Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Though the interior of the C5 may look a little dark, it is a functional and well laid out. The dials and switches feel high quality and click pleasingly into place – it doesn’t feel like you’re driving a car that’s inferior to an Audi or Mercedes-Benz. The driving position is highly adjustable, meaning that drivers of all shapes and heights can get comfortable quickly and there’s clear all-round visibility.

The multi-function steering wheel will be new to many drivers. Unlike traditional steering wheels, the centre hub does not move, only the outer rim does.

Comfort is one area where the C5 really excels. The seats are superb – supportive, yet soft enough for longer journeys. In the back there’s plenty of leg, head and shoulder room and there’s plenty of space for two adults to relax in some comfort. On the move the C5 is remarkably quiet and serene at even motorway speeds – very little noise penetrates through to the passengers.