The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
Getting comfortable behind the wheel shouldn’t prove troublesome for most people, thanks to plenty of fore-and-aft adjustment on the seat. The steering wheel only adjusts for height, though, so taller people might find it a little far away.
While we’re on the subject of seats, the side bolsters are a bit weak, so they aren’t very good for holding you in place around corners. We also wish the armrest on the door were padded.
Top-spec SZ5 models get a more sophisticated system with a touchscreen and sat-nav. You also get Smartphone Link, meaning you can mimic your phone’s screen on the car’s media system. This isn't as good as Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, though.
On the whole, the infotainment system is easy enough to use. However, it can be a little slow to respond, while the functions controlled by the touch-sensitive pads next to the screen – including the volume – would be less fiddly to use if they were physical buttons. All things considered, the systems in the Seat Arona and Dacia Duster are considerably better.