Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
There’s enough leg and head room up front for most drivers to feel comfortable, but the Ecosport is narrow, so you may feel that elbow room is a little restricted.
Rear leg room is disappointing, though. There’s plenty of foot space under the front seats and a recess for your knees, but any driver close to six feet tall will eliminate any real space left in the back. It’s equally narrow back there, too, so squeezing three across the rear bench will only be an option for short journeys. It’s also a shame that there’s none of the sliding-seat versatility that you get in the Renault Captur.
More likely to irritate is the fairly small boot, which is accessed via a heavy and impractical side-opening door. It means you can’t get to the boot when you back into a tight car park space or when parked close to a wall or garage. It’s also a pain to get into if you’re parallel- parked on the side of a busy road.
The rear seats can fold in a 60:40 configuration, and you can do this from the boot using a lever. They don’t fold flat, though, and leave a step in the floor. Overall, boot space lags behind that offered by the Captur and Arona.
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