Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
You’d have to be Hagrid to feel cramped in the front – head and leg room are both excellent. What’s more, there’s plenty of storage space, including the usual allocation of cupholders and a good-sized glovebox for your racing mitts.
Move to the back and you'll find much more leg room than there is in a lot of the competition, from the Renault Megane RS to the BMW M135i. And it’s vastly better for rear-seat space than the very cramped Toyota GR Yaris. As far as rear head room is concerned, the Type R is acceptable in the back but the sloping roofline means it’s not amazing. Two six-footers should be perfectly fine, but the Ford Focus ST is better.