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Age 53 and 60 Job Re­tired Drive Subaru Legacy

San­dra: “We sat in the larger Volvo XC60 and liked it a lot, but our chil­dren have grown up now, so we’ve made the de­ci­sion to downsize.

“I’m pleased at how spa­cious the XC40 is – there’s plenty of head room in the front and the back – and the nu­mer­ous pock­ets and cub­by­holes will make it easy to keep the in­te­rior tidy.

“I wasn’t sure about the halfleather, half-nubuck seats you get on R-de­sign trim, but hav­ing now sat in them, I like them.

“We want a petrol en­gine and an au­to­matic gear­box, so the 190bhp T4 en­gine, which comes with four-wheel drive, is the one we’d go for in the XC40.”

Phil: “The XC40’S 9.0in por­trait-ori­ented in­fo­tain­ment screen is go­ing to take a bit of getting used to. But I like the fact that it puts all the key func­tions in one place. I don’t know if it will be easy to op­er­ate while driv­ing, though – per­haps us­ing the voice con­trol will be eas­ier.

“The XC40 also has a 12.3in dig­i­tal in­stru­ment dis­play, but that doesn’t look too com­plex. Getting out of our 15-year-old Legacy and into the XC40 is like go­ing from an old Nokia brick to a new smart­phone.”

‘The touch­screen puts all the key func­tions in one place’

Phil Cum­mings

The amount of tech­nol­ogy im­pressed Phil, as did the op­tional (£1000) sun­roof

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