Hatchbacks with the biggest boots

Hatchbacks are all about practicality, but these ones are particularly useful for their superior boot space

Simon Ostler
Sep 11, 2020

After a car that has some serious luggage capacity? You have options, you could go for an estate car, the long-running kings of haulage, but they don't always represent the best in practicality and family-friendliness.

An alternative would be to go for a hatchback, so of which can offer close to the same amount of boot space as an estate while still offering a practical and usable car in all conditions.

The average family hatchback has a boot that’s around 400 litres in size: a good space for a weekly shop and a child’s buggy, for example.

But if you regularly load up with bulky items, or simply want a bit more flexibility, you can find a hatchback with a boot that’s substantially larger. We've got the four best hatchbacks with the biggest boots right here to help you make the right decision on your next car.

Hatchback with the biggest boots

1. Skoda Octavia

Used Skoda Octavia deals from £7,500
Monthly finance from £143

The 590-litre boot you get in the Skoda Octavia wouldn’t disgrace some estate cars. It's also much bigger than you’ll find in many tall and boxy SUVs. Yet the fact you're also getting a spacious and practical family hatchback that’s comfortable, quiet and excellent value for money makes this a very strong contender for the best hatchback argument, let alone the biggest boot.

It’s a formula that’s hard to beat, and seeing as it's a Skoda, it's not particularly expensive either. PCP finance deals on BuyaCar are cheaper than the VW Golf or any other similarly comparable alternatives. In short, the Octavia represents by far the best choice on this list, and a car that we like, a lot.

SKODA OCTAVIA BUYERS' GUIDE

2. Peugeot 308

Used Peugeot 308 deals from £5,495
Monthly finance from £109

Boot space in the Peugeot 308 is some way off what you’ll find in the Skoda Octavia, but that’s the case for every other family hatchback. The 470-litre offering is still far in excess of the class average, and can expand to 1,185 litres if you fold down the rear seats.

However, unlike the Octavia, the Peugeot’s boot has been enlarged by squeezing rear passenger room, making the back seats cramped for adults. It does have a smoother and more stylish look though, which may well be a priority for some and shouldn't be overlooked.

PEUGEOT 308 BUYERS' GUIDE

3. Hyundai i30 Fastback

Used Hyundai i30 Fastback deals from £12,998
Monthly finance from £214

It’s no surprise that the boot in the Hyundai i30 Fastback is vast, because the car is based on the spacious Hyundai i30 hatchback - but with a bigger boot.

The 450-litre space can accommodate plenty of luggage and even when loaded up, while it feels more agile than the standard hatchback, too. The i30 Fastback is another stylish model, and one you shouldn't dismiss because of its badge. 

The Hyundai name has often been considered inferior over the years, but this is no longer the case. The latest cohort of models all offer a great driver experience as well as practicality and quality. As a reduced price, an i30 would be a very sensible purchase.

HYUNDAI I30 FACTBACK BUYERS' GUIDE

4. Fiat Tipo

Used Fiat Tipo deals from £6,990
Monthly finance from £123

The Fiat Tipo doesn’t stand out with cutting-edge technology or distinctive design. Instead, it’s focused on offering great value and practicality. That extends to the back of the car, where the 440-litre boot will accommodate more than enough luggage for a family weekend away.

Although it's hardly recognisable, the Tipo is at least acceptable to look at. It's also not exactly fun to drive or comfortable to sit in, in fact, we wouldn't recommend the Tipo ahead of the Octavia or i30 Fastback, but if you're after a small, cheap Italian car with decent practicality and boot space, this is the car for you.

FIAT TIPO BUYERS' GUIDE

 

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