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Best estate cars to suit your needs

Best estate cars to suit your needs

The Best Estate Cars That Will Suit Your Needs


Functional, practical, economical and stylish - estate cars have it all. But with so many models to choose from, it can be overwhelming when searching for an estate car to suit your needs. We've put together our ultimate list of the top estate cars - from lifestyle must-haves to stylish designs, you're sure to find the perfect estate car for you.


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Fastest estate car

Mercedes-AMG C63 S Estate - If you're the type of driver who looks for speed and performance in your vehicle of choice, look no further than the Mercedes-AMG C63 S Estate. A pure-bred muscle car at heart, this estate displays thunderous power, as well as being an equally great everyday drive for the family.


Best looking estate car

Audi A6 Avant - they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and that is no less true for cars. Although design preference is very much subjective, it's hard to argue that the Audi A6 Avant doesn't ooze sophistication. Housing a plush interior combined with a sleek, classic exterior, the A6 Avant is comfortable and quiet to drive, with plenty of space inside.

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Best performance estate car

BMW M5 Touring - a particular favourite of Jeremy Clarkson, the BMW M5 Touring is the ideal choice for those looking for a top performing vehicle. 0-62mph in just 4.8 seconds and a massive 1,650 litre boot with the seats folded, the M5 Touring offers excellent performance at a very reasonable price.


Best sport estate car

The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo - yes, you heard us right. Porsche's very own estate model might not look like your average estate car, but if a sporty drive and stylish design is what you're looking for, the Panamera has plenty of both.

There are a large range of engines to choose from, including plug-in hybrid variants for those of you who are eco-conscious, a top speed of an eye watering 192mph reaching 0-60mph in just 3.5 seconds. The Porsche Panamera may not be top of the list for practicality, but you won't find elegance and style to match elsewhere.


Best petrol engine estate car

Skoda Octavia Estate Mk3 - making regular appearances on top estate lists, the Skoda Octavia Mk3 Estate is well known as a brilliant all round estate petrol car. A perfect example of practicality meets comfort, the Octavia is an ideal addition for a growing family.

A sharp, sophisticated exterior houses a modern interior complete with a multitude of nifty features such as USB ports and smartphone storage. Not forgetting the generous 640 litre boot space.


Best electric estate car

MG Motors MG5 EV Excite - It's true that in the estate range, there isn't as much choice for purely electric engines like you might see elsewhere on the market. However, that isn't to say there aren't eco-friendly options available.

The MG Motors EV Excite is a fantastic option if you're looking for a purely electrical estate. With an impressive range of 214 miles between charges, a rapid charging speed of 48 minutes, 0 CO2 emissions and £0 tax, you won't be waiting long to enjoy the financial benefits of your electric estate, alongside the peaceful ride an electric vehicle promises.

CO2 emissions sit below the 50g/km limit, meaning you can enjoy the added bonus of a lower tax rate.

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Best 4x4 estate car

Audi A6 Allroad - The Audi A6 Allroad matches the striking style of the A6 Avant, whilst offering the added benefit of off-road capabilities.

Built with adventuring in mind, the A6 Allroad hosts a range of features, including a locking centre differential for added grip, a permanent 4-wheel drive system and a variable ride height that can be adjusted up to 45mm - meaning the Allroad can stand at 184mm above the ground - higher than a Jeep Renegade (impressive stuff)!

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Best automatic estate car

Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer - Automatic cars allow for a relaxed, efficient drive and the Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer is no exception.

Whether you're cruising around the Cornish coast and need extra space for your surfboard, are planning a few trips with some flat pack furniture, or need some extra space for a growing family or the addition of a pet, the Insignia Sports Tourer is a reliable choice.

A reasonably priced car with a wide range of engines available to suit your needs, this car is a great all-rounder, with the added benefit of a manual drive.


Best luxury estate car

Jaguar XF Sportbeak - it could be argued that the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo might fit neatly within this category too, the Jaguar XF Sportbreak has that extra something that makes it a formidable competitor when it comes to luxury.

The XF Sportbreak delivers the same high-class interior and superb handling as the saloon model, with the added benefit of a larger boot space for your family to enjoy the driving experience in comfort and style.

It may not be as quick as some of the other estates on our list, with 0-62mph taking 7.8 seconds, but who needs top speeds when you have the refined elegance of a smooth and enjoyable ride.


Most fuel-efficient estate car

Skoda Superb Estate - another Skoda addition to our list, the Superb Estate can be purchased as a hybrid model, saving you money on fuel and cutting the cost of tax.

The Skoda Superb truly lives up to its name as one of the best all round estate cars on the market, with masses of internal space, a sturdy and stylish exterior and reliable performance matched with a comfortable drive - it's a truly impressive machine.


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If you're still unsure which estate car to choose for your needs, take a look at our 10 Rules for Picking the Best Used Estate Car.

You can also explore our range of used estate cars and choose one to take for a test drive. Our expert team is on hand and are more than happy to help with your next estate car purchase.


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