Caterham Seven review

Category: Sports car

Section: Passenger & boot space

Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 interior seats
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 front right cornering
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 rear cornering
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 interior dashboard
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 interior seats
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 interior dashboard
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 right tracking
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 rear tracking
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 front right tracking
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 rear right tracking
  • Caterham Seven 170 S 2021 front right tracking
  • Caterham Seven 170 S 2021 rear right tracking
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 headlight detail
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 rear light detail
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 wheel detail
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 engine
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 bonnet detail
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 exhaust detail
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 interior detail
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 interior handbrake detail
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 front right cornering
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 rear cornering
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 interior dashboard
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 interior seats
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 interior dashboard
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 right tracking
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 rear tracking
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 front right tracking
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 rear right tracking
  • Caterham Seven 170 S 2021 front right tracking
  • Caterham Seven 170 S 2021 rear right tracking
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 headlight detail
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 rear light detail
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 wheel detail
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 engine
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 bonnet detail
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 exhaust detail
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 interior detail
  • Caterham Seven 170 R 2021 interior handbrake detail

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

It appears that people really were smaller back in the Fifties because you need snake hips to fit into the Caterham Seven. The pedal area is extremely tight too, so even once you’ve managed to twist yourself inside, there’s no space to rest your clutch foot.

The Seven is very narrow, so you’ll find yourself rubbing shoulders with your passenger, although the more expensive versions are available in wide body ‘SV’ form, which give you a bit more room to breath. Interior storage space remains practically non-existent, though.