Volkswagen Up review

Category: Small car

Section: Passenger & boot space

Volkswagen Up 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Volkswagen Up 2020 RHD front tracking
  • Volkswagen Up 2020 RHD rear tracking
  • Volkswagen Up 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Volkswagen Up 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Volkswagen Up 2020 RHD front seats
  • Volkswagen Up 2020 RHD infotainment
  • Volkswagen Up 2020 RHD wide front tracking
  • Volkswagen Up 2020 RHD left panning
  • Volkswagen Up 2020 RHD boot open
  • Volkswagen Up 2020 RHD front tracking
  • Volkswagen Up 2020 RHD rear tracking
  • Volkswagen Up 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Volkswagen Up 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Volkswagen Up 2020 RHD front seats
  • Volkswagen Up 2020 RHD infotainment
  • Volkswagen Up 2020 RHD wide front tracking
  • Volkswagen Up 2020 RHD left panning
  • Volkswagen Up 2020 RHD boot open
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In this section:
  • Front space
  • Rear space
  • Seat folding and flexibility
  • Boot space

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

For such a small car, the Up is certainly spacious in the front. There’s lots of leg room for tall adults and head room is equally generous. There’s plenty of room for elbows, too.

Storage space is impressive, with wide, deep door pockets and a single cupholder located centrally at the bottom of the dashboard. The small shelf that divides the open-faced cubbyhole is another practical touch.

Height adjustment of the front passenger seat costs extra, except on e-Up versions.

Other similarly priced rivals, such as the Dacia Sandero, provide more space overall, but lack plenty of the driving manners and fun that the Up offers. 

Boot space

The Up has a decent enough boot that's usefully square in shape and large enough for a few shopping bags or a couple of soft luggage cases. If you need to carry lots of luggage, though, the rival Kia Picanto is a better choice, thanks to its much bigger load bay.

Every Up has a height-adjustable boot floor. With this in its highest position, there's only a small lip at the boot entrance and no step in the floor of the load bay when the rear seatbacks are folded down. Another benefit of the false floor is that you can keep fragile or valuable items stowed safely away out of sight.

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