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What is it like on the inside?

Even in the face of a raft of newer rivals, the 500X's interior stands up well for its looks and quality. It's also colourful but stops short of silly garishness. A trick the VW T-Cross misses by a mile.

The control interfaces work well. Simple and well-made climate controls help. The instruments, a neat mix of actual and TFT, are clear too. Logical menus in the centre screen avoid common frustrations, and the system holds as standard phone mirroring for Apple and Android.

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There isn't much wrong with the front seats and if the driving position is slightly bent-legged, it doesn't deform you painfully even on long trips. In the back, headroom isn't great, but it still feels roomier than a supermini because there's good space under the front seats to tuck your feet and ankles. Even so, the boxier rivals such as the Arona, T-Cross and C3 Aircross have the legs of it. Literally.

The boot is bigger than a supermini's but laughed at by say a Ford Focus. That said, there's useful under-floor space, but only if you don't spec a spare wheel, which is optional. Feeling lucky?

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