Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
There’s absolutely loads of head room in the front of the Seat Leon, and its seats slide back a long way too. In fact, we can confidently say that no matter how tall you are, you’ll fit.
You’ll also find an array of storage spots dotted around the place. These include a decent-sized glove box and broad door bins, a tray for your mobile phone in front of the gear lever, two cupholders and a cubby under the front armrest.
The Leon’s boot isn’t up there with the real leviathans of the family car class – namely the Octavia and Skoda Scala – but it's roughly the same size as in the Focus and beats the Golf for load-lugging. If luggage space is a key factor, see our Seat Leon Estate review.
We managed to slot six carry-on suitcases below the parcel shelf (one more than the Golf swallowed), although there is an annoyingly big drop down to the boot floor from the entrance. It’s a pity Seat doesn’t offer a height-adjustable boot floor to rectify this problem and iron out the step in the floor of the extended load bay when the rear seats are folded down.
We haven’t managed to get our measuring tape out for the new e-Hybrid, but its boot is a little smaller (by around 150 litres) than the standard car due to the space taken up by the batteries. Most plug-ins suffer from the same issue, but you’ll find that the Octavia iV’s boot is still far bigger.