Cupra Formentor review

Category: Coupe SUV

Section: Passenger & boot space

Available fuel types:petrol, hybrid
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How it copes with people and clutter

The coupé SUV class includes some huge cars, such as the Audi Q8, and the Cupra Formentor isn’t going to absorb people or their things as effortlessly as that can. But among its direct rivals, including the BMW X2 and Toyota C-HR, it’s pretty roomy, and not far away from offering the practicality of a regular Seat Ateca, on which it is based.

There’s absolutely loads of head room in the front and its seats slide back a long way, for maximum leg room. In fact, we can confidently say that, unless you're freakishly tall, you’ll fit just fine. You’ll find an array of storage spots for all your accessories as well.

If you’re thinking that the Formentor’s rakish rear roofline is bound to make it a less practical option than its rivals in the rear, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Two tall adults will fit comfortably, with a good chunk more space than you’ll find in the C-HR. As far as regular family SUVs go, though, there is more room in the BMW X1, Volvo XC40 and Volkswagen Tiguan. 

You get a handy 450 litres of boot space in the front-wheel-drive models, dropping to 420 litres in four-wheel-drive (4Drive) versions. That’s more than you get in a C-HR, but it can’t quite beat the X2. Even so, the Formentor’s boot will deal easily with holiday luggage, a buggy or your golf clubs. The exception is the e-Hybrid, which drops capacity down to 345 litres. But even that's roughly what you get in the Volkswagen Golf, and we managed to fit five carry-on suitcases below the e-Hybrid's parcel shelf.

If you’re going skiing, meanwhile, there’s a ski hatch for poking those long items through, in addition to 60/40 split-folding rear seats, for the occasions when you have something larger to transport.

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