Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Nissan's interior is logically laid out - if a little plain - and build quality is top-notch, with soft-touch plastics and well-damped switchgear. The steering wheel adjusts for reach and height while even the entry-level Visia model gets a multifunction steering wheel as standard. The lofty driving position will suit fans of off roaders and means forward visibility is excellent while the cabin itself is easy to live with thanks to simple controls plus it’s incredibly well screwed together with a robust finish.

The only real downside is a limited view out of the back, which can make reverse parking tricky.

The cabin is airy and roomy while a panoramic glass roof is optional on Acenta models and standard on n-tec and Tekna. Headroom is improved significantly for second row seat passengers and they also have extra leg room. However the two third-row seats are only designed for people up to about 5ft 6in (1.6 metres) high, so really only children will find there's reasonable headroom and leg room.

Engine noise is muted on petrol models, although the 2.0 dCi is a little louder than you might expect for a modern diesel, but noise from the tyres and from wind around the windscreen pillars is hardly noticeable.