171 to 861 litre boot capacity
Ruby preferred the back seats folded down - they fold together and flat to make a generous, practical space with a maximum height of 66cm.
Mini Electric Cooper S
211 to 731 litre boot capacity
The seats fold down separately creating a stepped area but in the deepest section Ruby could stand tall with the maximum height a helpful 70cm.
VW e-Up!/Seat Mii/Skoda Citigo
251 to 959 litre boot capacity
The seats fold separately to create a flat base when a variable floor is installed but a max height of 77cm or if using the full depth of the boot as Ruby is here, there's 91cm of height plus room for cables (and treats) underneath!
260 to 1,100 litre boot capacity
Seats fold down separately and flat creating a large-SUV-sized space with a max height of 64cm. Plenty of room for Ruby, luggage and a backseat passenger.
350 to 1,155 litre boot capacity
The seats fold down with a 60:40 split but Ruby fitted comfortably in the boot itself which has a max height of 70cm. In fact there was room for a friend making the Mazda Ruby’s favourite, all things considered!
Peugeot E-208/Vauxhall Corsa-E
311/267 to 1,106/1,081 litre boot capacities
Seats fold down with a 60:40 split in these popular hot hatches which offer a maximum height of 76cm. These weren’t Ruby’s first choice – she felt that more practical EV options were available!
Nissan Leaf second generation
435 to 1,176 litre boot capacity
Seats fold down in a 60:40 split although Ruby found the boot alone had room to spare. Max height is generous at 90cm with a recessed boot floor. Watch out for the BOSE sub-woofer in top spec Teknas, located at the rear of the bootspace.
434 to 1467 litre boot capacity
Seats fold down in a 60:40 split and there is a height-adjustable removable floor. Max height is 82cm. Ruby loved this model which is one of the largest compact SUVs available and there's plenty of room for a friend. Photographed with floor in the raised position.
VW ID.3 / Cupra Born
385 to 1,601 litre boot capacity
The seats fold down in a 60:40 split and high-spec models have a variable, height-adjustable removable boot floor. Max height is 75cm. Some models include a ski hatch which Ruby thought was a great idea for the passing of snacks en route!
Nissan Ariya FWD
466 to 1,343 litre boot capacity
Seats fold in a 60:40 split and there is a height-adjustable modular floor for flexible storage. Max height is 84cm. Photographed in the lower position. Ruby had room for a party noting that the AWD models have a smaller boot capacity at 408/1278l.
Skoda Enyaq iV
585 to 1710 litre boot capacity
Seats fold in a 60:40 split, although probably not required in this huge boot. Max height is 81cm. There's a ski-hatch and a deep under-floor space for a small bag or charging cables. The retractable parcel shelf is practical for days when hound stays home.
543 to 1,655 litre boot capacity
Seats fold down in a 60:40 split and there is a height-adjustable removable floor. Max height is 80cm. Marley had enough room to chase his own tail and liked the thought of snacks coming through the ski-hatch. Photographed with floor in the raised position.
Audi Q4 e-tron Stationwagon
520 to 1,490 litre boot capacity
The seats fold down in a 60:40 split. Max height is a generous 81cm. The Audi was Marley’s favourite, even with the slightly recessed floor, as this increased the head height available. The carpet felt ever so slightly plusher too!
407 to 1097 litre boot capacity
The seats fold down in a 60:40 split and there is a ski hatch. To travel, Ruby had to recline as the sport back styling reduces head height to a maximum 51cm. Ruby's owner did like the powered tailgate which is available on models with the Plus pack.
Ford Mustang Mach-E
402 to 1,420 litre boot capacity
Seats fold down in a 60:40 split. Max height is 76cm with the adjustable floor removed. A clever cargo screen can remain in place for small dogs or those that travel lying down or removed for a larger 518l boot. Marley found the Mustang short on head space.