AT A GLANCE

Mercury (Hobart) - Cars Guide - - ROAD TEST -

WHAT IT’S GOT Seven airbags, sta­bil­ity con­trol, auto head­lights, 16-inch al­loys, rear park­ing sen­sors, cam­era, eight-inch touch­screen, Blue­tooth, oth, Ap­ple CarPlay/An­droid Auto com­pat­i­bil­ity, dig­i­tal ra­dio, nav­i­ga­tion iga­tion with traf­fic up­dates and speed cam­era alerts, tyre pres­sure mon­i­tor, full-size ull-size spare.

WHAT IT HASN’T

Au­to­matic emer­gency brak­ing, radar cruise, blind spot mon­i­tor­ing, rear cross traf­fic alert, lane de­par­ture warn­ing, rear air­con vents.

OWN­ER­SHIP

Ser­vic­ing costs $1395 over five years/75,000km, with in­ter­vals of 12 months/15,000km.

WHAT WE LIKED

Great value, es­pe­cially when it goes drive-away, no more to pay. Out­stand­ing qual­ity, dura­bil­ity and re­li­a­bil­ity. Long war­ranty. Low run­ning costs. Well equipped. High-grade in­fo­tain­ment in base model. User friendly dash lay­out. Tidy han­dling and a com­fort­able ride. Full-size spare.

WHAT WE DIDN’T

Dull, de­riv­a­tive ex­te­rior styling. Tight­ish rear with no vents. Deep boot with high load lip. Re­mote con­trol steer­ing. Heavy. 2.0-litre atmo en­gine lacks ac­ces­si­ble torque. Auto hunts on hills.

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