Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

With a height-adjustable driver’s seat and a steering wheel that adjusts for both height and reach, finding a decent driving position is simple. The dash is clear, but uninspiring.

Like the hatch, there is plenty of welcome suppleness to soak up sharp ridges and bumps in the normal suspension settings. Choose the range-topping FR and you introduce a slightly busier ride but are rewarded with sharper responses and less body roll. SEAT Ibiza ST estate comfort certainly shouldn’t cause you many headaches.