Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Engines are refined and nicely powerful – the 2.0 offers strong performance, and the 2.0 HDi diesel is smooth and refined for a such a small car – and economical to boot and frugal. But, if you’ve bought the estate model for loads or towing, avoid the weaker 1.4 petrol.

Agile handling and a comfortable ride that is gentle but direct. The steering is light and accurate and the overall feel is sturdy, safe and confident. Ride is good on most surfaces and comfortable for motorway cruising.