Despite the Scirocco’s low, compact looks, there's plenty of space up front; even tall adults shouldn’t have any issues. The doors open wide, too, and the large openings make getting in and out easy.
You’ll find two cupholders in the centre console, the door bins are a decent size, and the large glovebox is cooled. There’s also a small storage area under the armrest. The Scirocco’s media connection is also located here, which means you have to trail a cable out from under the armrest if you want to put your phone up front in the cabin. There is an aux-in on the front of the stereo as standard, though, but that also means you’ll have to leave a cable running up the dashboard. You’re probably better off using the standard Bluetooth connection instead, to avoid cluttering the cabin.
Volkswagen Scirocco rear space
Adequate room for adults
Getting into the back requires a degree of flexibility and caution to avoid banging your head. Once seated, there's good knee room and plenty of space under the front seats to slide your feet. That plunging roofline means head room is tight, but it’s far more comfortable than in an Audi TT, if not quite as good as in a Seat Leon SC.
There are just two seats back there, but both are supportive and get armrests integrated into the car’s side panels.
Rear-seat storage space isn’t usually a coupe’s strong point, and so it proves in the Scirocco. There are small cubbies on either side, but you won’t get much in them.
Volkswagen Scirocco seating flexibility
Rear seats fold but don’t lie flat
The two rear seats split 50:50 and fold down, meaning you can squeeze longer items into the Scirocco if need be. The seatbacks don’t lie flat, but the slope isn’t too steep.
Every model gets a height-adjustable front passenger seat, while both front seats return to their original position after you’ve moved them to allow access to the ones behind. R-line and R versions get electrically adjustable lumbar support, too.
Volkswagen Scirocco boot space
Decent size, but hard to access
The Scirocco’s boot is big enough for two people’s weekend luggage or half-a-dozen carrier bags. The boot lip is high, though, and the opening is tapered at the top and bottom, so loading bigger items will be tricky. You’ll also have to flip down at least one of the split/folding rear seats if you want to fit in a golf bag.
Dropping the rear seatbacks leaves a pronounced step up between the boot floor and the back of the seats, which makes it difficult to lay more fragile items down in the extended load bay.