This is another area where the Ateca pips the Qashqai and Sportage – although not by much. The boot is a nice, square shape with a wide aperture for loading broad items. The Karoq's is slightly bigger, mind.
A height-adjustable boot floor is a fairly cheap option and, when set to its highest position, there’s virtually no load lip at the entrance and no big step in the floor of the extended load bay when the rear seats are folded. The rear seats lie at a slight angle when folded, but it’s not acute enough to be a nuisance when you’re loading longer items inside.
If you’re considering a four-wheel-drive model, it’s worth remembering that boot space is reduced by about 5%.
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