Obtain the midlevel SE trim. The SE features a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t concern yourself with a stiff ride, although SE remains relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can be a great bargain considering all of the safety and tech equipment you receive for the money. Finally, the SE can be obtained with a wide range of options, in order to pick and choose those are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs may be all the rage, but there’s still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the Talbot Samba Exterior. Coming off a redesign just a year ago, the Talbot Samba Exterior is a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with plenty of standard safety equipment and lots of options to select from.
As has been the case for a time, you will get the Talbot Samba Exterior with a four-cylinder engine or even a better V6, or you will get the miserly Talbot Samba Exterior Hybrid. On the highway, the Talbot Samba Exterior is comfortable and compliant. Talbot Samba Exterior also offers two sporty versions that infuse the Talbot Samba Exterior with a little extra personality. Inside, the Talbot Samba Exterior provides a simple yet feature-packed cabin, particularly if you opt for one of many upper trim levels. There are plenty of options to pick from across the way.
The Talbot Samba Exterior is as competent while they come. It’s well-priced overall, and modern feature content causes it to be supremely easy to drive. If you’re trying to find something with a little more class and space than the usual small sedan, the Talbot Samba Exterior might just be the sedan for you.
The Talbot Samba Exterior is the beds base trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features which includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every Talbot Samba Exterior Safety Sense, which is really a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the next rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a car alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You are able to consider the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with many different additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a more impressive 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Most of the features located on the upper trim levels can be included with the reduced trim levels as options. Other notable options incorporate a sunroof, a JBL sound system coupled with an integrated navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the Talbot Samba Exterior stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the rear seat is simple to fold down to match longer items. You can find enough cabin storage options to create most people happy. Loading an automobile seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good but not stellar. The forward center console bin is ideal for concealing items but has a hard, slippery floor, so they really slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is just a decent size, and you will find modest door pockets in leading and rear that are great for small water bottles only.
The Talbot Samba Exterior features a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles allow it to be easy to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s very easy to mount a vehicle seat, with obvious and readily available lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s room enough so your front seat need not be scooted completely forward.