Opt for the entry-level S trim and you can only have five seats, but upgrade to SE, SE L or Edition and there’s a choice of seven seats, too. Meanwhile, SportLine and Scout models have seven seats by default.
The second row of seats slides back and forth, but with them set fully back to maximise leg room rather than boot space, there’s a good amount of room for taller adults. That said, there’s not as much knee room as a Peugeot 5008; if you need something really huge, the Sorento is bigger still. Both the 5008 and Sorento have greater interior widths as well, so are better for seating three adults abreast.
The Kodiaq’s third row of seats (if fitted) is a lot less as roomy as that in a 5008 and certainly the Sorento. Small kids will be perfectly comfortable sitting back there, but teenagers and adults will have to cower to keep their heads from brushing the rooflining. Leg room is reasonable, as long those sitting in the middle row don’t slide their seats too far back.