This is a seven-seat van, not an eight-seater, which is the first difference. So if you have six kids you’ll miss out on the VW Multivan.
But it is huge inside. It’s wider than a Kia Carnival and stepping in from the road you feel like you’re inside a small room. You can actually step around. So the mid section of the van is enormous.
VW could have fit an extra seat in, but chose to make those seats multi-functional. They swivel around and face the back, plus you can move all the seats back and forth on tracks on the floor of the car. It really is versatile.
The boot is as big as you want it to be. Small if you push the back seats all the way back, but large if you push both rows forward, and you can also flatten the rear seats to get extra storage space on top of them. It will fit anything from a pram to a drum kit, your choice.
The front is positively roomy. It feels like you are settled in for a very long drive because there is a lot of space around you. The fact that there is no centre console contributes to this and quite often this week I put the car in park and quickly stepped in the back to grab something! I don’t love the way this space looks though.