A fool's advice:
That crate will NOT hold your basenji. Ours is 11 months now. While recently travelling, we left our Sanji in a plastic crate (that we use for travel) while we ate lunch. He got out of it (unbelievable) and chewed up the steering wheel in frustration because he couldn't get out of the car.
As others have suggested, a simple wire crate is optimal.
I just ordered a smaller and stronger one (24" long) to replace the plastic one. It's like the wire crate we use inside (30" long) but has even better latches (bent ends that he cannot finagle open) and two doors for configuration options and convince inside a car (see link below).
Also, until he settles down, NEVER put any kind of pad or anything he can chew up and choke on inside the crate. Out of frustration, a basenji will rip up anything in the crate (which may change at age 2-3 I'm told).
As suggested, its good to randomly crate during the day for 20-min, up to an hour or longer as training progresses. We feed him little dried pieces of salmon (his fav) when inside with the door open during dinner. Say "crate" these days and he jumps in (but he still hated getting inside the crate in the car cause he knows that means we'll leave him there for a while...got more training work on that to do.)
Since I began getting advice from the very experienced people on this site (those who have already replied), I've come to agree that sleeping with your baseji at night rather than making him sleep in the crate is best -- unless the crate is (a) in your bedroom and (b) and level with your bed. Instead of using the crate at night, we purchased a doggy bed with a canopy. We just put on the bed and he loves getting in every night.
Wire crate with two bent latches each door
plastic crate photo https://photos.app.goo.gl/fHdXd4jnxe9cVnLb8)