For outright capacity, the Skoda Fabia just beats the Hyundai i20 – albeit by only four litres. In fact, the Fabia’s 330-litre boot puts some cars from the class above to shame, and will easily take a good-sized weekly shop or a fold-up buggy. It’s still not quite as voluminous as a Honda Jazz or Seat Ibiza's, though.
It’s not just its capacity that impresses, either. The Fabia’s boot is also a practical, square shape, with a wide opening that makes loading bulky items easy. A relatively small boot lip helps, too, especially when that bulky item also happens to be heavy.
Unfortunately, when folded down, the rear seats don’t lie flat but instead create a hefty step in the boot floor. And it’s disappointing that Skoda doesn’t offer a variable-height boot floor on the Fabia hatchback, even as an option, considering that you can have one on the Fabia Estate.
Page 4 of 5