The best estate cars in 2021 - and the one 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.....

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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 choices and reveal the models to avoid. If any take your fancy, simply click on the relevant links to find out more or see how much of a discount you could get by using our free New Car Buying service. Let's take a look: