Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
The Volkswagen e-Up is available only as a five-door, unlike the petrol Volkswagen Up, which you can have with three or five doors. Otherwise, there are no differences in practicality. The motor sits under the bonnet and the battery pack fits under the floor and rear seats, so you don’t lose boot space.
Considering its compact city car roots, space in the e-Up’s rear seats is good, with decent headroom thanks to its boxy dimensions. There are only two seatbelts back there, though, and the Renault Zoe is a more practical option if you regularly take several passengers.