Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Interior-wise the Dacia Duster is a bit cheap and cheerful, but then if you purchase a Duster you are looking at the budget end of the market. The plastics are of low quality, feel hard to touch and will scratch in time. Even the load cover in the boot is flimsy but it does the job – it just feels a bit low rent. When you have the handbrake in the off position it hampers you getting to the controls for the wing mirrors – nothing major but it is an irritation.

Dacia Duster comfort levels are fairly good. The ride soaks up the majority of potholes yet you’ll still feel relatively refreshed after long motorway journeys. Side support and bolstering for your back could be better on the front seats. The high driving position is good while the cabin is focused around the driver. Whether you are travelling in the front or rear there is plenty of head- and legroom for six footers.

The Duster has a few downsides. The cabin could be better insulated especially around the door seals. This means that wind, road and engine noise are all quite loud when travelling at motorway speeds.