Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
Even the tallest occupants will have plenty of space up front, thanks to the Seat Tarraco's copious head room and seats that slide a long way back.
What’s more, each door bin is wide enough to take a large bottle of water and there are quite a few handy storage spaces, including a bin under the front armrest, two large cupholders between the front seats and a cubby in front of the gearlever.
The two rearmost seats, meanwhile, are light and easy to fold, and lie flat enough that they don’t obstruct when loading heavy items.
In all three seat configurations, Tarraco boot space is a match for the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, but is beaten by the Sorento and 5008. In the real world, the Tarraco can accommodate eight carry-on-sized suitcases below its parcel shelf with five seats in use, while the Sorento and 5008 can swallow an impressive 10. The Sorento is more impressively roomy when the third row of seats are in use, too.
There are a number of tie-down rings in the Tarraco’s boot to help secure loads, plus an underfloor luggage compartment, although that space is consumed by the spare wheel if you order one.