The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
Most drivers should find it easy to get a comfortable driving position in the Dacia Jogger. As with most MPVs, you sit higher up than in a family car.
All versions get seat-height adjustment, but the seats themselves are rather flat and could do with additional side bolstering and lumbar adjustment, which is a shame if you’re looking to cover long distances. A front armrest is standard – it moves with the seat on Essential trim, and is fixed to the centre console in Comfort and Extreme SE. Electric seat adjustment isn’t an option, but you can have heated seats on top-end Joggers.
Sat nav and infotainment
The Jogger's entry-level Essential trim includes Bluetooth, a USB slot and a dashboard cradle for your phone, but for infotainment on this version, you need to install an app on your device and connect it up. Doing so allows you to continue the use of the stalk near the steering wheel to control the stereo volume and radio stations.
Our favoured Comfort trim has an 8.0in colour touchscreen system. It includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring so you can use apps from your phone for calls, music and navigation. On Extreme SE versions, you also get wireless CarPlay and a built-in sat-nav system.
The touchscreen is mounted high up on the dashboard and is tilted towards the driver, with touch-sensitive shortcut buttons down the side. Although we’d prefer physical shortcut buttons, the Dacia operating system is easy to get used to and responds relatively quickly to prods and swipes. There aren’t too many sub-menus and flipping between the radio and sat-nav is a doddle thanks to direct shortcuts to each other. It’s easy to store your favourite stations, too, with very few processes required.