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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Servicing is not cheap. Engines can be tricky to work on, so not one for the DIYer. Fuel economy is so-so because of the big bodies - mpg is low 30s for 1.8/2.0 (although the latest 2.0 HPi unit manages over 35mpg), low 40s for the 1.9/2.1 turbo-diesels, slightly better for the later 2.0 HDi diesels.

An enviable reliability record so far – most have been maintained properly by fleet managers; the long-term outlook is looking good so far, but time and mounting mileages will tell.

Estimated fuel cost per year

Fuel type Pence per litre Estimated cost per year *
Unleaded 128p £1,711 - £2,425 *
Diesel 131p £1,353 - £1,353 *

* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.

Highest and lowest CO2 emissions

Engine CO2 emissions Road tax (12 months)
2.2 HDI Diesel 168 g/km (Min) £235
3.0 V6 Petrol 281 g/km (Max) £265

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £235 - £325
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 30 - 35
How much is it to insure?

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.