Performance & drive
What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is
Even with the added weight of its standard four-wheel drive, the 2.0-litre diesel with 187bhp still feels particularly strong. It pulls well from low revs and makes for easy progress along motorways or country roads, even with a full load. It’s not particularly refined, though, and sounds a little strained at higher revs. It doesn’t bring any additional towing capacity, but even so, its potential to drag a 2200kg braked trailer should be enough for a big caravan or trailer and is more than a Skoda Octavia Estate Scout or BMW 3 Series Touring can pull.
It comes exclusively with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox that proves smooth in the majority of situations, only hesitating if you ask for a sudden burst of pace, such as when quickly inserting yourself into a gap in the traffic at a roundabout.