Proton X70 is spacious but not as practical as expected from an SUV – Ratings

Adrian Chia · Jan 22, 2020 05:22 PM

2020 Proton X70 Space

Proton X70 is spacious but not as practical as expected from an SUV – Ratings 02

The Proton X70 is a spacious SUV that will accommodate 5 adults comfortably. Rear legroom is generous with 35 cm (equivalent to 3 tennis balls) of space when adjusted for a 175 cm tall adult at the rear and front.

Headroom is also surprisingly sufficient (equivalent to 2 tennis balls, 175 cm tall adult) despite having a panoramic glass roof. The rear seats are also fairly supportive with a seat recline angle of 26°. Thigh support is also good as the seat base is at a 19° angle.

2020 Proton X70 Legroom Headroom

More importantly, the X70 has a flat floor which benefits the comfort for the passenger in the middle seat.

There are a total of 6 cup holders in the X70, but they can only accommodate small 500 ml mineral water bottles. Storage space is not the most practical as the side door bins and centre armrest storage are smaller than average.

2020 Proton X70 Storage Space

There is also no storage space on the centre console, just 2 cup holders which will mostly be used to stow your keys and loose items.

Boot space in the X70 is rated at 512 litres – 10 litres shy of the Honda CR-V. The boot space is as large as advertised but only if you do not use the tonneau cover provided as it lowers the available loading area.

2020 Proton X70 Boot Space


Interior Space ( 25.5 / 50 pts)
Item Breakdown Points
Interior Space Front Row 7 / 10 pts
Back/Middle Row 8 / 10 pts
Third Row 0 / 5 pts
Boot Space 2 / 5 pts
Practicality 2 / 5 pts
Storage Space 2 / 5 pts
Visibility 2.5 / 5 pts
Storage Flexibility 2 / 5 pts


2019 Proton X70 Ratings:

2019 Proton X70 Driving Performance and Comfort

2019 Proton X70 Quality and Features

2019 Proton X70 Interior Space and Practicality

Adrian Chia


Psychology graduate with over 4 years in the automotive industry, 3 in front of the camera. Occasionally seen at his family owned tyre shop. Will only buy cars that passes the big bottle test.


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2020 Proton X70 1.8 Standard 2WD


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