Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

The steering wheel adjusts for reach and rake, and the seat's range of movement includes height adjustment, so it's easy to find a comfortable driving position. The seat could be more supportive and this shows up on longer journeys but the interior is one of the prettiest in the class with typical Italian style, even if some of the controls are in odd places.

The 147 is not great compared to rivals. There shouldn't be too many complaints from those in the front, with adequate head and legroom, but passengers in the back aren't so well catered for. There's enough room for two, with limited head and legroom, but it's a struggle for three in both the three and five-door models.