There’s enough space for tall adults in the front of the A1, with adequate head- and shoulder room for all but the largest individuals.
There’s not a huge amount of oddment space on offer, mind you; you get a couple of cupholders in an awkward place behind the gearlever, and the door pockets can cope with decent-sized drinks bottles, but that’s about it.
Audi A1 Hatchback rear space
This is one of the A1’s weakest areas, because regardless of whether you choose the three-door version or the five-door Sportback, the swooping roofline doesn’t do much for the amount of head room on offer to rear-seat passengers. Throw in knee- and leg room that are no better than average and you end up with two rear seats (three in the Sportback) that are really best suited to children. Only the shortest of grown-ups are likely to undertake anything more than a brief journey in here without complaining – and even then, they’re unlikely to find the near-vertical rear seatbacks particularly comfortable.
There’s not a lot of oddment space, either – just a cubbyhole at your feet between the front seats, and small side pockets.
Audi A1 Hatchback seating flexibility
All three-door Audi A1s get ‘easy-entry’ front seats as standard; they move up as well as forwards to open up a larger gap through to the rear seats, plus they return to their original position when you slide them back into place. There are two rear seats and they fold down in a 60/40 split, so it is possible to still have one rear passenger when you’re carrying larger loads. The rear seatbacks don’t lie totally flat, however.
The five-door A1 Sportback comes with three seats in the rear as standard (you can have two as a no-cost option), but despite this there’s no more flexibility in the way they can be folded to extend the boot space; it’s still a 60/40 split. Again, they don’t lie flat when folded down.
All A1s get a height-adjustable front passenger seat, and all but entry-level SE models come with lumbar adjustment for your front passenger, too.
Audi A1 Hatchback boot space
The A1’s boot capacity, in both three- and five-door versions, is 270 litres; that’s enough for a decent-sized load of shopping, but not quite enough for a full set of golf clubs or one of the more bulky baby buggies. The A1’s offering isn’t remarkable, although it is larger than you’ll find in a three-door Mini.
This capacity expands to 920 litres with the rear seats folded down, and even the extended boot has a reasonably flat floor. There’s a fair-sized boot lip to lift heavier items over, though, unless you specify the optional luggage pack that adds a height-adjustable boot floor.
The S1’s boot is smaller with the rear seats up or down, due to the extra gubbins of its four-wheel-drive system.