There’s plenty of room up front for even tall drivers to get comfortable, although the Volvo has fractionally less head- and leg room than an Audi A3 or a VW Golf. Avoid the optional panoramic roof if you’re very tall, though, because it cuts into head room.
Storage space is good. There’s a shallow cubby hidden behind the upright fascia of the dashboard, and it’s rubberised so is ideal for storing parking change. You can also slide your phone in there if you haven’t got it plugged into the USB input, which is hidden away in the centre console cubby that also doubles as an armrest.
The glovebox is big enough to store the usual gubbins, such as an ice scraper and high-visibility vest, and there’s a separate space that would be ideal for holding a small portable sat-nav device. There’s still space to keep the owner’s manual in there, too.
The two recessed cupholders up front will be fine for all but the largest takeaway cups, and are conveniently right next to the driver’s elbow, while the door pockets are big enough to hold a 1.0-litre bottle.