Audi S3 review

Category: Hot hatch

Section: Passenger & boot space

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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

One of the great things about the S3 is that it's just as practical as any other Audi A3. That means there’s more than enough leg and shoulder room for tall adults up front, and even those well over six feet tall are unlikely to find head room wanting. There’s even decent storage for odds and ends. 

If you're over six feet tall, you won't exactly be sprawling out in luxury in the rear seats, but you won't feel packed in with your knees tucked up under your chin either. The S3 offers a similar amount of space to the Mercedes-AMG A35BMW M135i and Volkswagen Golf R. However, if you need to carry adults in the back regularly, the more generous rear leg room of the Honda Civic Type R and Ford Focus ST might come in handy. 

The same goes for the boot. The Sportback's load bay is roughly the same size as the M135i's and Golf R's, and managed to swallow five carry-on suitcases below the parcel shelf in our tests. The Saloon model (unsurprisingly) has a smaller opening, but space is roughly on a par with the BMW M235i and Mercedes A35 AMG saloon.

The rear seats in both the Saloon and Sportback fold in a handy 40/20/40 split when you need to carry more. However, if you want maximum carrying capacity from your hot hatch, you’ll want to take a look at the capacious Civic Type R or Skoda Octavia vRS.

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