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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Comfy seat and a good driving position, but the interior isn’t as well thought out as some of the newer competition. Armrest (where fitted) interferes with the handbrake. Interior is beginning to look a little dated

The interior offers the practicality expected from a mini-MPV; the rear seats can be moved, folded or removed completely, leaving more load space than a big estate. However, the narrow body means that rear space is a bit tight for three adults. The scarcer long wheelbase models offer more head and legroom than most executive cars.