Cupra Ateca review

Category: Sports SUV

Section: Passenger & boot space

Available fuel types:petrol
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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

The Cupra Ateca might not be quite as spacious as the physically larger Volkswagen Tiguan R, but it’s still pretty roomy compared to the BMW X2 M35i, Cupra Formentor and Volkswagen T-Roc R

There’s absolutely loads of head room in the front and its seats slide back a long way, too. Indeed, we can confidently say that, unless you’re Shaq O'Neal or one of his basketball-playing team mates, you’ll fit just fine. And you’ll find an array of storage spots for all your accessories as well. 

It’s a similar story in the back. A couple of six-footers will fit quite comfortably, despite the Cupra Ateca not packing clever features like the sliding and reclining rear seats that you'll find available on pricier performance SUVs such as the Skoda Kodiaq vRS and Audi SQ5. Plus, it’s easier to squeeze three people across the Ateca’s rear bench than it is in the narrower Audi SQ2 and T-Roc R. 

It also features a larger boot than both of those rivals, and should comfortably hold enough luggage for a family of four on a week’s holiday. Incidentally, we managed to fit six carry-on suitcases below the parcel shelf compared to five each in the T-Roc R and SQ2. 

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