Alpina XB7 review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Passenger & boot space

Alpina XB7 2021 interior rear seats
  • Alpina XB7 2021 front
  • Alpina XB7 2021 rear cornering
  • Alpina XB7 2021 interior dashboard
  • Alpina XB7 2021 interior rear seats
  • Alpina XB7 2021 interior infotainment
  • Alpina XB7 2021 front right static
  • Alpina XB7 2021 left tracking
  • Alpina XB7 2021 front cornering
  • Alpina XB7 2021 rear right tracking
  • Alpina XB7 2021 badge detail
  • Alpina XB7 2021 headlight detail
  • Alpina XB7 2021 wheel detail
  • Alpina XB7 2021 interior front seats
  • Alpina XB7 2021 interior detail
  • Alpina XB7 2021 interior driver display
  • Alpina XB7 2021 boot open
  • Alpina XB7 2021 front
  • Alpina XB7 2021 rear cornering
  • Alpina XB7 2021 interior dashboard
  • Alpina XB7 2021 interior rear seats
  • Alpina XB7 2021 interior infotainment
  • Alpina XB7 2021 front right static
  • Alpina XB7 2021 left tracking
  • Alpina XB7 2021 front cornering
  • Alpina XB7 2021 rear right tracking
  • Alpina XB7 2021 badge detail
  • Alpina XB7 2021 headlight detail
  • Alpina XB7 2021 wheel detail
  • Alpina XB7 2021 interior front seats
  • Alpina XB7 2021 interior detail
  • Alpina XB7 2021 interior driver display
  • Alpina XB7 2021 boot open
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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

The Alpina XB7 is a huge car – bigger even than the Range Rover – and that translates into masses of interior space. It’s not only tall and airy up front, but also so wide that the driver could almost feel like they’re in a different postcode to their front passenger. You certainly won’t have to worry about banging elbows.

That width comes in handy in the second row, too, allowing three people to sit side-by-side relatively comfortably. What’s more, they’ll have loads of head and leg room, and the outer two passengers even get heated seats and their own climate controls.

As a bonus, access to the third row is easy, thanks in part to the wide rear doors that reveal a large gap to clamber through. It’s not quick, though, because the second-row seats can only be slid out of the way electrically and move at a crawl.

The boot features a split-folding tailgate with a lower section that flips out to serve as a handy perch when you're taking off muddy wellies or similar. There’s space for a couple of suitcases even when the third-row seats are in use. No other car that we’ve tested has such a big boot in five-seat mode, and the load area is truly van-like when the second and third rows are folded away.

There are some handy underfloor storage compartments, although the parcel shelf only covers the load area fully in seven-seat configuration.

Alpina XB7 2021 interior rear seats
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