Design and Engineering

Design and Engineering

Good Smart-looking wagon (we think the longer wheelbase and roofline suit the large, gaping mouth and rear-end styling better than the hatch). It’s a traditional wagon rather than the newer & trendier SUV’s and Crossovers but don’t discount this body style yet – it still works!
Not so good Removable second row seats aren’t the easiest to remove at 18kg each (but to be fair, how many other cars have removable second row seating anyway?).
Interior and Styling

Interior and Styling

Good Luxurious-looking instrument cluster with an instant fuel consumption display. Comfortable front row – great seats. The full-length optional glass roof provides a tranquil, fantastic interior ambience. Clever second and third row seats – all fully removable and adjustable (explore the possibilities!). Huge boot (in two row configuration). Little touches such as a rechargeable torch & a 12-volt outlet in the boot as standard; plus rear parking sensors to help out in tight spots.
Not so good Second row seats can be found lacking in legroom; with the second row seats in their usual place the third row seats are for little kiddies only – or for very short trips for anyone else due to the limited legroom on offer.
Performance

Performance

Good The 2.0L Turbo Diesel offers sufficient power and torque; the six-speed automatic gear box (impressive for a Small class car) is an excellent match for the engine.
Not so good The Automatic 2.0L Diesel's fuel economy can’t match the very impressive Manual grade (5.9L versus 7.1L-avg) however, it's still good for a seven-seater. The smaller 1.6L Diesel offers even lower fuel economy figures again.
Ride and Handling

Ride and Handling

Good Whilst by no means a sports car (and it doesn't pretend to be one) it handles well and stays on track when pushed on winding roads. It's just as at home on highway roads too.
Not so good The lower profile tyres on the 17-inch alloys (most grades have 16-inch) filter through the low-speed thumps and bumps into the cabin.
Buying and Owning

Buying and Owning

Good Tick a few options (i.e. leather) and you’ve got a luxurious, classy environment for the entire family and it comes with all the necessary safety features. The full-size spare wheel as standard is a good call for a wagon – as buyers are more likely to travel to the beach/country etc.
Not so good Works better if thought of as a 5-seater, with the optional third row seats used only when necessary - if you need 7 seats all the time, buy a larger People Mover.