What we are looking for

  • An estate car is all about the boot space, so there has to be a noticeable gain in capacity over a hatchback.
  • Space isn’t enough; we want to see practical touches that make the boot easy to load and able to carry bulky items.
  • There’s no point loading up a full boot if the car can’t cope with it; it has to be able to cruise for long distances in comfort.
  • No one wants to pay through the nose for a loadlugger, so good fuel economy is important.