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Porsche 911 coupe - Practicality & boot space

The Porsche 911 is a great everyday sports car, with generous space for passengers and luggage

Carbuyer Rating

4.5 out of 5

Practicality & boot space Rating

4.0 out of 5

While a Porsche 911 is not the last word in practicality in outright terms, it offers a level of genuine usability that’s unrivalled in its class. The 132-litre front boot is a good size and there are two small rear seats that can be used to carry children or extra luggage.

The 911 is bigger than before but retains an excellent driving position and clear visibility, both of which are sure to be appreciated if you spend lots of time driving in town or squeezing into multi-storey car parks. Optional rear-wheel steering is available; this offers sharper handling but also an improved turning circle in tight spots.

On narrow roads, the new 911 feels far easier to manage than the broad-shouldered Audi R8 and long-bonneted Mercedes-AMG GT or Jaguar F-Type. Each of those rivals is more cramped inside, too.

Porsche 911 interior space and storage

The Porsche 911 is a comfortable car in which to spend time; its seats and driving position are good and there’s plenty of head, leg and elbow room. Unlike rivals like the Audi R8, the 911 is a genuinely refined and comfortable place to spend a longer journey. As before, the rear seats are only suitable for children over any larger distance.

There are new larger door bins, a good-sized glovebox and a central storage compartment in which to store smaller everyday items, but a small point of note are the 992’s new cup-holders, which aren’t as clever in their design as the outgoing versions.

Boot space

There’s 132 litres of storage space located under the Porsche 911’s bonnet – usefully larger than the Audi R8’s 112-litre ‘frunk’. Seasoned 911 owners know just how useful the 2+2 rear bench can be for storage too; rucksacks and other items of luggage can be stored there when there are no rear-seat passengers.

Towing

There’s not a quoted towing weight (or indeed an option for a towbar) but the Porsche 911 can be fitted with roof rails and a roof box. The car’s overall maximum payload is 470kg.

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