From the outside it's one of the best looking SUVs in this price bracket. It's slick, shiny and has all the chrome on the front grille a girl could ever hope for.
It looks like a beefed up Tiguan. Like someone has been feeding it too many mini burgers and it's grown. But apparently it's not any wider than usual, only taller and longer, which gives it a sleeker rather than boxier shape.
The exterior definitely matches up to other cars even higher than the price bracket it sits in - those Europeans certainly know how to style their cars.
The interiors are good but quite basic. There's nothing flash or fancy, but everything fits in beautifully and the well-designed centre console area is clearly set out, I'm not fumbling to find anything.
You could call it understated chic, but it may feel a little below premium for some. The sense of refinement definitely grew on me over the week because you begin to notice how well things are finished and how everything makes sense.
I was in the Comfortline which comes standard with fabric seats, but mine had the 'Luxury package' optioned in, so it had leather seats and a panoramic sunroof.
The leather is not the highest grade so I wouldn't go out of my budget for those unless your children like to eat in the car (all of us, then).
There's a leather steering wheel (standard across the range) that feels beautiful under the hands and the digital dash is easy to use and switch between modes.