Real-world MPG: estate cars that beat 54mpg
Our real-world fuel tests show you the most economical estate cars to buy right now, and all of them beat 54mpg...
Official 88.3mpg; True MPG 59.4mpg
Skoda's stretched Octavia Estate is huge inside and offers a range of truly economical engines. Poor refinement and ride quality stop it from reaching the top of this list, but it definitely deserves a place on your estate car shortlist. Like most Skodas, it also represents great value for money.
Official 72.4mpg; True MPG 61.5mpg
The Honda Civic Tourer deserves a space on your shortlist if pure carrying space is your priority. It's got a huge boot and clever seats that fold completely flat, giving you an impressive amount of space in the rear for luggage or bulkier items. In 1.6-litre i-DTEC form, it's also the most economical estate car we've tested.
Official 85.6mpg; True MPG 61.5mpg
The Estate version of Seat's Leon hatchback is a great all-rounder - it's practical and economical, and comes with plenty of standard equipment. There's also a sports-oriented Cupra version if you want hot-hatchback levels of performance. The 1.6-litre diesel engine tested here is also the powerplant we recommend in the ST, though.