What we are looking for

  • If you’re looking for a car that combines a huge amount of boot space, decent practicality and a spacious interior all in one family-friendly package there’s a lot to be said for an estate. The very best examples have all of these qualities, and as a bonus they’re often much more engaging to drive than the equivalent SUV or MPV. Our favourite load-luggers will also be comfortable and well-equipped, as well as having all the latest safety kit. Find a good one and you’ll have one of the most complete cars you can buy.