How practical is the space inside?
The Kluger's voluminous interior is flexible and contains lots of storage. Between the front passenger seats is a gigantic lidded vessel that appears to be modelled on an Olympic swimming pool, with a handy sliding tray inside, about halfway down its three metre depth (okay, it's not that deep, but 24 litres is huge for console storage).
The dashboard is split horizontally by a handy shelf that is perfectly formed for loose items such as glasses, phones and other keys, receipts, papers... whatever. It's also lined in a soft, rubbery plastic so more precious items aren't scratched. It's extremely useful and is even a different colour to the rest of the dash so you can see it's there.
An abundance of lights means plenty of illumination at night or in dark garages.
All four doors will hold a decent-sized bottle and the rear of the front seats have old-school map pockets. The Kluger also boasts eight cupholders - two up front, two in the centre armrest and two each for the third row passengers, perhaps as consolation for the less than generous accommodation. Lucky for them they do have air conditioning vents and there's even a temperature setting for the rear of the cabin, via controls mounted on the back of the console.
Front and middle row passengers will be most comfortable, with plenty of head and legroom, especially with the back seats slid all the way back. The middle bench can also slide forward in two pieces (it's a 60/40 split) and is comfortable for three. As I've already mentioned, the third row isn't great. Padding on the flip up backrests is modest and there's no real footwell. Your passengers will need to be small.
Boot space starts at a fairly small 195 litres (a Yaris betters this figure by some margin), but with the third row folded, things improve to 529 litres, and with both rows down you've got 1117 litres. Fill it to the rafters and it's almost 1900 litres.