Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
Even tall drivers will find enough space in the 2008. Head and leg room are good and there’s enough interior width to prevent shoulders clashing.
There’s also a decent amount of storage space, including door bins, a deep cubbyhole, a couple of cupholders and a tray at the bottom of the dashboard. Above that, there’s a neat hidden compartment that clicks open to reveal another handy storage spot. On GT Line models, you’ll find a wireless phone charging point in there, too.
Rear leg room is as palatial as you’ll be able to find in the small SUV class, but headroom is less generous – particularly with a sunroof fitted. The relatively narrow interior also makes it more of a squeeze when three adults are seated side by side, but at least the middle seat is softly cushioned. There are also two USB ports in the back in Allure spec upwards, which is handy.
Seat folding and flexibility
There’s nothing particularly clever to point out here. The 2008’s rear seats split and fold in a 60/40 configuration; unlike in some rivals, there’s no option of a more practical 40/20/40 setup.
There are Isofix child seat fittings in the front passenger seat, as well as in the two outer rear seats. A height-adjustable driver’s seat is standard, while front passenger seat height adjustment comes with mid-spec Allure upwards.
With the rear seats up, luggage capacity is average for the class. It’s still enough for a family’s holiday luggage, but rivals such as the Volkswagen T-Cross and Renault Captur offer slightly more space. However, drop the rear seats and the 2008 is a veritable load-lugger when compared with rivals, offering more space than either the Q2 or VW T-Roc.
It’s also worth noting that the 2008 also has a height-adjustable boot floor, which is useful because it allows you to separate the boot into two compartments and, in its highest setting, leaves barely any lip at the boot entrance.