Hyundai Kona Electric review

Category: Electric car

Section: Passenger & boot space

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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Few will complain about the amount of space in the front – even those well over six feet tall. However, rear passenger space isn’t anything to write home about; a pair of six-footers will fit in the back, but anyone taller will probably notice their head brushing the ceiling. Head room is also an issue in the Nissan Leaf, but the Leaf compensates with considerably more rear legroom. If you want better rear-space all round, then have a look at the Kia e-Niro or Soul EV, but the MG ZS EV beats them all.

Meanwhile, if you need a big boot the Kona Electric also isn’t the car for you. We managed to squeeze just four carry-on suitcases into its shallow load bay, whereas the Peugeot e-208 and e-Niro swallow five, the Renault Zoe six and the Nissan Leaf seven.

You get 60/40-split folding rear seats for those occasions when you need to carry more, which, when folded down, lie almost flat and don’t leave a step in the extended boot floor. There’s no load lip to haul heavy loads over at the boot’s entrance, either.

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