A guide to car boot space: How much do you really need? (2022)

07 April 2021 | Written by Tim Barnes-Clay | Everyday tips

Boot space is a vital consideration when it comes to choosing a car. Everyone has different needs for their boot space, depending on what they’re transporting, be it shopping or mobility aids. Here, we discuss some top tips to help you make the rightchoice.

It might not seem as important as other aspects of shopping for a new car, but working out how much boot space you need is vital. We all have different requirements for how much room we need, and sometimes it can be tricky to work out exactly how much space is available and whether it’s going to be enough.

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There are lots of different options for storage space across cars available on the Motability Scheme

Why does boot space matter? Everyday shopping, holiday luggage or mobility equipment.

Everyone has different needs for their boot space, depending on what they might need to transport, whether that’s everyday shopping and holiday luggage or more specific equipment, a wheelchair, mobility scooter or adaptations.

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Generally, the bigger the boot or hatchback opening, the easier it is to load up, which is particularly important if you have restricted movement, but trying it out for yourself is the only way to make sure the vehicle you’re ordering is right for you.

Storing a wheelchair or scooter in the boot

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A car boot hoistcan be used to store your wheelchair or scooter in your car boot.

You may consider fitting a car boot hoist to your car if you need to store your wheelchair or scooter in your car boot. They require a certain size and shape of boot to operate successfully and not every type of car is compatible with every hoist. But some hoists are specifically designed to work in compact spaces, so may be suitable for many of the popular makes and models available through the Scheme. Also, boot hoists often need one or more of the rear seats to be folded down make to room for the scooter or wheelchair.

Motability Scheme adaptations installers can give advice on suitable cars and boot hoists to meet your specific needs.

As the size and weight of your wheelchair or scooter will affect the type of boot hoist you need and the space required, you should take your product to the dealership so they can make sure that the cars you are considering should work with the hoist you need to lift your scooter or wheelchair.

If you’re currently considering a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV), adding a boot hoist to a car could be an alternative option.

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Which measurements should I look out for?

Space:

Some manufacturers measure boot space using cubic metres, some use litres and some use VDA. But it’s tricky to equate any of these measurements to the objects that you have to carry. You can ask the dealer or manufacturer for the dimensions of the boot space, as knowing the dimensions can really help with larger objects such as wheelchairs and mobility scooters—it’s a bit like measuring for a piece of furniture at home.

Shape:

Once you have the dimensions, don’t forget that not all boots are uniform in shape. Boot capacity is useful to give you an indication of the size, but the shape of the boot is an important factor that is often overlooked. You need to consider whether the sides of the boot slope inwards, or if the car has a sloping tailgate for example.

Test:

The only way to really find out whether the boot space is going to work, is to bring any mobility equipment along with you to test out the boot.

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You can bring mobility equipment along to test drive to see how it fits in different cars

How can I choose the right boot space for me?

The Motability Scheme enables you to exchange a mobility allowance to lease a new car. Over 4,500 dealerships across the UK have dedicated Motability Scheme specialists on hand for advice and support.

So when you’re looking for a car, let your Motability Scheme dealer know about your storage requirements. They can advise suitable options and arrange a test drive so that you can test out the boot to make sure everything fits.

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Speak to a Motability Scheme specialist at your dealership when considering car boot space

1. Get expert advice

Motability Scheme specialists are on hand at over 4,500 dealerships across the country. So when you have a few cars in mind, speak to the Scheme specialist of your choice and they can advise you about suitable options.

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2. Make the most of a test drive

Arranging a test drive is one of the most important steps to help you choose the right vehicle. Even if you are not going to be driving yourself, you need to make sure the car is comfortable and suits your needs, and you can bring any mobility equipment along to double check they will fit in the boot.

3. Take your time

It’s not just boot space, there are lots of things to consider when choosing a new vehicle. Take your time to think about the types of cars that would be most suitable for your lifestyle before narrowing down your options further.

What does boot space actually look like?

Take a look at the different types of cars availableand use the car search tool to discover more than 1,600 vehicles available through the Scheme. Here is a short run-down of just a few popular boot spaces to give you a better idea of what size you might need:

  • Small cars – Hyundai I10: The Hyundai I10 is one of the most popular city cars on the Scheme and has boot space of 252-litres.
  • Medium cars – Volkswagen Golf: The Volkswagen Golf has been hugely popular for decades and has 381-litres of boot space available.
  • Family cars – Skoda Octavia: Again, one of the most popular cars in the UK. In hatchback form, it has 600-litres of load space.
  • Estate cars – Skoda Superb Estate: The Superb is huge in estate form and has 660-litres of boot space available.
  • MPVs – Ford S-Max: MPVs come in different shapes and sizes, but the S-Max is a popular choice. It has 285-litres of boot space.
  • 4×4/SUVs – Kia Sportage: The Kia Sportage is a popular mid-sized SUV, so it gives a good indication of space in this very variable sector. It has 439-litres of useable boot room.
  • WAVs – Peugeot Rifter: This Peugeot is as user friendly as you can get if you need wheelchair access.

