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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The dash layout is sensible and logical, and the overall feel, especially in the higher spec models, is of a high grade luxury motoring. This is where the VW badge hints that it can play with the prestige marques.

A very decent amount of legroom is available in the back, and while four adults will be comfortable, five could manage a bearable journey, too. The seats are comforting and supportive.