Rear of the Volkswagen T-Cross

What’s the Boot Capacity on a Volkswagen T-Cross?

5 May 2020

We arrived to work this morning and checked our social media notifications to find we had a question about the Volkswagen T-Cross’s boot capacity (thank you, Lamorna!). You can view more on this car here.

It’s a good question given this relatively young vehicle segment; the compact SUV or crossover. Given that this is the perfect vehicle type for those who like the handling of a hatchback but would like a little more space or ride height, but don’t quite want the size of a medium-to-large SUV, boot space is pretty important.

So, we answered Lamorna’s question on Facebook but thought we’d cover that here as well for others that are looking for the info.

Which has a bigger boot… this Volkswagen or the new Skoda lookalike?

Specifically, Lamorna wanted us to compare the Volkswagen T-Cross with its cousin, the ŠKODA Kamiq. Both vehicles are from the Volkswagen Audi Group, and both are new to the market.

The new Volkswagen T-Cross

T-Cross Boot Space

So what’s the result? Well, the Volkswagen T-Cross has been measured at 455 litres with the rear seats up, and 1,281 litres with the rear seats folded down. This is the same across all variants.

Meanwhile, the ŠKODA Kamiq is rated at 400 litres with the seats up (55 litres less than the T-Cross) and 1,395 litres with the seats folded down (114 litres more than the T-Cross).

So, interestingly, for everyday driving or with rear passengers, the T-Cross is better suited for your luggage, shopping and other boot gear. For the occasional couples’ roadtrip or for taking a trip to pick up that set of drawers you bought online, the Kamiq has more space.

All-up, both vehicles offer impressive boot space. The segment is exactly what you need when you’re considering a hatchback for its ride handling but would like a little more space.

For comparison with some popular hatchbacks, the Toyota Corolla offers 294 litres of boot space with the seats up, while the Golf offers 380 litres.

Photos of the T-Cross’ Boot

T-Cross boot with seats up and no parcel shelf
T-Cross boot with lowered floor and no parcel shelf
T-Cross boot with seats lowered
T-Cross lowered rear seats

Having said that, capacity itself isn’t everything. Each vehicle uses its space differently. Capacity is useful to know, but there’s nothing like actually seeing the boot for yourself, folding the seats down, and having a play.

For example, the T-Cross has a floor that can be set to the usual position (level with the boot lip so you can easily slide luggage in and out of the boot) or it can be lowered to give you more space. In its higher position, you can place luggage items under the floor to keep them out of the way or hide them from prying eyes.

Care to take a look?

Our doors are open and you’re more welcome to drop by and take a look. If you often feel pressured by salespeople in a showroom environment, don’t worry; ours will be there to welcome you, offer you a glass of water or a cup of coffee, and can answer your questions in a professional manner. If you’d rather just take your time and have a look by yourself, just let us know. We won’t be offended.

If you’d like us to arrange a test drive for you, get in touch with our team today. We look forward to seeing you.

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