Best Medium Cars with Big Boots

While some cars might do a sterling job of keeping people happy and comfortable on long journeys, what about looking after your pooch? Thankfully there are plenty of options available to dog-owning drivers, complete with large boot openings, low load lips and an array of storage options to make it easier for your pet to come with you on road trips. Wonder which uv cars with big boots 2020 to buy? Here’s our round-up of the mall cars with big boots 2020

While some cars might do a sterling job of keeping people happy and comfortable on long journeys, what about looking after your pooch? Thankfully there are plenty of options available to dog-owning drivers, complete with large boot openings, low load lips and an array of storage options to make it easier for your pet to come with you on road trips. Here’s our round-up of the best cars with big boots 2020.

Best Family Hatchbacks With Big Boots

Our Top 5 Family Hatchbacks with Big Boots

Having a family means having a lot of stuff – lots of shopping each week, lots of equipment to take with you on a daily basis and lots of bags if you are heading on a weekend away. When you’ve got children filling up the seats of the car you need a large-sized boot to store the essentials. Here are five of the best family hatchbacks with the biggest boots:

5. Volkswagen Golf

The VW Golf has been a mainstay of the family hatchback range for a number of years and it’s easy to see why, offering 380 litres of boot space. Available as either a three or five door car, you’ll find that both provide great amounts of space. The boot is a practical shape which also includes an under-floor storage space ideal for hiding away items, a 12v power supply, bag hooks and a ski-flap for longer items. There’s also a wide opening and low load lip making it ideal for getting in whatever you need to transport. Go for the estate version of the VW Golf and the boot spaces expands to 605 litres.

Prices start from as low as £6,499*

4. Renault Megane

A popular family car, the Renault Megane provides you with a lovely square boot which delivers 434 litres of space, increasing to 1,247 litres when the rear seats are down. There is a high boot lip which can make putting in heavy or cumbersome items difficult, however it’s square shape means that you can fit in more items than some larger but more unorthodox shaped boots. In addition to the large boot you’ll also find generous amount of storage within both the front and rear of the car.

Prices start from as low as £5,499*

3. Honda Civic

Next is the Honda Civic which has a very respectable 492 litres of space. This family hatchback has been popular for years now thanks to its reliability and versatile interior. However, while you get a good amount of boot space the rear space is lacking slightly making the rear seats more suited to children than adults. The rear seats do fold down completely to provide 1,210 litres of space.

The Honda Civic also has the ‘magic seat’ design where you can fold up the rear seats like a cinema seat, ideal for providing support if you are transporting tall items. The rear doors also open at a 90-degree angle making access really easy and in the boot you’ll find an additional under floor storage area.

Prices start from as low as £8,500*

Owning a car with a big boot is essential if you have a growing family, or if you own a pet.

To make life easier, we have recommended some of the best cars with a big boot below. We’ve also divided them into three categories:

  • Superminis
  • Estates
  • Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs)

Some superminis can have surprisingly big boots, meaning you can enjoy the practicality alongside low running costs. Estates are good “all-rounders”, while SUVs are a popular choice because of their large cabins and tall rooflines.

Best superminis with big boots

Audi A1

The A1 is one of the smallest luxury cars you can buy, but it offers levels of refinement that are in the class above.

Renault Clio

We’d recommend the Clio if you want a small family car that has a funky interior design and is fun to drive.

Skoda Fabia

In essence, the Fabia is a Volkswagen Polo underneath, but it has a broader range of colours, making it a quirkier choice.

Volkswagen Polo

The Polo is essentially a baby Golf, which partly explains why it’s so refined and spacious inside.

Best estate cars with big boots

BMW 3 Series

The 3 Series is one of the leaders in this class because of its upmarket interior, punchy engines and engaging driving manners.

Ford Mondeo

The Mondeo doesn’t have the same kerb appeal as rivals such as the BMW 3 Series, but are very well made, making them good value for money.

Vauxhall Insignia

You’ll like the Insignia if you want a car that is well-equipped, spacious inside and affordable to own.

Volkswagen Passat

Refined, easy to drive and spacious, the Passat is what we would call “a good all-rounder”.

Best SUVs with big boots


The X5 will appeal if you’re looking for a luxurious family car that offers an engaging driving experience, which SUVs aren’t usually known for.


If you’re a fan of quirky design and a spacious cabin that prioritises comfort, then you’ll probably like the C5 AIRCROSS.

Ford Kuga

We’d recommend a Kuga if you’re after a family car that offers low running costs. Plus, they come with a generous amount of equipment.

