AT A GLANCE

Herald Sun - Motoring - - ROAD TEST -

WHAT IT’S GOT

Six airbags, sta­bil­ity con­trol, 18-inch al­loy wheels, rear park­ing sen­sors, rear cam­era, au­to­matic emer­gency brak­ing, blind-spot mon­i­tor­ing, radar cruise, rear cross-traf­fic alert, speed sign recog­ni­tion, lane keep­ing, Blue­tooth, in­ter­net con­nec­tiv­ity via smartphone, voice con­trol, sat­nav, Bose au­dio, dig­i­tal ra­dio, dual-zone air­con, sun­roof, heated front seats, leather trim.

WHAT IT HASN’T

Ap­ple CarPlay, An­droid Auto, rear air vents.

OWN­ER­SHIP

Base ser­vic­ing is $1566 over five years/50,000km; some ser­vice items are ex­tra; 12 months/10,000km ser­vice in­ter­vals.

WHAT WE LIKED

Su­perb qual­ity, clean de­sign and pre­ci­sion engi­neer­ing in the best Ja­panese fash­ion. Loaded with safety tech. Voice con­trol that works. Comfy driver’s seat. Ag­ile, re­spon­sive dy­nam­ics. Good fuel econ­omy in town on reg­u­lar un­leaded. Big boot.

WHAT WE DIDN’T

It’s a $35,000 car with a $25,000 driv­e­train. Some tyre roar still ev­i­dent on coun­try roads. Rear seat’s a bit tight. Space­saver spare. Short war­ranty.

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