Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
Space up front is fine, even for tall adults. The door bins are a little shallow, and the glovebox isn’t especially big. In the centre console you’ve got a useful storage area, and there’s also a cup holder you can pull out of the top of the centre console.
It’s a small car, so space in the back obviously isn’t designed to enable a couple of seven-footers to travel in luxury, but it offers a similar amount of room to the Renault Zoe, and a bit more than the Seat Mii Electric. It has a relatively tall body, so headroom is acceptable and legroom is okay, but there isn’t much space for your feet under the front seats. The rear door armrests can each hold a drinks can, but there are no door bins. The Honda E can only seat four people, the same as the Mii Electric; most other rivals have room for five.
There’s nothing sophisticated about the way the rear seats fold, either. There’s a centrally located button on top of the rear seatbacks; give this a press and the rear bench folds down in one lump to increase the load capacity.
But, this is no load lugger. With the rear seats up, the boot is absolutely miniscule. Smaller, even, than that of the tiny Mii Electric. And while it has a relatively wide opening with no loading lip, the two bulges at the rear of the loadbay reduce space further. There is at least some useful underfloor storage for some charging cables.