The standard Golf is known for its decent space and the R is no different. Four tall adults will have more than enough head, leg and shoulder room inside, and three children can sit side by side in the back. The middle passenger’s backrest isn’t as comfy though and there’s a small raise in the floor to straddle.
The Golf’s boot is one of the biggest of any hot hatch, and it has a nice wide opening once the boot lid is raised. The R’s standard variable boot floor means there’s no loading lip to lift heavy bags over, and its rear seatback can be split 60/40 and folded flat to maintain a smooth surfaces from boot opening to the front seatbacks.