Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Despite sharing many switches with the Citroën C5 and Peugeot 407, the C6 has a more upmarket interior. Still you’d expect something more bespoke considering the premium image of the car. The central control panel is cluttered and not particularly intuitive while some of the materials feel a little cheap. Visibility is good with slim window pillars towards the rear of the car, while the concave rear window doesn’t seem to cause much distortion.

It seems appropriate that most of the main instruments have LED readings and it is possible to choose a C6 with a head-up display which projects speed, the main warning lights and the next sat-nav direction on to the windscreen. The seats lack support though and the driving position could be position lower.

With a much clichéd but still aptly described ‘magic carpet’ ride the C6 will transport four or five people at a level of comfort matched by no other for the money. The suspension absorbs pretty much any bump or obstacle thrown at it while noise insulation is superb thanks to the laminated, double-glazed windows. The automatic climate control has ‘soft diffusion’ which ensures a less aggressive airflow to eliminate draughts and engine noise is equally subdued.

Choosing the Lounge Pack adds two electrically adjustable and wonderfully comfortable ‘TGV’ rear seats which also slide and recline.