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Car of the Year Awards 2022: Best electric estate car

While estates lack the fashionable status of SUVs, they’re more practical. But an estate also needs to be a pleasure to spend time in, and easy to live with beyond the simple virtue of space...

Best electric estate car

MG 5 Long Range Excite

Car of the Year 2022 - MotorEasy

Of all the estate cars you can buy today, only three are electric: this MG 5 and the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo and Sport Turismo duo. The Taycans are at a definite advantage when it comes to performance, build quality and driving excitement – but then they cost three times as much as an MG 5.

Where the MG 5 really shines is in a line- up against hybrid estates. It comfortably undercuts even the cheapest plug-in hybrid Seat Leon Estate, while providing full zero-emissions motoring with the potential to save business users a fortune in company car tax. Plus, its official range of 250 miles on a full charge means it’ll take even long trips in its stride.

MG 5 2020 front seats

Sure, the Skoda Octavia Estate and other conventionally powered models give you a bigger boot and more interior space, but the MG 5 seats four tall adults comfortably enough. No other electric car comes close for practicality at the price.

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