The 2 Series Active Tourer may be a little behind the Golf SV on outright passenger space, but it’s better for flexibility. In all variants except SE trim (where they’re a reasonably priced option) and the 225xe (where they’re not available at all), the rear seats slide easily in a 60/40 split, allowing you to increase luggage space or rear leg room, depending on your needs. Not only that, but the seatback is also split 40/20/40 to leave a smooth, virtually flat load bay. On Luxury and Sport models, rear-seat folding can be done electrically from the boot.
As long as you haven’t specified electric seat adjustment, you have the option to fold the front passenger flat, so you can carry items that are near three metres long. This is available on SE or Luxury trims only.
As with the driver’s seat, the front passenger seat has a broad range of movement as standard, albeit with an awkward height adjustment. Adding sports seats brings electric adjustment, more side support and extendable thigh support, but adjustable lumbar is an additional extra.