It’s better looking to these eyes than Audi’s Q7 and Allroad. Inside, relatively thin windscreen pillars allow a commanding view of surroundings. The dash, a gadget freak’s delight, has buttons for everything.
Driver’s seat ergonomics are excellent. Rear seats are narrow and thinly padded but firm, comfortable for two adults, with a deep footwell. Two adults fit comfortably in the rear. Rear cargo space is generous at 540 litres, with 60-40 split-fold rear seat backs. (Our car also had a $1065 electric tailgate.)
The turbo engine provides a blast of acceleration and fuel use is about what I’d expect, 11.8 litres per 100km in mainly city driving, 8.4L/100km highway. Steering is sharp, brakes are strong and all-wheel-drive adds peace of mind.