What is it like on the inside?
The boot space is 573 litres with the seats up, or a whopping 1,518 with them flipped down. It’s a cavernous old thing, and it’s all pleasingly low-rent – seats that flip down with a physical clunk, a boot that opens by turning a key in a lock, that sort of thing.
All of which means you’ll have precisely no issue with throwing whatever you please in the back. Muddy garden waste, filthy bikes, grubby dogs… it’ll all go back there without a single second of sleep sacrificed to fretting about what you’re doing to Nappa leather or Bose speaker grilles. There’s nowt you can damage that won’t cost pennies to fix.
The boot is inevitably the highlight of an interior that otherwise has a whiff of early 2000s Renault Clio with none of the panache. It’s function above form in the extreme inside a Logan MSV, which does mean nice physical air con or heating controls (something posher rivals have annoyingly started to ditch) and the simplest, least distracting instruments this side of a Caterham.
The sops to modern life are done in a slightly aftermarket-feeling way – plug your phone into the USB slot, to activate CarPlay, and the wire will be dangling clumsily over the screen and close to the gearknob – but at least they’re available on the options list. The Dacia Duster recently had a big overhaul and now feels like a much neater product with these sorts of touches much more naturally integrated, so you can expect the same if/when the Logan gets a replacement.