WHAT IT’S GOT
Four airbags, stability control, trailer sway control, 6.3-inch colour touchscreen, satnav, Bluetooth, digital radio, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, voice control, four 12V outlets, front and rear parking sensors, rear camera, 19-inch alloys, leather trim, tyre pressure monitor, full-size alloy spare, Isofix and tether strap restraint anchors.
WHAT IT HASN’T
Curtain airbags, automatic emergency braking, radar cruise, lane departure warning or lane keeping, blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert, towbar, low-range gearing.
Servicing costs $2984 over five years/75,000km, with intervals of 12 months/15,000km.
WHAT WE LIKED
V6 slays the rivals and sets new standards for refinement, performance and fuel efficiency. On-road, raises the bar for handling, steering and braking, too. The most comfortable seats and driving position in the class. Seamless Bluetooth and voice control operation. Plenty of storage. Big tub.
WHAT WE DIDN’T
It doesn’t have the safety gear to match its price tag. No curtain airbags in the rear is ridiculous. Tight rear seat access and legroom. Small touchscreen icons difficult to hit on the move. Hard, cheap dash plastics. VW reliability baggage.