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Just wanted to point out to people that the size of the boot in litres is NOT a good representation of the overall usable space. Anyone with common sense will want to double-check anyway, but I spent some time today and was actually shocked by how badly the numbers relate to actual space.
My current car (going back in a couple of months) is the Volvo XC60 which has an official boot size of 495 Litres. One of the main criteria for me for my renewal was that I wanted a bit more space – once my wheelchair is in, the available space isn’t great, so I wanted to try to improve on that.
I went to Mitsubishi today to look at the Outlander which has over 900 litres of boot space, and just for comparison purposes I took the fitted boot liner out of the XC60 and put it into the Outlander and was completely shocked when it didn’t fit – the Outlander boot IS a few inches longer than the XC60 but a fair bit narrower. The usable floor space is, therefore, roughly the same, if not slightly less despite the litre rating being 80% more. Now I know thats down to the Outlander being taller and squarer but I just wanted to comment on it because it really does show how bad a basis for comparison the Litres alone are.
I also went to Skoda and put the mat into the Superb Hatch and it easily fit in there so the usable surface area is a good bit bigger than the XC60. I also compared it to the 700 litre Kodiak and that was pretty much the same as the XC60.
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