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These are the 20 best estates you can buy right now

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  1. BMW 3 Series Touring

    BMW 3 Series Touring

    "For the vast majority of us, the 3 Series Touring is all the car we could use or want. For the final one per cent there's the M3 Touring."

    Click here to read our full review of the BMW 3 Series Touring

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  2. Skoda Superb Estate

    Skoda Superb Estate

    “It’ll seat five adults in endless comfort, the boot could swallow a small country and no matter what trim level you go for, all get handy ‘Simply Clever’ features.”

    Click here to read our full review of the Skoda Superb Estate

  3. Mercedes E-Class Estate

    Mercedes E-Class Estate

    “Load it up with various family and accessories, point it at France and you’ll be so chilled you might well forget to turn off for the Channel Tunnel and end up in Dover.”

    Click here to read our full review of the Mercedes E-Class Estate

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  4. Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

    Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

    “In terms of raw figures its 405-litre load bay is not in the same league as an E-Class wagon (640 litres), but it does give the Cross Turismo added versatility over the regular Taycan.”

    Click here to read our full review of the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

  5. BMW 5 Series Touring

    BMW 5 Series Touring

    “You've got to get up early in the morning to find fault here. The new 5 Series is as good to drive as the BMW image (and better than what is often the actuality). And yet it's as refined and plush as a Mercedes E-Class.”

    Click here to read our full review of the BMW 5 Series Touring

  6. Volkswagen Golf Estate

    Volkswagen Golf Estate

    “Overall it’s a very accomplished thing, the Mk8 Golf Estate. Massively practical too – much more so than that crossover you’re inevitably thinking of buying.”

    Click here to read our full review of the Volkswagen Golf Estate

  7. Jaguar XF Sportbrake

    Jaguar XF Sportbrake

    “A wilfully traditional, likeable and keenly priced estate car. Tech and powertrains now improved too.”

    Click here to read our full review of the Jaguar XF Sportbrake

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  8. Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

    Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

    “This is the most complete Porsche Panamera launched since it first appeared over a decade ago.”

    Click here to read our full review of the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

  9. Kia Proceed

    Kia Proceed

    “While it isn’t as sporty as the hatchback in like-for-like spec, [the Proceed] is an attractive option over the chunkier Sportswagon.”

    Click here to read our full review of the Kia Proceed

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  10. Cupra Leon Estate

    Cupra Leon Estate

    “It's quick, and the sharp steering is beautifully progressive. It's secure on winter roads, useful and roomy, the ergonomics and driving position are great, and of course it feels snaky-low after any crossover.”

    Click here to read our full review of the Cupra Leon

  11. Peugeot 508 SW

    Peugeot 508 SW

    “The 508 SW is a very practical car and a more heart-than-head choice. You’ll want one for its looks, its individuality, its chic gallic flair. The big boot and sweet handling are bonuses.”

    Click here to read our full review of the Peugeot 508 SW

  12. Audi A4 Avant

    Audi A4 Avant

    "Audi’s smallest estate, and its heartland family car until all those crossovers came along and stole its thunder.

    "Launched in 2015 but comprehensively updated in 2019, the estate – or ‘Avant’ – is the one you want because it’s miles more practical than the saloon and, we think, better looking."

    Click here to read our full review of the Audi A4 Avant

  13. MG 5 EV

    MG 5 EV

    “There’s still a lot to be said for a solid small electric estate - even more so now that it’s got a dash of style.”

    Click here to read our full review of the MG 5 EV

  14. Toyota Corolla Sports Touring

    Profile exterior shot of Toyota Corolla ST

    “Beneath the smart styling is a car entirely focussed on hybrid power and thus making every drop of fuel last as long as the laws of physics will allow.”

    Click here to read our full review of the Toyota Corolla Sports Touring

  15. Skoda Octavia Estate

    Skoda Octavia Estate

    “You don’t need a crossover. You just don’t. An estate like the Octavia is cheaper to buy, cheaper to run, better to drive, more economical and just as practical as most of them.”

    Click here to read our full review of the Skoda Octavia Estate

  16. Citroen C5 X

    Static shot of Citroen C5 X in blue

    “Just because there's nothing like it doesn't mean it has no rivals. When you look at what people might own – a budget-brand big estate, or a midsize crossover most likely – the C5 X is fine value.”

    Click here to read our full review of the Citroen C5 X

  17. Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate

    Driving shot of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate

    “The new C-Class Estate makes a broadly good first impression with its S-Class-grade tech and comfy cabin.”

    Click here to read our full review of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate

  18. Audi A6 Avant

    Driving shot of the Audi A6 Avant

    "Handsome, very well made, reasonably comfortable and superbly practical, the A6 Avant will make a lot of sense to a lot of people."

    Read our review of Audi A6 Avant

  19. Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake

    Driving shot of VW Arteon Shooting Brake

    "Objectively, it’s a fine car. Good-looking, comfortable, well built, spacious and an ownership experience that won’t require too much mental lifting. Competitively priced, too."

    Read our review of Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake

  20. Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer

    Driving shot of the Vauxhall Astra Sport Tourer

    "It’s well-priced if you take into account the kit that comes as standard and the pure combustion powertrains are reasonably efficient and well-refined. It's handsome too: Vauxhall’s design department really is on a roll at the moment."

    Read our review of Vauxhall Astra ST

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