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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

The Panda 4x4 and Panda Cross are similar to the standard car and it's easy to get comfortable and find a good driving position in the, even though the cabin has a utilitarian feel to it. The interior doesn't look particularly sophisticated but it's well laid out and easy to use while the hard-wearing plastics should stand the test of time. Despite the small wing mirrors, driver visibility is generally good overall, though the large rear pillars can be obstructive when parking.

The cabin of the 4x4 is just as spacious as the standard car, with decent space for adults in the rear. It is quite narrow though, which means limited shoulder room for those in the back, but thanks to the tall shape there is plenty of head space. The biggest issue is noise. The off-road tuned suspension and larger tyres result in intrusive noise in the cabin which - along with the often vocal engines - can make the Panda tiring on long journeys.