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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

A pleasant car to drive – so give the chauffer the day off. The driver’s seat is height adjustable and it’s easy to get a good driving position. Some of the minor buttons and switches are confusingly placed.

Long-wheelbase models give an incredible amount of legroom, but it’s pretty impressive in the shorter model, too. The interior is sumptuous, but like most large luxury cars, the rear is only designed for two (although it can accommodate three for short trips. The cabin is well insulated against noise.