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Toyota bZ4X SUV - Interior & comfort

The Toyota bZ4X is well-equipped and quiet even at speed

Carbuyer Rating

4.1 out of 5

Interior & comfort Rating

4.0 out of 5

The Toyota bZ4X looks smart inside and the materials used are generally good quality. The faux-leather seats are comfortable and the car is smooth to drive – really quiet at lower speeds and more hushed than some rivals on the motorway.

Toyota bZ4X dashboard

The dashboard has a minimal look and is quite small, which helps to make the cabin feel more spacious. However, in slimming-down the dash Toyota has omitted a glovebox, which is a shame. There’s extra storage in the centre console but it doesn’t make up for the loss of this useful space.

The digital speedometer display is set high up and there’s a small steering wheel, akin to a Peugeot e-2008’s. This can be annoying for some drivers who will find the display is obstructed by the wheel.

Lower-spec cars get an eight-inch media screen and higher-spec models get a 12-inch system. All models also get smartphone connectivity and the set-up is as good as in any rival, which is a big improvement over previous Toyota models. 

Equipment

All versions from entry-level Pure get Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, sat-nav, Bluetooth and DAB radio on the eight-inch touchscreen. This version also comes with a reversing camera, lane assist, traffic sign recognition, auto high beam, adaptive cruise control, LED lights, AEB, keyless go, climate control and 18-inch alloys.

Motion trim adds ambient lighting, auto wipers, a power tailgate, driver’s seat lumbar support, heated front seats, wireless phone charging, blind-spot monitoring and a 360-degree parking camera. It gets the larger 12.3-inch media screen, too.

Top-spec Vision adds 20-inch alloys, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel and memory seats.

Options

Options for the bZ4X include a panoramic sunroof, a towing pack and an accessory pack that adds protective trim. You can also add the 20-inch wheels to the mid-spec Motion version.

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