Plenty of room for the family
In the cabin up front, the Dacia Duster delivers ample headroom, but the front seats can’t slide back far and if you’ve got long legs, it might be a bit of a battle to get comfortable. The seats also suffer from a lack of height adjustment throughout the entire range, and there are no armrests unless you opt for one of the higher-end models.
You’ll have no trouble getting in or out of the Dacia Duster’s front doors. Storage-wise, you’ve got a fair amount of spaces to tuck those must-carry items away. Good sized door compartments are handy for keeping object close by, and centrally placed drink holders can double for a spot to stash your odds and ends. Located between the front seats, there’s a section of small compartments, but some are a little too much on the small side to be functional.
The Dacia Duster is built for the family with good-sized space in the rear. With the tall doors, access to the rear is hassle-free and the raised flooring makes it comfortable to tend to children in the back. There’s capacity for three children’s seats on the back, but the passenger seated in the middle will have to sit with a foot on either side of a broad central tunnel in the floor.
The majority of models in the range sport a versatile 60/40 division when it comes to folding but the entry level Dacia Duster version features a single folding bench with a limited choice of all or nothing. The folding function on all models is straightforward and simple and you get quite a lengthy load area, although it’s not the flattest for cars in its class.
Compared to its competitors, the Dacia Duster’s boot is exceptionally large. Four-wheel drives have a load capacity of 411 litres of boot space, and the front-wheel drive versions offer a staggering 445 litres. The only reason for the slightly smaller space in the four-wheel drive is the inclusion of a spare wheel. Regardless of model, you’ve got plenty of room in this massive boot for a weeks’ worth of luggage or all that paraphernalia that comes with having kids.