Accessibility & Motability
Usability for people with disability or their carers
Motability - Access
Large SUVs such as the Seat Tarraco can make great Motability cars, as long as their extra height doesn’t make it more difficult for you to get in and out. The Tarraco’s driver’s seat, for example, is 706mm from the ground in its lowest setting, and 750mm in its highest setting, so it will pay to check first.
The rest of the Tarraco’s accessibility isn’t bad, however. The doors open to a 66-degree angle, so they stay pretty well out of the way when you’re getting yourself into the driver’s seat, while large door pulls located not far from the fronts of the doors are easy to reach from the driver’s seat.
Motability - Storage
If all seven seats are in use, a wheelchair is not going to fit in the boot. However, with the back two seats folded down and out of the way, a collapsed wheelchair will go in easily. Better still, so will a wheelchair that’s fully opened out – the Tarraco is seriously roomy.
There’s no boot lip to speak of, so sliding large items into and out is easy, although the 772mm height of the boot sill means you’ll have to lift stuff up quite a way to get it in there.
All five rear seats fold flat and leave a pretty big load area that’s getting on for two metres long and more than a metre wide at its narrowest.