Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
Two tall adults will have no problems in the front; there’s good head, leg and shoulder room, while each front door has a generous pocket. There’s also a large cubby at the base of dashboard for throwing in your phone and keys, as well as one beneath the central armrest.
In the back, there’s enough leg room for a couple more adults, but taller passengers might find their heads brushing the ceiling. An additional middle occupant will also have to contend with a raised floor and a protruding seatback that’s quite uncomfortable. At least each rear door also gets a generous pocket.
However, behind the rear seats sits a comparatively spacious boot. Access is very good and inside it’s a practical square shape and officially offers 553 litres, which is more than you’ll get from a Ford Mondeo Estate. The rear seats split in a 60/40 configuration and fold down as standard.
Bear in mind that the Skoda Superb Estate trumps both the i40 Tourer and Mondeo Estate for space and practicality in every single area.
Bargain small estate offers plenty of room, but refinement and...
Like the hatchback, mature and refined with added boot space
Competitive in lots of areas but not outstanding
Stylish, practical and good value – a fine estate