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Hyundai Bayon SUV - Practicality & boot space

It might be small but the Bayon has a bigger boot than the Hyundai Kona

Carbuyer Rating

4.0 out of 5

Practicality & boot space Rating

4.0 out of 5

​It might be based on a supermini, but the Hyundai Bayon's tall roof and expanded proportions means it pips the Skoda Kamiq for boot space.

Hyundai Bayon interior space & storage

A 4cm increase in height over the Hyundai i20 means getting in and out of the Bayon is very easy. Once inside, space is somewhat limited and larger adults may find the Bayon a bit cramped for long journeys. In the front seats it feels slightly narrow, with less shoulder room than some rivals. Legroom in the back is reasonable, with decent knee room for two adults. 

The glovebox is a useful size and there are large door bins, along with a small cubby beneath the dashboard. This is where you can find a wireless charging pad for compatible smartphones. However, the storage space between the front seats is rather small. 

Boot space

The Bayon manages to offer a bigger boot than the Hyundai Kona, despite the fact the small crossover sits beneath it in Hyundai's range. Measuring 401 litres, the Bayon's boot offers a compelling reason to step up from a supermini, and it's larger than the boots of many family hatchbacks, such as the Volkswagen Golf. The Bayon also features an adjustable boot floor that can be positioned to provide a flush surface with the loading lip, making loading and unloading easier. 

This figure just beats the SEAT Arona and Skoda Kamiq, both with 400 litres behind the rear seats. However, the Kamiq fights back if the rear seats are folded down, with 1,395 litres trumping the 1,205 litres in the Bayon.

Towing

It's too small and light to tow a really heavy load but the Bayon can haul a braked trailer weighing up to 1,110kg. It's also worth noting that if you plan on towing an unbraked trailer, the weight limit is 450kg, rather than the 750kg limit of most bigger vehicles.

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