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Honda e:Ny1 - Boot space, comfort & practicality

The small boot of the Honda e:Ny1 lowers the score of a generally sensible cabin layout.

Overall Auto Express Rating

3.0 out of 5

Boot space, comfort and practicality Rating

3.3 out of 5

Price
£39,995 to £42,195
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Dimensions

Length

4,387mm 

Width

1,866mm

Height

1,584mm

Number of seats

5

Boot space 

344-361 litres

Practicality in the Honda e:Ny1 is a bit of a mixed bag. The boot is down on most rivals, but the back seats are big enough for adults. We weren’t convinced by the flagship Advance car’s pop-out sunshades for the glass roof, which are fiddly to use, but otherwise, the interior of the car is fairly sensible.

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Storage space is plentiful, with a big glovebox and two deep cup holders for the front seat occupants. The wireless charging space is big enough for even the largest smartphones, and there’s a bin beneath the central armrest to keep items out of sight. The door bins in the front are small, and in the back, there’s no storage in the doors at all. 

Dimensions and size 

The Honda e:Ny1 is 4,387mm long, 1,866mm wide and 1,584mm high. It sits between the small SUV and mid-size SUV classes in terms of size, and is significantly longer than rivals like the Jeep Avenger(4,084mm). The Volvo EX30 is nearer in size at 4,233mm long and 1,940mm wide, while the Hyundai Kona Electric is a close match at 4,355mm and 1,825mm, respectively. A Volkswagen ID.4 is 4,584mm by 1,852mm.  

Seats, leg room, head room & passenger space

The Honda’s cabin feels slightly more enclosed than some EVs that aim for a lighter, airy ambience, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The seats are comfortable and supportive, although the rear seat bases are pretty low to the floor, forcing you to bunch your knees up a little.  

Our headroom and legroom measurements for the back seats show excellent space for passengers' lower limbs, but headroom isn’t such a strong point. The e:Ny1 has between 700mm and 935mm of legroom, depending on the position of the front seat, while the Kona Electric only manages 627mm to 882mm. The Kona has 958mm of headroom, compared to the Honda’s sloping roofline, which reduces the amount of space to 884mm.   

Boot space

The Honda eNy1’s boot space is 361 litres with the rear seats up and 1,176 litres with the seats folded down. Top-spec Advance models have slightly less space at 344 and 1,136 litres, respectively. It’s not a huge boot either way, with the electric Jeep Avenger offering 355 litres and the Hyundai Kona offering 466 litres. 

Our measurements put the boot area at 755mm long, 71mm shorter than the Kona’s. The loading lip height of 680mm is also 21mm higher. The load space is a little irregular, with the floor area tucking around the wheel arches.

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Richard has been part of the team for over a decade. During this time he has covered a huge amount of news and reviews for Auto Express, as well as being the face of Carbuyer and DrivingElectric on Youtube. In his current role as deputy editor, he is now responsible for keeping our content flowing and managing our team of talented writers.

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