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Cupra Born hatchback - Practicality & boot space

A decent boot but there's no frunk and rear headroom is average

Carbuyer Rating

4.3 out of 5

Practicality & boot space Rating

4.0 out of 5

Cupra Born interior & storage space

The Born is slightly lower and longer than the ID.3, and rear passenger space can feel cramped for taller passengers as a result. This is exacerbated by the rear seat being slightly raised, although this does help with the view out for those in the back of the car.

Forward visibility for rear-seat passengers is also made worse by the bulky front seats. Meanwhile, the thick A-pillars and deep dashboard can make it difficult to see if anything’s coming when you’re exiting an awkward junction.

Rather than the free space between the dashboard and lower console that you get in the ID.3, the Cupra Born features a handy covered storage area - flanked by copper detailing. There’s extra storage under the centre armrest and the door bins and glovebox are both a generous size.

Boot space

The boot is respectable at 385 litres, making it ever so slightly larger than you'll find in a Volkswagen Golf but not as large as the Polestar 2's 405-litre boot or the 445 litres you get in the Renault Megane E-Tech Electric. The Tesla Model 3 has 425 litres of space when its 'frunk' is taken into account but its traditional boot opening isn't as accommodating as the Born's hatchback for bulky items like pushchairs and bicycles.

Handily, there’s not much of a load lip so hauling heavy shopping bags or bulky items into the boot shouldn’t be too much of a challenge. Besides a couple of small hooks, there aren’t too many clever features to keep your stuff from flying around the boot. A ski hatch makes it easy to load long items like skis and timber planks.

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