Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
There’s decent headroom for tall adults in the front, and while the Jimny is narrow, you shouldn’t be rubbing shoulders with the person sitting next to you.
The door bins are small, although there’s a handy cubby in front of the gearlever for stowing phones and keys. Usefully, USB and 12V sockets live above it, making charging your device a cinch. There’s also a useful ledge above the glovebox for storing other odds and ends, plus a couple of cupholders, mounted quite far back between the front seats.
At a minuscule 85 litres, the Jimny’s boot is less than half the size of most city cars’ with the rear seats erect. The Duster 4x4 has 411 litres, for reference. Fold them down and you’re left with a flat load area with a hard plastic base that should prove easy to clean. Even then, boot space is still less than the Volkswagen Golf’s with its rear seats in place.
The boot floor is high, so there’s no lip to heave items over, although the side-hinged tailgate will prove impractical in tight spaces.