Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

The high seating position helps to enhance the good visibility already offered by the large windscreen and extra glass in the car’s A-pillars, but if you like a low-slung position then the Venga’s not for you. The central console is well laid out and easy to use although some of the materials look and feel cheap as well as being a little dull.

The diesel is too noisy, so the best options are the petrol versions. Engine and wind noise is well contained while road noise only becomes intrusive on poorer surfaces. Passengers get plenty of headroom in the front and the rear and rear passengers also get a decent amount of legroom with enough room for two adults to sit comfortably. There’s more than enough room for three children, even on longer journeys.