Superb family all-rounder will politely give rivals a bloody nose
Much better to drive than the A-Class it’s based on, plus it’s more useful than the saloon. Buy one of these, not a crossover
Not the most rounded family estate, but the big Pug oozes desirability. Much cooler than a 3 Series
The Peugeot 508 SW is a better car than the Citroen C5 Tourer it shares its chassis with.
A Top Gear award winner in 2016, and rightly so – Skoda’s big crossover is all things to all families.
More grown up and all the better for it. Priced very keenly too - it's a smart shout.
Skoda’s kept all of what we loved about the old Superb (size, space, value) and added updated interior tech and a genuinely stylish body. Verging on genius
A refreshing niche that ain’t a crossover, but not as sporty as billed
Only the interior isn't as good as the Golf. Beyond that, there's not a lot to split the Leon ST.
Another convincing effort from Hyundai and a tempting alternative to the more obvious Mondeo.
It's taken Volkswagen a surprising amount of time to get here, but finally we have a Golf Estate that's up with the best.
This is among the best compact estates on sale (partly because it isn’t really compact at all).
The Clubman has charm but, although roomier, it’s not as fun to drive as it was.
Well thought out, versatile and thoroughly decent family estate. The weeniest bit boring
The Kia Cee'd is the car that lobs the paving slab of reality into the windscreen of preconception. It might be a straight clone of a Toyota/Ford/VW hatch, but it’s a damn good one.