In-depth reviews

Cupra Formentor SUV - Practicality & boot space

The Cupra Formentor is practical, even with the coupe roofline

Carbuyer Rating

4.2 out of 5

Practicality & boot space Rating

4.0 out of 5

Coupe-SUVs are really on-trend at the moment, and they generally trade a little bit of practicality for style. That's the case here, because while the Formentor is fairly roomy for passengers, its boot is on the small side, especially if you go for the plug-in hybrid.

Cupra Formentor interior space & storage

With a longer wheelbase than the Ateca, the rear seats are quite spacious, and all but your tallest friends will be happy to sit in the back. There’s a good amount of headroom and legroom - even with those chunky front seats - and it shouldn’t get too claustrophobic in the back. The Formentor also features a number of storage cubbies for various bits and pieces.

Boot space

The Formentor can be thought of as a sleeker version of the Cupra Ateca (albeit with a very different interior), and as such the boot doesn’t carry quite as much as the more boxy model. The difference isn’t huge, though, and the Formentor’s 420-litre boot is that bit bigger than an Audi S3 or Cupra Leon’s boot to make it appealing. There are a couple of tethering points and a ski hatch in the middle of the split-folding rear seats. It's also important to note that the boot shrinks to 345 litres in the e-Hybrid model, because of the battery pack, making it very small for an SUV. On the contrary, it also grows to 450 litres for the TSI 150 and 245 models.

Towing

Despite its sporty looks and body kit, the Formentor can still make a pretty good towing vehicle. The plug-in hybrid can haul a 1,500kg braked trailer, which increases to 1,800kg for the TSI petrol with either 148bhp or 306bhp.

Recommended

Top 10 best sports and performance SUVs 2022
Cupra Formentor
Performance cars
20 Oct 2021

Top 10 best sports and performance SUVs 2022

Cupra Formentor SUV review
Best Hot SUV: Cupra Formentor
Cupra Formentor
14 Oct 2021

Cupra Formentor SUV review

2021 Cupra Formentor SUV: 385bhp VZ5 range-topper storms in
Cupra Formentor VZ5 driving
Cupra Formentor
22 Feb 2021

2021 Cupra Formentor SUV: 385bhp VZ5 range-topper storms in

Most Popular

UK road tax costs 2021/2022 explained
2021 Road Tax explained
Tips and advice
7 Jan 2022

UK road tax costs 2021/2022 explained

Best 0% APR car deals
Hyundai Bayon deals
Deals
5 Jan 2022

Best 0% APR car deals

2022 Citroen C5 Aircross facelift gets bold styling makeover
Citroen C5 Aircross facelift
Citroen C5 Aircross
12 Jan 2022

2022 Citroen C5 Aircross facelift gets bold styling makeover

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
10 Aug 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Electric car charging station
Tips and advice
5 Nov 2021

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
29 Sep 2021

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
23 Jul 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors 2022
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022
Ioniq 5
Best cars
1 Dec 2021

Top 10 best electric cars 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022
Toyota Prius front 3/4 cornering
Best cars
15 Dec 2021

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022
Audi RS 3 driving - front view
Hot hatches
27 Oct 2021

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022