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Subaru Justy Hatchback interior, tech and comfort

2007 - 2009 (change model)
Comfort rating: 3.5 out of 53.5

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

Although the interior isn’t especially luxurious it’s neatly laid out, easy to use and very well built. The steering doesn’t adjust for reach, but it’s still straightforward to find a good driving position and cleverly, the instrument cluster is attached to the top of the steering column, so it’s always easy to see. All round visibility is excellent but to aid parking, the Justy has reversing sensors as standard.

The neat stereo is simple to operate and the air conditioning dials couldn’t be easier. The quality is good, despite some rather cheap-looking plastics in certain areas, but these tend to be out of the way. Otherwise it’s roomy and comfortable.

It may have quite diminutive dimensions but the Sirion is big on the inside with plenty of space for four adults to travel in comfort. In the back there’s good head room and lots of space under the front seats for your feet. There’s also adequate knee room, even when the front seats are slid all the way back – that’s an impressive feat for a car that’s little more than 3.5 metres long.

Getting in and out is simple thanks to high-placed seats and wide-door openings but while the seats themselves are comfortable, they do lack support, especially in the lower back area, which is noticeable on long journeys. On the motorway it’s quite noisy, mainly due to the small engine needing to work quite hard, while there’s also some wind noise around the windscreen pillars.