The car is well designed and thought out, but not necessarily well executed.
I like the features such as electric rear opening doors and rotatable seats.
The satellite navigation system is good although not as comprehensive as some of my colleagues - it does not have traffic updates built in, nor can you set a destination by post code. However it gets you to where you want to go!
The seating is tight for 7 people. You'd only want toddlers in the back two seats. Look at the photographs in the brochure and you'll see that the front row of seats are pushed quite forward. This means that with me at the driving seat (190cm) and an adult behind me there is virtually zero, maybe 10cm, of legroom for the back row. Of course with three rows you also have the smallest amount of space for luggage.
The 2.2HDi engine is smooth and strong, but I'm disappointed by the mpg that is reported by the built in trip computer. 31mpg is far from good for a diesel. It's also very poor on the emissions - an important issue for those of you paying company car tax.
Overall I like the car - it's very car, not van, like. But the build quality is more becoming of it's Fiat brother. Don't get me wrong it's reliable and well designed, but I don't know that I wouldn't go for an Espace or even large estate car in the future.