Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
Even taller adults won’t feel cramped in the front of the C4 Cactus, thanks to plenty of head and leg room. Access is easy, too, because the doors open wide and the opening is quite large.
Move to the rear and things are more conventional. There’s no sliding or reclining rear bench; just a standard 60/40 split-fold. The rear bench doesn’t fold flat and there’s a considerable step up between the folded seatbacks and the boot floor. Depending on the position of the front seats, you might also have to push the rear headrests down to create enough clearance to let the seats drop sufficiently.
The C4 Cactus has a reasonably sized boot provided you don’t compare it with that in the Skoda Octavia; we only managed to fit six suitcases into the C4 Cactus, compared with an incredible 11 cases in the Octavia. It has a tall boot lip and the opening isn’t that wide at the base, making loading bulkier items more difficult. It’s a pity that there’s no false boot floor to iron out the big lip at the entrance or the one created when you fold the rear seats.