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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Cabin ambience is typically VW: sombre to look at and hard-wearing in day to day use. Comfortable driving position with easy-to-use controls and light (some would say over-light) steering.

Very roomy interior, good with rear space and plenty of legroom that is unmatched within the class making this an excellent family car. Seats are comfortable even over longer distances.