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Volkswagen e-Golf hatchback - Practicality & boot space (2014-2020)

Boot space slightly down on the conventional model

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Available only in five-door form, the e-Golf is only at a very slight disadvantage compared to other models in the Golf range when it comes to practicality. The chief difference is its smaller boot and the fact that Volkswagen doesn’t recommend it be used for towing.

Volkswagen e-Golf interior space & storage

Passenger space remains the same as in any other Golf, so adults will be fine in the front and the back, as the most recent Golf has more rear seat legroom than any previous version. Adults should be able to get comfortable in the middle seat, but a bulky transmission tunnel that runs from front to rear eats into passenger foot room.

The Golf has some clever touches that mark it out from the competition, including felt-lined door bins that stop things rattling about. Those door bins are also large enough to swallow a two-litre bottle of water and are just one of many useful storage areas sprinkled around the interior.

Boot space

Lift the boot and you’ll notice e-Golf has less luggage space than the normal model (dropping from 380 litres to 341 litres). This is because the battery pack is mounted beneath a raised floor and leads to the e-Golf losing the double floor of the standard car.

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If you need more space for occasional bulky loads, folding the back seats is easy, thanks to guides that keep the rear seatbelts from getting caught up. When they're lowered, total load capacity is 1,231 litres.

Towing

Buyers should note that Volkswagen doesn’t regard the e-Golf as being suitable for towing a braked or unbraked trailer.

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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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