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Renault Twingo hatchback (2014-2019) - Practicality & boot space

Relatively spacious interior and practical boot make the Renault Twingo a practical choice

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3.1 out of 5

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Practicality & boot space Rating

2.5 out of 5

Visibility for the driver is good, because the driving position is pretty high, making manoeuvring around town and between parking spaces easier. It’s not so good for those in the back, as the front-seat headrests make seeing the road ahead difficult. The pop-out rather than wind-down rear windows also make it harder for back-seat passengers to get fresh air.

Renault Twingo interior space storage

The Twingo is never going to be the most spacious car on the road due to its compact dimensions, but there’s room for four adults, as long as they’re on friendly terms. There are also plenty of storage spaces throughout the interior, including under the rear seats. It’s worth noting that you only get pockets in the rear doors if you go for the top-spec Dynamique trim, and similarly the entry-level car doesn’t come with height adjustment for the driver’s seat.

Boot space

On paper, the Twingo’s 188-litre boot sounds small, especially when you compare it to the 251 litres the Volkswagen up! offers. In reality, the boot is much more useable than the slightly bigger ones found in the Peugeot 108 and Citroen C1, because the lip is flush with the floor.

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You can also lock the rear seats in an upright position to increase boot space to 219 litres, but you may spend much of the journey apologising profusely if there’s anyone sitting on them – it isn’t comfortable! You may as well do away with rear-seat passengers altogether and fold the bench down, expanding boot space to 980 litres.

If you’d rather carry luggage than people, the back seats fold down flat to create 980 litres of space, which is impressive. The front passenger seat (above) also folds flat (unusual in cars like this) offering you a bit more room to try and wedge in flat-packed furniture, skis or a curtain rail for a particularly wide window.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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