Lamborghini Huracan review - Practicality, comfort and boot space
Even though it looks extreme, the Huracan is a surprisingly usable and accessible choice for a supercar
Clearly, the two-seat Huracan hasn’t been designed with practicality as a priority, but it’s not quite as hopeless in this respect as you might think. As well as a small ‘boot’ under the bonnet, it offers 60 to 70 litres of space behind the seats (depending on how far back you push them), while the floating centre console design has freed up a useful cubby behind that’s hidden from view.
There’s also a decent driving position – although taller owners may struggle for leg and headroom – and the seats are supportive, if sparsely padded.
Whereas an Aventador feels too large and loud around town, the Huracan really could be used as an everyday commuter car, as it offers good visibility, light steering and a silky-smooth gearbox. Plus, the all-weather grip provided by the four-wheel-drive system and the decent ride comfort ensure long motorway journeys aren’t a chore.
It’s a large car by family hatchback standards, but when parked next to its Lamborghini Aventador sister model, the Huracan is relatively compact. It’s 4,459mm long, 1,924mm wide and 1,165mm tall; in comparison, the Aventador is longer and wider, at 4,835mm by 2,030mm, although it’s not as tall, at 1,136mm.
The Huracan’s chief rival is the Ferrari 488 GTB, which is also slightly larger, measuring 4,568mm tall, 1,952mm wide and 1,213mm tall.
Leg room, head room & passenger space
The driving position is reasonable for averaged-sized individuals, and the steering wheel adjusts for height and reach. But tall drivers will suffer from a shortage of leg and headroom, while the seat height – set at a level that allows decent forward visibility over the bonnet – means it’s quite hard to see upwards to traffic lights, for example, as the roof gets in the way. That said, there’s a full range of seat movement, and electric adjustment is an optional extra, too.
With its engine where the boot ought to be, there’s not a great deal of space for luggage in a Huracan. But push a button in the passenger footwell, and the bonnet pops up at the front of the car to reveal a surprisingly generous storage area. It offers 150 litres of space, so you won’t be fitting your golf clubs in there, but a couple of soft weekend bags will squeeze in without a problem.
In this review
- 1Lamborghini Huracan reviewThe Lamborghini Huracan is a flamboyantly styled supercar with performance that matches its looks
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe Huracan is fast and loud, but the 4WD model isn't as good in corners as the 2WD model
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running CostsAnyone considering a Huracan is unlikely to be concerned about fuel and tax bills
- 4Interior, design and technologyStriking styling, beautiful build quality and an array of gadgets make the Huracan a pleasure to play with
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot space - currently readingEven though it looks extreme, the Huracan is a surprisingly usable and accessible choice for a supercar
- 6Reliability and SafetyIf you don't want an Audi R8, the Huracan matches it for safety and reliability