DS has got space and practicality right in the 7 Crossback. There's loads of room around the front seats for a couple of tall adults, while the rear seats offer plenty of leg room – even for six-footers. Our only real complaint is that the floor at the back is quite high, forcing your knees upwards. The upshot, though, is that there’s no hump in the floor for the central-seat occupant to straddle. If you avoid the panoramic roof, there's lots of head room in the back, too.
The door bins are a reasonable size and carpeted to avoid your stuff from clattering around. In front of the gearlever is a useful cubby that can wirelessly charge a compatible smartphone. This is standard on Prestige and Ultra Prestige models but optional on other trims. Between the front seats is a giant cubby topped with an armrest. This is both comfortable and cavernous.
In addition, thanks to a variable boot floor, there's a decent 550 litres of luggage space with the seats up – that's more than in the Mazda CX-5 and Nissan Qashqai, although fractionally less than in the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC.
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