Ssangyong Tivoli XLV review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Interior

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Ssangyong Tivoli XLV
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Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

The interior is where the case for the Tivoli XLV grows a little stronger. The driver sits quite high, even in the seat's lowest setting, for a commanding view over the road that’s relatively unobstructed, thanks to narrow front pillars, although the view backwards is a little restricted, due to thicker rear pillars. 

The front seats are supportive, and the steering wheel has plenty of adjustment, so most drivers should be able to get comfortable, and thanks in part to its standard leather seats, the XLV's interior feels more inviting than its low price might suggest. It might not be class leading, but there's enough soft, textured plastic on the dashboard, as well as gloss-black finishes, to help imbue a quality feel. It’s much smarter inside than the similarly priced Dacia Duster

A 7.0in TomTom-based sat-nav infotainment system is standard; it isn't the most responsive system around, but is easy to use and is a step up from the Duster’s setup. That said, it misses the screen quality and some of the features features of the best systems in the class, such as those of the Volkswagen T-Roc and Seat Arona.

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