Best estate cars 2018 (and the ones to avoid)

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...

1. Best estate cars 2018 (and the ones to avoid)
The best and worst estate cars
Audi A4 Avant
Audi A4 Avant boot
Seat Leon estate
Seat Leon estate boot
Ford Mondeo estate
Ford Mondeo estate boot
Volkswagen Golf estate
Volkswagen Golf estate
Volkswagen Passat estate
Volkswagen Passat estate boot
Skoda Octavia estate
Skoda Octavia estate
Mercedes-Benz E-Class estate
Mercedes-Benz E-Class estate
Skoda Fabia estate
Skoda Fabia estate interior
BMW 5 Series Touring
BMW 5 Series Touring
Skoda Superb estate
Skoda Superb estate
Subaru Levorg
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The best estate cars offer more than just a big boot; the load area has to be a practical shape and allow easy access and the rear seats must be simple to fold flat.

These cars are often used for business as well as family motoring, so they need to combine a spacious, comfortable and well-equipped interior with low running costs and an enjoyable drive. And they need to do all that for an affordable price.

Here we count down our top 10 and reveal the models to avoid.

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