Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The driver's seat adjusts for height and the steering wheel moves for reach and height, so the driving position is easily tailored to individual drivers. All-round vision is good and the main dials are easy to read. It's a shame then that the interior lacks the upmarket quality feel that's evident in the Nissan X-Trail and many other small 4x4s. On the plus side the centre console's heating and stereo controls are simple to understand and operate, plus there are remote stereo controls on the steering wheel of most models.

There's very little engine, wind or road noise in the Koleos which makes it good for long distance motorway cruising, especially as the diesel engine is quiet at high speeds. The raised driving position gives a clear all-round view and the front seats are supportive with plenty of adjustment. Adults might find rear legroom a little tight, but three children will fit in the rear with no problems.