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Best small cars with big boots cars of 2024

Crowded city streets, tiny parking bays and narrow garages are just some of the reasons why a small car makes for a great buy. Unfortunately, while small cars are more technologically advanced and refined than they have ever been, their limited footprint often translates to limited practicality.

Choosing carefully means this doesn't have the be the case though, as clever space utilisation means manufacturers often manage to shoehorn pretty decent cargo bays into superminis and the like; here, we select 10 small cars with big boots.

Volkswagen Polo

1. Volkswagen Polo

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Dacia Sandero

2. Dacia Sandero

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SEAT Ibiza

3. SEAT Ibiza

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Honda Jazz

4. Honda Jazz

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Renault Clio

5. Renault Clio

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Skoda Fabia

6. Skoda Fabia

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Vauxhall Corsa

7. Vauxhall Corsa

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Nissan Micra

8. Nissan Micra

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Hyundai i20

9. Hyundai i20

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Kia Rio

10. Kia Rio

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Advice about small cars with big boots

Small cars with a big boot space FAQs

Most small cars are between 1.7 to  1.8-metres in width, but the available boot space is usually closer to around 1 metre. A Skoda Fabia is 1.78-metres wide excluding its door mirrors, and the load space is almost exactly 1-metre wide at the boot entrance.

This space can also be encroached on by suspension turrets and various bits of trim, something to be aware of if you intend on sliding wide and heavy objects into the boot.

You are allowed to transport your dog in the boot of a car, as long as there is a guard in place to block access to the cabin and the dog has been secured comfortably in the rear.

A harness or transport carrier is very useful here, just remember to make sure that your dog has plenty of ventilation and never lock your dog in the boot of a saloon. 

The highway code requires that your dog be restrained in a manner which won’t interfere with your concentration while driving.