Dacia Duster review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Passenger & boot space

Dacia Duster 2022 interior dashboard
  • Dacia Duster 2022 front tracking
  • Dacia Duster 2022 rear cornering
  • Dacia Duster 2022 interior dashboard
  • Dacia Duster 2022 rear seats
  • Dacia Duster 2022 interior front seats
  • Dacia Duster 2022 interior infotainment
  • Dacia Duster 2022 front right tracking
  • Dacia Duster 2022 front cornering
  • Dacia Duster 2022 rear lights detail
  • Dacia Duster 2022 headlight detail
  • Dacia Duster 2021 right static
  • Dacia Duster 2022 badge detail
  • Dacia Duster 2022 interior detail
  • Dacia Duster 2022 boot open
  • Dacia Duster 2022 front tracking
  • Dacia Duster 2022 rear cornering
  • Dacia Duster 2022 interior dashboard
  • Dacia Duster 2022 rear seats
  • Dacia Duster 2022 interior front seats
  • Dacia Duster 2022 interior infotainment
  • Dacia Duster 2022 front right tracking
  • Dacia Duster 2022 front cornering
  • Dacia Duster 2022 rear lights detail
  • Dacia Duster 2022 headlight detail
  • Dacia Duster 2021 right static
  • Dacia Duster 2022 badge detail
  • Dacia Duster 2022 interior detail
  • Dacia Duster 2022 boot open
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In this section:
  • Front space
  • Rear space
  • Seat folding and flexibility
  • Boot space

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

Getting in and out of the Dacia Duster is a breeze, thanks to its tall, wide front doors, and there’s a decent amount of head room up front. The front seats don't slide very far, so compared to many of its rivals, so those with long legs might struggle for room.

It’s not great for storing stuff, either. Take the front cupholder, for example: it’s too shallow to put anything spillable in and you’ll only squeeze a half-litre water bottle into each door pocket.

Overall, the Duster offers quite a lot of space in the rear and certainly feels as though it will fit into family life for most households. At this bargain end of the family SUV price spectrum, the MG ZS is even more accommodating.

Dacia Duster 2022 rear seats

Seat folding and flexibility

All Dusters benefit from 60/40 split folding rear bench. That arrangement is not as flexible as the Varioflex rear seats in the Skoda Karoq, which recline, slide, split 40/20/40 and can even be removed altogether. Folding the Duster's rear seatbacks is also a faff because you have to flip up the rear seat bases first.

The front passenger seat adjusts for height and lumbar support on Comfort models and above, and you can fold its backrest forward to about 45 degrees to allow more space for extra-long loads when the rear seats are folded.

New car deals
Save up to £106
Target Price from £14,775
Save up to £106
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From £194pm