Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The Legend’s dashboard design is sophisticated and modern looking. Like so many premium cars there are hundreds of functions that need to be accessed as simply as possible, so Honda has a system similar to BMW’s iDrive and Audi’s Multi Media Interface – controlled from a central joystick. It takes a short while to get used to the functions, but works very well afterwards.

It sits at the base of the centre stack on the dashboard, with audio controls directly above and heating and ventilation controls at the top. Visibility is very good and a rear-view camera for reversing is standard.

As well as being able to accommodate five adults, Honda has paid a great deal of attention to other aspects of comfort. The air conditioning is linked to the GPS fitted with the satellite navigation system so if the sun is shining on one side of the car more than another, it knows it has to put more effort into cooling the side in direct sunlight. There are two microphones in the cabin that detect wind noise and tyre noise then ‘cancel’ it by playing the opposing frequencies through the speakers.

The front seats and steering column adjust electrically, there’s an electric sunroof and rear sunblind (plus side window blinds) while the front seats are also heated and ventilated.