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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Volkswagen has played it safe. As you would expect the Alltrack is largely identical to the interior of the seventh-generation Passat. The dash features a neat analogue clock and there are subtle chrome inserts across the dash. There’s also the option of ambient lighting, similar to that found in the Phaeton. The cabin is a pleasant place to spend time in.

It’s great for families that enjoy driving holidays and longer trips.

The Passat is a quiet and comfortable place to be. VW has improved the seating, giving better lumbar and side support, while still offering a good driving position. There’s more than adequate adjustment on the front seats and the steering wheel comes with rake and reach adjustment. There is plenty of interior space for four adults, but the middle rear seat is only really big enough for a child.

The seventh-generation Passat that the Alltrack is based on is quieter and has a smoother ride than the previous model, making it perfect for long-haul driving. Road, wind and tyre noise are minimal. Overall, it’s a very refined package.