Hopefully this little review of boot spaces from popular cars in each sector of the market shows you how boot spaces gradually increase. You’ll find that many MPVs and SUVs have load spaces like that of family cars, but they often have different dimensions, so they may be better for people with heavier, or awkwardly shaped loads.

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Interested in finding out more about the Motability Scheme?

Withthe Motability Scheme you can exchange all or part of your qualifying mobility allowance to lease a car of your choice. We offer a selection of over 1,600 cars from the most popular manufacturers. Here are a few things to consider when choosing a car to suit your budget.

If you have not leased a car through the Motability Scheme before, find out more about the Scheme works and check your eligibility to join.

As well as a great choice of cars, we also provide a wide range ofWheelchair Accessible Vehicles,scooters and powered wheelchairs.

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FAQs

How much space do you need for a car boot? ›

It depends on what you want from your car and how many people you typically drive around. Car boots are typically measured in litres. The average boot size for a small car is 300 litres, whereas larger cars can range from 300 to over 1,000 litres.

What is meant by boot capacity in car? ›

Boot space means the space to keep our luggages. And it will be on the back of the car. In hutch backs it will be just back of the rear seat where as in sedans it will be acting as a seperate unit and the boot space is normally said in liters like 450 liters of boot etc.

How can I increase my car boot space? ›

Here are 5 tips on how to use simple storage solutions or items you may already have in your house to maximise the boot space of your car.
  1. Build up with modular storage solutions. ...
  2. Keep fragile and loose items in place. ...
  3. Use collapsible storage solutions. ...
  4. Maximise every corner. ...
  5. Use multi-function storage solutions.

What is a litre of boot space? ›

How is a boot measured? Boot sizes are usually measured in litres. A 300-litre boot is average for a small car, so you could think of that as a starting point. This can sometimes seem a little abstract and the litre figure includes all the nooks and crannies which may be hard to make use of.

Which UK estate car has the biggest boot? ›

Estate cars with the biggest boots
  • Skoda Superb Estate.
  • Mercedes E-Class Estate.
  • Volkswagen Passat Estate.
  • Peugeot 308 SW.
  • Citroen Berlingo XL.
  • Skoda Octavia Estate.
  • Dacia Logan MCV.
  • Skoda Fabia Estate.

Can you fit 4 suitcases in a car? ›

You can expect to comfortably fit 3-4 medium-sized bags or suitcases in a mid-size rental car. Rent a full size car and enjoy plenty of space. Comfortably travel with 4 medium-sized bags during your self-drive adventure, perfect for the family.

Why is car boot space measured in liters? ›

We can use litres and cubic centimetres, or even cubic metres for measuring solid objects, or space that something might fit into, for example, the space of the car boot, as well as for liquids such as drinks, water, and gas. This is the reason car boot space is specified in litres.

Which car has good boot space? ›

Here are the top hatchback cars with best boot space and prices:
CarBoot SpacePetrol price
Maruti Suzuki Baleno339 litresRs 5.35 – 8.40 lakh
Hyundai i20295 litresRs 5.40 – 7.96 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Swift268 litresRs 4.99 – 7.29 lakh
Hyundai Grand i10256 litresRs 4.73 – 6.97 lakh
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Which small car has the biggest boot space? ›

The Nissan Note has the largest boot of any small car. The Note has up to 411 litres, with the rear seats in place.

How big is the boot on a Hyundai i10? ›

At 252-litres, the i10's boot is only a couple of bottles of pop short of the Picanto's impressive 255-litre capacity. In other words, there's enough space for three carry-on suitcases below the parcel shelf with some room leftover, or a fairly hefty shopping trip.

How many suitcases can you fit in a Ford Fiesta? ›

The amount of luggage space in the Ford Fiesta is on par with other cars in its class, 275 liters available in the trunk. Travelers can pack up to 2 large suitcases and still have room left over for smaller luggage.

Which hatch back has largest boot? ›

The Skoda Octavia is renowned for having the biggest boot in the family hatchbacks range boasting an enormous 590 litres worth of space.

Which Ford has the biggest boot? ›

Five-seater Ford Grand Tourneo Connect models offer a vast 1,529 litres of space, with standard models boasting a still impressive 1,029 litres.

Which estate car has the longest boot? ›

Estate cars with the biggest boots of 2022
  1. Skoda Superb Estate (660 litres) 9/10. ...
  2. Mercedes E-Class Estate (640 litres) 8/10. ...
  3. Skoda Octavia Estate (640 litres) ...
  4. Ford Focus Estate (608 litres) ...
  5. Toyota Corolla Touring Sports (598 litres) ...
  6. BMW 5 Series Touring (570 litres) ...
  7. Audi A6 Avant (565 litres) ...
  8. Citroen C5 X (545 litres)

Will a 55 inch TV fit in a Corolla? ›

Can a 55 inch TV fit in a Toyota Corolla? A 55 inch TV will fit inside a Toyota Corolla resting on the backseats. As most 50 – 55 inch TVs fit inside a 56″ x 8″ x 36″ box, you should be able to fit a 55 inch TV in a Toyota Corolla.

