Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The interior is simple, functional and easy to use, which makes it ideally suited to family life. The large dials and buttons are intuitive and the plastics should be easy to keep clean.

One of the few downsides is that the steering wheel adjusts for height only (not reach), although the driver's seat is height adjustable. All-round visibility is good, aided in part by the commanding high driving position.

The C-Crosser is a big, roomy, car and can comfortably seat five with lots of head and legroom. That said while Citroen C-Crosser comfort levels are good for five adults, the two seats in the third row are designed for children only - no surprise then Citroen describes the C-Crosser as a 5+2 rather than a fully-blown seven-seater. Leg room in the final row is incredibly cramped and although head room is better the extra seats seem like an afterthought.

Passengers in the middle row get well catered for however and the leather seats here are comfortable and supportive.

All models come with climate control, electric windows and a reclining row of second seats. Unfortunately the C-Crosser lacks the usual Citroen ride finesse and the suspension feels too stiff over bumpy roads.