Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

The cabin layout has been designed to maximise practicality and storage space. The steering wheel adjustment (height and tilt) encourages an upright driving position to leave more space for those seated behind. The gear lever sprouts from the dash handily close to the steering wheel, leaving the floor between the front seats clear and useable for storage.

The controls and functions aren’t particularly intuitive in their layout though, while drivers with large feet may find the lack of room to the side of the clutch pedal (a legacy of a car designed to be left-hand drive) a problem. A convex second rear-view mirror allows the driver to keep an eye on those in the back.

The forgiving ride makes long-distance trips comfortable and there’s little wind or road noise – despite 807’s tall shape. Some engine noise is noticeable from the 2.0 engines, but the 2.2-litre diesel and newer HDi 136 engines are far smoother. All the seats are full-sized and comfortably shaped, but this takes up valuable space, meaning leg room has to be carefully divided between all three rows when carrying adults.

All the seats slide on runners and recline plus access to the rearmost seats is easy as the second row of seats fold and tumble forward. Most models have sun blinds on rear windows, air conditioning vents that feed all three rows, plus the third-row windows pop open.