The Tarraco comes with seven individual seats as standard. Those in the middle row (as well as the front passenger seat) can be slid, reclined and folded independently, while the two in the back fold down neatly into the boot floor. There’s enough room for a six-foot adult in all of them, provided those in the middle donate some kneeroom to those behind by sliding their chairs forwards a bit.
is a reasonably decent 230 litres with all seven seats in place, and if you only use five of them, the loadspace you get jumps to a whopping 700 litres. Use the Tarraco in two-seat mode and you get a maximum of 1775 litres, and the load floor is pretty flat and level the whole way along. The space has been designed well, with room under the boot floor to tidily store the retractable load cover and spare wheel. On top of that, the door pockets are deep enough to fit a large bottle of water, there are two cubby holes in the centre console with two pop-out cupholders and storage under the front seat. There’s also a decent-sized glovebox, fold-out tray tables on the backs of the driver and passenger seats. This all means the Tarraco is an exceedingly practical and versatile car, and will suit any family
who needs that kind of space and flexibility.
The Tarraco is Seat’s flagship vehicle, and happily, it feels like it inside. There are some nice finishes and glossy elements that make it feel a good bit posher than other models in the firm’s range, and it’s easily the match of most of its competitors for quality. Even the surfaces that aren’t quite so lustrous are still solid and sturdy, which also adds to the car’s sophisticated feel. There’s plenty of adjustment for the driver’s seat and steering wheel that helps you find a comfy driving position, and you get a decent view out in all directions. The dashboard layout is simple and easy to navigate, with a digital cockpit, and the 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment
system is reasonably easy and intuitive to use, with nice looking graphics.
On the road, the Tarraco will be comfortable enough for most people. The suspension is slightly firmer than in the Skoda Kodiaq, but it’s still soft enough that potholes won’t thump into the car. It actually feels pretty agile and light on its feet for a car of this type and size; there is some body roll around corners, but not as much as you get in some of the Tarraco’s rivals. It’s also very quiet inside, as exterior noises are well suppressed whatever your speed. The steering is light and precise, so it’s really easy to drive around town – despite its size – and when you find a faster road with a few more corners, the steering does get a bit heavier, which will give you more reassurance when driving at speed.