So far we’ve only sampled an HS with a panoramic roof (it's standard fit on the Exclusive trim level). This feature typically comes at the cost of slightly reduced head room, so it’s good news that even a 6ft 2in-tall adult has ample head room up front with it installed. The seat can slide back far enough to accommodate those with long legs, too.
There’s a small lidded cubby in front of the gearlever with a couple of USB ports and a 12V socket, although it could do with being a little bigger to allow you to stash your smartphone. At least the cupholders are a good size and there’s more storage under the centre armrest, even if this does block the cupholders when you move it to its most forward position.
Move to the rear and you’ll find there’s reasonable rear leg room, although the Peugeot 5008, Skoda Kodiaq and Citroën C5 Aircross have more. Even so, that same 6ft-plus adult won’t feel too hemmed in and will have space between their head and the roof. Unlike some rivals, there’s no seven-seat option.
You’ll also find that the boot is rather small compared with those of the aforementioned rivals. Indeed, even the smaller Skoda Karoq has more room for cargo than the HS. The boot is well designed, though, with a covered storage area beneath the boot floor. That said, the 60/40 split-folding rear seat is less versatile than the 40/20/40 arrangement offered by the 5008.