Space & practicality
When you step inside the ID.5, you can instantly sense the sheer space on offer inside the cabin.
It’s one of few electric SUVs that can rival the Model Y for interior space. The large sunroof spans the length and width of the car to let in huge amounts of natural light.
The result is a large and airy cabin space, so you don’t feel like you’re sitting on top of passengers.
Both driver and passengers are afforded a reasonable amount of headroom and comfort levels throughout are great.
Just like we experienced during our Volkswagen ID.4 review, we encountered VW’s, let’s say, ‘old-fashioned’ approach to armrests. Now, don’t get us wrong, an armrest is an armrest, right? They’re more than comfortable enough, but it caught us by surprise in a modern 2023 EV, but at least it does give you the option to push it upright if you’re not a fan.
The ID.5 has a generous boot space at 549L, which is just six litres more than what is available in the ID.4. It’s someway off the class-leading 854L available in the Model Y but does gazump the 404L available in the Volvo C40.
It’s a large opening, so you won’t ever struggle getting your larger shopping items in and out of the ID.5 and there’s a minimal load lip to contend with. The adjustable false floor gives you room underneath to store cables out of sight too.