The Outlander’s dashboard design is seriously lacking in imagination, but as all the controls are easy to use and logically laid out, this is easier to forgive than you may imagine.
In fact, there’s a sense of robustness to the interior that gives you the feeling it is simply a gimmick-free, robust product. What you don’t get is any of the glitz or glamour that are present and correct in pricier rivals such as the BMW X3, Mercedes GLC or Jaguar F-Pace. Instead, you’ll have to make do with some shiny black plastics and a trip computer that can relay ‘useful’ information on altitude and air pressure.
There’s nothing spectacular about the Outlander’s interior, but there's no question that it’s properly built
Sadly, the infotainment system can prove to be briefly perplexing, but even it has home buttons that make it easy to get back to the main menus. The graphics, meanwhile, aren’t the last word in visual delight but are clear, crisp and colourful.