Parkers overall rating: 3.8 out of 5 3.8
  • Plenty of room for five
  • Front space is particularly impressive
  • Boot is wide and well-shaped

How much space is there?

Step inside the Cupra Formentor and you’ll discover a plush, well-built and spacious cockpit, with seating for five. There’s ample headroom in the front and plenty of rearward travel for the seats.

Rear bench occupants have plenty of legroom and headroom, too, despite what looks like a plunging roofline from outside.

Boot space and storage

The 150hp and 245hp petrol models will carry the most luggage thanks to its more compact rear axle, with 450 litres of space. Opt for a four-wheel drive or hybrid model and this drops by varying degrees.

The Formentor E-Hybrid manages a smaller 345 litres as the 13kWh lithium-ion battery eats up the space under the boot floor. The 4Drive models drop by a much smaller amount, still offering 420 litres.

In reality, we found the Formentor a practical companion for family duties. There’s good access to the boot and we were able to drop the rear seats to create a flat boot floor that would swallow a child’s mountain bike and other clobber familiar to parents up and down the land.

It’s well thought through, although we’re not sure about the part-leather floor mats on higher-trim models. They mark easily and look scruffy really quickly in a typically muddy British winter.

Oddments storage is also impressive, more than fulfilling its role as a family-friendly SUV, with four USB-C charging sockets around the cabin, too.

Is it easy to park?

The Formentor doesn’t feel particularly bulky to pilot, but the dark cabin and thick rear pillars can give you the sensation that it’s quite difficult to see out of the back windows.

Thankfully, all models come with rear parking sensors as standard, with all models bar entry-level V1 coming with front parking sensors and a rear-view camera fitted as well.

How big is it?

  All Cupra Formentor models
Length  4,450mm
Width (without mirrors)  1,992mm
Height  1,528mm

Safety

  • Five-star Euro NCAP score
  • Long list of safety kit as standard
  • Isofix points on outer rear seats

The Formentor was tested by Euro NCAP in 2021, scoring the highest five star rating overall, scoring high for adult and child occupant protection. 

All cars come with a generous amount of safety and driver assistance tech as well, including:

Higher-spec models also come with blindspot monitoring and Lane Change Assist.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Cupra Formentor SUV.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric sunroof
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

V1 equipment

V1 standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Sports seats
V1 optional equipment
  • Climate control

V2 equipment

V2 standard equipment
  • Leather seat trim
V2 optional equipment
  • Climate control

VZ Edition equipment

VZ Edition standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
VZ Edition optional equipment
None available

VZ1 equipment

VZ1 standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Space saver spare wheel
VZ1 optional equipment
None available

VZ2 equipment

VZ2 standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
VZ2 optional equipment
None available

VZ3 equipment

VZ3 standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Leather seat trim
VZ3 optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Cupra Formentor SUV was tested by Euro NCAP in 2021 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2021
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 93%
Child Occupant: 88%
Vulnerable Road Users: 68%
Safety Assist: 80%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.