Cupra Leon review

Category: Hot hatch

Section: Passenger & boot space

Available fuel types:hybrid
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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Cupra Leon 2020 front seats

There’s absolutely loads of head room in the front of the Leon and its seats slide back a long way, too. In fact, we can confidently say that, no matter how tall you are (within reason), you’ll fit just fine. And you’ll find an array of storage spots for all your accessories, too.

If you’re thinking the Leon is bound to be a less practical choice than a Volkswagen Golf GTI, you’re in for a surprise. It’s actually longer than its Volkswagen cousin and has quite a lot more rear leg room as a result – as much as the Ford Focus ST or Honda Civic Type R. That means two tall adults fit in the back with no problem, and while the Type R has only two rear seatbelts, the Leon has three.

There’s a ski hatch for poking long, thin loads through, or 60/40 split rear seats for when you’ve got something larger to transport. With the hatchback's rear seats in place, the boot takes up to six carry-on suitcases (below the parcel shelf); that's more than you’ll fit in a Focus ST hatchback or Golf GTI. There is quite a big load lip, though. Don't forget that you can also order an estate version for even greater practicality. The eHybrid's boot it shallower because the battery pack lives under the boot floor. 

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