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Five of the best small cars with big boots

If you’re shopping for a car that can slip into the nippiest parking space yet can still jam enough junk in the trunk, look no further than this list of small cars with big boots.

The ŠKODA Fabia has the biggest boot in our list

The ŠKODA Fabia has the biggest boot in our list

Small cars are fun to drive, cheap to run and handy for getting around.

So it’s no surprise they’re becoming increasingly popular, and show no sign of stopping.

But just because you’ve opted for a small car doesn’t mean you need to compromise on boot space.

These five cars allow you to maximise and make the most of the space you have.

Renault Clio

  • Boot space: 301 litres
  • With rear seats folded: 1,146 litres
  • 60/40 split: Yes

Renault’s five-door Clio hatchback is undoubtedly one of the best-looking superminis on the market.

On top of that, it’s practical too. Big enough to fit four adults comfortably, the Clio also boasts a sizeable boot that can fit your weekly shop and cater for bulkier items with the seats folded.

Engine-wise, the Clio is super-efficient, and you’ll also enjoy cheap insurance. The cleanest engine option is the 1.5 dCi Dyna returning 83.1mpg, which emits just 90g/km of CO2.

Peugeot 208

  • Boot space: 311 litres
  • With rear seats folded: 1,152 litres
  • 60/40 split: Yes

A stylish and efficient supermini, the 208 sits alongside the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo as the best sellers in their category. However, the 208 knocks those options out of the park when it comes to boot space. (The 208’s boot is nine litres bigger than the Fiesta’s and five litres bigger than the Polo’s.)

There’s a wide range of engines to choose from, but the 1.6-litre BlueHDi 75 diesel stands out, with six-speed gearbox, returning 78.5mpg and CO2 emissions of 94g/km.

While the boot space in the 208 is impressive for a car of this size, you will have to contend with a high load lip and seats that don’t quite fold down completely.

SEAT Ibiza

  • Boot space: 355 litres
  • With rear seats folded: 823 litres
  • 60/40 split: Yes

The SEAT Ibiza is well known for its iconic and youthful design, defined by its perfect proportions. The new model is defined by subtle additions to the vehicle’s exterior aesthetic that enhance the already characterful visual.

The entry three-cylinder 1.0 litre MPI petrol engine is matched to a five-speed manual transmission. vehicle's unit’s multi-point injection system helps the engine deliver excellent response at low-to-mid engine speeds, while the 80PS power output and 93Nm of torque mean that it offers enough to handle the demands of modern-day driving.

Hyundai i20

  • Boot space: 352 litres
  • With rear seats folded: 1,042 litres
  • 60/40 split: Yes

Styling tweaks have made the i20 much more attractive, with a blacked out C-pillar that creates the illusion of a floating roof and sophisticated interior materials.

With a choice of seven engines, both petrol and diesel, you’re spoilt for choice. For economy, opt for the 1.1-litre CRDi diesel, which manages 70.6mpg and emits just 103g/km of CO2.

The improved boot space on the new model has made the i20 a real competitor in its class.


  • Boot space: 380 litres
  • With rear seats folded: 1,150 litres
  • 60/40 split: Yes

The ŠKODA Fabia boasts the biggest boot of all the superminis on this list.

Not only is the boot space large on paper, the use of space is well planned and practical touches such as luggage hooks and a low loading lip add to this boot’s ease of use.

To drive, the Fabia is easy to handle, light and nimble – great for city drivers.

A fuel-efficient engine range means running costs are kept low, with the entry-level 1.0 MPI 60 achieving 60mpg and emitting 106g/km CO2.

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