Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The Lexus stylists didn’t hold back when they designed the interior. It’s a question of taste: some see it as sporty and dynamic; others find it overblown and a little tacky. Steering wheel doesn’t adjust for reach but most can get comfortable and otherwise the driving position is sporty and comfortable.

Two adults in the back will be happier than three, because of the transmission tunnel, but three kids should be fine. Those in the front will be fine. Sporting nature of the car means some engine and road noise but this sort of suits it (until you have to do Newbury to Newcastle in one hit). Legroom for rear passengers is a bit tight.