Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

There has been a noticeable step up in the quality feel of the interior of this car compared with the last Grand Voyager, and while it doesn't have the design flair of a Renault Grand Espace or the solid feel of a Volkswagen Caravelle, it feels fairly robust and controls are easy to use. It’s still not perfect though – some of the plastics feel a little brittle, it's cramped and the wood trim on top models is naff.

There’s also still no reach adjustment on the steering wheel, but there are improvements - a neat floor mounted shifter replaces the ugly column change, the layout is more attractive and overall it feels better built.

All passengers have plenty of room in the Grand Voyager - the middle row has two individual chairs and the third row is a 60:40 split bench. Models with the optional Swivel 'n Go seating get two Captain's chairs in place of the three in the second row. These are hugely comfortable and have a real luxury feel to them. The rearmost seats offer decent room and access is good, but for longer journeys they're really only suited for children and teenagers.

However this row does offer more room than most seven-seat people carriers. Air conditioning is fitted as standard across the range while the stiff body means there’s minimal vibration in the cabin, even over rough roads.