Saloons are generally regarded as less than practical; those narrow boot openings mean they’re far from ideal for the sort of heavy carrying duties that hatches and estates are great for.
Having said that, I took the IS to the recycling centre the other day, complete with three tyres (it’s a long story) and a bag of garden rubbish, all of which slotted into the boot with ease.
With a 450-litre boot capacity (30 litres less than the BMW 3 Series'), it was actually really easy to throw my chunky rubbish in. You just have to be careful not to catch the plastic covers on the boot-lid hinges, which intrude into the boot opening a bit.
By Vicky Parrott
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