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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

The dash has an inoffensive and effective, if rather simple, design. Models fitted with sat-nav feature a screen that pops up from the top of the dash when needed. It’s a pleasing gadget, although occasionally the fixed angle causes visibility problems in some lights.

The interior is relatively roomy, although for such a big car, the rear seating is perhaps surprisingly tight on space. The ride won’t upset passengers, although they may well notice the bodyroll. The seats are extremely comfortable, with a good range of adjustment for front seat passengers.