Kia Sorento

The Sorento manages to compete with more premium name brands, but without the price tag to match.

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As well as being incredibly practical for their compact dimensions, they’re all cheap to buy and affordable to run. Read on to find the most capacious little hatchbacks, as picked by heycar’s team of automotive experts.

Small Cars with Big Boots 2020

Honda Jazz

Year launched: 2020

If you’re in the market for a small car with a huge boot, you needn’t look any further than the Honda Jazz. The latest model is a hybrid but don’t fear – its development team were given strict instructions that the petrol-electric drivetrain simply couldn’t affect the incredible practicality that the compact hatchback has become renowned for.

As such, the Honda Jazz can carry 304 litres of luggage. That’s not hugely impressive, but its clever ‘magic seat’ system allows you to flip and fold the rear bench to prioritise van-like practicality when required. It’ll swallow everything from a mountain bike to garden plants. 

The aforementioned hybrid setup means it’ll be very cheap to run, officially capable of more than 60mpg. All Jazz models are well equipped and, if you want a more rugged version, there’s the SUV-like Crosstar model…

Find a Honda Jazz for saleRead our full Honda Jazz Review

Nissan Note

Year launched: 2016

The Nissan Note is a cheap and practical small car. Prices start at under £4000 and all models provide a maximum of 411 litres of boot space. 

The rear seats in the Note are fully adjustable, which means you can slide them back to maximise passenger space or push them forwards to prioritise storage. But even with the rear seats pushed right back, you still get 325 litres of boot space – which is better than the Ford Fiesta and Dacia Sandero Stepway.

The Note isn’t available as a new car anymore in the UK – Nissan stopped selling it in 2016 – but there are lots of deals on the used market. Both the 1.5-litre diesel and 1.2-litre petrol are efficient and smooth engines, with the former advertised with 80+mpg. 

Find a Nissan Note for saleRead our full Nissan Note Review

SEAT Ibiza

Year launched: 2017

Comfortable, practical and cheap to run, the SEAT Ibiza is one of the most rounded small cars you can buy. Despite its compact size, the Ibiza punches above its weight when it comes to space, which makes it a very usable and likeable compact hatchback. 

The Ibiza’s boot has 355-litres of boot space, which makes it extremely versatile. The seat seats can be folded and split, which means you can utilise the full load length of the car and still carry one or two passengers in the back. With both rear seats down the Ibiza has up 823 litres – more than enough to lug around bulky bits of furniture. 

On the road, the Ibiza is comfortable and easy to drive. There is lots of passenger space and the wide windscreen provides perfect all-round visibility. What’s more, powered by SEAT’s excellent turbocharged 1.0-litre engine, the Ibiza will return 50+mpg. 

Find a SEAT Ibiza for saleRead our full SEAT Ibiza Review

Volkswagen Polo

Year launched: 2017

The latest Volkswagen Polo is a car that we rate very highly. In fact, we’re going to go out on a limb here and say it’s the best small hatchback on sale today. It also has a huge boot, which makes it one of the most practical. 

The Polo shares its mechanical platform and engines with the Ibiza, which means you get 355 litres of storage space with the rear seats in place. Like the SEAT Ibiza, this Volkswagen has a wide and deep boot space and this makes it very practical for the day-to-day. 

The Polo might share a lot of its oil bits with the Ibiza, but it isn’t a clone. Far from it, the Polo is more refined, quieter on the motorway and better styled. You also get a colourful interior that gives the cabin a funky lift over the dull and grey design found in the SEAT. 

Find a Volkswagen Polo for saleRead our full Volkswagen Polo Review

Dacia Sandero Stepway

Year launched: 2013

Cheap, easy to drive and wonderfully versatile, the Dacia Sandero Stepway is an easy car to recommend. Admittedly, the interior is a little cheap and cheerful, but if you want a practical and affordable small car then the Dacia is difficult to fault. 

The Sandero’s big boot is a big selling point. You’ll find 320 litres in the boot, and this can be extended to a whopping 1200 litres if you lower the rear bench. The interior might appear low rent, but the hard and scratchy plastics are tough and easy to clean. This means you can throw things in the back and feel confident that nothing will get damaged in the process. 

Behind the wheel, the Dacia is no match for its pricer rivals. The road handling will not win any Top Gear prizes, but it is comfortable and predictable to drive. There is a good choice of efficient engines, too, with petrol, diesel and LPG on offer. If you want a cheap and practical car, the Dacia will not disappoint. 

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