Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
DS has definitely got things right when it comes to space and practicality in the 7 Crossback. There's loads of room in the front for tall adults, while the rear seats offer decent leg room, so even six-footers should find themselves comfortable. If you avoid the panoramic roof, there's lots of head room, too. Our only complaint is that the floor in the back is quite high and forces you into a mildly awkward seating position. However, there’s no central hump in the floor for the middle passenger to straddle, making it much better for three in the back than the Audi Q5.
The door bins are a reasonable size and are carpeted to help prevent 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, and makes up for the tiny glovebox.