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Best estate cars for the outdoors adventurer

Best estate cars for the outdoors adventurer

Whether you're a keen explorer or your family love nothing more than embracing an outdoor lifestyle, it's important that you have the right set of wheels to feed your urge for adventure. Here's our guide to the best estate cars for the outdoor adventurer.

 

What is an estate car?

Estate cars are standard hatchback or saloon models that come complete with an extended rear end, optimising available boot space for outdoor adventures. Whether you need space for camping or sports equipment, suitcases, or other bulky items, estate cars are perfectly equipped to accommodate your needs.

Estate car features for exploring the outdoors

Offering ample boot space, incredible driving performance and a high standard of comfort, estate cars have long been a popular choice amongst families and those who love to get out and explore the outdoors.

Perfect for families looking to travel in style and comfort, estate cars are also incredibly versatile and there are a wide range of different models available from all the main manufacturers, so you are sure to find a vehicle that meets your needs, functionally and design style.

Best estate car for camping

Estate cars are ideal for camping, with many offering features such as air conditioning, USB ports, ISOFIX fittings, and more.

One of the best estate cars for camping is the Volvo V90. Performance driven, incredibly spacious and perfectly equipped to transport you to your camping destination, this family car has lots of boot space. The V90 Cross Country model has not only been designed and manufactured to meet your outdoor lifestyle needs, but it also scored 5 stars on the Euro NCAP safety ratings, too. So, you can be sure it will get you to your destination safely.

Best estate car for snowy conditions

Snow often provides the best adventures, especially if you're a fan of winter sports. Whether you're travelling to the slopes or through snowy conditions, the Audi A6 Allroad estate will allow you to manoeuvre the toughest conditions in style. Robust, dynamic and incredibly stylish, this luxurious vehicle also boasts Audi's 'Quattro' four-wheel drive system and offers plenty of space for all your equipment.

Best four-wheel drive estate car

Known for its outstanding driving dynamics and premium cabin, the BMW 3 Series Touring really is in a class of its own when it comes to high performance four-wheel drive estate cars.

Available with a wide range of engines and boasting BMW's renowned four-wheel-drive system, this vehicle brings together practicality and off-road performance in equal measures.

Best estate car for towing a caravan

Caravans are a great way to embrace an outdoor lifestyle and provide the perfect opportunity to hit the open road and explore lots of exciting destinations.

The Volkswagen Passat is one of the best estate cars for towing your caravan safely and securely. Offering incredible towing ability, this car brings together a smooth 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol and a punchy electric motor that provides a combined output of 218mph. With this in mind, this car is perfectly equipped to tow any caravan. 

Best small estate car for dogs 

No adventure is complete without your favourite furry friend in tow. The Skoda Superb Estate is one of the best cars out there for accommodating the travel needs of your pet. 

Featuring a huge 660-litre boot, there is plenty of space for your dog and the boot space also comes complete with lots of handy storage space for your dog's leads and toys. 

If you're looking for new family estate for your next adventure that is economically and environmentally friendly, explore our range of used cars and used vans. If you would like more information about any of our family estate cars, or need some expert advice, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We'd love to help!

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