Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

There's a more utilitarian feel to the interior of the Legacy than cars from more mainstream manufacturers, with harder wearing plastics and a more sober look.

It's functional to use, with all the buttons in sensible places and a seat that electrically adjusts in ten ways for a comfortable driving position. Visibility is generally good too. The satellite navigation - where fitted - is touchscreen and fairly easy to use with clear instructions.

While the driver gets a ten-way electrically-adjustable seat, the front passenger has to make a manual adjustment. The seats are still very comfortable, though, and have plenty of support for longer trips. All cars have heated seats, taking the bite out of chilly winter mornings.

In the back there's an excellent amount of space with generous head and legroom, which allows three adults to sit comfortably in the back.

The main criticism of Subaru Legacy comfort levels is noise intrusion. On the move, the Legacy feels much noisier than other similar cars, suffering from a combination of road and engine noise on the motorway, which can make longer journeys more tiring than they should be.