Picking a favourite in this class is a very tricky process because just about everything is well-accomplished. However, the Volvo V60 edges ahead of similarly-priced rivals thanks to its tidy handling and great build quality and comfortable ride. And did we mention it’s blooming roomy? The Volvo V60 is a great estate carget the best price
Trim: R DESIGN Plus
Engine: 2.0 D3 
This 148bhp 2.0-litre diesel takes a claimed 9.9sec to go from 0-62mph, which isn’t that quick and it’s barely more efficient on CO2 output or MPG compared with the more powerful D4, so we’d opt for that instead. A six-speed manual is standard with an eight-speed auto optional.