Best and worst estate cars 2021

The best estate cars are spacious, great to drive and packed with tech. Here are the models we recommend – and the ones to steer clear of...

Volkswagen Golf Estate

4. Volkswagen Golf Estate

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The Golf Estate is one of those cars that does exactly what it says on the tin, combining the strengths that have consistently kept the Golf hatchback near the top of the UK sales charts with a bigger boot. It's a quiet cruiser with a supple ride and an upmarket interior.

Volvo V60 front three quarters

The V90 may be the biggest estate in the modern Volvo range, but it's the V60 that's the company's best. It's still a very roomy choice and feels every bit as classy, yet it's cheaper to buy and run and both more comfortable and more enjoyable to drive.

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2. BMW 5 Series Touring

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New BMW 5 Series Touring vs Mercedes E-Class Estate vs Volvo V90

The latest 5 Series Touring shows BMW at the top of its game. This is a hugely appealing luxury estate car because it's comfortable, quiet and enjoyable to drive, with an interior that's as classy as it is practical. Plus, standard self-levelling suspension helps it cope with the heftiest of loads.