Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

All-round visibility is very good and the driver’s seat has a memory function enabling you to save your favourite position. Up front the dashboard is well laid out with large, chunky buttons for the heating and stereo controls. The instruments are easy to read, but the quality of the plastics isn’t the best and some elements of the interior look dated.

The ride is supple and refined which means the Kizashi is at home cruising on the motorway. It’ll also soak up potholes and other undulations with ease. When driving enthusiastically the whine of the CVT gearbox can become intrusive and irritating but road, tyre and wind noise is low. The front seats are quite comfortable with decent side and back support.