What we are looking for

  • Some might think that the growth in popularity of SUVs has all but seen off the estate car, but don’t go dismissing it just yet. Buyers looking for a family load-lugger that has decent boot space, reasonable practicality and a roomy interior can find all these qualities in a modern estate.
  • The best of them also offer an engaging drive and make everyday life easier with clever touches such as the ability to drop the rear seats onehanded, bag hooks to keep shopping in place and a flat load bay big enough for flat-pack furniture.
  • On top of that, our winners here need to have all the latest safety features and be excellent value for money.