The Combo Life has the kind of simple, practical interior that would suit an active, outdoorsy family with places to go and lots to carry but who aren’t likely to be too precious about a muddy boot carpet or a scuffed console. Even in what could be construed as being its least practical configuration – short wheelbase, five seats – this car still feels cavernous.
It’s the boxy, van-like profile that delivers a large part of its practicality. Not only does that high roofline allow for a top-hat-friendly 1050mm of headroom both front and rear but it also contributes to the 597-litre seats-up boot space (measured up to the window line only). The boot’s wide, square-shaped aperture assists with the easy loading and unloading of bulkier items, while collapsing the 60/40 split-folding second-row seats will liberate a total 2126 litres. If you want more, the bigger Combo’s boot volume stands at 850/2693 litres.
The Combo Life offers three good-sized second-row passenger seats and generous headroom, as well as a fairly tidy amount of legroom (630mm), so five adults can be seated comfortably on longer trips.