XJL - Interior Storage

So here’s the deal with flagship luxury cars, especially ones made by sketchy companies that willingly give up functionality for looks: A lot of these things maximise comfort for the occupants, and the occupants only. That may or may not include the belongings of said occupants.

Case in point: While legroom is plentiful front and rear for this long-wheelbase kitty, and headroom is probably sufficient if you’re 5'10" and under, there aren’t really many places to put your...stuff.

Allow me to illustrate with my large-size smartphone (Pixel 3 XL). To be precise, I’m using the case of my phone, because I’m using the phone itself to take the photos:

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The centre console bin is on the small side. There’s some room below, but my phone won’t fit. Dash cam cord runs out and under the carpets, because the only 12V outlet is inside this bin.
A slot for smart phones! As Doug DeMuro loves to point out in certain cars, it probably fits a normal size phone, but not the large-size models. Good news, cupholder haters: You can cover up those ugly cupholders, and as a bonus you get a flat-ish area to place a phone or something. Unlike your average Corolla, there is no open bin to place wallets and phones for easy access.
The rear seat isn’t any better. My phone would only fit in the forward armrest compartment, but who would want to leave it open like that?? It won’t fit in the actual desirable bin next to the cupholders. But, you get fancy climate controls with illuminated air vents, and that’s sort of the same thing, maybe.
The door pockets do not have cutouts to hold bottles. Because, you know, that would make it look weird. Also, the door handles and door pockets are both illuminated at night, so even if you can’t put a bunch of stuff in the pockets, at least you can stare at it.
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The other mediocre space is in the trunk, because luggage space comes second to having a tapered, athletic rear end. This wouldn’t work for an airport run if more than 2 people are flying.

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