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Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5

Unadventurous styling but easy to use dash and controls although clutch can be rather snatchy. Driving position will allow most people to find a comfortable driving position although Merit models lack driver's seat height adjustment.

The cabin is comfortable and nicely finished with room enough in the back for a couple of adults to sit without complaint. Seats are supportive and comfortable enough for family needs.