The Courier-Mail - Motoring - - Road Test -

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. 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. 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. 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.

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