Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

There's a great forward view for the driver, thanks to the elevated driving position and large amounts of glass. But when the car's fully loaded, the view out of the rear can be restricted. The steering wheel adjusts for reach and height and the driver's seat is electrically adjustable. The dashboard is relatively modern looking and all the major controls are grouped together well, although the sat-nav can be a bit fiddly to use at first.

All models come with 'theatre seating' so the Commander is able to seat five adults and two children in comfort. Each row is slightly higher than the one in front, so all passengers get a good view forward. It works well, although the third row of seats are practically flat on the floor, which can be uncomfortable for adults, but acceptable for children.

There's adequate leg and headroom in the second row of seats and it's very spacious up front - the roof is stepped to ensure that all passengers get enough headroom. Under heavy acceleration the 3.0-litre CRD diesel can be loud and at speed there is noise from around the windscreen, but aside from that it's a quiet car to be in.