What alternatives should I consider to a used Honda CR-V estate?
Stick a pin in any mainstream manufacturer’s product range and you’ll probably hit a seven-seat SUV, so there are many rivals for the Honda CR-V. The Peugeot 5008 has a far better third row and a much nicer interior design, while the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace has a greater range of petrol and diesel engines and tighter handling.
However, neither of those two are available hybrid, so your choices at the moment are limited to the Toyota RAV4 and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. As a plug-in hybrid, the latter can be driven for 25 miles on electric power alone, which should dramatically reduce your fuel bills. The RAV4 doesn’t drive as well as the CR-V, but it can tow more and comes with a longer warranty.