot space, seating & practicality

It’s not the largest MPV on sale, but the ID. Buzz is still a very family-friendly machine

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5

Boot space, seating & practicality rating

4.5 out of 5

LengthWidthHeightBoot volume (seats up/down)
4,712mm1,985mm1,936mm1,121/2,205 litres

Beneath the retro-inspired styling, the ID. Buzz really delivers when it comes to practicality. Its boxy, van-like shape provides maximum luggage space, while VW has been able to push the wheels out to each corner to create a long wheelbase. That, coupled with the windscreen positioned right at the very front of the car, means the interior feels very spacious.

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The ID. Buzz will even tow a 1,000kg braked trailer up a 12% incline, so towing a small trailer or loading it up with bikes and holiday gear won’t be a problem, which bodes well for the California camper-van version VW has confirmed is coming.

Volkswagen ID. Buzz interior space, storage & comfort

The front seats (two for the MPV and three for the Cargo van) are very comfortable and give a great view of the road ahead. For now, every ID. Buzz comes with just five seats, although extended wheelbase and seven-seater versions will arrive in 2023. That’s made obvious by the provision of armrests and cup holders behind the second row of seats, despite no seats being fitted back there.

Access to the rear seats is made much easier by twin sliding side doors, which make exiting the vehicle in tight car park spaces no issue whatsoever. It’s a shame that the three seats aren’t individually moveable, though, and that ISOFIX child-seat mounting points are only fitted on the outer two seats. Plus, the rear windows don't open at all, and there are no vents for rear passengers. 

Boot space

For outright carrying capacity, a Citroen e-SpaceTourer or Volkswagen’s own Multivan offer more load space than the ID. Buzz, but its 1,121-litre boot is far more than any SUV or estate car. With the middle row folded, luggage space almost doubles to 2,205 litres. The second-row seats do create a small lip so the boot floor isn’t completely flat; but that’s solved by the raised boot floor you can pick from the options list. While this slightly reduces overall capacity, it does create a small underfloor storage area in which to hide valuables or stash the charging cables.

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Welcome one and all, I’m Ellis the news reporter on Auto Express, the brand’s former online reviews editor and contributor to DrivingElectric. I’m proud to say I cut my teeth reporting and reviewing all things EV as the content editor on DrivingElectric. I joined the team while completing my master’s degree in automotive journalism at Coventry University and since then I’ve driven just about every electric car and hybrid I could get my hands on.

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