Like the front, the rear of the 500L’s cabin is generously proportioned for tall adults. Even those over six foot will have space above their heads, room for their knees and won’t feel claustrophobic around the shoulders in the outside seats. Well, if you don’t pick the new 1.5 square metre glass sunroof, that is.
With the panoramic roof fitted (standard fit on Lounge models) rear headroom is severely restricted. Even shorter adults will be forced to lean forwards or slouch in their seats on longer journeys thanks to the low-slung roof. Put three adults side-by-side and you have a rather tiresome environment.
Each rear door has its own pocket, although they aren’t as generous as the front ones. For relatively little extra, you can add storage nets and a tray table to the backrests of the fronts seats, and an arm rest built in to the backrest of the rear middle seat.
The middle passenger doesn’t have to straddle much of a raise in the floor, which is a plus.