Video | ID. Buzz people carrier: how much luggage space does it have?

With five comfortable seats, wide-opening doors and up to 2205 litres of versatile luggage space, the Volkswagen ID. Buzz might just be the ultimate big family car...

People carriers need to be multi-talented vehicles, capable of transporting the whole family (and maybe a few friends) along with vast amounts of luggage – all while delivering exceptional comfort, all the latest entertainment tech, head-turning looks and low running costs. So, is an all-electric passenger carrier like the Volkswagen ID. Buzz up to the task? We’d like to think so. Just check the video above to find out.

Thanks to its all-electric underpinnings, the ID. Buzz reimagines interior space with unparalleled versatility and flexibility. Five comfortable seats come as standard, while the airy cabin offers loads of useful cubbies for all your snacks, tech and family goodies. In the back, up to 1121 litres of luggage space behind the rear bench is easily enough for the biggest family weekend away, while wide-opening doors makes getting in and out a total breeze.

The ID. Buzz so good, in fact, that our discerning road testers made it our Overall Car of the Year 2023 thanks to its superb driving characteristics, practicality and strong resale values. Couple all this with up to 258 miles of all-electric range, low running costs, rapid charging, and all the latest infotainment and safety technology, and the ID. Buzz is the ultimate all-electric people carrier that can give family SUVs a run for their money.

Volkswagen ID. Buzz dashboard and front seats

ID. Buzz: a comfortable place to drive

A family car needs to be a jack of all trades – capable of doing the school run, weekly shop, trips to the tip and big family adventures, all without breaking a sweat. That’s where the ID. Buzz’s all-electric underpinnings give it the ultimate advantage.

Based on Volkswagen’s all-electric MEB platform, the ID. Buzz passenger carrier reimagines interior space thanks to low-slung batteries, a compact electric motor and a wheel-on-each corner design. What does this all mean? Even more family-friendly space.

Up-front, the ID. Buzz is ergonomically designed for ultimate long-distance comfort, ensuring you’ll arrive at your destination even more relaxed than when you left. The two front seats are hugely supportive and come with independent arm rests, while the enormous windscreen offers superb visibility – making it even easier to keep your eyes on the road.

Large cubbies throughout the cabin make storing technology, snacks and other goodies easy, while the innovative ‘Buzz Box’ between the front seats is a detachable centre console that offers even more storage space, along with an ice scraper and cup holders.

Volkswagen ID. Buzz rear passenger space

ID. Buzz: room for the whole family

Further back, the ID. Buzz’s rear bench offers passengers exceptional comfort and space to move by the bucketload, while the high roofline means even six-footers will have their head in the clouds. The large airy windows, along with the optional panoramic sunroof, makes the inside of the ID. Buzz friendly and inviting for kids and adults alike, while seven in-car USB-C ports keep everyone’s devices topped-up – perfect for keeping little ones entertained on long trips.

If your rear passengers fancy a snack, the fold-out tables make for the perfect lunch spot. And if they look closely, they might even notice an ingenuous pocket above the fold-out table, specially designed to keep their phone safe and snug: just another moment of ID. Buzz magic.

In the boot, things get really impressive. Go for Lifestyle trim, and the ID. Buzz offers a nifty partition that lets you store smaller items below the bulk of the boot space – perfect for the charging cable, shoes or towels. Above, the ID. Buzz offers a whopping 1121 litres of boot space (that’s nearly three times bigger than the boot in a VW Golf hatchback).

If you need even more room for weekend DIY, transporting new furniture or active hobbies, the rear bench folds in a 60:40 formation to yield van-like 2205 litres. And that’s not all: wide-opening sliding doors make getting in and out easy, while the optional automatic tailgate means the ID. Buzz can swallow anything you need to carry with ease.

Volkswagen ID. Buzz front three quarters on the road

ID. Buzz: the range to match the space

So, we know the ID. Buzz has the space to match any family’s sense of adventure. But does it have the range to get you there? Short answer: yes.

Using an advanced 77kWh lithium-ion battery pack and efficient motor combination, the ID. Buzz offers up to 258 miles of all-electric range. That’s enough for a week of school runs, shopping trips and family visits without the need to top-up. And, when you’re headed on those big family adventures, the ID. Buzz can take you the equivalent of London the Middlesborough in one hit – that’s pretty far.

When it comes to charging, most families will charge at home to make the most of cheap overnight tariffs to help cut your fuel bills. Charging overnight also means you can wake up each and every morning with a full battery, ready to tackle any action-packed day.

But it’s when you’re on the move that the ID. Buzz really comes into its own. Find a 170kW rapid charger and the ID. Buzz will top-up from 5%-80% charge in as little as 30 minutes – just enough time to grab lunch and a quick toilet break. And thanks to the ID. Buzz’s no-faff Plug & Charge feature[2], you don’t have to download numerous apps and keep track of numerous charging accounts – simply plug-in and the Buzz will communicate directly with any compatible charger. It’s that simple.

Volkswagen ID. Buzz infotainment screen

ID. Buzz: family-friendly technology

It’s not just the immense space and rapid charging that makes the all-electric ID. Buzz the ultimate family-friendly vehicle; it’s packed with family-friendly tech, too. Up front, the crisp 5.3in digital cockpit display puts vital information right in the driver’s line of sight, while the optional high-definition 12in Discover Pro touchscreen makes navigation and finding all your favourite infotainment a breeze.

Smartphone integration is easy, too. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come as standard, while onboard Wi-Fi lets passengers surf the web, watch videos and message friends without interruption. Download the intuitive We Connect[1] ID. app, and you open up a wealth of additional features on the Buzz, too.

We Connect allows you to preheat the ID. Buzz while it’s still charging to help maximise its efficiency. Or, you can send directions straight to the onboard navigation system, find nearby chargers on your route and destination, lock and unlock the car, and even control charging, all from the comfort of your home or a nearby coffee shop.

In-car ambient lighting lets you set the mood for any family adventure, while ‘easter eggs’ hidden throughout the cabin (such as embossed ID. Buzz silhouettes) can keep the kids entertained for hours.

When it comes to keeping your family safe, the ID. Buzz delivers there, too. Over 30 safety assistance systems like Lane Keep Assist, City Emergency Braking, Dynamic Road Sign Display come as standard, while an advanced Car2X system allows the ID. Buzz to communicate with nearby cars and traffic infrastructure to give real-time warnings.

So, with oodles of versatile space, loads of range, rapid charging and a wealth of entertainment and safety technology, and the all-electric ID. Buzz is clearly the ultimate family vehicle.

Read more: VW ID. Buzz electric car review

[1] We Connect functionality available via subscription

[2] To use Plug & Charge, download the We Connect ID. app, select a We Charge charging plan and enable Plug & Charge in the app and vehicle

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