The top ten best cars for practicality and space

Driver Power asked UK new car buyers about their cars' practicality and boot space. These are the top ten highest rated

  • Covering: Flexibility and versatility of seating area, boot and luggage area capacity, availability of interior storage space, child-friendly features
  • Winner: Kia Sorento
  • Score: 95.42%

Here’s another category where the Kia Sorento claimed victory. But it shouldn’t come as any surprise that this large SUV performed so well, because the sector depends so much on size and space.

You are blown away by the Sorento’s flexible seating arrangement – including the availability of seven seats across most of the range – the number of interior storage spaces it has, and the amount of child-friendly features that are included. The Kia also received a high score for its boot capacity.

Second place in the category went to the Subaru Forester, which scored solidly overall, with its flexible seats generating its best score in this category. The third-place Lexus RX was popular with owners for its child-friendliness, while seat flexibility and interior storage space were also strong points.

Interestingly, this category saw four Skodas – the Kodiaq, Superb, Octavia and Karoq – appearing in the top 10, a result that certainly backs up the company’s ‘Simply Clever’ mantra on practicality.

Your view

“I often carry large loads – fortunately, the second and third rows of seats are really easy to fold down,creating a large, flat loading area with no boot lip.”

Practicality and space top 10

  1. Kia Sorento
  2. Subaru Forester
  3. Lexus RX
  4. Skoda Kodiaq
  5. Skoda Superb
  6. Skoda Octavia
  7. Honda CR-V
  8. Skoda Karoq
  9. Subaru Outback
  10. MG ZS

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