Space is the name of the game in the estate car class, which is why the Peugeot 508 saloon might not seem like an obvious contender to get a long-booted reworking.
You see, in the saloon version, while the sleek sloping roofline looks cool, it actually means that rear head room is pretty restricted, and the boot isn’t much to shout about by executive car standards.
But leave your preconceptions at the door. The estate version of that car – called the 508 SW – has been subjected to some clever repackaging which, on paper, gives it many of the credentials you’d hope for to be a hit in this class.
Read on to find out, and for our suggestions on the best versions to buy. And don’t forget, if you do want to buy a 508 SW, or any other new car for that matter, head to the New Car Buying section on our website, where you could save thousands on your next car.