The pick of the engine range is the 148bhp 2.2 diesel. It pulls hard from 1100rpm all the way to the redline, so it actually feels more like a turbocharged petrol than a diesel. The more expensive 173bhp diesel is that bit stronger at the top of the rev range, but unless you’ve got it packed to the brim with people and luggage, there’s very little discernible difference.
We’d avoid the 2.0-litre petrol. Enthusiasts might assume this engine, with its 163bhp arriving at a peaky 6000rpm, would be rewarding, but it isn't turbocharged, so feels wheezy and gutless at lower revs. Put simply, it isn't well suited to a family SUV. Ultimately, the superior low-rev shove of the diesels makes them more relaxing and easier to drive.