Volkswagen have, unfortunately, fallen foul of the no-button plague that seems to be sweeping across the automotive landscape.
This generation of the Tiguan has removed the buttoned climate control panel, and instead replaced it with a touch-button panel. It’s not the most intuitive of updates, but it is the way the world is going.
The rest of the interior, in typical Volkswagen fashion, is well-built and well laid out.
There’s plenty of space for five adults, with enough head space and knee space for all. It doesn’t feel squashed, and there’s plenty of room for two car seats in the back with an older child in the middle.
It might not stop the arguments, but it will get the whole family to where they need to be.
On the other side of the fight, Nissan haven’t caved to peer pressure, and the interior of the Qashqai still features a row of physical shortcut buttons on the dash, plus climate controls and a volume knob.
There are no traditional instrument dials, but the display is customisable and once it's set up how you want it, you’re good to go.
Top-spec cars also benefit from a head-up display, so you can keep your eyes on the road rather than having to look down whenever you need some key info.
The Qashqai is spacious enough for family life too, with plenty of space in the back for not just children but adults too. The cabin is also well-built, with plenty of padded surfaces, visible stitching and metallic details to give it a high-quality finish.