How many suitcases will fit in a standard SUV? ›

A standard SUV rental is bigger than a midsize SUV but smaller than a premium or full-size SUV. This SUV seats up to 5 passengers and carries 2 small bags and 1 large bag.

How is trunk volume measured? ›

The basic formula is the same: Take a cargo area and measure the length, width and height. Multiply it all together and that's your cargo room, explained Manda Mustaine, a vehicle-packaging specialist in Ford's engineering division.

How do you measure litres in space? ›

To calculate volume in litres, first convert the dimensions of the object into centimeters. Then, use the volume formula to calculate the volume of a shape. For example, to calculate the volume of a cube, you would use Volume = length times width times height, and your answer will be in cubic centimeters.

How many suitcases can you fit in an estate car? ›

Estate / Small MPV

These vehicles have a large boot space and will fit at least 3 medium suitcases!

Which compact SUV has best space? ›

10 Compact SUVs Under Rs 10 Lakh With The Largest Boot Space Comparison!
  • Renault Kiger. The newest addition to the compact SUV segment is the Kiger which also boasts of the biggest boot in the segment. ...
  • Kia Sonet. ...
  • Honda WR-V. ...
  • Ford EcoSport. ...
  • Hyundai Venue. ...
  • Tata Nexon. ...
  • Nissan Magnite. ...
  • Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.

Which city car has the biggest boot? ›

Volkswagen Polo

Despite the Honda Jazz's huge boot, it no longer takes the spoils as the biggest-booted supermini on the market today. That accolade now goes to the new Volkswagen Polo, which benefits from 355 litres of usable load space with the back seats in place.

How big is the boot in a Toyota RAV4? ›

The RAV4's boot is pretty practical; there are 580 litres on offer with the rear seats in place (79 litres more than in the Mk4 RAV4), and 1,690 litres available if you fold them down.

What is the biggest SUV in the UK? ›

Mercedes-Benz GLS

The GLS is ideal for people who think bigger is better – it's the largest SUV on sale in the UK today.

How big is the boot of a Toyota Yaris? ›

Toyota Yaris boot dimensions

The Toyota Yaris has a 286-litre boot that rises to 947 litres with the rear seats folded away and the car loaded to the roof.

How big is the Hyundai i30 boot? ›

We've no complaints about the i30's boot: it's large, well shaped and the split-folding seats lie almost flat when dropped. While the Volkswagen Golf has a 380-litre boot, the i30's boot boasts 395 litres of storage, rising to 1,301 litres when the seats are folded.

Is i10 good for long drive? ›

Yes, it is comfortable for long drives around 300-400 km continuous.

How big is a Ford Fiesta boot? ›

The Ford Fiesta is now available with 311 litres of luggage space with the seats up, and 1,093 litres with the rear seats folded down - a little more competitive, but not by much, as most cars in this class have a boot of a similar size.

Can you fit a washing machine in a Ford Fiesta? ›

You can get loads in there. The weight should not be a problem. The rear seats are made for 3 so they out weight a washing machine. I travelled 230 miles with my bike in there.

How big is a Ford Fiesta trunk? ›

The Fiesta sedan's 12.8-cubic-foot trunk is below average for a subcompact car. The hatchback offers a little more cargo space than the sedan, but its 14.9 cubic feet of rear storage is also undersized for a hatch.

Which car has biggest boot space? ›

5 Cars with Biggest Boot Space in India
  • Toyota Etios: 595 litres.
  • Mahindra Verito: 510 litres.
  • Honda City: 506 litres.
  • Maruti Suzuki Ciaz: 510 litres.
  • Fiat Linea: 500 litres.

How big is the Renault Captur boot? ›

Boot space and storage

In the boot with the seats slid back, there's 444 litres of room on offer with the boot floor in its lowest setting (395 with it set higher). If you slide the seats forwards, total space is an impressive 536 litres, while the seat backs split 60:40 to free up some more space – up to 1,334 litres.

How big is the boot on a BMW 1 Series? ›

There's 380 litres of space in the boot, which benefits from wider, lower opening than that of the previous BMW 1 Series. This 20-litre increase means the 1 Series just pips the Mercedes A Class (370 litres) and matches the Volkswagen Golf.

How big is the boot on an Audi q3? ›

When it's pushed all the way forward there's 675 litres of luggage volume available which reduces to 530 litres if you want to slide it right back to maximise legroom. That still beats the Volvo XC40 and BMW X1, which offer 432 litres and 505 litres maximum boot spaces respectively.

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