There’s McPherson struts up front and a four-link independent rear setup. Yes it’s a taut ride, but the 225/65/17 Continental rubber adds an extra level of compliance to the ride itself.
It’s still a heavy turning circle, even with the assisted steering. Thankfully though, the steering itself on the road is well weighted, not fingertip loose as found elsewhere. Moving lanes is simple and effortless as well.
What we like?
Good standard equipment levels
Around town ride quality
Comfortable seats are better than they should be
What we don’t?
Dull looking plastics
Lack of engine performance
Seat vibration (don’t laugh) for safety alerts
No diesel (yet)
The bottom line?
It’s well priced and should compete well in its sector. However that 1.5-litre engine and six speed auto will struggle with a full load. Balancing that, the overall ride and handling feel pretty good.