A real champion. Designed to maximise quality and functionality while keeping prices down, and that’s a hard strategy to knock.
Value for money; clever use of space, especially in washroom.
Small and ill-equipped kitchen.
The Adria has a remarkably roomy lounge with a dinette easily big enough for four people without the need to swivel the cab seats. The big table (100 x 72.5cm) provides more than enough room for meals and lounging, and feels sturdy, too. There is also a very attractive panoramic window by the dinette. For ventilation purposes it might be better to include an opening rooflight as well because you may not want to keep that huge window open for ventilation, particularly on colder nights. The lounge also has a power point, conveniently located on the rear-facing bench. The simple dinette design also allows the front-facing bench to be used as travel seats because two seatbelts are fitted.
This is where the S573 DS loses out: with so much room elsewhere, something had to give and it was the kitchen. There’s good storage space in the drawers and two overhead lockers, the three-burner hob is roomy and the sink has a wide 36cm diameter; but counter space is in short supply and there is no oven/grill. The power point is a nice touch, though: located just below the counter, it’s positioned sideways to ensure that the cables can easily be trailed laterally and around the counter so they don’t get in the way.
It’s when you get to the washroom that you start to wonder whether Adria have somehow invented a means of distorting the space-time continuum: one characteristic of the corner-bed layout is that it allows for roomy corner washrooms, but the Adria’s is genuinely huge. There’s ample space for toiletries in two lockers, with push-button latches positioned over the sink and a tambour-doored cabinet beneath it. Only two things let it down: the first being the lack of a ventilator/rooflight (there’s only a frosted window) and the second being the strange configuration of the two mirrors: the bigger one requires you to stand in the shower stall to see yourself and the smaller one is only useful as a face mirror.
The rear corner bed is more than adequate, with two reading lamps and a bedside window, but it’s in the lounge that things really get interesting. In order to accommodate four without an overcab bed, the occasional lounge bed needs to be good. In this case it’s made up by lowering the table, pulling out and flattening the dinette seat cushions (which are secured with clips and buttons, rather than strips of Velcro), pulling out a couple of extending supports and dropping in a folding fill-in cushion. It’s a simple yet effective design that some more expensive ‘vans struggle to match.
The Adria has a big wardrobe to the left of the habitation door, with a separate shoe cupboard beneath it. There is storage spaces under the corner beds that’s accessible from outside as well as inside, though it’s fairly small.
|Shipping Length||6.47 m|