Volvo XC40 Recharge electric boot space, seating & practicality

The electric XC40 should have sufficient passenger and luggage space for most families' needs

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Boot space, seating & practicality rating

4.0 out of 5

LengthWidthHeightBoot volume (seats up/down)
4,425mm2,034mm1,651mm452/1,328 litres

The XC40 Recharge is first and foremost a compact family SUV, so it has plenty of interior space and lots of boot space. It may not be as practical as the Skoda Enyaq iV or Hyundai Ioniq 5, but many will be able to live with that in order to enjoy the XC40’s handsome looks.

Volvo XC40 Recharge electric interior space, storage & comfort

Inside, the XC40 Recharge is much the same as the petrol and hybrid models, with lots of rear headroom and legroom plus a good amount of storage. There’s a central cubby with cupholders, a spot for your phone under the main screen and deep door bins.

However, it can feel a little dark inside, as the rear windows are tinted and the rising window line at the back means not a huge amount of light gets in. But this is the case in many of its rivals, while a panoramic sunroof is fitted on top-spec Ultimate models which lets more light into the cabin.

Boot space

With 452 litres of boot space, the electric XC40 hasn’t sacrificed much luggage capacity in the switch from petrol to electric power like some cars have. In fact, it has roughly the same boot space as the Kia Niro EV, and a far bigger boot than the Ford Mustang Mach-E. The Skoda Enyaq iV has over 100 litres more space in its boot, but it's a significantly bigger car. The XC40 also features some extra cargo space under the bonnet: it's only 31 litres, but it's ideal for storing the charging cables.

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