Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
  • Improved, but still a way to go

This is where things start to go awry. The Levorg is better than many recent Subarus in the cabin, and benefits from much of the styling and tech that the latest Outback featured, but it’s still a way behind the curve. Piano black trim, contrasting blue stitching and silver fake carbon fibre don’t make for a particularly harmonious design.

It does feel very well-built in there, however, and while the rubber on the top of the main dash area might not look as plush as – for instance – a German equivalent, it’s clearly very hard-wearing.

You'll feel at home quickly

It’s easy to find a good driving position though, because the driver’s seat is electrically adjustable through eight directions. You’ve got good visibility while driving and the standard rear-view camera helps with parking. However it would be easier still if you installed the optional parking sensors which are available at extra cost.

The Starlink infotainment system operated via the centre touchscreen isn’t the easiest to use, with many of the buttons being too small to read and select at a glance; proving to be a distraction while driving.

  • Supportive seats
  • Spacious cabin

With a suspension system developed with compliance in mind, Subaru Levorg Sport Tourer comfort isn’t as bad as you may expect.

General ride quality is good, but road bumps are transmitted into the cabin more often than we’d like, lacking that final degree of isolation from thumps. The engine is quiet but there is too much tyre noise as you approach motorway speeds.

There’s lots of space in the cabin but our favourite aspect are the front seats. They’re a new design based heavily on those found in the high-performance WRX STI, so they’re incredibly supportive. They’re covered in leather and feature heating as standard too.