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 D4 
The only engine available in the Cross Country is a 2.0-litre 187bhp diesel that’s connected to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive. It’s our favourite engine in the regular V60 range, proving refined on the move, with plenty of power.