What alternatives should I consider to a used Volvo V90 estate?
The V90 runs head to head with one of our favourite cars, the BMW 5 Series Touring. Here is a model plush and sophisticated enough to take on just about any car it chooses. It’s spacious, brilliantly appointed inside and great to drive, with a range of quiet and efficient engines. Our only criticism is that you have to add optional adaptive dampers to make it handle and ride as well as we know it can.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate has a range of strong, smooth engines, too, as well as a supple ride and a generous amount of standard equipment. It’s not quite as good to drive as the BMW, but it’s a strong contender with a vast boot, so it's a good used proposition.
The Audi A6 Avant offers an excellent ride and handling balance and comes with plenty of standard equipment. It’s also extremely refined and comes with a high-quality interior and a large boot.