With all seven seats in use, there’s still enough space for a couple of small bags in the boot, although not a lot else. If you want to carry seven people and all their baggage, you’ll need an altogether larger MPV, such as a Ford Galaxy.
However, with the two rearmost seats stowed away in the floor, you get a huge boot that’s long enough to take most pushchairs lengthways. The load bay is also flat, with no annoying steps or ridges to impede loading and unloading, although a VW Touran's boot is even larger. If you need even more room, dropping the Picasso's middle row of seats creates a massive load bay that’ll hold nearly 2200 litres – more than enough kit space for an active holiday for two, or junk room for the annual trip to the tip.
The boot opening is also low enough to make loading heavy items relatively easy, plus there’s no boot lip, so you can slide your luggage straight in and out. Top-spec versions also have a powered tailgate, while all models have lashing points, a rear parcel shelf and a handy, retractable load cover.
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