Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
Although the e-208 is a small car, even tall drivers will find enough space up front. Head and leg room is good, and the interior is wide enough to not risk an elbow fight between front-seat occupants. It’s slightly ahead of the Mini Electric here, but much better than the Renault Zoe with its limited head room.
There’s also a decent amount of storage space, including good-sized door bins, various cubbies and a tray at the bottom of the dashboard. Above that, there's a neat hidden compartment that clicks open to reveal another handy storage spot. On Allure trim and up, you’ll find a wireless phone charging point in there.
Leg room in the back is reasonable, and there’s a generous amount of space for passengers’ feet under the seats in front. And, while head room is a bit tight, it's better than in the Zoe or Mini Electric. Just make sure you avoid adding a glass sunroof because this lowers the height of the ceiling quite a bit. Overall, children and those of modest stature will be fine, but a pair of larger adults won't want to spend too long in the back. To add a third would be a real squeeze, although the middle seat is at least softly cushioned. Every e-208 has five doors so you can access the rear seats directly, they're narrower and less convenient than those of the Zoe, but certainly make life easier than the three-door only Mini Electric.
If you’re wondering if there might be a practicality compromise in choosing an e-208 over a petrol or diesel version, there isn’t. Fossil-fuelled or electric, every 208 has the same boot capacity and interior space. That means you'll be able to carry more luggage than you would in a Mini Electric, although a Zoe will carry even more. Unfortunately, there’s no handy two-level boot floor like the e-Up and Mini, though, and there is quite a high loading lip to contend with.